Soapbox Stage


Enlarge the Reach of Your Message

Introducing Soapbox ‘Stage’

Soapbox Stage is your professional platform hosted here on the Soapbox.Network.
It gets rid of the hassle of organizing, scheduling, posting, and promoting your content.  You just write or speak, and we do the rest. We put you online, here, and drive traffic to you from our larger network.  You’re going to love it.  There’s more.  Keep reading.
The Soapbox.Network helps people get informed and be transformed.  The key to our success is delivering life-changing content to as many people as possible through as many media as possible.  But we aren’t the only one with a message.  You also have a message.  Your message is important.  That message needs a bigger platform.  And your voice needs a larger audience.   You need a soapbox.  Let me repeat what Soapbox Stage is.  Soapbox Stage is your professional platform hosted here on the Soapbox.Network– where you take care of the writing or speaking, and we take care of the rest (depending on the package you choose).
Soapbox Stage is a service that gets your message up, then gets your message out.   We put your content online, then push your content online.  Soapbox Stage levels the playing field.  It helps those with the message but without the time, money, or technical expertise to reach a growing global audience.  In effect, we become your personal media team.  Soapbox Stage is for people like you.  It’s for people who want to leverage the influence of a professional platform and the impact of mass communication, but without the heavy lifting.  Soapbox Stage provides a cost-effective, turn-key solution to turn your desire to change more people’s lives into reality.

Who Needs Soapbox ‘Stage’

You do. Communicators of all types can benefit from Soapbox Stage.  Historically, communicators stood on wooden soapboxes to ensure they could be seen and heard by gathering crowds.  Times and modes of communication have changed, but all communicators have this in common: They have a message that needs to be heard.  Communicators include professors, speakers, teachers, preachers, and writers.  These communicators regularly produce talks, lessons, lectures, sermons, and other types of content.  But whether that content is information or inspiration, it needs a platform and an audience.
Soapbox provides both.  Our platform involves helping you convert your written content into blog posts and your spoken content into podcasts.  By converting your material into these digital formats and placing it in our delivery system, we are able to provide an online home for your message.  Through the combination of our efforts to drive web traffic to your blog or podcast, your audience, influence, and impact will continue to grow over a period of time.  And nowhere can this happen more quickly than on the world wide web as we leverage the combined forces of a robust platform, syndication, social media, and the most powerful forms of media currently available.

Soapbox ‘Stage’ Simply Explained

Soapbox Stage
 

The Problems Soapbox ‘Stage’ Solves For You

The more important the message, the bigger audience communicators want.  And staying highly motivated to produce outstanding content sometimes requires us to have a growing and enthusiastic audience. But there are problems that cripple our ability to reach people with our message or ideas.

Primary Problem #1: Increasing the Life Span of Your Message

With all the investment of time required to create great content, it makes no sense to offer it only one time, to one audience, in one place.  Our message is more important than that.  But our ideas have a short shelf life if they aren’t preserved.  Without a website that displays your message indefinitely, the life span of your message ends the moment you finish the live speaking event.  Ouch.  It’s deflating to realize that all the time you invested in preparing a talk or written piece has no ability to reach anyone after the talk, lesson, sermon, or lecture ends.  Think about it…

  • A writer spends hours poring over every word of a piece, only to realize just a handful had time to read it at the time.
  • A preacher invests hours on a life-changing sermon, only to have an empty congregation that day.
  • A speaker prepares a great talk, but is met with inclement weather that keeps crowds away.
  • A professor delivers an outstanding lecture, but it’s lost on distracted students cramming for an exam in another course later that day.
  • A teacher builds a life-changing lesson, only to have preoccupied students who let the moment of truth pass.  And so it goes.
Primary Problem #2: Increasing the Size of Your Audience

Every communicator has experienced the burning disappointment of a tiny audience.  When our message is shared with disengaged, preoccupied, forgetful, or altogether absent groups, we suffer pain.  Empty rooms bring insult, but the importance of our message brings injury.  Thankfully these can overcome by continually putting our best content online for the entire world to see.  The quality of that content remains just as fresh, just as vital, and just as living as it was the moment it was delivered.  And when it is made perpetually available and driven to people using specialized tools and techniques, our ideas begin to find a larger audience.  Communicators (teachers, professors, preachers, speakers, and writers) discontent with the short shelf-life of previous talks and written pieces now have the power to reject settling for puny audiences that don’t adequately represent the importance of the content being shared.  But a motivated and growing audience consistently sharing our work to others serves as a powerful catalyst.  The results are a multiplied audience for us and the exponential impact for our message.

Primary Problem #3: Eliminating the Effort Required to Share Our Ideas

The final major challenge communicators face is devoting the time required to package our material for online consumption.  For example, though we regularly produce writing, it’s often stuck in a word-processing document, not beautifully formatted and annotated for publishing a blog post.  And though professors, speakers, teachers, and preachers generate large amounts of spoken content, there’s a lot more to getting the word out.  The equipment, effort, and expertise of bundling raw audio files into artful podcasts that automatically flow into listener’s Macs, PCs, iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry devices is beyond most communicators’ abilities or time-constraints.  After all, communicators primarily love
“communication” not the technology that supports it.  Soapbox Stage understands that and allows you do only the parts you want, and we take care of the rest by offering different price points for differing levels of support.  We’re like your own personal media team, sharing you with your audience– and also with ours… then helping you reach an even larger group of people with your unique message.

