Podcast Answer Man


Less Shows Moving Forward?
One of the thing that puzzles me is the number of people who seem to want to follow in my footsteps of creating a large number of podcasts. Since I started podcasting in December of 2005, I have launched at least 24 of my very own podcasts. At one point, I was producing an average of 15 to 17 podcast episodes every single week.

In this episode, I mention, for the firs time in public, that I’ve been thinking about drastically decreasing the number of shows that I am actively producing. Just this past week, I’ve updated my gspn.tv show description page to show that I am currently only actively producing ten shows at this time. Even with this reduction, I’m still producing a minimum of six shows each and every week.

I recently ended the Almost Daily Devotional podcast after 166 episodes. I decided that the content of that podcast should fit perfectly into another show that I had been producing called the “About The Church” podcast. Since I in the mood to make changes, I made the decision that I would go ahead an rebrand the About The Church podcast so that it would become the “Encouraging Others Through Christ” podcast from this point forward.

This is a perfect example of how I took two shows and combined them into one single show. The same content will continue to be produced, but in a single show instead of two. In 2012, I’ll be evaluating all the shows that I am actively producing to see if there is a way that I might be able to do something similar to reduce the number of shows so that I may focus more time and energy on making each show the best it can be.

Mission Statements and Core Values
I did a significant edit on opening of this episode before I uploaded it to the servers. I did leave enough of the original content to let you know that I have been inspired to take some time to develop a mission statement and to write down what my core values are, both for my business, and my personal life. I did this for gspn.tv several years ago and it helped me tremendously. However, I never got around to doing it for my consulting/coaching business. I was reminded of just how important this is while I was listening to where my good friend, Dan Miller, was being interviewed on episode 10 of Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Podcast.

Facebook Thumbnail Previews
Special thanks to Bill who called in and left some feedback to explain where Facebook looks for the images it chooses for the Facebook Thumbnail previews on shared links. This is extremely valuable information to those of us who hope our community will share our content with their friends on Facebook.

Feedburner Stats?
Daniel from the Special Chronicles podcast called in to ask about how might best track his podcast downloads since the new version of feedburner seems to show a slightly different number than the old version. In my response, I mention Podtrac.com.

Blue Host Hosting
I quickly mentioned that I have an affiliate relationship with Blue Host Hosting. I’ve had a relationship with Blue Host for several years and have hundreds of clients who are hosting their WordPress powered podcast on their hosting platform. If you want to read my full thoughts on podcast hosting, I encourage you to check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/hosting.

Random Plug of The Week
This week’s random plug of the week goes out to Tommy G. Kendrick from ActorsTalkPodcast.com. Tommy has done an amazing job on launching a great looking website and an AMAZING SOUNDING first episode. If you know anyone who is an actor, director, or otherwise involved in this industry, please consider telling them about Tommy’s new show.

Getting Your Podcast Into GetGlue
Wayne called in to ask if it was still possible to get a podcast listed in the Get Glue social network. This is a social network that was designed to allow you to share what music you are listening to or what movies or tv shows you were watching. However, some folks found out that you could also share what podcasts you were listening to.

While I do have several of my gspn.tv shows listed in the Get Glue directory, I am not responsible for getting them submitted. It was my friend, Geoff Gentry, who added these shows. I’ve reached out to Geoff and he told me that he would be willing to explain if this is still possible in the comments section below. Please check the comments section for that update.

Listed On Stitcher Radio
I briefly mention that you can now find Podcast Answer Man and many other gspn.tv shows in Stitcher Radio. I hope to get around to inviting the folks from Stitcher onto an upcoming episode of Podcast Answer Man to learn a little more about this company and what all they have in the works.

In the episode, I share that I have a few reservations about the service, as it stands today. However, I am excited about anyone who is making way in the realm of getting podcasting built into car radios of the future!

You can download the Stitcher App at http://stitcher.com/gspn. If you sign up, please do use promo code “GSPN” to let them know that you heard about them from me.

Where Are They Now?
In this week’s Where Are They Now interview, I talk with Scott Iardella from StealthBody.com. Scott had produced twenty episodes of the “Smart Fitness Coach” podcast and things were going pretty well until he got hit with a Cease and Desist Notice from the legal department of a company that stated he was infringing upon their trademark. In our conversation, you’ll hear how Scott dealt with this shocking blow.

