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Podcast consultant to client: It's a standard per-produced-minute rate. Unless you let me put a cool Darth Vader effect on your voice, in which case I do it for free.

The Business of Podcasting 6: Rate sheet

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Here’s the sixth in a series of eight cartoons from the fab new podcasting book, The Business of Podcasting by Donna Papacosta and Steve Lubetkin. Check back every Monday for the latest one!

I don’t believe so much in the I’m-dying-to-do-this discount as I do in the I’d-rather-eat-ground-glass-than-do-this premium. Basically, if a project looks like it’ll be a soul-crushing slog from start to finish, then add enough to the estimate to cover the costs of therapy, a few weeks off and a holiday in Kaua‘i, including carbon offsets.

Let me know if that works for you, and I’ll try it too.

Meanwhile… I’ve been doing a ton of blogging about speechwriting lately. (You may have heard of this hot new “public speaking” phenomenon. It’s like podcasting, except with a live audience and usually no sound effects, unless they’ve miked you badly and you have indigestion — speaking purely hypothetically.) If it’s something you do, or something you’ve thought you might want to try, then by all means have a gander and let me know what you think.


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