497 – Will Watching TV Make or Keep You Poor?

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 20, 2017

Recently, a friend of mine posted a quote from John Rohn that said “Poor People Have Big TVs. Rich People Have Big Libraries.” Over the years, I’ve seen a number of successful entrepreneurs who wear the fact that they don’t watch television as a merit badge. I’ve even heard a few folks who have passed judgement on those who might enjoy binge watching a television series on Netflix.

In this episode, I share my very authentic response to this Jim Rohn quote. After that, I share a total of eight benefits that entrepreneurs can get by enjoying a great television show or more every now and then.

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In this week’s episode, I answer a question from a listener who’s mother had been diagnosed with dementia and where the content was sort of a journal of the mom’s progress. Family members had expressed concerns about the details being shared in the podcast and this person wanted my thoughts on how much personal information is okay to share in a podcast.

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What A Deep Dive Editing Session Looks Like

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 11, 2017

Since December 20005, I’ve created over 30 of my very own podcasts with over 3,600 podcast episodes. As you might imagine, I’ve become quite comfortable behind the microphone.

In fact, I’ve developed a method of creating content that I call “Live To Drive.” What this means is that I simply hit record on my recorder, I include everything I want to have in my episode, into the episode, as I am recording (including intro, outro or any other audio clips), and when I’m finished, I simply stop the recorder and I don’t do any editing on the episode at all. In these “Live To Drive” episodes, my audience gets to hear everything that happened during to recording of the episode without a single edit.

Now with that said, there are still times when I record a podcast where, afterward, I think to myself… “hmmm, I might want to do a bit of editing on this.” There have been some episodes where I recorded for as much as an hour and fifteen minutes and, after editing, the final episode that was released was only 43 minutes in length, after I finished cutting out significant portions of audio during the editing process.

Recently, I recorded a lengthy audio segment that I knew I wanted to include in episode 497 of Podcast Answer Man / The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. After recording it, I knew that I wanted to do a “deep dive edit” on this recording before allowing it to be published to my audience.

I decided to fire up my Facebook Live Stream to share my editing process with my community. Those who were watching live and who have watched the replay on Facebook said that they found this over the shoulder look into my process very helpful.

For this reason, I’ve decided to the recordings from my Facebook Live Stream with you here. You’ll notice that I broke the process into two separate Facebook Live Streams. The reason for this is that in the middle of editing, I needed to leave to go have dinner with my family. After I returned for dinner, I launched the second live stream and finished the editing of this audio segment.

I hope you enjoy.

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495 – Thoughts On Instagram And Facebook Live Streaming

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 6, 2017

In this week’s episode, I share some thoughts on using both Instagram and Facebook live streaming for building deeper relationships with your audience.

Here are the links to the products mentioned in the episode.
– Mobile Phone Tripod – PodcastAnswerMan.com/mobiletripod
– Mobile Phone Ring Light – PodcastAnswerMan.com/ringlight
– Smart Lav Plus Microphone – PodcastAnswerMan.com/smartlav

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494 – Video Emails & Breaking Up With SnapChat

March 30, 2017

Topics for this episode: 1) Social Media Marketing World 2017 Reflections. 2) Bomb Bomb Video Emails – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/bomb 3) Officially Breaking Up With SnapChat. 4) Health & Fitness Update 5) #TrainWithCliff is back! – http://TrainWithCliff.com

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493 – The Intrinsic Morality of Business

March 23, 2017

In this week’s episode, I talk about some of the thoughts shared in the first section of the book Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Essentially, if you believe that making money is a selfish activity, it will undermine your chances of financial success. I hope that this episode will be a catalyst for […]

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492 – Is Wealth A Limited Resource? And Is The Pursuit of Wealth Wrong?

