8 episodes

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.

Podcast Answer Man Cliff Ravenscraft

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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.

    008 - The Biggest Opportunity In My Business And I Couldn’t Afford it!

    008 - The Biggest Opportunity In My Business And I Couldn’t Afford it!

    This episode contains just one incredibly powerful story how how my participation within a mastermind group has made my dreams, personally and professionally, become reality.  Click here to see the video version of the message included within this episode.

    If you are full-time self-employed or plan to become full-time self employed within the next 12 to 18 months, I want to invite you to CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL MASTERMIND TODAY.

    Here are a few testimonials from current and former members of The Next Level Mastermind:
    Tom Heffner said...
    Cliff Ravenscraft and the mastermind he created were a major inflection point in my career and life. I went from feeling trapped in a day job to creating my own freedom and autonomy. I left the day job at that time to start my own business to give myself more freedom to do what I want, with whom I want, when I wanted. I've never looked back. Here's the interesting part - as much as Cliff can help you with the tactical/practical (e.g. the in's/out's of online business - he can definitely help with this) ... what really helped me was changing my mindsets and removing the limiting beliefs holding me back from achieving what I wanted.

    Dan Faulknor said...
    I joined the group with the plan of maybe leaving my day job in the next year or two. Within 6 months of joining (and attending meetings at 3am my time. It was worth it!) I had a plan to leave my day job within a couple of months. I did leave my day job, much sooner than expected and now 4 years later my business is thriving with 3 employees + myself. Cliff's ability to ask you questions and get you to lead YOURSELF is his greatest strength, in my mind. You have nobody to 'blame' but yourself, because you provide all the answers with Cliff's guidance. 

    Kevin Davis said... 
    I was at a standstill. Didn’t know what the next step was. Actually, I didn’t think I was qualified to make the next step. Didn’t have anyone in my circle at that time to help. So I took a leap and joined Cliffs mastermind. My how things changed! First was overcoming some thoughts that held me back. Then some steps and next action items to get the ball rolling. Now I’ve moved the ball down the field farther and quicker than ever imagined.

    Leslie Graham said...
    If you are thinking about this, be sure to reach out to Cliff. Joining NLM was the biggest leap I'd ever made in terms of investing in myself and my business, but my life was radically changed in so many ways as a result of my nearly two years with the group. In fact, my current business was launched as a result and I couldn't be happier with the trajectory of that business.

     

     

    I have other podcasts that might be of interest to you. See my list of shows at http://CliffRavenscraft.com/podcast
     

    Let's Work Together!
    Would you like to connect with me through one-on-one coaching or through one of my paid mastermind groups?  If so, visit my WORK WITH ME PAGE and submit an application today.

    • 45 min
    007 - John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire - What Are You Creating?

    007 - John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire - What Are You Creating?

    In this episode, I feature a conversation with my dear friend, John Lee Dumas, from Entrepreneur on Fire.  In this episode, I'm certain that I asked questions that John has never been asked in an interview before and some incredibly fascinating insights came out as a result.

    Here are some important links related to this episode:


    The Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast
    The Freedom Journal
    The Mastery Journal
    The Podcast Journal
    The 100-Day Goal Journal 
    The Common Path to Uncommon Success Book

     
    Here Is The Dan Miller Story that I referred to:
    A rabbi was walking along the road after a long day in the synagogue. As he drowsily made his way home, he took a wrong turn and stumbled upon a Roman outpost. A loud voice sprang forth from the Roman centurion standing guard outside its door. With great authority, the centurion inquired, “Who are you and why are you here?”

    Snapped out of his half-conscious daze, the rabbi responded, “My child, what did you just say to me?” The centurion furrowed his brow, planted his feet, and responded in an even more stern tone, “Who are you and why are you here?”

    The rabbi replied with a question: “Good sir, what are they paying you to stand here?” The centurion, displaying equal levels of annoyance and intrigue, thundered back, “Four drachma per day. What is it to you?” With a smile on his face, the rabbi answered him, “I will pay you double if you would simply stand outside my tent and ask me those same two questions every morning as I depart.”

     

    I have other podcasts that might be of interest to you. See my list of shows at http://CliffRavenscraft.com/podcast
     

    Let's Work Together!
    Would you like to connect with me through one-on-one coaching or through one of my paid mastermind groups?  If so, visit my WORK WITH ME PAGE and submit an application today.
     

    • 1 hr
    006 - How Do I Decide How Much Content To Give For Free So That Potential Clients Will Still Hire Me?

    006 - How Do I Decide How Much Content To Give For Free So That Potential Clients Will Still Hire Me?

    Creating free content is an amazing way to demonstrate the amount of insight and value that you could provide to potential clients.

    I'm often asked the question.... "How do I decide how much content to give for free so that potential clients will still hire me?"

    Almost everyone is shocked when I say.... "GIVE IT ALL AWAY FOR FREE."

    I explain why this is my philosophy of content creation in this very short podcast episode.

