Who said there’s no money in podcasting? Whether your audience is large or small, learn five different strategies that you can use to make money from producing your podcast. Get paid to do what you love!

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“Content is king” in new media–but you have to actually produce content! Podcasting doesn’t have to require a lot of money. Learn about the software and services to use to make your voice heard and get your show online, regardless of your budget.

Steve will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA, September 2nd-5th, 2011, and participating in one panel at the podcasting track: “Podcasting 201 – The Tech Stuff” at 4 PM on Friday, in the Hilton Room 204. If you’re at Dragon*Con, come by and say hello!

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It’s easy to get caught up in the technology, and the technical aspects of production—certainly for me!—but even more important is what you do before you hit the “record” button!

The time you put in to planning and preparation has a huge impact on the quality of your show. Whether you’re a veteran, or you’re just getting started, it’s important think critically to help your podcast reach it’s full potential!

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Have you started podcasting yet? What are you waiting for? Don’t get me wrong, you have to be fearless, but don’t fall in to the trap of waiting until you get everything perfect, or you’ll never even start. Eventually you just have to take the plunge and do it! The best way to learn is by doing, to learn what works, and what doesn’t, so you can improve with each episode. ”Content is king”–you have to actually produce content. Don’t let the technology become a distraction. Let your passion drive you!

Podcasting is incredibly fun and rewarding, but also inevitably requires more time and effort than you thought. Many would-be podcasters don’t make it past the first few episodes. If you’re just starting out, don’t start actively promoting your show until you’ve established yourself and settled on a format that works.

This episode has to do with branding, and promotion–in that order. First impressions are important!

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The “dark art” of audio processing is a powerful tool to that you can use to help your podcast sound its best. Don’t be “that guy” who sounds like he’s recording with tin cans and string in a cave. No matter your equipment, a little magic can go a long way. Learn the concepts behind compression, limiting, expansion, gating, and equalization, and how to use them to your advantage.

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Interviews are a great way to mix things up, to break out of your usual format and to talk to new and interesting people. Interviews are powerful, people love stories! Learn some tried and true techniques learned that I learned the hard way to get the most out of your interviews, including getting guests, preparing questions, interview flow, and more.

Returning listeners may remember that I teased the art of the interview and audio processing last time, but during production, I realized that to go in-depth and due both topics justice, they were just too much for one episode!

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MP3 is the universal audio format for podcasts, but not all MP3′s are made equal–how you encode matters! Learn how to get the highest quality out of your MP3′s and the best settings to use. It is also important that your MP3′s are properly tagged with meta data identifies and describes the audio file, and to know what information to include in your podcasts.

Skype is an incredibly powerful tool for podcasters, allowing us to communicate regardless of boundaries at a very low cost (free, or nearly free), and at very high audio quality, but there are some special tricks to get the most out of Skype.

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First impressions are very important! Content is king… but presentation is definitely queen! First impressions are important. If someone takes the time to tune in to your show, you’ve already done the hard the hard part—you’ve hooked them, you’ve attracted their interest. Far too often, my first impression is, “What were they thinking?!” Knowledge is power: It’s not about having the greatest equipment–though that helps–it’s about being smart, and making the most of what you have. Don’t be “that guy”!

This episode features an overview of microphone mechanics, including a comparison of condenser and dynamic microphones and pickup patterns, microphone techniques for getting the best sound, a review of secret budget-conscious podcasting microphone, and how to best deal with ever present background noise.

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Welcome to the very first episode, the premiere of Podcast Perspective!

Podcast Perspective is the podcast about everything podcasting and new media! Whether you’re an experienced podcaster, or you’re just starting out, this is the show to learn about the practical tools, tricks, and techniques for the new media revolution.

The Internet has broken down the barriers, and removed the gatekeepers, giving anyone passionate the ability to make their message heard across the world.

Content is king… but then quality, presentation is definitely queen! I want to help make your message stand out from the crowd and get great audio.

Especially if you’re just looking to get started, there’s a paralyzing amount of information out there, and in this ever evolving medium, much of it out of date, or, in my opinion, some less than great advice. I’ve been there, “in the trenches” as an independent content creator for years now… and I’m here to help!

This episode features an overview of what is a podcast, and what makes this new medium so revolutionary, some fundamental audio concepts, and more…

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