Music for your podcast for only 99 cents?
This episode started off by me asking if JewelBeat.com is too good to be true? They claim that you get royalty free music for only 99 cents per download. This low cost purchase gives you full access to use the music in any of your media productions. If you decide to check out what they have to offer, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.
Financial Blogger Conference In The Fall – Chicago Meetup
I’m going to be speaking at The Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago. The conference will be held on October 1st & 2nd. Pat Flynn, of SmartPassiveIncome.com and I will be hosting a Meetup on Friday, September 30th. I’ll provide more details as we finalize them.
Plan Your First Community Meetup!
Have you ever considered hosting a community meetup, where you would invite the members of your blog/podcast audience to have a chance to meet each other face to face? If not, you should consider it.
Here are a few interesting links to check out related to community meetups:
Changing from MailChimp to AWeber
I’m switching my mailing lists over to AWeber! I’ve been using MailChimp for my email newsletter for quite some time. However, there is a great deal of additional functionality built into AWeber that I discuss in this podcast episode. Beyond the better auto-responders, opt-in forms, and other advanced features, I am very delighted that AWeber also has an affiliate program. If you sign up using my affiliate link, I earn a commission, which is a nice added bonus.
Taking Live Calls With Skype
Corey called in a question about putting call ins on a queue during a live show. Also, he mentioned that he tends to get an echo when he connects more than one Skype caller in a conference when using his Mac. As for queuing up callers, I recommend dialing into a conference calling service that has this feature built in. You call the conference bridge and give out the number to your callers. Most of these services have a moderation panel for you to mute and unmute people as you go along. In the episode, I share how I personally take live callers during my show when I want to bring them in via Skype. As for the Skype echo on a Mac, I have not run into this before and it would appear to be a unique issue that Corey is having. If unable to resolve it, he could bring in a second computer with Skype into the mixer.
Can You Create A Podcast Using GoToMeeting?
Randy called to ask if someone could use their GoToMeeting subscription to record a podcast with as many as eight people in it. I give my answer in the podcast.
Why Do You Promote Both A Web Host And Media Host?
Ed called in to ask why I promote both a web host, like BlueHost or ServInt, as well as a media host like Libsyn. I have a video that explains this at http://thecliffravenscraftshow.com/podcasting101.
Podcasting A to Z Course Update:
I am excited to announce that spots for the next Podcasting A to Z Online Training Course are starting to fill. As of the recording of this episode, we have 6 spots already filled and I have 10 people who are currently pending their final decision to join the the class. The good news is that I am taking on 30 students this time around. So if you are interested, we still have room for you.
Look At What Anne-Sophie Reinhardt Was Able To Accomplish!
I’d like to share another inspirational story with you. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt took my May Podcasting A to Z class. During the class, she had a lot of things happening in her life. However, after the class had already been completed, she dug into the course materials and had launched her own website and has successfully released her first podcast episode at http://myintercontinentallife.com. I actually play her entire first episode in this podcast and give some commentary on what I think about it as a means to provide encouragement to those of you who want to launch a podcast but still haven’t had the nerve to do it!
Need Help? Sign up for the next Podcasting A to Z that will start on July 11th. You can get full details about the course at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz.
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