Gave up six figures to podcast for free
Rob Walch saved his life, marriage, and career with podcasting. He is Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. He gave up a six figure job to start podcasting in 2005. He has consulted on podcasting for Governor Bill Richardson, Senator John Edwards and the NBA Sacramento Kings.
Listen to find out the politician he regrets turning down for his podcast consulting services and the future of podcasting.
Below is a summary of our interview:
When in doubt, edit it out
We chat about Rob’s choice to leave a six figure job and struggles of making a living podcasting
Rob recounts what happened when savings was coming to an end
We talk about how he fell into his role at Libsyn.
Rob’s Work Now
Rob talks Podcasting 101 and what he does for podcasters at Libsyn
What’ Exciting Rob
Rob talks about the new possibilities for podcasters who want to make money at Libsyn
Book Rob Recommends: Anything by Philip K Dick
Helpful Internet Resource: Podcast411 and Digg
Helpful People: Paul K from PK&J Show, Dave Mensueto and CC Chapman
Helpful Habit: Cleaning out his inbox on his email
Top 3 tips for new podcasters
1. Pick a title that people would be searching for
2. Have some nice podcast art
3. Do a few episodes before you launch
How to follow Rob
Let Rob know how much you enjoy this show
Advice for podcasters…Do a subject that interests you. If there is another podcast on the same topic it’s okay. I Dream of Genie and Bewitched were basically the same thing.
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