If you aren’t familiar with podcasting, let me explain. A podcast is a type of digital media – generally a digital audio file – that is available on the internet for download. Often, podcasts are offered in a series that can be subscribed to.
Podcasting Tips for Beginners
Podcasting is considered by some to be an easier way to connect with readers than by a blog post. These podcasting tips for beginners will give you a place to start. Compared to creating a video, creating a podcast is relatively simple and inexpensive. People generally subscribe to your podcasts (like a newsletter) so they receive each one as it’s published.
- Have a clearly defined plan with a beginning and an end. Determine how many podcasts you’ll create in the series and what each one will contain. Then stick to it.
- Be prepared for launch date with at least three recorded podcasts. Do not publish until everything is 100% ready.
- Encourage your readers to review your podcasts. Reviews are important, especially with a new podcast.
- Be aware of what your voice sounds like to others. Depending on your voice or your accent, you may want to consider professional voice talent.
- Watch the length. You want to give enough information to hook your subscribers without making it so long that people lose interest.
- Promote it. Just like with a blog post, you must get the word out about your podcast to get new readers.
- Find out what your subscribers want and then give it to them. Engage with them on your blog or social media sites to see what solutions they’re looking for. Then, make sure your podcast series offers those solutions.
- Determine how you’ll monetize. Will you sell an ebook, private coaching, or access to a members only forum?
- Be authentic. More than blogging, your subscribers will be able to tell when you’re being authentic and talking about something that matters to you.
What do you think? Have you tried podcasting? Is it something you want to being doing?