Jul 17

05- The “Podcast Pickle” publishes since 2004- Gary Leland

Sometimes the Entrepreneur who takes the risk and enters a new area as an early entrant or early adopter becomes successful in the new environment.

Such is the history of Baby Boomer Gary Leland, an Entrepreneur who made his mark in the Retail environment with a “brick-and-mortar” store — and has also seen success in the tech environment via podcasting, video and information marketing.

Podcast Pickle

You will also notice that Gary is not a perfectionist when it comes to editing his podcasts. And, thus, to honor him in this regard, we have delivered to you the UNEDITED interview from beginning to end. (Thanks, Gary!)

An early podcaster since 2004 — “TODAY IN PODCASTING”

 As you will hear in this audio episode, Gary entered the podcasting environment in 2004. His first podcasts dealt with the sports arena, in particular girls’ fast-pitch softball. This was natural, as his business also sold equipment for that environment to the public.

Gary then had a podcast called Podcast Pickle. In addition, he created a directory of podcasts, which he also named Podcast Pickle. In fact, in the spirit of fun and humor and enjoyment for various podcast events, Gary created a comic life-sized character called THE PODCAST PICKLE, and this character appeared at different Podcamps, Podcast and Portable Media Expos, and other venues.

However, Gary was the ringleader of creating a show called Today in Podcasting. This was a panel of 4 podcasters that included also Rob Walch from podcast411, Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting, and Paul Colligan with his Podcast Tools podcast, as well as Marketing Online Live. This podcast show started in February of 2006 and continued to late 2011.

Gary was presenting at different events — from the Podcast and New Media Expos, NMX, South-by-SouthWest (SXSW), Podcamps, etc. In fact, he was a pioneer for Second Life, the virtual world that was very popular in 2007-2008. Gary was the owner of Podcast Island, which was monetized profitably by Gary.

And now, Gary is in the process of launching a new podcast show called The Gary Leland show. The targeted community for this show would be entrepreneurs who sell tangible products that would be shipped to customers anywhere. This may seem strange, but this audience does NOT include small business owners who want an electronic or online business.

 

A current co-initiator of Podcast Events — Podcast Movement

One objective that Gary has is to bring back the excitement, fun, community and education that existed in 2005 through 2008 in the original Podcast Expos. And thus, he was one of the four founders of the new event starting in 2014 called Podcast Movement.

In addition to his electronic magazine / app called Podertainment, as well as his podcasts, Gary has been active as one of the participant founders of the Podcast Conference called Podcast Movement. This was designed to be an event specifically for Podcasters (unlike the New Media Expo, which also includes bloggers, video producer and content creators).

Created as a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, it was successful in raising the basic target amount to fund the event within the targeted due date.

 Industry Perspectives from the “Podcast Pickle” — aka “P-Dilly”

 As you will hear in this podcast episode, Gary sees podcasting as a strong community in its second revival, especially due to Apple’s including the Podcast app in its iOS8 operation system. However, he does not feel that it is yet an “industry.” As he said, though, it appears very close to becoming one.

Gary’s perspectives deal with the upcoming and current new technologies as key for the direction of podcasting. One case-in-point is his own electronic magazine called Podertainment for any iOS device.

With the growth of the audience by sheer investigation of the podcast app, and also with the growing number of people and entrepreneurs entering the podosphere as podcasters who will be publishing their content, it is a bright future for those enveloped in podcasting.

 

Electronic Magazine for the Podcast Community – Podertainment

At the annual event, New Media Expo, Gary Leland now announced the launch of his latest venture into a different business — the Electronic Magazine business. It is called Podertainment at www.podertainment.com.

PodertainmentAs we mentioned, he was an early adopter in Podcasting — and he learned how to monetize that with a couple of shows that he created, as well as being one of the first to create a Podcast Directory (aka “Podcast Pickle”). This shows his never-ending sense of humor, and so he will always remain for us with his nicknames of “P-dilly” and “Podcast Pickle.”

