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The Cliff Ravenscraft Show | Take Your Message, Your Business and Your Life To The Next Level

Summary: Are you ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level? Want to learn from someone with more than a decade of experience, training tens of thousands of people from all around the world? This podcast will help you change your belief about who you are and what you are able to achieve in this world. It will help you rediscover your ability to dream big dreams. It will help you discover and break free from the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from living the life that you were created for. Cliff has personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts and businesses built around those podcasts. Among his clients are Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Dan Miller, and so many more. #SubscribeToday

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 332 Upgrading To Mavericks – Keynote 6.0 Vs Keynote 09 (5.3) – New Media Expo Podcasting Track – Multiple Displays & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:10

Why I Downgraded To Keynote 09 This week, I made the decision to go ahead and upgrade a few of my computers to the latest version of Apple's Mac OSX operating system, Mavericks. In the episode, I share my experiences with the upgrade and how much I love the multiple display support. During the upgrade process, I had also upgraded to the latest version of Keynote (6.0). While the user interface is drastically different and will take some getting used to, I suppose that most of the features to create a presentation, at least the ones that I have ever used, seem to still be there. However, I made the decision to downgrade back to Keynote 09 (version 5.3) due to the lack of customization within the presenter window. I discuss this, in great detail, in the episode.     Podcasting Patent Update The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a formal challenge to the so-called "podcasting patent" used by Personal Audio, LLC. In January 2013, Personal Audio, LLC, began suing a number of podcasters, including comedian The Adam Carolla Show and three major television networks, claiming they infringe US Patent No. 8,112,504. The challenge petition shows that Personal Audio did not invent anything new, and, in fact, other people were podcasting years before Personal Audio first applied for their patent. More details can be found by clicking here.     The Podcasting Track of New Media Expo As the Director of Podcasting For New Media Expo, I have been working with a large number of successful podcasters, over the past several months, putting together and amazing lineup for the Podcasting Track for our NMX 2014 event that will be held in Las Vegas this coming January. In this episode, I give the most comprehensive view of the amazing sessions that will be offered at the event. One thing is for sure. If you are a podcaster and you do not make it to NMX 2014, you will regret it.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $150 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiiliate Conference Link -

 331 Facebook Page or Personal Profile? And Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:12

Facebook Page or Personal Profile (00:24:41) In this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher and I respond to someone who asked our thoughts on promoting our brand with a Facebook Page vs. a Facebook Personal Profile.     Call Recorder May Conti...

 330 Skype Is Shutting Off Access To Pamela And Call Reorder (UPDATE), Stats Addiction And More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:49

Skype Cutting Access To Software Recorders I've recently been informed that Skype is shutting down it's desktop API in December 2013. This will affect podcasters who rely on software plugins like Pamela or Call Recorder to record Skype conversations for their podcasts. Skype has a brief note about this on their support website. The developers behind the Pamela Plugin for the PC also have a post about this on their support website. I had Erik Fisher join me to talk about this subject in this episode. (Topic Starts At 00:48:42) (NOTE: SEE SKYPE UPDATE BELOW)     Skype Desktop API Update Great news! Skype has decided to cancel it's plans to stop supporting their desktop API after December of this year. In a blog post on 11/6/2013, they said, "Previously we shared that we would retire the Desktop API later this year. However, I’m happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices." This means that if you are using Skype recording software that works today, it will continue to be supported beyond December of this year!     Product Pages Get An Upgrade (00:07:23) I'll eventually get around to updating the listing for each of my digital training tutorials found on my products page. However, in this episode, I share what I've been working on as far as creating stand alone pages that are used to actually deliver these tutorials. While I was creating these new pages, I updated my Inside The Studio tutorial with three brand new tutorials. In the episode, I shared my encouragement to get this tutorial at the $75 price while you can. I will be raising the cost of this tutorial to $100 VERY SOON.     Stats Addiction (00:18:14) Erik Fisher and I have an updated discussion on the topic of having too much focus on our download stats and our iTunes Rankings. Listen to the episode to find out our thoughts on this.     Twitter Allows You To Receive DM's from people you don't follow (00:39:01) Erik and I also discuss Twitter's new functionality that allows you to "opt-in" to the ability to receive direct messages from anyone on Twitter, even if you are not following them.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com    

