04-05-21- Jess’ QA – Podcast sponsorships, audience engagement, podcast hosts and community input.
[17:40] What kind of stats or info do podcasters need to provide advertisers or sponsors to show return on investment of their ad campaigns and sponsorships?
[22:45] I played my podcast and I had to listen to four ads that Spotify put out before I heard my show. I was wondering kind of what you think about. Is that their model? Are they like monetizing our shows without our consent engagement? Like even YouTube gives you a few pennies per ad or something. What’s the consensus on that model?
[27:00] Laura asks- I’d like to get tips on keeping the audience engaged while we’re on break. Also curious how long we can go on break for without losing the audience
[29:16] Tami- Podcast host question. Do most use Libsyn? I’m leaning towards Buzzsprout, thoughts?
[32:39] Do we delay releasing new episodes since Apple updates?
[44:35] Tami- I have some newbie questions like preferences between garage band and audacity.
[00:00:00] Hello? Hello. How’s everyone doing? Doing super duper. Well, what about you? Good. Thank you. Very, very good. Hi. Hi there, Jessica and I have my second shot yesterday. So you feel right? All except for this heavy arm. I’ve got, I haven’t got an arm. The arm was painful. Yeah. The arm is so painful, but I mean, Yeah.
I actually felt a lot worse after the first shot. I mean, Oh me too. Which one did you have? [00:01:00] Moderna Oh yeah. I think we spoke about that. I had, um, Pfizer man knocked me for a loopy. Yeah, I felt, I felt bad for like two days. This time I’m waiting for it to come on. I’m waiting. I was on another zoom and that’s why I have my state.
Not that you all need to know where, Oh, it’s fine, California. And I like. Sunsets on the Bay H then.
Okay. Um, so I guess without further ado, I mean, we can do intros, we can get started. Um, it’s up to you guys, whatever you want to do. Do you like when we go around and talk about who we are and what we do for a podcast. All right, let’s do it, Laura. Hi everyone. So this is actually my first, um, zoom call with the group.
I’m really excited to be here. Thanks for having me. Um, [00:02:00] so my name is Laura . I am based in Detroit. I have a podcast that’s called brave by design. Our podcast. Um, we have close to a hundred episodes. Um, we are in like the top one, 12 and Apple podcast career section. We’re going on hiatus released soon to reformulate the show, um, and to realign it with like some of my business goals.
Um, so I am a by trade, I guess I am a business coach and I help creatives who want to get books solid with clients they love. So we’re sort of moving the show in that direction. Now it’s a lot of mindset stuff. Um, so I don’t know. Is there anything else I should say? That’s it for now? Okay. Hi. Right on.
Thank you, Karen. Do you want to go? I’m going in clockwise order, even though you guys don’t know that. Cause you can’t see how you’re, why don’t you [00:03:00] let Tammy go ahead because most of these folks have heard my story and they’ll go, okay. Go ahead, Tim. Hey, so I know I should probably change my name on the thing it’s so it’s spelled correctly, but my age is an OSS, so it’s pronounced Tommy and I’m just letting you know, because I hope to get to know all of you.
And so, yeah, so I’ll probably change it up there as a visual reminder, but, um, yeah, I know it’s, it’s a Hebrew name, so it has the OSS sound. Um, anyway, um, It’s good to be here. I’ve just recently joined the squad and, um, I’m enjoying the community very much. I love the energy. Um, and I think that comes with, I guess, people that not only have passion, but like to talk about it.
And so, um, sorry, my community, um, is mostly the autism community. I have a 21 year old son. Who’s autistic. Um, [00:04:00] And, but it’s so fun to be like, kind of in a new community of, you know, so anyway, I’m here and it’s good. I am still developing my podcast. Um, and so while I have a gazillion questions, I don’t actually have a specific one and my hope and ensure I will, as the hour goes on, but I have a lot of questions, but I’ve also.
You know, I’m an information gatherer. So I’ve spent about three years, like writing notes and the last six months, probably more intensively, just watching YouTube videos and following different things. I’m not great at taking the leap off the cliff. So. Um, I did participate in the coaching call last week and she said, well, we’re really good about kind of making sure you keep going forward.
And I said, that’s awesome. So, um, yeah, so my podcast, um, will be called TB musings and it will focus on, um, I guess my world of autism, but it’s sort of evolved. My [00:05:00] difficulty has been, and I kind of expressed this last time has been, um, how I thought I pictured the podcast and I have, you know, tons of content, but it’s really more through what lens.
And so I started there working on refining that, but anyway, that’s pretty much me and I’m here and I look forward to, um, formulating my questions and hearing all of yours. Perfect. Thank you. Thank you, Tommy. Um, okay. Care. You’re up? Okay. Hi, I’m Mark podcast is called a long look and it’s about a better way to experience art in museums and, um, It comes from the idea that a lot of people go to visit a museum and they feel like they have to see everything and they end up having this like death March, and they just look at things for 10 seconds and they just wind up.
It’s not a great experience all around. So I present the experience of what is it like to actually look at [00:06:00] something for like five, six, you know, several minutes. So I describe a work of art in one of the museums I’m here in DC. And kind of talk about what do I, what do I discover? What’s the experience like?
And then the second part of the show is some background information. Um, the history, mystery, or controversy about the work or the artist, and each episode is about 10 minutes long. So it’s kind of like a little art snack, but, um, it’s a great way for people who, you know, maybe are a little on the fence about art museums.
I actually just, I’d love to get your, your phrase. I was writing some copy and I came up with the phrase art has. Hmm. Curious is that verse not really adverse, but just kind of like art on the fence. I’m trying to come up with a better way to phrase it, but we can talk about that later. But anyway, so that’s, that’s the premise of the show and I’ve been doing it for about three years.
And, um, this season, since [00:07:00] everything was still locked down, I am doing sort of a virtual road trip. And using, um, visiting museums that have really great online resources. Excellent. Thank you, Cheryl, would you like to share what you’re up to Cheryl will share? Yes. Hi everybody. And Jenny, your cat is like stealing the show.
