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welcome back to another episode of the podcast therapist. I'm your host, the Shan man radio broadcast or podcast or, and podcast producer today is Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. And I almost wanted to say 2020, but let's just leave that year back there. But I'm recording this today on Monday, March 15th.
And this is actually the third recording of this podcast. We have all been there at one point in time or another. I've been doing this for a long time and even I still make this mistake every now and again. I did not have the settings set up right on my podcast recording and I did not have the microphone set.
In fact, all of the audio that I was recording was recorded directly through my Mac book pro. And you could hear the recording when I went to go stop and I had to take a drink of water. I stopped and I went back to listen to how it was sounding. And you could hear that it was actually being recorded from my Mac book pro.
And so I was like, oh, you gotta be kidding me right now. So here we are on the third recording. So bear with me. So if I sound impatient today, that is the reason why, so today I want to talk to you about the different styles of podcast marketing and what we can do with these different styles of podcast marketing to get you more listeners after all that is what we're looking for, right?
We're looking for more podcast listeners. We're looking for a lot of podcast listeners to come in and listen to our content, but I want to try and position and pivot your thinking in today's episode, as I do with everything and you can take it or you can leave it. That's how I would like to think of all my episodes that you can take it, or you can leave it.
You can utilize what is useful for you and you can you could just throw away whatever is not useful for you. Taken, take it or leave it with whatever I'm going to share with you today. All right. But the reason why this topic comes up, it was because last week I was in a clubhouse room and it was filled with a bunch of podcasts, a podcast hosts and podcast content creators.
There seemed to be a real big disconnect with, marketing in marketing, your podcast to get. I guess awareness of [00:02:00] your podcasts, get more people to come in and listen to your podcast. So I want to break that down the best way that I can. I'm not going to say that I breaking it down and going super in depth with it, but I want to try to give you the best information possible so that you know what to expect.
When it comes down to marketing your podcast, I've already done episodes on this in the past where I've talked about different strategies of how you get more podcast listeners to your podcast. And, we're talking, we talk about email marketing. We talk about your website, all of these, all these different strategies.
And that's great, but when it comes down to it, there's the people that are really looking for the answers they're looking. These social channels, they're looking for paid channels, and I want to get into that shortly, but I want to tip you off on what you need to be expecting when it comes down to use it, utilizing these different platforms and how you can better prepare for utilizing these platforms so that you're not caught off guard.
This is something that actually I was caught off. I wasn't really caught off guard with, but it was a more of a realization and an epiphany for me this last weekend. And I'll explain that to you here shortly. So we'll get into that here after a little bit, and we'll talk about the different types of podcasts marketing, which ones work best for you.
Okay. But I want to jump into some news today and kick off today's podcast with a little bit of updated news. Now last week, if you did not listen to last week's episode of the podcast therapist, I had some news that. The this idea of the subscribe button on apple podcasts and how it can be confusing for people who have never even listened to a podcast.
And they think that when we say something like go subscribe to our podcast on apple podcasts, it connotes, or gives us idea that you have to pay to listen to a podcast. And let's just. We all know that most podcasts are free for the most part, almost all of them are free. So the idea of subscribing to a podcast or using that word subscribe really gives off a really, I don't know if it would be negative, but it's a misleading word for some people who just don't know what podcasts are, people [00:04:00] are educated.
They know, as of that day, Tuesday, when I dropped that podcast, apple came out with news stating that they will be changing the name of the subscriber. To now say follow or following. So you will have to change their calls to actions within your podcast to say, follow our podcast on apple podcast.
Spotify has already implementing and has employed this within their own platform. I'm sure you've seen, and there are other podcasts podcasters that employ this as well, follow this podcast. So you're following the podcast and that allows people to go in and, get notified whenever a brand new podcast is dropped.
This will hopefully clear up, confusion if there was any confusion in the first place, but. I think this is a really good move on apple podcasts part because as we start to see Spotify become more popular in the space and they will likely be more of a competitor as we continue to move forward into the space.
Apple podcast is helping the content creator, apple podcasts, and Spotify. I I think Spotify has been ahead of the curve on this for awhile, and I think the changes that happen over at. Tend to be a little bit more deliberate and thought out and that's cool. I think that's great because I think there's definitely value in thinking out a strategy of the determination of a war.
But we see this with all apple products. And I I'm not going to go into that because I don't know enough obviously to pontificate about all of it. But what I do know is that this really is going to position you the content creator of the podcast, or to, move more into the area of pushing people to.
Mo to help you monetize your podcast, that's what I'm trying to get at. I want you, they want you to monetize your podcast. We know the apple is working towards creating a button or some way in which the content creator is going to get paid for the efforts that they do create and put on the apple podcasts.
And you're seeing this all over the place. Spotify is already going to be implementing it. I talked about this last week. Anchor already has it in play. And your [00:06:00] STI is you're seeing a lot of these. Really pivot to helping the content creators. So I think the change of the word. Follow our podcast on apple podcasts is really going to ha help you the content creator.
And it's really going to push you to start creating better content. Not only is it just better content, but it's going to help you create content that you can repurpose into something that could be a part of a member. So just keep that in mind when you're creating your content start thinking about what the future is going to be looking like for you and your podcast.
If you've got ads and sponsorships in your podcast, is there a way that you can create an ad free podcast for people who want to come in and pay for that stuff? All right. Or is there some other creative way in which you can get podcasts listeners once these buttons. Is there a way in which these you can use these buttons to get more contributions to your podcast.
