Podcast Editors Mastermind

Bryan Entzminger, Carrie Caulfield, Daniel Abendroth, Jennifer Longworth

Are you a podcast editor? The Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We're creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts. Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support, so you can focus on what matters most - your craft. This isn't just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! Click that subscribe button and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy read less
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Darrell Darnell's Journey to Build a Podcast Editing Team
6d ago
Darrell Darnell's Journey to Build a Podcast Editing Team
Darrell shares his journey in podcasting, building a team, managing cash flow, and valuing human touch in AI's rise.Episode Notes: https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/episode/pem090-darrell-darnell Follow the Podcast Editors MastermindRate and Review the Podcast Editors MastermindLeave text or voice feedbackEver thought about how to create a great podcast editing team or expand from being a one-person operation to a full editing service? Buckle up because today, we're diving into team building with our special guest Darrell Darnell from Pro Podcast Solutions. In a galaxy very near to us, Darrell started his editing journey on Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you…) as a solo editor, but he always planned to build a team. He knew that he wanted to focus on what he did best and, unlike Lord Vader, provide the support and guidance to allow his team to serve their clients well.As you might imagine, Darrell has picked up a few things over the past 11 years. Stick around as we dig into the ins and outs of working with contractors across the cosmos, hiring practices that allow him to choose his Jedi Knights well, and navigating the treacherous waters of Imperial laws and tax advisors.You're sure to be scribbling notes faster than R2-D2 can project a hologram. Are you powered up, locked in, and ready to go?It's time to start the show!Listen to DiscoverHow Pro Podcast Solutions got startedDarrell's insights into finding and vetting potential team membersWhether skill and talent are more important than attitude and perspectiveHandling tricky situations like potential team poachingThe power of direct lines of communicationThe importance of feedback loops and quality controlHow Darrell's financial structure enables what he does (and what he might change if he could start over)Links And ResourcesSlack - Darrell and his team use Slack for team communications.Basecamp - This is the project management software that Darrell and his team use.Adobe Audition - This is the editing software that Darrel and his team use (exclusively).Darrell Darnell (@Mardarrell) / X - You can connect with Darrell on X (formerly Twitter).The Big Leap - This is the book that Darrell mentioned.Pro Podcast Solutions Podcast Editing and Consulting - This is Darrel's company.Now, before you go on a digital shopping spree, remember, it’s not just about the tools; it’s how you wield them that counts. Happy editing!About Darrell DarnellDarrell Darnell is the founder of Pro Podcast Solutions. He plunged into the world of podcast editing in 2013 and hasn't looked back. He and his business have come a long way from those solo-editor days nearly eleven years ago to managing over 150 clients today. As you can imagine, he has a lot to share about how he built his team.Connect with DarrellProPodcastSolutions.com@mardarrell on XJoin Us Live!We stream live to our
Do Podcast Editors Need a Portfolio to Wow Prospective Clients?
Mar 28 2024
Do Podcast Editors Need a Portfolio to Wow Prospective Clients?
Hey there, fellow audio wizards! Get ready to have your mind filled with golden nuggets of podcast editing wisdom in this latest chat we stitched together for you.Jennifer and Bryan have been in the trenches, debating if the magic of our editing hands needs a showcase or if word-of-mouth does the trick. Spoiler alert: we don't exactly hear ear-to-ear on this (see what we did there?). While Bryan is all for flaunting your audio flair, Jennifer’s got a point — some clients care more about the whisper of a solid testimonial than a flashy edited collage.We’ll dive deep into the world of demo reels, those pesky legal bits to think about before using your work as samples, and that headache-inducing task of updating your website. We might even shed light on why you should swap that "Hire me!" page for Jesse McCune's suggestion for something different.So buckle up, pour a fresh cup of joe, and let's chop it up, editor to editor. And as always, we've got some laughs in store because, let's be honest, life's too short for dull conversations. Let's hit play on this treasure trove of insights!Episode Notes: https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/episode/pem089-portfolios Listen to DiscoverThe challenges an audio-first medium faces when creating a portfolio.Why we need to be super choosy about what we put into our portfolios.One creative way to showcase your work WITHOUT highlighting client mistakes.A potential SEO strategy you might be able to use.What Steve Stewart says might be more valuable than a portfolio.How we incorporated a bit of AI into creating this episode. :)Links And ResourcesPodchaser - Bryan Entzminger - Bryan shared how the link to Podchaser includes EVERYTHING you're credited with. Not just your editing work.Podchaser - Steve Stewart - Steve Stewart shared the link to his Podchaser credits. This is one way to give people a taste of the work you've done.EXAMPLES | protechmusic.com - These are the audio examples that Tim shared. We discussed them in the episode.Podcast Editors Mastermind Group - Our recent Facebook discussion about portfolios.And while we waxed poetic about demos, portfolios, platforms, and the cheeky antique key conundrum (got any ideas on that?), we didn't dive into a long list of tools this time. We focused more on the "how" and "why" behind showcasing your mad editing skills.If you're hyperventilating because you expected some software name-dropping, don't fret! A previous brain-picking might have just what you need – check out our episodes archive or our Facebook group for those nitty-gritty details.Keep those ears sharp and your sense of humor sharper, and remember to only share the work you have rights to. Legal oopsies are no joke! Happy editing, and let's continue making podcasts sound like a million bucks.Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Follow the Show!Choose your favorite app! Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast...
