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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 35 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: EntrepreneurOnFire LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: June 25, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DMDXFEK
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Podcast Launch: A Step by Step Podcasting Guide Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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A few highlights that I didn't know:
1. Launch with 3-5 podcasts
2. Have your next two to three months of shows done before launch (gives a buffer)
3. You have 8 weeks to hit the new and noteworthy list.
Items Missing from this book:
1. How to choose the right category to maximize exposure
2. How to name your podcast (Do you use your brand or use SEO optimized keywords)
All in all, well worth the read.
A few additional tips I have learned:
1. Launch 5 episodes to start (when someone subscribes, that is 5 downloads. That means 10 people = 50 downloads). Itunes uses downloads as a key indicator of success.
2. For the first 7 days, launch a podcast a day (after your first 5 on the first day). This helps people trust that you are going to be there for them. After the first week, you can ramp down to your normal schedule (i.e. once or twice a week).
3. Do not buy ratings on itunes (itunes gives higher rank to more active users. Fake accounts may hurt you. I didn't do this, but know folks who did)
4. Choose a category that has lower competition and use SEO fiendly keywords. This will help people find you in organic search.
5. Do a video podcast and also strip the audio out and do a separate audio podcast. This gives you twice the exposure!
-MEGATIP: Be sure to post the audio version in a separate category (that way you can rank in two charts and get more listeners).
6. Keep your podcast focused and consistent, but feel free to vary the format. You could do interviews every other week and just you talking on the off weeks.
7. Be sure you have some major differentiator. What makes your podcast different than the others in your category?
Hope this helps!
Co-founder and podcaster for ifSimply
Pointless. Don't waste your money on this, or other so-called "books" by this huckster. Ugh.
The book is organized in a manner that moves, as Dumas did, from interest, to delivery, step by step. I began to see more value in podcasts and understand the appeal for people who want to use drive time or commute time to learn. I've used other formats for years, but just hadn't gotten into podcasts.
Throughout the book, the illustrations are joined by links to resources and Dumas website where he has additional video tutorials that readers can use. I liked the book from the beginning, but was even more impressed when I went to the author's website and listened to the podcasts he has available.
His style involves an interview with an entrepreneur and has a consistent system for the topic which keeps the information flowing, yet conversational.
John Lee Dumas's book moved podcasts from the 'mystery zone' for me -- nice to listen while being clueless about how to manage one. I read the book while traveling and determined to begin a podcast when I came home. A round of seasonal allergies put my voice out of commission which was a good thing because I've had to calm down and follow a reasonable plan to be ready. Podcast Launch remains close to the top of the books on my Kindle Fire.
When I found out this highly successful podcast didn't even exist this time last year, and that John had no previous experience in this realm, I realized all my excuses for not starting were gone. When I learned of this resource while visiting his website, I knew I needed to dive in.
I found John's style made for an easy read. I enjoyed following along while listening to the free audio version he recorded. The video tutorials are also quite useful. While I've appreciated similar resources offered by Cliff Ravenscraft and Pat Flynn, John's e-book was the one thing that enabled me to get my head wrapped around it all.
If you want an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that can help walk you through everything you need to know to start a podcast, then this is the book for you. I for one don't think you'll be disappointed.
It takes you through step by step how he did it, and he did not hold back. I appreciated it, as I am looking to start my own and I was not sure how to go about it.
John explains in 10 modules, starting with How to Profile your Avatar, to Equipment, how to record and edit your podcast, how to create intros and outros, how to upload and launch your podcast to how to build your audience and monetize it.
Yes I know, a few of you on reviews complained that he promoted his product, however...I truly believe he had all the rights to do so, especially giving us such a nice review of how he started and monetized his world. C'mon guys. Everyone promotes...the issues I have are with the ones that do not provide value and just pitch. John truly delivered value.
Great book! I would recommend it to those who have been thinking about podcasting, like myself...and just did not know where to start or maybe you started with a few episodes already and not sure how to properly monetize this platform.
Thanks again, John!