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Podcastification - podcasting tips, podcast tricks, how to podcast better

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Podcastificating the world, one listener at a time.A fun look at podcasting, its challenges and triumphs, and the tech, tips & tricks, and strategies that impact the world of everyday podcasters like you and me. I'm a regular guy who's been swept up in the podcastificating world of podcasting. I've … read more

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162: The Top 11 Distance Recording Options – Side By Side Comparison – 2022

April 12th, 2022

46:17

Remote recording for interviews and the like has always been a bit tricky and the platforms that provide recording of this type are always trying to improve.

2022 brings us a lot of contenders for the title of "best …

A newsletter for Indie Podcasters (finally)

March 11th, 2022

2:08

I have LONG wanted a Podcast Newsletter that provides content for me — an INDEPENDENT PODCASTER.

I mean, it's OK to have industry news about who moved from what bigwig company to another biggerwig company in a higher …

161: How Daniel J. Lewis built authority from scratch, monetized his podcasting, and makes a life, not just a living

March 1st, 2022

52:30
Daniel J. Lewis has been building authority in the podcasting space since 2010.

That’s when the very first episode of his show (a podcast about podcasting) “The Audacity to Podcast.” You can hear it here.

Daniel has …

160: How two friends grew the Bourbon Pursuit podcast to multiple six-figure income and started their own brand of bourbon, with Kenny Coleman

February 22nd, 2022

49:38
How successful can a niche podcast be?

The answer likely depends on the niche. For example, back on episode 154 of this podcast Glenn Hebert, the …

159: Discover 10 to 15 immediately usable podcast topics in just 30 minutes: The 10-10-10 method

February 15th, 2022

10:08
Do you EVER have issues coming up with new topics to cover on your podcast?

If not, it’s only a matter of time. Every podcaster runs into the issue eventually - asking the question, “What ELSE am I going to talk about on …

158: How Scott Johnson uses his head to create ongoing audience growth

December 7th, 2021

45:52

Every podcaster is looking for ways to grow her audience. Why? Hopefully, it's for reasons bigger than our own ego (if it's not, please — STOP …

157: Podcast Show Notes Best Practices and Strategy

November 23rd, 2021

35:12

For the first time ever, podcast show notes display almost the SAME in all podcasting apps (thanks Apple).

That brings up the question... what ARE show notes anyway? And how can I best use them?

On this episode of …

156: How to monetize a hobby with Maria Failla

November 9th, 2021

51:48
If you feel you don't know enough about the topics you want to podcast about, you are in good company

Maria Failla began her podcast, Bloom & Grow Radio because she DIDN'T know enough about how to care for her plants …

155: Subscribe Is Gone (Apple only, so far)

September 3rd, 2021

11:29
Subscribe Is Gone (on Apple only, so far)

Podcast tech is changing all the time, so we shouldn't be surprised when Apple makes a change (unannounced, …

154: Sponsorships for Niche Podcasts, with Glenn Hebert

May 11th, 2021

39:44
Glenn Hebert...

is one of those guys who saw the value and power of podcasting early on. His "Horse Radio Network" has been in the podcasting game …

153: How to Uncover Monetization Opportunities, Grab Them First, and Make the Most of Them Long-Term, with Andrew Allemann

April 13th, 2021

43:49
Can you see the opportunities that exist in your niche?

If so, you'll gain further insight from listening to this episode. If not, you'll REALLY benefit from listening.

Andrew Allemann seems to have a knack for noticing …

152: Niche power, Professional Help, And Paying The Price, with Mark Goldman

April 6th, 2021

41:24

Podcasting success comes in all shapes and sizes... and in any niche area you can think of.

This episode is a case-study of sorts and focuses on a very specific niche podcast and the impact its had on it's creator — Mark …

151: Monetize Your Podcast in 100s of Ways, with Dave Jackson

March 30th, 2021

31:14

It's not every day you get to have a "Podcast Hall of Fame" inductee on your podcast. But it's fun when it happens! In this case, it's because Dave Jackson is such a fun guy.

He's known as "The Podcast Coach" and has …

150: Marketing Your Podcast And Growing Your Audience the RIGHT WAY, with Jeremy Enns

March 23rd, 2021

45:48
Get Into Jeremy's Podcast Marketing Course ASAP before it fills up! (Affiliate link)

No doubt, marketing and promotion of your podcast, with a goal toward growing your audience with the RIGHT listeners, is a very …

149: The NEW Way to Monetize Your Podcast, with Jason Sew Hoy of Supercast

March 16th, 2021

35:55

Podcast monetization may be in your future. Even if you have a relatively small show. Really.

