Going from Hobby to Income Stream

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Ready to take your podcast to the next level? Listen in as Travis shares valuable strategies to leverage Facebook groups, Live videos, and your network to increase your audience and your income!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • The importance of knowing your ideal audience number and ideal audience avatar
  • Advice for what not to do when creating an online course
  • Why you should pick one social media platform for Live videos
  • Different ways to amp up your value and multiply your audience using Facebook Groups
  • The power of asking your audience to share your podcast
  • Strategy for repurposing clips of Live videos to grow your audience and build content
  • Options to turn your free podcast into an income stream by tapping into your network

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Don’t ever make a course until you’ve got people that say that’s something I want.”
  • “Typically, word of mouth is the number one way we find out about podcasts.”
  • “You should be able to find 3 little ear nuggets out of every Live you do. Clip them out and put them out on your favorite platforms.”
  • “The reciprocity is important because it’s going to inspire you and help you continue to do something you love.”

Links to resources:

The Rookie and The Vet Podcast

David Hanscom

Podcaster’s Kit 2020

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Episodes (31)

Episode 11 · 5 months ago

How to STOP Overthinking Your Podcast

If your podcast mindset has ever shifted from optimistic to overwhelmed, you’re not alone! Learn Travis’ top 3 tips for cultivating a PMA: Positive Mental Attitude, so you can focus on your podcast one step at a time, without worrying about others or overthinking everything along the way!

In this episode, Travis shares …

  • Tip 1—Avoid the Comparison Trap: Steal like an artist instead! Apply what works; let go of what doesn’t!
  • Tip 2—Opt out of Overthinking: It’s either a hell yes or no!
  • Tip 3—Tap into the Compound Effect: Do just one thing every day toward your goal and watch your results grow.
  • Top tools to improve your podcast mindset

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
  • “Next time you start thinking about any decision you’re going to make...it’s either a hell yes or a NO. If you apply that thought process...it’s going to save you hours, maybe years of your life, of spending time overthinking...”
  • “I’m going to do one single little thing every day—I’m not going to do it all today. Rome wasn’t built in a day and my podcast empire isn’t going to be either.”
  • “I’m going to have more fun podcasting, I’m not going to overwhelm myself.”

Links to resources:

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Pod Decks—Episode Deck

Interview Secrets Course

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Episode 10 · 5 months ago

How Live Streaming Can 10x Your Podcast With John Svedese

Whether you’ve hosted a podcast for years or just just started your podcasting journey, live streaming offers an invaluable opportunity to grow your show! Listen in as Travis talks with John Svedese about how going live grew his podcast, mistakes to avoid when you take the leap into live streaming, and tips for giving your audience the best show yet!

In this episode, Travis and John discuss…

  • How going live has affected John’s podcast reach
  • When and why John took his podcast live
  • Advice for creating searchable titles on YouTube
  • What gear John used to take his show live
  • How John’s podcast stats changed after going live
  • Mistakes to avoid when creating live shows
  • Tips to make your live podcast more interactive and engaging
  • How to get over stage fright for live shows
  • Details about John’s upcoming exclusive StreamYard course “Live Streaming Secrets for Podcasting”

Memorable Quotes:

  • “[Going live] allows me to get on platforms I wouldn’t normally be on just doing an audio podcast. It’s giving me the potential to grow my audience on other platforms.”
  • “Live streaming is the next evolution of what you should be doing with your podcast.”
  • “If you’re gonna go live, make sure you have a topic to talk about—you’re not just going live to go live.”
  • “I think having the extra content, as far as live streaming, is a huge advantage in building your audience and really building the brand.”

Links mentioned:

Basement Surge Podcast

Facebook

YouTube

Twitter

StreamYard

Patreon

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Episode 9 · 5 months ago

Which Podcast Hosting Site should I use for my Podcast?

More podcasts means more podcast hosting sites, each with different price points, services, terms and conditions. Instead of letting all the options overwhelm you, listen in as Travis explains what podcast hosting platforms provide and why Sounder.fm is a solid solution!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • What a podcast hosting site is and why you’ll need one for your show
  • Different costs associated with podcast hosting and why free doesn’t always mean free
  • Why you should consider switching to Sounder.fm

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Sounder.fm is a really easy host to use and it doesn’t hurt your eyes looking at a site that looks like it was built in 1995.”

Links to resources:

Sounder.fm

Anchor.fm

Spotify

Apple Podcasts

PodcastBuddy

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Episode 8 · 5 months ago

Where Do I Find Music For My Podcast?

Want music for your podcast but don’t want to violate copyright rules or pay a ton of money? It’s a common problem with an easy solution. Learn not only where to get great music that’s free or affordable, but how to use the music you find to make your audience keep coming back for more!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Where to find free and low cost music for your podcast
  • The difference between royalty free and licensed music
  • Recommendations for using royalty free music
  • Advice for reusing the same music vs. switching music each episode
  • Details about Travis’ free private music stash

Memorable Quotes:

  • “You want to get music that matches your vibe...that’s not too busy.”
  • “There’s no rules in podcasting: You don’t have to use the same song every single episode.”
  • “One of the greatest things you can do in a podcast is surprising your audience.”

Links to resources:

Audiojungle

Music.poddecks.com

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