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School of Podcasting

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You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


What Will You Do Differently For Your Podcast in 2018?

Every now and then I do an episode where you provide an answer to a question and we all learn together. This episode we asked the question, "What will you be doing differently in 2018?" Here are the people and their answers (in Alphabetical order)

Here is Who Contributed to the Episode

1:50 Abby From - is going to keep podcasting because she is having fun.

3:22 Anna from Authentic Parenting has planned her entire 2018, is going to do deep dives based on audience feedback, and create a form for potential guests.

6:18 Ben from will be more consistent and is adding a blog to his site, and create some online courses to deliver this content. Dave uses Thinkific to manage the School of Podcasting membership area.

8:50 Brad-

11:04 Bryan -

13:45 Clay -

16:24 Daniel Everybody's National Parks

18:22 Erik K Johnson from Podcast Talent Coach and the Podcast Review Show

20:06 Kim from Toastmasters 101

21:34 Kit from Active Travel Adventures Podcast

22:57 Landen from Calling All Platforms

25:08 Randy Cantrel from Peer Advantage Groups

26:18 Scott from the Computer Tutor podcast (plus a big announcement about

29:16 Seth from Geekville Radio

31:17 Todd From Trucker Dump Podcast

35:29 Darwyn from Dealing with My Grief Podcast

37:59 Win from Butterflies of Wisdom

39:38 Zack from Rasing (pa)Rents


Some people are adjusting their schedules (wanting to be more consistent, most are planning on doing fewer episodes to avoid burnout, and to provide more time to promote

Some listeners are planning on focusing on running their show like a business and attempt to bring in some income with their podcast

Some are updating their platform by trying interviews (if they were solo) and vice versa (doing solo shows if they were doing primarily interviews)

Some are looking to find ways to engage their audience more by attending events, creating Facebook Groups, and ramping up their social media presence.

Some are having fun doing their show, and because of that, they aren't going to change a thing

The bottom line is your show is just that YOUR SHOW and you can do whatever you want. If things are going great, then don't change a thing. If you want to try something, then you can. There is only one way to know if it will work. That is to get it in front of your audience. This can be in the form of an email or Facebook looking for feedback, or by just trying something in your show and seeing what kind of feedback you get.

Next Question Episode

For episode 600 I am breaking format. I am doing what is called an "Ask Me Anything" episode (AMA). I am throwing in one more bit of criteria. You can ask me about anything EXCEPT podcasting. 

So if you've ever wanted to know the person behind the microphone, now is the time. This feels a little narcissistic, but the people I passed this idea by thought it would be a good way to let people get to know me (just this one time). I need your questions by January 1st, 2018 (preferably in audio format). Episode 600 is January 8th, 2018. There are different formats you can contact me on my contact page

How Can I Help You With Your Podcast?

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I've been podcasting since 2005, and my background is in Technical Education. I'm an award-winning podcaster ( and trainer) and would love to help you with your podcast.

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