How it is possible? By using a friction-free platform that enables you to simply produce bonus content that is available to …

148: Niche Domination Formula Step 5: Saturation

March 9th, 2021

24:31
Watering My Wife's Plants

She asked me to SATURATE some of them... what does that mean? It means entirely soak them... cover them... overwhelm them with water!

This episode is about THAT, for your podcast. Here are some …

147: Niche Domination STEP 4: Consistency

February 23rd, 2021

11:04

Before we get into STEP 4 can I remind you that these steps will do no good unless you dedicate yourself to applying them?

You are doing that, right? If not - are you planning a way to make it happen in the near future? …

146: Step Three: Originality & Appeal: The Podcast Niche Domination Formula

January 18th, 2021

14:13

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


I hope you're putting these steps into action...

I know you're busy. I know you have other commitments.

If that's the case, file this away and get back to it. But this stuff is important for …

144: Notice & Awareness - Phase 1 of The Podcast Niche Domination Formula

December 16th, 2020

20:14

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


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If your podcast is going to be top in its niche, people have to know about it. Obvious, but true. And you don’t accomplish it by …

143: The Podcast Niche Domination Formula

December 2nd, 2020

5:54

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

There is a specific group of people you want to reach... people who are interested in the topics and themes you address.

And there are other podcasts out there that present materials on the …

142: Trust is the lock and value is the key

November 18th, 2020

11:13

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

How are you going to build the kind of engagement with your podcasting audience that generates true success?

It's not through gimmicks or cutesy stuff.

It's not through Casper Mattress …

141: Why you should NOT compare yourself or your podcast to Joe Rogan

November 3rd, 2020

11:29

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Let's talk a bit about Joe Rogan...
  • Joe is an American comedian, podcaster, actor, television host, and mixed martial …

140: How to gain huge compound interest-like benefits from your podcast

October 16th, 2020

12:15

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You’ll benefit from listening to this episode if you...
  • You want to know how to compound the impact of your podcast over …

139: Make Bank: Invite Your Ideal Customer To A Podcast Interview

September 8th, 2020

10:09

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

One of the most common things you'll hear podcasters ask is "How can I get more people to download my show?" That's an O.K. question... if you're into that sort of thing.

OK, I'm being a bit …

138: How To Record An Interview Podcast In High Quality Audio: Squadcast

August 25th, 2020

51:55

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Get your free 7 day trial of Squadcast at https://Squadcast.fm OR if you use my affiliate link here you can say “thanks” to me for making the introduction.

*****************


Way back when I …

137: The World’s FIRST Growth Focused Podcast Hosting Company?

August 20th, 2020

46:24

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Reasons this episode is for you...
  • [2:40] How Mark Asquith’s blonde highlights led him into the entrepreneurial life

136: Jessica Kupferman: Helping Women Podcasters Everywhere

June 18th, 2020

49:01

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You’ll benefit from listening to this episode if you...

>> Feel like you don't always fit in

>> Have something to say that is important, but you don't know exactly how to say it

135: The Best Monetization Strategy: Niche Podcasting, with Ashley Hodge

May 20th, 2020

1:02:22

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You’ll benefit from listening to this episode if you...

>> Wonder of podcasting is something you could do

>> …

134: The Story Behind The Story Behind, with Emily Prokop

April 29th, 2020

56:22

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You’ll benefit from listening to this episode if you...

>> Are eager to know what podcasting is and how it can benefit you personally

>> Love hearing stories of everyday people who …

133: How Scott Voelker Uses His Amazon FBA Podcast To Serve And Succeed

April 16th, 2020

52:42

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Scott Voelker produces an Amazon FBA Podcast — and for many of you, that statement was total jibberish. That’s because Scott has discovered that driving deep into a niche topic enables him …

128 : The Future of Podcasting - And What Indie Podcasters Should Do About It

July 16th, 2019

25:06

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


I have no crystal ball - but I work with enough podcasters week in and week out to know something about the future of podcasting. I’m a smart enough guy to see the writing on the wall, so to …

127: PS-Darla Powell - 1 Podcast, 2 Businesses, Endless Possibilities

July 2nd, 2019

40:47

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Contact: www.PodcastFastTrack.com/contact 


Every podcast success story is a bit different - because the person who has experienced it has walked a different path to get TO a place of success. …

125: How to use Audio Equalization (EQ) to make your podcast sound better

May 22nd, 2019

47:02

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

So... I'm scrambling to get things done, produce this podcast, and continue to oversee a thriving business - so sometimes you just can't do it all.


I want to publish to this podcast feed more …

124: PS: Side Hustling His Way To Podcasting Success: Nick Loper

May 7th, 2019

33:37

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Successful people never get there overnight. Nick's story is no different


Nick Loper is a regular guy, if you've ever met …

122: Podcast Directories 2018-2019 - Get Submitted

November 27th, 2018

24:21

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

This episode has a TON of links and practical resources - too many to list here. 


