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Jan. 8, 2021

Should I Take A Break During The Holidays?

#054 - Podcasting can take a lot of time and effort. The holidays tend to be a time for family and relaxation. Do you take a break or keep production up and running? Or can you have the best of …

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Jan. 4, 2021

Buzzsprout Introduces Dynamic Content (An Overview)

#053 - Dynamic Content has finally come to Buzzsprout. Even better, it's included in all of their packages with no extra charge. If you want to discover what dynamic content is, how it's handled on Buzzsprout and what it can …

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Jan. 1, 2021

Do Not Promote Your Podcast

#052 - This probably sounds like a crazy idea, but stick with me. Do not promote your podcast. This is going to be the key to getting more people to listen to your podcast. Mentioned in this Episode: The Best …

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Dec. 28, 2020

How Podcasting Has Changed My Life

#051 - Podcasting has had a profound and lasting effect on my life. I didn't realize how many events were interconnected until I sat down and thought about it. I want to share my journey thus far so that I …

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Dec. 25, 2020

The Power of Podcasting

#050 - Podcasting has a lot of powerful, positive effects on the world, the listeners, and even the podcast hosts themselves. In this episode I start to explore some of those effects with the help of a few guests. Mentioned …

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Dec. 21, 2020

Matt's Rules For Podcast Cover Art

#049 - If you're looking for feedback on your podcast cover artwork, I have four simple rules/guidelines/tests you can put your art up against. If you follow these rules you'll be off to a good start. Mentioned in this Episod...

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Dec. 18, 2020

Why and How To Get Podcast Reviews

#048 - I've been seeing a lot of experienced podcasters say reviews are worthless, yet all new podcasters want to know how to get more reviews. I'll address both of these issues today. Mentioned in this Episode: iTunes Podcha...

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Dec. 14, 2020

Solo vs Co-Host vs Guest - Which Should I Use?

#047 - I've spent a lot of time discussing the what and even the how of podcasting. Now it's time we take a look at the "who". Who is going to be on your show? Is it just you? Is …

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Dec. 11, 2020

The Best Place To Promote Your Podcast

#046 - I'm done sitting idly by. Podcast promotion is a big deal, but so many people are doing it wrong and then wasting even more time complaining about it. Let's see if we can change that. Mentioned in this …

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Dec. 7, 2020

Podcast Better Origins: Nick Nalbach

#045 - This is the final entry in my test run of the Podcast Better Origins series. Today's episode features Nick Nalbach who always knew he wanted to start a podcast someday, but someday turned out to be sooner than …

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Dec. 4, 2020

What Should I Name My Podcast?

#044 - Many beginners put too much pressure on themselves to find the perfect name. Again, I could tell you to focus on the content and your listeners won't care what you call the show, but instead I'll share with …

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Nov. 30, 2020

Podcast Better Origins: Dr. Laura Jaget

#043 - Continuing my series on podcaster origin stories I invite Dr. Laura Jaget on to the show. She is a chiropractor by trade, but how does that translate into a podcast? You'll have to listen to find out... Mentioned …

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Nov. 27, 2020

How To Deal With A Bad Recording

#042 - Bad recordings will happen to every podcaster. The question is: How will you handle it? What options do you have when you run into problematic audio files? Hear about my personal experiences and my recommendations for ...

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Nov. 23, 2020

Podcast Better Origins: Eliezer Torres

#041 - The first episode in an experimental series where I visit with fellow podcasters about their origin story. Together we explore their struggles, motivations, and lessons learned through the process. Mentioned in this Ep...

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Nov. 20, 2020

Podcast Monetization - Podcast Networks (with Brent Allen)

#040 - In the final episode on podcast monetization (for now) it's time to discuss podcast networks. But this week I'm not alone. Please join me in welcoming Brent back to the microphone to share his experiences. Mentioned in...

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Nov. 16, 2020

Podcast Monetization - Patreon

#039 - Podcast monetization talks continue in this episode as I discuss my experiences with Patreon. This is actually how I've made the most money directly from podcasting. Mentioned in this Episode: Patreon Donate to Podcast...

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Nov. 13, 2020

Podcast Monetization - Sponsorships

#038 - It's time to talk about podcast sponsorships and I have some good news for you today. I'm here to tell you, you don't need thousands of listeners to get sponsors. Are you ready? Mentioned in this Episode: Donate …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Podcast Monetization - Donations

#037 - Continuing our talks on podcast monetization, today we will explore donations. This particular topic is a bit more lightweight than the affiliate marketing I talked about last week, but there's still points worth discu...

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Nov. 6, 2020

Podcast Monetization - Affiliate Sales

#036 - After the overview of podcast monetization in the last episode, it's time to get specific. In this episode I'll be talking specifically about affiliate sales or affiliate marketing and how it can be used in podcasting....

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Nov. 2, 2020

Podcast Monetization From Day 1

#035 - Although I warned you about it back in Episode 1, we do need to talk about it. It's time to talk about podcast monetization. Mentioned in this Episode: Buzzsprout (affiliate link) Donate to Podcast Better Rate the Show...

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Oct. 30, 2020

Avoid Perfection

#034 - Perfection is the enemy of good. Stop making excuses. It's time to get you on the mic. It's not as hard as you might think. Let's do this together. Mentioned in this Episode: Buzzsprout (affiliate link) Samson Q2U …

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Oct. 26, 2020

YouTube Is Not A Podcast Directory

#033 - YouTube is not a podcast directory yet many people like to treat it that way. Here's what you need to know and why you might want to give your decision a second thought. Mentioned in this Episode: Podcast …

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Oct. 23, 2020

Should I Record Video For My Podcast?

#032 - By the strictest of definitions, podcasts do not utilize video. Is that changing? Should you be thinking about video? Mentioned in this Episode: Collection Crossing Podcast Resources Donate to Podcast Better Ko-Fi (dir...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Content Release Strategy: Drip vs. Drop

#031 - Is your content binge-worthy? Is that a sustainable format? Let's work together and figure out which release strategy makes the most sense for you. Mentioned in this Episode: Podcast Resources Donate to Podcast Better ...

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