604- Review of Podcasting types — from hobby to educational to monetized

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter Podcast Show, we answer some questions that have been brought up by our listeners about the different types of podcast shows that can be created in order to promote their passion or their message — or just plain do it for fun or as a hobby or to master podcasting skills. And many want to make money or create revenue streams for business, and that’s okay, too.

So here are some of the types of podcasting (and it is not a complete list) which you can enter and manage — especially from the types that I have created, managed, posted and published as a podcaster:

  • hobby –
  • fun –
  • monetized –
  • professional –
  • instructional –
  • current events or political importance-
  • mastering podcasting skills-
  • co-host podcasts with one or more co-hosts-
  • interviews with guests-
  • the drama podcasts, especially new crime wave-
  • and others


We would like to wish you well in choosing which type of podcast you prefer and niche-down to your targeted audience, so that your show will be popular among your listeners and grow, so that your objectives (whichever they may be, either financial or passion-based) can be achieved with your successful podcast.

Thanks for your attention.

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603- Creative confidence needed for podcasters

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter podcast show, we discuss the topic delivered to us by Todd Henry in his podcast show of The Accidental Creative of creative confidence for podcasters.

In Todd’s podcast episode, he describes three main problems that the professional creative and podcaster must deal with to deal with the problem of lacking creative confidence —

  • imposter syndrome
  • narrative fixation
  • risk delusion.

And after presenting and defining these three situations for ourselves, Todd then presents several solutions (at least one for each problem that creates a lack of creative confidence.

I strongly suggest that you consume this episode, so that you can understand how the lack of creative confidence can impact your podcasting efforts and could be an obstacle to your success.

In the meantime, if you wish to get more in-depth into the obstacle of imposter syndrome, I would like to refer you to a prior episode of this same podcast show where we dealt with this topic of overcoming imposter syndrome in detail:

So we hope that you can recognize the three main problems and situations that Todd describes which can be an obstacle to your own creative confidence, and that you can overcome them to have a better show for your success. As you know, Podcasting is one of the creatives that exist where that type of confidence is essential — from the planning, to the creation of the content, to the final preparation and execution of the publication, and then the follow-on marketing and sales for your show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2022, Matrix Solutions Corporation and and Todd Henry of The Accidental Creative. All rights reserved.


602 – Podcasting imposter syndrome — steps to overcome it

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter show, we discuss the topic of imposter syndrome — not only what it is (according to Chris Land), but also how to detect it in your own self and publications, and how to avoid it. This is explained in a post published earlier this year at this URL:

For many podcasters, this is a common fear. And although we did have a prior episode that started to scratch the surface of this theme, we now deliver a bit more from this newer post in 2022 to help you decide about imposter syndrome and perhaps your feelings about it as either a newer or aspiring podcaster.

The topics in this post cover the following areas:

The article ends with a summary and point of view from the author as he tries to give you a positive, uplifting and generous result for your own self-doubt.

For this podcaster, I have sometimes felt the imposter syndrome about the technical aspects. But I had enough experience as a systems engineer for over 30 years in the high tech industry to overcome this. I did get the skills I needed right away, and I kept my continuing education ON MY OWN in the tech area, as well as the interviewing environment and I did keep up with information and events in podcasting — from subscribing and consuming the podcast shows about podcasting, as well as attending and participating in the events that were held where podcasters got together and shared training, experiences and new announcements.

And I did feel comfortable in overcoming this syndrome very quickly, as I did have 16 different podcast shows running at the same time in 2011 — just five years after entering the podosphere. Since that time, I have podfaded most, but I have started four new shows since then.

So I would strongly suggest that you consume this article. Then I would recommend that you create a matrix of the syndrome and its symptoms, and then see how you have either addressed it now with your shows, or how you have overcome this in the past. This will give you a better perspective of dealing with the “tiger” in a factual way and then I suggest that this will give you more STRENGTH, more CONFIDENCE, and it will make you less vulnerable to the imposter syndrome in podcasting.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2022, Matrix Solutions Corporation and and and Chris Land. All rights reserved.


600- Podcasting and misinformation in the podosphere

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the recent article written by Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting show that is titled “It’s enough to want to make me quit podcasting.”

Dave Jackson — podcast consultant and podcaster

And we focus on one key element that Dave discusses — and that is, on the concept of giving poor information in various communication methods (like social media, etc.) to aspiring or new podcasters. And this is compounded by the fact that many of the givers or such information dub themselves as “masters” when they do not even have a podcast themselves. And as Dave observes in his article, much of the info can be downright wrong or erroneous, especially for the type that charges money for the novice what wants to learn and jumps into the podosphere without really planning for it or without doing due diligence in researching the elements that will deliver the best information for that type of individual.

As Dave states in the article:

So many people just jump into podcasting. If you’re doing a hobby podcast and could care less then “Just jumping in” works for you. If you are just putting this “out there” to have it “out there” then go right ahead.
If you are taking this serious (even as a “hobby”) you need to know:

  • Why you are starting the podcast
  • Who is your target audience
  • Is this a hobby or a business?
  • What do you want your listener to do with your content? How should they feel and what should they do at the end of the episode?
  • How will you gauge your success? This doesn’t have to be a download.”

But, as we know, many people do not plan in any way — they want to have a podcast show that is “genuine” (to them, this would be improvisational and mostly with a guest. And when you consider the audience intended by these who venture into podcasting quickly with just a microphone and do a “genuine” episode that they publish, then you may find that they do not even realize what “success” would mean to them when they publish their episodes and find that their “genuine” audience does not react. This is disappointing to the intended podcaster, especially if there is a desire to monetize the podcast show.

And Dave continues with the results of such a disappointing desire for those who fail to plan by even considering a target audience:

“So when your podcast that has “everybody” as a target audience isn’t growing even though you are consistently putting out interviews with unvetted guests who deliver no value – you might want to consider who is giving you this advice?

  • Then ask them how this strategy is working for them?
  • Start asking WHY you should do this strategy.
  • Start questioning WHO is giving the advice and what credentials they have.

After all, would you hire a mechanic that doesn’t drive a car?”

And in my experience, the non-podcaster who wants to sell a course or intellectual property or something that promises to deliver success in podcasting is actually doing a disservice to the novice, new or aspiring podcaster — they are providing what Dave had described as “misinformation”.

Now, although the term of “misinformation” has been thrown around by the lame-stream media in the area of the virus crisis, here the term would mean that inexperienced promoters are selling you “the sleeves out of your vest.” And many aspiring podcasters may be listening or consuming the advice from those who possibly are misinforming them on what really is the formula for podcast success.

Thus, I would suggest that you, as a podcaster, consume the article from Dave Jackson and see if you can detect the erroneous journey described by those who practice such promotion. If you can, then a good planning session with yourself can answer all the questions that should be asked in the article before jumping into the podospher feet-first and with a budget that may later have to be written off as “bad advice” taken from those who misinform the innocent newbies.

In order to see where advice may be lurking for the aspiring podcaster, I would highly recommend that you consume Dave’s article and then set a plan for action for your own podcast show that targets the right audience and fulfills the desire to have TRUE VALUE in your content for your right audience.

If you do, then you have gone more than half way in the road to success — the other half is creating great content with value and delivering a quality show with great episodes to your audience. And then you can develop a promotion plan and marketing plan and sales plan, if you with to enlarge your audience or monetize your show.

Thank you for your attention.

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