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Is It Better to Create Video or Audio Shows? The Podcast Answer Man, Cliff Ravenscraft, Chimes In

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Today on The Rise To The Top: The #1 Show For Mediapreneurs: The Podcast Answer Man, Cliff Ravenscraft, is in the house for a spirited conversation (to say the least)! We have a big time discussion on whether the term “podcast” sucks, and whether it is better to create/consume AUDIO podcasts or VIDEO podcasts and much more. Feel free to hop in below in the comments.

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More About Cliff:

Cliff RavenscraftCliff has an amazing story of someone that started with podcasting as a hobby in 2005 and now it is his full time career/job/occupation/passion. Make sure to check out his network of shows at and my favorite show that he does, Podcast Answer Man.

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  1. To find out how Cliff makes money from podcasting (and how much), head to
  2. If you want an amazing set of free tutorials to get started with podcasting, check out
  3. Finally, if you want to get serious, Cliff’s Podcasting AtoZ course starts on November 1st and is the the most amazing and comprehensive podcasting class I’ve ever seen. Period. If you want to hop in before the deadline head over to and enter the promo code “RISE” when you sign up for $99 off. Sweetness awesome.

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