So take a short jaunt over to the show notes at https://PodcastFastTrack.com/122 and check them out.


121: iTunes Problems: The Ones You Know About And The Ones You Don’t

November 6th, 2018

32:41

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Have you noticed? iTunes has been having problems lately.

It’s not JUST that it’s now supposed to be called “Apple Podcasts” - and we’re all strongly encouraged to make that change yesterday …

120: Sound Treatment Hacks For Any Room – A Step By Step Demonstration

October 30th, 2018

10:50

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Effective sound treatment doesn’t have to be pricey.

You can do it simply for almost nothing if you already have your basic podcasting equipment with you (software, microphone, etc.).

My …

119: Tell Better Stories To Create A Better Podcast And Increase Engagement, with Jonathan Messinger

October 23rd, 2018

48:53

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Tell Better Stories? Really?

But Carey - I publish a business oriented show. What’s that got to do with me?

Everything.

All of us tell stories, all day long. Just listen to the conversations …

118: Podcast SEO – How To Rank Your Show Notes Pages On Google

October 16th, 2018

46:06

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Too often we podcasters are guilty of shouting into the crowd that already knows about us, already listens to our show - and we forget all about Podcast SEO - to establish and grow a NEW …

117: Build Community Around Your Podcast, with Bella Vasta

September 25th, 2018

39:56

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

It’s not just a good idea to build community around your podcast - it’s a GREAT idea.

It’s just about the only way to get to know your audience, understand their needs, and build trust on a …

116: How To Use Google Podcasts: A Step By Step Review

September 18th, 2018

22:40

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

For a VERY long time Android users have not had a native podcasting app - and Google Podcasts is trying to make that problem a thing of the past.

 

I just hope these first steps that I’m going …

115: How to know your audience, find them, and speak to them effectively - Tommy Walker

September 11th, 2018

41:38

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Every podcaster on the planet wants a bigger audience. Unquestioned. But most of us start out with a great idea for a podcast (at least we think so), grab a mic, plug it in, hit the record …

114: You Just May Go Viral By Repurposing Your Podcast

September 4th, 2018

31:57

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

We’ve seen things go viral - a stupid ice cream pooping unicorn and such.

And while fad-ish attention would be a boost to …

113: Want A Podcast Sponsorship? Here’s How You Might Get One

August 28th, 2018

34:35

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You hear the term “monetization” all the time in reference to podcasting - and the translation is usually “get a podcast sponsorship.”

That’s a great option for shows that get thousands of …

112: For Better Podcast Interviews Apply These Question-Asking Hacks

August 21st, 2018

26:53

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

You know - it really seems that for the average podcaster, interviews are the format of choice.

It IS relatively simple to get somebody to agree to come on your show and just ask them …

111: How to Use Zoom For Podcasting – Audio Settings, Split Tracks, And More, with Derek Pando

August 14th, 2018

38:20

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Grab a pen and paper and take notes on this one.

If you use ZOOM or have considered it, you’re going to learn the BEST ways to optimize it for podcast use. And check below for the video of …

110: Podcast Listeners Will Stop Listening To Your Show Unless You Fix This

August 7th, 2018

11:35

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Okay, so I recorded this episode driving in my pickup truck on the way to Denver.


And the issue I’m going to cover was so much on my mind, I decided it was worth recording with substandard …

109: How To Get Noticed In The EVER NOISER World Of Podcasting

July 18th, 2018

39:03

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


In case you haven't noticed - all of the directories, whether it be iTunes or Stitcher or the new Google podcasts app - all of them are getting inundated with podcasts.

You go in there trying …

108: The Android Podcast App We’ve All Been Waiting For. Sort of.

July 10th, 2018

9:18

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


All right. Alright.

In the world of podcasting, as most of you know, Apple has been the big player for a long, long, long time.

One of the things that points that out to us is that worldwide, …

107: Podcast Success Formula: Find A Need And Fill It, with Danny Sunshine Bauer

July 5th, 2018

41:20

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Podcast Success is not accidental.

It happens through deliberate strategy and dedicated hard work.

Danny “Sunshine” Bauer is a former educator and administrator turned life and leadership …

106: Does GDPR Apply To Your Podcast? Maybe

June 26th, 2018

15:56

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


GDPR (the global data protection regulation) is now in effect. What does it mean for your podcast?

