If you have something to say, say it! Podcasting allows you to not only say what's on your mind or provide insights into your industry; it also allows you to help people. Although it may not seem like it, podcasting is a great way to collect passive income as you grow your viewer base and bring on sponsors for your shows.
Becoming a pro-podcaster may require some start-up money, but there are ways to start up quickly without dropping a fortune.
Podcaster VBOs record, manage, edit, and transmit podcasts to listeners all over the world. Although they're typically audio only, there has been an uptick in video-based podcasts, or "vodcasts". Podcasts tend to have an interview segment, so research and interviewing skills are necessary for this role. To do it right, VBOs looking to get into podcasting should expect to spend at least a bit of money on equipment like microphones, recorders, audio editing software, and of course, a computer.
While it may not seem like a lucrative business on its face, many podcasters have found success monetizing their podcasts by offering sponsorships from other businesses. The podcast trend is huge right now and is expected to continue growing over the next several years.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Podcaster VBO:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Podcaster
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We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Podcaster. If you have questions about becoming a Podcaster, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
The typical business model for a podcast is similar to that of a blogger. Since it is not typical for bloggers or podcasters to charge for their content, they often make their money from promoting their own solutions or those of a company that has a relevant offering. Getting started, it is often easiest to create affiliate relationships to monetize your podcast audience. As the audience grows along with your knowledge, you may want to consider creating your own solutions. Examples of this might be online courses, ebooks, templates, or supporting SaaS products.
The Podcast Host
The Podcast Host blog offers tons of info on podcasts and is great for new podcasters looking to grow their audience.
Buzzsprout's blog is one of the best in the industry. The blog is very well-designed, easy to navigate, and offers useful advice for podcasters of any level.
School of Podcasting
The School of Podcasting blog helps beginners to discover the power of podcasting. They offer tips and insights, allowing you to avoid the most common mistakes podcasters make.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.
While the name implies that Copywriters just write, that couldn't be further from the truth. Copywriters do everything from research on current marketing trends, understanding client psychology, to finding quality stock images that complement their writing, and more. Unlike other writers such as novelists and journalists, Copywriters typically create copy for clients to promote their business.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Copywriter:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a copywriter
High-Converting Copywriter For Manufacturers of Medical Equipment
In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Copywriter. If you have questions about becoming a Copywriter VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
As a copywriter, the research we did showed a range for the hourly rate from $45.00 to $105.00 per hour. The majority seemed to fall within the $55.00 - $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
Direct Creative's blog is designed to help copywriters be the best they can. It offers a ton of great information on copywriting, including tips and help articles.
Success Works's blog provides powerful information on SEO-rich copywriting. It's easy to understand and great for beginners.
Doris & Bertie
Doris & Bertie's blog is a humorous take on copywriting for everyone. It's easy to follow and offers excellent writing tips.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.