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417- Podcasting Pioneer — the Doug Welch story

Note: In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed episode that is an earlier interview with Doug Welch, one of the earliest podcasters — someone who is a real “Podcast Pioneer”. This repurposed episode is complete and not edited, but it still has a lot of good, evergreen content. It was originally prepared for a prior podcast show called “Boomers for Startups” (which has now podfaded).

It is the Doug Welch story which describes how his back catalog of content from a prior job became the main storage and archive for his very successful podcast which was called “Career Opportunities.”

As a matter of fact, the episode that posted in his podcast show, Career Opportunities, at the time of this writing used the term “New Normal” some six years before the pandemic (when it was used time and time again by the media).

But as you will hear in this audio interview, Doug did not stop there. He had this podcast run for over 10 years. And it is still now in Apple Podcasts under Career Opportunities, where he has several episodes that are of interest for any type of new media creator — podcasters, screencasters, authors, bloggers, etc. And you will also get to know more of Doug Welch “behind the scenes.”

He also started five other podcasts, as well as screencasts for video on his YouTube channels. He also is an author of several books, as well as a part-time yearly theater producer for enjoyment. He considers himself as a teacher — but just not in the classroom (as his wife is a University professor).

And, in addition, he also has volunteered his time and service to assist in setting up conferences for the high-tech and podcasting world in the BarCamp style and format. And you can also hear how he had to curb some of his activities and focus his time on planned programs, due to his health issues and his work.

And he started his flagship podcast of Career Opportunities in 2004, way before most of the early podcasters were on the map. As he said in this audio episode, of the 24 shows that had content on the early platform with Adam Curry, his was one of them.

Although this episode is really from his back catalog, Doug keeps posting updated episodes today. We encourage you to sign up and register for his show, for he is one of the few pioneers (aka “venerable elders”) in podcasting that is still publishing content which is of value to the newer and aspiring podcasters.

You can see the website of DouglasEWelch.com for more information on his programs, podcasts and his life projects.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Douglas E Welch. All rights reserved.

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416- Podcasting update with Adam Curry

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we focus on a podcast show called NewMediaShow.com with Todd Cochrane — because this show had a special guest, Adam Curry of No Agenda.”

In a recent episode of Todd Cochrane’s podcast show, Adam Curry took a deeper dive into the beginnings of the podosphere and his own role in creating the function of podcasting, along with Dave Winer. So notably called “The Podfather,” Adam recounts his beginnings from 2000 in the world of audio and his frustration at having to wait enormous times for any download over the internet of either audio or video.

In addition, Adam also goes into what a successful podcast show requires (e.g., number one rule is that “you have to have an outstanding product”), and especially the business model for donations that his show, No Agenda, uses from his “producers” (that’s right — no listeners, for all are producers), as well as other resources. This model is called the “Value for Value” model — and Adam spends a great deal of time in the interview to explain this, with some examples.

You can listen to the entire interview in episode number 384 of newmediashow.com (where you can choose to download it or listen to it). I highly encourage you to consume this content, as it brings about the story of podcasting and how it got started, as well as a look into the psyche and personality of Adam Curry — then and now.

We hope that you find this episode in NewMediaShow.com of great value for yourself, as a podcaster in this space.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and NewMediaShow.com and Todd Cochrane. All rights reserved.

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415- Opportunities for podcasters in screencasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed episode. This was originally published earlier when it was mainly a story about Lon Naylor of screencapturevideo.com (which was previously known as LearnCamtasia.com).

Note: Lon had been a joint venture partner with myself several years ago when we launched a training product called “Podcasting for Screencasters.” (with an earlier promotional pdf from before)

Lon is an entrepreneur who is a professional screencaster and Powerpoint instructor with his site and his background. He is a noted instructor in the video training and tutorial environment with Camtasia Studio from Techsmith.

Note: Lon’s current tutorials and training site for videos and screencasts is now at ScreenCaptureVideo.com. And this newer site has all the benefits and content of value from his prior flagship site.

As you will hear in this repurposed audio episode, new opportunities exist for current podcasters who want to extend their reach, gain new audiences and possibly monetize their business opportunities with screencasts.

