- Moby – The Fire Show
- Will – This Is So Dumb
- Kyle – Everyday Superhumans
- Thom – Driven Insights (not published) & another great podcast idea
- Owais – Crushing It
Small group but BIG discussion at the April Meetup.
We centered a lot of the conversation at this meetup on the upcoming Outliers Podcast Festival here in Austin! Moby inquired about what type of content we would like to see or that would benefit us the most and away the discussion went.
Promotion & Monetization
This is a big conversation in the community and a core of the discussion we had at our March meetup. As podcasters, we are always seeking ways to promote our podcast to gain more listeners and to capture ways to monetize them. This includes varying methods such as Patreon, affiliate marketing and sponsorships.
To LLC or Not?
You have the money rolling in, but now what? Many independent creators, whether you are a lettering artist, or writer, find themselves in sticker shock when they discover that they should have been paying taxes on their income but do you need to form an LLC or not?
Disclaimer: You should consult a lawyer & CPA.
In my opinion, no. Forming an LLC is for the purpose of separating your personal assets from your business but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat your podcast as a business because it is. You’re a Sole Proprietor, or a General Partnership if you podcast with someone. Keep your financial accounts separate as it makes it easy for reporting when tax time comes, such as deducting your subscriptions to services you use for your podcast. Of course, this is just in my experience and we discussed this a bit further in our meetup. In addition to speaking with lawyers and CPA’s regarding what’s needed and performing my own research, I have also watched a few videos online from lawyers on the matter. One such to get you started is 180 Law Co.
- Next coffee meetup is TBD
- Outliers Podcast Festival (in Austin) May 17-18 – Use code “austincreator” for 15% off!
- HearNow Festival – Kansas City June 20 – 23
- Podcast Movement – Orlando Florida – Aug 13-16
- Resources Page – A collection of podcast resources from the community
- Links Page – A bookmark of our most important links
Until next time!