Why I started? I foolishly thought it could make me money. How I Started. like many of you, I was a listener of podcasts. I found that as much as I loved music I was going crazy listening to the same 20 song rotation that most radio stations played. I hated all the commercial breaks that talk radio has and I liked the idea if picking up where I left off, instead of missing out completely on the rest of the story. How much do you need to know?
If you are an ace programmer, you will not hurt my feelings if you want to get up and leave. I know almost zero about .php, html, ruby or rss. My website is not filled with flash and a bunch of java script. It’s functional and growing. What I do have in common with the coders is that like many of them, I am self taught. I have spent countless hours on forums and reading how to do different things in a website. I also learned how to do it wrong. I have crashed my own site more than a few times. I have destroyed my database, and I have completely deleted my entire site and it’s history. All by trying to make it better. I did this for a few reasons. The first- I had the time. 2 nd - I wanted to make sure that everything I did was mine. 3 rd - I wanted the end content to be good and something I controlled. And oh yeah, I’m cheap.
Are you thinking of doing a podcast? How are you going to structure it? How often are you going to publish? What’s the goal? stand alone support a business or idea Where are you going to host it libsyn CMS-joomla wordpress drupal Where ever you choose, make sure it’s yours. You don’t want to grow it and find out that if you leave they have your stuff.
It all started with an idea. History of SECSRT Started thinking about a podcast in March of 2010. TheNashvilleX The podcast that I created came to mind in January 2011 Bought domain name 2/1/11 Website went live 2/22/2011 First podcast posted on website 6/30/2011 iTunes finally received my feed 9/1/2011 How did I come up with the idea?
What are you trying to accomplish? Is there a reason to look at them? If your doing it right your numbers won’t tell you, your audience will.
How do you get an audience? Be social Be consistent Be everywhere
iTunes All I can say is it’s Apple. They do not give you statistics and I have not seen a seo for getting your podcast to the top. I can only tell you what we’ve done. Consistent content Metadata Reviews likes
What does your studio need to look like? I started with a domain for $10.00, hosting for $4.95 mo, a borrowed mixer, three mics I bought for $40.00, 2 headphones and a digital recorder.
sometimes you just got to roll out of the bed?
Sometimes You Just Got to Roll Out of the Bed #PCN12starting
What’s Holding You Back? People I care about are in pain because the things we thought would work don’t. Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. They have become victims, pawns in a senseless system that uses them up and undervalues them. Stop settling for what’s good enough and start creating art that matters. Stop asking what’s in it for you and start giving gifts that change people. Then, and only then, will you have achieved your potential. Godin, Seth (2010-01-19). Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?. Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.#pcn12starting