Yes. Hello, Jenny and cat. Whenever you get on screen or on the stage with cat, with animals or children, just forget it. It’s over with your cats are adorable. Anyway. Hi everybody. Um, I’m Cheryl hauling. I have 19 stories from fear to hope. Uh, Tommy, just like you. I was in pre-production for three years on another concept.
And then, um, when the pandemic came around, I just really felt like I wanted it. It was called thrive after 55, which is what my podcast concept was. But I took the same premise of interviewing really creative, [00:08:00] wonderful people, uh, Jessica, who was one recently and talking about their creativity and their businesses, but also what causes them fear and also what leads them into hope through that time.
So we didn’t stay stuck in the fear and stuck in this place of just dread. However, now that the pandemic is. You know, at least in this country, we’re opening up. I’m once again, looking at rebranding, maybe dropping from fear to hope, staying with 19 stories because when people listen to the podcast, they think I didn’t want to listen for so long because of the, you know, just I’ve had enough of the pandemic.
But when they listen, they say, Oh my gosh, this is so fun. I mean, did you have fun, Jessica? Did you feel like it was all about. That I’m putting her on the spot. It was all about the pandemic or really talking about you and just really engaging in a conversation about where you are at. Yeah. I mean, it was really more about sort of what you learned and where you’re at and it’s a nice [00:09:00] way to reflect actually.
So yeah, I thought it was fun. Actually. I enjoyed it. So, and again, I put you on the spot. I apologize. So yeah, the main thing is, okay, you’re allowed, I am here to answer. I mean, I am here for that purpose to put you on the spot. Um, pretty much. So I just want to encourage you, Tommy. Um, I will tell you all the fears talking about from fear to hope.
I just had to face my fear and move through the hope of getting my podcast on it. And I did. And it’s, you know, everything’s 15, 20, 20, you look back and you go. Why did I wait so long? So we’re just going to encourage you to just jump. Yeah. I had a client, I had a website client one time that kept changing aspects of her website before she would launch, like it was ready to launch.
Then she was like, no, wait, I think I want this color scheme. Okay. It’s ready to launch. Okay. I think I want this. And I was like, you’re afraid to launch right after seven times, I was like, You’re scared to launch your website. Cause it means launching your business, which means getting in [00:10:00] gear, which means, you know, and she was like, maybe so three years is a long time to be in pre-production if you ask, um, like I had the idea for my first podcast and it was up in two weeks.
Sorry, you just kind of screw it up as you go and hope you learn your lessons. That’s how it works. Anyway. Not to knock on you, you take your time. If that’s a teeny, Tom, I get caught up. I get caught up in minutia things like I’m not getting garage band that well, you know, I mean like minutia. So, yeah, I kind of stuff that if I can, if I can get through some of that, I think the flood Gates will open for me.
You can get, but what if, what if for the first show you just didn’t edit it. Actually found somewhat like, as I was trying to get myself going, I found someone to support me and it can do some editing. Cause I knew I needed a little bit of help to make this actually happen, but I still have to be the one to like.
You know, [00:11:00] take the, the, um, fire hose of stuff that I want to say and figure out how to streamline it into a nice, steady string that people can absorb. You know, that is true, but I’m, I’m getting closer to that. I’m caught up on like my tagline. It’s so stupid, like the tagline to be concise, but I want it to use a word that might help people understand.
And so that might be my question for today. Some feedback on this. All right. Let’s get back to that. I’m good at taglines, but other people talk. Okay. Um, Jenny, do you want to talk about your show, who you are in? You know what I’m saying? Introduce yourself. I’m Jenny wetter pronouns. She, her, uh, that was Luna earlier.
I’m not on a zoom. If one of my two cats is not showing up, um, on the screen, they really have enjoyed this working from home diva time. Oh. But they have. I am the host of a podcast called reprots fight back. It’s a podcast about reproductive health, rights and [00:12:00] justice. Each episode, we do deep dives into a specific issue, what it is what’s happening around it and what you can do to fight back.
And I think I have landed in the place where, uh, I am in the eternal debate over, uh, do I keep it biweekly or do I switch to weekly? Um, I don’t know yet. I, I go back and forth on it and talking to me right now. I’m like, yes, should go weekly. Uh, we’ll see. Interesting. Sweet. Okay. Uh, Clara, tell us about your podcast.
Welcome lo I actually have three current podcasts and then I’m getting ready to add one. Um, I just got hired. Did you a podcast for company? So I’m excited about that. But, um, currently I do, I just relaunched my yoga with Clara podcasts, [00:13:00] which is. Yoga mindfulness and meditation. Um, we had some water and mold damage that also ended up with asbestos remediation.
So my place to record has been out of commission since December. Um, So I’ve just gotten back into the yoga podcast this week, and then I’ve just launched. Also, my I’m primarily an actor and the yoga sort of a side hustle, um, flowing from being an actress. You know, one of the easiest sort of yes. And things to do is I can coaching.
So I just launched a podcast to a, sort of a marketing arm for my coaching that I do for high school students. And then my, my primary focus is my audio drama podcast called night owl theater. And, um, that one has Dawn in fits and starts for actually since around 2007. Um, For a period of time, it was completely dead, completely pied faded.
Didn’t even pay Lipson, like [00:14:00] closed out the show and then rebooted it, brought it back to life. And, um, so yeah, I’m working on workflow to keep that consistent and monetized by the end of the year. That’s my primary focus. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Okay. Um, at the risk of taking up too much time, Bobby and Christine and Maryanne, if you could just tell us what your podcast is about.
Or the name of it and what it’s about. And then I just don’t want it to take up too much time. I’m worried about it. Stressing out. Now mine was rebranded today from financial grownup to money to, for financial grownups. I spoke about that with, um, it was, yeah. Um, so I did it, I forget how many weeks it was.
It was delayed because I was in the process of firing my assistant. But anyway, um, It was behind the scenes, the shit show, but it, it, we launched today and I’m really excited for it. Um, and that’s it. Oh, and also some follow up. Cause I know we talked about the Merce, the merge, I moved from Squarespace to Shopify, [00:15:00] so that was also Oh, good.
