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  • Nancy Myrland

    Great, thoughtful video, Pat…thank you. Question: What kind of camera do you have connected to your computer for this live stream? Thanks! Nancy

  • Getting2Hired

    Replay – Video to do next: Analytics breakdown! How do you leverage or effectively execute on the data?

    Great to have met you at #VidSummit2017! Looking forward to seeing you again at #VidSummit2018. (Canadian Naval Vet)

  • Vilma Betancourt

    I would like to see you do a "whiteboard" style live video showing the processes you have implemented for the creation and publishing of your podcasts (how do you come up with subject matter, any research, reaching out to experts in that particular industry, etc.). In other words, can we rent space in your brain? We just want a peek so we can follow your lead. I think I would've picked starting out with podcasting although I would have to practice speaking slowly and lower my voice a few decimals. I would need training!! Thank you for another great video.

  • Katie Hornor

    I'm just getting started with Alexa Flash Briefings Pat. I think it'd be cool to see a comparison of those vs. podcast.

  • Karen Taggart

    I'd love to see blogging (written form) v. podcast v. YouTube. Even touching on some examples of which types of topics are great for each one would be awesome. Thanks Pat! 🙂

  • Jayson Davies

    Hey #TeamFlynn,

    I would love to see a live video about your team and what they are doing behind the camera while you are live. Maybe also the technology behind it. Those banners you were putting up at the bottom of the screen, were you queing those up? how so?

    Thanks

  • Under the Capes

    Great info Pat! This helped me realize why "syndicating" my podcast on YouTube isn't really working and why I need to create more unique content to see YouTube fly. Would love more info on creating cross platform content or how to fix the problems with each channel you identified here like how to improve podcast engagement or YouTube consumption. Started with and still love your podcast too btw

  • Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time

    On average I get around 2K views per day on my podcast and only about 60 (yes SIXTY) per day on my youtube channel.

  • Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time

    Thanks for the great info. I love doing both. I have 165 subs on podcasting yet I have a large reach for a new podcast station I think (2K average hits per day, 7 months old.) But I want my YouTube channel to grow as well and it is like molasses.

    I would love to see videos about marketing or sharing a podcast and what the pitfalls are on using twitter and facebook for social networking. People rarely click the links even when they "like" it. People claim clickbait is bad yet everyone uses it. Does it turn people away? Also, why do these other people who do the same kind of thing I do have tens of thousands of subscribers and get 1000s of views but I'm still at 1000 subs and 100 views per video. I don't think I suck. Is it because I was using a title of a story instead of "5 scary stories…??" I think their videos are great as well, and mine aren't terrible either, so why do they run circles around me? Same type of content, same plain old picture in the background. Is it the livestreams that I don't do (no, they don't show their faces either.) I mean, I love to see their success, I'm very happy for them but I'd like some too. LOL People either don't like my stuff or they have a hard time finding me. How can I tell? My podcast runs circles compared to YouTube.

  • Michael Hansen

    For a future lesson: How to be found better on iTunes. I’m starting a niche podcast. And likely enrolling in Power Up Podcasting next round (when will that be?)

  • Phillip Swindall

    LOL!!! Alexa heard you say "spotify!"

    Just wanted to say, I agree with your evaluation (as if MY opinion matters)… the cool thing is that YouTube also offers a LOT of the same benefits of podcasts (such as embedding in your blog post, etc), but "share-ability" is MUCH easier with YouTube. Using YouTube (with video) gives you the ability to export audio for podcasts which helps you promote your YouTube channel, or your blog post, which you can use to promote your YouTube channel.

  • Phillip Swindall

    Here's my answer to your replay question:

    I'd LOVE for you to do a series of live videos on how a full-time worker could "invest," say, 16 hours per week into a side hustle (affiliate marketing, social media marketing, etc) to create a starting income of $1,000/month and then scale to $5- $10 per month.

