Most people get in to podcasting because they have something to say. They have a message, and they want to share it with the world.
And, though there’s more to podcasting than just getting behind the mic and hitting record, all of these other tasks are often seen as necessary rather than enjoyable.
Of all the jobs involved, there are two that seem to cause the most grief among podcasters of all levels of experience.
Fed Up Editing?
Whether you call it editing, mixing, or post-production, there are a few reasons why you might dread this stage of making an episode.
Some find it difficult, time consuming, or just flat-out boring.
There’s also the question of how much editing do I actually need to do in my podcast anyway?
Even taking a minimum effective editing approach involves opening up the DAW, and just the thought of that can lead some podcasters to procrastination and even “podfading”.
Bored Writing Shownotes?
You probably didn’t get into an audio medium like podcasting for the thought of sitting knocking out 400-500 word blog posts every other week.
And whilst some podcasters love to write, others could really do without it.
But whether you’re writing bullet points or something more akin to a small ebook, they’re still going to require your time and attention.
Recommended Outsourced Podcast Producers
You might be tempted to quote the immortal words of Homer Simpson – “Can’t someone else do it?”
The good news is that there’s a plethora of business and freelancers out there who’ll edit, write shownotes, and offer a whole range of other podcasting services on top of that.
Sometimes having too much choice is hard work in itself though, so if you’re in the mood to delegate everything, let us pick out some options for you.
Lower Street is a premium podcast production and promotion service. Our producers and editors come from backgrounds in podcasting, radio, and post production, and have worked on projects for global brands as well as podcasts for startup founders of online businesses.
Lower Street can help you whether you’re looking to streamline your process to save time, improve the sound quality of your podcast, or grow your audience.
Packages start from $499 per month for a weekly podcast. Custom packages available depending on the frequency of your show.
We support podcasters in making their production process more efficient and cost-effective. The times of struggling with post-recording, expensive transcription and show notes services are over! Give us a chance and see why others, like you, trust us with their podcasts.
We Edit Podcasts offer mentorship, production, transcription, and shownote writing services. Prices vary depending on package, but their basic ‘editing only’ plan starts at $249 per month for five episodes. WEP’s turnaround time is 48 hours.
Podcast Editing and Production Services for Self Funded Businesses
We Save you TIME so you can FOCUS on Creating Great Podcasts that will Move Your Business Forward!
Podcast Motor offer mentorship, production, transcription, and shownote writing services. Prices vary depending on package, but their ‘Podcasting Essentials’ plan costs $499 per month based on a weekly release schedule. PM’s turnaround time is one week.
Freedom Podcasting is the most hands free way to hire and operate a podcast production service. Just send your recordings and the Freedom Podcasting team will do everything to have your show up on iTunes.
Freedom Podcasting offer mentorship, production, and shownote writing services. Prices are quoted based on client requirements. FP’s turnaround time is 2-3 days.
Outsource your entire podcast production process to the top audio producers in the world. Take your podcast sound to a pro new level.
Music Radio Creative offer a production-only service. Prices vary, but production of one episode per month is $50, whilst five episodes per month costs $220. MRC’s turnaround time is 3-5 days as standard, but can be as fast as 24 hours.
Looking for a Tailored Launch Plan? The Podcast Launch Program from Cashflow Podcasting offers to create, launch and manage your podcast for you.
Their team creates your podcast artwork, intros & outros, coaches you through getting set up and recording your first 3 podcast episodes.
After your show launches successfully, you simply focus on recording your content. Our team will edit and produce your audio into a professional episode, write up a compelling and engaging show notes post for your episode and schedule everything to publish at the proper time for you.
Moondog Marketing is 6 people who regularly break bad with our prized, 99.1 percent pure marketing rocket fuel formula. Their team provides a full range of marketing solutions to help you overcome your biggest challenges.
Moondog offers a pay-as-you-go plan for $99 per episode, and a monthly plan of four episodes per month at $349. Their custom packages are priced as needed, after discussion with their client. Moondog also offers two startup packages for clients just beginning their podcast journey.
The Podcast Host
Yep, us! Depending on what you’re looking for, we might be able to help.
We’ve worked on dozens of client podcast projects over the years, from the ‘weekly grind’ up to helping to design, record and produce entire seasons of a company’s show. We don’t do the former, any more – for week-in, week-out help, look above – but we’re definitely interesting in bigger, more complex or more interesting projects.
Here’s the kind of thing we do:
- Design, setup & launch: Helping you get started in a way that gives your show the best chance to be amazing.
- Batch season production: Need 8 or more eps produced in a batch? We can help.
- Highly produced podcasting: Looking to put together a set of episodes with narrative, soundscapes, interviews, all intertwined into an amazing production? That’s what we do! Check out our show Hostile Worlds for an example of our high-level production work.
Recently we worked with a national Solicitor to design, record and launch the first season of their show, 8 episodes in all. We also worked with STV, a UK TV station, to produce a really good narrative-driven podcast as a companion to one of their prime-time TV shows.
We can take on projects with a budget of £1000(~$1350) or above, and our full launch package, including 4 episodes, comes in right around that price.
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