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Show number #114
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In this episode I have input from a listener on how to stop robots ("bots" ) from spamming your phpbb forum for your listeners.
We also have an open in invite from George of the oneminutehowto.com for anyone looing for exposure for your podcast.
I also talk about dealing with negative comments (and how not to lose your mind).
Simon has a forum at http://homedad.org.uk/forum/ where he was getting hit by a spambot about every 20 minutes 24/7 Yikes.
Heard about this site "Projeckt Spambot" at http://www.beehave.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1400 which is a site that will spam you and then tell you how to set up your forum so that it can't.
Simon inplemented an "Anti Bot Question" which you can find out at
http://phpbb.mwegner.de/english/phpbb2/mods/anti-bot-question-mod/index.html This is where you iplementa question that a human would find easy, but a bot would have no clue.
He hasn't had any spam since.
Check out Simon Windisch of Shed Music at http://www.shedmusicuk.com/songs.htm
George from www.oneminutehowto.com is always looking for a co-host. 1,600 listeners a day!
When dealing with negative comments, remember that the worst, and the best, reviews are typically not accurate. Look for the comments in the middle.
PROMO: Logical Weight Loss Podcast at www.logicalloss.com - A no-nonsense appraoch to weight loss.
Today in show #112 I provide some insights into getting sponsors that I have found on my own.
1. Find an advertiser that fits your niche. In my case I found two products that I like and I use. There is no "stretch." These advertisers fit like a glove.
2. I did not lead with the word "podcast." I called it an Internet Radio Show.
3. I provided a sample report from podtrac.com for one of my podcasts.
4. There are many things you can use in negotiation. These include adding a banner on your site, having them generate coupons (to track sales), track the number of clicks to their site (to help calculate ROI); they could set up their product under a different paypal option to track sales. (I use a program called "Cloak and Tracker")
The bad news is when I did a google search for "Podcast CPM" I saw number from $30 - $50 (that’s per 1,000 downloads).
Let's go "best case scenario" if you had 20,000 downloads per show. If you charged $50 CPM, that is $4,000 per month (if you produced 4 shows per month).
Another Way to Make Money with Your Podcast
1. You could have a premium (no advertising version) using a tool such as www.121podcasting.com
2. You can have a membership area with additional shows, behind the scenes, forum boards and more. Some membership software scripts include:
Easy Member Pro (New Window)
Is a very easy to use membership program. It has flexible programs (pricing for 3 months, 6 months, a year, etc).
Download Guard (new window)
Is a program that is initially designed to protect digital products that you sell, but also can be used for membership sites.
Amember is the tool I use to manage the
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OK, today I'm a little loopy. I spent the night in the emergency room (with ym girlfriend -she's fine), and in today's interview with Lessa Barnes I'm loopy as it was the end of Day 3 of the New Media Expo (and we were sleep deprived). We giggle our way through the interview (with some edits due to background noise). The bottom line is this seems like a really good book. The more I read the more I like.
Buy the book at Amazon.com or for more information and to read Leesa's blog about Podcasting (and free samples of the book) check out lessabarnes.com (new window). Her site features free chatpers, as well as links to all her blogs and more.