Dec 16, 2014

Episode #156: Perseverance, Podcast Sponsors and 3 Live Pitches

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"Whether You think you CAN or think you CAN'T, You are RIGHT"--Henry Ford

This week on The JellyVision Show we share how we've been applying perseverance and accountability to our current artrepreneurial endeavours. Tim talks about why he is decided to work with a life coach and Jelly talks about her experience joining her first MasterMind Group and its influence on her productivity.

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BEING A GUEST ON A PODCAST???

This leads to a passionate discussion on the benefits of the podcast platform for creative entrepreneurs who want to reach a new audience by being a podcast guest. On the flip side, podcasts, even small ones, can offer unique advertising benefits to businesses.

WHY SHOULD MY BUSINESS ADVERTISE ON A PODCAST? 

  • Podcasts are a long-form, on demand, portable media. Listeners can listen at the gym, while doing chores, in the car, while walking the dog, and at work.
  • Unpolluted platform: Podcasts tend to limit their advertisers and curate them carefully for their audiences. Your content will present more authentically and be trusted.
  • They are FREE
  • Content is much more evergreen. Podcast episodes stay online for consumption long after the production date.
  • You can easily find a podcast to match your brand's niche.
  • Advertising is still affordable and you can be creative with your ad content as well as payment terms--particularly with smaller podcasts. Hey, we are open to payment in food! :)  
  • Shareable Content. Podcasts promote their shows through social media--this means you have the benefit of the additional reach as well as the ability to share the episodes featuring your business.

This past year, we have been focusing on treating The JellyVision Show like a business, instead of a hobby. An important part of this shift in our mindset is finding ways for the show to generate revenue.

The JellyVision Show is actively approaching potential sponsors about advertising on the show. This involves cold calling, cold emailing, explaining what a podcast is, and putting serious thought into finding the right sponsor to best serve our awesome audience.

What a process! We always like to tackle things differently, so we invited three interested sponsors to discuss their companies and present pitches on the show. You will hear how tough our decision is going to be! Each of these businesses are creative and innovative. We have not made a decision yet! 

Which one do you like best?  HazFash? Aural Recall?  or Blue Period?


Special thanks to the talents of ManBat for bringing our potential sponsors to the table!


Dec 9, 2014

Episode #155: Shannah Boone: Her Time for Dreaming Wasn’t Done

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Can you pursue your passion and be a good parent?

Shannah Boone drove eight hours to be on The JellyVision Show to give us the answer!  We met Shannah on Twitter (Follow Her!) when she was promoting her Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming album, Bugs In My LipGloss. Shannah is an indie musician from Elizabeth City, NC. She is also a wife, substitute teacher,  and mother of two young children. After having children, Shannah thought her time for dreaming was done. She felt guilty taking any time away from the family to continue her lifelong dream of playing music. Fortunately, she soon realized that she would serve her family better by being true to herself and started working hard to pursue the dream of providing a better life for her family through her music.

Shannah shows us all that the time for dreaming is never done but the time for doing is now.

Dec 2, 2014

Episode #154: Why You Need to Go ALL IN with Anthony D’Amico

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Have you ever put it all on the line? 

This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast we welcome back visionary artist, Anthony D'Amico to deconstruct and analyze the afterbirth  of his theatrical, one night art show, The Glass Factory. Anthony went ALL-IN financially, emotionally and physically and we find out what he learned, what he regrets and what opportunities came from taking such a gigantic risk. Artists and entrepreneurs can relate to the risk and vulnerabilities involved in creating something from nothing, putting yourself out there, and going for broke. Follow Anthony on Twitter!

Art Collector? Please contact Anthony to arrange a private showing and artist interpretation by emailing him at designconstructart@yahoo.com

Wisdom nuggets from this episode:

  • The beauty of creating is that nobody can take it away from you. It is forever on your resume.
  • There is more than one way to pay an artist.
  • You never forget powerful experiences
  • Being uncomfortable gives you creative friction
  • Limited resources frees up untapped creativity 
  • There is always a way if you are willing to change your mindset
  • Failure is ok, putting in less than 100% effort is not
  • You can be rich and not be a millionaire
  • You can be a millionaire and not be rich
  • Your darkest hours are temporary. So are your brightest days.
  • Creatives need to get comfortable creating a Call to Action
  • Don't ever be passive with your art or your life.

Hey! We have our own Call to Action! If you like the show, please let us know by commenting, subscribing and giving us a 5 start rating on Stitcher and itunes. Thanks bunches! Love, Tim & Jelly

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Nov 25, 2014

Episode #153: Reluctant Lawyer turned Indie Musicians’ Legal Advocate

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This is a very exciting time for The JellyVision Show team as every single one of us is now, officially, a creative entrepreneur!  There will be lots of news and announcements in the New Year as various projects, events and businesses get launched. We can't wait to share everything with you. We are all up to something--It must be contagious!  Before welcoming our guests, we talk about the importance of mentors in your business. Alexis and Jelly are also addicted to the Serial Podcast and believe it's extreme popularity will lead to even more podcast fans!

This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we talk to copyright attorney and musician, Howard Flood about his quest to pivot his law career into a platform to help indie musicians with the legal and business side of the industry. He is doing this through the Vinny Van Geaux Project. Vinny is a re-purposed puppet that Howard is using to help deliver this kind of information through a series of YouTube videos. Stay tuned for the video series and give Howard and Vinny feedback when the project is launched. You can also hear Howard regularly on the Papa's Basement Podcast!

Joining the conversation is 74 year old protest singer, Denny Mcdougal from Greenwich Village, NY. Denny sings us some of his original songs which sound very familiar. Luckily, Howard is here to help the lovable musician who currently gets paid in sandwiches at the local PotBelly Sandwich Shop (Formerly the Pig & Bustle Coffee Haus).


**Special Thanks to Luke Hennig for bringing Denny to life! Luke is a DC improviser with The Lodge and sketch writer/performer with Bad Medicine.

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