PP14: Dominick Brascia is creating Dominick on the Air

Get to know Dominick Brascia, who is creating Dominick on the Air, a daily live internet radio show and podcast. One of his co-hosts, Chris Quandt (who joins Dominick every Friday), also joins us for this episode.

About Dominick

Dominick is an actor, director and radio personality, who has made appearances with big-wigs like Jim Carrey and David Hasselhoff, and been on Night Court, Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and Knight Rider. As a young man, he realized he really likes to perform, and through acting, directing and making movies, he found he could get some great ideas out there.

Radio

Dominick got started in radio by pointing out everything that a local radio personality was doing wrong. He was eventually offered an opportunity to fill in, and he has since been in radio for the past 14+ years, on stations in Texas, New York and California.

About Dominick on the Air

Dominick on the Air is a daily talk radio show; a perfect mix of commentary on the latest news of the day and stream of consciousness. While Dominick was co-producing the popular West Coast radio show, Armstrong and Gettyhe joined forces with some of the other supporting staff to start another radio show called The After Show, which was a show about the Armstrong and Getty Show. After months of not getting paid for doing The After Show, Dominick and his co-producer dropped that show. Dominick started Dominick on the Air as a podcast and internet radio show to replace The After Show, with the goal of receiving sponsorships through his Patreon page. Unfortunately, Dominick’s new solo show resulted in the loss of his job as co-producer of Armstrong and Getty. Dominick is now hoping to transform Dominick on the Air into a sustainable income.

Dominick’s Patreon Page

Highlights from Dominick’s Patreon Page:

  • Patron incentives include commercial spots and sponsorship spots.
  • Milestone goals include $2,000 to help keep Dominick on the Air.

 

Favorite Quote

Links mentioned on this episode

Dominick guest-hosted on another BreakroomStudios podcast; Pop Mockers! Dominick talks on his podcast about being fired from Armstrong and Getty. Dominick tells Casey Anthony‘s lawyer he’s going to burn in Hell!

Connect with Dominick

Patreon | @DominickBrasciaFacebook | YouTube www.DominickOnTheAir.com

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PP13: Patreon News, Updates and Quick Tips!

In lieue of an interview this week, I’m talking about some exciting Patreon news, changes to the Patreon website, and some quick tips on building your Creator page on Patreon!

Patreon News

Patreon held a town hall meeting last week, where they shared some news and answered questions. They have made all 3 hours of this meeting available as a YouTube video, and as the first episode of the Official Patreon Podcast.

Highlights:

Patreon has raised 15 million dollars, which will be going towards developing feature requests, improving the platform and hiring more staff.

The Patreon website has improved: The homepage has less emphasis on featured creators, and more emphasis on exploring new creations! The search function also works much better!

• As mentioned above, Patreon announced an official Patreon Podcast. All though their only episode so far is from the townhall meeting, they plan to release future episodes with Creator interviews, news and more helpful information!

The Unofficial Patreon Podcast

Meanwhile, this podcast will most likely see some spill-over from the built-in audience that the official Patreon Podcast has, and that’s okay with me!

Also worth noting: This podcast has made it to the #4 spot on iTunes New & Noteworthy under the “Visual Arts” category, and the #12 spot in N&N for “Hobbies & Culture”!

So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

Patreon Quick Tips

Here are some of the best practices I’ve been learning about creating a Patreon Page:

• Make videos!
Videos are fun, personal, and help the Patrons to feel like they’re supporting a person, not just a product!

• Set attainable incentives!
It’s great to give back, but remember the main reason people are supporting you is not to get something more from you, but to support what you’re already doing!

• Start with small milestones!
It’s good to have big goals, but having more attainable milestones will motivate you and your Patrons to reach those goals.

• Consider milestones that benefit the patrons!
It’s good to have milestones for things like new equipment or webhosting costs, but consider ways you can give back even more at the same time. For example, Ethan Nicolle distributes a PDF copy of a graphic novel to each of his Patrons for every milestone achieved on his Patreon page!

Links mentioned

Patreon Townhall Video

The Official Patreon Podcast

Revamped Patreon Website

The Unofficial Patreon Podcast on Patreon

Breakroom Studios on Patreon

Bearmageddon on Patreon

A Creator’s Guide to Patreon (PDF)

Connect with Patreon Podcast

Patreon | @PatreonPod | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com

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