Yay. But all is well, and I’m so happy. So everyone check out, grow up your.com. I promise. That’s my only plug. Excellent. Okay. Marianne your podcast and also what camera you’re using. Cause you look amazing right now. Thank you. I look amazing. I appreciate it. Now I’m using the Sony alpha 6,500. It’s a mirrorless camera with a but no extra software.
It’s the camera I had that I use anyway. Cool. That looks like that. You just have to down. If you have like a DSLR or a mirrorless, you can just download a driver and, and hook it up with the USB. And then you can. Yeah. Um, my podcast, which you’ve been on is called grounded content, which is advertising and marketing and content creation get real.
It’s a mix of tactics and ethics and philosophy and ridiculous meandering conversations like I had with Jess. And then I’m behind the scenes pursuit. Producers of Spartan up. Yeah. Yes, I do. [00:16:00] Meander, um, Um, I don’t remember, but I know I’m known for that. Um, Christine, how about yourself? Hey, y’all I’m Christine Gautreaux.
She, her hers pronouns and brand new to the community. And I’m apologize. I’m not going to be able to stay on today. Cause I have a client at four 30. I’ll reschedule going forward for y’all’s. These questions answers. Absolutely. Um, so I am the cohost of the women connected in wisdom podcast, and we are a podcast that is grounded in the eight dimensions of wellness.
And we have weekly intentional conversations about how to be wise in business and relationships and wellness. So excited to be here and get more involved in your community. Wonderful. Thank you for being here. Um, and Andrea, I’ll just, cause she’s not connecting. Andrea has, um, Andrea, tell them about your podcast.
Oh, hi. Hi [00:17:00] meet me and Bria are different, Andrea. Yes. You, you, you, cause we’re just finishing introductions. Oh, hi everybody. I’m Andrea. And I’m with the Pez collection podcast. Uh, we’ve been going, uh, three years. We’re starting our fourth year in July and uh, yeah, happy to be here. Four years of Pez, baby.
Love it. Um, okay. So I had one question sent to me via email, which I’ll answer, and then we can just go with whatever’s in the chat. If you’d like, um, or you can hop on and ask me. Without the chat. Um, let’s see, Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty. Okay.
[17:40] What kind of stats or info do podcasters need to provide advertisers or sponsors to show return on investment of their ad campaigns and sponsorships?
So classically, this is a very good question, because if you want to keep a sponsor, you kind of have to sell on the idea that it’s done well. Um, [00:18:00] which can be tricky, but. Like all hold on. It’s kind of weirdly yellow in here. Okay. We’re good. Like all digital media, it’s kind of hard to quantify a successful campaign.
So, um, if you’re including, well, first the downloads, how many downloads did the ad get within a 30 day period? So if you did the ad on April 4th now would be a good time to look. And see if you, um, how many it had and then you could give them a report as of 30 days. I mean, you can also, I mean, some people wait 45 days because also if you’re using social, you’ll want to give them statistics on how, you know, like you can go into your page or your group and see how many views it’s had, how many clicks it’s had depending on what social you use.
But I think all of them give you stats that will tell you. And then if they have given you a link, [00:19:00] um, like if they’ve given you a specific link for you to use, like go pro.com or something, um, it’s going to be hard to track, but if you have a coupon code, they’ll be able to track the coupon code. You won’t have to worry about that.
If you, um, if they give you a link with a coupon code and you want to track that link, you can do, um, Like she podcasts.com/gopro, which will redirect to whatever link they gave you. That way you can track it and they’re tracking it, but like, you’ll know, from there’s a plugin called pretty link that I use so that like my, my links are like she podcast.com/register.
She podcasts.com/um, venue, stuff like that. Um, and it really links to, you know, the booking link or the event bright. You can use that so that, you know, how many times it’s been clicked, regardless of how many sales they Patten, which is something you can’t really [00:20:00] control is how many sales they’ve gotten.
You can’t quantify that you can’t quantify, um, you know, their web traffic necessarily. Cause you’re not keeping track of that. Um, and you certainly can’t quantify, say, like, I don’t know if I already said sales, but never promised them that you’ll be able to like make sales for them. Cause that’s all gonna depend on their landing page and you have no control over that.
Or if they have a crappy product, would you also have no control over? So I’m just trying to get an idea of how many, how much, like you’ve pushed their way. And if it’s one ad the chances of them getting like a needle move is not very high. Podcast advertising is most successful when it’s a couple of times in a row, because most people are doing other stuff when they’re listening.
So they don’t stop and type in whatever. So they need to hear it a few times before they remember to check out what you’re advising them to check out. So [00:21:00] the other thing you can look at is. I mean, you can’t really, I don’t know that you can necessarily track this either, but if they have an uptick in conversation on social.
So if people are starting to talk about them more, if they’ve had, you know, like you can maybe do a search on their name brand and see around the time of your ad, did they have a certain push, um, in conversation on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram? It’s hard for us to track that specifically, but you can say, Hey, I saw that like on the 17th, when I did my show, this person who I know, and this person who I know, and this PR you know, there was a few people who were chatting about you.
So I usually do like a little report, a spreadsheet or some kind of little PowerPoint presentation that shows, you know, what the podcast offered, what the website offered. Um, if you had it on your, um, if you had it on your. You know, like an ad on your website. I also, you [00:22:00] know, if I include the logo in my email, I give them email, um, how many people received it?
How many people opened it? How many people? So there are ways of, I mean, there are ways of reporting how well it did, whether or not it made sales is not your problem. It’s nice, but it’s not your problem. Thanks, Jess. Yeah. Um, okay. Let’s see. What else is in the chat? That was a very good question. Thank you for that.
Um, I don’t see any even chat. So like give me a shout out. If you guys have a question, anyone, any well. Hi.