In addition, he moved into video and has over 200 episodes of Softball video. He also entered the virtual world of Second Life several years ago and had a fun run with Podcast Island, with a fair ROI.

 Contact information and electronic properties for Gary Leland

You can find out more about Gary Leland and his info properties at:

email:  GaryLeland@gmail.com
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His electronic magazine for the Podcasting community and Industry is at
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His fastpitch video shows are at Fastpitch.TV
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Have you seen his new Softball Magazine Fastpitch Magazine for the iPad??
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His networks of sporting goods websites SportJunk.com
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You can visit PodcastPickle.com for a great selection of podcasts.
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You can visit his wallpaper & decorating store at LelandsWallpaper.com

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Select this link to listen to the audio episode number 5 of Podcast Reporter with Gary Leland.

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Jul 15

Bonus Episode 2- First looks and early perspectives of PodMovU: “3rd time’s a charm” or “Strike 3- you’re out”?

In this episode, we provide some first looks and early perspectives — which are “this reporter’s opinion” about www.podmov.com (PodMovUniversity).

This recording and results of viewing the offering (from one who was one of the first to pay and subscribe to this offering) took place at midnight on Tuesday, 15 July 2014, which was the moment when the site and offering went live. So this is the earliest view that we could observe and deliver this perspective and opinion.

NOTE: An update of the first scheduled “Office Hours” of this program:

The scheduled “office hours” (which is described in the audio episode) was for 18 July 2014 at 12 noon — although no time zone was specified (we can only assume it is Central time, as that is where the organizers are). This reporter logged on to the “classroom” (where it was assumed that perhaps it would be broadcast there). I was logged on for 52 minutes, and I sent a chatroom request to see if they would be holding the session in a webinar jam, and thus, I asked for the link. There was no answer.

I sent two emails just before the top of the hour (12 noon central time) asking for the link or the location and info about the “office hours,” as I wanted to attend as a paying member.

Well, 45 minutes later, I received a reply email that the two organizers had “pulled it off the event calendar” for this day, because the tech was “not properly functioning.” Even though there was a sentence that stated that they would have one in the following week and that they would “provide all the needed info before then,” I did not feel comfortable with this situation.

Thus, I responded to them with this email reply:

“Was there any email note sent to the membership telling them about this change? …Where will the “office hours” be? in the “classroom”? or in a webinar jam on a separate link? In addition to the correct time zone (Not everyone is in Central time zone, and if we travel for business, we may be in a different time zone), updating the membership should be a priority to communicate changes like this — it is only common courtesy and professionalism. Otherwise, it is a disappointment to your credibility…”

Perhaps these are learning curves that are encountered by startups, but I would expect things like this to happen in a FREEMIUM model where they have not charged the customer, so that they can “shake out the bugs” before they start taking money from the customers (like me).

By launching too early, the credibility and professionalism of the program and the individuals really suffers with problems like these (that can be anticipated and tested prior to launch). And one can only wonder if they place enough importance on communication skills to inform their membership of these types of changes, which take away some of the promised value of the program.

The “jury is still out,” but this is one situation which can make the demanding paying customer quite uncomfortable with future communications and commitments of this program.

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PodMov-welcome screen- 15July2014Although this is not an extensive and exhaustive analysis of PodMov U with other comparative sites, offerings, programs member sites, this does deliver a quick view and “first-looks” approach.

PodMovLive-presentations screen- 15July2014Now, as one of the very first to sign up and subscribe to this offering, I was hoping for great value. In fact, in spite of the poor communication with those running this offering, I was able to submit a presentation, which is listed on the main screen. So I was trying to support the community by being a donor, contributor and paid member. And with that perspective, I feel that I had “bought into” this customer promise and thus, I am an involved member — which then can be a good case study.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we compare this offering with those from Dave Jackson (www.SchoolOfPodcasting.com) and John Lee Dumas with his Podcaster’s Paradise, and the advanced course called Podcast Master Class (www.podcastmasterclass.com)  from Daniel J. Lewis.