So that's just something that I think you need to think about. Facebook has started to make this change as well. And this is the other piece of news that I think that really falls in line with this apple podcasts. Facebook made a similar change just recently. And I had noticed it on my own Shan man fan page for my radio station listeners.
And I had noticed that Facebook was going through changes on the platform. The Apple's acting all wonky. One day I had to go through some processes to say that I was the person that was posting on that page. And before I knew it, the page had changed. And instead of the button saying, It now says follow.
So if you want to follow me on Facebook, now I can say, go follow me on Facebook, which makes sense. Cause because Instagram has already a follow button, follow me or follow me on Instagram, follow me on Twitter. So it just makes sense on Facebook to have that there's an article that was written about this on tech crunch.
I can go ahead and leave that in the description of this podcast so that you can go ahead and check it out for yourself. If you're interested in reading that article about why Facebook made the changes, but. It goes back in line with this idea of apple podcasts, is that it's helping the [00:08:00] content creator pivot towards creating some type of a membership or some type of monetization model for the content creator.
So just keep that in mind, it's just helping you, the content creator, will it require you to do more work? Not necessarily. So you're just going to have to figure. What works best for you so that you don't wear yourself thin. All right. Some other, the news in the podcast space is that a Google podcast is adding a and dislike button to their platform.
So if you're listening to the podcast on Google podcasts, there's going to be now a little heart, I believe on the screen. And you could tap that heart. And then a screen is going to pop up and say, You like or dislike that podcast episode. So this is going to be interesting for you, the podcast content creator, because this is all going to determine whether or not your content is valuable or informative enough, or maybe even entertaining enough for the listeners.
So if the listener does not find the episode valuable or entertaining, then what you're going to see is that they might hit dislike on that episode. What happens on the Google podcast side is that Google podcast is going to serve up better recommendations for you. So it's going to be based off of a learning algorithm, from that perspective.
So that better recommendations are delivered to the podcast listeners. So you as the content. It's going to be on you to create valuable, entertaining, or educating content or educated. I'm trying to figure out the word, you know what I'm trying to say. You just got to create content. That's going to be educating them or entertaining them in some way, shape or form.
So just think about that when it comes down to it. That's all the news that we have for this week. I'm glad that I'm at least able to say that apple podcast is now that news is out now about the follow button. So start putting. Here in a couple of weeks when that change does happen, because you will start seeing that change happen is not happening right now, but it's going to be happening here very soon.
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Go to the podcast, therapist.com/adobe to learn more and get started today. It's time for the mix, the podcast therapist. So as I mentioned that I was in a [00:12:00] clubhouse room last week and. We I was with a bunch of podcasters and content creators, podcast, content creators for the matter. And the purpose of the room was really to educate pod-casters on, processes that they can use to market their podcast processes that they can use to create content a lot faster.
And it was just a, it was just. And the questions that were coming up and something that I had noticed, and something I mentioned at the beginning of this program was that the podcasters that were in there, not the ones who were teaching, but the ones who were learning and asking questions, there seemed to be a disconnect in understanding, how they should be getting their listeners and.
The thing that I think that really, I don't want to see it frustrated me, but I guess it could be a frustration, but what really got me was that anytime there was an answer given about this is how we, this is how we get people to listen to our podcast. It was met with resistance and I get this a hundred percent because.
We want to know that the efforts that we're putting into developing the podcast and then promoting the podcast, we want to know that those efforts are giving us the return on the investment of time or money so that we can get those listeners. All right. So the next thing that I noticed in that room was that podcast is we're looking to get as many listeners as possible.
Now you're probably the same way and I completely get it. And when it comes down to getting as many podcasts listeners, we really need to pivot our thinking right here, because we're just not getting all of the listeners. We can't [00:14:00] just get all of the listeners. Joe Rogan gets thousands of millions of listeners.
And that seems like getting all of the listeners. But when we think about our podcasts, we have to think about what is it that we were talking. And how, who are we positioning it to? I've talked about this in previous episodes about understanding who you want to target your podcast to. And when we talk about getting as many listeners as possible, I want you to start shifting your thinking.
I want you to continue to shift this thinking to the idea that we're not looking for all of the podcasts listeners we're looking for all of the targeted podcast listeners. When we were looking at the targeted podcast listeners, we're looking at the listeners that we want to get, who are interested in what we have to share within the niche.
In my episode with Seth wrestler, a I can't remember which episode it was, could have been three, could have been four, but you'll see it. When you go back into my catalog in that episode, Seth and I discuss why we are trying to grab a broad audience in the field of radio. So when we're in radio and we get a mass audience to listen to us, hopefully we can grab that mass audience to where we can filter them down into specific areas of taking an action for the radio station, whether that be concert tickets, whether it be, whether that be something for free or whether it's just a piece of content that we want them to listen to, the objectives are a little bit different.
Within radio than they are for podcasters. So for you, the podcaster, what we're looking for is we're looking for the targeted listeners. We're looking for all targeted listeners. So as I was in this clubhouse room, the podcasters were struggling really hard. The idea of downloads, how can I get so many listeners?
How many, how can I get all the listeners? [00:16:00] And it just really frustrated me because I just thought to myself what's the first question that they really should be asking is the question that I ask all the time on this pro this podcast. If you've listened to the episodes that I've done you've heard me say this, and I'm going to continue to just pounded into your ears and it's.
Do you have an objective? What is the overall objective? Of your podcast. Do you know what the objective is of your podcast? Most podcasters don't know what the subjective is. They think that just because they can turn on a mic and they can get a bunch of listeners, they're going to just get magically sponsorships.
Let's be real about this. All right. Not all of us are celebrities. