Quality Note: Because this session was a “spur of the moment” thing, we were lucky to get any sort of audio recording at all. It was recorded on an iPhone so please forgive the quality.
While attending Nerdtacular 2013, I had several folks pull me aside to ask me questions about the business side of podcasting. I have been making a living from podcasting since 2006 and my wife Nicole just recently starting working for our business as well, so while I don’t consider myself some sort of guru, I am always willing to share my personal experiences in hopes that it might help someone else.
After several requests, I suggested to Nicole that we should probably set up a panel next year. Her reply? “Let’s set up a panel today!” So we got together a couple of our closest and most successful friends (who also happen to make money online) and held an impromptu discussion/Q&A.
Marc Spagnuolo and Nicole Spagnuolo from The Wood Whisperer. (@woodwhisperer, @nicolespag)
Stephen Schleicher from MajorSpoilers. (@majorspoilers)
Mark Turpin (Turpster) from The Yogscast. (@The_T)
Our discussion covers a great deal of ground from sponsorships, to business entities, to advertising, to respecting your audience. Again, none of us claim to be experts in the area of podcasting for profit. We simply love the stuff we talk about and somehow figured out a way to make money from it. We hope you find this useful.