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#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)
#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)
#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)
#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)
#055 - An intriguing question came across my Facebook feed: Should I focus on my content or focus on my listener? I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, but I have some thoughts on it now.Mentioned in this Episode:Subscribe to 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)
#054 - Podcasting can take a lot of time and effort. The holidays tend to be a time for family and relaxation. Do you take a break or keep production up and running? Or can you have the best of both worlds?Mentioned in this Episode:What Is The Best Time To Release A New Podcast Episode? (Episode 19)How Often Should I Release New Episodes? (Episode 26)All About Podcast Seasons (Episode 16)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)
#053 - Dynamic Content has finally come to Buzzsprout. Even better, it's included in all of their packages with no extra charge. If you want to discover what dynamic content is, how it's handled on Buzzsprout and what it can do for your podcast, this is the episode for you.Mentioned in this Episode:3 Content Sections (Visual)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)
#052 - This probably sounds like a crazy idea, but stick with me. Do not promote your podcast. This is going to be the key to getting more people to listen to your podcast.Mentioned in this Episode:The Best Place To Promote Your Podcast (Episode 46)Do I Need Transcripts For My Podcast? (Episode 22)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)
#051 - Podcasting has had a profound and lasting effect on my life. I didn't realize how many events were interconnected until I sat down and thought about it. I want to share my journey thus far so that I can continue my journey with you by my side.Mentioned in this Episode:Never Edit Filler Words Again! (Episode 3)Toys For GamesSkylanders Character ListThe Key To Growing Your Audience Early (Episode 2)Tales From Godric's HollowDelivery CrabNeed More BuffsShow Contact InfoTwitter (@podbetterpod)Instagram (@podbetterpod)Facebook (@PodcastBetter)Host Contact InfoTwitter (@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)
#048 - I've been seeing a lot of experienced podcasters say reviews are worthless, yet all new podcasters want to know how to get more reviews. I'll address both of these issues today.Mentioned in this Episode:iTunesPodchaserPodcast AddictCastboxFree 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)
#047 - I've spent a lot of time discussing the what and even the how of podcasting. Now it's time we take a look at the "who". Who is going to be on your show? Is it just you? Is that the best choice?Mentioned in this Episode:Streamyard (affiliate link)Need More BuffsTales From Godric's HollowBeam Me UpFree 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)
#045 - This is the final entry in my test run of the Podcast Better Origins series. Today's episode features Nick Nalbach who always knew he wanted to start a podcast someday, but someday turned out to be sooner than he thought.Mentioned in this Episode:Expeerent (Nick's first business)Nick's YouTube ChannelNick's TikTokNine Five To Freedom (Website)Nine Five To Freedom (Podcast)Smart Passive Income PodcastThe Ed Mylett ShowMillionaire Fastlane (affiliate link)Free Podcast ConsultationGuest Contact InfoTwitter (@ninefivefree)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)
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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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