Episode 55

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7th Jul 2022

Should I Charge Extra For Podcast Editing Clients Who Provide Files Late? – PEM0055

Editing podcasts can be a lot of work, and when clients provide files late or make last-minute changes, it can be frustrating.

As you already know, getting late files can be a HUGE disruption to your business and your life. But what should you do about it? Should you charge a punitive fee? Should you push back due dates? Should you just fire the client?

Yeah, there are options, but navigating them isn't necessarily easy and, ultimately, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business.

If you find that late files are becoming a regular problem, it may be worth instituting a policy that charges extra for them. This will help to offset the extra work that you have to put in, and it will also send a message to your clients that such behavior is not acceptable.

So what do you think? Should editors charge extra for late podcast files? Listen and share your thoughts.

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Links And Resources

  • Podcast Editors Conference - A one-day immersive and collaborative in-person event designed to build and grow your service based business.
  • Podcast Editors Academy - The place where you belong includes a community with knowledge and support for Podcast Editors who take their service offerings seriously.
  • India Inc.’s Day Care Experiment – Foreign Policy - The study that Steve referenced. Adding a late fee didn't curb the unwanted behavior, it converted it from a relational faux pas to a transactional cost; the result was MORE tardiness.
  • Podcast Editors Club (on Facebook) - If you're a podcast editor, THIS is the group you need to be part of in order to connect, collaborate, and learn alongside other professional editors.

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Steve Stewart is a podcast editor, and cofounder of both the Podcast Editors Club and the Podcast Editor Academy.

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Carrie Caulfield Arick

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Carrie Caulfield Arick is a nerd for sound, stories, and listening. She’s learned from and worked with the industry’s best producers in her role as writer, editor and sound designer. Carrie is a co-founder of the femxle podcast post-production community, Just Busters and co-host of Podcast Editors Mastermind. Oh, and she likes cats… a lot.

Daniel Abendroth

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Bryan Entzminger

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Bryan Entzminger is the owner of Top Tier Audio, a podcast production company. He's the host of Hiring a Podcast Editor and cohost of the Podcast Gauntlet and the Podcast Editors Mastermind. He's also the founder of the Hindy Users (Unofficial) group for Hindenburg users on Facebook. He loves sharing the lessons he’s learned from his struggles and others he's met along the way so that you can have a podcast that you’re proud of without letting podcast production take over your life.