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Indie Podcasting Does Not Mean Poor Podcasters
Episode 571st November 2021 • Podcast Pontifications • Evo Terra
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The romantic notion of the struggling artist runs

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deep in indie podcasting.

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But while every indie podcaster struggles to get their production to the world,

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not all struggle to make ends meet.

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Hello, and welcome to another Podcast Pontifications with me, Evo Terra.

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Last week of shows, letting you guys know, this is the last week

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of shows before I go on my break.

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Evo's Long Winter's Nap is coming up in the next few weeks.

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But before that I'm going to touch on a sensitive topic.

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Yes, a very sensitive topic.

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It's going to be touchy.

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I hope you guys will allow me to do this.

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Especially for independent podcasters, and that's money - money independent

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podcasters can bring into their productions as well as money

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independent podcasters spend bringing their productions to the world.

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Now, over the next few minutes, I'm going to try very hard not to judge

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you or anyone by my pocketbook.

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In return, I will ask you to do the same, and that is not judge the totality of

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indie podcasting by your own pocketbook.

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Alright, we agreed?

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Great.

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Then let's rip the Bandaid off right away.

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Indie podcasting doesn't mean poor podcasters.

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It doesn't.

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Even though, yes, I do recognize and understand that the vast majority of indie

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podcasters are, at least when it comes to money, in and out of their podcast poor.

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I get it.

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But true though that may be, it's not a requirement.

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Being a poor indie podcaster is neither a requirement, nor is it a badge of honor.

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At the same time, though, it's not a badge of shame either.

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Please understand that.

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It's just a current state, not even the current state.

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It's just a current state.

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And the great thing about states - and I'm talking about lowercase S, not

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big case - states can be changed.

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Indie podcasting doesn't mean poor podcasters.

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You can, if you wish, and if it is deserved, ask for more.

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You can ask for more from your sponsors, from your patrons, from your

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supporters, if, in fact, the product you are providing is actually worth more.

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And if it's not currently, then you can put your podcast and yourself on a path

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to do what needs to be done so that it is, or will be, in fact, worth more.

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Most indie podcasters fail to get any revenue from their shows, I know.

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While at the same time, other independent podcasters live very

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comfortable lives and oftentimes pay a staff of people a living wage.

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In between those two extremes are countless examples of other indie

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podcasters because indie podcasting doesn't mean poor podcasters.

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You can, if you wish, and if you have the means, spend more on services that will

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have direct benefits on your podcast.

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Now, I don't recommend spending money for the sake of spending.

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But there is some truth in the old adage, "You've got to spend money to make money."

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Most indie podcasters invest heavily in their own time, and then seek out

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services that are free so they can spend as little of their treasure as possible.

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At the same time, lots of other indie podcasters are spending lots of money.

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I'm talking tens of thousands of dollars or more every single month just to

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keep their production machine flowing.

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And it's in between those two extremes that I, once again, point out there

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are countless other indie podcasters, and that's because indie podcasting

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doesn't mean poor podcasters.

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Again, I remind you, don't judge the totality of indie

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podcasting by your pocketbook.

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And it's okay.

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That some services offered to podcasters in the broadcasters

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aren't necessarily available to the totality of indie podcasting.

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Boostagram Corner.

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Special thanks to Mr.

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Mark Stedman.

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Oh my gosh.

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Mark, what are you involved in these days?

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So many projects, it's hard to keep track of what you've got going on,

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but mark says he sent me four coffees and said the following four coffees

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for the four inspiring questions you tipped us off to this week.

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That was last Friday show.

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Thank you very much, mark.

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I appreciate that.

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And mark did that with an individual coffee purchase

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times four, which is fantastic.

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There's also when you go there to the place mark bought me the coffees, there's

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an option to become a supporting member.

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That level gets you extra perks.

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So take a look at that.

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In fact, take a look@alloftheoptionsavailabletoyouatpodcastpontifications.com

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slash value for value, where they are all listed, because it does take effort.

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Time, treasure and a talent to put out the show and the way that you

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can provide some of that back to me is the form of value for value.

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So again, Podcast Pontifications.com/value for value.

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Three more episodes to go this week before I take a quick break.

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With that, I shall be back tomorrow with yet another Podcast Pontifications.

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Cheers!

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Podcast Pontifications is written and narrated by Evo Terra.

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He's on a mission to make podcasting better.

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Links to everything mentioned in today's episode are in the notes

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section of your podcast listening app.

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A written-to-be-read article based on today's episode is available at

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podcastpontifications.com where you'll also find a video version and a corrected

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transcript, both created by Allie Press.

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Podcast Pontifications is a production of Simpler Media.