[22:45] Can I ask you a question? Yes, please do. So I was just listening to you, my podcast on Spotify yesterday. And I don’t know if this is always been the way, but I didn’t notice, or it was like, depending on the app, but I played my podcast and I had to listen to four ads that Spotify put out before I heard my show.
And I was wondering kind of what you think about. [00:23:00] Is that their model are, they like monetizing our shows without our consent engagement. Like even YouTube gives you a few pennies per ad or something. What’s the consensus on that model? Did you sign up when you started putting your show in? Did you sign up for anything like that or, yeah, we consented to something.
I do it through Libsyn and I probably gave them permission. I just was wondering kind of, and, and honestly, like I don’t have the number of downloads that it would matter. It just was wondering if this is like, if there’s a conversation about this and what you think. I have not noticed that with our show and there’s women in the chat that are saying, they’ve never heard of that.
I’ve never heard of that either. Um, if they are making money off your show, I would hope that they would give you some of it. So maybe somewhere in there, there’s some statistics about how many downloads. I mean, you can look in Libsyn and get your Spotify downloads to that’s part. That’s part of the stats that you’re getting from them.
So I would [00:24:00] take a look in there and see if it’s. Noteworthy. Yeah. I mean, I know for me, like my show is small enough that it’s, it’s a new show. It’s not a significant amount of money. I just, it was the first time that happened to me. And I just have kind of wondered what you thought about that. Like, is that what Spotify is going to be doing?
Is that the new model? I don’t know, but I, what I think about it is I don’t like that. I don’t want them to do that to my show. It’s kind of like what Bobby’s saying. I don’t want any kind of implied endorsement in something. I don’t even know what it is. Um, and if they have ads on my show, I feel like I should get money for that because I’m giving them traffic.
So I don’t think I would like that very much. Um,
What’s that Claire, I was just wondering if she’s got a premium account. I don’t it’s I get a lot of ads and I’m listening to Spotify and I wonder if that has anything to do with it. If it’s just like, when you’re listening to music, every 30 minutes you get a roll of ads. [00:25:00] Yeah. Well, I see the other way that can be a problem.
I have music that’s used by permission, uh, because I’m ad free at the moment. If someone is putting ads, In front of my podcast, that’s going to look like I’m advertising. So that might be something really worth looking into. Well, depending on how your music is, my mine is, uh, a very commercial piece of music, but I got written consent as long as I’m not making any money.
And once I start making money, it’s a different arrangement. So I’m going to listen to my really quick one second.
I don’t hear anything. Nope. It goes right to the show. It goes right to the show. That’s weird. Can you guys just the first time it ever happened to me. And, um, and like I said, I, I’m just more like, I’m sure I signed something when I set it up and Lipson, I’m not really concerned from that point of view, but just sort of like Philips [00:26:00] it’s philosophically, it’s not the best way to go.
Like blog talk radio used to do that. And I thought it was so obnoxious, but then again, their ads were really obnoxious too. Like they made them sound obnoxious. They were very much radio ish. I don’t know if these are very radio ask the ones that are on your show, but, um, if you don’t like it, maybe there’s somewhere in lives when you can uncheck it.
I don’t think I would like that. I definitely don’t want to, I don’t know. I just want control over every aspect of my podcast because I’m controlling like that, I guess, which is funny because I don’t actually do any part of producing, but like I have someone else do it and I want them to control it. Um, So, yeah, I would talk to them as well and just see if you can, you know, what is it?
And can you get rid of it if you want? No. Um, okay. Let’s see. tips on wait. Okay. Yeah. That’s the next thing, Laura. I’d like to get
[00:27:00] tips on keeping the audience engaged while we’re on break. Also curious how long we can go on break for without losing the audience a month, three months. I mean, losing the audience is.
Tough, but there’s a couple of different ways that you can prevent it from happening. One is go into your stats and see which shows have the most downloads or who have been clicked on the most and, and, um, plan to do like a best of. So like, so like, for example, if you, I don’t know how many you have are like a hundred, I can’t remember.
Okay. So like, if you want to go on break for three months, that’s 12 shows. So you can probably go through and sort by downloads, pick the 12 highest shows and then replay them. Okay, you can reedit them yet. Another thing you can do is mix. So like, depending on the kind of show you have, you could do like Elsie and I could do all the tool tips or all the pet peeves or all the news or all the chit chat, you know, we could, we can, we have different segments and we time code [00:28:00] it.
So if we wanted to, we could make our editors like really fun and put it together. 12 shows that are, that are just, um, one topic and let people do that. You can also, um, do. Like let two weeks go by and then just do like a, Hey, how are you? Just so that you don’t lose the, um, the download capability in the apps.
Cause sometimes after a stretch. They won’t download anymore. It’ll think that it’s, um, defunct and it won’t, it won’t update anymore. So you gotta have something in there, even if it’s just like, Hey, how are you marrying Christmas? We just want to say hi, thank you so much. Hope you’re enjoying your holiday break, like 30 seconds.
And you’re anxious that it will download something. If that makes sense. Yeah, that’s great. I love the whole remix idea and I’m sure my editor would really love that as well. Um, yeah, I mean, I mean, I don’t think he would mind if you just did like a best of, and then before every show, just go, you’re listening to the best of my show.
We’re on break until X, Y, and Z. And then they can just play that [00:29:00] before every single one. Yeah. That’s pretty easy, I think. Okay. Cool. Thanks. Yeah, you’re welcome. Um, Tommy, thank you for the clarification, Tommy T O M M I on your name, um,
[29:16] podcast host question. Do most use Libsyn? I’m leaning towards Buzzsprout thoughts.
Um, I just saw the backend of Buzzsprout for the first time, um, a week or so ago. And I was talking to them about sponsorship for the event, and it’s really pretty in there. And I will say this about Lipson and really any podcast hosts. They all have nice people that work for them. They all have really good support.
Um, people, they all have good pricing packages, some have more bells and whistles than others. I have only used Libsyn because when I signed up there was the only one I knew existed. Um, what I, I mean, it’s a pain in the ass to switch. Otherwise, maybe I’d even switch, but [00:30:00] Buzzsprout, I thought was really cool.