     

    I have other podcasts that might be of interest to you. See my list of shows at http://CliffRavenscraft.com/podcast
     

    Let's Work Together!
    Would you like to connect with me through one-on-one coaching or through one of my paid mastermind groups?  If so, visit my WORK WITH ME PAGE and submit an application today.

    • 4 min
    005 - How Pat Flynn And I Met And Why We Love Mastermind Groups

    005 - How Pat Flynn And I Met And Why We Love Mastermind Groups

    This special episode is actually from my brand new UPGRADE YOUR PEER GROUP PODCAST.

    In this episode, I share a conversation that I had with Pat Flynn eight years ago.  Pat had joined me to celebrate the 300th episode of my original Podcast Answer Man podcast back in March 2013. 

    In this episode, you'll discover how Pat and I first met and hear how we made the decision to join forces in an official mastermind group alliance that began on October 8th, 2010.

    Listen now to hear the story of how a single, 60-minute, meeting of our mastermind group helped lift me out of a season of depression and burnout, inspired a way of generating $16,000 in revenue within four weeks and how that lead to over 1 Million dollars in sales from a single stream of revenue within my business.

    We started our mastermind group just over 11 years ago now. Pat and I still meet together, ever week, along with four other amazing members of what we call the Green Room Mastermind Group.

    I hope that you are able to discover all the gold that can mined out of our conversation.

    This podcast is all about helping you develop and benefit from a fuller understanding of the power behind the Mastermind Principle and Healthy Mastermind Group Alliances.

     

    I have other podcasts that might be of interest to you. See my list of shows at http://CliffRavenscraft.com/podcast
     

    If you would like to join on of my own, paid, facilitated mastermind groups, check out the details and apply today at http://NextLevelMastermind.info

    • 1 hr 1 min
    004 - Multiple Podcast Strategy - Calls To Action - And More!

    004 - Multiple Podcast Strategy - Calls To Action - And More!

    There are two main segments to this episode.

    Segment 1
    An update to my portable podcasting studio setup that I spoke about in episode 3 of this podcast.

    Here are links to the additional items that I have purchased:


    MonoPrice Hard Case 19” x 16” x 8”
    Table Top Mic Stand
    Heil PRSM Shock Mount
    Heil PR-40 Microphone
    Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
    Case for Sony Headphones
    6ft XLR Mic Cable

    Important Link:
    Be sure to listen to Episode 668 of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show to hear the audio quality of the additional gear above to my portable podcast studio setup as compared to what you can hear in episode 003 of this podcast. 

     

    Segment 2
    My 2021 Podcast Content Strategy

    I was recently asked to share my thoughts on either the future of podcasting or what I think that podcast producers "should" do to take their own podcasting efforts to the next level.

    I am not one who is into "predicting" the future of technology. Instead, I prefer to keep my focus on what is available, in the present moment, that allows me to create a powerful, profound and positive impact in the lives of others.

    I also attempt to AVOID sharing what I think other podcasters "should do." Though, I admit, I've been known to "should on" podcasters occasionally.  My apologies... Just Be Yourself!

    To answer the question that was posed, I simply decided to share my own 2021 Podcast Content Strategy.  It is not a recommendation of what you should do but simply a source of potential inspiration of what you might consider as an option for yourself.

    Jaime Legagneur and Sid Meadows joined one of my recent Ask Me Anything rooms on Clubhouse. In this second segment of the episode, I share the conversation that I had with Jaime and Sid.

    Learn More About My Clubhouse Rooms going to MindsetAnswerMan.com/clubhouse.

    Here are the topics covered in this segment


    Overview of my 2021 Podcast Content Strategy
    Masterclass on Creating Calls To Action
    How I market and promote all the shows I create
    Thoughts related to the quote... "Jake of All Trades, Master of None Is Often Better Than Master of One."

     

    Check out my other podcasts
    I have other podcast shows that you might like. Check out https://www.cliffravenscraft.com/podcast to see a list of shows that I produce.

     

    Let's Work Together:
    If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me Page to see how we can work together.

    • 48 min
    003 - How To Create A Professional Sounding Live Podcast From The Front Seat of Your Car

    003 - How To Create A Professional Sounding Live Podcast From The Front Seat of Your Car

    In this episode, I share a solution for recording full-production, high quality sounding podcasts right from the front seat of your car. 

    Here is a list of the gear that I used to create this episode...


    Rodecaster Pro!
    3ft XLR Mic Cable
    AT 2100 dynamic microphone
    Foam windscreen
    Sony MDR-7506 Headphones (Only thing that does not fit in the case)
    TRRS male to male patch cable
    Apple Lightning to TRRS female adapter
    Rode DCUSB1 DC to USB Power Cable
    RavPower 26,800mAh Power Bank / portable battery pack
    Casematix Studio Mixer Hard Case Compatible With RodeCaster

    Also, in this episode, I answer the question as to why I brought back the Podcast Answer Man podcast after all these years.

    Be sure to check out my other podcasts
    Click Here To Learn More About My One-on One Coaching

    • 37 min

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