It is my hope that Scott’s story does not do anything to add to the excuses of those of you who have not yet launched your show. In sharing my own personal trademark issue from a few years back, I hope that you come away from this episode understanding that in both cases, Scott and I did not allow this to knock us out of the race. In fact, we are both extremely thankful that things turned out the way that they did.

I think it’s also important to note that out of well over one thousand podcasters that I personally know, I am only aware of three that have ran into such a trademark issue and actually received a cease and desist letter from a lawyer. Scott and I are two of those three.

I also hope that our conversation provides other valuable insights for you to apply to your own podcasting journey as well.

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

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Not A Fan of FeedValidator.org
Gordon called to say that when he ran his rss feed through FeedValidator.org, he found that it was reporting errors with his rss feed. He wanted to know if I had any thoughts on what might be causing some of these issues.

In response to Gordon, I pretty much shared that I am not much of a fan of this feed validation service as it’s really not that relevant to whether or not your rss feed is configured properly to produce your podcast. In fact, a quick look at the validation report for my Podcast Answer Man rss feed will show you that I also have plenty of “recommendations.” The only thing that matters is whether or not your feed is “valid” and whether or not it is delivering your content to your subscribers.

More Than One Podcast With Libsyn?
Michael called in to say that he heard me, in the past, mention that it is possible to use a single Libsyn account to host the .mp3 files for multiple shows and was wondering if I was wondering how that works. I do my best to quickly answer this question in the epsisode.

Blue Host Hosting
This week, I quickly mentioned that I have an affiliate relationship with Blue Host Hosting. I’ve had a relationship with Blue Host for several years now and have hundreds of clients who are hosting their WordPress powered podcast on their hosting platform. If you want to read my full thoughts on podcast hosting, I encourage you to check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/hosting.

Should you invest in an iPad?
Mark called in to ask me how I am using my iPad in my business. He seemed like he was looking for me to convince him that it was worth pulling the trigger on his purchase. However, I’m not sure that he was expecting the answer that I gave in this episode.

In response to Mark, I did mention the iSoundByte app which is the app that acts as a remote to control the desktop version of SoundByte.

I also mentioned the Sound Byte app, which is made by the same company but, unlike the “iSoundByte” app, this app is designed to actually store the sound clips on the iPad and is connected to the desktop version of the app. I’m not a fan of this stand alone app as there is a “nearly one second” delay between the time you tap on the button to play a sound clip and when the sound clip actually starts playing.

Where Are They Now?
In this week’s Where Are They Now interview, I talk with Todd Clift from MoonstoneCellars.com. In 2001, Todd was downloading audio recordings on radio shows before podcasting came about. By the time he needed to do a long commute to work, podcasting was available and he started to subscribe to his favorite shows. He tried Satellite radio first, but decided to go all in with audio podcasting and hasn’t listened to anything else, while driving his truck, since.

Todd decided that podcasting would be be good for his business, a winery! And he created the podcast, Wine Word of the Day. Early in our conversation, Todd decided to purchase the WineWordofTheDay.com domain which is is simply forwarding to his podcast category on his business website.

Todd was so excited about his existing show, he was already thinking about creating additional shows. I had suggested that if the intended target audience is the same for the other shows, that he might consider combining all that content into a single show, producing it more consistently, rather than fragmenting his audience. If you listen to his December 23rd episode, you’ll see that he actually took this advice to heart.

One of the most exciting things that I feel came out in this interview was that Todd had a mission/purpose for his podcast when he decided to launch it. He wanted to use his podcast to build a deeper relationship with his customers so that it would help foster greater customer retention.

About a week after we recorded this interview, I got an email from Todd saying…

Thanks again for offering up so much advice during the interview! It was like getting a free consulting service. And I just wanted you to know that I am using all of your recommendations!

It is my hope that our conversation will be of as much value to you as it was to Todd. If you have any thoughts or reactions to this episode, please do leave a comment in the comments section below.

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

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Celebrating Six Years of Podcasting!
It was December 16th, 2005 when I published my very first audio podcast to the web. Little did I know that this event would radically transform my life. I started off this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man with my thoughts from six years of creating audio content for the web and building a community and business around it.

Random Highlight
I wanted to send my congratulations to Jenn Swanson on the launch of her new podcast at CommunicationDiva.com. If you listen to her first episode, you’ll learn that just a few short months ago, she didn’t even know what blogging was all about, let alone the world of podcasting. To see her online presence today should inspire anyone who’s been stuck with the paralysis by analysis.

