Your podcast series is gaining an audience – social media is an ideal way to help continue to capitalize on that and grow your podcast audience. Most people use one or two of the most popular social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. The first step is to choose the right platform […]
Should my podcast have merch?
Many new podcast hosts ask us if and when they should sell merchandise for their show. The short answer is: Yes, and it depends. We think the more important question to ask yourself is why you want to sell merch to your audience. Monetization If you’re looking to monetize your podcast, offering merchandise is a […]
Should My Podcast Have a Press Kit?
Think of your podcast as a media product that you need to describe, pitch, and sell. A press kit can help journalists and influencers tell stories about your podcast far more effectively than if you just let them navigate your archives independently. Your press kit (or media kit) should contain critical facts and information about […]
How can I repurpose my podcast content?
Your hard work of researching, recording, editing, and publishing your podcast episodes is beginning to pay off because your listeners are increasing. Research shows that approximately 50% of Americans like to listen to podcasts. There are many ways to repurpose your podcast content to help you tap into your potential audience. Blog Posts Accompany each […]
Should my podcast have original cover art?
Your cover art is usually the first impression a new listener will ever get when they discover your podcast. You better believe listeners judge a podcast by the cover! How your cover art evokes emotion can make or break whether or not a potential listener will take the next step to learn more about your […]
Should I have a website or page dedicated to my podcast?
Simple answer: a resounding, yes! If you thought just getting your podcast up on iTunes or Spotify was all you needed for podcast success, think again. Having your own website or page dedicated to your podcast is the way to go, for several reasons. 1. You ‘own’ your website Two reasons why this is important: […]
Should I create trailers for my podcast?
Many podcasting apps and audio directories now feature support for trailer episodes. 40% of the top 400 podcasts in the US feature a trailer. If it’s working for eight of the top ten podcasts on Apple’s chart, this podcast marketing tactic should also work for you. At Podcast Taxi, we encourage our clients to make […]
Why do some podcasts become more popular than others?
Let’s be honest; the barrier to launching a podcast is pretty low. Anyone can record something on their iPhone and pop it up on iTunes to share with the world. Launching is the easy part, and there are a lot (and we do mean a lot!) of people launching new podcasts every day. So, why […]
How many podcast episodes should be in a “season?”
Arranging your podcast into seasons can help reduce the risk of “podfading.” It’s easier for you—and for your audience—to think about your show as a finite group of episodes. You can then choose to frame up whether your show gets “renewed” or takes a planned break once in a while. When starting a weekly podcast […]
How often should I post my podcast?
Most of our prospective podcast production clients usually ask, “how often should I post my podcast?” Some shows post new episodes daily, some post a few times a week, some even post a cluster of new episodes all at once for binging. While it’s tempting to focus your podcast posting schedule around your recording availability, […]
How many podcasts are there, and how do you make your podcast stand out?
Podcast popularity has exploded over the past few years, even though the format’s already in it’s second decade. More podcasters produce more shows than ever, while new devices and ubiquitous bandwidth enable more consumers to listen. If you’re thinking about jumping into the podcast game, you might be asking yourself, “just how many podcasts are […]