 329 Seven Ways To Market Affiliate Products | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:59

7 Ways To Market Affiliate Products In this week's episode I am joined by my great friend, Mark Mason, from the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast. In our conversation, we discuss seven things that podcasters can do to market affiliate products. (This Topic Starts at 00:21:36) 1. Do An Honest Review of a Product you use. 2. Do case studies and provide examples and data. 3. Interview people from the company. 4. Give away a free products in exchange for engagement. 5. Create a special bonus products 6. Create an fantastic blog post using all of the above. 7. Promote to your list.   I'm doing a daily podcast! In this episode, I share why I am actually doing something that I attempt to talk most people out of. I encourage everyone to check out episode 536 of Pursuing A Balanced Life for full details about why I am currenlty producing that podcast on a daily basis. Pursuing a Balance Life - Click Here To Listen! Pursuing A Balanced Life was originally launched in March of 2006. When it started, I (Cliff Ravenscraft), worked as an independent insurance agent, in a family run insurance agency, and had only been podcasting as a hobby for a few short months. In January 2008, I left my career in insurance, after 11 years, to pursue podcasting as my full-time career. This podcast has served as an audio journal that has chronicled everything that led to my decision to leave my career in insurance and to start my own online business. This podcast contains the most exhaustive account of all the things that I have learned about building my own business and how I've managed to balance all the demands that come along with being an entrepreneur. I invite you to subscribe and join me as I continue to share all the business and success principles that I learn along the way as well as my pursuit of finding a balance between my focus on my career, my desire to be a great husband and father, my desire to become more physically fit and healthy, and my desire to live a life of faith. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast:     Podcast Awards Now Accepting Nominations I am delighted to announce that I have, once again, made the decision to become a corporate sponsor of The Podcast Awards. The nomination process is now open for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards. You can submit your nominations through October 15th at http://PodcastAwards.com.     Personal Plug of The Week This week's personal plug of the week goes out to Jessy K. Piskai, from the When In Korea podcast. Jessy created this podcast as a resource for military wives who are going to be stationed, with their spouse, in South Korea.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you.

 328 Finding Your Voice – Knowing What You Want To Share With The World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:36

Three Ideas For Finding Your Voice In this episode, I invite Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang back to Podcast Answer Man. Joel and Pei were featured as guests back on episode 226 where we discussed how you can make yourself newsworthy. Joel is coming out with a new book titled "Finding Your voice – sort through the clutter and discover clarity, confidence and direction" that is being published by SoundWisdom. The book is scheduled for release on November 5th. However, you can pre-order the book by clicking here. If you do end up pre-ordering the book, you can get your book bonuses by clicking here. In my conversation with Joel and Pei, we discussed three ideas to help you discover the message that you have to share with the world. 1. Finding your voice in the "past" - your past leaves clues. 2. Finding your voice in the "questions" others have for you. 3. Finding your voice in the “struggles”     YouTube Audio Library YouTube recently launched their Free Audio Library with 150 Royalty-Free audio tracks that you can download and use in any of your creative productions. YouTube already offered more than 150,000 audio tracks on its site previously. However, those tracks were not able to be downloaded or edited in any way. Also, those tracks were only licensed for use in YouTube videos. These new tracks are available as 320 Kbps MP3 files and YouTube says that they can be used for “any creative purpose” even outside of YouTube. In this social media segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss when you may or may not want to use these audio tracks.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews,

 327 Connecting With Successful People, Self Confidence & Why I Prefer Going More Niche With Your Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:04

Inspiring Personal Plug of The Week (00:02:30) This week's personal plug of the week is the High-Income Business Writing Podcast with Ed Gandia. In fact, episode 22 of Ed's podcast caused me to think of a number of valuable topics that I decided to share in this episode, while I was recording on the fly. Some of the topics that were inspired are as follows. - Self Confidence - Authenticity - Transparency - Focusing on a specific niche audience. - Why I subscribe to successful shows in other niche fields.     Connecting With Successful People (00:23:37) How I have come to have such a close personal connection to several very successful individuals is a topic that seems to come up frequently when I talk with folks who are looking to get their brand noticed. I don't believe that there is any sort of formula for getting on someone's radar. However, in this episode, I do share some of the insights that I have gained by tracing the steps that led me to the relationships that I have built the successful people I most wanted to do life with. Also, I have had the privilege of witnessing how others have got to the place where they also got noticed by these successful individuals.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio.

