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Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.... Show More

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August 8, 2020 54 min

Jim is out for his Mom's 90th birthday, so Craig Hewitt from Podcast Motor and Castos sits in the char joining us from France. As he is on vacation (and all the other mics are sold out) he bought a Rode NT Mini, and (beyond his control) was in a room that was high ceiling and hard surfaces (so Dave has run this through a deverb, knowing it somewhat is too aggressive on Dave's voice, but not too much on Craig (I should'v...

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August 1, 2020 58 min

Today we start with a question from Patron Shame Whaley from spybrary.com about tools to make a media kit. 

SPONSOR: Podcastingbranding.co 

If you need podcast artwork, websites, lead magnets, and more, check out Mark and podcasting branding. He is an award-winning graphic artist and podcaster ( so he understands our space). Check him out at www.podcastbranding.co

TOPICS FOR THIS THIS EPISODE

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Amazon is going to be adding podcasting the Amazon music. We don't have a lot of details. We just know they are working with Libsyn.com (get a free month using the coupon code sopfree) they are populating a database that is NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC (YET). If you are a Libsyn customer you can add your show to Amazon using the steps in this tutorial

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July 18, 2020 54 min

Today Jim talks about his pursuit of obtaining silence in his basement. He replaced a fan, and once that noise was gone... We also talk about

00:51 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co

02:58 Jim Search For Silence

10:29 Dave is Moving into a House This Year

12:16 New Patron: tipsoftheslung.com

14:59 Still Troubleshooting

18:21 Post Production Burnout

19:58 Dave Has a Rant

23:04 Windows update News

27:45 How Dave Solved The Issue

29:48 Our A...

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I wondered about ID3 tags and podnews.net took that idea and ran with it and proved that ID3 tags do not boost your SEO score.  Other topics:

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Here are the topics for today

00:00:46 Sleep is Important

00:05:21 ID3 Tags Do Not Help SEO

00:18:31 Backup Your Files

00:27:28 This will not end well

00:34:58 Awesome Supporters

00:37:00 iTunes Reviews

00:40:02 Ankylosing...

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July 5, 2020 57 min

Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.

This episode 301 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network.

Covered in this episode

02:39 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
03:30 Vote For Us in the Technology Category at
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04:25 The Power of Feedback
11:03 Products based on Audience Interest
31:13 Thanks To Our Patrons
33:47 Feedback Helps ...

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June 27, 2020 58 min

Today is episode 300 of the podcast and we reflect a little on where we've been, the future including the new podcast academy, and we get into tips for doing a good interview. 

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01:57 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co

Topics include:

03:28 Pandemic Review

09:44 Podcast Equipment is Hard To Find Now

11:22 The Podcast Academy

18:39 An Interesting Time in the USA

22:59 New Toys?

29:38 Our Awesome Supporters

31...

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Today Dave and Jim are back and Jim explains what he went through last week, and how not being able to hear your co-host is absolute torture.  Maybe its time to check your internet connection?

00:31 Jim Shares His Nightmare from Last Week

01:24 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co

If you're looking for artwork, website design or any great looking graphics, go talk to Mark at podcastbranding.co 

02:31 Jim Super Cool Technician

09:03 Wiri...

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While you can grow your influence and relationship with your audience via a podcast, how do you go about getting them on your email list? 

VIDEO VERSION 

00:01:14 The Pour: from podcastbranding.co  Get your website and artwork today

00:02:22 The Fun of Last Week

00:03:39 Podcast Awards.com

00:04:43 Email Lists

00:17:20 Video Newsletter

00:23:20 Using Email to Keep the Community Informed

00:25:09 Mighty Networks Class Feedback

00:27...

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June 6, 2020 58 min

Note: Dave's internet provider went on the fritz throughout this episode and eventually he just lost all contact and Jim finished solo. He did a great job and as the old saying goes, "The Show Must Go On." 

Live podcast is always fun... well, not always. 