That’s a very …

105: One Podcast Conference To Rule Them All

June 19th, 2018

43:43

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


I’ve been to a handful of podcast conferences in my day - but there’s nothing quite like Podcast Movement. As my guest, …

104: Podcast Production Workflow: How To Make It Happen Every Episode

June 12th, 2018

48:13

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Welcome back to Podcastification - on this episode I’m walking you through the step by step details of what I do to …

103: Virtual Services Make Perfect Sense For Podcasting - Take The Plunge, with Nathan Hirsch

June 5th, 2018

23:47

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


For as long as I’ve been playing around and working on the internet, I’ve heard people touting the benefits of paying for virtual services - you know, VAs and that kind of stuff.

From the …

102: Which Podcast Structure Works Best? Here’s the answer!

May 29th, 2018

14:42

https://podcastfasttrack.com/



“What’s the BEST structure for a podcast? I mean… one that really engages listeners and keeps their attention throughout the episode?”

I am asked that question - and questions like it - all - …

101: Audio Engineering Programs Have NOTHING On This Guy - Chris Curran

May 22nd, 2018

31:37

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Contact Carey

There are lots of high-dollar audio engineering programs out there these days. Lots more than when I was …

100: Podcast Sponsorships: What Nobody Is Telling You

May 1st, 2018

20:07

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Contact Carey

Podcast sponsorships are a hot topic - because almost everyone and their dog wants to make money from their podcast. It makes sense, if you’re going to invest so much time in …

99: Put Your Audience First For Greater Podcast Success

April 17th, 2018

30:21

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Contact Carey

I’ve learned the hard way that the typical gimme, gimme, gimme approach to promotion never works - you’ve got to learn how to put your audience first.

It’s not an easy concept to …

98: iTunes Podcast Rankings: The Metric That Says Next to Nothing

April 10th, 2018

15:03

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


There’s a lot of hoopla about iTunes podcast rankings: “We are the number 10 business podcast in iTunes!” It sounds impressive.

And for those of us who have never shown up on the iTunes “Top …

97: Will Cyborgs Listen To Podcasts? : My Podcasting Predictions - 2018

April 3rd, 2018

37:19

https://podcastfasttrack.com/



Wanna hear my predictions about where the podcasting industry is headed? You can - on this episode of Podcastification.

You know every year Edison Research comes out with what's called The …

96: 10 Benefits of Podcasts (Reasons People Listen)

March 27th, 2018

20:52

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


As a podcaster, you no doubt have thought about the benefits of podcasts. You wouldn’t be podcasting if you didn’t know …

95: Robots. Reading Audio Books. On Podcasts. Really. With Jim Kukral

March 20th, 2018

32:23

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Jim Kukral is quick to say that his new service, Book2Pod is not a service that creates audio books.

So I’ll say it for him. ;) Because that’s EXACTLY what it is… except for a few differences…

94: Alexa Podcasts Are A Thing. Here’s Why You Should Care

March 13th, 2018

10:12

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Alexa podcast is a thing. Really, it is. We podcasters need to start thinking about where the industry is headed.

Now that podcasts can be listened to on Smart speakers like Alexa, there are …

93: Ignore This Audio Production Software At Your Own Risk

March 6th, 2018

29:41

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Whenever we think about audio production software we typically think about programs that allows to record and edit. …

92: Podcasting Tips I Learned From NPR

February 27th, 2018

28:07

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

I figure, if I want to learn podcasting tips that can help my show stand apart in the crowded podcastosphere, I might as well go to the people who have made a living from doing audio well.

91: RANT: You Could Be Killing Your Podcast Growth Curve

February 20th, 2018

12:23

https://podcastfasttrack.com/



3 Ways to NOT Kill Your Podcast Growth Curve

Warning - warning - warning. There's a rant ahead!

I have seen this same mistake on podcaster’s websites over and over and over now, so I plead …

90: [[2018 UPDATE]] - Good Podcast Names Really Matter: A Case Study

February 13th, 2018

24:51

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


There are all kinds of crazy names people give to their podcasts in the Apple Podcasts directory, but I don't believe most of them are good podcast names.

This episode of the show is all …

89: Podcast Intro Music Dos and Don’ts: A Legal Q&A with Gordon Firemark

February 6th, 2018

34:02

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Questions about the proper use of podcast intro music and outro music are some of the most common things people ask me …

88: How To Create A Pinterest Strategy To Promote Your Podcast, with Kathryn Moorhouse

January 30th, 2018

54:27

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Pinterest itself has been a mystery to me for a very long long time, so to talk about having a Pinterest strategy for my podcast is like asking me to be a girl. I don’t know anything about …

87: Effective Podcast Marketing & Content Creation Anyone Can Do, with Kyle Bondo

January 23rd, 2018

41:01

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Podcast marketing - getting your show noticed by the audience you’re trying to reach - is a tough thing to figure out.