The backend and the, and the players that you can embed and stuff really, really pretty. I’m a very visual person. And I have to say of all the things I’ve seen in the backend Libson is probably the least attractive. Looking as far as like the settings and the destinations and how you set it all up. It’s not really very visually the user experience is not as nice as it could be.
Um, I’m just very familiar with them and LLC works for them and Oh yeah. So Clara saying Elsie, she’s saying lives in five looks great. So that’s good. So then, uh, yeah, and then you keep improving it. Um, So, yeah, I think Buzzsprout is good right now. They’re considered the. Most popular hosts. I think they have the, they’re the number one host right now.
They go back and forth with Libsyn. Right. Thank you for that. That was my experience. When I, when I went on the websites, um, my first introduction really was Buzzsprout cause they put out so many videos, like they’re really constantly giving you input. And when I [00:31:00] looked at their. Um, I haven’t opened an account, but just looking at the way it looks, it’s very, I’m not super tech savvy.
I’m kind of, you know, I have enough to just be dangerous. So it looked like it was very user-friendly. They seem really approachable and constantly putting other, you know, and I know Lipson is kind of that, that gold standard that’s been around forever and I’m sure they’re wonderful, but I, I. Just didn’t see as much of that engagement other than like, I see, um, you know, LCS P you know, um, blog and that sort of thing.
Yeah. Which is helpful. Yeah. She does a lot of she’s their community manager and she does, they do a lot of webinars and a lot of info sessions and stuff like that. It’s almost all done by her or, um, crystal O’Connor. Yeah. Yeah. But again, Usually the first thing we’re exposed to is the one we want to go with because it’s hard to, it’s kind of like playing an instrument, right?
Like if you, if you lived with a piano, it’s hard, it’s going to be hard to play guitar. If your [00:32:00] parents speak French, it will be hard to learn Italian. Like it’s kind of like that more than it is this one’s better. They’re not necessarily better. It’s just that we sort of develop a comfort level, especially if you’re learning from Buzzsprout.
If you’ve been learning from those videos, you’re probably to want to host with them. I think. Yeah. That’s great to hear. That’s really what I wanted to know. Is there any negative? It sounds like they’re all, it’s really more a preference. So thank you. If anyone has negative, please feel free to post it here.
This is a safe zone. But, um, as far as I know, I don’t think, I mean, I don’t certainly don’t have any, I love those guys. They’re nice. They’re great. Um, okay. Thank you for that question next.
[32:39] Do we delay releasing new episodes since Apple pie?
Yes. Yes. For the love of God, delay, delay, delay. Um, I mean, I hate to even say that because, um, I mean, I’m not delaying, I haven’t been delaying, but like Dave Jackson, hasn’t been able to get into his backend of his podcast account for like two weeks already.
So I don’t know why. I don’t think it’s a problem. Like I don’t [00:33:00] even, I haven’t tried because we just uploaded to Libsyn and it goes up being boom, bam. So, um, See what happens? Have you, have you ever since the, um, release, have you uploaded episodes? And if you have like, is it fine? No. The last episode I uploaded was raped beforehand and actually Cheryl and I were on a Q and a with LC the day that all this crap started breaking and we both had the same experience and we were trying to log into our podcast connects account and we were getting.
You’ll have to create a new account. Like that’s when all this started. And I just put a hard stop on moving any further. Um, Clara saying she can’t get hers in Apple at all. So a Chinese thing she released today and it went up in minutes. So releasing new ones, isn’t a problem. But getting new ones in might be like new shows shows is like, forget it.
Yeah. But I just didn’t know if for an, an established show, if even like new episodes was going to be an issue because I was going to do it this weekend. [00:34:00] Okay. For me, it’s been okay for Jen. It’s been okay. Um, I think it’s okay so far. It’s okay. All right. Thanks. Um, it is good. No, Tommy, it’s not a good reason to take more time.
You can always so rotten though. I knew you were going to say that. Um, submit it now just in case. No, don’t I mean, yeah. Wait until everyone, I guess. I mean, how will, you know, you’ll have to come to my QA every time and we’ll tell you when it’s safe. To come. That’s the only thing I can think of to do.
Sounds good. I’ll try to stay in the loop. Yeah. Perfect. Um, okay, so, so here’s something from me since I don’t see any questions at this moment, but like, yeah. We’re not enabling you. That’s great. Thank you, Karen. No enabling in this neck of the woods. Um, so I’ve been looking at ways of getting the online community of a super squat, a little more active, so.
When I first [00:35:00] built this, I built it on something called buddy boss to theme, and it was supposed to have a similar Facebook interface, but for whatever reason, I guess, because it’s a form and it’s not on Facebook, it wasn’t really used. It’s not really being used by anyone at this moment. At least not that I can tell.
Um, So rather than go back to Facebook, I’ve been looking at other alternatives. So buddy boss released an app and I thought, okay, if I build an app, they’ll use the app because it’s more mobile. And then we’ll be able to connect with each other and ask questions and do that kind of stuff. But the app is taking forever for them to push like the ability for us to build.
So I’ve been looking into other stuff. So I’ve been looking at circle, I’ve looked at, um, mighty networks. And I mean, we were even thinking, just doing a Slack channel. Cause, cause I know Ellis who doesn’t want to go back on Facebook, but other than the QA is like, I like to have a place where you can ask questions on the fly, where people can [00:36:00] answer where we can have little chats, you know, cause the super school, the regular, um, the regular.
Um, great. So she podcast group is so big now that. You know, it kind of, it kind of defeats the purpose of you paying for a VIP group. Like I’d like to be able to see all your questions and answer them. And I know Elsie would too. Um, Karen says, could Slack be integrated with the site? That is a good question.
I’m not sure. Slack is awesome. I love Slack as well. I’m not opposed to a Slack. Do you guys have, are any of you, um, are any of you in a circle group or a discord group or a mighty networks? Do you have any like feedback for me as far as what you. Well, I mean, we can even just, if you want to tell me what, what you’re, what you like, you guys like you guys also, you don’t really like Slack, Slack or Dysport I’m on a mighty networks.