02:31 Multiple Shows

05:15 Rookie Mistakes

07:58 Dave is playing with another podcast

09:37 Interesting Content for you and your audience

11:33 Daves New to Cooking Sh...

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Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
This episode 296 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

Sponsor: podcastbranding.co 

Mark will make you look GREAT. 

00:03:36 Publishing Time Does it Matter?

00:11:04 Feedback and Typos

00:14:11 Web Hosting Suggestions

00:17:55 All Your Eggs in One Basket?

00:24:24 Domain Stealing?

00:25:54 Awesome ...

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May 23, 2020 59 min

Joe Rogan got a lovely $100 million check from spotify to make him exclusive on Spotify - no place else. As he won't have an RSS feed is he still a podcast?

Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
This episode 295is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

Time Table of Topics 00:49 Sponsor:

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03:03 Where's All The En...

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Sometimes when we don't know what we don't know it can be tightening. Today Dave and Jim explain the new Google Podcasts Manager and answer questions about starting your own podcast network.

Sponsor: PodcastBranding.co
  • Affordable, professionally designed podcast websites and artwork to help your show stand out.
  • Cover Art
  • Logos
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • ebooks and Lead magnets
  • Blog
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    Are we allowed to talk about something besides this stupid virus? Is it disrespectful?

    SPONSOR: Podcastbranding.co
  • Affordable, professionally designed podcast websites and artwork to help your show stand out.
  • Cover Art
  • Logos
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • ebooks and Lead magnets
  • Blog
  • Check out at www.podcastbranding.co

    Time Table

    00:00:44 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co

    00:02:50 What Have We Learned in 8 Weeks

    00:07:42 Descript

    00:09:47 Is it disresp...

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    Today Dave and Jim talk about artwork, your podcast name, and your overall brand, and the best podcast marketing ideas.
     
    TimeLine
    00:00:40 Sponsor: www.podcastbranding.co

    00:09:38 Chipotle Report

    00:12:54 New Podcasts Are Up

    00:16:35 The Daily Chicken

    00:21:05 Turning Off Dead Podcasts

    00:25:39 Dead Podcasts Hosts

    00:29:04 Fat Fifty and Frisky

    00:30:29 How do you grow your audience?

    00:34:32 Its hard to approach random people

    00...

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    April is behind us, and as we prepare to think about moving forward with the world, many things are still up in the air. The question is would you attend an online conference?

    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 290is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    Here is the timeline from today's show

    00:40 The Morning Pour

    04:...

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    April 18, 2020 59 min

    As we end week five of the pandemic, we are talking about how people with no technical skills are now becoming masters of zoom. Educational systems are adapting. It's not fun, but we are learning to adapt and get through this tough time.

    Full show notes at www.askthepodcastcoach.com/289

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  • Live group coaching (get your questions asked)
  • Private Facebook fil...
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    April 11, 2020 60 min

    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 288is part of the Power of Podcasting Network. Today Dave and Jim talk about

    Table of Contents

    00:36 Coffee Pour

    04:18 Easter Weekend

    08:34 Top Podcast Hustles

    19:32 Indeed and Linkedin

    23:53 Our Awesome Supporters

    25:39 Jim had the ultimate guest

    28:45 Using Eventbrite to Promote Free Even...

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    April 4, 2020 50 min

    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.

    Your about page is one of the most popular pages on your show. Are you helping people by giving them the information they are looking for? Today Jim and Dave tackle that question along with podcast stats, saving money, free hosting (not anymore) redirects and more. Subscribe to the show and never miss a...

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    March 28, 2020 59 min

    While we deal with the pandemic, there are some brighter sides to life at the moment. Jim is spending more time with his kids and spouse. Dave is digging into some of the technology he uses. So today we talk about:

    01:39 Jim and his Daughter being home

    02:51 Getting More Out of Your Current Technology

    03:38 Freshbooks Alternative And Co

    07:56 Will you be my mentor?

    08:48 Late Night Talk Shows

    13:38 Trouble With Ideas

    17:57 Yes Dave...

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