How Soapbox ‘Stage’ Works

Soapbox Stage provides two types of services.  First, we help communicators get their message out to the world by building their basic online platform: your “stage.”  Second, we help maintain that online presence.  This involves helping people get and keep your message online through offering a turn-key solution at a fair price.
The Soapbox Stage solution addresses two primary pressure points keeping communicators from success and significance.  First, it solves the problem of establishing a digital footprint for one’s message.  Soapbox Stage eliminates 90% of the time, work, and expertise required to launch.  After all, not everyone has access to a powerful platform like the Soapbox.Network.  Nor does everyone have the time to create web pages and to build the site infrastructure.  And not everyone has the ability to develop blog and podcast designs, while establishing the necessary protocols to make it all work.  Overcoming these challenges may be the only thing standing between you and other communicators enjoying great online impact.
The second pressure point Soapbox Stage addresses is solving the problem of expanding the reach of one’s message through consistently deploying quality content.  Some people enjoy speaking, but don’t have the time or interest to produce professional podcasts several times each month.  Others enjoy writing, but don’t have the availability to take those simple document files and fashion them into polished blog posts week after week.  With Soapbox Stage you’ll have the choice between different levels of support that will help you find your voice and to call your audience to action.  In other words, all you “have” to do to get your message online and to begin reaching a larger audience is to give us your written or recorded content.  We take care of the rest.  And for those wanting to do part of the work themselves, that’s OK too.  You can have any level of involvement you want– and can change your involvement level at any time you want, depending on your time and availability.

Soapbox ‘Stage’ Features

Our Soapbox platform offers turn-key options to help communicators by providing the following:

  • Secure Web Hosting to Protect Your Content
  • WordPress Genesis Framework
  • Automatic Backups to Maintain Your Content
  • Search Engine Optimization Software
  • Amazing Download Speeds and Website Up Time
  • Podcast Hosting and Syndication Tools
  • Blog Hosting and Distribution Tools
  • Multi-Device Responsive Software
  • Different Levels of Technical and Creative Assistance
  • Comprehensive Support in Trouble-Shooting

SOAPBOX ‘STAGE’ SERVICES

PHASE 1: Setting Up Your Podcast/Blog Website

To launch your Soapbox Stage, you’ll need to set up your site.  Here are your options (choose one).

Soapbox Starter Package ($129)

Includes:

  • Soapbox Stage Site at https://www.podcastseminary.com/your-site-name
  • About (You) Page, Contact (You) Page
  • Blog OR Podcast Page (either)
  • First Month of Hosting Included
  • Two Promotional Slots in Your Pages’ Side Bar

Technical Geek Speak

  • You provide name of site
  • You provide image of yourself at specification
  • You provide copy for About and Contact pages
  • You provide descriptions of blog or podcast
  • You provide 4 audio-pod/text-blog files at specification
  • You provide image for podcast (optional)
  • You provide information for sidebar promos (optional)
  • We provide web hosting, security, backups
  • We provide formatting for web pages
  • We provide set up for 4 starter blog posts OR podcast
  • We provide SEO for each page and post
  • We provide basic intro & outro for podcast
  • We provide voice over for podcast
  • We provide RSS feed set up
  • We submit to iTunes/Google Play services

Order Now: $ 129

Soapbox Savvy Package ($199)

Includes:

  • Soapbox Stage Site with Optional Personalized URL
  • About (You) Page, Contact (You) Page, +1 Page
  • Blog AND Podcast Pages (both)
  • First Month of Hosting Included
  • Page Format Choice, Multiple Promotional Side Bars
  • Soapbox Shoutout about your new site on Soapbox

Technical Geek Speak

  • You provide name of site
  • You provide image of yourself at specification
  • You provide copy for About and Contact pages
  • You provide descriptions of blog or podcast
  • You provide 4 audio-pod/text-blog files at specification
  • You provide image for podcast (optional)
  • You provide information for sidebar promos (optional)
  • We provide web hosting, security, backups
  • We provide formatting for web pages
  • We provide set up for 4 starter blog posts AND 4 podcasts
  • We provide SEO for each page and post
  • We provide basic intro & outro for podcast
  • We provide voice over for podcast
  • We provide RSS feed set up
  • We submit to iTunes/Google Play services
  • We provide domain search (extra TLDs fees may apply)
  • We provide initial 1 year registration for URL
  • We point domain to your Soapbox Stage URL
  • We provide embedded MailChimp e-mail collection (optional)

Order Now: $ 199

PHASE 2: Maintaining and Updating Your Podcast/Blog Website 

Once your site is launched, you need to maintain it.  Look below to identify the level of support you need to maintain your stage and extend the reach of your message.

 

Optional Add-Ons

For those needing additional professional services, we provide the following and other unlisted add-ons to complete your premium branding and promotional needs.

Payment Options

We all invest in what is important to us. Whether it’s a new pair of jeans, cable TV, or providing a platform for our message, everyone makes decisions based on their personal priorities. For some, expanding our reach is a top priority. The Soapbox owner invested heavily to realize the dream of launching this resource, most of which is offered as a gift to the world.  Likewise, some of our Soapbox guests place such a high value on truth and their ideas that a tool like this is a great need. Sometimes leaders have access to business funds, expense accounts, subscription monies, professional development funds, and promotional budgets capable of covering the cost of reaching more people with their message.  When such resources do not exist, the importance of our ideas may compel us to invest in ourselves and the ones our message will reach. The very existence of Soapbox is the result of that type of conviction.
Soapbox accepts all major cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express,® including both Debit and Credit Cards, as well as PayPal.  We use 128-bit SSL encryption, so you know your identity is safe.
Payment for Stage One Setup is due at the time of ordering.  Payment for Stage Two Service is charged as a monthly membership fee (recurring).  We offer E-Z no hassle cancellation.

See a Sample ‘Soapbox Stage’ Site

 

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