Rob Walch host of Today in iOs and VP at Libsyn

Rob Walch

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

His Journey

We chat about Rob’s choice to leave a six figure job and struggles of making a living podcasting

Low Point

Rob recounts what happened when savings was coming to an end

Aha Moment

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

Lightning Round

Book Rob Recommends: Anything by Philip K Dick

Try Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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

Today in iOS Site

Twitter: @podcast411

Let Rob know how much you enjoy this show

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Parting Words

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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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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