Yesterday I told you how my first podcast was a complete bust.
I had lots of cool interviews and made some good connections, but I never made any scratch.
But I couldn't walk away just yet. I was in love with the idea of podcasting and I knew if I got it right it would be fun and profitable.
A couple of months after shutting down my first show, I had a buddy approach me about doing another one. I jumped on board and within a month we had a new show on the air.
I wasn't going to make the same mistakes I made the first time.
One big thing I wanted to fix was the sound quality. My first show was recorded on a teleconference line and I never liked the way the finished audio sounded.
I decided to put my “engineer” hat on and start mixing and mastering the shows myself. After all, I had garage band on my computer, how hard could it be?
The process went like this.
Each week me and my partner would get together to record a show – we'd talk for half an hour and we'd each record our own side of the conversation.
After we spoke, he would send me his file and the real fun would begin.
I would sync the files, record commercials, edit the show, and render the audio. When that was all done I would upload the show and schedule it to post, write the show notes, schedule the blog post, and write the email and social media promos.
What was supposed to be a fun 1/2 hour chat turned into a three hour ordeal every time we spoke.
Podcasting was quickly becoming unfun to me.
Then I came up with a brilliant idea that would make my life easier and would change the way I looked at podcasting forever more.
I'll tell you all about it in tomorrow's email.
For now, you should know the next Podcast Mogul Newsletter is filled to the brim with all my biggest podcasting mistakes and how you can avoid them.
If you want to avoid all the pitfalls I've hit in the last seven years of podcasting, this one issue will be worth it's weight in gold to you.
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