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A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to. Available by subscription where episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the listener’s computer, mobile phone, or portable media player. Some have started calling these audio files Online Radio Shows or Audio on Demand.
Audio on Demand
It's a prime time to be a podcaster
It's a fast-growing medium and you can create content for any audience, whether you are a Marketing professional, Fitness or Real Estate expert, or you’re wanting to take your career to the next level and meet the right people.
You can create a more meaningful connection with your audience
A podcast is an inexpensive and highly regarded marketing tool to develop an audience and promote your brand or message. The cost is mostly TIME.
- 24 percent of Americans listen monthly to podcasts, up from 21 percent last year.
- On average, podcast listeners listen to five different podcasts shows per week.
- Podcast consumers listen to most or all of the episodes they download.
- Monthly listeners growing from 21% to 24% year over year. Using smartphones as their primary podcast player. Listeners prefer home or in the car
- On the smartphone, podcasting’s Share of Ear® is tied with AM/FM content
Share of Ear® research by Edison Research
How can you make an impact and drive traffic or create an income?
Patreon allows podcasters to get paid by running a membership business for your fans.
Inspirational Living is creating Motivational Podcasts with only 52 Pateons he makes $200.00 per month and growing. It has quickly become a popular self-development podcast. They publish biweekly podcasts every Tuesday and Thursday using Public Domain content.
Do by Friday Challenge Podcast has 1,613 patrons donating $8,557 per month
Stories Podcast Creates Weekly Audio Stories for Kids with 527 patrons at $1,452 per month
Other ways to make money with your Podcast
The RV Entrepreneur with Heath Padgett makes money with sponsors and live events.
Dan Miller a psychologist and author of 48 Days to the Work You Love makes money with sponsors, live events and an online membership site for fans and job/career seekers.
Once you get an audience you can get SPONSORS!
Want to make an impact but not worried about bringing in the DOUGH? Look at becoming a teacher or sharing your gifts on Insight Timer. They will publish your meditation podcast. examples are Audio recordings of Poems,, Healing and tools to improving life and MUCH MORE!
Home to more than 3,000,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.
Equipment and Software
Microphone - Audio Technica ATR2100 USB for around $80.00 and a Lavalier Microphone from RODE for around $80.00
Recording – Interviews Audio and Video using Skype with Pamela $25.00 month or Zoom $15.00 month. Audio interviews using Ringr $8.00 month
Where to Host your podcast - Libsyn $5.00-$75.00 month, Blubrry $12.00-$80.00 per month or Spreaker $6.00-$50.00 month
Where to Broadcast your podcast - iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Soundcloud and Stitcher
If you’re doing a live Audio show, Spreaker is a pretty good option. They have regular hosting as well but are heavily focused on live audio
Audacity – Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, macOS/OS X, Linux and other operating systems.
Podnews.net - Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand
TheAudacityToPodcast.com - Popular 'how to' podcast about podcasting to help you launch or improve your own podcast by Daniel J. Lewis
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