From Scope Creep to Charging Right with Heather Zeitzwolfe
Mar 7 2024
From Scope Creep to Charging Right with Heather Zeitzwolfe
Hello and welcome, fellow editors and audio enthusiasts. Today on Podcast Editors Mastermind, we have a crucial conversation lined up, one that veers into the often overlooked territory of the podcast editing business—beyond just the financials, we delve deep into the mindset essential for success.Together, we will shed light on the vital practice of setting boundaries with clients, not just to preserve sanity, but to establish a sustainable business model. It's about knowing when to raise those rates or, if necessary, part ways with clients that may not align with our business goals or values.We'll explore the challenges of scaling our services, striking a balance between growing our business and maintaining the quality our clients have come to expect. Heather will also share her expertise on classifying workers correctly, navigating payroll, and the importance of suitable bookkeeping practices.Be prepared for an enriching session that will arm you with the insights needed to take actionable steps toward solidifying the foundation of your editing business. You might find the ideas discussed today to be just as crucial as the latest editing software or mixing technique.So let's embark on this journey of professional growth together. Prepare to be informed, inspired, and ready to take your podcast editing business to greater heights.Listen to DiscoverNavigating Client RelationshipsContracts and Setting BoundariesPricing StrategiesFinancial Management and GrowthThe Legalities of Contract WorkImproving Operations and Client FitValuable Life Advice SharingExpert Perspectives and RecommendationsLinks And ResourcesHere is the Gusto affiliate link where you will receive $100 Visa Gift Card if you sign up for payroll using this link: https://gusto.com/r/heather5388https://getradicalprofitgrowthaccelerator.com/scope-creepWaveapps.com: https://www.waveapps.comQuickBooks: https://quickbooks.intuit.comNotion: https://www.notion.soAirtable: https://www.airtable.comRescueTime: https://www.rescuetime.comToggl: https://toggl.comGordon Firemark: https://firemark.comBe part of the live experienceAbout Heather ZeitzwolfeHeather Zeitzwolfe is a seasoned professional with a sharp grasp on the complexities of scope creep in service industries, particularly where creative work is involved. With extensive experience dealing with varying business dynamics, she recognizes the challenges caused by work that expands beyond initial projections—whether due to employees exceeding the brief to impress, clients requesting unrecompensed extras, or communication failures.https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherzeitzwolfehttps://www.facebook.com/GetRadBizhttps://getradicalprofitgrowthaccelerator.com/https://getradicalwithyourbusiness.buzzsprout.com/EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on Facebook if you're interested in talking with him...
Transcripts to Tags: How Podcasting 2.0 is Changing the Game with Daniel J. Lewis
Feb 22 2024
Transcripts to Tags: How Podcasting 2.0 is Changing the Game with Daniel J. Lewis
Join us today as we explore the world of podcasting with the renowned Daniel J. Lewis. We’re all about breaking down the mystique of Podcasting 2.0 – because embracing new tech isn't just for the gearheads; it's for us Yetis who like to stay ahead of the curve.Apple's given the nod to the transcript tag and we're here to unwrap why that's more than just a back-pat for accessibility. Think transcripts are just for readability? Think again! There's a universe of uses here, from better understanding to snazzy in-app excerpts.So, ready your headphones, we're about to cruise through the latest in hosts and features – some good, some sleep-inducing. Keep those apps updated, those tags compliant, and your humor on point - let's roll!Listen to DiscoverWhy the trusty old RSS feed is actually more poised to support innovation than some closed platform.How staying on top of Podcasting 2.0 features can help you serve your clients better.Why one Podcasting 2.0 feature can absolutely transform how audiences and podcasters engage. Because we've never heard a client complain that they wish they could get less engagement.Which hosting providers are helping push the envelope.Ways that your clients might be able to get Podcasting 2.0 features, even if their media hosts don't support them.Where to find apps that support these new features.One thing you REALLY need to be careful about when implementing new Podcasting 2.0 features.Links And ResourcesPodgagement - Tools to help you your audience and grow your podcast!Podcast Mirror by Blubrry - This is your fix for turning a regular old podcast feed into a superhero podcasting 2.0 feed for an extra $60/year.Buzzsprout - Daniel's picks for those who want to keep things simple and slick without a WordPress focus: Captivate.fm - Daniel's picks for those who want a really good implementation of Podcasting 2.0 features and don't need a WordPress-focused workflow.Blubrry Podcast Hosting - A solid recommendation by Daniel if you're weaving that WordPress magic into your workflow.Libsyn Podcasting - Where you can manually insert those shiny new RSS tags if you're willing to get your hands a bit code-y.Podcasting 2.0 - Making podcasts better for everyone! - Your go-to spot to dive deeper into everything podcasting 2.0.Remember, while these links and tools can feel like a boatload, don't get overwhelmed. All these fancy new features are cool and all, but they aren't everywhere yet. We've got to keep our ear to the ground and see where the digital waves take us. Continue polishing your editing skills and stay updated with Podcast Editors Mastermind for more content. We are here to support you not only in the editing booth but also in other areas.About Daniel J. LewisDaniel is a Hall of Fame podcaster with more than a decade of experience podcasting and supporting podcasters. He makes podcasting better for everyone with his show, The Audacity to Podcast, and his work to improve the technical foundation of podcasting. He is very enthusiastic about the benefits that the Podcasting 2.0 initiative can provide to podcasters, while still maintaining its open source nature.Connect with Danieltheaudacitytopodcast.compodcasting2.orgJoin Us Live!We stream live to our
