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Best Tips to Take Your Podcast to the Next Level

Looking to take your podcast to the next level? Then look no further than this post!

It’s got all our best tips for kicking your podcasting skills into high gear!

Whether it’s general podcasting tips you’re looking for to help you level up your show, or you’re looking at improving your skill set in a specific podcasting area, we’ve got it all!

And we’ve gathered everything under easy-to-navigate headings.

You’re welcome!

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take your podcast to the next level!

General Podcasting Tips
Technical Podcasting Tips
Podcast Discoverability Tips
Marketing and Growth Tips
Podcast Community Tips

General Podcasting Tips

First up, some general podcasting tips.

How To Stop Making 10 Common Podcasting Mistakes!

Making mistakes, for better or for worse, are part of the human experience. However, the good news is that, if we learn and grow from each mistake, we only have to make each mistake once.

And the even better news is that, in many instances, there are certain mistakes we don’t even have to make ourselves! If we know where to look, we can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid some common pitfalls. 

And the best news yet is that podcasting is just one of those industries where we can learn a lot from the mistakes others in a very similar position to ours have made. 

So, today we’re sharing a list of the ten most common mistakes we see podcasters making. Learn from them, and avoid making these faux pas on your show. You’ll save time, you’ll avoid a whole lot of disappointment, and you may even find ways to make your podcast even better for your audiences.

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The 10 Must Do’s for Successful Podcasting

When it comes to podcasting, creating a quality show that is consistently entertaining is key to your success. Listeners are looking for a show that they can count on to be high-quality and engaging episode after episode. By putting in the work and delivering a great show, you can attract an audience and keep them coming back for more.

But you don’t want to put in all that hard work, only to see no results. You can have the best episodes, full of value, but if they’re not reaching your intended audience, you’re definitely not going to achieve podcasting success.

So, what is a podcast host to do? Easy! Keep reading!

This guide will help you get started on the right foot and will put you on the right path for podcasting success.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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10 Bad Habits to Break to Take Your Show to the Next Level

Today, we’re talking about bad habits…and I don’t mean that catchy tune by the musical maestro who is Ed Sheeran.

The problem with bad habits is often, we don’t actually know we have them…until they’re pointed out to us. 

And look, having someone point out our flaws is very rarely fun. We totally understand that! But at the end of the day, we want to help your podcast soar to the highest of heights and we want you to reach your full potential as a podcast host. And while, most of the time, we can do that through positive “how-to” or “10 tips for” style posts, sometimes a little tough love is what is needed.

The great news is that bad habits can be dropped like, well, a bad habit! And this post is here to help you do just that. We’re sharing the 10 most common bad habits we see podcast hosts struggle with.

Use these to evaluate yourself and your podcast, and you can then make the necessary adjustments to redirect your podcast on the path marked, “Success”!

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Technical Podcasting Tips

Next, let’s check out some technical tips.

13 Free Tools for Starting a Podcast on a Budget

So, you want to start a podcast? GREAT! But you’re on a budget? No problem! Creating a high-quality podcast on a budget is a totally-achievable goal! 

There are some basics that you will need to initially invest in – good quality microphones, earphones or headphones, perhaps a pop filter and a sound mixer, depending on your set-up. These are vital to getting that high-quality audio you’re after and are worth every cent!

But now that you’ve invested in the equipment, you may find that your remaining budget is very limited. What about everything else that goes into starting and running a successful podcast? The recording? The editing? And what about the hosting?

We’ve got you covered with amazing tools to help you make your podcasting dream a reality for the high cost of free! We’re sharing 13 top free tools to help you succeed each step of the way on your podcasting journey!

There’s no time (or money!) to waste! Let’s get right to it!

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Do You Need a Podcast Website? 9 Things To Include

Building a podcast brand, like building a house, involves many elements. And all of these elements need to work together to form the desired end product. And one of the elements of building a strong podcast brand is building a podcast website.

But besides acting as your podcasting headquarters, your podcast website houses a whole lot of very important elements. It’s the place where you can offer show notes and transcriptions for your show, all your other resources, share your blog posts, or the place to offer your products and services, and share your personal information. 

It can also be where your listeners can learn more about you, give feedback, engage with you, or even engage with each other.

And if you build correctly and get your website ranking highly for your keywords, then a website is one of the best resources at your disposal when it comes to podcast discoverability. Meaning that if people take to Google, or their search engine of choice, and go on the hunt for something in your niche, if you’ve got a website that’s set up to rank highly, it should come out near the top in the search results.

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Next, it’s time to talk discovery…

Podcast Discoverability Tips

How Do I Make My Podcast Stand Out In My Category?

Do you remember being a little kid, finding yourself in a big empty room somewhere and immediately – almost as if some pre-programmed, childlike instinct kicked in – belting out your favorite chorus, or silly sound just to enjoy the echo bouncing off the walls?  

We all love a good echo, but Podcaster, you didn’t jump into this industry to become a mere echo. Whilst variety is the spice of life, and options and diversity – even within categories – are a wonderful thing, you need to stand out and be unique.

Your listenership, and every potential listener out there, wants your unique flavor. So, let’s get practical how – if you’re a fitness guy, how do you make your content distinct from all the other personal trainer’s out there? If you’re an investment gal, how do you make your information distinct from all the other financial advisors in the market?  And how, O comedian extraordinaire, do you make your show stand out amongst all the comics on the podcast scene?  Hang with us in today’s article, as we explore the question: How Do I Make My Podcast Stand Out In My Category?