You Simply MUST Listen To Episode 116 of Social Media Serenity
As I mentioned in this episode, I spent great deal of time talking with my co-host, Erik J. Fisher, about the LiveFyre commenting system and the amazing opportunities that Twitter’s new embedded tweets now offers to those of us who produce content for the web.

I highly suggest that everyone listen to episode 116 of Social Media Serenity. It is almost as if you have the benefit of a whole additional episode of Podcast Answer Man this week.

Static Home Page or Dynamic List of Recent Posts?
Tim called to ask what the benefits and drawbacks of having a static home page are compared to having the home page of your site simply list the most recent posts that you have made to your site. In the episode, I gave some thoughts on this subject and shared why I almost always have the most recent posts listed as my home page on PodcastAnswerMan.com.

Interview With Greg Willits
In this week’s “Where Are They Now?” interview, I talk with Greg Willits. If first learned about Greg, and his wife Jennifer Willits back in 2005 when I started listening to their Rosary Army Podcast, which happened to be the word’s first Catholic organization to the podcasting platform.

One of the most interesting things about my relationship with Greg and Jennifer, and the content they produced, is that I am not Catholic. By listening to my conversation with Greg, you will learn why I fell in love with the content they produced and how it was a major source of inspiration for the Family From The Heart podcast.

In August of 2008, after three years of podcasting, Greg and Jennifer were offered a full-time position as radio show hosts for The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Today, you can still hear Greg and Jennifer every Monday through Friday from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Time on their The Catholics Next Door radio show.

One of the reasons I wanted to have Greg on the show was to highlight how starting with a single podcast, building a large community, mixed with a lot of time, energy, and intentionality can lead to some pretty darn amazing opportunities.

It helps to step out of the box and get creative with other media channels as well. That’s exactly what Greg and Jennifer, in conjunction with SQPN, did with their “That Catholic Show.” Have a look at the following embedded video and you will quickly understand how this project brought them an even greater level of exposure.

Recently, Greg and Jennifer teamed up with fellow Catholic podcasters, and friends, Mac Barron and Katherine Barron to create a pilot for a television sitcom for Catholic TV. The sitcom is called Mass Confusion. I’m embedding the pilot episode below.

During my conversation with Greg, he hinted at the new project that he is working on at NewEvangelizers.com. I’m excited to see what he’s got in store for this new media adventure.

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

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Please Spread The Word!
This week, I started the episode off by talking about my good friends Barry and Lynne Morgan, from SimpleGoodLifeNetwork.com. Many of you may recall that I interviewed Barry and Lynne back in episode 208 of Podcast Answer Man.

Barry emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that he has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer and had asked me if I would please pray for himself and Lynne as well during this time. This week, Barry had asked if I would be willing to have a call with him to discuss a few decisions he needed to make and we had that call on Tuesday of this week.

I was so inspired by Barry’s courage and faith in the midst of what he is going through and I became very excited to learn about how he plans to share his faith and his journey in a brand new podcast that he and Lynne are launching at http://GodIsBiggerThanCancer.com.

I want to personally ask that everyone go and subscribe to their podcast, give it a five star rating, and leave a review for them in iTunes by CLICKING HERE. I would also like to ask you to follow them on TWITTER and like them on FACEBOOK. And if you know anyone who has been touched by cancer, would you please tell them to check out Barry & Lynne’s podcast.

As I am writing this, I know at the first episode is not yet online. However, I know that Barry and Lynne have set aside everything else and will be focusing on three things. Those three things are prayer, seeking wise counsel and searching through information on various treatment options, and sharing everything they learn and their experience in this podcast as means of being a Faith, Hope and Healing resource for those afflicted with the deadliest forms of cancer and their families and loved ones.

Please do help me spread the word!

Posts Per Category Plugin
Did you ever wish you could set the number of posts that are included in the rss feed for each category independently? Up till now, you only had the option of a general setting that controlled the number of posts that are included in the RSS feeds of your site overall.

However, my great friend Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com has created a FREE PLUGIN that allows you manually choose how many posts for each category independently.

In this episode, Pat joins me to explain why and how this Posts Per Category Plugin came about. Pat all mentioned the WP Smush.it Plugin and the site web-sniffer.net.

