We're about half way through Podcast Secrets 3.0. It's been a lot of fun and we've learned a lot in the process.
One of the big things we've done differently this year is move from audio only training to a weekly hour of streaming video for the members. It's a new model for me in terms of content delivery and I think, conceptually, that I like this process. I'll be doing more of it in the future. It's a good thing to be able to rally your crowds before you send 5 hours of content their way.
I chose the uStream Watershed platform to deliver this stuff for a number of reasons. The biggest two issues were that I love the functionality uStream gave on the free side – and I loved even more the Producer app on the free side. Price was fine with my profit margins so I went ahead with a name I trusted.
Imagine how much more one would get when one pays for it …
Uh, no …
In short, no Producer with uStream Watershed and a bunch of the interactive functions you get with the paid version is not included in this release.
Yes, with free you get more functionality.
What it does, it does fine, but it's just kinda silly that it doesn't do more.
I'm ready to pay you more money Ustream and I'm ready to recommend that others do the same but before I pay for services, could you at least move the services to the level of what you're already giving away for free?
I mean, it does work, works great – I'd just like to do more.
Will you let me, Ustream?
I know freemium is still a really cool model in the valley but the part of freemium that too many forget is that, when all is said and done, you do eventually have to charge somebody at some point.
I hope my readers won't make the same mistake.