Navigating the Podcast Editing Business Maze
Feb 8 2024
Navigating the Podcast Editing Business Maze
Hey there, podcast aficionado! Strap in, because today we're serving up a heavy dose of reality about the business and mindset of podcast editing.Imagine this: Bryan (one of your faithful Yetis) is in the thick of it - searching for quality-over-quantity clients, and we're joined by Jesse, Tara, and Amanda to help him (and you) cut through the noise. Expect unfiltered advice on pricing, embracing AI without losing our human touch, and finding that sweet spot between making bank and keeping the passion alive.We'll dissect whether to fly solo or assemble a podcast editing army, tackle the tightrope walk between love for the craft and keeping the fridge stocked, and dish out strategies for staying sane in the editing game.So perk up those ears, it's about to get real. We’re diving headfirst into the audio jungle, and trust me, you won’t want to miss a beat. Let's kick this off!Listen to DiscoverThat even people who have been editing for a while face challengesThe key to finding the clients that are right for youHow understanding your idea client can help you be more focused in what you doWhy finding the intersection of your fulfillment and your client's needs is the key to unlocking growth, satisfaction, and successHow pricing is so much more than just a math exerciseLinks And ResourcesPodcast Editors Mastermind Episode 78 - Jesse was a Guest, "A Day in the Life: Podcast Editing 2030"Podcast Editors Mastermind Episode 83 - Jesse McCune is Creating a Supportive Community for Aspiring Podcast EditorsTwenty Thousand Hertz - A podcast renowned for its stellar sound design, which Bryan admires.HoneyBook - This is Jesse's and Tara's pick for streamlining client onboarding, file uploading, and calendar syncing. Aardvark Girl - You can find Amanda here.Tansy Aster Audio - You can find Jesse here.Tansy Aster Creative - This is where you can find Tara.Tansy Aster Academy - The community that our guests, Jesse, Tara, and Amanda run for podcast editors and managers.Podnews Daily - One of Bryan's go-to listens in the realm of podcasting news and trends.Podcasting 2.0 - A podcast Bryan enjoys for its quality content about what's going on in Podcasting 2.0.Top Tier Audio - We talked about Bryan's website during the episode.Keep in mind, we aren't responsible if any of these links lead to internet black holes where you'll find yourself binge-reading articles instead of getting work done. But I digress. Go forth and prosper with these tidbits of wisdom!About Our GuestsJesse McCune, Tara Kelly, and Amanda McCune run Tansy Aster Academy, a community for podcast editors and managers. Through courses, coaching, and resources, they help podcast production professionals start, grow, and run their businesses.Connect with Jesse, Tara, and AmandaTansy Aster AcademyJoin Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to
The Ups and Downs, Joys and Struggles in a Podcast Production Business
Jan 19 2024
The Ups and Downs, Joys and Struggles in a Podcast Production Business
Running a podcast production business isn't always easy. It's not always fun. But sometimes it is and if we're intentional, we can continue to grow as individuals regardless of the circumstances. Listen in as Bryan Entzminger, Jennifer Longworth, and Daniel Abendroth share candid insights into their professional and personal lives. While this might seem self-indulgent, the conversation is packed with raw and relatable conversations that touch on challenges in Daniel's relcation plans, Bryan's business model struggle, and some interesting things Jennifer has run into with clients in the past year.Join us as we take a peek behind the scenes, share personal anecdotes, and discuss the future of the Podcast Editors Mastermind. Whether you're a seasoned editor or a podcast enthusiast, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into the realities of the industry.Listen to DiscoverWhy Daniel hasn't been on the show very much for the past few months (and why that's changing now)One insightful way that Andrea is tracking her business growth this year - and why she's doing this wayHow changing life circumstances (and a new recording location) can create new possibilitiesHow Daniel is able to collaborate with one of his clients (and why he might not be charging enough for this service)Why Bryan's business declined in 2023, and how his current situation creates tension in building it back upLinks And ResourcesPreSonus Eris E4.5-2-Way 4.5" Near Field Studio Monitor - The studio monitors that Daniel recently picked up.Descript | All-in-one video & podcast editing, easy as a doc. - Daniel is using Descript to collaborate with a client.Reaper for Podcasting - Daniel is planning to get back to creating tutorials and resources for those using Reaper for podcasting.Top Tier Audio - YouTube - This is where Bryan has published Hindenburg tutorials, though he hasn't published anything new in a year or so.Hindenburg - This is still the software Bryan uses most.Tansy Aster Academy | Courses, Coaching, & Community for Podcast Editors & Managers - At one point Bryan referenced Jesse McCune. You can find his online community here.Audio-Technica ATH-M50xSTS-USB StreamSet Headset ATH-M50XSTS-USB - The headset that Daniel gives better quality than many headset mics, though he still recommends a proper microphone setup if possible.Parrot Pro Teleprompter Kit – Padcaster - This is the teleprompter that Bryan was talking about. It requires a mobile phone to function as the screen, but works well with his webcam.Rode RCP2 RODECaster Pro II Integrated Audio Production Studio RCP2 - Bryan had a problem with the power switch on his Rodecaster Pro 2, so he now has a new one courtesy of Rode's Support team. Sadly, he had to send the old one back to get the new one :(Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor - Bryan mentioned this as a new gear purchase. At the time of this writing, it comes with a license for Davinci Resolve Studio.Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and...
