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Starting a podcast is easy. Staying consistent is hard. Travis from Pod Decks gives you podcast tips, tricks, and strategies to keep your head in the game, help you find your voice, and grow your audience. If you have ever felt like quitting podcasting or imposter syndrome this show is for you. This podcast is Powered by Pod Decks! Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. Avoid awkward pauses and missed episodes by having conversation st ...
 
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The podcast is not your big opportunity. The podcast is a door that opens so your community can get to know you. Ads and live reads can make money for the right podcast but for 99% of you will never materialize into something that you can live on. The real opportunities are outside of the podcast. Don't believe the hype. Follow me on Instagram to g…
 
Are you struggling with the length of time it takes you to produce a podcast episode? I've got 5 tips + 1 Bonus for you to cut down that post prodution work on the podcast. You'll learn why you: Shouldnt start a new session every time How to use a Template Maximizing Key Commands and so much more. If you want more tips , tricks, and training, join …
 
Hey you got questions and I have answers and let me just preface this episode by saying these are just my answers to these questions, so I asked my audience to give me questions that they had about podcasting, so I could answer them in long form. Sometimes I do this on the Internet and you only get sixty seconds to reply. So I want to be able to gi…
 
Feeling like you don't have enough time? This episode will cure your time issue. You'll learn why you need to: Block creative time Minimize your process Get real with yourself about how you spend time and so much more. If you are searching for your next great idea check out poddecks.com or app.poddecks.com for thousands of coversation starters and …
 
You all already know I am generally anti-guru, but I’m sitting down today with Your Podcast Coach Michael Sharkey, who is truly one of the good ones out there. He’s all about helping you become a better creator - so are you ready to take some next steps for your podcast? In this episode, Travis and Michael discuss: Michael’s background in radio and…
 
Do you struggle with hitting your Big Hairy Audacious Goals?I love #bhags - I love setting them - I love crushing them. In this episode I will show you how to reverse engineer your goal into manageable chunks. What we need to do is go to the end and work our way back. Watch me set a goal of a 1,000 Streams a month and then break it out into chunks …
 
Podcast GURUS will tell you, "you need to SCALE." When in reality, sometimes the place you are is where you actually want to be. There's a powerful parabel called The Mexican Fisherman. It helps me remember that not everything is about MASSIVE growth. I reformatted the parabel to be for you, the podcaster. I hope you enjoy. Join my FREE community! …
 
N'Jeri Eaton was hired away from Apple to become the head of podcasting at Netflix. We're at the forefront of a GOLD RUSH. In this episode, I share: How you can adapt for the future Why FAANG companies are doling out millions for IP What Netflix's strategy is going forward with podcasts How podcasts inexpensively test ideas Why we are all developin…
 
If you are trying to get booked as a podcast guest, you must listen to this episode. This episode was created from a recorded conversation I had with Jason Cercone (jasoncercone.com). Jason is a consultant in the podcasting world, and I think he is a valuable asset to the podcasting community. He's one of the good guys. Jason shares tips on how to …
 
I know what you're thinking: "I have a podcast, I need to hit the Apple Podcast charts to grow" Well, for starters, I'll breakdown how the Apple Charts actually work, which will actually shock you. Podcasters have been misinformed about the combination of events that takes place to get you on the charts. Dive in with me today on this episode where …
 
Howdy partner! Are you ready for a good old fashioned shootout between 5 different dynamic microphones? You decide which one sounds best and then click the link to find out what kind of mic it is! In this episode, Travis: Does a blind test of 5 different dynamic microphones. Does each test with and without processing. Is reading some of Shel Silver…
 
We all worry about what people will think of us. And as creators putting content and art into the world, that worry can hold us back from creating fearlessly. If you’re too afraid to put your heart and soul into your work, you will miss out on creating your best work. So stop giving a fudge about what other people think! Listen for strategies to un…
 
Stop making everything about yourself. Your audience is the hero of the journey. Be the guide Stop using the Spray and Pray method! Instead of saying check out my episode, tell them what's in it for them! Make it easy to want to press play. You have no niche or any clue who your ideal listener is. You are trying to be everything to everyone. Start …
 
You already know the importance of first impressions. But for podcasters, they’re tricky to make because we don’t get to lead with our audio! Instead, when new listeners come across our show online or in an app, they’re deciding if they want to listen based on visual factors. Listen for 5 simple ways you can make a great first impression both visua…
 