 326 iTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS – TimeTrade For Scheduling – PressGram – And Adding Contributors To Your Facebook Photo Album | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:02

iTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS Yesterday, it seemed as though everyone was focused on the fact that Apple released iOS7. However, Apple also snuck out an update for iTunes bringing us version 11.1. One of the most interesting features, to me, was that you can now sync your podcast subscriptions, via iCloud, with your Apple Podcasts app on iOS. I share my thoughts on this in the episode.     TimeTrade For Scheduling Years ago, I used to use a service called "Tungle" to assist me in setting appointments with a large number of individuals. That service was eventually purchased by RIM (Blackberry) and it quickly became less desirable over time. Recently, I found myself in need of scheduling meetings with a large number of folks for the NMX Podcasting Track as well as a number of fellow podcasters who wanted to schedule a time to interview me on their podcast. There are no shortage of online services that provide a solution for this. However, in this episode, I share why I chose to go with TimeTrade (Not an affiliate link).     Suzie Farthing & Reeger Cortell Discuss Podcasting A to Z Suzie Farthing and Reeger Cortell are both alumni members of my Podcasting A to Z online training course. Both Suzie and Reeger are in the nursing profession and have both launched podcasts related to their professional field. Suzie's show is the One Love For Nurses podcast. Reeger's show is the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. The interesting thing about these two are that they were not in the same session of Podcasting A to Z. Instead, they met in the private Facebook group that is only available to alumni members who have gone through this four week course. After finding how much their show's had in common, Suzie invited Reeger to be a guest on episode 24 of her show. I was not aware of this interview until after the fact, when Suzie emailed me to tell me that my Podcasting A to Z course became a subject of conversation in the interview. I was so thrilled to hear about their perspective on the course, that simply came out of a casual conversation. I was honored by what they had to say and I received permission to play 8 minutes of that interview in this episode of Podcast Answer Man.     Sharing Photos Online In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss two social media stories related to sharing photographs online. Erik shares his initial thoughts on the new PressGram service created by John Saddington. I share my thoughts on the news that Facebook now allows you to add up to 50 contributors to your photo albums and circumstances where such a feature may be helpful to building your brand.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you.

 325 Seven Things Podcasters Need To Know About Affiliate Marketing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:40

Let's Talk Affiiliate Marketing In this week's episode I am joined by my great friend, Mark Mason, from the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast. A majority of this week's show is focused on things that podcasters should know when it comes to affiliate marketing. (This Topic Starts at 00:12:34) The seven things we cover in our discussion: 1. What is affiliate marketing? 2. Why is affiliate marketing great for podcasters? 3. What products should I promote? 4. There are products that match your niche. 5. You must disclose. 6. Beautify and simplify (redirect) your links. 7. Affiliate marketing is a math problem.     Personal Plug of The Week This week's personal plug of the week goes out to Jeff Brown of the Read To Lead Podcast. Jeff believes that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. Each episode features a conversation with a successful and inspiring nonfiction author. Authors discuss their latest book and their unique perspectives on Leadership, Personal Development, Business, Marketing, Career and Entrepreneurship. If you check out his show and like it, please be sure to tell him that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio.