This episode has been edited slightly to update the information for today’s environment. Lon still has his training series of screen capturing video tools in both Camtasia and Powerpoint.

However, the opportunity still exists for podcasters to move into the area of screencasting for extending the reach of their business to new audiences (in the video area and professional training arena) — but with complimentary skills that can shorten the learning curve for podcasters. And do not forget the possibility of generating some revenue streams to increase your income for your business with these new skills and creating valuable screencast content.

We hope that you, as a podcaster, can quickly acquire the complimentary skills and therefore make your own business more successful as also a screencaster.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Lon Naylor of screencapturevideo.com. All rights reserved.

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414- Update on book to make money from Podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver the announcement of the availablilty of the update of a book by Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting that is a sequel to More Podcast Money. The new title of the book is Profit from Your Podcast;  and availability has been delayed until August, 2020.

Now, in the past, I have had the pre-availability books written by Dave Jackson at my hand. However, now, I do NOT have availability to get a sneak preview.

However, for myself, I am pre-ordering the book, as I wish to see the latest updates on how to make money from podcasting, with all the different revenue streams can be created by podcasters. And these would be from EXPERIENCE, not from theory (as many of the other books and authors use).

Having read the current book, More Podcast Money, as well as listening to the podcast show More Podcast Money, I have found great value in the content from Dave Jackson. I have actually been able to create a couple of small revenue streams which I did not consider at first — and they have contributed to my income for my business in podcasting.

And because of this, I would strongly recommend that you, as a podcaster, should consider getting the content to this book either in hardcopy or in audio (when the audiobook comes out).

I hope that you will find great VALUE in this book to help you increase your income by creating great revenue streams with your podcast shows and make your show and business more successful.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Dave Jackson. All rights reserved.

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413- Decision for applying to The Podcast Academy

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the issue of joining the new organization, The Podcast Academy. The membership application process opened up on 22June2020 online.

I myself have sent an application to join this group recently. And I did this because of a suggestion from Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast — for he said that this would be a good way to improve not only our own podcast shows, but also the podosphere. I also received info from Todd Cochrane of The New Media Show with his suggestion to join this group, even though his initial response contained some reservations.

So I did what I had to do, even though I was leery of a requirement to send two letters of reference from other podcasters or people of interest. This mandate, along with the fee ($50 USD for a short time, but then $100 USD after that per year) made me a bit skeptical, as I have seen multiple organizations within the past 15 years create their site, readily request applications to join and even ask for money — but then fail to deliver and finally go out of business thereafter.

I had been listening to a trusted podcast show with both Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee of The New Media Show podcast. And since I noticed that Rob Greenlee had been selected to be the leader of this organization, I guess that I would put my trust in him for his leadership and possible correct steering of this group to help the podosphere — including the Indie podcasters.

I would suggest that you may want to consume the episode dated 27May2020 from NewMediaShow.com to understand the nature of this group and get Rob’s comments. In this episode, some of the details that explain the organization and membership are discussed openly.

So, I hope that you consider this group for either joining or supporting — and see if they will do good for the podosphere. And if you do decide to join, I hope that your podcast can be more successful with the hints, tips, and all benefits of this organization.

Thank you for your consideration and attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane and Daniel J Lewis. All rights reserved.

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412A- Podcast University — the third attempt

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we focus on the recent announcement of the latest version of a “Podcast University” offering. This offering will host a virtual meeting on 14 July 2020.

Now, the first 2 attempts started way back in 2007 and then repeated again in 2014 — and both started, but did not succeed:


Now, in early July, the announcement has arrived for a new attempt at a Podcast University. The link for this can be found at:  university.podcastmovement.com  and I, myself, have just joined the community. Yes, it is free at this time (maybe not so later on). And I have contributed one post in the chat room.

Now, instead of going in to all the detail of this site, perhaps it is better to encourage you, as a podcaster, to join for free and attend the event on 14July2020 that will kick off this project.

So, this very brief episode is just to inform you that this will be going on. And we hope that this third attempt to create a Podcast University can succeed.

