Launching a podcast is hard, but so worth the effort, to make the process easier here are 5 tools to kickstart your podcast.
- Headliner. This app will help you create short shareable audio clips with picture backgrounds that you can share on social media to promote your show.
Tip: Send a different audio clip to your guest and ask them to share it widely to promote their episode.
- Auphonic. New podcasters often do everything themselves. Your audio doesn’t have to be perfect and this app will help you “even your sound out”. The first 2 hours are free, I think and their pricing is fair.
- Canva. If you want to make excellent graphics but have the artistic ability of a one-year-old who eats crayons, this is the website for you. You will find templates that are sized for most social media platforms so that you can create social posts to go with your episodes. You can also put in your own dimensions, a lot of people create their cover podcast cover art with Canva.
- Temi A transcript can help with the discoverability of your podcast. This service is automated and produces a “good enough” transcript of your podcast, for a good price. You will need to go back in a do minor corrections but it’s budget-friendly and easy to use.
Tip: Use the transcript to look for quotes to use in your social posts for the episode.
Speakpipe: I love this app! This app allows people to leave you a short and sweet voice message. You are using the medium of audio to reach your audience, let them contact you in the same way. You will get an email notification when you have received a voicemail.
Tip: Ask for your listeners to leave you a voice note with feedback, tips and questions. Also ask them to leave their name!! Send them a shout-out in your next episode. Use their name. Make it personal. Make use of the medium that people prefer to use.
What apps make your podcasting life easier? Let me know.