 324 Podcasting As An Occupation? How Long Before My Podcast Will Start Generating Income? My Thoughts On This And More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:29

Show Me The Money! (Topic starts at 00:03:44) There are times when I feel like Jerry Maguire in this scene from the movie (WARNING: Strong language in clip). Okay, so this is a bit of an exaggeration. The fact is that I have made it a point to not yet enter into a relationship where clients are expecting me to "show them the money." I've stopped counting the number of times that folks have come to me, expecting me to teach them how to turn their podcast into their full-time career or how to create a podcast that will begin providing them a significant income. The common theme among all these requests has been that these individuals see their podcast as "a product" or "a service" and that they can turn their podcast into a lucrative business. One person sent me an email asking, "Does a well-done, interesting daily financial podcast have the potential to generate perhaps $3k per month of income within 12 to 24 months if I hammer it and work my butt off on it?" Another person, who was thinking about signing up for my Podcasting A to Z course, asked "What the payback period is for the investment in your course?  On average, how long does it take for your students to earn their investment back?" Yet another person wrote to tell me, "I've lost my job. So naturally, I want to figure out a way to make the podcast and my youtube channel more lucrative and make it my occupation." Please understand that I do believe that it is possible to generate income directly from your podcasting efforts. In fact, I did a lengthy blog post back in August 2011 where I shared some very personal details about how much income I was generating from my own podcasting efforts. You can read that post by clicking here. I also gave a one hour presentation at BlogWorld LA 2011 (Now known as New Media Expo), titled "Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income From Your Podcasting Efforts. I'll post it below. As you can see, I do not shy away from the topic of monetization and I have no issues with folks generating income directly from their podcasts. However, in this episode, I share some pretty strong feelings on putting too much pressure on your podcast to directly generate income. I do not believe that a podcast should be looked at as a business or a career. Are there exceptions to this? Yep! However, I have found it easier to succeed when you actually develop a genuine business where you offer products and/or services that provide value to your target audience. As people come to know, like and trust you, they can then make a decision to purchase your products and/or services, or the products and services of those you recommend. I do directly generate a few thousand dollars a month from sponsorship of a few podcasts and from affiliate commissions that I earn from recommending products and services in my podcast. Only a very small percentage of my income, however, is generated in this way. I want to point out that I've been podcasting since 2005 and have produced more than 3,100 podcast episodes and have a following that is in the hundreds of thousands of people at this point in my journey. This is not something I built within 12 to 18 months. Even today, I do not see any of my podcasts as my "business." Instead, I have a business model that is made of of many different streams of income from many different products and services that I offer. Here are a few things that I do that generate income for my actual business. - Coaching & Consulting, Including Podcasting A to Z. - Facilitating The Podcast Mastermind which I founded in March 2012. - Equipment sales made at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/equipment. - Video Training Tutorial Sales made at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/products. - A referral network where I earn commission on referring clients for podcast artwork, one-on-one consulting, etc. - Public Speaking. I started out speaking for free. However, I am now paid well to speak at events.

 323 Invest In Conferences And Yourself – And So Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:49

Invest In Conferences (Starts At 00:25:03) I have been interviewed hundreds of times and I am often asked if I would change anything if I had the chance to go back and do things differently. My response to this has often been "nothing." I've stated that I am who I am today because of all the things that have happened in my journey, including any stupid mistakes I made along the way. However, if there is one thing I wish I would have done in the early days of my business, it would be to invest in attending more conferences right from the beginning. In this episode, I share my thoughts on the importance of attending conferences and why I actually consider them to be an investment rather than an expense. For even more great reasons for why you should invest in conferences, check out episode 74 of The Ray Edwards Show. Here's the conferences that I listed in this episode. - Podcamp Dallas - http://PodcampDallas.com - Social Media Success Summit (ONLINE) - http://gspn.tv/smss - Platform Conference (Promo Code CLIFF) - http://PlatformConference.tv - New Media Expo (Promo Code CLIFF20) - http://nmxlive.com - Social Media Marketing World - http://gspn.tv/socialmedia     Other Questions Covered In This Episode - What format options do I have for my podcast? (00:04:25) - Why do you prefer stereo over mono for your podcast? (00:13:07) - Do you record you and your co-host on separate tracks? (00:18:38) - How long does it take for reviews to post to iTunes? (00:55:56)     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.

