The Case For Mirror URLs

A few months ago I wrote a brief article on using Apple’s Mirror URL when submitting your feed to the big directories. I shared this advice in a podcasts professionals group and a few shouted down the idea. The crux of their issue with the suggestion was simple: If Apple servers go offline or if …

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The Podcast Monetization Problem And A Call For Change

If you read my recent article on Spotify, you know that monetization through advertising is about to get a lot harder than it already is. And, if you read The Outline’s article on the income of Patreon creators, you know that monetization through elective giving is not a sustainable, or even effective, method of making …

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I’m Afraid My Podcast Will Suck. So Why Bother?

Why create a podcast that won’t sound good? Why create a podcast that won’t catch anyone’s attention? Why create a podcast people may not like? If you’re a podcaster currently in the “yet to be” stage, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions a lot — probably some others too. Many individual creators who come to us with …

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How Much Did It Cost To Start The Portland Pod?

This question comes from my Quora profile, a platform we answer a lot of randomly submitted questions on, and was originally “What do you need for a podcast studio?” I thought it would be fun to outline exactly what we needed and how we got started. It’s useful and it’s a good story.