March 17, 2017

In this week’s episode, I talk about having wealth, defined as “having more than you need to survive. For most of my life, I had considered wealth as a limited resource. I also grew up thinking the the pursuit of having more than I needed to survive was wrong. By listening, you’ll learn how my […]

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491 There Is No Shame In Accepting Money For The Service You Provide

March 9, 2017

In this week’s episode, I share a podcast episode that inspired me greatly this week. I talk about how I can be super passionate about a topic that I want to cover in my show, but how that passion can die down if I put off recording about it for a few days. And most […]

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490 The Value of Sales Training

March 3, 2017

In this week’s episode, I share some entrepreneurial thoughts that have been on my mind over the past week. I also share the number one skill that has helped me more than anything else as it relates to the growth and success of my online business.

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22 Tips For Better Podcast Interviews

February 18, 2017

One of the benefits of having a podcast is the ability to connect with people who you might not, otherwise, be able to connect with. By building a loyal audience around a particular niche focus, you have something of great value to offer to others. Exposure to your community. Inviting leading industry experts, your favorite […]

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489 – Support Ticket Systems And WordPress Themes

February 17, 2017

In this week’s episode, I’m joined, once again, by my great friend, Mark Mason. Mark joined me to have a discussion about the various options that we had considered for implementing a email support ticket system into our online businesses and which one we both ended up using. We also talk about WordPress themes and […]

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488 – Could Working For Free Hinder The Growth of Your Business?

February 9, 2017

This week’s episode is a bit unique. I was recently watching a SnapChat story from my friend, Sarah Stahl, where she was talking about how difficult it is to grow your own business. I can certainly relate to experiencing the struggles that one goes through when getting a business off the ground. However, Sarah shared […]

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The Benefits of Audio Podcasting

February 8, 2017
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487 – You And Your Experience Are Your Competitive Advantage

February 2, 2017

Liz recently asked… “Hi Cliff! I have a question regarding being transparent, especially with things you’re working on and the challenges/obstacles you face in your day-to-day work life. Do you ever worry about giving away the “secret sauce” about your biz as you’re sharing what you’re working on and your goals? Do you think that […]

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486 – PLF Product Launch Fatigue – Excessive Product Promotion Trend

January 27, 2017

In this week’s episode, I invite my great friend, Ray Edwards, to join me for a conversation about something that has been on my mind a lot lately. There seems to be a growing trend, within the podcasting community, to pollute the content stream with excessive product promotion.

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485 – Injecting More of YOU Into Your Podcast

January 20, 2017

In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of including a little bit more of your personal life and thoughts into your podcast. I also talk about how I choose to prioritize my days, another amazing benefit of having a weekly email newsletter and thoughts on people who leave negative reviews on iTunes.

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484 – What Is The Best Social Media Platform To Promote Your Podcast?

January 13, 2017

In this week’s episode, I share why I have gone heavy into video production mode this week, what additional camera I would love to purchase and how awesome it is when content starts to feed other content. There’s actually a whole lot more in there as well. I hope you enjoy.

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483 – Starting The Year With Massive Action

January 5, 2017

In this week’s episode I’m excited to share the massive action that I’ve taken to start this year by marking off another major project off my priority list. I also share my goals for 2017. Links Mentioned In This Episode: – New Kajabi Affiliate Link – Social Media Marketing World Affiliate Link – Podcast Movement […]

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Coming Up With Content Ideas For Your Podcast

January 5, 2017

Since December 2005, I’ve produced a total of 30 podcasts with more than 3,600 of my very own podcast episodes. One question that I’m asked quite often is… “How do you consistently come up with new content for your podcast(s)?” I covered this topic in the middle of one of my podcast episodes a few […]

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482 – Consistency For The Sake of Being Consistent

December 30, 2016

Earlier this year, I made a commitment that I would publish a new episode of this podcast by 5am on Friday, every week in 2016. I am happy to report that I have made good on this promise. Recently someone suggested that this type of commitment might come with problems, that for some, it might […]

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481 – What I Learned From My Year of Identity

December 22, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share a few thoughts about what I’ve learned about myself and my brand throughout this year as I was laser focused on seeking greater discernment about my identity moving forward. App Mentioned In The Episode In the open of the episode, I talked about the iOS app called UMMO.