    I've seen a lot of vids and heard a lot of podcasts, even bought a lot of courses… but, I've not found a SINGLE course (or series) that spells out a PLAN that is easily duplicable for GETTING STARTED from step one to step done.

    I've listened to your podcast for years (about 7), watched your YT channel for years too… I know you're the man who could do this project!

  • Queenette Nwobodo

    I would start with podcasting because it is less distracting and will allow me to dive deeper into the content without filtering too much.

  • CHRISTOPHmerrill

    #Answer Which is better and "why" Interview Podcast VS Just my Thoughts Podcast (conversation with the listeners)

  • Aivars Meijers

    very good and informative stuff. Subscribed 👍 Was on the fence between podcast and youtube, this video helped to clear out it for me.
    It was kind of clear that youtube is more time consuming and it is not a smart move to start both, but was very good to hear that from someone else 🙂 Going to start a podcast first.

  • The BlackBox Pocast show

    I'm only a year into Podcasting and I'm at 2 thousand listeners and I've decided to wait for a while before launching a youtube page , the way I format my show , would be very challenging for you tube so I will take time to learn before I come here

  • Liz Soria Tax Advisor E-commerce & Real Estate

    Hi. Great tips and thanks. I started with YT in 2012 and created only a few videos and then stopped for a long time. As of last year, I started my Podcast because I found it easier however now when I recorded I do it in both formats. Pat in your opinion for podcast what are the most important analytics? Followers, download, likes and for YT? subscribers, time, shares or likes?.

  • Ms. Green

    Like back in the day, Beta vs VHS during video machine time. VHS was cheaper to the masses but Beta was better quality

  • VinAnd Sori

    If you make your YT videos then convert them into mp3 for the podcast would that affect your number of YT views? Or is there a way to connect the 2?

  • Melchizedek W. ARKTUKUS the Kristopherian

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  • LightupwithShua

    Thank you! This was helpful. I am watching replay.
    So do you suggest that I should put my audio podcast on YOUTUBE?

  • Donita Liebman

    Podcast because of the specific audience I am aiming for – people on the way to/from school. Easier to listen in the car/public transport. I also want the listener to create images in their own minds of the content, not always have them have that work done for them. Might move to Video after a season or so.

  • Lisa Taylor

    This video is incredibly helpful to me as it's a big decision I'm needing to make as I move forward with consistent content. It's still a hard decision, but I am much more thoroughly informed on each of these considerations now so that hopefully my decision will be one I won't regret. Thank you!!!

  • Esther Muzo

    This is clear for me Pat. Thank you. I will go with podcasting and master it. Then consider moving to another platform. I feel like podcasting give you the opportunity to be a better storyteller than video who actually make you think a lot about a lot of things.

  • MiataTravels

    Like many, I've been struggling with this question. This video clarified the issues and showed me that YouTube is my initial path. Thanks so much! I can narrow my focus. Good thing, right?

  • Enjoy Transformation

    Excellent video and analysis. I think the fact that there is 1000 times more competition on YouTube clinches it for me. Podcasting is where my efforts will start.

  • Jason T. Rogers

    I started with Podcasting. It went well, though I stopped podcasting when it was costing more for hosting than what I was making. I am pivoting to YouTube because it's cheeper to maintain and I have a higher chance of making a return on my investment sooner than later.

  • barre secretary

    Hi Pat! How do you set up your sound to be this good on a video for YouTube? It's clean, clear and free from ambient noise… Any tips would be appreciated!

  • rizzy E

    i agree with the one or two i seen who say podcast on you tube. upload ur podcast or if possible do it on youtube. i found the podcast that i watch and inspired me, on you tube. other than that wouldnt even know where to find podcast's

  • Valarie Niessner

    I am just starting, I have a YouTube channel and then someone told me about podcast. After listening to you, it seems that YouTube is the way to go, but then again, podcast seems easier…

  • Kyle Bigley

    Can't you have a youtube channel where it's created with the podcast in mind so you can extract the audio file from the youtube video and use that as the podcast audio file? Then you kill 2 birds with one stone and get best of both worlds podcast and youtube!