In upcoming episodes of www.PodcastReporter.com, we will examine again the offering and membersite program of PodMovU in the following time frames:

– right BEFORE the Podcast Movement Conference, so that we can see what has been improved, as we compare with a matrix the benefits and value (or lack thereof) with other member sites, offerings, programs, etc., which were mentioned in this audio episode; and

– within 30 days AFTER the Podcast Movement Conference.

Please note that this is “one reporter’s opinion”  — as we try to deliver objective comparisons of offerings delivered to the podcasting community and see what value there is.

Our aim is to provide recommendations and suggestions after analysis from this saying:

“When I see the value and experience the benefit, then I can see if it is good for the podcasting community, and then I can recommend it.” And if the offering(s) don’t meet the criteria of value in comparison to what is out there already, we will relate that, as well.

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Jul 13

Bonus Episode 1- Generate Multiple Revenue Streams with Podcasting

A  discussion centered around how entrepreneurs can create multiple revenue streams as Small Business owners–especially within several months — in a live presentation which was given recently to Entrepreneurs.

Revenue-streams-by-podcasting-and-New-Media-2014After this BONUS EPISODE, our mini-series of interviews with the earliest podcasters and content producers will continue.

 

MULTIPLE REVENUE STREAMS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

These multiple revenue streams span the spectrum from the very small and incidental ones (usually within 60 days) to the more consistent, timely and lucrative streams that take longer to create, nurture and mature.

What is highlighted most in this audio podcast episode is that a podcast must be integrated as part of the marketing strategies in your business–and they must highlight the value proposition, as well as be integrated in all the marketing communications. They must also support the conversion of prospects to customers in whatever sales funnel model your business would support. They must be complementary with the social media plan, the media plan, the promotion plan, the marketing plan–which all should support the Business Plan for the firm.

Some of the resources, web sites and links mentioned in this audio podcast are the following (and this is NOT all-inclusive):

More Podcast Money at www.morepodcastmoney.com

Finance for Startups at www.finance4startups.com

Gain Control of Your Day at www.gaincontrolofyourday.com/podcast

Entrepreneur Tools Online at www.entrepreneurtoolsonline.com

School of Podcasting at www.schoolofpodcasting.com

Chris Brogan Blog at www.chrisbrogan.com

No Agenda Podcast at www.noagendashow.com

Meetup facility at www.meetup.com

Entrepreneur Edge webinars and courses at www.themarketingspot.com

Marketing Plan Podcast at www.marketingplanpodcast.com.

Slides from the presentation

There are a set of slides from the live presentation that was captured via audio in a podcast. You can access them, below.

For the pdf document with the slides to this presentation, select this link.

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Jul 10

04- Dave Jackson- Podcaster since 2005 with The School of Podcasting

Since 2005, Dave Jackson has put his educational background of Technical training and teaching into practice, for he has considered himself to be the “headmaster” at the School of Podcasting.

Dave’s history includes being one of the very early adopters and content creators and content producers in Podcasting. As he states himself:

“I’ve been podcasting since April of 2005. My podcast about podcasting has been downloaded over 800,000 times … I’ve helped hundreds of people launch podcasts. You can hear my podcasts on this site [i.e., School of Podcasting] as well as powerofpodcasting.com, morepodcastmoney.com, weeklywebtools.com, logicalloss.com, feedingmyfaith.com, growyourchurchshow.com,  marketingmusician.com”

He also publishes a podcast where he makes his life an open book within the stream-of-consciousness method of personal-life podcasting in Building a Better Dave.

Perspectives from “YOUR PERSONAL PODCAST COACH”

 From Dave’s viewpoint (and from statistics from Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster relations for Libsyn.com — as well as a podcaster himself of the shows The Feed and podcast411), podcasting is growing and will continue to boom.

Although Dave feels that it is not yet an “industry,” the community is skyrocketing, i.e. “up and up and up.”  As you will hear in this audio episode, he cites that his clients who wish to start podcasts or need podcast editing services are new and want to get into podcasting for their entrepreneurial ventures. A great deal of them are in the “frosty-haired” generation — that is, in their late-40s and 50s.

