I just listened to my daily podcasts and learned that 26% of Americans listened to a
podcast in the last month.
And it’s growing.
Radio is dying and podcasts are allowing people to talk directly to their audience
with no exclusive platform like Facebook, YouTube or Radio Station in the way.
And podcasts are more niche which I think is great, more passionate fans.
If you want to be a leader of what you do then you need a podcast now because
your podcast is the center of your tribe.
And I want to help you get your podcast out.
I’ve studied the top podcasts. Interviewed quite a few podcast hosts and even
have a best selling book on podcasts. I have a perfect podcast episode template
and email template for clients that spell out exactly how long for each segment
and what the segments talk about.
If you want to get the the growing podcast listeners then book an appointment
with me and let’s talk about doing your podcast.
People can fake print best selling books. It’s a practice that has been around awhile. But, now it’s getting a lot of press.
Here is a typical example.
ResultSource arranges to pre-buy 2,000 to 5,000 copies of a title in the weeks before it is launched. All those sales are recorded in Nielsen Bookscan in the first week that the title is available, so if the title in question is in one of the smaller niche markets (business books, for example) those several thousand sales can be enough to vault a book on to the best-seller lists.
Don’t do it. You’ll look fake.
Becoming a true best seller is based on how big your existing audience is.
It’s easier if it’s an Amazon Kindle book where a smaller size audience that you ask to buy your book can make your e-book an Amazon best seller.
We give our authors the step to do an Amazon Kindle Best Seller campaign but there are not guarantees because it’s based on your existing audience size, how responsive they are to your emails (open and click rates), and if they are attracted to your book (it’s something they expect from you).
Focus on building your audience and provide them with quality content.
Don’t fake it by buying your own printed book and pretending you are so happy that your fans love the book so much that they made it a New York Times best seller.
Be careful of services that promise your podcast to be in the iTunes Top 10. They are probably using a click farm (robots or very low paid labor in China that just clicks on subscribe button over and over again).
Can a top 10 place on the Apple Podcast Chart be bought?
A company called Podcast Influencer promises to get your podcast into the iTunes Top 10 for $15,000 per month.
Podnews has seen multiple emails from Podcast Influencer to prospective clients. In it, the company claims to get any podcast into the iTunes Chart – and maintain position in that chart for any period of time.
So confident are the company of their ability to buy into the iTunes Charts that they offer a 48 hour money-back guarantee. Placings start at $5,000 per month for a top 50 listing in a podcast’s primary category.
The Newark OH, USA-based company claims, in emails to prospective clients, to be able to achieve this by ‘marketing to real people, who are prequalified podcast listeners’. Their website claims they have a ‘a thorough understanding of select algorithms’, and promotes its service as a way to give your podcast “the potential to access & create lucrative partnerships with some of the biggest advertisers in the world”.
These top 10 are not based on downloads, it’s not a reflection of the podcast’s total audience. It’s not an advertising method. The company doing this places a value of $15,000 on a top 10 listing. But, it’s worthless and only good for posturing that you have a top 10 show. It’s all fake.
I was talking to a potential client yesterday and she asked what the advantages of podcasting were.
Here are my top 6 advantages of being a guest on a podcast.
1. No travel cost
You can podcast from anywhere, literally from the beach if you want. (note to self I should do that). I would recommend a good microphone though. 🙂 But, seriously you don’t have to fly somewhere, get a rental car, stay in a hotel to speak on stage for 90 minutes. You can have your feet up and talk into a microphone.
2. Doesn’t cost you anything
It costs you nothing to appear on someone’s show. No more $30,000 speaking fees to get on someone’s stage. Just appear on a lot of podcasts instead for free.
3. Massive Visibility
That podcast that you are on will be everywhere. And people will see it, including other podcast hosts. It’s just awesome.
4. Instant Credibility
It’s like when I was on CNN radio many years ago, it’s instant credibility. The audience trusts that the host did their homework and brought on a good guest. You get an implied indorsement and it makes you an authority in your niche.
5. Bond with the audience
Podcasts are more personal than most media. Hosts are people without having to be on a big media network. It’s one-to-one with the audience getting to get a listen thru their earpods.
6. Connecting with the biggies
Sometimes being a guest or having a big guest on your show is can lead to knowing them outside the show. That could lead to future partnerships or deals.
