Question of the Week – How Does an Email Become a Podcast?

Visual equation of making a podcast

Lots of people say they want to “monetize this” or “new revenue stream that.” But when you look at what they offer, it’s just a bunch of ideas, not practical tips and certainly not hands-on service.

At Voicework On Demand, Inc., we believe that you’re one smart cookie and can do things for yourself. Heck, that’s why you decided to be a solopreneur or an entrepreneur. You have the can-do spirit that built this country, and if you have the tools and the knowledge base, you can probably make your own podcast, too! Continue reading Question of the Week – How Does an Email Become a Podcast?

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Question of the Week – Seven Ideas for Monetizing Content

The official symbol of AustraliaThis week’s question of the week came from “down under” where the weather is turning colder and people are getting focused on business instead of shrimps on the barbie.

The question is – how do speakers, writers, trainers and coaches typically monetize their content?

There are as many great ideas for content monetization as there are  creative speakers, writers, trainers and coaches! The fun thing is, since I work with so many thought leaders, I get to brainstorm uses for their content with them, suggest ideas and also learn from them about ideas that have worked before. So here, in no particular order, are products we’ve developed with clients: Continue reading Question of the Week – Seven Ideas for Monetizing Content

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Question of the Week – Audio Book Production

Do you get a lot of random questions?

I love the Internet, because it allows us to look up nearly everything we need to know. For instance, as the world is remembering the 100th anniversary of the launch, then sinking, of the Titanic, people are talking about bloopers in the Titanic movie, which sent me to Google to find a list.

Photo of the cruise ship Titanic in harbor in England
Geez – for a big-budget movie, they sure made a lot of mistakes! Continue reading Question of the Week – Audio Book Production

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“Voice of Authority” Audio Book Is Out & Saving Managers Everywhere!

the cover of the audio book, The Voice of AuthorityHave you read Dianna Booher‘s book, “The Voice of Authority?” It’s a must-read for anyone who manages even one employee, and has been the go-to manual for many Fortune 500 C-level managers.

But you’re too busy to read? You’d rather listen to a book when you have some windshield time, or when you’re logging time on the treadmill or stair machine?

You’re in luck – the audio version is now available for download. It’s every word of Dianna’s book, read to you so you can multitask like the busy executive you are!

Read the reviews, then “read” Dianna’s book your way – with your ears!

Enjoy!

Sandy Weaver Carman
CEO, Voicework On Demand, Inc.

I partner with people and companies who want to take work they’ve already done and create a new revenue stream.
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Talking Audio Books, Revenue Streams and Mom’s Best Advice with TE Best

Today I had the honor of being Tammie’s first guest of the year on her radio show. We covered a lot in a short period of time, so if you’d like to know more about audio books, new revenue streams and more, take the next 23 minutes to listen to Tammie’s show.

Do you have a question? I’d love to hear it, and maybe answer it right here. Helping people monetize their content is what we do!

 

Sandy Weaver Carman
CEO, Voicework on Demand, Inc.

I partner with writers, speakers, trainers and coaches, taking work they’ve already done and turning it into a new revenue stream. Ready to get your feet wet?

 

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7 Steps to Becoming a Celebrity Expert

The world is looking for experts. Perhaps you know one, up close and personally. Perhaps it’s you.

In just a generation, we’ve gone from daily newspapers and the evening news to Google news alerts, Facebook shares and tweets as our primary sources for information gathering. And we’ve begun looking at those who provide the best information as experts. If they have a book, then their expert status is elevated even higher.

Are you an expert? Do you have a book? And do you provide your expertise and insights freely and often? Then you’re part of the new wave of celebrities, though you may not feel like it just yet. Here are seven things you can implement quickly to be on your way to Celebrity Expert status: Continue reading 7 Steps to Becoming a Celebrity Expert

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Audio Books vs Book-Books – two great articles

Audio books have become quite mainstream, and authors are offering their written words up as spoken ones, in order to broaden the readership of their works. The New York Times and a website called PsychCentral have both published really interesting articles comparing and contrasting the reading experience of audio books vs. book-books. Enjoy!

The New York Times article

 

The PsychCentral artcle

Do you have a question? I’d love to hear it, and maybe answer it right here. Helping people monetize their content is what we do!

 

Sandy Weaver Carman
CEO, Voicework on Demand, Inc.

I partner with writers, speakers, trainers and coaches, taking work they’ve already done and turning it into a new revenue stream. Ready to get your feet wet?

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How Coaches Can Use Audio to Reach More Clients

Sure there’s a recession, and yes, the federal government is trying to find ways to fix it quickly, but as a smart business owner, you know that the solution isn’t coming from the capitol…it’s coming from us. It’s up to us to do what small and medium-sized business owners have always done…get smart about spending our money in order to expand the reach of our offerings.

Right now, the industries that are seeing a level amount of revenue are the recession-proof ones: auto mechanics, plumbers, used-car dealerships, crime-prevention, etc. The industries that are seeing growth are the ones to whom out-of-work people turn when they’re looking to improve their skills, their image, or explore other options in employment. Life coaches, sales coaches, business coaches, and speech coaches are all in demand right now as the unemployment numbers rise and people look for ways to stand out and get hired or re-tool for the next career option. Continue reading How Coaches Can Use Audio to Reach More Clients

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Enhance Your Website with Audio – Here’s Why

Would most viewers watch tv with the sound off? No…audio enhances the presentation. And since most computers have speakers, most websites should use audio to enhance their presentation, too.

With the current economic slump, business owners are looking at ways to improve on what they already have, hopefully quickly and preferably inexpensively. Some are taking collateral materials from their business, articles they’ve written and even their own website text and turning it into audio, either for sale or to exchange for contact information of prospects. Continue reading Enhance Your Website with Audio – Here’s Why

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