Is Podcasting Worth It?

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Today Jim and Dave celebrate their first five star review in iTunes. We answer the question, “Is podcasting worth it?” (it meaning the work it takes to create one). This is why everyone who is podcasting says to pick a topic you are passionate about as it will take some time to build that audience, and the easier it is to talk about your topic, the easier it is to create episodes.

Key Point: If you're not sure what to podcast about – you're not ready to podcast. Don't waste your money on equipment. It's time to sharpen your axe before trying to cut down the tree.

Should Ask The Podcast Coach have It's Own Website?

Typically shows that have completely different topics are on different websites. That's why the Logical Weight Loss, Weekly Web Tools, and Marketing Musician podcast on their ow sites. With this in mind Ask the Podcast Coach could live on the School of Podcasting, but I want to be able to point people to an exact post and it sounds weird if I direct them to the School of Podcasting website.

How Do You Define Worth?

You need to ask what do you want from your podcast? What will make it a “success”?

There are many ways to benefit from your podcast that make it worth it. For Dave the fact that he helped someone lose 100 lbs makes it worth doing the Logical Weight Loss podcast.

Other Questions Answered:

How do you count subscribers? You can count downloads, you can get information from Google Analytics, but the only listener stats are in Stitcher.

Is there a bad side of sending out direct links to the audio or video using social media?

Mike Phillips (who knows audio like nobody else) opinion on lavalier microphones and the blue yeti microphone. In general if a piece of technology is working for you then by all means keep using it. Find mic at www.computers2know.com and mixlr.com/rickshouse

We also talk some podcast promotion, and releasing your podcast over time.

Check out www.podcast411.com for their directory of directories.

WordPress SEO Webinar on SEO Plugin (by Yoast) webinar

More Information

Find Jim at www.theaverageguy.tv

Contact Dave HERE

Leave A Reply (2 comments so far)


  1. Dan Kramer
    3 years ago

    I’m not done listening to the show yet, but I wanted to comment while I’m thinking of it.
    For Ask the Podcast Coach, I think that it would make sense to have a page on this site devoted to that show, with the direct branded URL pointing to just that page. That would lead folks to the larger realm of the School of Podcasting from your other shows. I would think that would be useful with Weekly Web Tools as well.

    If you run across the plugin you mentioned that you can get RSS stats, it would be great to have a link.
    Thanks for putting this show on iTunes. I’m rarely available to listen to live shows, so everything I listen to is time shifted.


  2. Dave Jackson
    3 years ago

    Thanks Dan. My idea is to drive traffic to the SOP, so I’m still mauling it over. Thanks for the input.

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