What if I told you that you could generate 12 pieces of content from one podcast episode? On today’s show, I’m joined by Craig Lillard, the inventor of Clipscribe. You’ve heard me say it before, Clipscribe is one of the best tools I use for my podcast to help me create tons of content from each episode. Trust me, this episode is absolute fire and i…
 
Big news in the world of Apple Podcasts! They just announced that they’re rolling out a new dashboard for Apple Podcasts Connect and there are loads of changes. Today, I’m joined by Billy Thorpe to chat about what we know now about the changes. We’ll be sure to do an update once we learn more! In this episode, Travis and Billy talk about: That lots…
 
We just hit 2 million shows in Apple Podcasts, according to Daniel J Lewis’s Podcast Industry Insights tool. Overnight, the total number of shows hit 2,004,462. He says that 37.29% are “active” (published at least one episode in the last 90 days). That means 62% of podcasters have Pod Faded. Pod Fading: A podcast that after a while becomes less and…
 
Running and growing a podcast is hard work, there’s no getting around that. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take some shortcuts! I wanted to share with you some websites and software that have made my life so much easier when it comes to podcasting. I’ve used them to bring my show to the next level and you totally can, too. In this episode, Travis …
 
Notice something a little different around here? I’ve rebranded my podcast with a shiny new name: Podcast Builder Club. I’m really dialing in to sharing strategies that will help you build your podcast. And to celebrate this change, I’m giving away my six favorite books of all time. Seriously, these books changed my life and my business! Check out …
 
You’d be surprised how many podcasters don’t have a tight pitch for their show. And if someone’s pitch isn’t clear, that’s a red flag to me that their podcast’s content isn’t going to be well put-together. You have to be able to efficiently explain what your podcast is all about to get new listeners and new downloads! In this episode, Travis talks …
 
It’s Mindset Monday! As human beings, we instinctively want to avoid failure. But that can be extremely limiting. Failure is what helps us learn and grow while enabling us to move on to our next great endeavor. So I’ve been exploring a mindset shift inspired by Bob Ross! What if we transform our mindset around failure to view mistakes as happy litt…
 
Recently, a member of the Podcast Builder Club asked a question about work-life balance. It can be a real struggle for podcasters to maintain that balance when they’re trying to give their all to make their show the best it can be! If you feel like you ever struggle in this area and want to optimize that work-life balance, this episode is for you! …
 
It’s the hot question that seems to be on every podcaster’s lips. It’s kind of a loaded question, though, right? On the one hand, Youtube is an extremely popular search engine and invaluable resource for getting your content discovered. But on the other, Youtube wasn’t designed to host entire podcast episodes, and that’s not what most people coming…
 
Do you find yourself sitting at your desk dreaming of being a Podcaster or Youtuber full time, but feel like you can’t quit your day job? Taking the leap into content creation as a full-time job can be a scary process. That’s why today, we’re going to do an exercise that will walk you through a specific process that will help you figure out what yo…
 
Does thinking about keeping up with social media marketing for your podcast make your palms a little sweaty? Creating consistent and engaging content on your social media to turn followers into listeners can seem like a daunting task, but we all know it’s so important these days. Luckily, today’s guest on the podcast is here to break it all down fo…
 
Have you heard of the social media app Clubhouse and been itching to get on it? Or maybe you have an invite sitting around, but you’re not sure yet how to utilize it? Today Travis is chatting with Guillaume Dorméus, an expert content creator who has lots of good ideas for leveraging Clubhouse. Guil is a photographer, a catalyst and connector of peo…
 
Last week, Travis wasn’t feeling very well, so in order to protect his family, he decided to get a COVID test. He was shocked to get a positive result! He’s been incredibly cautious throughout this whole pandemic, barely leaving the house and practicing thorough social distancing and hygiene. In this episode, Travis talks about what he learned from…
 
Have you been wondering how to grow your audience? Whether you’re getting 50 downloads per episode or 50,000, you’re always going to want more. Podcasters often feel like they’re trying everything in the book and still struggling to grow their audience. But, there’s a tactic you might not yet have tried that can help you grow your audience: nurture…
 
One of the tricky parts of podcasting is finding the right guest to bring onto your show. Booking Agents have been a great way to do this, but they’re often too expensive for most podcasters to afford. Today’s guest, podcaster Alex Sanfilippo, saw this problem happening for many podcasters and came up with a solution to help connect people more eas…
 
The year is coming to a close and we’ve certainly all had a tough one. Hopefully, you’ve learned something about yourself that you can put to use when setting your goals for the new year. Travis remains optimistic that 2021 is going to be a great one! To get ready, he just pulled out a Pod Decks card that reads “make some predictions about things t…
 
