Posts tagged podcasting 101
Making a Business of Your Podcast: Planning Membership Content

We’ve talked about how a premium membership program for your podcast can give your show a more stable source of revenue. Dedicated listeners are willing to pay for premium content, and hosts will often find their listeners want to support the show beyond listening and sharing it. To be successful, podcast creators should plan for multiple months of content before they even begin. So today we’re talking about what content you can offer and how you should think about planning your content calendar.

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Making a Business of Your Podcast: Building a Membership Program

In continuing our discussion of how creators can turn their podcast into a sustainable business, we’re talking today about membership programs. The membership model is a newer trend in podcasting, and one that more creators are turning to instead of regular podcast advertising. So what should you consider before staring a membership program for your podcast? What perks can you include to entice your listeners to join? And what’s the mindset you should have when planning to offer membership?

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The Secret to Interviewing Remote Podcast Guests: The “Double Ender” Technique

If you’ve booked an interview with an expert for the first episode of your podcast, the next question you might ask yourself is how you’ll record them while you speak to them on Skype. Thankfully, there’s a common solution that many shows employ to get a clean guest recording. Today we’ll discuss how you can avoid using phone audio in your podcast and instead make your guests sound like they’re in the studio with you using the “double ender” recording technique.

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How to Use Compression for a Better Podcast Sound

A lot of the work of finishing your podcast once you’ve recorded it is making it sound better without the audience ever realizing you’ve changed anything. To get a great podcast sound, you need to use processing tools like compressors. Today we’re explaining what compression is, why it’s important for creators to use in every podcast episode, and how to apply it.

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How to Find Freelance Help for Your Podcast

Producing your podcast can be an involved process. There’s audio to edit, show notes to write, marketing materials to make, as well as a website to set up and a media host to maintain. If you’re a podcast creator going it alone, it’s a good idea to outsource some of these tasks while you focus on the content of your show. Below are some types of jobs you might want to hire a freelancer to do, as well as where to find freelancers and what to consider while posting a freelance job.

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Running Out of Podcast Ideas? Here's How to Find More

It happens to every podcast creator eventually. You have an off week. The ideas aren’t flowing like they usually do. You’re thinking about what to make your next podcast episode about, and you’re drawing a blank. You’re out of podcast ideas! So what should you do? Today we’re going to recommend a strategy that may seem unorthodox. In the latest in our “Thoughts from Third Coast” series, we’re talking about how you can generate new ideas for your podcast through the art of (ethical) stealing.

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