The Podfly team and I attended Podcast Movement last month and there were some common faces I had seen walk past our booth from the New Media conference we had attended in Las Vegas in April. These particular people came by our booth for the second time, asking the same questions they did in Las Vegas and, guess what, they still didn't have a podcast. Four months had past and they still had nothing to show for it.
They must be interested in starting a podcast, after all, why attend a New Media conference and a Podcast conference AND stop by a podcast production booth (twice) when you're not interested? We're talking travel time, potential time off from work, paying for the conference, paying for the hotel, paying for your plane ticket or additional gas to get to said conference, and not to mention paying for your time to be there. That's quite an investment for someone who's 'not interested'.
With all that time and money you've invested in learning and attending conferences, you could have taken that money, made a 1,000 mistakes and you'd still be better off because you would have something to show for it. The only thing you have to show today from attending all these conferences is that you're now a frequent face in the crowd.
Let me tell you, wolves can smell other animals more than a mile away. That's a fact. Info marketers and other cheap and questionable service providers can smell a dreamer 50 miles away. Dreamers are a billion dollar industry. That's a fact. If you're following the podcast circuit and not making anything of it, you're a dreamer and, guess what, dreamers will eventually get scammed by the wolves. After all, it's only two payments of $42.99 plus a $147 monthly subscription. Not bad, right?
Podfly is a production company that provides editing services, show transcriptions, and show descriptions of your podcast. We also help the absolute beginner get their first show off the ground with intros/outros included. Feel free to contact us or message me personally at Ayn (at) Podfly.net.
Until next time,
Podcasting is fun. It’s also hard work. Not surprising that since the dawn of this medium, podcasters have been crafting ways to make the fun pay off. Traditional advertising methods work for a select few - an estimated 0.05% of podcasters monetize their show via direct sponsorship - and finding vertical opportunities by leveraging your own business works for others. But what about those who neither have a large online listenership nor a business directly tied to their podcast?
Podfly’s Corey Coates takes you through the first of a series of tutorials on anything you might want to know about setting up a podcast. These specialization videos will focus primarily on Adobe’s Audition software, but this particular one is all about the basics and how to get started. Learn how to position your introduction, remove annoying ‘ums’, turn a few stumbling sentences into a natural conversation and much more.
With over 45 minutes of step-by-step teaching, complete with pre-recorded audio clips and examples, you should hopefully come away with a lot of questions answered. That said, the Podfly Academy Team hope it’ll also leave you itching to find out more and really get to grips with this sophisticated piece of programming which could just change your life.
Once you’ve worked through all the tutorials, you’ll be the one answering everybody else’s questions!