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How to Monetize your Podcast without Sponsors

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Are you ready to start making money on your podcast? 

You've slaved away at making great content but aren't making a penny. It can be a heart breaker. 

In this episode I'll share three ways to start making money TODAY without needing a sponsor. 

You'll learn how to use podcasting to your advantage, make money while you sleep, set up multiple streams of income, and actually support your dreams.

I share:

  • Debunking the myth: I need a sponsor to make money
  • 3 ways to start making money without a sponsor
  • Why ads are creating friction in your podcast
  • Why only 1% make money on ads
  • How to make money on things you love and use
  • Why you need your own products and services
  • What brands to look for for affiliates

Take my FREE course Three Ways to generate income from your podcast without sponsors at monetize.poddecks.com 

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Episode · 2 days ago

Why Should We Take Your Podcast Advice?

If you want to be a successful podcaster, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who’s already done it. Travis has launched over 100 podcasts with a combined 2 million downloads and wants to share what he’s learned to help you create the podcast of your dreams!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • His extensive audio and editing background and podcast experience
  • The power of podcasting and where it can lead if you stay consistent
  • What it means to find your voice and find what works for you
  • His promise to be transparent and help grow your audience
  • More details about PodcastBuddy, Pod Decks, and the Podcast Builders Club

Memorable Quotes:

  • “I’ve been editing podcasts for the last 8 years for coaches, entrepreneurs, authors, and all kinds of different podcasters.”
  • “My passion is to help people find their voice, grow their audience, and live the life of your dreams.”
  • “Whatever you do, keep going, keep creating, keep podcasting...consistency wins...and I believe in you. Your story is unlike anybody else’s, so keep going!”

Links to resources:

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Episode 23 · 1 week ago

What Starbucks' Business Model Can Teach You About Podcasting

Starbucks didn’t become a mega company overnight and your podcast audience won’t grow overnight, either. However, just like the brains behind Starbucks realized people want the same cup of coffee wherever they go, you too have the power to create an experience your listeners will want again and again. Check out why your podcast needs a system and how to build one, how to focus on the craft of your business, and why you need to build a community!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Your system: Create your own system to improve your consistency and efficiency as a podcaster
  • Your craft: Put extra effort into one or two aspects of your podcast to reflect your passion
  • Your community: Offer people a place to feel part of something meaningful

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Having a system is going to allow you to be consistent, release more episodes, and have a better life balance as a podcaster.”
  • “When we’re making things, having that passion to go a little bit deeper in every aspect of it, will really make a huge difference.”
  • “By offering people a place to have a community with, they’re going to biologically want to be a part of something, so make yourself a community.”

Links to resources:

Onward by Howard Schultz

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Episode · 3 weeks ago

How to Re-Launch Your Podcast with a New Name

Change can be scary but sometimes it’s necessary to shift your approach to get the engagement you want. If you’re wondering if your podcast needs a new name or rebranding, learn how to leverage audience feedback and pump up your listeners for your show’s exciting new path! In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Reasons to consider renaming your podcast
  • How to be transparent with your audience about your rebranding process
  • The power of sharing your excitement about change with your audience
  • Suggestions for incorporating trending topics in your show
  • The value in sharing your vulnerability and your authenticity
  • Tools for simplifying the rebranding process and advice for engaging your audience

Memorable Quotes:

  • “The idea here is more people will find you with this new name...you just have to share your excitement about it and get your audience excited about it.”
  • “What most audiences want that they never get is a peak behind the curtain.”
  • “People want to not only empathize with you but align with you...people want to go along with you.”
  • “Don’t ever settle for good enough—be stoked about it!”

Links to resources:

Radar One Podcast

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Episode 21 · 4 weeks ago

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

If you’ve ever heard the saying “without darkness there is no light”, the same is true for success and failure—you have to experience both to know if you’re growing and heading in the right direction. Learn how to take the highs and the lows of podcasting in stride and create the community you want by doing what you love most!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Common pitfalls of having self-doubt
  • Reframing your experiences to find success
  • Defining what success and failure look like for you
  • Advice to mimic what works for others to find what works for you
  • 3 Ways to grow your community: Name it, Social Media, Mini Content
  • Why failure is necessary to have success
  • Why you should always start by asking for money

Memorable Quotes:

  • “You should make the thing you want to listen to.”
  • “How would you ever learn anything without ever messing it up?”

Links to resources:

Perfect Package Podcast

Perfect Package Patreon

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