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Are you a podcast editor?

The Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.

Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work!

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Podcast Editors Mastermind Bryan Entzminger, Carrie Caulfield Arick, Daniel Abendroth, Jennifer Longworth

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Are you a podcast editor?

The Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.

Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work!

Click that subscribe button and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today!

    Podcast Editors: Do This to Bring More Money Home – PEM0028

    Podcast Editors: Do This to Bring More Money Home – PEM0028

    Podcast editors, have you ever worked your tail off only to realize that you're not actually bringing home the money you expected? Or maybe bringing home nothing at all?
    It's sooo easy to see that happening. We know, because it sometimes happens to us, too.
    That's why, as Carol Lynn Rivera shares, it's important to flip the script and implement a framework that is built around the way you naturally want to manage your money and makes it easy to pay yourself first.
    Listen to DiscoverThe secret to paying yourself first and knowing that you have money set aside for taxes.
    How traditional accounting makes it easy to pay yourself last. Or not at all.
    What makes the Profit First methodology different from traditional accounting.
    The psychology behind why managing your money with five accounts is actually simpler than keeping it all in one place.
    What to do when Waves, iZotope, Fabfilter, and Plugin Alliance are offering great sales on plugins but you don't have the money in your expense account.
    Whether you're brand new at running a podcast production business or you've been doing it for years, if you're not satisfied with how your business is paying you, this episode is for you.
    Links and Resourceshttps://www.podcasterstoolbox.com/ (Podcasters Toolbox)
    http://amazon.com/dp/B06X15WW79 (Profit First) (Amazon, not an affiliate link)
    Wondering how much podcast editors make? https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/episodes/how-much-money-do-podcast-editors-make-pem020/ (Check out episode 20 with Steve Stewart and Mark Deal) of the https://podcasteditoracademy..com (Podcast Editor Academy).
    Not sure how to craft a business model for your podcast service business? Check out https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/episodes/crafting-a-business-model-that-actually-works-with-mark-deal-pem016/ (episode 16 with Mark Deal).
    About Carol Lynn RiveraCarol Lynn Rivera is the CEO of Podcasters Toolbox. What you may not know is that Carol Lynn and her husband (The Ralph M. Rivera) have founded several companies, and they run them using the Profit First methodology to ensure that, while they serve their customers at a high level, they also take home MONEY so that they can live, support their family, and keep doing what they love doing.
    Guest EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Carrie Caulfield Arick of https://yayapodcasting.com (YaYa Podcasting).
    Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/beaguest (Fill out this form to let us know you're interested), and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.
    Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | https://rothmedia.audio (Roth Media)
    Jennifer Longworth | https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com (Bourbon Barrel Podcasting)
    Carrie Caulfield Arick | https://yayapodcasting.com (YaYa Podcasting)
    Bryan Entzminger | https://toptieraudio.com (Top Tier Audio)
    About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.
    Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work!
    Follow or subscribe and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today!
    https://followthepodcast.com/pem (Follow the Podcast Editors Mastermind)
    https://lovethepodcast.com/pem (Share your love for the Podcast Editors Mastermind)

    Podcast Editors: Have You Considered Podcast Management? – PEM0027

    Podcast Editors: Have You Considered Podcast Management? – PEM0027

    Are you a podcast editor wondering about how to differentiate yourself? Or maybe how to serve your clients more deeply so that you can earn more while working on fewer shows?
    If that's the case, podcast management may be for you.
    Listen as Lauren Wrighton - the host of the https://laurenwrighton.com/podcast/ (Podcast Manager Show) shares what it takes to be a great podcast manager and how it can benefit both us and our clients.
    Listen to DiscoverWhat a podcast manager does (or could do).
    Some characteristics that can position you as a great podcast manager.
    What to do when you want to take on areas where you aren't able to deliver the work yourself.
    How to grow into a podcast manager role.
    The value of open and candid customer conversations.
    Ideas for how to transition clients from editing to podcast management.
    Links and Resourceshttps://laurenwrighton.com/podcast/ (Podcast Manager Show)
    https://laurenwrighton.com/become-a-podcast-manager/ (Free Podcast Manager Masterclass)
    If you enjoyed this, you may want to https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/6 (check out episode 6 with Dave Visaya), where we talked about some other ways that podcast editors could expand on what they deliver to their clients.
    If you're looking for ways to find your first client, you might benefit from episode 3, where https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/3 (Jennifer, Daniel, Carrie and Bryan shared the stories of their first clients).
    About Lauren WrightonLauren Wrighton is a podcast strategist and producer who helps female business coaches launch and grow a podcast that makes an impact on their audience and their business. She also uses her expertise in podcast production to teach freelancers how to become podcast managers and develop their own clientele.
    Guest EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Daniel Abendroth of https://rothmedia.audio (Roth Media).
    Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/beaguest (Fill out this form to let us know you're interested), and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.
    Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | https://rothmedia.audio (Roth Media)
    Jennifer Longworth | https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com (Bourbon Barrel Podcasting)
    Carrie Caulfield Arick | https://yayapodcasting.com (YaYa Podcasting)
    Bryan Entzminger | https://toptieraudio.com (Top Tier Audio)
    About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.
    Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work!
    Follow or subscribe and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today!
    https://followthepodcast.com/pem (Follow the Podcast Editors Mastermind)
    https://lovethepodcast.com/pem (Share your love for the Podcast Editors Mastermind)