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480 – He Decided To Just Get Started And See What Happened

December 15, 2016

What if my podcast is so successful that I have less time to podcast? Andrienne Olsen recently sent me an email saying… “I have a question for you. The time management piece of this is tricky for me. The more I get the podcast and training materials up, the more clients I get, and less […]

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479 – Why Being Authentic Matters

December 9, 2016

In college, I was a theatre minor. In acting classes, they teach you that regardless what is going on in your real life, you simply must put it aside when you are on the stage. You are there to perform for the audience and you are expected to “play the character” that is prescribed for […]

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478 – Black Friday Sale Automation: How I generated thousands while on vacation with my family.

December 1, 2016

Truly Passive Income: In this week’s episode, I share a step by step breakdown of how I set up each part of the automation for my Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale. After this setup process, my family and I headed out to NYC for Thanksgiving. I was away for five whole days and didn’t […]

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477 – How To Avoid Overwhelm, Stress And Burnout

November 23, 2016

When you are trying to get something new off the ground, there seems to be an ever increasing list of high priority projects that need to be accomplished. I know, from personal experience, that trying to do too much can be overwhelming, stressful and potentially lead to burnout. In this week’s podcast, I share five […]

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476 – A Framework For Starting An Online Business

November 18, 2016

A few months ago, my great friend, Ray Edwards, shared a series of podcast episodes where he broke down the framework that he has developed for those who are looking to start an online business. I invited Ray to come and share the seven phases of his framework, with my community, in this week’s episode. […]

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475 – New & Noteworthy – What To Do If You Missed Your Window of Opportunity

November 10, 2016

In this week’s episode I share my advice for those who feel that they missed their “window of opportunity” with New & Noteworthy. I also share the initial results following the official launch of my new email strategy.

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474 – A Fun Interview Format

November 3, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share my recent experience of being interviewed by my friend Dan Faulknor. Dan had just launched a new podcast called This Could Be Interesting. I had such a great time during this interview due to the format of his show and the software solution that he came up with to […]

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473 – Email Strategy Continued – 30 Reasons Why You Will Want To Join My Mailing List

October 27, 2016

In this week’s episode, I give a peak into the type of content that I’ll be sharing in my weekly podcast development newsletter over the next thirty weeks.

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472 – My Email Strategy Is Coming Together

October 20, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share the decisions that I’ve made as it relates to my email strategy.

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471 – Why I Switched From Aweber To ConvertKit

October 14, 2016

I’ve finally done something that I’ve been wanting to do for more than a year. I’ve moved my mailing list to ConvertKit (Affiliate Link) and completely deleted my Aweber account. In this podcast episode, I invite my great friend, Mark Mason, to join me so that I can share all the reasons for this change […]

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470 – Why You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World

October 7, 2016

The Power of Conferences In this week’s episode, I have a conversation with my great friend, Mike Stelzner. Michael is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind the single greatest social media conference, Social Media Marketing World. He is also host of the […]

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469 What I’ve Been Working On In My Business

September 29, 2016

Over the past several months, I’ve been sharing a lot about things that I need to do in my business and things that I want to do in my business. However, in this week’s episode, I talk about things that I have actually accomplished in my business over the past few weeks. In the episode, […]

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468 – What You Believe Will Shape Your Future

September 22, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share why I recently went three full weeks without listening to a single podcast episode. I also share one of the most valuable resources that I’ve created for myself that helps me to better process every decision I make in life.

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467 – Can You Really Change The World?

September 16, 2016

I was recently invited to be a guest on Leslie Samuel’s podcast. He had invited me to come onto his show to talk about the topic of how to sell high priced products from your blog. However, very early interview, Leslie decided to ask “Cliff, do you really think that you can change the world?” […]

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466 – How Luria Petrucci Saw Podcasting As An Opportunity To Change Her Life

September 9, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share an interview with Luria Petrucci (formerly known as Cali Lewis). Luria was one of the first video podcasters whose videos have been viewed over ONE BILLION TIMES. Luria transparently and authentically shared what her entrepreneurial journey has been up to this point. I am confident that you will enjoy […]

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