How does a casino go out of business?
How does a casino go out of business? Have you ever asked yourself that question?
I asked myself something similar this week when I got notice that both Azlo and Simple banks are closing on 3/31. These two were very popular with podcasters, so if you bank at either, I've got a couple of suggestions on where you can go. Both are very similar, with no fees, made for entrepreneurs, etc.
I've also got nine ways you can monetize your podcast, so you can put more money into those accounts! And some "good advice" when it comes to who you interview and how you should do those interviews.
I've also linked a cool (and free) automation tool that you can use to save yourself some production and marketing time. I'm going to be doing a Clubhouse room podcasters this coming week to talk more about using it to automate scheduling, communicating with guests (including via text message and printed postcards), and social media.
Finally, I've got a new podcast to share from a couple of high school students. It only has one (very short) episode and I hope they make more. What you'll hear on this episode is the future of podcasting.
9 Ways To Monetize Your Podcast
"How do I monetize my podcast?" This is one of the most common questions I get.
In this article, I give you nine ways you can monetize your podcast, a couple of them you can start doing today...
Podcast Hosting Skills
Want More Podcast Listeners? Stop Doing This...
I posted this message on Facebook earlier this week and was really surprised by the reaction. It's good to see people starting to realize how these kinds of interviews don't always help your podcast and many times will actually hurt your podcast.
Feel free to jump in on the conversation.
The Podcast "Automation Robot" (It's free.)
You're probably familiar with the booking calendars that allow guests to schedule a time to be on your podcast and automatically add the appointment to your calendar. But what you may not realize is that are a hundred more easy-to-implement automations that can help you get more done with ease.
Integrately is a tool, similar to Zapier, that allows you to automate common podcasting tasks such as appointment reminders, sending files to guests, and more.
Right now, you can get automation on 500 tasks (per month) for free. This is more than enough for you to run your podcast.
Zapier is a similar service, but will run you $20/month for the same thing, so this is a deal.
This is a limited-time offer, so get your free account now before you forget. And join me on Clubhouse this week and I'll show you how to use it.
Do You Bank with Azlo or Simple? Read this...
Both Azlo and Simple banks are going out of business on 3/31. If you bank with either, you need to find a new bank.
Lili is a good option. It takes about three minutes to set up an account and everything is done online.
Novo is VERY similar to Azlo as far as benefits and integrations. It's also free and there is no minimum balance. They will send invoices for you and it integrates with Stripe, so it makes billing podcast sponsors quick and easy.
Novo setup takes about five minutes.
Definitely check these out if you're in need of a place to land. Personally, I set up both as I don't want to be caught in another Azlo/Simple situation. I've neve seen this happen (banks usually merge with other banks), but obviously, it can.
Two Teenagers Make A Podcast
Funny story. I got a message via Quora that these guys wanted me to review their podcast. Or Quora wanted me to review it...I don't know.
Regardless, I checked it out.
It's actually a very sweet podcast and a great example of the future of podcasting, now that teenagers have access to quality audio equipment and easy distribution options. In a few years, these two (and others like them) are going to really be polished!
If you like it, throw these ladies a bone, review it on Apple Podcasts, and tell your friends!