In this episode, I answer the following quesitons:
George Edwards called in a question about whether or not he should go ahead and get the Heil PR-40 Microphone or his basic setup would not be able to provide the resources necessary to to drive the benefits of the microphone. In response I share what I have come to see as the MOST IMPORTANT piece of equpiment when it comes to upgrading to a nicer setup in stages.
David Foster called in to ask my if I had considered comparing the Thesis Theme to some of the other popular themes that are our there for WordPress. He also asked about my thoughts on SquareSpace.com.
Mike left comment on my equipment page asking if anyone still listens to audio podcasts anymore with all the vibrant and entertaining videocasts to be found everywhere. As you might imagine, I share my thoughts on whether or not people listen to audio podcasts.
Adam called in and asked if there were any problem with having an rss feed that mixed both blog posts and podcast episodes together. I share where I think this is a good thing and where I think this should be avoided. I also share how you set it up to where you have an rss feed that only has podcast episodes.
Chris and Ali called in from http://smorgshowpodcast.com. They just celebrated their 1st year in podcasting. (Congratulations!). They wanted to know if I had any advice for them so that they could grow their audience. They point out that they are a very general interest podcast where they talk about all sorts of topics and that there really aren’t a lot of people doing a Google search for the word “Smorg.” I share some of my own experience with general v/s niche podcasting and also my thoughts on re-branding the name of your show, even if you have been building that brand for quite some time.
Robert Barnwell called in a question about branding. Though, in his comments, he pointed out the most important parts of branding a podcast. I did share two additional items. Want to know what these thoughts on branding are? It would be perfect reason to listen to the episode.
My WordPress For Podcasters video tutorial series has just been refreshed. This is everything you need to get registered with a hosting account, install WordPress, completely configure WordPress for podcasting, setting up your rss feed, and submitting your podcast to iTunes, Zune, and Blackberry podcast directories. You can get this video tutorial series here: http://thecliffravenscraftshow.com/products/#wppod
Finally, I share that I am offering a very attractive affiliate commission to those who are able to refer folks to sign up for my five week training course that will start in March. The cost of the training is $800 and I will be pay $150 referral to anyone, that you personally refer, that signs up and pays for the training. I plan to make affiliate payments during the first week of April.
I’ll sharing the details about what this training includes in the next episode. Or you can keep your eyes open and on the look out for an email if you are on the mailing list. http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/mailinglist
PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at [email protected] or call me at 859-757-1399.
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