You don’t want to be the smarmy guy or gal who’s in every channel …

86: DEMO: Mobile Recording for My Podcast Step By Step

January 16th, 2018

23:01

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Mobile Recording can be hard to figure out, especially if you don’t have a money tree growing in your backyard. I’ve given a lot of thought to this from a “lean budget” perspective and have …

85: How To Be An Effective PR Manager For Your Podcast and Brand, with Josh Elledge

January 9th, 2018

39:05

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

If I were to insist to you that you are your best PR manager, you would probably think I'm crazy. Why? Because you don't …

84: Easy Wins for Your Podcast - OR - 8 Mistakes Podcasters Should Avoid

December 19th, 2017

35:07

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


There are quite a number of easy wins you can get to make your podcast better.

Is there any reason you wouldn't want to …

83: How To Get More Podcast Guests and Become One Yourself, with Andrew Alleman of Podcast Guests

December 12th, 2017

21:56

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


As a person involved in doing podcast production, it is fairly often that someone asks me if my company offers a service …

82: Struggling to Make the Time for Podcasting? This Might Help

December 4th, 2017

20:17

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Are you experiencing the struggle to make time for your podcast?

You are definitely not alone. Perhaps the most common question I receive for appliance and others who find out that I am a …

81: How to Record Interviews: 2017 Demo of The Best Options

November 28th, 2017

35:59

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


How to record interviews over a distance is one of the most frustrating things for many podcasters - and the tech is not …

80: Share Audio Files Beautifully on Social: Baird Hall Tells Us About Wavve

November 21st, 2017

34:32

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Have you ever tried to share audio files on social media?

Man, what a PAIN it can be! Depending on where your audio file link comes from, what format the file is in, which social media …

79: The 2017-2018 List of Podcast Directories Your Podcast MUST Be Listed In

November 14th, 2017

44:18

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

I thought it was about time I did something REALLY helpful and did the research required to tell you exactly - step by …

78: Your Podcast Workflow: Optimize, Automate, and Outsource It, with Ari Meisel

November 7th, 2017

24:46

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

How much thought have you given to your podcast workflow recently?

That much, huh? ;)

I've been thinking about mine a lot lately because I have found myself caught up in the minutiae instead …

77: Want to Monetize a Podcast? Here Are Your Options

October 31st, 2017

21:56

 https://podcastfasttrack.com/

If I had a nickel for every time a client or potential client or random podcaster has asked me…

76: How to Use Long-Tail Keywords to Get Your Podcast Found

October 24th, 2017

16:32

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Podcasters tend to love their gadgets -

microphones (dynamic or condenser), digital recorders (Zoom H6 or the Tascam DP-006) - and more.

What we’re not typically very good at is learning and …

75: How High Quality Backlinks Can Get You More Podcast Listeners

October 18th, 2017

15:13

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

If you are not familiar with the term “backlinks,” you’re about to be. ;)

I have come to believe that backlinks (among 

74: Podcast Promotion: A Deep Dive into Content Marketing for Podcasting

September 4th, 2017

44:43

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Podcast promotion is a hot topic these days... but do you see it as a form of content marketing?


Everybody (naturally) …

73: Updates to iTunes Tags: What Podcasters Need To Know

July 27th, 2017

17:59

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

OK, it’s July of 2017 and the powers that be over at Apple have announced that the next version of their software (IOS …

72: I’m The Poster Child of Terrible Podcast Episodes… But You Knew That, Didn’t You?

July 10th, 2017

10:08

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Talk about a TERRIBLE PODCAST EPISODE - episode 70 of this podcast was it…. And it had NOTHING to do with my guest, Dave …

71: How YOU Can Be The Trusted Resource Your Listeners Are Looking For

July 3rd, 2017

11:59

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


Are you podcasting as a content marketing move? You know, trying to become the trusted resource in your niche that your listeners turn to for help and advice?

I think that’s a good plan. A …

70: Stop Worrying About Downloads and Make Great Podcasts, with Dave Jackson

June 27th, 2017

41:04

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


There are a lot of great podcasts - and none of them just happened or got that way overnight. There’s lots of tweaking …

69: In Search of the Best Way to Record an Interview, with Mark Hills of Cleanfeed

June 20th, 2017

33:03

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com

Interviews, interviews, interviews. I don’t know the stats but I bet a vast majority of podcasts out there are …

68: Podcast Setup For Beginners. Seriously, Anyone Can Do This

June 13th, 2017

41:27

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


If you’ve ever wondered how technical and complicated it is to get a podcast setup - I’ve recorded this episode to simply say (and demonstrate) - not very. Seriously.

