38 minutes | Apr 21st 2020

Why We Retired Our Podcast Network

Did you know I once directed a podcast network? I retired it in spring 2019, and here are some lesson I hope can help you. The network's history I founded Noodle Mix Network (originally called “Noodle.mx Network,” but always pronounced the same) with the launch of The Audacity to Podcast in June 2010. My goal was to bring together like-minded podcasters with high-quality shows to grow together through synergy, community, support, crosspromotion, and sponsorship. Noodle Mix Network combined my pre-existing shows, the Ramen Noodle and Are You Just Watching, with a brand new show called The Audacity to Podcast. It since grew to host a wide variety of shows: the Ramen NoodleAre You Just WatchingThe Audacity to PodcastBeyond the To-Do ListThe Productive WomanChristian Meets WorldThe Sci-Phi ShowONCEWelcome to Level SevenWONDERLANDUnder the Dome RadioResurrection RevealedPodcasting Videos by The Audacity to PodcastInside the Podcasting Business What the network did well QualityBrandingRally for awardsSponsorships What the network did poorly Audience-relevant common themeCross-promotionCross-integrationFull and consistent community Why I retired the network Allow me to focus on fewer thingsGive each podcaster more room to expand Read my announcement post. Should you start or join a network? If run like a businessIf an obvious audience-relevant benefitNot if it's only a club For more information, I highly recommend Dave Jackson's episode of School of Podcasting (in which I'm a guest), “How to Start a Podcast Network: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.” Need podcasting help? If you need one-on-one help, or you haven't launched your podcast, yet, click here to request a personal coaching and consulting session and we'll connect you with a podcasting expert we trust! Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the show notesLeave a voicemail at (903) 231-2221Email feedback@TheAudacitytoPodcast.com (audio files welcome) Connect with me Subscribe to The Audacity to Podcast Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, other Android apps, or in your favorite podcast app.Join the Facebook PageSubscribe on YouTube for Podcasting Videos by The Audacity to PodcastFollow @theDanielJLewis Disclosure This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship. I may receive compensation from your actions through such links. However, I don't let that corrupt my perspective and I don't recommend only affiliates.
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