Podcaster Information + Resources

I’m so excited to team up with you to pull off something that’s going to be absolutely incredible.


The Childless Collective Summit is a 4-day virtual event on March 18-21, 2021 that will help those in the childless community find support, healing, and connection.


On this page, you’ll find all kinds of resources meant to make your role as a podcast contributor as easy as possible and answer any questions you might have. If you run into a question I didn’t answer, email me at [email protected]

 

As a podcast contributor, you’ll also get free access to the Extended All Access Pass!

Quick Access Links

The Basics

Let’s do a quick rundown of how the whole thing will work.

The event will run from March 18-21, 2021 with 6-7 pre-recorded presentations running each day. These presentations will include 30-45 minutes of content. In addition to the pre-recorded presentations, we’ll also offer a few live sessions, like a happy hour or Q&A session.

All sessions are free to watch for 24 hours. If attendees want access to the sessions after that time, they have the option to purchase an Extended Access Pass that includes recordings of all the presentations and additional bonus material.

That’s where you come in! To make the Extended All Access Pass extra special, we’re asking podcasters to create exclusive episodes for a “Podcaster’s Bundle” that will be included with every purchase of an Extended All Access Pass. By contributing a podcast episode focused on childlessness or interviewing someone in the childless community, you are invited to earn commissions through our affiliate program.

Leading up to the summit, we’ll have four weeks of promotion. You’ll be provided with email swipe copy, social media swipe copy, and social media graphics to make it all easy! I’ll even have a suggested posting/sending schedule for you to make promo easy.

As an affiliate, you’ll be provided a unique link you can use when promoting the Childless Collective Summit. Each time someone purchases an All Access Pass through your link, you’ll receive 60% of the purchase price. Your participation will provide immense value to our attendees, while making the work of promoting and creating a podcast episode worthwhile by allowing you to bring in affiliate commissions.

What I'll Need from You

So this all sounds great, but what kind of work does it require of you? You’ll find all the details below. My goal is to make this all as easy as humanly possible so we can all have a blast while providing support and connection to the childless community.

 

1. BASIC INFORMATION

The first thing I’ll need is some very basic information from you so I can highlight you and your podcast on our promotional pages. Click here to use this form to send your basic info to me by Saturday, December 19.

 

This information includes things like:

  • Podcast Name
  • Podcast Description
  • About the Episode
  • Podcast Logo
2. SELECT YOUR TOPIC OR INTERVIEWEE

Your podcast episode should focus on a topic directly related to being childless not by choice. You can either talk about a topic on your own or find someone from the childless community to interview. I’m happy to brainstorm topic ideas with you or to connect you with someone in the childless community to interview. 

 

 

Each day of the summit has a theme so feel free to use any of the ideas below as a topic for your episode.

  • March 18: Sharing Our Stories (examples: different paths to childlessness, knowing when to stop ttc, the power of narrative, statistics and demographics of the community, etc.)
  • March 19: Finding Healing (examples: navigating a pronatalist society, forgiving your body, self-compassion, grief, triggers, infertility and PTSD, building resiliency, managing invasive questions, reconnecting w/ sexuality, etc.)
  • March 20: Making Connections (examples: friendships, finding new community, redefining family, ideas for more inclusive faith communities, etc.)
  • March 21: Looking Ahead (examples: perks of a life w/out kids, celebrating our accomplishments, finding meaning, identity, what we create/nurture, aging, creating a plan b, legacy, finding interests/hobbies, creating new traditions, etc.)
3. SENDING YOUR PODCAST EPISODE

Once it gets closer to the deadline, I’ll send a form you can use to submit your podcast episode to be included in the Podcaster’s Bundle. Since we are asking this content to be exclusive to the summit, we ask that you do not publish this episode outside of the All Access Pass. 

 

 

Submissions are due by Feb. 28, 2021.

 
5. PROMOTION

The power of an online summit comes from a community coming together for a single cause. The joint promotion that happens because of that is a huge benefit to everyone involved.

 

 

Because of that, everyone is encouraged (but not required) to share on social media and to email their lists during the promotion period, starting on February 23, 2021.

 

 

You’ll want to share using your affiliate link so you can get in on the 60% commission that will come from any Extended Access Pass sales.

 

 

You’ll find swipe copy and graphics in the Resource Vault below.

Affiliate Details

While summits are great for overall visibility and making new connections, a little extra income never hurts either, right?

That’s exactly why I’ve set up an affiliate program for the Extended Access Passes where you’ll receive a commission from all sales from traffic you refer to the event. Payouts will be made on a monthly basis starting April 1, 2021.

Here’s how it works. All attendees can register and access all of the summit presentations for free during the event. Each day’s presentations will be available for 24 hours from when they are made available to attendees. If attendees would like access to any of the presentations after that window or to the bonus content, they have the option to purchase an Extended Access Pass.

As an affiliate, you will receive a unique link to promote the Childless Collective Summit and the Extended Access Passes. Using a program that tracks affiliate links, I will be able to see if someone visits the registration page, registers, or purchases an Extended Access Pass using your unique link.

Since we are a close community with an overlap of networks, I am also offering a 60 day, first referral lock in. This means that if someone doesn’t purchase an Extended Access Pass the first time it’s offered, but they decide to purchase one within that 60 day time period, the commission will go to the affiliate whose link was used the first time the purchaser visited the summit website.

As a podcast affiliate, you will receive a 60% commission on all Extended Access Pass sales purchased through your unique affiliate link (or when the purchaser’s first visit to the website is traced to your affiliate link).


The pricing structure will be as follows:

$97 for the Extended Basic Access Pass

$147 for the Extended All Access Pass

To make it as easy as possible for you to generate extra income, the Resource Vault includes things like email swipe copy, social media copy, and social share graphics. However, you’re more than welcome to write your own copy and even run your own Facebook ads.

Just remember to use your affiliate link. 

 

If you haven’t set up your affiliate link yet, you can do so here!

As with all affiliate promotions, be sure to disclose that you’re an affiliate when sharing with your audience.

Resource Vault

Now for those resources I promised to make your life as easy as possible.

 

In this folder you’ll find the following resources:

  • A “Start Here” doc with info to get you started
  • Summit branding graphics
  • Email swipe copy and suggested send dates
  • Social media swipe copy, graphics and suggestion posting dates

View the resources here.


And in case you don’t want to dig through a folder, here are direct links:

Resources coming soon!

Current Action Steps

Action Steps


Phew, that was a lot to cover! You’re awesome for making it this far.

 

For the sake of clarity, here are your current action steps:

Important Dates

Here’s a roundup of our key dates:

  • Basic information: December 19, 2020
  • Podcast due: March 1, 2021
  • Promotion period: February 15 to March 18, 2021
  • Summit dates: March 18-21, 2021
  • Affiliate payouts: Monthly, starting April 1, 2021

Contact me with any questions at [email protected]