SPI 005: Podcasting and Passive Income—Interview with Cliff Ravenscraft of PodcastAnswerMan.com

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Note: Cliff also joined me on Episode 013 and on AskPat 0237 to talk about paid premium podcasts. Click the links or scroll to the Related Podcasts section below to listen to those episodes.

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I interview the totally wise and inspirational Cliff Ravenscraft of PodcastAnswerMan.com, who shares with us his crazy journey to making a living doing something he loves, as well as the strategies and tactics he uses to earn a passive income.

I had a lot of fun with Cliff on this interview, and we went a little longer than usual. But, I’m sure as you listen you’ll get super inspired and learn a lot about how to make even more money online, and how you can make money from what you love to do too.

Plus, he’s super easy to listen to. He definitely has the “radio voice”. Check it out!


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  • http://www.HectorJCuevas.com Hector Cuevas

    Hey Pat..

    After seeing your post about the results you’ve gotten from using video and podcasting I’ve been planning to get started with this.. but I’ve been slackin’…

    But after this podcast – there’s no excuse anymore. I mean, 32,000 for an 8 year old girl?? SHAME ON anyone NOT taking advantage of this!!

    Thanks for this podcast man… it was great as usual..
    – Hector

  • http://www.dawnmarrs.com Dawn

    Hi Pat,
    thanks for another quality guest – you’ve really hit the mark with the people you’ve chosen to interview every single time. And what a great medium to be working in – so much potential to reach a wider audience!

    Thank to Cliff as well… it’s so inspiring to hear a success story like yours :)

  • http://www.youngprepro.com/subscribe Onibalusi Bamidele

    Wow Pat,

    This is a really cool interview and you really bring up great guests – to everybody hearing this, the most important tip is, TAKE ACTION!

  • http://www.tacticalcashflow.com Howie

    These podcasts only seem to get better and better with time, Pat (Of course, I thoroughly enjoyed Glenn Allsopp, as well…)

  • http://www.virtualbusinesslifestyle.com Chris C. Ducker

    Another great additional by the looks of it. I listened to the first 10mins here, but will download in iTunes later to snap onto the iPod for the gym.

    Keep it up, Pat…!


  • TrafficColeman

    Another awesome interview Pat, you’re really making moves here in 2010. This podcast should make anyone get off their butts and get things done.

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  • http://www.passivelyearned.com Stephan

    Good stuff, Pat. I’ve always kind of ignored the whole podcasting thing because I’m more of a reading person. Your podcast is the first I will be subscribing to. Looking forward to the next one!

  • Kim P

    I can’t listen to this right now, but judging from your track record Pat and the comments, I know this is destined to be a treat! Thanks in advance!

    • Kim P

      I finally got a chance to listen to this over a long lunch break. Bravo Pat, bravo! And thanks to Cliff for doing the interview, it was quite funny and moving.

      Keep the high caliber guests coming, Pat!

  • http://www.lickshunmewah.com Michael

    Great Pat. Will come back and review. Love your work :)

  • http://www.wakeupcloud.com/ Henri Junttila

    Finally got around to listening to one of your podcasts, and I have to say that it blew my mind. This is better-than-ice-cream, excellent stuff. Now I have to go back to listen to the others. Damn you!

    Also thanks for introducing me to Cliff. He’s an awesome dude and I’m truly enjoying the GSPN.tv/passion podcast right now.

    Keep rocking, Pat!

  • http://www.my4hrworkweek.com Eric | My 4-Hour Workweek


    These podcasts are addictive and inspiring. Seriously. Love today’s guest – I’m pretty much hanging on to everything he said. This is the true definition of “crushing it” and cashing in on your passion. Perhaps even more mind-blowing is the number of subscribers his daughter’s podcast has. The success must be genetic!

    Keep it up man.

    – Eric

  • http://savemoneyeveryday.net Sebastian

    Hey Pat,

    just downloaded your Podcast and listen to it. Really like it and yes your tru – Cliff got a radio voice !
    Nice one – also like the Advice of Cliffs Dad, smart guy !

    Greets Sebastian

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com Dan

    I’ve actually been following Cliff for a while now, so cool to see you guys hook up and see some new people from unique niches. I love his story.

  • http://onlinebusinesszen.com Brad Smith

    Thanks for the episode – I’ve actually been listening to Cliff and his podcast answer man show for a year now – he inspired me to start my own business podcast in the last few weeks.

    Keep up the good work with your podcast & blog!


  • http://www.thenichethinktank.com Larry Clark

    Great podcast Pat. Do you have a skype I’d like to chat you up for some questions and stuff on podcast equipment, and FEAR, dispelling fear. My Skype: DarkmansDarkroom

  • http://www.webuildyourblog.com Andrew @ Blogging Guide

    Ok downloading it now, I know I’ll learn a lot from this podcast. You sure interview the right kind of people.

