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Monetising Your Podcast Content with WordPress

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 20 In the final episode of the series, I’m talking monetisation. Now, before you start telling me off for using a dirty word, I think it’s pretty reasonable to think about getting something back from the effort you put into Podcasting. This is all dependent on giving huge value to…

Creating a Community for Your Podcast in WordPress with bbPress

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 19 In this, the penultimate episode of PodCraft, we’re talking communities. The creation of a community has to be one of the main goals of any podcast, and to give it a real home on your website adds so much more value to that community. Today I’ll talk about the…

Benefit from Errors with a Custom 404 Page on Your Podcast Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 18 In this episode we’re exploring the concept of 404 error pages. A 404 error occurs when someone tries to visit a page on your site that doesn’t exist. This might be because they’ve used the wrong address, or because they’re trying to find an old page which has since…

Keeping Your Podcasting Website Secure: WordPress Security Essentials

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 17 Today we’re looking at security – not the most sexy of subjects, but vital if you want to run a good Podcasting website long term, and particularly if you want to make a living from it. WordPress itself is not an insecure platform, but it’s massive popularity makes it…

Using SpeakPipe to Engage your Podcasting Audience & Source Content

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 16 Today on PodCraft we’re exploring the brilliant SpeakPipe. SpeakPipe is a tool which allows you to set up a voicemail system for your listeners, allowing them to leave audio messages directly on your website. As I’ll discuss on the episode, this can lead to huge engagement with your listeners, turning…

Getting Social on Your Podcasting Website: Social Sharing with Shareaholic

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 15 In this episode we’re finally tackling the elephant in the room – social networking. It’s a rare person indeed who’s not involved, at all, in social media, and used well, it can be a huge driver of listeners for your podcast. In this episode I’m looking at one of…

Podcast Affiliate Marketing: WordPress Plugins to Make Amazon Easy

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 14 In this episode we’re delving deep into the idea of monetisation for the first time, and that’s in the form of affiliate marketing. During the episode I talk a little about starting out in affiliate marketing and how it can be used well to monetise a podcast. I’ll also…

Creating an Attention Grabbing Email Optin Box in WordPress | PodCraft S3E13

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 13 In this episode, we’re expanding on the email list work we’ve done over the past few days. We’ve already looked at the basics, now lets see how we can get our optin rates skyrocketing with an attention grabbing optin box. I’ve got a tool for you today which will…

Why You Need a Mailing List for Your Podcast & How to do it

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 12 In this episode we’re talking mailing lists. If you’ve investigated online marketing at all in the past, then no doubt you’ve come across the concept of mailing lists. If not, then you’re about to discover one of the most important aspects of growing a great audience on the web,…

Creating Compelling Calls to Action on Your Podcasting Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 11 In the 11th episode of series 3 we’re talking calls to action. A call to action is an element of any page on the web that tries to convince a user to do a certain thing. This might be to buy a product, or to sign up to a…

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