From Tesla to Podcasting: Tom Kelly's Inspiring Journey to Becoming a Successful Podcast Editor
Nov 24 2023
From Tesla to Podcasting: Tom Kelly's Inspiring Journey to Becoming a Successful Podcast Editor
In the world of podcasting, Tom Kelly's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and passion. Little did he know, his path would take him to an unexpected encounter that would change everything. Tom's story is about his determination and hard work. He began by listening to podcasts in a wood shop and later worked on installing solar panels for Tesla. Eventually, he started his own editing business.But what was the unexpected encounter that propelled him towards success? You'll just have to listen to discover the surprising turn of events that transformed Tom's podcast editing journey forever.Listen to DiscoverHow Tom's path to where he is now was anything but straightHow a conference led to Tom's first paid gig (and why it might be a little non-traditional)What kept Tom going when it was toughOne thing that could really help YOU land clients (and a free resource we have for you if you want it...)How Tom's priorities have shifted in recent yearsI realized I wanted to get into [podcasting], and it wasn't even podcast production at the time. I wanted to run a network. That was my first interest in podcasting. - Tom KellyMaster the podcast editing journeyTom's experiences in the podcast editing business offer valuable lessons for those aiming to carve their own path in this field. Thes include things like persistence, learning from failures, and gaining practical experience with different types of audio recordings are integral to mastering the craft.Build a compelling portfolioCreating your own content is an effective way to showcase your podcast editing skills. This approach gives you complete control over the audio quality and content. It helps you demonstrate your skills more effectively, especially when the client's initial audio is of poor quality.Tap into a supportive networkTom’s rise in the podcast editing industry underscores the importance of networking and community involvement. Attending industry events and building genuine relationships can open doors to collaboration opportunities and client referrals. Additionally, using social platforms like YouTube to share knowledge and experiences can help expand your influence, build credibility, and attract potential clients.Links And ResourcesHow to Win Friends & Influence People (Dale Carnegie Books) - Tom mentioned this book as a resource.Mixergy - Learn from Proven Entrepreneurs - Tom mentioned Mixergy as a resource.Fiverr - Tom got his first gig here. It wasn't the best experience, but it was his experience.What is the Fletcher Munson Curve? - Tom explained what the Fletcher Muson Curve is. This article has an image like what he described.Practice EpisodeiZotope RX10 - Audio restoration software.Podcast Editors Club - Where Tom started connecting with other editors and gathered additional tools and skills.Podcast Movement - The first podcast conference that Tom went to.Podcast Editor Academy - The Podcast Editor Academy is a paid community that includes access to training, resources, and even job postings.Tansy Aster Academy - Jesse's community for podcast editors and managers. You should definitely...
Jesse McCune is Creating a Supportive Community for Aspiring Podcast Editors
Nov 2 2023
Jesse McCune is Creating a Supportive Community for Aspiring Podcast Editors
In a world where Jesse McCune's career in facility maintenance seemed light years away from his true passion, an unexpected twist brought him closer than ever to his dream. Little did he know that a conversation with his wife would ignite a fire within him, leading him down a path he never anticipated. With a burning desire to combine his audio expertise with a viable business opportunity, Jesse embarked on a journey that would reveal the untapped potential of the podcasting world. But as he delved deeper, he uncovered a gap in resources that left him craving more. Little did he know, this was just the beginning of a remarkable adventure filled with self-discovery and triumph.Listen to DiscoverStrategies to overcome the challenges of meeting client expectations and learn how to effectively communicate your editing process.The importance of clear and open communication in podcast editing for stronger client relationships and better outcomes.One key thing that we bring to the table as podcast editors that AI can't replicate.Learning how to listen to people, to truly understand their nuances and capture their voices, is key in podcast editing. Our brains are powerful at picking up subtle details, so it's important to pay attention to those small breaths and pauses that make a dialogue authentic. - Jesse McCuneThe episode underscores the critical significance of effective communication while dealing with clients. Jesse's experiences with his clients demonstrate the need for transparent, open discussions, especially when it comes to explaining technicalities like audio quality. This could help mitigate issues arising from unrealistic expectations and solidify a healthy editor-client relationship.About Jesse McCuneJesse McCune is a podcast editor with a passion for music production and audio engineering. Jesse developed an interest in audio and taught himself music production and audio engineering. This (with some prompting from his wife) led him to discover podcast editing.Jesse created Tansy Aster Academy because he couldn't find enough helpful resources for podcast editors. The Academy is a community where editors can get guidance and support from each other. Through Tansy Aster Academy, Jesse's team offers an interactive learning experience for editors looking to level up their skills in podcast production as well as business.Connect with JesseTansy Aster AcademyTansy Aster AudioJesse's YouTube ChannelLinks And Resourcesdbx 286s Channel Strip with De-esser - The dbx 286 is a great piece of hardware, but is often completely unnecessary in modern podcast production workflows.Vocaster One | Focusrite - In many cases, Jesse recommends the Focusrite Vocaster line instead of the Scarlett 2i2 because it's built specifically for the needs of podcasters and content creators.Scarlett 2i2 | Focusrite - The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 has been reported as the best-selling audio interface.SM7B - Shure USA - Arguably, this is a microphone that many podcasters and content creators aspire to use. However, it's not always the best microphone in every situation.ETHOS - Earthworks Audio - This is the...