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13 Steps For Attracting New Listeners for Your Podcast

One of the key factors identifying a successful podcast is a large and engaged listener base. Some shows may be lucky enough to find success early on. They launch, and it seems like “bam” they already have a large, healthy audience.

But this, by and large, is the exception. Most hosts need to put in a bit more work to grow their audience.

Growing your podcast’s listener base can seem like a daunting task – you know how important a large, active audience is to a show’s longterm success, after all – but it doesn’t have to be.

Fortunately, there are a few tried and true methods for attracting new listeners to your show!

And while it may take some time and effort to build up your listener base, the 13 steps we’re sharing today will undoubtedly help you attract new podcast listeners!

So, let’s start with step 1…

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Next up, let’s talk tips and tricks for accelerated growth!

Marketing and Growth Tips

How To Successfully Grow [and Retain!] Your Mailing List

Did you know that  emails have the highest return on investment when compared to all the available marketing channels, AND they are at least four times more effective in reaching your target audience than social media sites, like Facebook!

Emails are also still the most direct route we have available when it comes to reaching people. And according to top web influencer, Neil Patel, emails also crush social media channels when it comes to delivering more value-rich, personalized content to your readers.

So today, we’re covering strategies that will firstly help you grow that all-important email mailing list, as well as strategies that you can then implement that will make sure you retain that growth and convert all those new sign-ups to loyal members of your community.  

Let’s start with 6 strategies to help you kickstart your mailing list growth.

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How to Grow a Podcast Audience: 5 Effective Strategies

Are you a podcast host looking to grow your audience? You’ve come to the right post! Welcome!

Here are some of the most common reasons podcast hosts want to see their audience grow:

1. To reach more people with their message

2. To grow their business or brand

3. To make a bigger impact in the world

4. To create a community around their podcast

5. To generate more leads or convert more sales for their business or brand

6. To create more monetization opportunities

Whether your reason falls within the above list or not, today, we’re sharing actionable tips for growing your podcast audience that will work for any podcast. No matter your reason for wanting to grow, your podcast niche, or even the current size of your audience, these tips will work for you!

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6 Effective Ways to Repurpose Your Podcast Content

If you’re a podcaster who’s worth your salt, I’m willing to bet my mic and headphones that one of your main goals is to expand your reach. It’s a given! And rightfully so; building the reputation and visibility of your message is essential to the growing success of your podcast. Yet we’re surprised to find that many of the guys and gals in our community are not maximizing their potential by taking advantage of a really intuitive strategy – repurposing your podcast content!

Repurposing your content is all about reaching relevant people; those who will engage with the expertise you offer, the product you sell, or the entertainment you provide. The chief goal of repurposing your content is to reach new listeners. This is arguably one of the greatest ways to maximize your podcast content. 

Think of repurposing your content as casting an even wider net into the ocean of listeners, viewers, and consumers. And we’re here to help you along your expedition. We want to make sure you reel in the biggest catch possible.

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Finally, let’s cover community building.

Podcast Community Tips

How To Build a Thriving Community Around Your Podcast

Want to know one of my favorite things about being a part of the podcast industry? It’s a long list, but right at the very top? The people! There’s a bond that exists because of the one thing we all have in common – we love being in the podcast industry. And because of that, there’s an incredible sense of belonging, no matter where in the world we find ourselves. We have this community that we’re all a part of.

But that sense of community and belonging extends beyond those who are part of the podcast industry. It develops between podcast hosts and their audience. And that relationship which is created between podcast host and listener is just one of the many aspects that make the podcasting medium so special. 

Establishing a community creates an environment where your audience can move from just being listeners to feeling like they are truly a part of something. And because a podcast community is an integral part of a podcast’s success (and we’re all about helping podcast hosts achieve that long-lasting success!), we wanted to share some of our most effective strategies for building a strong podcast community around you and your show.

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How Can I Connect With My Listeners Beyond My Podcast?

Have you ever met anyone online? I know, we’re getting pretty personal right off the bat, but hear me out. Could you imagine a successful online relationship that never went past the digital swiping of screens and stalking of profiles? It’s pretty hard to picture a fully-maximized relationship where the step was never taken to transition to a physical, in-person meeting.  In order for relationships to deepen, blossom, and strengthen, steps need to be taken for the parties involved to engage on a more meaningful level.  

It’s the same for podcasting (…minus the overt romance, of course!). As podcasters who want to engage our listeners in a deeper way, we need to provide forums and create contexts in which this engagement can occur. This is how we convert our listenership from casual followers to committed fans. This is one of the key ways we create community around our content.

Track with us in today’s article as we discuss 5 ways to answer the question: How Can I Connect with My listeners Beyond my Podcast?

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In Conclusion

These tips are guaranteed to help you take your podcast to the next level. 

Podcasting is a journey. We’ve said it time and time again. And it’s a dynamic one at that! There’s always something new to try, something to tweak, or something you can do to better serve your listeners.

And often the tricky part is knowing what to tweak and how! So let us help you make it that much easier. Check out these posts, onboard the relevant tips, and together, let’s get your podcast leveling up!

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