  • Latoya Cheeks

    Great video, but can't you do youtube and your podcast as one? Upload your YouTube video to the podcast or upload your video podcast to youtube.

  • Robert Olsen

    I started my YouTube channel about three months ago and have been struggling to get subscribers. I started my podcast about a month ago. I have a lot more listeners on my podcast than I have viewers on YouTube. So in my experience, as a brand new channel without a network, it’s easier and faster to get a foothold as a podcaster than a youtuber. I think much of this has to do with the way the YouTube algorithm favors large, popular channels because that’s where they make more money. That’s just my experience from the past few weeks of doing both.

    I really enjoy making videos, but it is a lot more work and generally takes a lot more planning. I can crank out a podcast episode in an hour from recording to editing.

  • The Random Chat Series Podcast

    I been podcasting on YouTube for the last 5 years it is the best and easiest way to get your podcast out there.

  • Raven Wright

    Good presentation. Very informative, because I don't understand Podcasts. If I knew how to find and listen to podcasts, I might think that was a viable option.

  • ben fraser

    what we need is essentially an idiots guide to equipment and the setting up of it.worked through your audacity tutorial it was great.need more step by step tutorials on how to just get started.what equipment is simple enough you can just post links. what I should say is the use of software in editing and creating videos.

  • BlogwithJesus.com

    How does having my YouTube RSS feed help me? Will YouTube hit me for duplicate content if I load the audio from my podcast to YouTube which is exactly the same is my video? Will I get him for duplicate content if I use the audio from my video for my podcast?

  • Codi Smith

    Loved this. I just started my podcast this year because I love being able to just pull out my mic and speak without having to have the lighting and camera and all that for video, plus I am camera shy, I can do it of course but the purity of my message doesn't come through as strong. I LOVE podcasting and I am excited to see where it goes by the end of the year!

  • Pat Flynn

    Update as of April, 2019 – latest data shows there are still only 660,000 active podcasts, still well under 1 million. Isn't that insane? It's picking up speed though, so if you're at all interested in starting a podcast, nows a good time to get in while we're still "early"!

  • Bloody Chicago

    Hey Pat, I have a channel on YouTube called Bloody Chicago, and a web site maggionews.com, there are over 200 videos, i am going to start a podcast, about crime in Chicago, i go into the neighborhoods and film the violence. I have over forty one thousand subscribers, and over 8 ,million views, any advice on how to make this better and profitable?

  • Kenneth Briggs

    I do both YouTube and Podcasting. I would rather Podcast instead of YouTube because I can pickup my Zoom H4n Pro Recorder with my Dynamic Mic and record one or ten podcasts, depending where I’m at, weather it be at a locksmith convention or metal detecting an old home from back in the 1800’s. I enjoy listening and watching your shows. I’m a subscriber.

  • Ron Frazier

    Good info. Thanks. I watch lots of youtube for short tutorials but podcasts are my goto format for extended learning since I can drive / walk etc. I also read lots of audio books. I NEVER sign into any podcast platform. It's raw rss pulled into pocketcasts, or nothing. If a podcast requires a platform sign in, I'm gone. Speaking of which what is your podcast rss feed? Would like info on taking podcast audio and sending to youtube as well as podcast automation and production. Ron.

  • Ron Frazier

    For those of you talking about monetizing, if you sell anything across state lines in the US (and that's what the internet is about), it's about to become a nightmare for small companies due to the Wayfair US Supreme Court decision in 2018. The ruling allows states to require sales tax to be collected across state lines by vendors selling into a state, including "digital goods" in 26 states and counting. So if you sell a podcast or whitepaper etc. into one of those states, you may have to register, collect, and remit locally specific sales tax. Google wayfair supreme court sales tax. Ron.

