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#058 - The more you prepare for your show, the less time you will spend recording and editing your show. It's good for you and it's good for your listener. Let the preparation begin!Mentioned in this Episode:Never Edit Filler Words Again! (Episode 3)Podpage (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#069 - Buzzsprout co-founder, Tom Rossi joins me today to discuss how Buzzsprout tries to help you understand and utilize your statistics. Together we'll discover exactly how Buzzsprout defines a download and how all the numbers are calculated. But as exciting as download numbers can be, Tom also reminds us that podcasting is about more than the numbers.Mentioned in this Episode:Buzzsprout Global StatisticsIAB ComplianceThe First Step in Your Podcast Journey (Episode 1)Your Download Numbers Don't Matter (Episode 10)What is the Ideal Length for a Podcast? (Episode 15)What is the Best Time to Release a New Podcast Episode? (Episode 19)Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)Guest Contact InfoTwitter (@tomrossi7)tom [at] buzzsprout [dot] comShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@ThePodcastersGuild)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Instagram (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#068 - No one is immune to disaster, but if you're prepared, you can mitigate the damage. My last episode, the interview with Melissa Monte (Mind Love), was the worst technical recording I've dealt with in six years. However, we worked together and turned it into my best episode yet.Mentioned in this Episode:Marketing Your Way to a Million Downloads | Melissa MonteShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#067 - What would you say if I told you I had a plan to get one million downloads in your first year as a podcaster? Well, I obviously can't guarantee your numbers, but I can share the path that Melissa Monte of the Mind Love Podcast took to get there. Let's start you down the right path today!Mentioned in this Episode:Mind Love (Website)Mind Love (Podcast)Text MORNING to 33777Smart Passive IncomeDon't Get Overwhelmed, Keep Moving Forward (Episode 64)Guest Contact InfoTwitter (@mindlovemelissa)Facebook (@mindlovepodcast)Instagram (@mindlovepodcast)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@ThePodcastersGuild)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Instagram (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#066 - One big question I want to answer today: If you already have a website, should you start a secondary website just for your podcast? Well, it depends. Let's explore it together.Mentioned in this Episode:Your Podcast Needs a Website (Episode 23)Podpage (Affiliate Link)Fusebox (Affiliate Link)Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#065 - Mark Savant joins me to explain how the new, audio-only social media app, Clubhouse can benefit podcasters. Get an overview of the platform and its uses here, then come and talk with us on Clubhouse.Mentioned in this Episode:Clubhouse AppAfter Hours EntrepreneurMark Savant MediaYouTube Channel (@MarkSavantMedia)Guest Contact InfoTwitter (@marksavantmedia)Facebook (@marksavantedia)Instagram (@marksavantmedia)LinkedIn (@marksavantmedia)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@ThePodcastersGuild)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Instagram (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#050 - Podcasting has a lot of powerful, positive effects on the world, the listeners, and even the podcast hosts themselves. In this episode I start to explore some of those effects with the help of a few guests.Mentioned in this Episode:Diann Wingert - The Driven WomanEliezer Torres - What Would a PK Say?Erica James - The Erica James Travel ShowJonathon Collaton - Career CrossroadsMark Savant - After Hours EntrepreneurGarrett Mickley - Your Secure LifeJason Grier - The Castle VaultJoe Slionski - Tales From Godric's HollowJosh Brown - The Castle Vault - Special ConditionsJason Hoschouer - What's Your Emergency?Miinkay Yu - What's Your Calling?Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#049 - If you're looking for feedback on your podcast cover artwork, I have four simple rules/guidelines/tests you can put your art up against. If you follow these rules you'll be off to a good start.Mentioned in this Episode:Apple Podcast Image RequirementsCreating Effective Podcast Artwork with Carl Huber (Episode 5)Free Podcast ConsultationShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#046 - I'm done sitting idly by. Podcast promotion is a big deal, but so many people are doing it wrong and then wasting even more time complaining about it. Let's see if we can change that.Mentioned in this Episode:Free Podcast ConsultationShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#028 - What does a restaurant in Sullivan, Indiana have to do with a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida? The answer probably won't surprise you...Mentioned in this Episode:Rate Podcast BetterShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#026 - Release schedules range from once a month to every day. What is the ideal podcast release schedule?Mentioned in this Episode:Rate Podcast BetterShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#024 - It’s not often that I get excited about new products. And it’s not often that I whole-heartedly recommend new products.I tend to stick with the well-established companies that are a known quantity. I can trust that they’ll stick around and I can trust that they’ll support their products.However, today is different. Today I have a newcomer to the podcasting space that I sincerely hope all of you try out.Mentioned