I think anyone with half …

67: Grow Your Podcast Via Your Own Custom App, with Rob Walch

June 5th, 2017

33:25

https://podcastfasttrack.com/


You want to grow your podcast. I want to grow My podcast(s). There’s no question that we all want to reach a broader audience. That’s part of why we podcast in the first place - we have …

66: Podcast Production Tips, Mistakes, and Funny Client Stories, with Steve Stewart

May 29th, 2017

52:53

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

Podcast production gets easier as you do it more. Naturally, right? That’s at least part of the reason I thought it …

64: How to Stay Encouraged On Your Podcasting Journey, with Rob Greenlee

May 23rd, 2017

41:42

https://podcastfasttrack.com/

 

It is hard to stay encouraged in any pursuit in life - simply because discouraging things come up against your efforts. I’ve found podcasting to be that way - IN SPADES! There seem to be so …

62: A Hack For Making Better Connections With Your Listeners

May 8th, 2017

29:30

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com 

The better your connections with your listeners - the better your connection with the EXACT people who can propel your podcast and brand forward. Just think about the way people feel …

61: The Art & Skill of Great Conversations With Your Podcast Guests

May 1st, 2017

23:39

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com 

One of the reasons we do interviews at all is because we want the value a great conversation can bring to our show. …

60: How To Get Your Podcast Guest Ready For Your Show

April 24th, 2017

33:02

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com 

In the last episode of Podcastification I gave you my best tips on getting that ideal podcast guest to say “Yes” to your invitation to be your show. Today I’m going to take you to the …

59: How to Get The Influencer In Your Niche To Be Your Podcast Guest

April 17th, 2017

34:05

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com 

What is the best way to reach out to influencers and guests you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to be on your podcast? In this series I’m going to walk you through everything from reaching …

58: Podcast Statistics: What Matters, What Doesn’t, with Rob Walch of Libsyn

April 10th, 2017

52:20

www.Podcastification.com 

Podcast statistics can be one of two things - incredibly intimidating or incredibly intoxicating. Which is it for you? Since …

57: How To Find And Book Qualified Podcast Guests

March 28th, 2017

14:08

HTTP://WWW.PODCASTFASTTRACK.COM 

If you do an interview-based podcast you know the headache of booking qualified podcast guests. The internet (and the world, for that matter) is a very big place. How do you find, connect …

56: How To Avoid Technical Glitches When You Record Interviews

March 20th, 2017

10:56

Do you record interviews with guests for your podcast? Have you ever run into a situation where something goes wrong with the connection? Skype crashes. The voice of your guest is delayed. Every other word is a …

55: Use A Podcast Template To Cut Recording And Production Time

March 13th, 2017

23:50

We all love our podcasts. But there are aspects of producing them that we HATE (or at least don’t love as much). One of those for many people is the AMOUNT OF TIME it takes to do the actual audio production - from …

54: Podcasting On The Go - Hacks to Record On The Road

March 9th, 2017

17:59

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com 

It’s becoming more and more common that people need to figure out how they can do podcasting on the go. I can hear Willie singing it now…

53: How to Work Effectively With A Podcast Editor

February 28th, 2017

26:48

If you are finally able and willing to take the plunge and hire a podcast editor to handle the editing and production of your show - HOLD ON A MINUTE! You don’t want to rush into it without knowing some of the pitfalls …

52: Podcast Editing Services: How To Find The Right One

February 20th, 2017

22:20

If you are at the point that you’re considering a podcast editing service, there are many things you need to keep in mind to ensure that you find the RIGHT service to fit your needs. I’ve been running a podcast editing …

51: What are GOOD Podcast Download Numbers?

February 13th, 2017

9:41

Every podcaster wants BIG podcast download numbers. I mean, we hear about amazing accomplishments when it comes to downloads - like Mark Maron’s episode with President Obama, or the most recent episode of Dan Carlin’s “

50: Is A Podcast Editing Service Really Necessary? (To edit or not to edit)

February 6th, 2017

9:35

If you haven’t noticed there are LOTS of podcast editing services popping up these days. And no wonder - there are more than 1000 new podcasts being added to iTunes every day! But the reality of more services popping up …

49: Is this the best social media app for podcasters?

January 17th, 2017

24:56

The best social media apps in the online space had better watch out. There’s a fairly new app on the scene that has integrated a TON of great features into its interface. It’s called eClincher and you need to know about …

48: How to Make Your Podcast Stand Out From the Crowd

January 4th, 2017

18:38

If you want to stand out from the crowd as a podcaster, you’re going to have to up your game. I don’t care how professional or expert you are in what you do as a business, if you want to grow your podcast audience …

47: Podcast Show Notes That Work!

December 6th, 2016

43:28

If the enthusiasm for your podcast is lagging because you are getting stuck in the rut of podcast show notes creation, I feel your pain. Show notes are definitely one of the less enjoyable aspects of putting together a …

46: Building Relationships Through Attending Podcast Events

November 29th, 2016

54:55

Building relationships with other podcasters is a very cool thing.