No longer just for the geeks, podcasting is bringing in other audiences. As Dave mentions, many young “YouTube-publishers” are now adding audio podcasting to their business and marketing–and they are bringing their audiences with them..

In his opinion, the benefits for podcasters are greatest at the podcast-specific conferences. The reason:  the one-to-one networking that creates long-lasting personal and business relationships. This was true since the days of Podcast and Portable Media Expos, the New Media Expos, the Podcamps, and the newly formed Podcast Movement.

He feels that podcasting conferences will “pick up” and grow — both nationally and regionally or locally — thanks to the passion of podcasters, both veterans and newbies. These include both Podcamps and local Meetups (i.e., www.meetup.com). Also, the electronic communities will grow, such as the groups on Facebook.com and on google hangouts and webinar jams (such as Podcasters Roundtable).

Dave has seen that little “circles” of tight-knit podcasters exist, where one group has no idea of the existence of the others.

One issue that Dave brought up was the rush of “copy-cats” to build a business around someone else’s successful business model. In particular, we discussed the recent “daily entrepreneur-interview shows” that have launched within the past year. Depending on the business model and the strategy, these imitators may not see success as quickly as they want. Expectations for a quick monetization results may be set too high, because they may have arisen from the “quantity” strategy of cpm-based revenues.

One last issue that we discussed was the re-incarnation of another “University” for the podcasting community with the upcoming program called “Podcast Movement University.”  As stated in the audio episode, it was attempted in 2006 and 2012, and both attempts went nowhere. As Dave said, the jury is still out on this next attempt, and a lot has to do with the business model, as well as creating competition with existing podcasters who already have membership sites and electronic learning centers for podcasters.

And Dave’s final ideas that he shared with us revolved around his excellent customer service to help aspiring podcasters succeed — not only with his School of Podcasting site and Ask the Podcast Coach free electronic weekly meetup for the podcast community, but also because he really becomes a sincere and dedicated Personal Podcast Coach. And thus, he becomes YOUR Personal Podcast Coach (which is his brand and tag line).

As an author, Dave helps podcasters to monetize podcasts.

As you will hear in this audio episode, he has authored, MORE PODCAST MONEY, and also his consulting services and webinars from his flagship business and podcast called SCHOOL OF PODCASTING.

Dave JacksonSince 2005, Dave Jackson has always tried to help other podcasters in learning tips and hints on how to improve the craft of this New Media marketplace. After answering hundreds of questions and delivering multiple presentations, he finally put to the written word his recommendations on monetizing podcast episodes in his ebook.

MorePodcastMoney-web site

Note: Dave also provides a discount for his products for the listeners of this podcast. If you mention the coupon code of FRED20, he will give you a discount  of $20 US dollars. Contact Dave for more details.

Here is the contact information for Dave Jackson:

– web site:  http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com

– email:  dave@schoolofpodcasting.com

Select this link to listen to this podcast episode #4 of www.PodcastReporter.com.

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Jul 07

03- CC chapman – early podcaster since 2004

C.C. Chapman, the Podcaster and Content Producer

CC. was one of the individuals who started seriously as an early adopter and content producer and content creator in the area of blogging and podcasting. In fact, he was one of the first 50 podcasters in the world when it all started in 2004-2005. In this episode, he shares his perspectives on the Podcast Industry.

He currently has his flagship podcast, Managing the Gray.

Managing the Gray - album art

This is the current podcast for CC Chapman, and it has been around for quite a while.

He has also had other various podcast shows. Since December 21, 2004, he finally hit the “record” button from his computer and started recording (since he finally got his iPod (R) ). Thus, he started a music podcast in January, 2005, called Accident HashThis was a very natural journey, since he had been involved with indie films. This was one of the very first signed podcast (on Adam Curry’s podshow — later called Mevio), and he was one of the several participants who pursued the podsafe music network for podcasters.