 322 USA Today Says Podcasting Is Booming – Evernote Love – Internet Everywhere | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:40

Falling In Love With Evernote? (Starts at 00:46:52) In this week's episode, I invite Erik Fisher to be a sounding board while I go on and on about why I have made the decision to dive, head first, into Evernote. Are you an Evernote fanatic? If so, please share what you love about Evernote and what apps you have connected to it in the comments below.     USA Today Article Says Podcast Is Booming (Starts at 00:01:43) Many people wanted to know my thoughts about the USA Today Article on Podcasting that was released last week. Many podcasters were very upset with a few of the inaccuracies within the written article itself about the origin of podcasting, with assuming that podcasting ever went anywhere to have to return from, and for making it look as though the celebrities from the mainstream media are responsible for saving the podcasting medium from extinction. In this episode, I share my full thoughts on my reactions to this article.     Two Thirds of The World's Population Does Not Have The Internet (Starts at 00:23:00) In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik and I discuss Mark Zuckerberg's mission to bring the Internet to the the entire world's population. We also briefly discuss Google's Loon Project.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man

 321 Six Steps To Communicating More Effectively With Your Next Public Speaking Opportunity. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:47

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I talk with Ken Davis from Dynamic Communicators International. Ken is one of the country’s most sought after motivational and inspirational speakers. He's also the business partner of my great friend, Michael Hy...

 320 How Teaching With A Podcast Led To A Full-Time Career – An Interview With Mark Pentleton of Radio Lingua | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:57

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am very delighted to share a conversation with Mark Pentleton from RadioLingua.com. I first learned about Mark through his Coffee Break Spanish podcast back in the Summer of 2007 when my wife and I were going on vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. I was looking for a podcast that would help me brush up on some of my basic Spanish and was thrilled to find this show. It was not until this conversation that I learned that there are a number of things that Mark and I share in common when comes to how we turned our passion for podcasting into our full-time career. Mark was a secondary school teacher in Scotland and decided to incorporate podcasting as a part of his teaching in a government funded educational project. When that project had ended and podcasting was no longer a part of Mark's day job, he found that his passion for teaching language through podcasting continued on. This led him to create the Coffee Break Spanish Podcast. One thing led to another and he soon found himself launching an entire podcast network around teaching languages called Radio Lingua. In our conversation, you'll get an idea of how this all took place.     Personal Plug of The Week This week's personal plug of the week is the Starve The Doubts podcast with my great friend, Jared Easley. This is an interview format podcast where Jared has conversations with those who have pushed beyond their doubts and have made exciting things happen in their lives. It's a great source of ongoing inspiration. If you enjoy the show, be sure to let him know that you heard about it from the Podcast Answer Man.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice.

 319 Turning A Dream For A Podcast Network Into A Reality & Embedding Facebook Posts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:42

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am delighted to share an interview with my great friend, Stuart Crane. I've talked about stuart in Podcast Answer Man on many occasions, though I may have only mentioned him by name a handful of times. I first met Stuart back in July 2011. My first introduction to him was a letter I received with the largest Plus Membership contribution I had ever received for my podcast network. You can read that letter and see the amount of that contribution by clicking here. Since that time, Stuart and I have developed a great relationship. In fact, Stuart is one of my consulting/coaching clients, he's one of my trusted business advisors, he's now the sponsor of two of my podcasts and most importantly, he is a great friend. There are several reasons why I wanted to have Stuart as a guest on Podcast Answer Man. I wanted to start off by giving some background on who Stuart is, what business experience he has (quite impressive I might add), how he found me and why he made such a large contribution to the gspn.tv network. Next, I wanted to have Stuart share how he came up with the concept for http://TVTalk.com and what he has done to turn that idea into a reality.     Embedding Facebook Posts In this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss the recent news that Facebook is rolling out the ability for us to "embed facebook posts" on our blogs. We pretty much discuss what we found in this article.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.

 318 Five Blogging Tips For Podcasters & Flipboard Magazines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:23

In this week's episode, I am delighted to have my friend, Leslie Samuel, return to Podcast Answer Man. Some of you will remmember that I had Leslie on episode 251 to share his story about how his online efforts helped him land his dream job. In thi...

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