I’ve experienced it online for a long time with people in various groups I’m a part …

45: Does Your Podcast Have A Subscribe Button? Or two? Or three?

September 13th, 2016

4:47
The all important SUBSCRIBE BUTTON.

It’s one of the most overlooked things podcasters leave off of their websites.

Me included.

On this episode I’m responding to a listener comment on the blog. In all honesty, she was …

44: Do I Get More Podcast Subscribers by Sending Them to iTunes or My Website?

August 3rd, 2016

6:22
Podcast subscribers are important people to us podcasters.

They are the ones who make the show possible - I mean, very few of us would be doing a …

42: Interview Valet: a Full Service Podcast Guest and Promotion Service

July 19th, 2016

15:54
Interview Valet is a pretty cool service...

Tom Schwab and company are working hard to help people with a...

  • Book to promote
  • A business to run
  • A course …

41: Another perfect audio recording solution – with Tim Sinclair of Ringr

June 1st, 2016

13:59
I'm talking today with Tim from Ringer.

Ringr is one of the first apps available to do recordings native from each side of a distance conversation, but until now it's only been available as a smart phone or smart device …

40: Monetize your podcast with Pinecast

May 31st, 2016

18:04
There are only so many ways you can MONETIZE your podcast...

and my guest today is part of a team that is brainstorming and creating a new way to do it, including the integration of your media host into the monetization …

39: A new and simple way to get guests for your podcast (or to become a podcast guest)

May 3rd, 2016

19:13
If you do interview or conversation style podcast episodes, you know the pain and trouble that can come from trying to wrangle up a new guest every single episode.

Andrew Allemann felt that same pain and decided to do …

37: Yet another incredible audio recording solution - with Josh from Zencastr

March 16th, 2016

26:13
As you can tell, I am a huge fan of great audio recording solutions...

and there are more and more apps coming out that are so helpful in getting …

36: Multiple podcasts at once: Is it a good idea? with Daniel J. Lewis of The Audacity To Podcast

February 23rd, 2016

16:51

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com/moreshows

Is it a good idea to publish more than one podcast show at the same time?

Should you produce multiple podcast …

35: A podcast hosting made simple – SHOUTENGINE

February 3rd, 2016

21:44
Podcast Hosting is one of the basic things you need to get in place if you're going to start a podcast.

And there's lots of great services out there.

33: Podfading: What I’ve learned working with over 20 clients

December 22nd, 2015

6:06

https://www.PodcastFastTrack.com/podfading

The Podfading spectre is alive and well.

I've done my share of sporadic publishing of my show. If you've listened for any amount of time, you know that to be true.

On this episode …

32: Podcast music that is LEGAL for you to use!

December 1st, 2015

10:54

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com/GetSomeMusic

Podcast music is something that makes a show stand out... in good ways and bad ways.

Your podcast can STAND OUT in a bad way if YOU USE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC AND GET SUED.

Your …

31: 1 thing you should ALWAYS mention on your podcast episodes

November 24th, 2015

4:36

http://www.PodcastFastTrack.com/AlwaysDoThis

Today I'm going to tell you to do something every single time you publish a podcast episode that I have NOT always done.

That's part of the force behind why I think this is so …

30: Crafting GREAT Episode Titles

November 17th, 2015

9:55
Episode Titles are a lot more important than many podcasters think...

Most of us are done with:

  • blocking out the time to record
  • scheduling interviews

28: YET ANOTHER way to repurpose your old podcast audio

October 13th, 2015

4:53
Is your old podcast audio doomed to obscurity?

As you may know from listening to previous episodes of Podcastification, one of the things I absolutely …

27: The one hack to “must listen” podcast interviews

October 6th, 2015

3:28
If you really want to be a top guest interviewer, this is all you need.

Honestly.

I've been doing podcast interviews for some time now and this tip somehow alluded my notice.

Until I read about it on the Vimeo blog. You …

26: Increasing the lifespan of your podcast episodes with social media

September 25th, 2015

8:57
One of the things I HATE about podcasting is that my episodes might have a good run of listens when they're first released...

And then they seem to drop off the face of the earth. I've come to realize that the content …

25: Who listens to podcasts? Survey results you can use to determine your podcasting strategy!

September 22nd, 2015

8:53
Podcasts are THE new media of the masses... and it's only growing!

That's my interpretation of the results Edison research released from their …

23: Show notes: Step 3 – Writing social media blurbs to promote your podcast (and how to craft a great title)

September 8th, 2015

10:16

This is the 4th of 3 posts on "SHOW NOTES" - hear the previous entries here

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Our show notes creation also includes social media blurbs...

That's what we call them anyway.