Um, I’m on a couple of them. One of them is set up really well and it’s [00:37:00] very easy to interact with and the other one it’s not laid out as well. And it’s, there’s just a, it’s a little more clumsy to navigate. So it’s not, it’s clearly not mighty networks. It’s how they’ve set it up. Yeah. I love Slack. And I’m already in there.
How many of you guys are already in Slack? Like every day? Me and Laura and Jenny. Yeah. I think that the key to good Slack etiquette or whatever is to have really good channels. So it’s like very clear where I have to go. Um, and then not being modeling, tagging people, not being afraid to tap people into a conversation.
Um, really helps cause I’m I’m on there, but I’m not looking at it all the time. So when people tap me and they’re like, Hey, go look at this. I’m like, Oh, cool. So, um, yeah. Yeah, Tommy, my, my son loves the square to discord to me is for video gamers. And like even the interface is very gay Murray to me. [00:38:00] So I’m not features, but yes, it’s very aimed at that.
I love all the way you can section things out and it’s kind of cool, but it’s another place to have to go. I’ve never heard of Slack. So I’m interested in learning about it. Um, um, Elsie was saying you need a really good designer if you’re going to do discord. Cause it’s because. Otherwise. Yeah, it just looks like I’m talking to people playing super Mario brothers, which is fine if you’re into that, but it’s just not the field that I’m going for for this group.
Um, so yeah, mighty networks was super, I just like, kind of did a free trial. It’s really easy to set up. Um, it’s really easy to navigate, like Clara said. Um, and it also does courses because that’s the other thing is, do we want two different places to go again? One for education and one for interaction or is that another fail?
Like, do you want everything to be in the same place? How, how much of that is important? You think. I used to run Kajabi courses. Um, I know that’s not actually [00:39:00] exactly the same thing, but I know Kajabi though. I know it. Yeah. So what I noticed on there is that, you know, people could interact, they could write comments and stuff, but nobody ever saw them.
It kind of just all died. You know? Like you had to look at the content. I didn’t like it for. Building community personally. I know you’re not considering Kajabi for this, but, um, I like when tools do a thing well, and I haven’t seen anything that does courses and interaction well, but maybe someone here has some advice.
No, but also the idea of embedding a Slack is nice. Hold on. Cause then you could do it on the site or not on the site in bed Slack. Let me just see if that’s even possible. Tag box allows you to embed Slack on your website with three simple steps, create an account with a tag box widget log in, add social feeds, add select your website.
Well, I mean, that’s cool. If you can do it, then I think that’s a cool way to go. [00:40:00] Cause it’s certainly, although this is, these are like four years old. Some of those things are about four years old, but I mean, it certainly is a fast way. Um, and then I would just need a moderator or someone to make sure that everyone in there is an actual paid member or, you know what I mean?
Otherwise I’ll just be inviting everyone and their mom not realizing. Tommy says going one place for everything in a mobile option is great. I agree. And I do think that the courses are mobile friendly in the sense that like, if you’re somewhere using an iPad or an iPhone, is it is capable. It’s just that I thought an app would be a little bit more community friendly, I guess.
And forum friendly and conversationally friendly. It’s been bothering me so much that we don’t have like a little communication spot. It’s been driving me crazy. So that’s what I was buzzing around today. Mostly is thinking about that. Um, did you guys all know that there are she [00:41:00] podcast live tickets for you guys?
They’re special prices. So, um, if you put in the promo code squad ticket, Your price comes up. It’s a VIP ticket, um, for three 50 and the prices for VIP, all the ticket prices are going to keep going up and up and up and up and up. They they’ll go up in increments probably once a month. Um, but as a super squatter, your ticket prices don’t change.
Oh no. October 5th cheated on me. Not, not I’ll know for a bar mitzvah. That’ll be wonderful. I mean, sad that you can’t come, but that’s nice. Fourth time. That’s awful. Oh, next time though. Um, so yeah, that, so just so I just want to make sure you guys know that, cause I know I was sending emails about ticket increases and if you’re, if you don’t already have your ticket, you’ll probably get those.
But just remember that if you just put squad ticket a ticket in [00:42:00] there.
So Karen wrote still too chicken to travel only. It says still to chicken to travel instead of to chicken. So I was like, are chickens still? You’re waiting for the chickens to be less still that’s how damn scared I am. Jess, the travel. Are you vaccinated? Uh, final shot Friday. Okay. So maybe after that you’ll feel a little better.
I don’t know. It’s scary. I mean, I had a friend that wanted to meet me. She would said, I’ll come to you or we’ll go to Philly. And I thought she meant eat in Philadelphia instead of like in her backyard or something. And like the idea turned me cold. The idea of sitting in a city like Philadelphia on the sidewalk, eating where all the people are, are getting.
I was like, Hmm, no, Nope, no, I don’t want to do that. I hope that by the time we have to go to. Nashville in August that we’ll feel a little better about traveling because right now it’s [00:43:00] like the germs, it’s less the flying than it is that all those people go through there, those filthy dirty people. I don’t want to have anything to do with that.
That is very scary to me. I mean, I can tell you that the event will have all kinds of, um, A cup. Oh, excuse you. Accommodations. And, um, it, a lot of it is outside and we’re limiting seating so that you have elbow room and we’re not packed in there like sardines. So we’ve, we’ve considered a lot of stuff. And I mean, hopefully people were B, B vaccine by then, uh, vaccinated.
I did have one person asked me if I could, um, mandate that they only come if they’re vaccinated. And I was like, that’s cute, but no, we can’t do that because I mean, by Marion, thank you. Um, um, it’s no different than asking people if they’ve had a vasectomy, you know, like I can’t just be [00:44:00] like the sec dummies over here to the right.