    Don’t Let Marketing’s Dark Side Ruin Your Podcasting Clients – PEM0026

    Don’t Let Marketing’s Dark Side Ruin Your Podcasting Clients – PEM0026

    We sometimes joke about podcasters trying to game the system, but in truth, it's no laughing matter. Listen to hear how it works and how to keep your podcasting clients from falling victim to the scams.

    Developing a Conference Strategy to Create Opportunities with Marcus dePaula —PEM0025

    Developing a Conference Strategy to Create Opportunities with Marcus dePaula —PEM0025

    Conferences are a great way to network and learn new tricks of the trade, but the return on investment isn't often obvious. We'd argue conferences are underutilized by podcast editors. https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/episodes/how-much-money-do-podcast-editors-make-pem020/ (The Podcast Editors Survey) tells us that conferences can translate into higher earnings. It's critical that use you use these industry events to create opportunities for your business. But HOW? Which conferences? And how to attend them without eating up all your profits?
    Marcus de Paula of https://www.meonlylouder.com/ (Me Only Louder) and https://www.meonlylouder.com/podcastaudiolab (Podcast Audio Lab) share his pro tips and strategies that answer those questions and how he gets the most out of any conference on a budget. Who is Marcus? He's an audio engineer turned podcast editor, sound consultant, audio teacher, who also builds Squarespace sites. Oh and he has a podcast.
    Solid AI-generated advice: The first thing you should do is create a goal that lists all the things you want to accomplish. This can be something simple like "I want to meet more people in my industry" or "I want to get feedback on my work." After you have your list, think about what events and conferences are happening.
    Highlights:How Marcus found his first client
    Marketing... or lack thereof... for editors
    Tech Tuesday at Podfest Global
    How many conferences are worth going to each year? (and how does COVID change that?)
    What types of sessions are valuable to editors and why?
    The lowkey conference marketing practice that generates leads
    Are virtual conferences worth attending?
    Hallways: where the magic happens
    How to get a podcaster to talk to you
    Budget hacks
    All I wanted was a normal-sized soda!!! (and I'm still mad about this)
    How to create an amazing speaker pitch
    Yeah, you should totally https://mailchi.mp/5a719731c06f/get-the-yeti-letter (subscribe to the newsletter.)
    Links:https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog/podcast-conferences (List of Podcast Conferences)
    https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ (Molly Ruland)
    https://www.meonlylouder.com/workshops/compression-4-23-21 (Compression Workshop )by Podcast Audio Lab April 23rd
    Be a guest or an editor or both!This episode was edited by Bekah for http://yayapodcasting.com/ (YaYa Podcasting). We were missing a track and Bekah made it work. Want to hire Bekah? Send us a message.
    Are you having a problem in your business you need workshopped? Or are you doing something incredible you think our audience needs to know about it? https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/ (Be a guest on the show!)
    Appearing in this episode:Marcus de Paula: https://www.meonlylouder.com/ (https://www.meonlylouder.com/) | https://twitter.com/meonlylouder (@meonlylouder)
    Daniel Abendroth: https://rothmedia.audio (https://rothmedia.audio) | https://twitter.com/rothmedia_audio (@rothmedia_audio)
    Jennifer Longworth: https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com/ (https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com) https://twitter.com/KYPodcasting (| @KYPodcasting)
    Carrie Caulfield-Arick: https://yayapodcasting.com (https://yayapodcasting.com) | https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/ (@carriearick)
    Sorely missed:
    Bryan Entzminger: https://toptieraudio.com (https://toptieraudio.com) | https://twitter.com/@toptieraudio (@toptieraudio)

