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Podcast Pontifications

269 EpisodesProduced by Evo TerraWebsite

Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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Stop Trying To Run Ads On Your Podcast [Episode 124]

"If you go in through the little door, you stay in the little room." That's from some business book I've forgotten the title of. But it's of importance to podcasters who spend a lot of time trying to chase down small ad-spends from big companies. 

Please stop.

This short episode is the first in a mini-series about what NOT to do with your podcast. Today I'm talking about why chasing down ad dollars is futile unless you've over 50,000 downloads per episode or are a publisher.

But if neither of those hold true, I'm still not opposed to you making money with or at least paying for the costs of your show. I just think your time would be better spent cultivating sponsorships and collaborations with those firms. Sure, that might involve some "ad-type" mentions on the show, but the long-term intangibles are much more valuable. For you both.

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