Like you can’t ask people if they’ve been vaccinated, it’s not really an of our business. We only have to worry about if we, if we are vaccinated, other people have to navigate the germs on their own. But if we’re vaccinated, we should be fine. I think I’m going to live with a person who’s immune compromised, but as you can see them, I’m highly optimistic.
I don’t think he appreciates it as much as I do, but, um, yes. How’s that vasectomy going, Cheryl? Well, hope it’s good. I mean, it’s been a while, so hopefully you’re all healed up. Okay. Tell me,
[44:45] Tami- I have some newbie questions like preferences between garage band and audacity. Well, ask away. We have 15 minutes and everyone else will help you.
If you’re on Mac, I prefer garage band. Anyone else you can raise garage band or audio? Sharon says audacity. Audacity is free. Garage band is Clarence has garage band. What Jen are you playing with the cat? She’s like he’s petting her cat. Yes. [00:45:00] I have a Mac audacity. GarageBand. Yeah. If you’re a newbie, I have garage band.
That’s going to be so much easier. Audacity. Is great. And that’s what I use because I’m not an Apple person, but it’s just a very big program. And you’ll spend a lot of time on tutorials trying to figure out because it’s designed for music, production, lots of other things. Whereas all you’re doing is voice and rough and it’s just so much more intuitive and a lot easier to learn.
I think, anyway, the basics, I mean, it seems pretty straightforward. It doesn’t seem to have the same flow, like with a document, you know, you create a document and then you save it somewhere and. And I’m, I’m, I’m missing a link as far as like, when you create a project, it doesn’t, where does it save and what do you do with it?
It seemed to take up all this room on the computer. So I’m lost a little bit on that and it’s stopping me from recording. Well, I need to get through these things. Yeah. So, okay, so [00:46:00] what’s taking up space, the app, or, I mean, I don’t know. I, I, I simultaneously got, had a problem where my computer got too full and so it may not have directly been related to that, but so let’s say you for workflow purposes, you rerecord your podcast, right?
You edit it in. So you’ve got that all in there. You’ve got your music, your different things, you edit it, right. You can see I’m very technically savvy here. Um, at that point, Are you, is there like a directory that you’re saving it and do you save it, do you, would I export that to Dropbox and save it in Dropbox?
Or is there literally like a garage band directory that I’m saving it in? If you have nothing else to. Organize it with, yeah. There will be a garage band directory where they’ll save the garage band files. No, I probably would keep it a Dropbox, but yeah. Yeah. I mean, yeah, either Dropbox or Google drive that’s okay, great.
Dropbox or Google drive. Um, and I made Google drive folders. Each episode had its own folder and in there [00:47:00] went. The episode graphic that I will use use you on social media, the show notes, the garage band project, and the MP three MP3 or wave whichever thing I was export. I don’t remember now. I think that’d be three.
Um, each one had its own folder. And then after a year I make like a 20, 21 folder and shove all those in there. So I’m not constantly scrolling to see which number I’m on. I sort of like try to. Yeah, I sorta try to move them along. Clara says podcast movements, having a podcast launch your podcast challenge this month.
I mean, but not if it’s not going to get into Apple, I was going to say, this might not be the right month. She has a lot of people that’ll be on there. It might be a nice kick in the pants to have getting their stuff.
Awesome podcast is another, it’s another podcasting conference that they’ve now turned [00:48:00] into like a Mo they would now describe themselves as a media company. So they have a big Facebook group. Also, they have a, um, a membership with education and they have a newsletter, an email newsletter that goes out.
Um, it’s fine. It’s good. Um, It’s lovely. I mean, we don’t necessarily have a, a launch your podcast challenge. Um, but I don’t know. It depends on if you are motivated by challenges, whether or not you want to do that. Right. Right. Personally, when I see other people doing challenges, I I’m Simon. What’s that, and I’ll say it cause I’m not just like just my experiences.
It’s not the same feel as, um, does she podcasts? Like it’s just, um, it’s very male dominated and very like, what [00:49:00] can you do for me? Uh, culture. So, uh, very entrepreneurial. It was entrepreneurial based and focused from the beginning. There’s a lot of, um, there’s a lot of enough if there’s anything wrong with it, but there are a lot of shows in there that are business based and they’re very focused on monetization.
Um, it is run by boys. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but just like the feel of it is different. There’s a couple of big podcasts communities and there’s. Two that have more of a family friend, like let’s help each other feel. And then there’s podcast movement one, but the other one is pod Fest.
Like I had much more of the same feeling that I got from like she podcasts. And when I go to podcast movement, it’s very much a like, hi, what do you do? How, like, what can you do for me? And it it’s very cliquey that [00:50:00] way for me. Um, Andrew says she did the challenge and found it very helpful. I don’t know about cookies I’ve I can’t speak to that because I’ve been, I helped them fund the first one.
Like I don’t, I may be in the clinic. I don’t know. Even if I’m in the clinic she’s talking about or not. Cause I’m also don’t I haven’t gone to a session probably since that first year, because. Because Allison and I are either teaching or we have a booth or we’re doing other things. So, um, I know it’s big, huge, huge, it’s a huge community.
Um, but yeah, I mean, if you did the, if you did the launch, your podcast challenge and it was really helpful and they were very supportive. Well, that’s extremely good to know. That’s helpful. Do you want to talk about it, Angie? No. I just, I, uh, was when I first was doing my other podcast, uh, did it, and the people in it, I’ve made friends from it that I’m still in touch with.
Um, but these are, but these are the helpful people. These are the people who are more likely to go to she podcasts because they are more helpful. So it just depends on who, [00:51:00] your, who, your vibe and for those people that just whatever, like I encountered those people too. What do you want to do for me? Um, I just, I just moved on, move on, find the people that you want to go with and it is big and it is huge and you can’t get lost.
And, um, I dunno, I still, I still enjoy it, but I did like she podcast better. Yeah. Thank you. Yeah. Um, Jessica. Yeah, I have, um, an idea. I mean, I know we have the super squad coaching, which I absolutely love Tracy to forge and the group is quite wonderful. Um, I do know that what got me off of my deft in launching my podcast is I had an accountability buddy that I worked with in voiceover, but she’s also a podcaster.