What If You Can’t Talk?
Nick called in to ask for advice of what to do if your voice is giving out on you and you have a weekly show that must go on. I shared a few options that came to mind off the top of my head. Do you have some additional thoughts? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

Getting Audio From My Computer Speakers?
Tony called in to ask if there was an easy way to listen to music from his computer speakers on hi iMac outside of manually unplugging the cord from the speaker jack of the iMac each and every time he’s not using his mixer and wants to listen to iTunes, Pandora, or when watching a YouTube video.

I shared how I handle this on my own setup. Is there a configuration tool that he can download to force his computer to ignore that the speaker jack has a cable plugged into it? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

What If I Make Mistakes And Lose Listeners?
Cassius Morris, from The Creatures of The Net podcast, called in to share that he’s made some mistakes that have cost him some listeners. He’s share that he has learned a lot from these mistakes, yet he notices that he’s not getting very much feedback.

In the episode, I share some thoughts on what to focus on in a situation like this and some thoughts on how to handle the feedback situation. Do you have some thoughts to add? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

How Can I Change My RSS Feed From One Website To Another?
Marshall called in to ask if there was an easy way to redirect his feed from one website over to the rss feed of another website. In the episode, I share that there is no “easy” way to do this, however, if you do have full control of that feed there is “a” way to do it. I simply recommend that he check out my iTunes Redirect Video Blog Post. I also shared that if he does not have full control over that old rss feed, then he should listen to episode 200 of Podcast Answer Man where I talk about what to do when your feed is held hostage.

Keep An Eye On Wooden Boat Dan – Dan Mattson
In this episode, I include an interview that I did with Dan Mattson from HookedOnWoodenBoats.com. For anyone who argues that it simply isn’t possible to launch a successful business around a passion about something as unique as wooden boats, then I suggest that you follow Dan’s story over the next five years and watch how he pulls off the impossible.

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

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The Canon HF G10 Camera
This week, I started the episode off by talking about how and why I have been dabbling with video more and more lately. Those who know me, know that I am a strong believer that there is more power in audio podcasting than there is in video podcasting. However, I believe that there is so much you can do to compliment the audio content that you produce by randomly creating video content as well.

In the episode, I shared that the video interview that I did with Leo Laporte was recording using my Canon HFG10 camera. Click play and look at the amazing quality that you can get with this camera.

iTunes 10.5.1 Fixes .mp3 Artwork Preview
In episode 233, I had shared the reason why the desktop icons of .mp3 files were not displaying the artwork after they were successfully tagged with an image file. I am happy to announce that the latest update to iTunes finally resolves this issue for us.

Audio Levels
Mark called to ask what process I go to to make sure that my audio levels are consistent throughout my show and he also wondered how I decide “how hot” to make my audio when getting ready to do export the file.

Mark also asked how I go about getting consistent audio levels between caller to caller when the audio levels of all the audio feedback that comes in are at different volume levels. I share the answer to all Mark’s questions in the episode.

What is Apple Core Media?
Dave called in to say that he has upgraded to a Libsyn account that offers “advanced stats.” He wants to know what the Apple Core Media stands for. I share the answer to this question in the podcast episode.

Is The Roland R-05 Discontinued?
Mark P called in to ask if the Roland R-05 has been discontinued. He said he was able to pick one up for only $100 and wondered if it were a sign that they were no longer being produced. I answer this in the episode, but I’ll go ahead and state it here. The Roland R-05 is still in production and I still love this recorder!

What if a story I linked to goes Away?
Dan Mattson called to say that a publication did a story about him and his podcast recently. He linked to that story in his show notes. However, he wanted to know if there was another way to get a copy of that story just in case the publisher ever decided to remove it from their public website.

Get Amazing Stuff for only $5
My good friend, Dr. Soram Khalsa, told me about http://fiverr.com. Check it out some time. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get for only five bucks!

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

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A Video Blog Style Update:
Every now and then, I like to sit and think about all the wonderful things I have experienced on my journey in pursuing the work that I love and feel called to. If I were to talk about all the blessings that have come my way in 2011, the video below would be at least eight hours long. Instead of sharing everything, I figured I’d hit record on the video camera and simply start sharing the things that come to mind in under 20 minutes. The video below is the result of this recording session.

