Evergreen Insights On The Topic of Podcasting
My name is Cliff Ravenscraft and I started podcasting as a hobby in December 2005.
Within the first two years of Podcasting, I had launched a number of shows related to entertainment, business, social media, technology, faith, family and more, producing as many seven to fifteen podcast episodes a week, reaching hundreds of thousands of subscribers from all over the world.
Podcast Answer Man was the 5th podcast that I launched. Starting in December 2006, it was this show that made it possible for me to start a podcast coaching / consulting business that proved that I could generate more than enough income to provide for my family.
In January 2008, I left an extremely lucrative career as an independent insurance agent, in a family run insurance agency that was started by my grandfather in 1937. I was next in line to take over the agency from my father. Yet I became convinced that I wanted to find a way to do what I was doing through podcasting, full-time, as my career.
Over the next decade, I built an online business where I became the world's leading authority on podcasting. I am personally responsible for training more than 40,000 people on the successful launch of their podcast.
After a decade of teaching people how to podcast, I began to desire another significant career transition. Rather than answer technical questions related to the topic of podcasting, I wanted to coach others on far more important issues such as mindset, career and overall life transformation.
In March 2016, I began a significant rebranding process where I transitioned my original Podcast Answer Man podcast into The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. It is in the archives of this, my main podcast, that you'll find the ORIGINAL 438 episodes of The Podcast Answer Man podcast.
In September 2017, I ended the final session of my Podcasting A To Z Group Training Program, shutting down 100% of all income streams from a half a million dollar per year business, so that I could focus all of my work time, effort and energy on what I felt most passionate about doing in the world.
Mindset & Life Transformation Coaching is what I do today and you can learn about the products and services I offer on my Work With Me Page at CliffRavenscraft.com.
In August 2021, I made the decision to relaunch this ALL-NEW VERSION of the Podcast Answer Man Podcast to share Evergreen Insights On The Topic of Podcasting.
I am still in love with Podcasting as much today as I was back when I published my first episodes back in 2005. It is my desire that the content that you'll find in this show will only enhance your own enjoyment of all that Podcasting can bring into your life.
017 - From Seven Years of Intention To Taking Action Within 7 Days
In today's episode, I share a transformative conversation highlighting how one coaching session can shift years of aspirations into rapid reality.
Recently, I had the pleasure of coaching Ryan Hamilton, a visionary who had been nurturing the dream of launching his own podcast and becoming an industry thought leader for seven years. During our intensive 90-minute session, Ryan sought to break free from the shackles of perfectionism and to gain momentum on his journey. We focused on practical steps that would empower him to "get the train out of the station" and bring his long-awaited passion project to the world.
This episode underscores a vital lesson: the 'perfect' time or idea is a myth that often impedes progress. Taking incremental, yet deliberate, steps can ignite a powerful chain reaction, propelling your dreams into existence. It’s about progress, not perfection.
Be sure to check out Ryan's "Make Real Stuff" podcast. Click here for a link to episode 001.
My hope is that Ryan’s story and our coaching conversation inspire you to translate your intentions into tangible steps. Remember, starting with even the smallest act can lay the groundwork for greater achievements. And if you’re seeking guidance or a collaborative brainstorm to advance your objectives, I'm here to lend my expertise.
For those interested in exploring the Next Level Mastermind or a one-on-one coaching relationship, reach out to me directly at Cliff@CliffRavenscraft.com and use “Coaching” as your email subject. Let's make your vision a reality, together.
016 - AI Takes the Mic: A New Kind of Podcast Conversation
In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I wanted to share how I used ChatGPT's new voice functionality to interview me for an episode of my main podcast, The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. I simply felt that this topic might be insightful and inspirational in your podcasting efforts.
Since I simply included the entire episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I'm simply going to copy and paste the show notes from that episode below:
In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I delve deep into my personal journey with reading. I recall a time when the mere thought of picking up a book was enough to make me groan in protest. But oh, how times have changed! Dive in with me as I recount my transformation from a reluctant reader to someone who now revels in the world of books.
My Aversion to Reading: The roots of my reading aversion can be traced back to my elementary, high school and college days. Books assigned were often not aligned with my personal interests. But was that the only reason?
A Turnaround in 2009: It was the book 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller that reignited my love for reading. Learn how it changed my perspectives on work and income.
Embracing the Digital Age: The convenience of e-books and audio books transformed my reading habits. I share how the Kindle app and Audible app on my iPhone shifted my approach to books and allowed me to read more frequently and in more places.
Tackling Multiple Books: Today, I'm currently juggling more than 70 books at once! I discuss my technique for managing multiple reads and how not feeling obligated to finish each one has given me a newfound sense of freedom.
