Hey folks, I'm in Orlando Florida this for a conference. However, before I left town, I recorded this extra episode and scheduled it for release here on the site while I was away.

VineImageUsing Vine To Engage With Your Audience
In this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher and I talk about how we can use Twitter's Vine Application to engage with our audience.

 
 
Why Don't I Have Thousands of People Listening To My New Podcast?
I recently received some feedback from Michael Fiorre wh left the following comment on the show notes for episode 305.

Hey Cliff, how ya doin? I've been listening to you for a little while now and I really appreciate what you're doing. I've learned a ton from you! You're tutorials have been amazing. I do however have one question. I always hear people say things like…”I just put out my first few episodes and have thousands of listens”. How is that possible? Because I started mine and I got nothing. lol. My website is coming along rather nicely. I've designed it myself including all the graphic art (it's a work in progress).  
 
So Im sitting here saying to myself “awesome, I have the podcast set up great. Im on stitcher, Blackberry, and iTunes. The websites starting to look great. The images have all been sized correctly and put together. The artwork was just re-done the other night. Facebook page is up and running, as well as the twitter. But at the end of the day there's no one listening to The American Rubbish. Are we a work in progress, yes I believe so. Are we comedians? No! Are we funny enough to have a few listeners, yes!  
 
So whats going on here Cliff. You've gotten me this far, any tips on how to take this home now? Facebook is a great outlet but many people I know barely know what a Podcast is. I know you have this A to Z course, but Im broke so thats kind of an issue. lol.

I share my full response to this question in this episode.

 
 
Podcast Mastermind Update
I launched the Podcast Mastermind back in February 2012. When I first announced the details in episode 246, I had no idea that this organization would be as successful as it has been and that so many lives would be positively impacted by it. In this episode, I share an update about how things are going and give a clear picture of the type of qualities that I am looking for when I consider adding new members.

 
 
Upcoming Event Schedule
220calOne of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.

Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

SCORRE Conference
May 6-9 – Orlando, FL
Conference Link – http://ScorreConference.tv
Affiliate Info: Use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 on registration!

GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise
June 23 – 27 – Bahamas
Full Details: http://gspn.tv/cruise

Platform Conference
November 3-5 – Dallas, TX
Conference Link – http://PlatformConference.tv
Affiliate Info: Use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 on registration!

New Media Expo
January 4-6, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV
Conference Link – http://NewMediaExpo.com

 
 
Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity
I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following:

  • A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand.
  • An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed.
  • An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice.
  • Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.
  • Complete script writing service for all of your audio products.

I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.

 
 
Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man
I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own.

When placing an order through my affiliate link, you end up paying the same low price and I earn a generous commission. If you have used my affiliate link to make a purchase with B&H, please leave me a comment with your name and a link to your website in the comments section below.

 
 
Blue Host Affiliate Signup
BlueHostI want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

Accounts that were created recently:
http://lifeinnovators.com
http://PhiladelphiaSportsTable.com

Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and may not have been transferred to BlueHost just yet.

 
 
The Podcast Mastermind
One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader!

Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!

Are you willing to invest in your future success?
Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?
Are you willing to commit to your personal and professional growth?

If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!

 
 
Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affilate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.

 
 
Podcast Video Tutorials:
I have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

 
 
I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!
If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer.

I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five star rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.

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