268 How Do You Determine The Potential Size of A Podcast Audience? Facebook Now Allows Unpublished Posts. And So Much More!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 13, 2012

in Podcast Answer Man

How Do You Determine The Potential Size of A Podcast Audience?
In this week's episode, Eddy called in to ask if it is possible to determine the potential size of a podcast audience. He explained that he was trying to find out if there is “enough of an audience there waiting” for a certain topic.

Eddy mentioned that he is considering the creation of a podcast around a niche passion, though he didn't share which niche topic, and is afraid that he may be the only person with this passion. He also added a second question, asking how you go about transitioning a podcast from a hobby into a full blown business than can support a family.

To hear my responses to these questions and concerns, please have a listen to the episode. Note, I did make reference to two books that Eddy should check out. I'll post links to them below.

Tribes by Seth Godin
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Manually Subscribing To A Podcast in the Podcasts iOS App
Tim Chaten notified me that you can manually add RSS feeds by entering the RSS FEED URL into the search bar and hit enter. Must be in the library, not the catalog search. It's the search box at the time when you have the PODCASTS tab open. I explain a little further in the episode as well as share some additional thoughts on the Podcasts App.

Submit A Session For New Media Expo – NMX
The speaker submission deadline for the New Media Expo conference is July 3st. If you are a podcaster and have any interest in speaking on the Podcasting Track in Las Vegas, coming up in January, the please be sure to click here to submit your session before the end of the day on July 31st. I'll be reviewing all submissions during the 2nd week of August. Please feel free to submit more than one sessin.

Random Plug of The Week
This week’s random plug of the week goes out to the Crimson Cord Podcast by James Caso. If you check out his show and like it, please be sure to let him know you heard about the show from The Podcast Answer Man!

Social Media Update
On this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss the following:
– Facebook now allows unpublished posts on page accounts.
– Facebook now allows scheduled posting on pages.
– Facebook now allows you to edit your comments.
– Highlighting posts to make images full-width.

Podcast Artwork for $175
Most podcasters do not invest enough into the artwork for their podcast. The truth is that your podcast artwork is often what sets the 1st impression for your podcast. This is especially true when it comes to those who find your show in a podcast directory.

I've been working with Jenny Hamson for several years and she does all my podcast artwork. I've also personally contracted her to do the artwork for all of my coaching and consulting clients. In all the years that I have worked with Jenny, she's never failed to provide artwork that not only meets expectations but delivers far more than could have been anticipated. If you are looking for artwork, please contact Jenny Hamson today and tell her that Cliff sent you!

I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!
I started Podcast Answer Man in December of 2006. Would you believe that until April 2012, I never spent much energy to ask anyone to provide a rating and/or review for this show in iTunes?

If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer.

I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five start rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man. Here are the iTunes reviews that have been posted from 5/26/2012 through 6/21/2012.

If you find that the Podcast Answer Man podcast has been valuable to you, would you consider rating and reviewing it in iTunes? If so, please click here.

The Podcast Mastermind
One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader!

Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!

Are you willing to invest in your future success?
Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?
Are you wiling to commit to your personal and professional growth?

If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!

Blue Host Affiliate Signup
I want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

Accounts that were created recently:
http://mygreenmentor.com
http://scottakridge.com

Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and my not have been transfered to BlueHost just yet.

Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affilate programs only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer new podcasters ONE MONTH FREE when they sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up!

PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I 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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