You’re on the show giving great content and for the people that want to continue their journey with you they visit your offer that you mention on the show. And that leads to enrollment conversations and cash. Your presentation is your chance to present what you have to the best of your ability. Steer them directly to work with you.
8. Quick & Easy
Since you will talk about the same thing each time you are on a podcast it’s real quick and easy for you. You just get on the line with the host and talk. You can even give them beforehand questions to ask you. All you have to do is perform.
And even the tinest of shows have hundreds of raving fans listening.
The hosts (and their assistants) do most of the work. Guests just show up and answer question. It’s easy.
BlissLife Press would love to help you get on podcast shows as a guest and produce your own podcast. Check out our podcast packages.
Are you marketing to find clients on the wrong platform or using outdated or ineffective techniques?
I get so frustrated when I see entrepreneurs struggling in business. It’s almost always because they don’t have enough business. And after a short talk it’s almost always that they don’t have nearly enough qualified leads or they have nothing solid to market.
But qualified leads is everything.
And right after having something to sell which we help our authors create when we help publish their book, people need qualified leads.
Having an expert book helps getting those qualified leads because you’ve shown that you know you’re stuff and have consolidated it down to a book.
Now you need to get qualified leads so you can do you’re thing.
With qualified leads you can learn how to sell, make money and get more leads and rinse and repeat.
With enough qualified leads you can quickly learn how to sell.
And there is plenty of stuff to sell, whether you create it or you sell someone’s else stuff.
It always comes down to not having enough qualified leads.
That should be your #1 focus for your business. Qualified leads to find your ideal clients.
After decades in marketing, I really want to end the confusion of getting clients reliably.
Do you want to know how to find the optimal audience for your services?
Good! You are in the right place…
I focused strictly on marketing online.
I am in control, no overpriced stage fees, no affiliates who barely care, no travel expenses, no uncertainty of the quality or attendance of the event…
Now I invest my time and money in building marketing that gives me valuable information I can use to improve my offer to match my ideal clients and will be a reliable source of income.
All marketing is test and tweak. Anyone who sells you otherwise, is lying or clueless.
Invest in building a lead generation system that is building a foundation for long term growth.
No egos, no mood swings, no depending on someone else… No ties…
You can find your ideal clients on LinkedIn and connect with them. With the right strategy and approach you can simply connect to the right person and get them into a conversation on how you can help them. Or start a industry LinkedIn group and connect.
For some clients Instagram is better, especially if you are not a Business To Business type of business. If your business can be convey in photos easily then Instagram is an option you should look at.
And the for some clients running a Facebook book or webinar funnel is really good as you can target your ideal client and get them to purchase a low cost $7 item and then progress them up with an upsell or two, invite them to a webinar and offer them a high-ticket item.
Emailing people directly.
I sold a PR package to realtors in San Diego by emailing each realtor directly and got them in a conversation. The bigger profile realtors like what we talked about and some of them hired me.
It was easy.
And it didn’t require me having to pay a huge speaking fee at some event. Just the costs of my team to create all the copy and setup the system to do all this in great number. I then talk to them over the phone and sold them the package.
You can do the same thing.
I’ve helped people figure out their ideal client and developed strategies to approach them directly.
And I would like to help you too.
We define your ideal client in a practical and applicable way, to get your trackable data.
Let’s see if we can help you by creating and managing your targeted marketing funnels online everyday.
We find the right platforms (not all are good for every niche) for you.
This is done for you, and some with you. In the end the goal is you, the expert, do your thing and write what your ideal clients wants and I get it out there.
Let’s talk about getting you qualified leads.
BlissLife Press Author Rennie Davis is beginning his book tour.
He will be at Boulder Book store this Tuesday evening, April 17, 7:30 pm, 1107 Pearl. I would love and appreciate your help letting people who live in Boulder know they can come. If you are in the area come out and support your BlissLife Press Author.
BlissLife Press Author Luci McMonagle’s book Magical Money Manifestations: A Practical and Spiritual Guide for Manifesting More Money, Freedom and Joy is #1 in two different categories in the US and a best seller in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
We love that Luci wrote this book because she knows people like you are in need of:
1. more confidence around making keeping and growing
2. money more ideas for manifesting money
3. a way to manifest your desire to create life on your own terms
It’s time to expect the world to become a playground for fun, and Luci wants to show you how!
Are you tired of movies and books that touch on the secrets of manifestation,
BUT don’t give specific blueprints on HOW?
That’s why we published this book.