The Internet is becoming more stable and dependable; there are few things possible for a real traveler now, that was not possible a year ago. I am publishing a daily video every day, this is new. And only possible because of the USB Wireless Modem, however, it is also possible to do Podcast if I ever can understand what a Podcast is used for, I am not in the USA, I do not have Radio or listen to Ipods.
Great Jeff, exactly the feedback I need.
How you listen is:
1. iPhone 4, and listen in my car via a connection to the car stereo.
2. A dock connected to my stereo at home
3. Use headphones to listen while walking the dog as well.
I enjoy the ability to receive the content when and where I want? I do not understand this?
Promoted the Podcast:
1. Providing a link to the download
2. Listed on iTunes
Audience like various things.
3. Writing - Articles, Quotes, Questions Data, Jokes and Gossip
5. ??? Podcast
6. Tweet - a notice of something
7. Facebook a notice also
These are all various ways of entertaining.
People in the USA often listen to the Radio on the way to work in the car, or at work. I am now wondering, do people turn on Podcast at work to listen to while they work?
People working cannot watch a video.
People working cannot surf the Internet.
However, people working are normally allowed to listen to the radio, this Podcast thing reminds me of a Radio.
Plus the cost of a Smartphone or Ipod is a lot cheaper than a computer, and I am expecting Smartphone with Internet to dominate the market in the next couple of years. We are making the whole site Smartphone ready.
I downloaded one from BBC. This was cool, it appears I could start a download or a show or set it to auto-download. Then when I had spare time, turn it on speak, set it on the desk and listen to the show. I did it on the computer, but a smartphone would be good, I could listen to shows on the long bus trips.
Questions and Answer Half - Hour
Call in Questions? I was thinking, maybe I can set up a Voice Mail that then emails the voice MP3 or wav file to me. I can then put answer, make into a MP3 file and upload when I have a half-hour of Questions and Answers.
Now I need a telephone number that goes to Voice Mail and then send the file to me by email.
Thanks, this is good stuff.
My Hobo is still a work in progress, our challenge it to make it fun enough that people spend the time to learn how to use it.
There are millions of people who cannot read or watch a computer screen, the Podcast is for people who can listen, but not read or watch. Workers, walking, exercising and such, they download onto an Ipod or Smarphone and listen later. These are small files than a video.
I am going to write a paper book, and it will be on kindle. I am not fond of E-books, I would need to sell for around 50 dollars and people are not happy, 50 dollars is too much to pay for an e-book.
I have offered many times to allow people to call me on the telephone for 25 dollars per hour, one person has offered to pay. It does not feel that people feel this is a good deal or value. I know that I can do personal guidance to a person that could save them maybe 500 dollars on a longer vacation. One small piece of advice specifically tailored to a reader can save hundreds of dollars.
Example People want to fly to Thailand, and they keep getting prices of 3000 dollars round trip. I can walk them through the process of buying a plane ticket to Thailand and show them how to do so for maybe 1000-1500 round trip.
The path to take when entering South America, where to enter and where to fly out of can save 1000's of dollars in extra airfare.
Questions and Answers Podcast, therefore I can do this on a Podcast and maybe I can then sell private consultations.
Readers call and leave a voicemail, I listen, bring into the system, merge onto a recording and answer, then load to Podcast.
Time is almost irrelevant to me, I write readers with advice all the time, just typing this comment takes longer than talking and answering a question.
Many people cannot read, this Podcast goes after the slower readers, maybe about 85 percent of the population.