With the advent of Web 2.0 comes a brand new medium known as Live Internet Talk Radio. And while it was around for a while prior to Web 2.0, back then it was expensive, lacked the web interfaces to give you production control and required you have or purchase expensive radio studio equipment. Well those days are gone.
Now you can have your own live talk radio “station”, (Account), set up and be operational in literally about 5 minutes for FREE!
You Already Have Everything Needed
Although I will grant you there is more to learn about hosting and/or producing your own live Internet Talk Radio Show and profit from it; if you have a computer with an Internet connection, you can point and click a mouse, you can type (30 WPM is good but not requisite), you can dial a phone number and carry on a conversation, you can host your own Live Internet Talk Radio Show right from the comfort of your home office.
Does Internet Talk Radio Really Work?
Indeed it does and you can listen to it right now. I will be directing you to several places where you can listen to Live Internet Talk Radio Shows instantly. But for now you just need to understand that it works, you can listen to it live, on demand through websites, links and players (Widgets on websites) or as pod casts.
Is Internet Talk Radio Really HOT Right Now!
Actually there are several answers to that question. I will be going into each of the following benefits in detail in a later chapter. But I'll break down their basics here for you now, so you can get a clearer understanding of the power of having your own Live Internet Talk Radio Show. Here (In no particular order) are the major benefits:
o Gaining Expert Status By Proxy: As a Live Internet Talk Radio Show host, you gain major exposure as an expert yourself in your niche or chosen field by interviewing experts in your niche. Listeners assume you are more knowledgeable about your niche as a result of knowing and talking with people in your niche that are recognized experts. You might say you gain a reputation as an expert by building your reputation as such through your association with your guests or by their proxy.
o FREE – Eliminates Cost As A Deterrent: You can literally start doing your Live Internet Talk Radio Show without spending one red cent. While there are tools you can purchase that will make hosting your show easier and are certainly recommended, they are not an absolutely necessary.
Versus what it used to cost or currently costs to produce a Live Internet Talk Radio Show through some providers or a Terrestrial Talk Radio Show, of which both could cost thousands of dollars, the no cost, low cost ability to produce your own Live Internet Talk Radio Show is a major benefit.
o Promote Your Products And More: Self promote your products, affiliate deals and/or make money from affiliate deals of your expert guests. Coordinate your launch or the launch of a guest expert with your Live Internet Talk Radio Show and generate massive buzz, traffic and profits.
o Also Deliver As MP3/Podcast or Flash Media: You can also deliver your Live Internet Talk Radio Show as a pod cast and build your listening audience. You have the ability to record each one of your shows through your account system.
o Build Your Contact List: Promote your free reports to build your contact list by announcing your squeeze page URL on your Live Internet Talk Radio Show.
o Charge For Private Broadcasts: You can broadcast a private show, only available to individuals that sign up for special “How To + Q & A” shows featuring one of your guest experts similar to a Tele-seminar. (More detail on that in the Cashing In chapter.)
o Enjoy Tele-Seminar Benefits With More Control: Unlike doing a Tele-Seminar where all your listeners are all on one Phone Bridge and you have to either open up the line allowing all callers to be heard. The noise can be deafening and very unprofessional. With I-Talk Radio you can individually select callers one at a time to be the only other caller heard besides yourself and your guest expert. Just think about the last Tele-Conference you were on where they opened up the line for questions. Background noises of kids crying, spouse screaming at kids, T.V. playing, music blaring, neighbors using a leaf blower and the list goes on and on. Not with a Live Internet Talk Radio Show. It's the nice, quiet, clean and professional way to do a talk show or Tele-seminar.
o Direct Marketing: This one should be fairly obvious but; of course you will want to provide enough information in your Talk Show to let your listeners know there is a solution to X problem and maybe some hints as to how you or your guest have solved that problem and where your listeners can buy that solution, (Ecourse, Report, Ebook, Membership Site, Video Tutorial, Software etc.).
o Pre-Launch Buzz: Think about the kind of pre-launch buzz you could create for your next product release or the next big affiliate deal where you are doing a J.V. with the developer if you had your own I-Talk Radio Show as your guest expert.
o Subscription Member Only Talk Shows: If you have a membership site, you can do live shows that are only available to paid members. (More in the Cashing In chapter.)
o Produce Live Internet Talk Radio Shows For Others: Once you have the production process down, nothing is stopping you from producing shows for other marketers for a fee. If they don't know of the existing free and easy ways to produce their own show or they are just too busy to mess with it, you certainly can produce their show for whatever fee the traffic will bear.
o Promote Yourself As A Coach/Consultant: Using your own Live Internet Talk Radio Show to promote your own coaching or consulting services is a natural. The perceived value of being mentored by someone with their own Live Internet Talk Radio Show is several times more powerful than just another trainer or consultant with a website and a blog.
You can also do private coaching calls that are recorded in your account system for your client to refer back to. Only you and your client will have access to the recording.
When you let your imagination run with the potential for ways you can use your own Live Internet Talk Radio Show, and how it can be used to MAKE YOU MORE MONEY, you'll be amazed.