These are a combination of …

22: Podcast Show notes – Step 2 to making them epic!

September 1st, 2015

10:06
Quality show notes matter!

Two episodes ago, I tried to convince you that you need to take the time to create quality show notes. If you missed that episode, you can go to www.PodcastfastTrack.com/20 to hear my reasoning.

21: Show notes: Step 1 to making them epic

August 25th, 2015

9:40
There is a two-fold problem when it comes to writing truly epic show notes

Good show notes have to be optimized, which takes a certain degree of …

20: Show notes: The top 4 reasons your podcast needs them

August 18th, 2015

9:21
Creating quality show notes for a podcast episode takes time... is it worth it?

I've heard all kinds of opinions about the subject...

  • In Facebook groups

19: Better podcast audio from a bad room, 5 Tips to improve it NOW

August 11th, 2015

9:03
A bad recording space can ruin your podcast audio.

Yes, I said, "ruin" it.

What makes a room a bad place to record? There are many things but here's a list of the TOP 3 room issues, that I'm going to help you address in …

18: A little known shortcut for Libsyn and WordPress users that will save you time

August 4th, 2015

6:40
Libsyn is one of the biggest names in podcast hosting. Wordpress is one of the biggest names in websites.

Put them together and what have you got? A great combination of experience, efficiency, and effectiveness in …

17: Recording Skype calls for podcast audio

July 28th, 2015

9:05
**THIS EPISODE CONTENT IS OUTDATED**Skype is one of those applications that has changed the world.

Seriously, think about it.

Most people listening to this podcast didn't grow up with the ability to video conference with …

16: How to eliminate filler words in your podcast without editing

July 21st, 2015

12:39
Um.... You know, like, those filler words.... uh... we all, like... use when we speak... are uh... practically... like, the worst!

Almost every person who speaks uses filler words of one kind or another.

It's mostly done …

15: 2 Simple ways to get the best sound quality on guest interviews

July 14th, 2015

8:40
Sound quality really, really, really matters for your podcast show.

If you want to know how much I believe that to be the case you should go back and …

14: How to create call to action links for your podcast

July 7th, 2015

13:00
It's frustrating when you're listening to a podcast while driving or jogging and the host mentions a link of interest or a call to action and you have no way of grabbing it for later!

You know what I mean?

You've got to …

13: How to use and set explicit tags for your podcast and its episodes

June 30th, 2015

15:48
The explicit tag for your podcast is a really big deal

Free speech is a big deal in the U.S. - which is where I'm broadcasting from, and I'm not one to say that you or anybody else can't say whatever you want to say in …

12: Get featured in Apple’s podcasts app – maybe

June 23rd, 2015

15:07
The content on this page is outdated. Apple has a NEW approach to this topic that is shrouded in mystery. Sorry ):How would you like your podcast to …

11: Batch recording your podcast – save time, record better

June 16th, 2015

10:34
How to do batch recordings to stay organized and save time

This episode is hands-on practical. If you apply the information you find in this episode, you'll find yourself having more time to do other things.

So... enough …

10: How to go about repurposing your old podcast episodes

June 9th, 2015

16:31

You've created so many episodes of incredible content over the years:

  • Guest interviews
  • Teaching segments
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Step by step tutorials

All of …

7: Should you use a podcast script?

May 19th, 2015

7:53
When I was 8 years old I didn't know anything about a "podcast script."

I mean come on, podcasting didn't even exist then. But that's when I first …

6: My top 5 Interviewing tips for podcasters

May 11th, 2015

9:55
Are you doing an interview podcast? Could you use some interviewing tips?

You're in luck... 'cause I'm about to give you some (and point you to some …

5: A DIY Way To Get A Sponsor For Your Podcast

May 7th, 2015

14:07
Get a sponsor for your podcast... go ahead, I dare you!

As you probably know by now, getting a sponsor for your show is not such a simple thing to do.

4: Configuring Blubrry PowerPress to Optimize Apple Podcasts Search

May 1st, 2015

11:48
What about PowerPress?

In my last post I told you all about optimizing the ID3 tags in your actual mp3 files to benefit you in iTunes search.

UPDATE: …

2: Why audio editing and professional sounding audio really, really, really matter.

April 16th, 2015

6:06
Audio editing is a MUST for your podcast

You'd expect to hear this from a guy who edits podcast audio for a living, but I'm going to say it anyway - your audio quality matters.

Why?

Like it or not, people make quick …

1: Introducting Podcastification: The best podcast education money can’t buy

April 16th, 2015

9:40
The best podcast education money can't buy... what does THAT mean?

It's my not-so-clever way of introducing you to this, my new podcast about podcasting.

Yeah, I know there are a lot of great podcasts about podcasting …

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