Excellence Expected with Rebel Base Media – Mark Asquith
As you are aware (or you would not be listening to me right now), I split my time between managing our online radio station, “Evangelism Radio” and balancing the responsibilities of this podcast. And in the process of time, always looking to improve, I came across the hosting platform of all platforms, the “mother of all podcasting platforms” I guess you could say, called “Podcast Websites.” This was tied into “Podcasters Paradise”and of course, The John Lee Dumas of EO Fire fame.
Mark Asquith started off in the regular 9-5 shuffle, as most of do. But he soon grew tired (or bored) of that and started his first business, pouring himself completely into building that business, and he soon experienced what “burnout was all about.”
I’ll let him go into the details, but suffice it to say, he teamed up the John Lee Dumas and formed “Podcast Websites” and it has grown from there! He also formed “Rebel Based Media”(which we will discuss in a minute) and “Excellence Expected”(which is now known by another name and let Mark tell you about that). He helps others get through those tough first years of owning their own business. Mark is also a key note speaker, a TEDx speaker, podcaster, coach, mentor…and the list could go on and on.
Suffice it to say, Mark is probably one of the most experienced podcast marketers that I have had the privilege of meeting. I met him at the Podcast Movement convention in Philadelphia July of 2018 and he has agreed to come on the podcast and share with us today. Help me welcome to the program, coming to us all the way from the United Kingdom, Mark Asquith! Mark, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to join us today.
Ok, the first question I always ask each guest is this. Tell us, in your own words, “Who is Mark Asquith?”
I guess the first question, just to lay the background a little bit, tell us about your first business venture on your own. And tell us how that burned you out and what you learned after going all in like that?
Has everything you done since then involved branding, marketing and promotion?
Now, I want to focus on “Rebel Base Media”but I also want to talk a little bit about Podcast Websites. When did you and John Lee Dumas first come up with the concept of “Podcast Websites?”
When I’m asked why I host our podcast on “Podcast Websites,”I find it hard to quantify with words. The best I can come up with is Podcast Websites is a one stop shop, basically, for podcasting. There is the website, the hosting, you can have your blog and I know there is a long list of things I’m not even thinking of right now. I try to explain that it may be cheaper for hosting elsewhere, but by the time you piece meal everything together, it is comparable to everything you would already have on “Podcast Websites.”
Can you explain how you created “Podcast Websites”to be everything a podcaster would need, all under one roof? This is your chance to give a shameless plug, brother!
Now, correct if I’m wrong, but “Rebel Base Media”is, how can I say this, an “extension” of Podcast Websites? Is that an accurate description? Tell us about “Rebel Based Media”and how it came into being…
How can someone use “Rebel Base Media”to build their podcast audience and simplify their podcasting life?
I think one of the areas a new podcaster has trouble with is finding their own voice or “Brand” if you will. How can “Rebel Base Media”help a new podcaster, or business owner or non-profit leader, whoever, build their brand and find their voice and grow their audience?
I read, somewhere, that you have said, and I’m trying to remember here, that design of everything around your podcast matters more than the actual content in attracting listeners. The brand design, the logo, the interactivity of the website, etc. is what attracts people to your podcast or your business. And your voice, your story, etc. is what “keeps” the people following you. I know I’m oversimplifying that, but will explain what it is you mean by that?
And “Podcast Design Studio”is designed to be the go to place for fixed price graphic design, created just for podcasters? Tell us how this is different from “Rebel Base Media?”
I’m watching the clock here and I want to honor your time. But can you tell us a little bit about “Excellence Expected?”You recently rebranded that name, correct? What is this company all about?
This is where you do your free Friday training, correct?
As we get ready to close, can you tell us, in your opinion, what is the number one thing a new podcaster does wrong? The number one thing they need to watch out for?
Can you give our listeners an “insider secret” on one thing that podcasts are great at doing but very few know about?
Mark, I truly appreciate your time today and coming on here and visiting with us. If someone is interested in beginning a podcast, what do you recommend the first they need to do would be?
And to help design their logo and website and podcast cover art? Where should they go?
If someone has a question or perhaps they would like to do an interview such as this, how can they get in touch with you?
Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be with us, Mark. Folks, there you have it. If you want to get more information, please reach out to Mark. I’ll put all of the links in the show notes below. If you want to check out Podcast Websites, I’ll put a link in the show notes as well.
That’s all the time we have for today. Be sure you leave a comment down below or if you are listening on Apple Podcasts, do me a HUGE favor and leave a comment and review. That is what helps us to grow. If you leave your twitter feed in the comment, I will be sure to thank you personally for doing so.
For Mark Asquith and myself, this is Bob Thibodeau reminding to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!
Podcast Websites: https://podcastwebsites.com To receive a 10% discount for life – use the discount code “HOSTME” during checkout!
Rebel Base Media: https://rebelbasemedia.io/
Podcast Design Studio: https://www.podcastdesign.studio/
Excellence Expected: https://www.excellence-expected.com/