Hi! I’m glad you’re here.
First, let me say that I’m flattered you chose me to be a part of your podcast. I know it takes a lot of work to run a successful show and it can be difficult to hand some of it over. My goal is to help craft your audio with seamless edits and production to enhance the listener’s experience. Please feel free to ask me questions any time and offer feedback. I’m here to make your life easier.
Now, let’s get to some of my FAQ from new clients:
How do I send You my files?
My preference is for you to share access to a Google Drive folder where you will upload all of your content. The main folder should be titled your show name and new folders should be added for every episode.
You may send files via Dropbox, but please be sure to send me direct links to download the files, not shared access to your Dropbox.
WHere Do I find Music for my podcast?
There are heaps of fantastic music resources. My top recommendations are Art List, Epidemic Sound, or searching Souncloud for royalty-free (or creative commons) music. If you’re feeling really fancy, you can have a custom song created for you through Songfinch.
How far in advance do you need my audio?
A week, if possible. I know it can be hard to stay on schedule, especially when it comes to recording interviews, so I build flexibility into my schedule. What I ask is that you please notify me if your audio is going to be delayed so I can accomodate you. Raw audio delivered with less than a 48-hour turn around time may be subject to a rush fee. I will always let you know as soon as possible if I cannot deliver the episode by your deadline.
Can you help me get advertising?
Ad sales aren’t currently part of my services. However, regardless of your stats, affiliate links are a great way to recoup some of your expenses. If there’s a program or product that you refer to often or something that you just personally love, check to see if the company offers an affiliate program. When you partner with them, you get money every time someone uses your promo code or link to purchase the product. If you can’t think of an advertiser that fits your show’s demographic, consider starting with Audible. If they listen to podcasts, there’s a solid chance they also listen to audio books.
If your show is attracting a larger audience, you may be eligable for monitization through larger podcast ad agencies like AdvertiseCast (minimum of 1,000 downloads per episode) or Audioboom (minimum of 10,000 plays per month).
This particular episode is longer than usual. will there be an upcharge?
Possibly. I’m pretty flexible when it comes to raw audio length, but if your raw audio comes decidely longer than it’s typical run-time, you may incur an upcharge. I will notify you by email of the upcharge before I perform any edits.
I’m having recording issues. can you help me?
Since there are so many different types of programs, equipment and ways to set up your studio, I can’t guarentee that I can solve your problem, but I’ll do my best. If I can’t help, I’m happy to direct you to resources that should assist you. If you need answers quickly and I am unavailable, start by Googling it or asking a Facebook podcast group.
Oops! My audio is damaged. Can you repair it?
I’ll do my best, but some problems are easier to solve than others. If you hear a problem before or while you record, it’s always best to address it then. I know it’s embarrassing to hold up a guest with technical issues, but it’s more embarrassing to waste their time recording an unsalvagable interview. (Trust me, I’ve done it.)
How do i pay you?
I invoice monthly through Quickbooks. Online payments are accepted through PayPal, Venmo, Cash App or Zelle and are due within 30 days of the invoice date. I also accept checks.
What other resources do you recommend?
Libsyn for hosting
Audacity for FREE editing
Call Recorder for recording
Adobe Audition for recording/editing/production
Soundcloud for FREE royalty-free music
Canva for FREE album design/social media graphics