• Monetize with Merch
    Looking for a way to make money with your show without spending any money? There is a way: merch. Short for "merchandise". Lots of podcasters use merch as a way to monetize their shows. Some even use merch so they can podcast full time. Realistically, most podcasters won't sell enough merch to do it full time, but they can make some extra money selling show-related merch. Find out how they do it. Without spending money. Agenda: 6:30 pm Networking 7:00 pm Introductions and announcements 7:05 pm Presentation Don't forget - free pizza courtesy of Improving. See you there!

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • How to make money selling physical products
    There are many ways to monetize your podcast—you can run ads, find coaching clients, create a membership site—all kinds of ways. But if you want to go for the big bucks and maybe even do this full time, you ought to consider selling physical products. You can find products you can sell on your existing podcast. Or you can find products to sell first and then create a podcast to market those products. Steve Kuntz has recently left the Corporate World after 28 years in the Information Technology Industry and entered the entrepreneur space. He has been building his Amazon business over the last 5 years and is ready to make that his full-time job! Steve was in the Information Technology Industry for over 25 years working for several Texas-based companies including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Neiman Marcus, and Zales Corporation. Steve is currently the Organizer of the Dallas Interactive Marketing & Internet SEO/SEM Meetup Group which was formed in 2008. They hold monthly meetings and cover a wide range of topics from SEO, SEM, PPC, Social Media, Web 2.0, and other current technologies. The group currently has over 1,800 members. Steve is a frequent speaker at local Meetups and conferences in the DFW area on Social Media, SEO, and other topics. Steve received his degree in Computer Information Systems from Mayville State University and currently resides in Coppell, TX. Agenda: 6:30 Networking and pizza 7:00 Introductions 7:05 Presentation Free pizza courtesy of Improving! See you there!

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Podcast Positioning
    Podcast Positioning The 3-Step Process for Constructing a Unique Podcast That Will Attract (and Retain) Your Ideal Audience Get this: there are more than 525,000 active shows on Apple Podcasts, with more than 18.5 million episodes available. So if you're questioning whether your podcast has a chance to get noticed and find listeners ... you're not crazy, and you're certainly not alone. But this is not cause for despair. In fact, all this noise actually presents an opportunity IF you know how to clearly communicate your U.S.P. -- i.e. your Unique Show Positioning. The smart, strategic positioning of your show is what will allow you to cut through the noise and build an audience of connected listeners. In this presentation, Jerod Morris, host of The Showrunner, will describe the three-step process he and others have used to construct unique podcasts that succeed in crowded markets. Agenda: 6:30 PM Networking 7:00 PM Introductions 7:05 PM Presentation Once again, pizza and drinks are provided free, courtesy of Improving! See you there!

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Podcast Workshop
    Something different this month. We’re going to work together to improve each other’s podcast. If you have a show and want to improve it, we’ve got you covered. If you want critiques and suggestions for improvement- we can do that. If you haven’t launched your show yet - bring your ideas and questions. We’ll figure out how to help you launch your show for more impact. This is for newbies and experienced podcasters. The focus is on you and your show this month. Let’s get after it! Agenda: 6:30 pm Networking 7:00 pm Announcements 7:05 pm Here we go! Once again, free pizza and drinks courtesy of Improving.

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Cool Tools for Podcasters - April Meetup
    Are you a new podcaster or interested in learning about podcasting? Are you an experienced podcaster and want to produce a better show? This is the Meetup for you! We're going to review several tools and resources for podcasters - from basic podcast equipment to serious tools for anyone who wants to take their show "to the next level". Wondering what microphone to buy? Interested in an online course on the how-tos of podcasting? Looking for the piece of audio hardware to make your voice and show sound more "professional"? Do you need to find music for your podcast? Whether you've never podcasted before or you've been doing it since 2004, you're going to learn about podcasting resources that will help make you a better podcaster. You don't want to miss this!!! Agenda: 6:30 Networking and munching on free food and drinking free drinks 7:00 Introductions 7:05 The presentation begins As always, thanks to Improving for providing the location, food, and drinks. See you April 3rd!

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    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Podcast Dallas, Tues, March 6: How to Make and Market a Podcast
    SPECIAL LOCATION FOR MARCH MEETUP ONLY!!! I'm excited to announce Tim Vasquez of The Launch Podcast - http://on-airmedia.com/shows/the-launch-with-tim-vasquez/ - will be presenting in March. If you haven't seen or heard The Launch, you're in for a real treat! If you haven't met or heard Tim speak, you're in for an even bigger treat! And we'll be meeting at his studio! This is your chance to go and see what a professional production studio looks like. You'll learn * the benefits of a podcast/videocast for your business or message * live streaming your show! * taking questions from your listeners and viewers - live! * how to get interviews * for all podcasters of all levels We'll even try to live stream the meetup! You don't want to miss this!!! RSVP NOW!!! Seats are limited!