And since his podcast exposure grew, he was asked to be a speaker for Podcast gatherings, as well as international events (e.g., in Cologne, Germany, for Podcasting Day in 2005). These were “gigs” with some compensation for public speaking.

And, as an early adopter of podcasting and content creation and content producing, C.C. launched other podcast shows (some of which are on iTunes) — among them The U-Turn Cafe, Cast of Dads and Media Hacks.

CC’s Perspectives on Podcast Industry Trends & Directions

 As you will hear in this audio episode, CC Chapman still thinks that podcasting is still a very “niche” format, as opposed to mainstream media, where the niche podcasts still do the best in terms of loyal followers.

Since 2005, the quality of sound — as well as the ease of recording and publishing — has improved so that anyone can push a record button, and then press one other button to publish content to the world of communities. But the content is still the king.

CC’s perspectives on the audience is based on the COMMUNITY or FAN-base of loyal advocates to consume the content, where audio content lends itself to a very intimate engagement with the subscriber or listener.

And CC agrees that podcasting should be CONSIDERED as part of your marketing in your business, if you are an Entrepreneur. The question you must ask yourself is whether podcasting is right for your business — but the evaluation is what is important. .

And this same type of consideration also can be applied to the issue of monetization of podcasting in your business — something that was not so straightforward at the beginning of the podcast community or podosphere.

 

CC Chapman as an author, blogger, speaker & Entrepreneur

He also has written 2 books — Content Rules and Amazing Things Will Happen. (n.b.: The links are to www.amazon.com, but they are available everywhere books and e-books are sold.)

 In addition to Indie music, he also been a blogger since 2002, with his log at http://cc-chapman.com:

In addition, CC is also a professional speaker and storyteller (also for hire), as well as a professional wanderer. He has a tag-line that he has internalized, which “Not all who wander are lost.”

He has helped small startups that are trying to make the world a better place — in particular, social value and help in creating and executing marketing campaigns.

Finally, there was an interview with CC that we published earlier at one of the SXSW event, in which we drill into his detailed journey as an Entrepreneur (of which podcasting was just one part).

Select this link to listen to the interview with CC Chapman at the SXSW (South-by-Southwest) event.

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If you wish to reach C.C. Chapman, here is his contact information:

– blog and web site:  www.cc-chapman.com

– email:  cc.chapman@gmail.com

Select this link to listen to the episode 3 of The Podcast Reporter audio episode.

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Jun 29

02- Training, education & courses on ‘how to podcast’ — perspectives on trends

In the Podcast show called The Feed, Rob Walch and company discuss the topic of “What Qualifies you to teach podcasting?” (episode 24, after 24 min.). From the show notes, the theme is listed as:  “How to choose the best How To Podcast Tutorials or should people be teaching podcasting when they just started podcasting themselves?”

The discussion

As you will hear in this podcast episode, a summary of the arguments mentioned are:

– “Let the buyer beware” before spending good money on what is advertised is “training” from an inexperienced individual. This is because of the flood and over-saturation of training courses and resources available on the Internet from what appears to be those who want to get money from aspiring podcasters (the latter of which don’t know where to go for free or fee-based quality help and training);

– The experienced podcasters that were early adopters as content creators and producers of podcasts should be the litmus test;

– Even popular podcast shows cannot guarantee that they know about podcasting;

– Even ebooks, videos, tutorials and Udemy.com courses may be available from recent newcomers, but they may only serve to present the training to you — but they cannot guarantee that these people would know greatly about podcasting;

– Mentioned people who are recommended consultants and/or authors  that teach people how to podcast with the experience include Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting, Rob Walch from www.podcast411, Todd Cochrane from RawVoice, Michael Geohegen and Paul Colligan, etc.). Many of them still provide training courses, membership sites, personal consultation and training deliverables, videos, podcasts and books, etc.;

– Rob Walch recommends FREE training resources (e.g., the free Podcast101 course from Rob Walch — and even as far back as Jason Van Orden’s free online course How to Create a Podcast). Another source of learning about the podosphere environment and belonging to an informal community of learning about podcasting is Dave Jackson’s Ask the Podcast Coach – Live! weekly sessions online.