Things mentioned in this video blog post:
– Episode 483 of Pursuing A Balanced Life – http://gspn.tv/pabl483
– Episode where I declared my focus on The Year of Providence – http://gspn.tv/pabl485
– Podcasting A to Z – http://PodcastingAtoZ.com
– Podcaster’s Mastermind Group – Details Coming Soon!
– The launch of a new podcast – http://GeekologyToday.com
– Why I Do What I Do – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/why

Is a video blog update like this something that interests you? If you enjoy this kind of video blog update, please let me know in the comments section below.

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My Interview With Leo Laporte
Folks, I am so excited to share this interview with with you. There is no doubt that this will forever be one of my all time favorite episodes of Podcast Answer Man. I’d encourage you to watch the interview via the video that I have embedded below.

At the same time, I’d also like to encourage you to then listen to this audio podcast episode to hear some of my commentary on many of the topics that Leo and I discussed in this interview. I have also included several notes below the the video.

Notes From This Audio Podcast:
In this audio podcast episode, gave some additional commentary on some of the topics that Leo and I discussed. Below are the notes and links that I mentioned that I would share.

– Occupy TWiT Video Post – Click Here
– Meeting Leo Video Post – Click Here
– Post with video of Leo saying podcasting is dead. – Click Here
– Post with Leo saying that nobody cares about video. – Click Here
– Post with Leo saying audio is what people really want. – Click Here
– New York Times Article That I Mentioned. – Click Here

Leo Talks About The Beginning of TWiT:
In this interview Leo shares a brief history of how he first got started in podcasting when a young listener, Matt Bishoff, called in to say that he noticed that Leo was already putting the .mp3 recordings of his radio show on the website and asked why he wasn’t turning them into a podcast.

In April 2005, Leo began to record conversations about technology news with friends from his TechTV days. He mentioned how much of a pain it was to get all of the equipment set up and working each week and how much of a pain it was, spending hours every week, doing post production to salvage whatever he could of the horrible sounding audio. He shared how he got better at doing it over time and how technology and the equipment available improved as well.

Leo Talks About TWiT Revenue:
Over the years that I have been following Leo, I have been able to capture bits and pieces of information that he had shared, in between live show recordings, about the amount of income that his TWiT network was generating. Until now, I’d only been able to report from what I had heard Leo say. However, in this interview, Leo was kind enough to give us some really great ballpark figures for the record.

2005: TWiT brought in between $60,000 to $70,000 in donations.
2007: TWiT brought in approximately $300,000 in ad revenue.
2008: TWiT brought in approximately $600,000 in ad revenue.
2009: TWiT brought in approximately $1.2 Million in ad revenue.
2010: TWiT brought in approximately $4 Million in ad revenue.
2011: TWiT will bring in approximately $5 Million to $6 Million in ad revenue.

Leo’s Stats Show That The Power Is In The Audio Podcast:
Leo was also kind enough to give us a great idea of about how much revenue is generated from each audio, video, and live streaming. The main example he gave was the show This Week in Tech which is what he describes as a “Talking Heads” show. This show has an audience of 175,000 to 200,000 people who consume each and every episode.

When it comes to the downloads of this show, 80% of the downloads are from the audio podcast and 20% of the downloads are from the video podcast.

When it comes to understanding where the money generated from a show like This Week in Tech, Leo estimates that 75% of the revenue comes from the audio podcast, 20% of the revenue comes from the video podcast, and only 5% of the revenue comes from the live streaming content.

Leo Is On The Record – He Says Podcasting IS NOT DEAD!:
For me, one of my favorite parts of our discussion was when I asked Leo if he felt that the technology, known as podcasting, which is delivering episodic media, either audio or video, via an rss feed, was dead. His response was, “Oh Gosh, it’s far from dead.”

Now Leo has a dream of creating an online live streaming network that would be something like a Geek version of CNN on the internet. However, from our conversation, it is clear that while he believes that is his future that he is hoping for, he does not think that podcasting is dead.

He believes, as do I, that podcasters should consider multiple distribution channels for getting their content out there. However, for me, I still suggest that getting started with an audio podcast is the best way to go. It’s obvious that is where a majority of his audience is coming from. As linked above, I have a clip of audio where Leo has said that he understands, fully, that “audio is what people really want.” Also, it is possible to create professional sounding audio with a small investment in equipment compared to what it would cost to create professional quality content for video podcasts or live streaming.

Leo’s thoughts on how to succeed with podcasting:
Leo shared some thoughts on what he thinks it would take for someone to find true success in making a living from creating content, to put yourself in the list of the hundreds of people who are able to pull it off.

