I honestly think that selling sponsors for podcast transcripts would be a great net-win for everyone.
A plug that only appears in the transcript. Clickable links included. None of that reading out a URL BS.
Transcripts are the right thing to do.
@zupped@gte To the sponsors themselves, maybe. I invariably skip over the endless droning-on about SpareSquace, PunWassword, etc., though, since it's so repetitive across shows & podcasts. They'd get better value out of links in my case.
@mrgan@gte@lexfri Agreed about editing. And maybe that's part of the appeal of transcripts, too, since they are slightly edited. "Uhms", awkward pauses, and talking over guests are all taken out for the text version.
@lexfri@mrgan@gte It's $1/minute, no rush; $1.50/minute for 6-day turnaround. So my show would cost $60-$100 per episode. John Gruber's would cost $40,000 an episode. Haven't talked w/Mule about hosting transcripts. Seems doable.
@glennf That’s crowd source territory. I don’t know why more folks haven’t looked at what @asymco accomplished on Kickstarter and try funding web pages with simple attributions to funders, like ADN/Twitter link (instead of ebook). @gte@mrgan@lexfri
@manton another amazing aspect of transcripts is that it opens up the world of podcasts to the deaf community. I know several deaf nerds but they miss out on so much by not having access.
@glennf yes! But try a Kickstarter with ~$8k funding goal for a year long season. $20 buys 1 of ~5 sponsor slots on a transcript, $100 buys 5 slots and a t-shirt or similar. $1k buys early access to an episode or @marco coffee. @asymco@mrgan@gte@lexfri
@dan I totally agree. I just show up and do the interviews. Rene does the hard work.
I do think there’s a revenue model there that isn’t being widely explored. Google indexing as an example.
I think transcripts are the right thing to do for the audience
@dan You can get my direct email (or phone #) by asking our pals. Pretty sure you’ve got a direct line already.
I don’t doubt the difficulties but I’m fascinated by the hurdles and would like to help remove them. Accessing these conversations is a net-win
@ashishkumar@glennf@lexfri@mrgan As someone who is paid by the quality of their input & output: never undersell yourself, kid.
Good work is good work. Bad work is bad work. Pick one. Charge accordingly.
@tofias@trey@gte@lexfri I’ve had hearing impaired people contact me for transcripts for my mijingo.com screencasts b/c they want to use the videos, too, but need a script to follow along. I do that whenever possible now. Transcription isn’t expensive.