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13 Ways to Earn Significant Money on Facebook

You use Facebook to connect with old friends and family members. It’s a place to showcase your life; to share statuses, pictures, and events. You can even kill time and play games there, cementing bonds with your other buddies. On the business side of things, Facebook can actually be a valuable money-making tool. If you use this social media platform …

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Ultimate Guide to Podcast Intros: Finding intro music

I have spent a few years struggling on and off to find good music for the intros of the podcasts on my podcast network.  I’ve tried a bunch of different options an want to share my favorite sites for podsafe music here. Where to Find Music for a Podcast Intro I have tried over a dozen different royalty free music …

Average Downloads for New Podcasts: 13 real-world examples and what to expect

I launched my first podcast in 2008, way before podcasting was even remotely cool.  I’ve had some very successful podcasts and some podcasts that were failures.  In this post I want to share some numbers with you that may help you to know what to expect in terms of download numbers for a new podcast. 25 Real-World Examples of Podcasts …

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7 Reasons Your Podcast Hasn’t Taken Off

You put all you’ve got into it, and yet you just can’t seem to get your podcast to take off.  You wonder, what’s it going to take to improve my podcast?! It used to be that we’d see new podcasts getting 2,000 downloads per episode easily just by having a decent show and putting it on iTunes.  These days, it’s …

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21 Tips for Launching a Podcast and Getting Subscribers FAST!

I have put a tremendous amount of time writing this article so that it is truly helpful for you.  I want all of the information in this article to be practical and actionable.   Enjoy the tips–they have helped me to generate over half a million dollars in revenue during the first year of my podcast (though not the first …

How to Get Podcast Advertisers (The Complete Guide)

For me, podcasting is an investment in the community behind my website and not a direct revenue stream.  I have always resisted podcast advertising because I don’t want it to cheapen the community-oriented nature of the podcasting medium.  But lately I have been softening that view. Podcasting can be huge money.  Networks such as Twit produce millions in revenue and …

How to Soundproof a Room for Podcasting

Right from the get-go, we need to distinguish between soundproofing a room for recording a podcast, and improving the acoustics of the room. In this article, I will discuss only sound-proofing a room, but if you want to improve the acoustics of your room, check out this article. Soundproofing is the practice of reducing the penetration of noise from outside …

Podcasting from Home: Improve the Acoustics of Your Room

In this article I want to show you how to improve the acoustics of a room. This will help you reduce the echo in a room, and eliminate any ring to the voice. If you are looking for information on preventing outside sounds from entering the room where you record, that information is found in my article on soundproofing a …

Choosing a Successful Title for Your Podcast

I have spent a tremendous amount of time on iTunes (probably too much) figuring out how to improve my rankings.  One thing I’ve noticed is how incredibly important a name is on iTunes. What I recommend is that you think about the name of your podcast like you think about a google search.  Let’s suppose you want some tips for …

Selecting a Podcasting Mic: USB or XLR?

I cannot tell you how many podcasts I have unsubscribed from because the audio quality was not up to snuff.  Like many podcast listeners, I listen to podcasts at 1.5x speed.  This helps me to get through a lot more podcasts each week, and it’s actually very easy to understand what people are saying as long as their audio quality …