Planning & Techniques for Podcasting
Struggling to figure out what kind of podcast you'd like to make, what format to use or how to plan it for success and consistency? We can help, right here!
OUR 'FIRST STOP' ARTICLES ON PLANNING & METHODS
Podcast Scripting: How Do I Write a Podcast Script?
Podcast scripting is a really personal thing. I know successful hosts that script their whole show, word for word. And I know other hosts that write down the show title and nothing else, ad-libbing from there. Neither way is right or wrong and, in reality, most people go for something in-between. Scripting can be viewed as a…Read
Finding Content Ideas & Getting the Most From Every One | Content Stacking #2
Here, we’ll cover how to figure out what to write, and how to get the most from the topic! That means finding the questions people are searching for, and then creating an answer in the best possible way. This is Chapter 2 of our Content Stacking series. Find the introduction here. A big concept behind Content Stacking…Read
Podcasting in Seasons: Revitalise Your Content & Help Your Listeners
Last year I had the privilege to speak in front of a great crowd at New Media Europe about podcasting in seasons. The reception I received on the topic was amazing and, even now, I’m tagged regularly on social media by people who are putting it into action. I talked about how the format works, and how it…Read
How to Start a Podcast: Every Single Step
This guide holds your hand through every single thing you need to do to Start a Podcast. Including planning for success, top quality equipment, recording, editing, publishing and growth. Let’s begin! Planning Naming Episodes Format Recording Producing Publishing Next… So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at…Read
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The Launch Series: from Zero to Live in Simple Steps
Our 3-part Launch series is designed to hold your hand through the entire podcast launch process, from planning your show to making it live on the web. For a step-by-step, in-detail, no-jargon guide to getting your show out into the world, start here!Check out the Launch Series
Let’s Get Engaged | Encouraging Audience Engagement
When podcasters think of their audience, they think of listens–but they also think of engagement. Audience engagement is how invested your listeners are in your show. Most podcasters think that engagement just comes from “making good content,” but it’s much more nuanced than that. To get your audience engaged, you have to earn their trust…
Less is More: Designing Great Podcast Art
Your podcast’s art is the first thing new listeners see. Here are examples and strategies for engaging podcast art!
Podcast Episode Length: How Long Should My Episodes Be?
As a podcaster, there’s a lot you can learn from the world’s top shows. But episode length isn’t one of them. In fact, the average episode length of any other show aside from your own is irrelevant. There’s a few reasons for this, so let’s take a look… Ideal Length Is Determined by Content Here’s…
How to Create Your Podcast Avatar
An Avatar is an embodiment of your perfect listener. Learn how they make creating, promoting & growing any podcast 10x more effective!
Podcast Names: What Should I Call My Podcast?
Choosing a name for your podcast is a hugely important part of the planning and launching stage. You can have the best content and audio quality in the world, but a poorly named podcast can prevent most of your target audience from ever hearing it. So what makes for a “good” podcast name? What factors…
Common Podcasting Mistakes: What They Are, & How to Avoid Them
Part of podcast culture right now is the common joke that everyone has a podcast. “Podcasts are easy,” people tend to think. “Anyone can make one.” It’s true that podcasting has a low barrier for entry, meaning anyone can finally get their message out without having to worry about the costs of making a film…
How to Easily and Effectively Manage Podcast Guest Outreach
This is a guest post by Marina Barayeva, host of Marketing for Creatives. It’s a podcast for creative entrepreneurs and business owners about how to market a small business. Marina is also a portrait photographer based in Beijing, China. Her mission is to inspire people to do what they love and help to grow it as a…
Launching Your Podcast with an Episode Zero
In podcasting, an “Episode Zero” is the name given to a type of introductory or “pre-launch” episode. It isn’t essential to create an episode zero. But many podcasters do – and there’s a few good reasons why it might be worth considering for your own podcast. Introductions & Expectations The first reason is really to…
Why It Might Be Time to Quit Your Podcast
Unsurprisingly, most of the folks who land on The Podcast Host website are looking for advice on starting and/or growing a podcast, as opposed to stopping one. However, situations do arise that merit quitting a podcast, or even quitting podcasting altogether! So, Why Quit Your Podcast? Here are some popular reasons why you might be…
How To Test Your Audience
As a podcaster, it’s important that you understand what your audience like about your show. What makes them subscribe and stay loyal to you? Once you’ve built your community of listeners, it’s time to test your audience. Test Your Audience Testing is an important tool for keeping that audience and also growing it. You may…
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Alitu: The Podcast Maker
Alitu is a web app that makes podcasting easy. You upload your raw audio, then Alitu polishes it up, adds your music, helps you edit and publishes the final episode.Check out Alitu