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DIY Sponsorships: Pitching Sponsors, Setting Prices and Making Money for Indie Podcasts (PodCon 2019 Workshop)

You don’t need an agent or 30,000 downloads to get sponsors for your podcast. Learn how to write a great pitch, set prices for your show, find potential sponsors, and incorporate ads into your episodes—the right way. Whether you’re an industry vet or an enthusiastic newcomer, a solo podcaster or part of a team, you’ll gain from this audio replay valuable information and a plan for your own sponsor outreach.

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More Pre-Pro, Less Problems: A Comprehensive Guide to Podcast Pre-Production (PodCon 2019 Workshop)

Wait! Before you press the big publish button—are you really ready to go? There are so many details to get right before you release the first episode of your podcast. Get the skinny on how to set your show up for success with pre-launch market research; stirring up buzz with social media; making your podcast accessible for all listeners; and taking care of business as you set up your team.

Whether you’re planning to launch a new show, or want to make sure your existing podcasts are ready to grow to new heights, you’ll walk away from this playback of our PodCon 2019 workshop with resources and checklists to make your life easier and your show better.

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Monetization, Community Building and Social Media for Podcasts (PodCon 2017 Workshop)

Amanda, Julia and Eric Silver from Join the Party led a workshop at PodCon 2017 on how to grow your community, make money, and market your podcast. We had a ton of fun and met a lot of incredible podcasters! 

The audio from the session is below. Our slide deck is here, the session handout (great for taking notes!) is here, and notes are below. Let us know what you think! We're @shessomickey, @juliaschifini and @el_silvero, and the workshop hashtag is #podconcommunity.

How to Start & Grow A Podcast

In February 2017, the Spirits team led a workshop called "Podcasting from A to Z" at Nerdcon: Nerdfighteria. You can watch the recording of the panel below, and access the presentation slides here.

For more in-depth resources, check out Amanda's blog. Our friend Zach Valenti also published a comprehensive guide to podcast equipment and editing here.