Overwhelm and anxiety are very common, especially among creative people. If you’re finding yourself up against a lot of negative feelings, it’s important to learn how to get out of that negative space so you can be the best version of your creative self. In this episode, Travis chats with Sherianna Boyle, a podcaster, radio personality, and author,…
 
Podcasters are always looking for ways to monetize their podcasts. For a lot of people, this traditionally means finding a sponsor and inserting awkward ad breaks into their podcasts. But there are many ways you can monetize on your own terms, without a sponsor. One great way to do this is by creating a course that can turn into passive income for …
 
The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on the past year, figure out what worked for you and what didn’t, and decide how you can improve yourself in the New Year. While people traditionally do this for their personal life, finances, and fitness goals, as a podcaster, it’s essential for you to take advantage of this time to reflect and …
 
If you want to be a successful podcaster, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who’s already done it. Travis has launched over 100 podcasts with a combined 2 million downloads and wants to share what he’s learned to help you create the podcast of your dreams! In this episode, Travis shares… His extensive audio and editing background and po…
 
Starbucks didn’t become a mega company overnight and your podcast audience won’t grow overnight, either. However, just like the brains behind Starbucks realized people want the same cup of coffee wherever they go, you too have the power to create an experience your listeners will want again and again. Check out why your podcast needs a system and h…
 
Change can be scary but sometimes it’s necessary to shift your approach to get the engagement you want. If you’re wondering if your podcast needs a new name or rebranding, learn how to leverage audience feedback and pump up your listeners for your show’s exciting new path! In this episode, Travis shares… Reasons to consider renaming your podcast Ho…
 
If you’ve ever heard the saying “without darkness there is no light”, the same is true for success and failure—you have to experience both to know if you’re growing and heading in the right direction. Learn how to take the highs and the lows of podcasting in stride and create the community you want by doing what you love most! In this episode, Trav…
 
Did you get all worked up about promoting your latest episode? This episode is all about building a library of content for your future listeners to binge on. Netflix isn't always focused on what's new. They have amassed a library of content for you to enjoy. Podcasters should be more focused on building their library than getting the latest episode…
 
Ready to take your podcast to the next level? Listen in as Travis shares valuable strategies to leverage Facebook groups, Live videos, and your network to increase your audience and your income! In this episode, Travis shares… The importance of knowing your ideal audience number and ideal audience avatar Advice for what not to do when creating an o…
 
I hate when I get labeled an expert. Expert or Guru seems like the end of the line. Someone who stopped learning at the top of their game to teach others. I'm simply testing and sharing what works with podcasters. Period. Will I ever stop testing? No. Will I ever stop sharing? Nope. You can count on me to not go GURU on you. What the heck do I call…
 
Growing your podcast audience can take time and it’s tricky to know what causes your downloads to skyrocket or stay at the same number. Thankfully, Travis has 5 easy ways to test your show to get the growth you want! In this episode, Travis shares the 5 Things to Test on Your Podcast: Length of Show: Ask your audience what they prefer Format of Sho…
 
If time is money, how much are you truly spending on your podcast? Who is mentoring you? Is anyone mentoring you? Before you spend another penny or minute on your podcast, learn why you must start treating your podcast like a business and why should invest not just in your show, but in yourself, too! In this episode, Travis shares… How starting a p…
 
Millions of podcasts share new episodes daily and make podcasting look so easy! But the truth is, every show has its own challenges and podcasting requires a lot of time, energy, mistakes, and a mindset to keep going. Check out Travis’ top 12 list of what he wished he knew before he started podcasting! In this episode, Travis shares… Your first 25 …
 
When’s the last time you thought about the goals you have for your podcast? If you haven’t thought about your podcast goals recently or if you’re unsure what podcast goals you need, take a moment to figure out where you want your podcast to go. Then learn all about how setting smart goals for your podcast will help get you there! In this episode, T…
 
Are you ready to start making money on your podcast? You've slaved away at making great content but aren't making a penny. It can be a heart breaker. In this episode I'll share three ways to start making money TODAY without needing a sponsor. You'll learn how to use podcasting to your advantage, make money while you sleep, set up multiple streams o…
 
SEO (search engine optimization) and discovery might sound like something you have to pay big bucks for in order to grow your podcast and audience—but what if it wasn’t? Kal Amin and Dan Daugherty, creators of Sounder.fm, join Travis to share why they’re on a mission to usher in a new way for podcasters to connect with creators, designers, and thei…
 
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