How Virginia Elder Went From Accounting to Owning a Podcast Production Company
Oct 19 2023
How Virginia Elder Went From Accounting to Owning a Podcast Production Company
Virginia Elder's journey into the world of podcast editing and management began unexpectedly at a sales tax audit firm. She didn't realize that her real passion was podcasting while she was working with spreadsheets and invoices... until she did.With each inspiring episode, her love for the medium grew, pushing her to launch her own show, Reaching Abundance. But then, a twist of fate led her to make a daring leap from personal finance coach to podcast editor and manager. Curious to know how she conquered this uncharted territory? Stay tuned for a tale of determination, growth, and limitless possibilities.You WillDiscover effective strategies to grow your podcast editing business and increase your success.Learn about the importance of networking and making connections in the podcasting industry, and how it can propel your business forward.Gain insights on how to effectively manage a podcast production team to ensure smooth operations and high-quality output.Explore strategies for achieving financial sustainability in podcast production and making your business thrive.Stay up-to-date on the latest gadgets and tools for podcast editors, enhancing your efficiency and delivering top-notch results.In this episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind, you'll hear from Virginia Elder, a former accountant who now owns her own podcast production business. Listen as she shares her insights on building relationships and networking to grow a podcast editing business. Virginia emphasizes the value of personal connections and the power of in-person networking compared to online marketing. She highlights the value of in-person connections to build relationships and grow your business. Virginia also discusses the importance of follow-up and shares her system for tracking contacts and initiating conversations. She offers strategies for getting involved at conferences and highlights the benefits of attending events outside the podcasting industry. With Virginia's experience and advice, you'll gain valuable tips on networking, building connections, and growing your podcast editing business.Links And ResourcesHow to Grow Your Small Business: A 6-Step Plan to Help Your Business Take Off - Virginia recommended this book by Donald Miller.Free Sales Pipeline Template for Account Tracking - This is a free sales pipeline template for Asana.Reaching Abundance - Listen to the Reaching Abundance podcast hosted by Virginia Elder to gain insights and inspiration on personal finance.Upwork | The World’s Work Marketplace - Sign up for Upwork, a freelance platform, to find potential clients and offer podcast editing services.FinCon - Attend FinCon, a conference for financial professionals and podcasters, to network and build relationships in the industry.Asana - Asana is the tool that Virginia's team uses for project management and also as a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM).About Virginia ElderVirginia Elder is an experienced podcast manager and editor with a lot of knowledge and expertise in the podcasting industry. She is experienced in project management and client services and she knows how to connect with her ideal clients and deliver great results.She started editing podcasts while working in accounting. She listened to podcasts all day and became passionate about the medium. This sparked her passion for personal development and led her to start her own podcast, Reaching Abundance. Since then, Virginia has transitioned into podcast management, owning her own successful podcast management...
Networking Outside of Podcasting Groups to Find Your Ideal Clients
Oct 6 2023
Networking Outside of Podcasting Groups to Find Your Ideal Clients
If you're frustrated and overwhelmed because you haven't been able to get new clients for your podcast editing business, you're not alone. Podcast editors often work very hard to find clients, go to industry events, and promote their services on social media. However, they often don't see many positive outcomes from these efforts. Instead of the steady stream of new clients they were hoping for, they may be experiencing a stagnant client list and limited growth opportunities.That's where Steve Stewart's story comes in...Steve had been building a financial coaching business for years and started a podcast to support it. His expertise and passion for podcasting led him to a community of professionals who were eager to learn from his success. But as Steve's reputation grew and his influence expanded, an opportunity arose that would push his skills to new heights. Discover how Steve's skills and connections led him to become a full-time podcast editor and community leader.Listen to DiscoverHow Steve found his first client (surprise...).Why it's important to understand market rates and trends, and where YOU can find that information.The benefits and challenges of outsourcing editing work.Why offering additional services can be beneficial.What seems to be the next place podcast editors need to focus if they are going to continue to be competitive.Links And ResourcesUnlock the 10 Ways to Find Podcast Editing Clients - Subscribe to Steve's email list for podcast editors to receive this free resource designed to help you determine where you might find your next client.How to Hire a Podcast Editor - Here's a resource for those looking to hire a podcast editor but who are looking for a little guidance to make the best decision.How to Find A Podcast Editor - Steve's resource for how to find a podcast editor. Feel free to share this with people if you're not a great fit for them so that they can find the editor who is right for them.Podcast Editors Club - Join a community of over 8,500 full-time and part-time podcast editors.Podcast Editor Academy - The Podcast Editor Academy is a paid community that includes access to training, resources, and even job postings.ABOUT STEVE STEWARTSteve Stewart is a financial consultant, podcaster turned podcast editor, and a community leader in the independent podcast production space. He's the creator of the Podcast Editors Club, a Facebook group with over 8,500 full-time and part-time podcast editors. He, along with his business partner Mark Deal have also created the Podcast Editor Academy, a paid community providing resources, training, and even access to job opportunities to podcast editors.Connect with StevePodcastEditorAcademy.com@SteveStewartMe on Instagram@SteveStewartMe on Facebook@SteveStewartMe on X (I mean, it's still pretty much Twitter, right)Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to
Alejandro's Path to Podcast Editor - Alejandro Ramirez
Sep 21 2023
Alejandro's Path to Podcast Editor - Alejandro Ramirez
Have you ever experienced a twist in life that changed everything? Imagine going from saving lives as a nurse to the creative (and very technical) field of podcast editing. Alejandro Ramirez's journey to audio engineering and podcast production was definitely not a straight line. But it involved many of the same elements we all experience: finding his first client, discovering what he didn't know, and intentional continuous improvement.Get ready to be inspired as Alejandro's story unfolds, revealing the remarkable twists and turns that led him to a whole new world of creativity.I don't know if fulfilling is the word that I'm looking for, but it was something that filled me inside very.... Seriously, that was like the moment that I say, okay, I can do this. - Alejandro RamirezIn This Episode You WillUncover the essential role that your passion plays in embracing life's inevitable transitions.Discover the deep satisfaction that can come from perfecting your skills in audio editing.Understand the three key elements that have allowed Alejandro to add quality video editing to what he does.Absorb invaluable tips to help streamline your search for podcast editing clients and management of these relationships.Links And ResourcesFreelance Jobs | Upwork™ - Upwork is one of the places Alejandro first looked for clients.The Revolution in Hearing Protection Has Arrived – Eargasm - The hearing production we discussed.ABOUT ALEJANDRO RAMIREZAlejandro Ramirez is a nurse turned podcast editor and audio engineer. And he's been OUR editor for nearly two years.Alejandro ventured into the audio engineering domain sparked by his curiosity in podcasting and a passion for music. From working in operating rooms as a nurse to fine-tuning audio channels in an editing suite, Alejandro's journey is uniquely inspiring. Today, he is not only proficient at audio editing, but he has also strengthened his skills in video editing. Alejandro's tale underscores that your profession doesn't define you; your passion does.Connect with Alejandro RamirezAlejandro on LinkedInAlejandro's professional profile on InstagramJoin Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield | Carrie.LandBryan Entzminger | Top Tier...
