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Making a Living (3Clips)

May 05, 2022

Making a Living (3Clips)

On this episode of the Audience podcast, we’re diving into the archives to show you an older but important episode of the 3 Clips Podcast called, “Making a Living in Podcasting.” This episode was hosted by the 3 Clips original host, Jay Acunzo with business partners Kinsey Grant and Josh Kaplan as guests.  3 Clips is a show that focuses on the craft of podcasting. It showcases specific podcasts in each episode and breaks down their processes, three clips at a time.  In this episode, Jay talks with Kinsey and Grant about what it takes to turn your podcasting passion into a successful career. Instead of dissecting their podcast and the process they use to create the show, Jay talks with them about their passion and career and how they’ve melded those things together.  If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. Interested in private podcasting? Check out Castos’ private podcasting service at https://academy.castos.com/private/. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Individual strengths and weaknesses as podcasters The myth of the solo creator ...

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Formatting for a niche podcast

April 28, 2022

Formatting for a niche podcast

“No one ever says that we should stop publishing books.” is the thought that popped into Stuart’s head while he visited a bookstore in today’s episode.  After returning, he and Matt chat about finding a niche for your podcast. With over 4 million podcasts published at podcastindex.org and 2 million+ in Apple’s directory, you might feel discouraged to make it in this medium. Don’t fret! Learn how you can niche down and persist through the launch phase of your podcast through he advice shared today.  Learn more about subscription podcasting: https://castos.com/private-podcasting-solutions/ Erik Jones’ newsletter https://www.hurtyourbrain.com/ ...

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You (Probably) Need a Producer w/ Alex Lewis

April 21, 2022

You (Probably) Need a Producer w/ Alex Lewis

What does a producer actually do anyway? Well, it varies from one project to the next but the best podcasts often utilize the services of a producer or multiple producers. So for this episode, Stuart chats with Alex Lewis, an audio producer and musician. Alex has been a radio and audio producer for more than a decade and has worked with NPR, the BBC and  founded his own company, Rowhome Productions based in Philadelphia. For his work, Alex has received a National Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for a Peabody award as well. Links Rowhome Productions:  rowhome.fm How’s Work?:  gimletmedia.com/shows/hows-work Kanaval:  xpnkanaval.org  WATCH:  Castos Subscription Based Podcasts  ...

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April 14, 2022

Building a subscription podcast in public w/ Jonathan Jones

Are you curious about subscription podcasting? Do you know what a private podcast is? Are you scared about jumping into private podcasting? On this episode of the Audience podcast, Jonathan Jones and Matt do a little experiment with subscription podcasting. Jonathan is going to build a subscription podcast (at Castos) in public, with Matt. Today they go through the initial brainstorming process as Jonathan submits his membership and audiobook ideas for his private podcast.  Jonathan also talks about the process he went through when publishing both of his books, and he shares the story behind his latest book, Get Paid with Podcasting. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Jonathan’s apprehensions about private podcasting Uses for subscription podcasting: audiobooks and behind the scenes bonus material The story behind “Get Paid with Podcasting” Tips for writing and publishing a book Putting stock in your own success Jonathan’s initial idea for his private podcast Anticipating possible challenges with memberships   Resources/Links: Your Podcast Mentor Show: https://www.yourpodcastmentorshow.com/ ...

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April 07, 2022

Starting a paid members-only podcast w/ Joe Casabona

Joe Casabona joins the Audience podcast today to talk about his journey as a podcast creator. Joe produces a mix of podcasts in the web, WordPress and podcasting space. Matt and Joe cover some of the ways you can monetize a public podcast. Including digital products, courses, memberships, ads and more. Joe has found balance in offering sponsorship spots on public podcasts, but also uses Castos private podcasts for his membership offerings. Creating a successful podcast requires a multi-channel approach. A solid website, a thoughtful podcast approach, and multiple ways of monetizing is a must. If you enjoyed today's episode, please share it on social media! https://casabona.org https://creatorcourses.com/ https://howibuilt.it/ https://twitter.com/casabona https://castos.com/private-podcasting-solutions/ Matt's private podcast webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCCIP32sw1I ...

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March 31, 2022

Planning and Producing a Great Interview Show

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Matt and Stuart talk about what it takes (behind the scenes) to make a great podcast, with examples from the 3 Clips podcast. They talk about best practices and their processes when it comes to booking guests, pre-interviews, monetization, and editing. Not only do they touch on a few newbie mistakes (and how to avoid them), they also talk about how to make your podcast better. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, everyone will find something to take away from today’s conversation. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about:  3 Clips podcast: featuring podcasts and their processes  Booking guests: People’s time (yours and your guests) The importance of pre-interviews Building rapport Reaction during interview Avoiding one-word answers and rambling Working with producers Editing a podcast episode The perks of having seasons for your podcast Newbie mistakes: avoiding podcast burnout ...

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