– Regarding fee-based training, there are others mentioned who do charge quite a bit for their education (e.g., Daniel J. Lewis and Ray Ortega, etc.);

– Other recommendations from other experienced podcasters include EVENTS — such as conferences with podcast tracks for beginners, or Podcamp un-conferences, or local Meetups for Podcaster communities, etc. These events can be a good learning ground for the education needed, as well as a gold mine for networking and meeting with the actual podcast trainers who have had years of proven experience.

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My own Recommendations about HOW TO PODCAST training

I strongly agree with the arguments presented by Rob Walch in the episode from The Feed. In addition to “let the buyer beware” and “do your homework and research before you buy” — what I would recommend as a path for the aspiring podcaster who wants training and education and help would be the following (which is a combination of FREE resources when available, and some FEE-based help):

– The most common name in training that is mentioned just about anywhere by anyone in the podosphere with experience is Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting. His resources and offerings provide a single path for the novice to get to a comfortable position of knowledge and experience in podcasting — and also can be the foundation for more advanced courses later on:

 (a) Dave has a live webinar (which is streamed on Mixlr) every Saturday morning at 10:30am Eastern time called ASK THE PODCAST COACH-LIVE!  Here, the newcomer can become part of an informal community of podcasters (from all levels of expertise or beginning status) in this Q-and-A approach to podcasting issues. There is a telephone number for live call-ins, where the participant can speak to Dave and ask the questions and explain the issue or situation, and then get answers from Dave and the community via a very busy chatroom. THIS IS FREE. Not only is this a good networking vehicle, but relationships can begin, along with the value of education, learning and training, with the support of other podcasters.

At the same time, the beginner would use the recommended and FREE resource from Rob Walch, which is the course called Podcast 101, located on the web site of www.podcast411.com. As Rob said in the episode, there is no need to pay for tutorials, since some good ones are readily available at no charge.

 (b) Next, attend the conferences where podcasting has a track. At this time, New Media Expo is the one in January of each year that provides the opportunity for networking, education, training, relationships and immersion into the podosphere. There is also a VIRTUAL TICKET that can be purchased for a reasonably low price that contains all the recorded sessions, so that a beginner won’t miss any of the presentations or panels or keynotes. So the beginner can “participate” without having to be at the physical event. However, conference attendance fees, as well as travel and lodging expenses should be budgeted by the beginner — but this would be an INVESTMENT.

There is an experimental conference that was funded by www.kickstarter.com called Podcast Movement. The jury is still out on this conference for the value provided and received, as well as longevity. This conference will hold its first meeting in August in Dallas, Texas. After the August event, we will provide a status report and details, along with our perspective of value for the podcast community and Industry.

(c) After consuming the virtual ticket sessions or live sessions at the events (either the free Podcamps or NMX event), my recommendation would be to invest in a 6-week course offered by Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting that teaches beginners from scratch how to create, record, publish and promote a podcast. This is a fee-based offering, but you will be sure to have a podcast up and running and published in iTunes by the end. Dave does this by Group Coaching. Dave will even offer you discounts on media hosting, as well as set up a WordPress blog site for you, and also include a month’s free membership of the School of Podcasting membership site as part of the deal. I consider it a great value for a beginner (I wish this was available when I started). You can find out more at Dave’s SOP web site.

(d) I would then recommend that the beginner continue on the course and join the School of Podcasting (which could have been the free month in c, above) to get the tutorials, the training in step-by-step modules for reinforcing the beginners and gaining education to prepare for intermediate and advance podcasting. Some members just used the tutorials and resources in the School of Podcasting without having taken the 6-week course for beginners — and they did just fine. This library of resources is well-organized and provides online education, training, tutorials and other resources to move the beginner along.

(e) When the beginner has the above skills, then monetization questions can be answered by purchasing Dave Jackson’s book, More Podcast Money. This ebook discusses the “101 ways on how to make money with your podcast” — and it can be a relatively minor investment that can save time and research from all the other “pundits” who just go into a few of the possibilities.