in this Episode:Podpage (Affiliate link)The Podcasters Guild (Free podcast help via chat)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#021 - What do podcast directories actually do? Do I need podcast directories? How many directories should my podcast be listed in? These questions and more will be answered this week on Podcast Better!Mentioned in this Episode:Podpage (affiliate link)Podcast Better (New Website)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#019 - All the little details and minutiae of podcasting can quickly get overwhelming. Today we'll tackle release day together so you can relax a little and take one more thing off your plate.Mentioned in this Episode:Secret Project #1Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#018 - Ever wonder how your feeds update or what counts as a play/download/listen? Well, it all boils down to understanding how podcasts work and that is exactly what you'll discover today.Mentioned in this Episode:Show NotesBuzzsprout (affiliate link)Secret Project #1Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#015 - How long should my podcast episodes be? It's one of the first questions out of every podcaster's mouth. I'm going to address it today.Mentioned in this Episode:Secret Project #1Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#010 - You read that right. Your download numbers don't matter when you're starting a podcast. They may not ever matter. You don't need to obsess over them. Let me save you some stress as I explain.Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#064 - In today's world it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the knowledge available to you. However, rest assured that you do not need all the knowledge right now. Take a deep breath and take the first step with me.Mentioned in this Episode:Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#063 - Nick Nalbach of the Nine Five Podcast shares the tips and tricks he uses regularly to get guests on his podcast. While I was familiar with some of the methods, I certainly learned a few new tactics and I hope you do too.Mentioned in this Episode:Podcast Better Origins: Nick Nalbach (Episode 45)PodMatchPodcast GuestsPodcasting YouPodcast HawkWildcastListen NotesGuest Contact InfoTwitter (@ninefivefree)Instagram (@ninefivefree)Nick's TikTokNine Five To Freedom (Website)Nine Five To Freedom (Podcast)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Instagram (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#062 - Do you keep a catalogue of stories? Do you actively think about retelling stories? Storytelling is a skill, but it starts with having stories prepared to tell. Let's work on finding your story.Quotes"Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but the stories you tell." - Seth Godin"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McKeeMentioned in this Episode:Circle of AwesomenessPodpage (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#061 - Ken Pescatore of the Pokemon Professor Network joins the show to explain his social media promotion methods. Social media remains his number one source of new listeners, but he has been branching out into a few other podcast promotion methods.Mentioned in this Episode:Pokemon Professor NetworkAudiograms (Episode 56)Podpage (Affiliate Link)Guest Contact InfoTwitter (@PokeProfNet)Facebook (@pokemonprofessornetwork)Instagram (@PokemonProfessorNetwork)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#060 - It seems like a basic question, but a lot of podcasters have a hard time answering it. Who are your listeners? Who is your avatar? I'm not talking about the 2009 James Cameron epic. I'm talking about your ideal customer or your ideal listener. Discover who these people are and everything becomes easier.Mentioned in this Episode:Do Not Promote Your Podcast (Episode 52)Skylanders Character ListPodpage (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comPodpage - Instant Podcast Websites Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#059 - As a follow-up to Episode 58, I wanted to address the differences in preparing for an episode with a guest interview. While some of the preparations are similar, there are definitely some things that are unique to interview episodes.Mentioned in this Episode:Do My Guests Need To Sign A Contract? (Episode 14)Podpage (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comPodpage - Instant Podcast Websites Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#057 - It will happen from time to time that you create an episode that is significantly longer than your average episode. What do you do? Edit? Make two episodes? Make three episodes? Let's talk through it.Mentioned in this Episode:What Is The Ideal Length For A Podcast Episode? (Episode 15)Tales From Godric's HollowShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
#056 - Audiograms, visual sound bites, and video promos are all the same thing. I'm sure you've heard about them or at least seen them in your social media feeds. Now let's talk about how to create them and what content to include in them.Mentioned in this Episode:Do Not Promote Your Podcast (Episode 52)HeadlinerWavveBuzzsprout (Affiliate Link)Show Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@asamatterofmatt)Music licensed from purple-planet.comSupport the show (https://ko-fi.com/podcastbetter)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Matt Sonnenberg
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 4th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 1st, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
70
Avg. Episode Length
19 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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