    On Air Media

    6500 Harry Hines Blvd · Dallas, tx

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  • Start off strong in 2018 - Podcast Dallas February Meetup
    • What we'll do Happy 2018! I am excited to announce - for our February Meetup - Sean Jackson will be our presenter. He asked what he could talk about and I mentioned many of our members want to grow their audience, make better shows, and find ways to monetize them. If you're a new podcaster or an established pro, you don't want to miss this. If you've never heard Sean speak, you're in for a treat. He is a passionate, inspiring, and entertaining speaker. I personally can't wait to hear him. BIO: Sean Jackson is a founding partner of Rainmaker Digital (formerly Copyblogger) - creators of Copyblogger.com, StudioPress/Genesis, Rainmaker Platform and other online products/services. Sean is also the host of several podcast shows including The Missing Link (Top 10 Content Marketing programs according to LinkedIn), The Digital Entrepreneur, Site Success and Members Only. Often referred to as the "Geek that Speaks," Sean has a true passion for technology and how it is applied to the needs of marketing. Sean is an active member of the Dallas business community in leadership roles with DFW Search Marketing Association and is a Past President of the Dallas Ad League. AGENDA 6:30 pm Networking (why not check out each other's shows and leave reviews?) 7:00 pm Welcome 7:10 pm Presentation Free pizza and drinks, courtesy of Improving!

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    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Podcast Dallas - Tue, Dec 5: Social Media Tactics that Actually Work (updated)
    Social Media Tactics that Actually Work! Presented by Lissa Duty Social media has leveled the playing field for the SMB. Businesses of all shapes and sizes can connect with prospective customers at a moment’s notice. Any business can now create a Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram – but it doesn’t mean they should! Understanding where your audience is, what they expect and how to reach them is essential. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of creating a social media strategy. Learn why you should stop posting just to be posting, and how to build a community of brand advocates and future customers. Lissa will also share tools and tips on posting, writing weekly content and creating evergreen content that translates well across social platforms. Podcasting is powerful, but you need a solid foundation to promote it successfully on social media. Lissa will share how to create this in this presentation. Bio Lissa Duty is a social media coach, speaker, trainer and author of 25 Tips to Twitter Success: Learn How To Market Yourself, Brand and Business Online and co-author of Your LinkedIn Professional Network: How to Connect, Optimize, and Implement for Success. In 2009, she discovered she had a passion for digital marketing and a natural talent for leveraging social media platforms to brand clients and businesses. Lissa can be found speaking around D/FW at conferences, local chambers, and groups about leveraging social media and the importance of online branding. She does all this while balancing her many responsibilities at her own companies, Rocks Digital and LissaDuty.com, plus providing social media coaching and group training classes. Lissa also serves as publisher of Rocks Digital, a year-round blogging website whose mission is to provide the resources, information, and insights to stay on the forefront on digital marketing. Rocks Digital is the home website to one of the largest digital marketing conferences in Texas, Rocks Digital Marketing Conference, organized by Lissa annually. Connect with Lissa on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @LissaDuty. Just Google “Lissa Duty” and you’ll find an endless stream of opportunities to learn more about her, her contribution to social media and the community. Agenda: 6:30 pm Networking (including free pizza and drinks courtesy of Improving) 7:00 pm Introductions 7:10 pm Presentation See you there!

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • Next generation podcasts: taking it to the next level
    Podcasting is changing. What worked just two or three years ago doesn't necessarily work anymore. This is an exciting time of podcast growth and change. At this Meetup we're going to talk about: • How to upgrade your podcast to a next-generation podcast • How to improve your podcast game without spending more money (or not much money) • How some of the top podcasters are re-inventing their shows • How new podcast competition can be a GOOD thing We'll take a look (or listen) to some examples of some of these next-gen podcasts so you can see (hear) for yourself the future of podcasting. If you're a podcasting newbie or a podcast veteran, this presentation could be a game-changer. I look forward to seeing you in November! -Mitch AGENDA: 6:30 Networking - includes free pizza and drinks (courtesy of Improving) 7:00 Announcements 7:15 Meetup begins! See you then!

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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  • The Power of Local Podcasts
    Discover how to create a local podcast that tells the stories of your community, city, state, local church, or local team. Jason Norris, the host and producer of Podcast Local, will share what he’s discovered about the power of podcasting for a geographic area. He will also give you 10 ways you can start a local podcast before Thanksgiving! Bonus: Get a behind-the-scenes peek at a brand new podcast for the city of Richardson, Texas! Find out more at http://PodcastLocal.com (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FPodcastLocal.com%2F&h=ATPsgiHpRoczRxDwtA5N4Ro66fX-bUMB7wrFRKtnCuUIFX6KYhBop6zTOAi1ikSS8-Is4QY_JvQu-RTope_oQLhI4BNAaDHQlRdk7hxwbMJOU95Rh2P2OwyVRM1Z34NEfk11BZIk) More details to follow...

    Improving

    5445 Legacy Dr Suite 100 · Plano, TX

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