Tag: Spotify

Monetizing with Patreon – #14

Monetizing with Patreon

If you’re a hobbyist podcaster that wouldn’t mind covering your costs, upgrading equipment or putting a few bucks in your pocket, you might want to consider starting a Patreon campaign. On this week’s episode, we’re talking about one of the methods that any podcaster (including hobbyists) can use to monetize.

News

  • On last week’s episode, we talked about Spotify adding podcasting to their service.  This week, it was announced that Libsyn and Spotify have partnered in this endeavor.
  • Podcast Movement makes a huge announcement: Glenn Beck will be keynoting at their conference this summer in Ft. Worth, Texas.  The response to this announcement was very mixed and we share our opinions on Mr. Beck’s involvement with the conference.
  • On this episode, we also share that the three of us will be attending Podcast Movement.  We’re very excited because this conference has lined up top notch speakers and you know the networking will be incredible.

Listener Feedback

Joel from Me and the Geek and Pod on Pod talks about how he’s using Overcast.

Patreon

Nick and Corey use Patreon to help fund their podcasts and that’s what we’re talking about this week. We’ll talk about what Patreon is and how we set our Patreon campaigns up as far as levels and perks. We share how we present our Patreon campaigns to our listeners and encourage them to support the podcast. Then, we talk about how our podcasts have benefitted from the Patreon campaign and how we’ve been able to improve our podcasts through this support.

We’ve love to hear your thoughts on Patreon or how you are using the service. You can email your audio clips to feedback@podcastersgrouptherapy.com

App/Service of the Week

On this episode, Tawny talks about one of the services she and Beth will feature in their Podcast Midwest presentation this weekend, Canva. Tawny explains Canva and how you can use it to create engaging images for your podcast.

Picks of the Week

Tawny: Nerdette Podcast – Cards Against Humanity episode
Corey: Drake Shake and The Grapes of Rad
Nick: Turn


Podcasting Stats – #13

Podcasting Stats

On this week’s episode of Podcasters Group Therapy, we’re talking about a dirty word for podcasters, podcasting stats.

News

Spotify is jumping into the podcast game, apparently to compete with iTunes and their new music streaming service. The three of us use Spotify and talk about what this means as a Spotify user and also as a podcasters.

Listener Feedback

We have a few pieces of voicemail to play. These both slipped through the cracks. Gary from KiwiMana Podcast (a beekeeping podcast from New Zealand) calls in to talk about feedback from listeners and how how they use that feedback with their show. Jeffrey K Holbrook from Daggers of the Mind agrees with Dave Jackson that Tawny is the PGT secret sauce, and then he gives us a nice audio bumper to use.

Stats

One of the dirty words for podcasters is podcasting stats. The three of us talk about our philosophies with statistics. We talk about what stats services we use, how often we look at stats and what we do with the data.

Derek from Gotham TV Podcast and Defenders TV Podcast talks about some of the issues he has with stats for his podcast.

Troy from Packers Fan Podcast, The Blacklist Exposed Podcast and Under the Dome Radio and has an interesting strategy with stats and we decide to try his strategy with this episode.

Service of the Week

Tawny provides us with a service of the week on this episode and it’s Prezi. Prezi is a visually stimulating alternative to PowerPoint or Keynote. Corey uses Prezi quite a bit for work. If you’d like to see a Prezi in action, check out this video that Corey did, teaching high school students how to fill out tax forms for their first job.

Corey and Tawny will both be using Prezi for their presentations at Podcast Midwest.

Picks of the Week

Tawny – Voice Over Journey Podcast
Corey – The Truth: Can you help me find my mom?
Nick – Profitcast