    How Improv Can Help Podcast Editors – PEM0024

    How Improv Can Help Podcast Editors – PEM0024

    When you're talking with prospective clients about your editing and production services, what do those conversations feel like? Do they feel natural? Do they feel forced or uncomfortable? Are you constantly "in your head" wondering if you're saying the right thing.
    If so, you're not alone, but it doesn't have to stay that way.
    While you might not normally think of improv as something valuable for "behind the scenes" people like podcast editors, https://hellyescreative.com/ (Chris Trew of Hell Yes Creative) has a different perspective based on his YEARS of practicing and teaching improv. As he shares, you'll discover that what improvisation teaches is incredibly valuable to us (maybe as important as knowing how to capture a great recording) especially when it comes to those critical client conversations.
    After all, owning a podcast editing or production business isn't ONLY about editing a podcast or knowing how to add music to a track or even knowing what microphone to recommend. It's also about relationships...because our clients are people.
    As you listen, you'll discover a few things:
    You'll hear how Chris handles unexpected events that interrupt his train of thought mid-conversation.
    You'll learn why "Yes, And" can still be a valuable approach, even when some conversations feel like they should be "No, But" dialogs.
    The reason a "Yes, And" approach can be valuable, even when you'd rather steer the conversation a different direction in order to save time.
    You'll discover why questions are sometimes lazy and how you can make them more valuable (an odd concept for hosts of interview shows).
    One exercise that can help kick off brainstorming and create an environment for lateral thinking.
    The key to comfortable, relaxed conversations.
    Oh, and you also get to hear https://rothmedia.audio (Daniel), https://toptieraudio.com (Bryan), and https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com (Jennifer) try to keep up with the amazing pace and energy Chris brings as he takes us through a few exercises right on the show. Even https://miti5audio.com/services/ (Michael Jerry) hopped into the comments to share a few things.
    Chris will also be hosting a two-week improv workshop starting February 23, 2021. Check it out at https://hellyes.samcart.com/products/two-week-february-improv/ (https://hellyes.samcart.com/products/two-week-february-improv/).
    More About Chris TrewChris Trew is on a mission to bring improv to those who wouldn't ordinarily engage with it. Not only is he the author of https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V6VXKDR (Improv Wins) and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V6VXKDR (How to Build a Comedy Scene From Scratch), he also offers improv training to large companies and small groups alike - even groups of podcasters and podcast editors. You can find Chris on Instagram at https://instagram.com/christrew (@ChrisTrew) and if you want to find out what improv can do for you, check out what Chris offers at https://hellyescreative.com/ (Hell Yes Creative).
    Guest EditorThis episode was edited by Leslie Martin. If you like what you hear and you're looking for an editor, you can find him at https://greatland.media/ (Great Land Media).
    Interested in being a guest on the show?If you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/ (Fill out this form )to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.
    Resources:https://hellyescreative.com/ (Hell Yes Creative)
    https://instagram.com/christrew (Chris on Instagram)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christrew/ (Chris on LinkedIn)
    Email Chris
    https://amazon.com/dp/B087FDLQ3C (Improv Wins)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V6VXKDR (How to Build a Comedy Scene From Scratch)
    https://www.facebook.com/podcasteditorsmastermind/videos/336515064225873 (Check out the video recorded live on Facebook)
    Appearing in this episode:Daniel A

    Planting Seeds for Your Business: Marketing Challenge Results — PEM0023

    Planting Seeds for Your Business: Marketing Challenge Results — PEM0023

    Marketing. Do you hate it? Do you think it's gross? What if you change your relationship AND get clients with marketing? We kicked off 2021 with a 5-day marketing challenge to encourage you to put yourself and your business out there. It’s served with a dash of how to make marketing less overwhelming and not creepy. (Dare I say fun?)
    Find out what happened when we did our own challenge and what our biggest takeaways from the experience was. Plus, get some marketing tips even if you didn’t do the challenge.
    Listen to discover:Why did we do this challenge anyway?
    Why Carrie isn't worried about SEO
    The Benefits of https://www.google.com/business/ (Google My Business)
    Do Google Ads work? (Carrie tested it!)
    Scheduling social media posts (what scheduler do you use?)
    You don't need to be a graphic designer to make pretty art
    Who really loved the challenge?
    What industry are we technically in?
    What to do when you don't actually want new clients.
    Creating an avatar when you're doing more than one thing
    How content (and this challenge) pays off a year later
    Market research is important, ya'll!
    Why the pre-work was so critical (and will always help you!)
    What would you do in this listener's situation?
    Resources:https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/marketing-challenge-1/ (Marketing Challenge)
    https://socialbee.io (https://SocialBee.io)
    https://canva.com (https://canva.com)
    https://spark.adobe.com/sp/ (Adobe Spark) (comes with a Creative Cloud subscription)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcasteditors/ (Podcast Editors Club)
    https://www.podcasteditoracademy.com/ (Podcast Editor Academy)
    https://www.bonnielfrank.com/ (https://www.bonnielfrank.com/)
    Shout out to Kimberly of Werker Bee Media: http://werkerbeemedia.com (http://werkerbeemedia.com)
    
    This episode was edited by https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-safwat-b54643104/ (Michael Safwat) of http://yayapodcasting.com/ (YaYa Podcasting)
    Appearing in this episode:Jennifer Longworth: https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com/ (https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com) https://twitter.com/KYPodcasting (| @KYPodcasting)
    Carrie Caulfield-Arick: https://yayapodcasting.com (https://yayapodcasting.com) | https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/ (@carriearick)
    Bryan Entzminger: https://toptieraudio.com (https://toptieraudio.com) | https://twitter.com/@toptieraudio (@toptieraudio)
    Sorely missed… Daniel Abendroth: https://rothmedia.audio (https://rothmedia.audio) | https://twitter.com/rothmedia_audio (@rothmedia_audio)

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