Bumpers.fm for Podcasting
Have you heard of Bumpers.fm yet? Well it’s basically like a Periscope without video… so it’s essentially a podcast. But the nice thing is how easy it is to use. You can use to iPhone to record yourself (stream-of-consciousness style) and then when you’re done you can easily edit out the bits you don’t like. It’s got some crazy AI or something that can tell when you stop speaking or pause between words and you just tap on the bits you want to skip. You can also tag sections so it makes it easy for people to navigate your podcast, and add that nifty intro/outro music (though they have limited options right now). Then you upload a cover photo and hit publish. BOOM! You’re a podcaster now.
There are a couple of features that I and others have suggested that they are working on for future versions (i.e. scheduled posting, fine-grain editing controls, the ability to add in additional audio once you’re in the editor, etc) but for a first version it’s great! It really lowers the barrier to entry if you were thinking about podcasting.
Collaborating with Bloggers
This episode was inspired by a friend in one of the maker business Facebook groups that I am a member. She had reached out to a couple of bloggers but then was stuck at what to do next to get the ball rolling. There was some discussion on the post, but primarily people were just commenting “follow” because they didn’t know the answer either! This means that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t realized the power of blogger collaborations – it can make such a dramatic difference in your business!
If this is a question that you’ve had, then hopefully this short (seriously <10 minutes) podcast will help you gain the insight and the courage to take that leap into blogger promotion.
Best practices for maker/blogger promotional collaboration
Let me know what you think, and I would love to know what other topics or questions you would like to hear about next on The Handmade Entrepreneur!