I don’t know if there is a way to incorporate in she podcasts, maybe. Accountability buddy slash mentors who can come alongside a Tammy or a Cheryl a year ago, or, you know, who can say, you know, [00:52:00] like deal with the Headspace of launching your podcast and the tangible steps of how to do it. You know, I think Tracy might be working on something like that, but let me take it back to the team.
Cause I liked the idea of accountability partners too. And actually if we build on the Slack thing, that channel accountability partner, you know, looking for a partner channel could be a way for the super squatters match up. I’m going to come in as a negative thing in it. I hate, I hate accountability hate, right.
But I love the idea of mentoring. So if there was some cause to me, that’s like I get to go to somebody for support with the boundaries around it, as opposed to, I don’t know, have you done this today? I don’t know if you doesn’t happen, but I, I don’t. Well, that’s just me, but yes, that’s why I don’t do it, but I like the mentor idea.
I wish I had a mentor to help me move forward because even after three years, you know, I go back to the notes that from our stuff and, but it’s like, [00:53:00] Yeah. To continue to move forward, you know, they’re, they’re always stepping, well, let me help you move forward. Just kidding. Thank you. I’ll be your mentor right now and I can, let’s do it, Andrew.
I just want to say acknowledge kind of your, um, for boasts response to accountability and, um, because it can, some people can be really shaming. Um, yeah. So, I don’t think that’s the, I, I’m just going to speak on behalf of everybody. I don’t sense that from anybody in any of the groups, from she podcasts in the Q and a or super squad, I think it’s all about just wanting to see you meet your goals and your dreams, and, uh, really support you in that.
So, yeah. Good. Well, you’re right. We could call it something that’s not. Did you do your shit today? It would PR I mean, mentoring is a nicer way of putting it or even, um, we could call it like a channel that’s like mentor mentee or one-to-one guidance or something where, um, you could [00:54:00] pop in there if you’re looking to not hire, but if you’re looking to help someone or if you need help and even in, especially if you need help, like, That’s the kind of thing that I would like to see.
Like if you, if you posted that channel and I had like a free 15 minutes, I could just like Slack you and see what’s up. And anybody could, anybody could see that and be like, all right, tell me what’s going on today? Like, what are you struggling with today? What’s your what’s stopping you today from launching Tommy.
She’s getting to such abuse today. I wasn’t like actively launching for three years. I was just putting notes in my notes app fantasizing for three years. So it’s really only been since January, but yeah. Yes, I appreciate it. no, no, no. I have business ideas. I’ve been like marinating in for like 10 years and I still haven’t done just because it was time to do everything you think up.
Right. That’s hard. Right. Um, the concern is happening. I will never, I will never do this [00:55:00] list. I just have a list of all the things I will never do. I’ve thought of doing and I’ll never do them. And so every time I go, Oh, I didn’t do that. I’ll put that on my, I know I will never do this in my lifetime list.
I love it. Yeah. I have a lot of books on that list. I will never, ever reread ever again. Great expectations right at the top. Never again, torture horrible. Um, okay, so me, so Tommy, any other things that you’ve been sort of like. What’d they call rounding the circling circling or, yeah, I mean, it was helpful.
Thank you. And then you’re like, I can’t do anything else does it does. I mean, it can definitely hold you up. And, um, so it’s helpful to kind of, you know, hear that. The pod hosts podcast hosts are comparable, but choose one you’re comfortable with and, um, garage bands, a good way to move forward. I have a mic.
I have a little setup right here. You can’t [00:56:00] see it’s dark, but you know, so, um, I was excited to even like, make the purchase and, and start that. And, um, so I think it’s going to be about, I think I have to get comfortable with garage band so I can start practicing and recording a little bit. Um, yeah, but.
You know, maybe I’ll message you about the tagline. I’m kind of embarrassed to talk about. Sure. Oh yeah. Tagline. Okay. Messaged me about it. I am going to tagline. Yes. Yeah, I have a couple of thoughts. Okay. Tell me what you like. And I can either tweak those or we could come up with something that’s like, yeah.
And it can, I know it can always be changed, so I’m not, I’m not gonna obsess about it, but yeah. Yeah. I don’t even think she does she podcasts have a tagline sort of, not really the name kind of. Says it all, it kind of speaks for itself. Self-explanatory I think, and I love your artwork. I love your artwork.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. [00:57:00] It just it’s very, like just, there’s a lot of emotion in it. I like it. It’s a swirling. I like it too. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Um, okay. Well, if you guys have any more questions, feel free to send me an email, Jess, at she podcasts.com. I’m happy to answer anything you want or need.
If you, we didn’t get to a question today, or if. You think of something right after if I didn’t answer it properly, feel free to email me and tell me also, if I didn’t give it enough attention or, um, et cetera and so forth. Thank you guys so much. Um, and yeah. Uh, I guess I’ll see you I’ll see you next time.
Thank you. She says glad you’re feeling. Well, my second shot knocked me out. I’m waiting for it to happen and I may just pretend. Yeah, because I deserve a sick day. That’s exactly right. Thank you, Karen. Yes, because I, all of a sudden don’t feel well because I never got a slip day ever. I know [00:58:00] I’m here. You have don’t you have a really don’t you have a young child.
How old is your young? One? Six, six. Yeah. You get no, no restaurant with a six year old. For sure. Yeah. My husband just went to pick. Yeah. Um, and I mean, he’s lovely, but Oh yeah. I already added how I take my sick. If I get really desperate, I do pretend that I’m sick, but it’s been hard during a pandemic cause there’s no germs.
So I’ve had to rely on other things, um, like food poisoning. No, I haven’t done that. I’m just kidding. I haven’t, I haven’t done that. I haven’t done it in a really long time. So this was like one of the few times that I can legitimately be stick and get away with it. To be honest, I don’t take it now. What do I do anyway?
Anyway. All right. Thank you guys all so much. I really appreciate it. Thank you guys. See you soon. Bye. [00:59:00]