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Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.

Ask the Podcast Coach Dave Jackson

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Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.

    Get Comfortable Paying Podcasters

    Get Comfortable Paying Podcasters

    The podcast space is still buzzing with more platforms promising to make it easy to pay for subscriptions. Today Dave and Jim talk about it with a lovely chat room adding their 2 cents. 
    SPONSOR: podcastbranding.co if you need great artwork or a full website, go meet fellow podcasters and award-winning artist Mark at www.podcastbranding.co
    TOPICS:
     
    00:01:27 Spotify Subscriptions
    00:07:35 Getting People Comfortable Paying Podcasters
    00:08:14 Lessons From Taylor Swift
    00:10:53 Patreon Wishlist and Insights
    00:14:51 Apple's Tech Issues
    00:17:59 Boo Apple Boo
    00:26:37 Noisy Neighbors
    00:28:42 You Rock!
    00:29:48 Alway Use Two Devices
    00:30:23 Guesting on Other Shows
    00:33:32 Monetizing Too Soon
    00:37:43 Youtube Disclosures
    00:41:11 Nascar is Stories over Horsepower
    00:42:30 The Masked Singer is Sad
    00:43:25 Jim Repuposes Content
    00:47:08 Hyper-Local Podcasts
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 342 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
    Support the Show
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    The Confusing World of Apple Subscriptions

    The Confusing World of Apple Subscriptions

    Apple announced podcast subscription options coming in May. This means you can sell your podcast on Apple podcast. There is an entry fee and they take 30%. There are a lot of confusing areas, and frustration as podcastsconnect.apple.com is broken. 
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 341 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
    SPONSOR: Podcastbranding.co 
    If you need artwork, lead magnets, logos, a website or an overall branding audit, check out www.podcastbrading.co where fellow podcaster and award-winning graphic artwork Mark Des Cotes will make you look professional with a great brand. 
    TOPICS:
    01:01 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    02:25 Apple Subscriptions
    09:16 What Does this Mean?
    12:40 What About Android
    14:36 Patreon Vs Apple?
    15:33 YouTube Verbiage?
    16:38 API Stuff?
    19:49 Step One of Monetization?
    23:07 Removed Podcasts
    24:28 Spotify Follow the Money
    26:03 Payments and Fees
    27:18 Stat Obsession
    28:32 Awesome Supporters
    32:02 Cost to Join
    33:32 Himalaya Moving Away From Podcasts
    34:43 Clubhouse: 57 Rooms of Nothing
    37:54 Why Isn't Dave on Clubhouse More?
    40:05 Chris Nesi on Clubhouse
    45:47 Clubhouse For Branding
    47:40 Will Clubhouse Post COVID Take a Hit?
    49:44 More Apple Stats
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    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/store

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    Podcasting in Cars

    Podcasting in Cars

    Today we talk about news from Amazon and the new Spotify "Car Thing."
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 340 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.com
    If you are looking to have artwork, lead magnets, or an entire website updated then you need to go see Mark ( a podcaster AND award winning Graphic artist) at podcastbranding.co
    TOPICS
    00:59 Rode Connect
    05:40 Sponsor:: podcastbranding.co
    07:42 Spotify Car Thing
    11:55 Opening the Window The Old Fashioned Way
    12:37 Back to Car Talk
    14:24 Changing the Channel on the Radio
    17:10 Long Distance Podcast?
    18:55 Amazon Expands Podcasts Into More Countries
    21:07 Getting Replaced By Robots
    26:42 Where do I find Royalty-Free Music
    31:16 How is Dave Playing Kings X on his Show?
    34:09 We Miss Music Alley
    35:22 Our Awesome Supporters
    37:56 Taxes
    42:26 Listennotes Rankdings...
    51:15 Keeping up with Content
    53:41 Clubhouse Leaks
    54:48 Because of My Podcast Story
    Special shout out to the Dog Podcast Network for being the Teacher's Pet. 
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    One and Done