Cristina Lumague Shares the Story of Her First Podcast Editing Client
Sep 7 2023
Cristina Lumague Shares the Story of Her First Podcast Editing Client
Are you wondering how you can find clients and turn your passion for podcasting into a fulfilling career as an editor? If so, you're not alone - it's one of the most common struggles we face (and hear about)Prepare to be inspired by Cristina Lamague's incredible journey from listener to podcaster to professional editor. Her passion for podcasting started as she was seeking knowledge during pregnancy. That soon gave way to an interest in Latin American haunted stories that took her from listener to creator. Cristina's story will captivate and motivate you. And along the way, we'll look into how she found her first (and second) client.NOTE: Bryan (that's me) made a comment about iZotope being acquired by Novation. That was incorrect; they joined with Brainworx/Plugin Alliance and Native Instruments to form new company which has now been rolled into Native Instruments.Listen to DiscoverHow Cristina found her first clients (surprise!!!)Why some of us have TWO first clientsA valuable lesson Cristina learned from her first clientWhat to look for before agreeing to work with a clientOne valuable thing many of us forget that we bring to the tableCristina's advice for editors looking for their first (or next) clientLinks And ResourcesLumague Media - Find Cristina's websit here!ClickUp - ClickUP is what Bryan uses to keep track of everything. (Note: Qualifying purchases benefit Bryan)Reaper for Podcasting - Daniel has put together resources for editors who want to use Reaper for podcasting.DaVinci Resolve 18 - Cristina has started using Davinci Resolve to edit videos. Bryan said that the new Studio version offers transcritpions and may offer editing from text because Carrie is interested in a replacement for Descript.Descript - Carrie and Cristina both use Descript for story editing.REAPER - Reaper is what Cristina primarily uses for audio editing. It's also what Daniel uses.FreshBooks - Freshbooks offers invoicing.HoneyBook - Honeybook offers invoicing.Stripe | Payment Processing Platform for the Internet - You can send invoices directly from Stripe.Wave: Small Business Software - If you use Wave accounting, you can send invoices directly from your accounting software.Online Business Banking Solutions | Novo - If you bank with Novo, you can send invoices directly from the bank.Personal Cloud Storage & File Sharing Platform - Google - We use cloud services like Google Drive and GSuite.Dropbox - We use cloud services like Drobpx.YouTube - Bryan and Cristina use YouTube for learning.Transom - A Showcase and Workshop for New Public Radio - Carrie's preferred learning platform.Espooky Cristina - Connect with Cristina on X (formerly Twitter) @i_am_CristiABOUT CRISTINA LUMAGUECristina is a freelance podcast editor who is obsessed with podcasts. Her love of podcasting started as a listener. However, she moved quickly into hosting a show (and then two more) when she discovered a need that wasn't being filled. Now she's been able to turn her ADHD hyperfixation into a career
A Day in the Life: Podcast Editing 2030
Jul 10 2023
A Day in the Life: Podcast Editing 2030
Will the robots take all the podcast editing jobs by 2030?Will everybody be producing video first?Will Spotify rule the world?Will we all have AI assistants?Or will the robots have human assistants?We'll take a look at some of the recent changes (and accelerations) in AI and Machine Learning and then make some guesses about what might happen over the next 7 years.Enjoy this fun (and maybe scary) exploration of what it might be like to be a podcast editor in 2030. We'll look into what might be a welcome change and maybe some of the things that could be a little uncomfortable.And if you need a drinking game (inside joke), make sure you fire up your Replicator by saying, "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot," and then take a sip every time you hear the code word: "ChatGPT."Listen to DiscoverWhat podcast editing might look like in 2030.What areas the robots aren't really good at (right now).Some things you can do now to position yourself for the future.One key mindset shift.Bonus: A way to insulate yourself against some of the AI risks.Links And ResourcesTansy Aster Academy - Jesse's community for podcast editors and managers. You should definitely check it out.SWOT Analysis: What Is it, How To Use it - Jesse mentioned using a SWOT analysis in your business.Tansy Aster Audio - Jesse's podcast production business.Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield | Carrie.LandBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel Podcasting About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
Navigating Towards the Future of Podcast Editing with Bethany Hawkins
Jun 9 2023
Navigating Towards the Future of Podcast Editing with Bethany Hawkins