This very inexpensive ebook will assist the beginner in creating a strategy for monetization of the podcast.

(f) The final recommendation would be to create a document after some brainstorming and planning time that would be taking the new podcaster to the next level. This is where having personal consultation with a good Podcast Coach is a good strategy.

Again, Dave Jackson delivers excellent customer service and results, since he calls himself YOUR PERSONAL PODCAST COACH.”

He can assist the beginner with WordPress issues, web site development and support, some basic image creation for album art and badges (along with connection to a professional graphic artist whom I have used in the past, as well, at a reasonable cost), domain and hosting technical services for installation and execution — that is, just about all things podcasting for the beginner. I myself have used Dave Jackson, as I found him to be so competent and quick on results with the best customer service that I outsourced just about all the tech that would take me hours to accomplish. Like most beginners, the skills may be there or learned, but the time to accomplish the tasks may be so great that it may be prohibitive for productivity, and thus, outsourcing would be a better way to go. And Dave’s hourly rates have always been reasonable.

And now, the beginner has one resource to help him get from zero-to-hero with satisfaction from someone who has been podcasting and teaching podcasting since 2005.

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My Own Experience and Skills

I started podcasting in 2006. I had such a passion and obsessive desire for knowledge and action that I had at one point up to 16 podcast shows at the same time. Since then, 2 more were added and another couple planned for the near future — but 10 of them were podfaded.

So I have had my share of podcasting experience — from part-time to full-time for my business.

I have presented podcasting since the 2nd Podcamp in 2006, as well as TEACHING HOW TO PODCAST at various events — e.g., Podcamps, ProductCamps, Local Meetups and user groups, as well as sessions at the New Media Expos since 2006.

For my education, I have read all the podcast books I could find since 2006, including Podcasting for Dummies by Tee Morris and Evo Terra, as well as Todd Cochrane’s book (the first about podcasting):

I have also taken seminar training from Paul Colligan in 2006 and 2007 that was a six-week course in creating a podcast show and monetizing it. I have attended numerous events about podcasting as an attendee and participant, including the Podcasting and Portable Media Expos, etc.

Even though I consider myself qualified to create formal training and education deliverables about how to podcast, I realized that the market was saturated with too many of these resources. And now, in agreement with Rob Walch, I agree that this saturation point has diluted the quality of the final products and services. Instead, I have created Premium seminar training courses and published them for Personal Productivity and Finance for Startups, as well as assistance for the targeted Baby Boomer Community (Boomers for Startups). Besides, I don’t think that I have the skills, experience and up-to-date knowledge and dedication of someone like Dave Jackson.

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Coming up next:

  The Series about Direction and Trends of Podcasting since 2005

Coming up in the future for www.podcastreporter.com will be a SERIES of episodes that will focus on Trends and Directions of the Podcast Industry since 2005 to the present. We will have perspectives from some of the very experienced early adopters and content producers in podcasting.

If you wish to contact some of those mentioned in this podcast, here is a partial list of contact information:

– Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting:

   web site:  www.schoolofpodcasting.com

   email:  Dave@schoolofpodcasting.com

– Rob Walch of Libysn and host/author of podcast411:

   web site:  www.podcast411.com and www.libsyn.com

   email:  Rob@libsyn.com

– Todd Cochrane of RawVoice:

   web site:  www.rawvoice.com

   email: ceo@rawvoice.com

Select this link to listen to the audio episode.

NOTE: From the feedback of our listeners, the show notes for future episodes will be less detailed, brief and succint, complete with links and attributions.

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Jun 28

01- Introducing the podcast show called PODCAST REPORTER

A new podcast from Matrix Solutions Corporation to help keep you up to date with what is going on in podcasting — and also to provide information, trends and directions for serious media contenders in today’s Podcasting Industry.

In addition to events and announcements, we will also deliver the viewpoints and perspectives of key content creators and producers and publishers in the Podcasting Industry.

Select this link to listen to the audio episode.

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