  • BibleTalk101

    As an added bonus, with youtube you get to play hide and seek. One day you're looking for your videos and POOF! They are gone. Youtube, at their own discretion and without any warning whatsoever, can terminate your channel without you knowingly violating any of their terms, which are so broad anyway, they can be interpreted to fit any mold they see fit. If you publish conservative or overtly Christian content (unless you are some whacked out, fringe outfit), you are at risk. Many channels (Christian or otherwise) have been tossed to the youtube dustbin of history over the years. Whichever way you go, keep online and offline backup copies of all your content.

  • Vera Jimenez

    Hi Pat. I love your stuff and hoping to ask a quick question. I am embarrassed to ask this, but I'm trying to link my YouTube Channel to my instagram account, but can't find the youtube link. All it says is youtube subscriber. 🙁

  • Mr. W

    YouTube makes me feel like I'm at the level of a stupid 8th grader. Podcasts make me feel like I'm at the level of a sad adult.

  • Aliah Jones

    This video is so very helpful! Thank you. I really want to start podcasting. I am a student journalist and love the idea of storytelling so I believe podcasting will be the perfect platform for me, at least to start.

  • Sue Elvins

    I am looking into the podcast area still and have gotten as far as I have the issue that has gotten me stuck is how to easily perform interviews without trouble. Everything I have been trying to do seems to be causing headaches and I am really getting frustrated. I have started to follow your youtube as it did get my attention, thank you. I am quite far in building my podcast site but this issue with the desire to do interviews and not finding software is really frustrating. If you can assist I would be quite appreciative.

  • Xwing Class

    Love the video, I’m not sure it’s a fair comparison though between the two because they are different mediums that appeal to different kinds of people in general. I would also say that it is highly subjective and ultimately a personal choice in the end. It’s blatantly obvious that the argument tends to favor YouTube in the long run. I personally didn’t have to even see the whole video conclusion to simply know the the argument was won by YouTube hands down in my opinion. Just the first criteria of competition alone spoke volumes and ended the debate for me. Podcasting does really well due to The simplicity in the creative process and getting started to begin with. And with close to a million channels is quite impressive and certainly displays an enormous potential for continued growth which would make it appealing to most people starting out.

    However podcasting simply cannot touch the reach to a general audience that YouTube already does on daily basis. 500 million channels and counting speaks for itself. I would say that might be because we tend to be more visual than anything else in today’s day and age. If The idea is to get our message across to people and generate an audience in your respective market and therefore grow both your content, reach and your audience, YouTube owns this arena at the present moment and has I previously mentioned it’s not even close.

    Don’t get me wrong I love podcasting and I think it has a future still despite the exponential growth of YouTube even today but the facts and figures illustrate that podcasting tailors to a smaller sized audience and is really marketed and appealing to a certain kind of person who simply engages more with the audio experience than not. In the end I has previously noted it’s a personal choice for everyone.

    On a side note: just asks yourselves this question? Pat has this video on YouTube. Would he generate an equal if not more of a response by his audience if this video were a podcast episode on his channel?

  • Sherri Daisy

    I have a"friend" I follow on You Tube and she's well established on You Tube with 468,707 subscribers, and well over millions of hits on most of her videos. Business wise wouldn't it be more beneficial to also Use Pod casting to broaden her "business/revenue"? She does Tutorials, she does Reviews and also has Give a Way's frequently. Can't she have the Best of Both Worlds and do the same?

  • richa soni

    I am a newbie . I think i will go with the podcast first . Through my podcast i can engage some followers which will also help me in my other channels too in the future
    I will also be comfortable doing it. As i feel i am great with speaking and i have a conviction in my voice .

  • maggie gomez

    Hi Pat, would you recommend creating two YT channels, one of them dedicated to just podcast episodes? If yes, does it matter which channel gets created first (for example, the one created first becomes your primary channel and it can’t be changed later on)? I really like your videos, I’m learning so much. Thank you!!

  • Vickie Gaines

    I am just exploring how to get my info out into the world, introduce specific topics, refer to both books I have written, so me as a huge NEWBiE, I am going to go with Podcast. My content is rather personal and specific. There's more, but ….. )

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