Thank you for your attention, and we hope that you can find value in this Podcast University.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and PodcastMovement.com . All rights reserved.

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412- Podcaster path to becoming a Thought Leader

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the four steps in the path of becoming a thought leader. This was initiated in an episode by Paul Colligan in his podcast show called The Podcast Report.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we describe each of four steps of the podcaster or new media content creator in becoming a recognized THOUGHT LEADER.

We also refer to a book by John Jantsch called “The Referral Engine” to become a solution provider and trusted advisor.

In addition an example of a trusted advisor is Lon Naylor of ScreenCaptureVideo.com in the area of screencasts and video training with both Camtasia Studio and PowerPoint by Microsoft.

And finally, an example of successful thought leadership is that of Chris Brogan, who is a podcaster, course designer and author of various books (such as Trust Agents, with co-author Julien Smith) on business relationships and success. Becoming recognized as a thought leader will result in receiving invitations to be a keynote speaker in certain inbound and virtual conferences for podcasting.

In addition, Paul Colligan is another example of a podcasting thought leader.

So we hope that this content can help you set your objective to become a podcasting thought leader and make your business a success.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Paul Colligan and Chris Brogan and John Jantsch and Lon Naylor. All rights reserved.

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411- More entrepreneurs are creating Podcasts

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed episode from another show, The Struggling Biz in episode number 54. And the theme of this episode is the realization that currently more entrepreneurs are now creating podcasts and publishing episodes.

As you will hear in this audio episode, the virus crisis of 2020 has presented many new opportunities for the solo-preneurs and small business owners and startups who wish to enter the podosphere and become podcasters — especially with the mandated isolation and lockdown.

New opportunities for generating income with revenue streams due to including podcasting within the small business are now realities. And this episode will deliver some general thoughts about that. One final thought is that you may want to reference the book by Dave Jackson called More Podcast Money to learn about different ways of making money with podcasts.

We hope that you will also see the opportunities for increasing income for your small business as an entrepreneur with podcasting.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

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410- Podcasters as the next generation of Entrepreneurs

In this repurposed episode of PodcastReporter.com, we narrate a published article from the older Podcast User magazine (now podfaded) with evergreen content about the stage of new podcasters entering the podosphere.

The name of the article is “Are podcasters the next generation of struggling entrepreneurs?” and it was created by myself, Fred Castaneda.

This was originally published in the older Podcast User magazine as hardcopy in issue 21, pages 39-40. Then it was narrated in the podcast show The Struggling Entrepreneur, and more recently in the small business podcast show called The Struggling Biz.  And so it is now repurposed from this latter podcast show, as it was published as the prior episode number 56 in 2020.

As you will hear in this podcast audio episode, the key questions concerning monetization of podcasts within the podosphere for those solo-preneurs and other small business owners.

I hope that this episode will deliver value of asking you to contemplate some key thoughts in your possible quest to monetization.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

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408A- Podcasters for hobby or profit or independence

In this very brief episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the differences between the podcaster for profit or hobby or independence. These are the differences in a couple of episodes from Daniel J Lewis in his The Audacity to Podcast show.

The first of the 4 differences of the types of podcasters were specified by Daniel J Lewis. Here, we go a step beyond the strict classification, as I, myself, have been all four of these types during my career in the podosphere (that is, a hobbyist, a professional, a corporate and an indie podcaster).

As you will hear in this brief audio episode, the details given by Daniel paint a pretty accurate representation of the type of podcaster you may be AT THE TIME you are identified as such (in my opinion).

So perhaps you should consider your journey into the podosphere and maybe update your resume to indicate the stages which you have experienced as a podcaster in one (or more) of these types. This can only be to your benefit, as you will be recognized as a subject matter expert, or a problem solver, or a solution provider, or even a thought leader in the podosphere.

Note: the last 4 were the stages of becoming a new media thought leader, as expressed in The Struggling Entepreneur older podcast show.

We hope that you can augment your skills and your reputation in the podosphere to become the very type of podcaster that will help make you successful.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Daniel J Lewis. All rights reserved.