Podcasters Unite!

Hello podcasters in the forum! Use this thread to

  1. introduce yourself :wave:
  2. link to your Patreon and/or podcast :microphone:
  3. share something you’d like help with :slight_smile:
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  1. Hi! I’m Sunny from American Sex Podcast.

  2. http://patreon.com/americansex & http://americansexpodcast.com

  3. I’m in the midst of refocusing & breathing new life into our Patreon offerings. I have a string of questions that pop up all the time, lol-- but right now my most pressing issue is getting Bonjoro to integrate with Patreon. I set up the automation on desktop and it’s marked as “on” but new patrons aren’t importing into Bonjoro (nor can I figure out how to/if I can import email addresses manually from places other than my personal contacts welcome my new folks). I popped onto the forum just now to search for answers (so far not finding any) when I saw this thread pop up. So, HI! :smile: :slight_smile:

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@Sunny! Thanks for being the first to say hello and for bringing up Bonjoro - I just made this thread for us to discuss that further :slight_smile:

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Perfect, thanks! I’ve already posted my issue there :slight_smile:

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Hi, my name is Ross Payton. I am a writer and podcaster. You can check my portfolio here http://www.slangdesign.com/portfolio/

I run Role Playing Public Radio, RPPR Actual Play, and I co-host and edit The Mixed Six podcasts:


http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/

Here’s my Patreon: http://patreon.com/rppr

I always appreciate help improving the marketing of my podcasts and keeping up with current trends in podcasting.

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Just wanted to hop in on this thread! Been podcasting since forever ago about art and activism. :smiley:

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I’m Sharon, from the Futility Closet podcast (“Forgotten Stories From the Pages of History”). https://www.futilitycloset.com/podcast/
https://www.patreon.com/futilitycloset

Besides needing more hours in the day, and a way to convert more of our listeners to patrons, one question I have is for ideas for other rewards. We think our $10 level is too weak, for example; we don’t tend to keep patrons at that level. Unfortunately, we need rewards that don’t require any outlay of time as we are already working day and night, 7 days a week, so that doesn’t leave a lot . . .

Happy to meet other podcasters though!!

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Set up merchandise through a site like Teepublic and offer a discount to $10 backers? That’s pretty low effort.

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That’s an interesting idea, but we’re looking for something a little more ongoing. Right now we offer the $10 patrons that they get thanked on an episode. Many of them seem to like that, but then once they are thanked, they are likely to drop to a lower level. I suppose we could thank them periodically on the show, but I don’t know if that would be meaningful to them. Our other levels offer more ongoing kind of rewards, but we haven’t been able to think of something that we’re not already offering at a different level that we could offer the $10 group.

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Hi everyone. I’m jumping into fray of this conversation a full EIGHT MONTHS after it ran its course, but punctuality has never been my strong point. This post is probably going to be more about me working out my problems as I type, and thereby making a promise to myself to stick with whatever I come up with, because now it’s in writing AND posted on the internet.

Hello. I’m Patrick Walsh, creator and host of “ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets Gay”, where we’ve been making the world a more fabulously creepy place since 2010.
https://www.screamqueenz.com
https://www.patreon.com/screamqueenz

The BIG ISSUE for me right now is the massive fundraiser I do every October. I put out a full length jam packed star studded episode every day for 21 days counting down the days to Halloween. And it’s all to raise money for New Alternatives, an organization in NYC that helps homeless LGBT teenagers get off the streets…not just for tonight, but for good…

Twenty one shows
Twenty one days.
50+ guests.
One exhausted podcaster.

Being that I wear all the hats on the show, every year it almost kills me.
I’ve already begun pre-production on the event, and even take a hiatus during July and August to record all the guest stuff in advance so that it’s polished and …well, done.

But this year is proving more difficult than most due to a falling our former tech guy, so now I also have to figure out email marketing and press releases and teaser ads on top of the regular flaming chainsaw juggling I’m used to. (Oh and the Patreon site has to be completely overhauled during the hiatus, because I was winging it when I put that thing together!)

But now that I’ve gone through some Patreon 101, I have to remember that my Patrons are my superfans, They are probably brimming with skill sets I’m not yet aware of, and would be happy to help out… if only I would ask.

So, I hereby promise to utilize this fantastic group of superfans to make them an even more integral part of the event than they would ever be just by listening to it.

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