When you suddenly stop creating and producing podcast episodes, and never get back to it. Yes, this is a real “thing” a lot of people become overwhelmed with the amount of work or time commitment that it takes to produce a podcast.
Many podcasters stop producing episodes after episode 6.
Today 5 Quick Tips to Help You Avoid Podfade.
Plan. Have you planned your podcast to the last detail? Do you have a clear podcast “why”. Can you identify the person your podcast is supposed to reach? Who is your podcast for?
Time. Don’t underestimate in the beginning how long it will take. No just recording straight into your app isn’t the answer. How long does it take to do each piece? I’ve built this business out of the part ppl find the most time consuming-podcast editing.
Batch record. If at all possible this is a lifesaver. Have your episodes ready to go.
Be patient with yourself. There’s a learning curve for everyone. I’m a better editor than I was last year. You will get better at recording, interviewing and creating content. You need to be patient and kind to yourself.
What’s holding you back from starting a podcast? Pop your question below.
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I’m going to be taking part in the Outlier Festival in January 2020!
The Outlier Podcast Festival is an opportunity for smaller independent podcasters to meet one another and also connect with bigger names in the industry. If you are on the fence about attending please read my last article about why you should attend “smaller” podcast conferences.
One of my goals for 2020 is to speak at more podcast conferences so that I can really encourage more women to start their podcasts. I want to know what’s holding you back and give you effective, actionable advice to move you forward. That’s one of the reasons I love smaller podcast conferences, everything is made is easier. The information is more accessible and people have more time.
If you want to know what’s going on and want to see updates use you can tag Outlier @Outlier_HQ on Twitter, @OutlierHQ on Instagram, and OutlierHQ on Facebook.
I would love to meet you in person, please come up and say hello if you are still on the fence about attending I have a discount code for you.
Use the discount code “Outlier” for 15% off your ticket.
Thank you to every one of you that commented, sent an email or just read the blog. I hope you celebrate the way you want to tonight. If that means going to a party or staying in with the dog (my personal favourite).
I would love to hear what podcast goals you have set for 2020. Leave me a voice note let me know!
As a Podcast Coach l like to tell people to plan their podcast first before going out and buying the microphone you saw on Social Media.
That’s a gripe for another post!
For me, it is so frustrating to see a great podcast description and then see that the last episode was released in March 2017.
Where should you start?
So here are a few tips when you are at the planning stage to get clarity on what you are really trying to achieve and an outline plan of action. I had feedback on a Get Your Podcast Started Virtual Summit that I was a speaker in. What was said is that we all want to run with our shiny new idea, but two (2) months down the line after editing each episode for 2 hours. Having a guest that you thought was a great fit be a great dud and looking at the slow growth of your download numbers. You decide that you’ll not put out an episode this week, then next week you are busy with…..
Let’s put some structure around your great podcast idea.
Here are my 5 tips
Podcasting is personal: Tell people who you are and what’s your story.
What is your podcast about?
What’s the end goal of your podcast? Do you want to connect with people who love the same horror films like adore? Do you want podcasting to be your full-time job? Are you doing this for personal development? Is it a project for you and your kids?
What topics do you want to cover?
What will keep you consistent?
If you need help creating a solid plan for your podcast I’d love to chat with you. Book an obligation Free Discovery call here.
If you want to move forward and have committed 2019 to launching your podcast then ask me about Maven Podcast Coaching. I will take you from idea to launch.
P.S. My podcast is launching at the end of this month I would love it if you would rate and review. Follow the IG page @theenterprisingexpat to know when I launch.
What should you think about when choosing a name for your podcast?
It can be hard to stand out and be clear. We all know that we need something a little memorable until people hear our fantastic content and start recommending us!!! Here are 5 great tips on how to come up with a podcast name.
Your title should be easy to remember.
If your title is long and complicated, can you simplify it a little? Have you ever been out walking and searched for a show and you know it really well but all you get is ” No result“?
That drives me crazy! It’s normally because I made one typo. Don’t make it hard for people to find you. Keep the following in mind:
Easier to remember – easier to find – easier to share.
Is it Easy to Work Out What Your Show is About?
Can anyone work out what the show is about from the title? Have you chosen something a little obscure or quirky?
If people in your field will search for that term then that’s great; but if it’s an in-joke that you explain in your podcast. You are making things difficult for yourself.
Be fun, be creative but also be clear.
Question? What’s in it for me?
If I’m glancing at a screen of titles, will I quickly be able to work out if I should choose yours?