  • http://www.artofwoodshopdesign.com Bobby Hagstrom

    Ok, now I’m out of excuses to launch. Awesome podcast…I do know how much work it is to do this and do it the way you think it should be…since my niche is my passion my perfectionist is bugging me to constantly tweak things. I’m working on my newsletters right now, even though I don’t consider it work. I was going to organize my designs and specs for myself anyway before I discovered blogging…now I’ll have an audience for it.

  • http://gabearnold.com Gabe Arnold

    Pat, I really enjoyed this podcast with Cliff. It made me laugh when I heard him say that he liked to get up at 5am and work till 3am. I’ve done my share of that and I am looking for the big pay off after I get through the initial 24 months.

    I have to say the number one thing that I enjoy about all your content Pat is how honest it is and also how encouraging every single post and podcast is. Thanks for giving me the extra encouragement I need.

    Last question – please share with me any recommendations on how I should setup to do podcasting. Do you have advice on that here on your site?


  • Kristin


    Thank you so much for these awesome podcasts. I’ve gotten into a routine of listening to them on my commute to and from work. They’re incredibly inspiring and I’m completely motivated to jump on the passive income bandwagon.

    My goal is to master as much of this as possible and maybe **someday** be featured on your podcast along with these amazing people.

    Thanks again!

  • http://www.theskooloflife.com Srinivas Rao


    As an avid podcaster this has been incredibly useful and I contacted Cliff to see if I can get him to come and speak to the BlogcastFM audience. Good stuff here.

  • http://www.onespoonatatime.com Paul Wolfe

    Hey Pat

    Would you mind sharing where you get your transcriptions done? (And how much that costs….).


  • http://www.mediacircus.tv Scott Carnegie

    Wow, this was a top notch interview, got me very motived to move forward with several project that I have been working on.

  • http://www.mikeziarko.com Mike Ziarko Musing

    Fantastic interview Pat! I never knew about Cliff, he’s doing some really great things and its always inspiring learning to hear about his level of success. You can really hear it in his voice, this guy is the definition of crushing it!

  • http://christianvolume.com Ryan Tomlinson

    I have been following you stuff for a couple months now and loved every single podcast. But this 5th one is my favorite so far, really enjoyed the interview!

  • http://paulg2.com/ PaulG2

    I know you say that your only regret is that you didn’t start sooner. Do you think there is a point when it is to early to start a podcast? I ask because my site has little to no traffic and I’m wondering if a Podcast would help with this issue or if you think it would distract from the other traffic building tactics I’m beginning to use? I would also like to know a little more about the equipment you use.

    Again another great podcast,

    c’mon lets make that money!

  • http://jesusgeek.info John

    A great interview. So glad Cliff reciprocated and turned me on to your blog and podcast, Pat.

  • Jeff Zickgraf

    Thank you so much for your quality content that you provide. You have helped light a fire under my rear end and helped in my awakening to what is possible if you follow your passions. I cannot wait for your next podcasts! Freaking awesome! By the way, I found you through your podcast while browsing iTunes for business related podcasts, so going after different media platforms is paying off.

  • Anthem

    Hey Pat, Awesome podcast! Can you recommend membership management tools? For instance, how does PodcastAnswerMan or others distribute premium content like podcasts to members, manage their subscriptions, email special announcements, etc? Is there a central tool that does all these things or are they all different pieces (paypal, e-junkie, google group or constant contact) to mix and match?

    Thank you!

  • http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/ Kevin Matthews

    Hi Pat,

    If this episode does not give people the bug to start their own podcast, then nothing will!

    Thanks to you and Cliff for so openly sharing your experiences – really helpful.


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  • http://www.tradingsimply.com David Thomas

    This podcast is awesome and timely for me as I attempting to produce my very first podcast but what is interesting is the amount of information that Cliff shares. Incredible!

  • Ron

    Great podcast, I also like the auto tool you are using, clean and simple. I would also like to point out that the site http://www.paygear.com is one of my new favorites for selling online. I just switched to them from clickbank and very pleased.

  • Steve

    Inspiring as always – but where is the transcript?

  • http://www.queasystomach.com/foods-you-should-eat-on-a-queasy-stomach/ Tommy Hardin

    This podcast has really shown me the power of podcasting. Cliff is definitely the man to go to for podcast tips. Your podcast also keeps getting better and better Pat. I look forward to your newest ones.

  • http://www.iblogjuicing.com/motivation-to-lose-weight/ Frank

    Thanks for the motivation Pat

  • Coach Kip

    Great show. I have started listening to your show in the last month and am going back to catch up on your old shows. Podcasting has really become a strong interest for me and I am considering adding it to whatever my next Niche will be. Thanks for all the good tips and help.

  • http://hsnyc.co/ Henry Sanchez

    Definitely agree with Cliff, content and presentation should go together.