51 Tips and Strategies for Generating More Leads and Sales by Writing and Producing Simple Audio Podcasts
If you are a COPYWRITER, you can gain enormous competitive advantage by offering your clients a single-source of copy for all the latest online marketing media.
If you are a MARKETER, you can generate more leads and sales by using audio – and not just print - in your online promotions.
But if you're like most copywriters and marketers I talk to, you have little or no experience with one of the most powerful of the new online marketing media incorporating audio: PODCASTS.
If you’re not using podcasting yet, that means the 10 million people who listened to a podcast last year might have heard programs produced by your competitors – but not by YOU!
So you need to get up to speed on how to write and produce podcasts – fast – because:
- A forecast from OneUpWeb estimates that over 55 million people will listen to podcasts by 2011.
- Podcast ad spending was $80 million in 2006 – and will hit $300 million by 2010.
- $40 million was invested in podcasting related businesses from 2004 to 2006.
The enormous popularity of iTunes, iPods, and mp3 has turned us into a nation of listeners.
With podcasting, you can reach millions of these listeners who might not respond to conventional marketing...and sell them on your product, service, organization, cause, or idea using online audio.
Getting up to speed in podcasting –once difficult, now easy.
It used to be that, to get up-to-speed on podcasting and other new media, you had to hire an expensive new media ad agency...or travel across the country to attend multi-day Internet marketing conferences or boot camps.
Now, in our e-book Podcasting Profits: 51 Tips and Strategies, Kim Stacey and I show you everything you need to know about how to write and produce podcasts in 100 tightly written pages.
- Converting audio content to wav and MPEG Layer-3 file formats for use in podcasts and other online marketing. Page 77.
- Attract more prospects to your podcasts with low-cost Internet radio. Page 36.
- Inexpensive microphone you can buy for less than $50 lets you create great podcasts right at your PC or Mac. Page 75.
- Make your podcasts crystal clear -- with a nylon stocking and a wire hanger. See page 76 to learn this neat little trick for podcast recording.
- Add vocal variety and interest to your podcasts – and make them more dynamic and engaging -- by using a co-host. Page 23.
- Involve prospects in your podcasts with listener feedback and participation. Page 37.
- 5 reasons why podcasting works – and should definitely be a part of your copywriting/marketing toolkit. Page 7.
- Use key word tags to increase your podcast’s ranking in the search engines. Page 39. Plus: how to find the right key words to use in your podcast tags. Page 43.
- Organizing your podcasts into segments. Radio and TV shows do it. Here’s why podcasters should, too. Page 24.
- 6 tips for creating irresistible podcast titles and subtitles that compel your prospects to listen. Page 41.
- Listing your podcasts on these podcast directories can make it easier for prospects to find you. Page 43
- 5 types of prospects who are ideally reached through podcasting … and 6 ways to use podcasts to influence them. Page 8.
- Improve your Web site’s SEO by posting transcriptions of your podcasts on the site. Page 45.
- Should you read your podcast verbatim from a script? The answer may surprise you. Page 24.
- 5 things you should do every week to promote your podcasts. Page 45.
- 12 social media Web sites that can help you promote your product online. Page 10.
- Finding joint venture partners for cross-promotion of your podcasts can widen your listening audience – generating more sales leads online. Page 46.
- The 3 most common podcasting mistakes – and how to avoid them. Page 25.
- Survey your market to find out what podcasting topics they want to hear – and then deliver those podcasts to them. Page 48.
- How to create a dynamic and hard-hitting podcasts for under $300. Page 12.
- Get the media to promote your podcasts to their readers by sending press releases through these online PR sites. Page 49.
- 5 rules for writing and producing podcasts that rock. Page 27.
- 8 ways to promote and distribute your podcast to your target market. Page 13.
- Add a graphic dimension to your podcasts by incorporating video files. Page 50.
- What’s the best time of day to publish podcasts aimed at iPod owners? Page 28.
- 4 tips for selecting the right podcast hosting service. Page 52.
- 7 steps to producing a powerful, profit-making podcast for your product. Page 18.
- Make money creating and selling premium podcasting content. Page 53.
- 4 tips for increasing leads and sales by inserting audio ads between segments of your podcast. Page 29.
- Monitoring and tracking competitor podcasts. Page 55.
- 4 questions to ask before you produce your next podcast – and one good answer to each. Starts on page 16.
- Choosing the right domain name for posting your podcasts online. Page 57.
- Make podcasting profits without producing a podcast: advertising on third-party podcasts. Page 31.
- Why you should create on online archive of all your podcasts on your Web site. Page 58.
- 7 things you need to know about your target market before you can craft an effective podcasting script for them. Page 17.
- Using MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter to create buzz for your new podcasts. Page 59.
- 3 important changes in podcasting that you should know about. Page 62.
- Promoting podcasts to the blogosphere. Page 32.
- 5 ways to attract more listeners to your podcasts with an RSS feed. Page 20.
- Best free software for creating and publishing your podcasts – terrific online tools that won’t cost you a dime. Page 34.
- How to make your podcast stand out with “album art” – an online graphic that looks like a CD cover. Page 21.
- Get more people to listen to your podcasts by writing and placing short articles on these Web sites. Page 35.
- How to create effective podcasts in your home or office at practically no cost. Page 73.
- Podcasting directories...blogging sides...podcast creation and hosting sites...social media sites...podcasting blogs...podcast distribution and tracking services...audio conference services...audio editing and conversion tools...
- Plus: FTP software … podcast advertising services … Internet radio … podcast album art designers … tell-a-friend scripts … article directories … article submission software … online survey tools … keyword research tools … and so much more. Starts on page 63.
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8 affordable ways to drive traffic to your Web site. Page 12.
- How to break into your prospect’s “e-mail inner circle.” Page 6.
- 27 tips for writing e-mail marketing messages that work. Starts on page 33.
- How to write, publish, and distribute your own e-newsletter … and do it in less than 2 hours a month. Page 9.
- The 10 steps to outrageous online marketing success. Page 3.
- How I built my e-list from 3,000 names to 53,000 names in just 6 weeks for less than $1,000. Page 15.
- How to help search engines find your Web site. Page 18.
- Converting leads to sales with the “online conversion” strategy. Page 27.
- Most common Web site mistakes – and how to avoid them. Page 42.
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A copywriter for more than a quarter of a century, Bob has written promotions for over 100 clients including Phillips, Agora, KCI, 21st Century, Weiss Research, EBI Medical Systems, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Grumman, Crain Communications, McGraw-Hill, Intuit, and AlliedSignal.
Bob is the author of more than 60 books including The Copywriter’s Handbook (Henry Holt) and Business-to-Business Direct Marketing (NTC Business Books).
He has published more than 100 articles in such publications as Subscription Marketing, Direct, Business Marketing, Writer’s Digest, and Amtrak Express.
Bob’s writing awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, an IMMY from the Information Industry Association, two Southstar Awards, an American Corporate Identity Award of Excellence, and the Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association. He also taught writing at New York University.
Bob has appeared as a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows including The Advertising Show, Bernard Meltzer, CNBC, and CBS Hard Copy. He has been featured in major media ranging from the LA Times and Nation’s Business to the New York Post and the National Enquirer.
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