    One and Done

    We are back from a quick hiatus and having a great time. There were some interesting articles on the number of podcasts in Anchor that only have one episode. 
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need artwork, a website, or a Podcast Branding Audit, then go see Mark at www.podcastbranding.co
    TOPICS:
    00:00 Welcome!
    01:08 Sponsor: PodcastBranding.co
    03:19 67% of One and Done Are Anchor Shows
    05:55 Are Crap Shows Inhibiting Discovery
    09:30 Should You Edit Your Show?
    13:37 I Launched My Podcast Today
    17:12 Mike Rowe Changed His Format
    18:26 No Safe Places Adam Carolla Documentary
    23:46 Awesome Supporters
    26:23 Meeting Listeners
    29:11 Managing a Big Group
    30:19 Attending Conferences
    32:17 Speakers Who Don't Time Themselves
    36:24 Clubhouse Mic Hogs
    41:07 Zealous.space
    43:29 Conference Schedules
    49:18 Stopping Microphone Bleed
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    Don't Be Boring!

    Don't Be Boring!

    Today we are joined by Glenn the Geek of the Horse Radio Network who inspired a "Don't Be Boring" T-shirt. We also talk about how sponsors can be used to censor your show. 
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need something to look professional. Mark is an award-winning graphic artist AND he's a podcaster. Let me know Dave and Jim sent you when you go to www.podcastbranding.co
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    Get bonus, add free content at www.patreon.com/davejackson 
    more options available at www.askthepodcastcoach.com/store
    TOPICS
    02:40 Glenn the Geek: Don't Be Boring
    04:33 Improv Classes For Podcasting
    07:22 Who Makes The Better Content
    12:29 The Media Roundtable (No Agenda Show Clip)
    20:38 PodcastClothes.com
    22:15 How Are You Going to Be Different?
    24:03 I Wish I Would've Known...
    30:45 Thanks To Our Awesome Supporters
    33:49 2 Million Podcast In Apple
    39:00 What to Do When a Show is Over?
    43:27 Don't Name Your Show Real Talk
    44:26 If Content Isn't King What Is?
    48:45 Equation for Podcast Downloads
    50:07 Keeping New Listeners
    52:36 Multipassion Niche?
    55:09 Remember the Gong Show?
    Mentioned In This Show
    Lichen Sclerosus Podcast
    https://lichensclerosuspodcast.com/
    Support the Show at 
    https://www.askthepodcastcoach.com/store
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 338 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    Your Stand Alone Podcast Website

    Your Stand Alone Podcast Website

    I'm not sure why, but so many people are asking about having a website for your podcast. Do you need one? (yes). 
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 337 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
    Here are the topics:
    00:00:55 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    00:03:11 Stand Alone Podcast Website
    00:15:40 Podcast Hosting Platforms
    00:20:05 Brand New Media Hosts
    00:21:56 Recorded in front of a live chat room
    00:22:23 Buzzsprout Changes Your File Format
    00:24:34 Pinecast? (Coupon r-1a62eb) 
    00:26:27 Accessibility for Blind Listeners
    00:30:18 Events And Accessibility
    00:31:05 Is This a Service?
    00:34:07 Thank You Supporters
    00:35:02 WeAreLibertarians.com
    00:38:55 Libsyn 5 Stats
    00:43:31 YouTube and Titles
    00:48:09 Episode Titles Continued
    00:53:42 What's Coming Up?
    Start Your Own Podcast Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/join and start your podcast in the RIGHT direction.
    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Podchaser.com
    Podpage.com
    Captivate.fm
    Libsyn.com (use the coupon code sopfree)
    Blubrry.com
    mosen.org
    cliffnotespodcast.com
    wellness while walking
    projectwoowoo.com
    caseybroda.com
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad ,

A Go-To Podcast!!

I just launched my first podcast (Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad) and Dave at Ask the Podcast Coach has become a go-to podcast for me as I learn how this whole thing works! Everything from equipment to marketing, this is a great resource and entertaining to listen to as well! Dave is also one of the reasons I decided to use Libsyn!

App Rover ,

1 major flaw

Awesome content ruined by constant 5 minute long interruptions of “let’s thank our awesome supporters”

Please shorten or remove those interruptions.

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Must listen for any podcast producer

Best way to learn about the ins and outs of podcasting, recent and relevant information and what’s new on the podcasting front. Dave covers software, audio equipment and applications podcasters are using to create their work.

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