Book Organization Tips: From the power of Kindle samples to creating book collections, I provide some of my personal tips and insights that have enhanced my reading experience.
An Interview Twist: In a special segment, I'm interviewed by none other than ChatGPT from OpenAI. Dive into a unique experience as I answer questions crafted to pull out the essence of my reading journey.
I hope my journey inspires you to look at reading in a new light, to find joy in the pages of a book, and to embrace the knowledge and experiences they offer without any reservations.
Call to Action: If this episode resonated with you, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!
015 - Why I Transitioned All My Podcast Hosting to Kajabi: A Game-Changing Insight
In this info-packed episode, I'm joined by my longtime friend and fellow online business expert Ray Edwards to dive deep into why we believe Kajabi is the ultimate all-in-one platform for online business owners.
Ray and I take a trip down memory lane to remember the "bad old days" of cobbling together a frankenstein's monster of different tools, services, and platforms just to create and sell an online course or membership site. We share horror stories of downtime, limited storage and bandwidth, security issues, and the general hassle of managing it all.
We then explain how Kajabi changed everything for us and made our online businesses infinitely easier to manage. Key benefits I discuss include:
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Unlimited storage for videos, audios, PDFs, images - No Caps!
Unlimited bandwidth - no traffic overage charges
Built-in payment processing, coupons, subscriptions, etc.
Full featured email marketing and automation
Easy course and membership site creation
Podcast hosting and distribution
Webinars, coaching, and live streaming
Affiliate program tracking and payments
Page builder and templates optimized for marketing and sales
Active user community for peer support
And so much more!
And all this for just $159/month on the Growth plan! Ray and I agree this is an amazing value compared to paying for individual tools and services.
Whether you're just starting out or already have an established online business, Kajabi has everything you need to create, market, sell, and deliver your digital products and services all in one place.
Listen now to hear our full discussion and decide for yourself if Kajabi could be a gamechanger for your online business!
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014 - Don't Make The Mistake of Starting With A Podcast - How To Build An Online Business
In this episode, I share a recording from a recent Ask Me Anything session that I hosted. During the session, Kristy posted the following question in the chat: "I need courage to start a blog that I can monetize. Do you have any words of wisdom? I've tried starting a blog in the past but struggled with maintaining consistency. I don't want to fall into old habits. Please advise. Thanks!"
In response, I shared a powerful story to illustrate why Kristy may have been struggling to find the courage to consistently create content for her blog and take the necessary steps towards monetizing it. Following this, I discussed the most common mistake that bloggers and podcasters make when they are looking to establish an online business, and offered advice on how to avoid falling into the same trap.
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013 - The Rich Tapestry of Pat Flynn's Online Ventures: Successes, Missteps, and Lessons
In this episode of "Podcast Answer Man," I had the pleasure to deep dive into the creative side of the multifaceted Pat Flynn.
Pat, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the brain behind "Smart Passive Income," shares how his identity has evolved over time. We talk about how his love for fishing has offered him peace away from his bustling life and business. His answer to why he's here iwas simply profound: to serve and help others.
You'll discover to top 3 things that Pat is most proud of creating and how Pat expresses the value of time over money, which he learned while building his team for SPI media.Pat's new venture into the Pokémon YouTube channel "Deep Pocket Monster" and his strategy behind it is a true testament to his creative spirit.His story of walking away from his Premium WordPress Plugins project offers valuable lessons about knowing what you want and validating your ideas.Ending on a thoughtful note, Pat revealed his desire to be an "Agent of Change in the Education Space," and how he's creating space and boundaries in his life for peace.
Pat Flynn Links
Let Go Book
Will It Fly? Book
Pat Flynn YouTube Channel
Pat’s Deep Pocket Monster Channel
Other Links Shared At The End of The Episode
Building An Online Business Workshop
Day With Cliff Mentoring Offer
Next Level Mastermind
012 - Why Most Podcasters Fail To Generate Income From Their Podcasting Efforts
Several years ago, I realized that my brand, Podcast Answer Man, wasn't fully reflecting the guidance I was providing to those seeking strategies, tools and techniques to [fill in the blank]. That's why I decided to evolve my brand to Mindset Answer Man - to provide a better indication of the kind of advice I was giving.
As the result of working with so many people, I began to recognize patterns between those who were successful in achieving their podcasting goals and those who were not. What I found was that despite having helped many people launch their podcasts, many of them had built their podcasting efforts on a shaky foundation, leaving them unable to experience the full potential of podcasting.
In this episode, I explore how important the order of operations of STATE, STORY, and STRATEGY is to creating the most successful outcomes.
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