Are you a podcast editor seeking to stay ahead of industry trends? Are you worried that AI might take your business away? Do you want to be at the forefront of discussions and take charge of the conversation?In this episode, we'll be talking with Bethany Hawkins about the latest trends in podcasting and how they could affect you as an editor or producer. And don't miss the discussion on how AI tools can be helpful but can also fail if the creators have limited expertise. It's important to understand both sides of the coin.Listen To...Be able to share why the trend of ignoring the crucial role of quality audio is unsustainable.Explore the implications of AI and ChatGPT within podcasting and choose how to embrace what is positive.Discover why some AI tools are actually creating more business for podcast editors and producers.Recognize that the podcast production community is exceptional and valuable. The film and television production companies are now using and learning from our work.Links And Resourcessonible - Bryan likes some of their plugins. A lot. (This is an affiliate link, so qualifying purchases do benefit Bryan.)SEO ASSIST - Bethany mentioned this tool.The Technically Human Podcast - This is the show Carrie referenced.Chatting Over Chowder - This is Bethany's podcast. Cracker In Soup - This is Bethany's podcast production business.ABOUT BETHANY HAWKINSBethany Hawkins is an accomplished podcast editing expert and the CEO of Crackers in Soup, an award-nominated podcast production and coaching company. Boasting a portfolio of over 80 podcasts, Bethany has been in the industry since 2019, witnessing the transformation of podcasting and the rise of AI. She has expertise in spotting industry trends and ensuring high-quality audio. She provides great value to podcast editors looking to enhance their skills and stay on top of the dynamic world of podcast editing.And she's REALLY fun to talk with. :)Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield | Carrie.LandBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel Podcasting About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what...
The Power of Web Design for Podcast Editors: Tips from Danielle Meadows-Stinnett
May 11 2023
The Power of Web Design for Podcast Editors: Tips from Danielle Meadows-Stinnett
If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of traffic and engagement on your website, despite spending countless hours on design and content, then you are not alone!In this episode, we dive into the world of website design for podcast editors. From forms to personal branding, our guest offers valuable insights to attract the right clients. But with so many options, how do you know what's best for your business? Tune in to find out, but be warned... we're not going to force-feed you a cookie-cutter answer.When we come about looking at these websites, there's not like a generic. You have to have A, B and C. It really can be more conformed to who you are and the brand values that you want to bring through your business. - Danielle Meadows StinnettShe Podcasts LiveVisit shepodcasts.com to check out She Podcasts Live, the largest gathering of women and non-binary audio creators, storytellers, podcasters and more happening from June 19 to 22, 2023 at the MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC.As You Listen, You'll...Recognize how impactful website design can be in engaging your podcast listeners and growing your audience.Consider including a starting price point or a range of prices on your services page to give potential clients an idea of what to expect.Explore different website creation platforms and tools to find the perfect solution for your podcast.Realize the value of a strong brand image and maintaining consistency in your podcast's presence.Incorporate personal touches such as embedded playlists and photos to showcase your personality and attract like-minded clients.Use forms to directly trim down the potential client pool and make the vetting process easier.Direct potential clients to specific pages or resources on your website to better inform them about your services and process.Links And ResourcesSucuri SiteCheck - The SiteCheck scanner remotely checks any URL for security threats, malware, defacements, out-of-date CMS, blacklisting, and other important security issues. It visits a website like an everyday user would to verify the source code for malicious behavior or security anomalies.Squarespace - Squarespace makes starting a beautifully-designed website easy. Choose from our library of website templates to find a starting point, then secure a custom domain that fits your brand or ideaVirusdie - One-clickwebsite security. Solve security problems on your website yourself - with just one click. Automatically clean and protect your websites from malware and vulnerabilities in seconds with the world's most powerful and easy-to-use all-in-one website security tool. Wordfence - Wordfence is a global team of WordPress security analysts, threat researchers, software engineers, and support staff. We are the leaders in our field, and we focus exclusively on securing WordPress websites, and on WordPress security research.WordPress.org - Built by an open source community with decades of experience, its passionate contributors are committed to keeping WordPress as stable and secure as possible. One platform, millions of possibilities. Global creative agencies, local businesses, and even your neighbor's personal blog are already using WordPress.Kajabi - Kajabi empowers you to create all kinds of content to showcase what you know best, including online courses, coaching programs, podcasts, memberships, and more.
What Should You Put On Your Website Services Page?
Apr 28 2023
What Should You Put On Your Website Services Page?
