Amen to that Todd, so true. Its the time in the trenches spent learning and perfecting your craft and spend an amazing amount of time growing your listnership while not in front of the mic.
Ken aka DK
voice over for commercial and book publications (providing voice over for commercials, and audio books)
From: Todd Cochrane <geeknews@...
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:57:34 AM
Subject: Re: [podcasters] Re: Need help locating a podcast hosting provider
There are three distinct categories and it generally has nothing to do
with the content.
Hobbyist - Could Care less about making Money
Part Timer - Wants to make money but not hyper focused on it
Treats as a Business - Nearly Always has successful shows
I have a saying and it is not flattering. There are a lot of "fickle"
podcasters out there. That expect miracles, yet are the same folks that
missing episodes and often times disregard suggestions. They fail to do
the basics and or are willing to spend the time in the trenches
perfecting their trade and building their audiences.
On 2/22/2012 7:13 AM, Michael Sitarzewski wrote:
> It's perspective really. Todd's view is "the potential to reach millions" where most podcasters record something whether or not anyone's listening. There's a huge difference in drive and focus.
> Is it a business, or a hobby?
> On Feb 22, 2012, at 10:53 AM, "Richard Amirault"<ramirault@...> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Todd Cochrane"
>>> It remains a mystery to me even to this day why someone creating a show
>>> that has the potential to reach millions and replace their day jobs or
>>> make a house payment are unwilling to spend $20.00 dollars a month on
>>> their show.. This is likely part of why the failure rate of podcasters
>>> is so very high.
>>> My show is my main source of income, and I spend a great deal of money
>>> each month reinvesting in it. If I did not reinvest in my show I can
>>> almost guarantee that within a year, I would have to be looking for a
>>> job. So it really blows me away when content creators are not willing to
>>> spend $20 a month on their show.
>> MOST folks don't make ANY money doing this. Of those that do make money, it
>> is not enough to live on. Yes, there are some that do but those are a very
>> small minority.
>> Richard Amirault
>> Boston, MA, USA
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