These are the exact same things that I had shared in my BlogWorld LA talk just the day before I did this interview and what I have been telling my consulting/coaching clients for years. I could not agree more with what Leo said, which I will quote below.

In the interview, Leo said…

Whether you do audio, video, or live, you should aim at a narrow niche of enthusiasts. If you can hit that niche well, those people will support you, and you can make a living doing this. The trick is to aim it at an audience that you know, that you are a part of, that you love, that you understand, that you can SO SUPER SERVE, and by super serving that audience, by building community, I think you can have success.

I could not agree more. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this interview even half as much as I enjoyed doing it and providing it here for you. I’d love it if you’d be willing to leave a comment below and let me know if this interview has inspired you in any way.

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My BlogWorld LA 2011 Talk
I am so excited to share my BlogWorld LA 2011 talk with you here in this episode of Podcast Answer Man. The talk was titled “Forget CPM! Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income From Your Podcasting Efforts.” The audio of this is included in the podcast feed. However, I’m also embedding the video of my talk below.

I hope that the biggest takeaway, from my talk, will be the formula for success that I focus on within the first 20 minutes of my talk. It is my belief that if you do not have the solid foundation that I share in this formula, you will not be able to duplicate the success I have found.

Furthermore, if you follow the formula of success that I provide, I believe you will find that you don’t want to simply try to duplicate the streams of income that I have pursued, but you’ll become very creative in coming up with your own ideas for generating income in the process.

Here’s the video:

PODCAST CONSULTING: I’m available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I’d love to work with you. I’m able to work with you using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

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Recording From The Road
In this special episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am joined by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt from FightingAnorexia.com and MyInterContinentalLife.com. Together, while driving from Petaluma to Oakland California, we give you our review of BlogWorld LA and share our amazing journey of visiting the TWiT Studio.

Meeting Leo Laporte
There is no doubt that you will hear the excitement in my voice when you hear me share what it was like to finally get to meet Leo Laporte. You’ll have to listen to the episode to hear just how amazing this visit was.

WOW! What an amazing trip this has been!

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Podcamp Cincinnati Reactions
I kick off this episode of Podcast Answer Man by giving my reactions the first ever, Podcamp Cincinnati. I share why I felt that this was one of the best Podcamp experiences to date.

Missing Artwork Previews On The Mac
Katie Davis called in to say that she watched the video on tagging on my LearnHowToPodcast.com tutorial and noticed that the artwork previews were working on my display in that tutorial but she is not able to to get them to show up on her Mac. In the episode, I explain why this is.

Confused About Hosting
Emily called in to say that she is confused about the hosting of a podcast. I try to bring a little clarity to this matter and suggest that she watch part 1 and part 4 of the tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com.

MDX 4600 Tutorial Feedback
Tommy sent some audio feedback regarding my MDX 4600 video tutorial. I share my thoughts regarding the reactions that I have received regarding this tutorial. If you are looking to purchase the Behringer MDX4600, you can find my tutorial by clicking here.

Testing Out ShareBar Plugin
I recently made the decision to try out the ShareBar plugin. In the episode, I share some of my initial thoughts on the plugin. What I like about it and what I am not so crazy about. Do you have a social sharing plugin that you enjoy using on your site? Please tell me in the comments section.

Want to attend BlogWorld LA?
If you want to attend BlogWorld LA, you can use my promo code RAVEN20 to save 20% off the cost of the conference. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

My BlogWorld LA Talk
Link: http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/forgetcpmtalk

Title: Forget CPM! Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income FromYour Podcasting Efforts!

Description: As a full-time podcast producer and podcast consulting/coach, Cliff Ravenscraft left his career in insurance, of 11 years, to pursue his passion of podcasting in January of 2008.

In this session, Cliff will share how he generated just over $177,000 in income in 2010 and you will hear the story behind why one listener sent him a contribution of $12,000 to support the content of Cliff’s Generally Speaking Production Network.

This session will also feature stories of many of Cliff’s consultant/coaching clients who have also achieved similar success from their podcasting efforts over the past several years. All of which were achieved without the use of CPM advertising!

gspn.tv LA Meetup
Friday, November 4th at 7pm PST
RSVP at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/lameetup

More details about the location of this event will be posted in the Facebook event once I have them. The meetup will almost certainly be close to the LA Convention Center where BlogWorld is being held.

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