My name is Isaac, and I am a full-time podcast producer.Before covid, I was stuck in a dead-end job with terrible hours, making very little. There were no opportunities available to me in my degree field or that related to my past work experience.Fast forward to present day, I am a full-time producer with a list of clients I love working with. I have surrounded myself with other professionals who value my skill set and who pay me to do what I excel at.This podcast is for anyone who knows what it takes to make a podcast, and are ready to turn that skill set into another stream of income. The goal is to create a business (full time or part time), where you can leverage your production skill set to reach your financial goals.If you’re ready to save time & frustration by following the same business model I’ve used to quit my 9-5 and become a full time podcast producer…scroll up and click ‘follow’.
There are so many audio editing software, which one should I use?
Do I have to pay money? Do I have to learn how to edit? Is there a way to automate it?
Simply put, there are a lot of good options for your show, but Ill recommend some in this episode.
In this episode, we will talk about:
+Different editing softwares
+Free and Paid options
+Some of the advantages and draw backs of each one
Got Questions? Isaac would love to hea...
What is the difference between a Youtube channel and a podcast?
Is there a difference? Can I do both?
With the increase in video podcasts being put out there it is easy to get podcasting and YouTube confused.
But there is a massive difference in what you can do and how you can present via each medium.
In this episode, we will talk about:
+Differences between YouTube and Podcasting
+Questions to ask yourself when deciding which y...
So want to be a guest on another person’s podcast.
Be cautious, because there is definitely a right and wrong way to go about doing that.
A lot of requests to be a guest on another podcaster’s show go unread and unanswered.
The key to getting invited isnt just to stand out, it is also to be short, direct, and respectful of their time.
So many podcasters who reach out make it all about “me, me, me”. Lets talk about how to avoid doing ...
Is it too late to start a podcast?
It seems like everyone has a podcast, isnt the market flooded?
In the last episode, we talked about how there were around 3 million podcasts available to the public today.
In this episode, we are going to talk about how that impacts and how you are not really competing with 3 million podcasts.
Only 500K of podcasts are active, and most of those shows dont upload weekly…that means you are only compet...
How many podcasts are there? Where is the market going?
How many active podcasts are there?
There is a lot of data out there for podcasting, and in this episode, I do my best to cram the interesting points into a short and sweet episode.
Now that is quite an episode for me to want to make, especially given my biases in podcasting, but I save my predictions and own opinions for the end of the episode. If you really want to know w...
Is It Better To Be A Podcast Guest or To Be A Podcast Host?
Which is more work? Which takes less time? Which leads to the best results?
Podcast guesting is just as important a tool as podcast hosting in the world of online media. They have their advantages and their disadvantages, but in this episode, we will break it down so you can decide what is best for you.
In this episode we will cover:
+Advantages of each
+Some of the dra...
Do you have to have a large show to make money off your podcast? Can having a podcast generate revenue for you and/or your business? Can I see a return on my investment as a podcaster?
When we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that it would be great to have a show that is cash flow positive. It is a goal a lot of us have but we dont often vocalize it. What if there was a way to have a show that brought in money but didnt re...
I just had a conversation with a prospective client who insisted that money was no object when it came to setting up his home podcast studio.
As much as I might love hearing that as a producer, it introduces a new line of problems that people on a tight budget also face.
Do I need something just because it is expensive? How do I know which brand has the best quality? Is there anything that will enhance my show that I didnt know about...
Are you needing to sound like a million bucks without spending a million bucks?
As I shared in past episodes, you don't have to break the bank in order to sound great.
What you might not know is how you sound is directly impacted by some of the hardware you use.
We arent just talking about microphones and volume settings, there are a lot more factors that can come intro play. And the best part is, they dont break the bank.
In this ...
You have established an outline for how to create podcasts effectively and know you can guide people through the process, you have established what services you offer and how much they will cost, you know who your ideal client is, and you have started pitching to them and may have even landed a client or two…
What is the last step in becoming a professional Podcast Producer?
Simple, get even BETTER at what you do.
It may soun...
Why does my voice sound like I am recording through a can, while everyone else sounds better than me?
Do I have to have fancy equipment to have quality sound for my podcast?
Most podcasters have similar experiences and questions when they are starting out…its super frustrating that we cant sound as good as we like. But before you start buying the equipment you see the big podcasters using, you need to pause and see what you can do wi...
How do you get clients as a podcast producer???
Where do I find them? How do others already have so many? Why are they all saying “no”? Does anyone even really need this?
We get both excited and anxious about the topic of actually finding people who will buy our services as podcast producers. It is super scary facing the potential rejection and distress that comes from looking for clients. It is also extremely necessary that we find ...
Do you know how to talk to client leads?
What do I say to them? What information do they need from me? How do I convey value?
You are ready to start finding clients and booking meetings, GREAT! But how do you give them an organized outline of what it is they are buying?
You can have the best meeting in the world and then have it turn south because you weren't able to present and outline a formal proposal for them to understand jus...
The #1 complaint across ALL studies pertaining to podcast audiences, always has something to do with audio quality.
We have all heard those shows, they start and we immediately hear the background noises of the room being picked up on the recording right before we hear an inhale and then a greeting from the host as their echoing voice projects across their table and into their computer’s built-in mic. And after just a few seconds ...
Who is your podcast for exactly? A lot of us know what we want our show to be about but what a lot of people need to put more thought into is, “who is their show meant for?” and “what kind of audience are you trying to attract and connect with”.
Do you know what their interests are? Do you know what their background is?
Do you know what pain points they may have?
As the saying goes, if you try to help everybody, then you wind up...
Who is your ‘Ideal Client”
Lots of us who are in business have heard this asked when we are first starting out. Lots of sales and business coaches may even have this as part of their material.
But this is where you are at. You have established what it is you do, You know what your services are going to be and how much your time is worth. Now you just need to know who’s buying.
Well there is a little more work that needs to be done. Th...
How long should my podcast episodes be?
Do I need to talk for an hour? Half an hour? 10 minutes?
How do people determine what length is right for them? How do you know how long your audience wants your show to be? Can having the wrong length for my show impact it negatively somehow?
I get it. There are a lot of different successful shows out there, but they are all different but you dont know which example to follow.
The answer that no...
Can You make money by editing someone else’s podcast?
You have the process down and you know you could replicate it for someone else…maybe even 2 someone elses or more, but HOW do you do it?
Specialists and technicians can feel like they are at a dead end when it comes to actually converting their tasks and operations into services they can provide for other people.
But others are doing it, why cant I?
The bridge between being able to ...
Do you know how to launch a podcast?
Its a bit intimidating if you are new, but do you have a checklist in place for you to navigate the process of creating a podcast and publishing?
Its more than just having an idea and the ability to talk. There are a few other assets you need to have in place before any playing platform will even look at you.
The good news is, its not rocket science. There are so many resources out there when it ...
“Sir” Isaac Smith has been working in audio production for over eight years, guiding new podcasters through the process of creating, launching, and maintaining their shows. Whether you are contemplating how to get your podcast off the ground or you’re interested in taking your production game to the next level, subscribe to The Full Time Podcast Producer as your go-to resource for pure podcast education.
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