It sounds easy: Just put up a website and list what you do. It doesn't have to be hard...Yeah, we've all heard it. We've probably even said it. (I know I... Bryan... have.) But when it comes time to ACTUALLY start building out a page for prospective clients to learn more about what you have to offer, it's a little more daunting.Should I list my prices?How much detail is too much?What if I don't list the one thing they want to know about?How can I keep it from confusing prospective clients?What if I offer ongoing production, launches, consultations, courses, trainings, and seasons with three different editing styles? Should I list it all?These are questions that most of us have struggled with as podcast editors looking for new clients. Listen in to hear how we're working through this as podcast editors ourselves. We don't have all the answers, but maybe we can provoke some thoughts and bring you a little clarity so that you can do what's right for you.Listen to DiscoverThe importance of having a sales page on a website and how it may or may not be necessary for every ideal client.The goal of samples, case studies and portfolios is to help clarify what you can help your clients achieve.Why leaving prices off of your website might limit your ability to attract new clients.Thoughts around how to provide enough information for prospective clients without creating confusion or overwhelm.One interesting approach to a sales page that almost makes sales calls irrelevant.Links And ResourcesThe Ultimate Guide to Creating an Effective Website for Podcast Editors and Managers - After our live recording, Jesse McCune published this excellent guide highlighting what should be on your services page.We Edit Podcasts - We Edit Podcasts. Very streamlined and done well for a productized services business. Allows prospects to build a quote without ever talking with someone.Pro Podcast Solutions - Darrell Darnell's pricing and services page. Excellent comparison. More productized than bespoke.Tansy Aster Audio - Jesse McCune's pricing and services page. Wow! Well done.Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield | Carrie.LandBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth...
The Website Hot Seat
Apr 13 2023
The Website Hot Seat
On our (apparently) current theme of the art of communicating with potential clients, Carrie and Jennifer agree to have their websites critiqued by everyone who joins this live. So, be there (and be gentle. Ha!!!) If you're brave enough to get in the hot seat, drop your website URL in the comments, or send us an email via our website or slide that link into our DMs. Wanna prepare for the live? Here are Carrie and Jennifer's websites...https://www.bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com/https://www.carrie.land/Listen to DiscoverHow important it is to understand the next step your ideal client wants to take.The potential value of having a free download to filter out people who would just waste your time.Some ways to communicate, "It's not overpriced, but it's also not cheap" without posting prices on your website.Bryan's perspective on pricing, market fit, and some insights into determining when you're priced too high or too low for the clients you want to serve.Links And Resourcescarrie.land - Carrie's new website (we spent a good bit of time looking through it).Watch the video version. - Want to see the websites and follow along? Watch the replay in our Facebook group.A simple poll for tonight's livestreamJoin Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield | Carrie.LandBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel Podcasting About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to...
Making the Most Out of Conferences as a Podcast Editor
Mar 30 2023
Making the Most Out of Conferences as a Podcast Editor
A few big podcast conferences have passed this year, but there are still quite a few left! How can you find value at as conference as an editor? This question and more will be addressed by the Yetis and special guest Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts.[ 🗨️ Join the Conversation ]Links and ResourcesShe Podcasts | Women's Podcast - for women podcastersABOUT JESSICA KUPFERMANJessica is the CEO of She Podcasts. She's a marketing and sales expert with a history of being both the devil’s advocate and the first person to give someone the benefit of the doubt.Connect with JessicaTwitter: @jesskupfermanInstagram: @jesskupfermanJoin Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield Arick | YaYa PodcastingBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel PodcastingAbout the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
How to Talk About What You Do as a Podcast Editor - Workshop Edition
Mar 16 2023
How to Talk About What You Do as a Podcast Editor - Workshop Edition
Freedom is great. And it can be overwhelming.When you're talking with prospective clients, you have incredible freedom in how you describe what you do. But with that freedom also comes the challenge to make sure you cover things in a way that will connect with your ideal client and give them confidence. And, if we may be so bold, quickly filter out the working relationships that might not be the best.Let's be clear - we don't have it all figured out. But we're committed to working on this together.Listen to hear us workshop our elevator pitches and service descriptions. And maybe even some input from the PEM community.Listen to DiscoverWho was brave enough to join our live recording.Why Carrie (and others) think Bryan's "hook" isn't really the right one for him.Why have an elevator pitch that fits the mold might not be enough.Why it can be so tough to be clear and also differentiate yourself in the marketplace.Links And ResourcesShe Podcasts Live - Use the code ‘JOINME’ for $50 off your ticket price. (Thanks Carrie)The Voice Monkey | Mike Christensen is The Voice Monkey. . .and the top banana for your next script!Podcast Editors ClubHow to Talk About What You Do as a Podcast Editor - If you want more context for what we're talking about and a deeper understanding of why we're doing this episode, listen to episode 71.Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield Arick | YaYa PodcastingBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel PodcastingAbout the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
How to Talk About What You Do as a Podcast Editor
Mar 2 2023
How to Talk About What You Do as a Podcast Editor
One of the great things about podcasting is that there aren't really any "rules." Sure, there are principles that often apply. But no rules.However, there's a downside to that in that sometimes the words we use mean something different to prospective clients or employers than what the mean to us. Like the word, "podcast editor."What does that really mean?Listen to learn more about the different kinds of editing. Along the way, you might find out something about a new way you want to grow as an editor. And you'll likely gain some insight into how to describe what you do so that you can create differentiation and clarity in the minds of your customers and potential customers.Listen to DiscoverWays to think about the kinds of editing we doSimilarities to (and differences from) radio, TV, and film productionWhy you might want to have two different ways to share what you doCarrie's suggestions if you want to move from linear editing to story editingLinks And ResourcesPaul (@produceNewMedia) / Twitter - Bryan said YouTube, but meant Twitter. Paul is a master of spoken word production.DaVinci Resolve 18Podcast TaxonomyHow to Set Up Job Alerts on LinkedInTransom - Great resources for how to build a story.Join Us Live!We stream live to our Facebook page and to YouTube every other week. Our EditorThis episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on LinkedIn if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | Roth MediaCarrie Caulfield Arick | YaYa PodcastingBryan Entzminger | Top Tier AudioJennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel PodcastingAbout the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts.Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy