267 Why Bloggers Should Consider Podcasting – Pat Flynn – Adam Baker – Derek Halpern – Katie Davis
Summary: Learn How Audio Podcasting Has Benefited Existing Bloggers! At this years's BlogWorld & New Media Expo's NYC event, I was thrilled to have my great friend, Pat Flynn, put together a panel titled "More Traffic, More Authority, More Customers: Why All Bloggers Should Be Podcasting." The description of the session read: Successful bloggers don’t just blog anymore – they’re everywhere. The panelists in this session will share how podcasting in particular has taken their blog and brand to the next level, helping them get more traffic, more authority and more customers with this overlooked, but powerful and untapped medium. In this week's episode, I share the audio recording from this session in hopes that it will help inspire other bloggers to consider their potential audience that would prefer to hear them speak over reading what they write on their blog. Quotes Worth Considering: - Podcasting is a chance to go deeper with my existing community and a way to reach a whole new community. Adam Baker - I feel like I have a stronger connection to the podcasters I listen to than the bloggers that I read. - Adam Baker - I wanted a platform to allow me to interview experts in my industry. #ReasonsToPodcast - Derek Halpern & Katie Davis. - 20% of those who now read my blog today say that they found me because of my audio podcast. - Pat Flynn - My traffic, to my site, shot up 69% after the launch of my audio podcast. - Derek Halpern Links for the panelists: Pat Flynn - SmartPassiveIncome.com Adam Baker - ManVsDebt.com Derek Halpern - SocialTriggers.com Katie Davis - KatieDavis.com Podcast Artwork for $175 Most podcasters do not invest enough into the artwork for their podcast. The truth is that your podcast artwork is often what sets the 1st impression for your podcast. This is especially true when it comes to those who find your show in a podcast directory. I've been working with Jenny Hamson for several years and she does all my podcast artwork. I've also personally contracted her to do the artwork for all of my coaching and consulting clients. In all the years that I have worked with Jenny, she's never failed to provide artwork that not only meets expectations but delivers far more than could have been anticipated. If you are looking for artwork, please contact Jenny Hamson today and tell her that Cliff sent you! I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews! I started Podcast Answer Man in December of 2006. Would you believe that until April 2012, I never spent much energy to ask anyone to provide a rating and/or review for this show in iTunes? If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer. I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five start rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man. Here are the iTunes reviews that have been posted from 5/26/2012 through 6/21/2012. If you find that the Podcast Answer Man podcast has been valuable to you, would you consider rating and reviewing it in iTunes? If so, please click here. The Podcast Mastermind One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader! Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional! Are you willing to invest in your future success? Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?