A lot of podcasters have published late or missed a week entirely. We know life gets in the way, whether it’s an illness or schedule conflict. Sometimes you just can’t put out a show that day or week—we get it. And you’re not alone. But if there is one thing podcasts need to be good […]
Should You Add Video to Your Podcast?
Most podcasts are in audio format; you can find them on places like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Overcast. New access to technology has allowed some podcasts to evolve into “vodcasts,” or video formats of their podcast. Some podcasts enjoy a deeper connection to their audience by adding the video element. You may wonder […]
Should I hire a podcast producer?
Like most people that get into podcasting, you have a voice and message you want to share with your community. You want to be a thought leader, an influencer, or use your voice to expand your business’s marketing or personal branding. That’s where your focus should be: expanding your reach and influence while growing your […]
Podcast Editing Tips and Tools
Poor podcast audio quality can distract your audience and distract from the quality and authority of your content. However, with the right editing tools and some tips, you can create great audio. Here are two basic approaches. You can choose one or the other or a blend of both. Minimum Effective Editing (MEE) Streamlining your […]
How to combat the dreaded podfade
When a podcaster ghosts their show, it’s called podfading. Many new and inspiring podcasters underestimate podcasting workload, and even seasoned podcasters can find themselves burning out. If you let yourself slip too far down the production spiral, you’ll lose interest, passion, and drive for your podcast. Over time, you stop putting out shows without notice […]
How do I create the best production timeline for my podcast?
We know it can be challenging to maintain consistent podcast content and publishing schedules. Suppose you don’t already have a defined plan and try to cope with jugging all your many podcast production tasks. In that case, you will benefit from creating a production calendar for your podcast. What Is a Podcast Production Calendar? How […]
Can my podcast survive a hiatus?
Even the most consistent podcasters sometimes need to step away from their shows for a while. However, every time you pause publishing new episodes, you risk losing a chunk of your listeners. Here are some smart ways to stay connected with your audience so they’ll eagerly anticipate your show’s return. End on a Strong Note […]
Should I incorporate intros or voiceovers in my podcast?
If you want to create a professional sounding podcast, you need a professional sounding introduction – a podcast intro. A great sounding intro should build anticipation and add cohesiveness to your podcast. Think about it, your intro represents the very first voice your listeners will hear, and how good it sounds makes a big difference […]
What are some common podcasting mistakes?
If you currently have a podcast or are trying to start one, it takes time and effort to produce something that people want to engage with. There are so many tasks required to produce a well received podcast and there are also over 30 million episodes as of April 2020. Improve your chances of standing […]
How important is metadata for my podcast?
Statistics show that podcasts are growing in popularity. Your metadata determines whether your podcast shows up in relevant user searches. High-quality metadata will help prospective listeners discover your podcast and grow your audience. Your podcast uses audio to send a message to your audience. Search engines don’t have the ability to scan the content of […]
Can I switch my podcast hosting platform without losing subscribers?
Switching podcast hosts usually happens because you’re looking for one or more of these benefits: You want to gain more control over your feed. You need better stats on how your podcast is doing. You require built-in features that your current host is not providing, e.g., live-streaming, WordPress integration, standalone apps, or a managed website […]
The benefits of podcast scripting
Radio hosts like Howard Stern and Terry Gross make everything sound easy. While Howard may have that rare ability to open a microphone and speak to millions of satellite listeners, he developed that skill over decades of live broadcasts. Terry Gross, on the other hand, hosts her daily NPR interview series with a team of […]