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Lessons from Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference

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Lesson 1: Smaller conferences offer unique interactions I love small, intimate conferences for podcasting as much as I love the big giant ones like Podcast Movement. While Podcast Movement has everyone who is anyone in the podcasting space, a small, regionally based podcasting conference will let individuals podcasters interact closely with attendees. Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference…

6 Lessons from Podcast Movement 2017

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Podcast Movement 2017 was incredible - there are probably a zillion other words I could use to describe this large gathering of podcasters but fabulous sums it up. There is magic when you attend a live event filled with people who love podcasting as much as you do. It's a shared connection and understanding that only…

9 Secrets To Breaking the Ice at Conferences

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Podcast Movement is just a few weeks away, and the entire Podcast Websites team is so excited to be going. Getting together with a few 1,000 of our favorite podcasters in Southern California is an exciting time. But, it can also lead to anxiety for many podcasters who want to use conferences like Podcast Movement to…

2017 Podcast Movement Survival Guide

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Podcast Movement is the largest podcasting conference in the world, so you know the team at Podcast Websites is going to be there in full force. Joining in on the fun are our co-founders Mark Asquith and John Lee Dumas, Chief Technology Officer Kieran McKeefery, Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur on Fire, Izzy Hoedemaker who is…

It’s Time to Rethink Your About Page

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In part one of our series, we talked about how landing pages can help your podcast grow by featuring specific programs and offerings. In this next part of the series, we're talking about a page that most websites have, but few podcasters spend the time working on successful about pages. What is an about page?…

How a Landing Page Can Help Your Podcast

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There is a lot of business advice for podcasters throughout the internet. Do a Google search, and you'll find tons of information designed for podcasters who are using their podcast as a business tool. Some will use the podcast as a way to grow an email list to sell to directly. Others will sell products,…

You Might Not Be Ready To Start a Podcast

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"I want to start a podcast," is usually music to my ears. It means I get to have another person in my life who I can talk about this incredible medium with to geek out over things like downloads, reviews, and conferences like Podcast Movement. Yes, I love helping a rookie podcaster if they are…

Highlights from Podfest 2017

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I love getting together with podcasters and this past week I got to spend three days with some incredible podcasters at the 3rd annual Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida. This conference focuses on the independent podcaster and content creator, and the sessions ranged from audience building to multimedia platform building. Podfest started as a locally…

The Case Against Focusing on Podcast Downloads

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There is an epidemic in podcasting, and it's been around since I started a few years ago. The need to talk about downloads. I'm talking a consistent, mind-numbing conversation about one metric only in the podcasting space. Every to do with downloads including: How to increase downloads. Why downloads matter. All the reasons that downloads…

10 Steps to Your Perfect Lead Magnet Opt-In

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If you've been in the online business space long enough you know what the word opt-in means and what it's designed to do - grow that email list. The email list is the Holy Grail of online business and brand building. And if you're planning on starting a podcast and growing a podcast then you're…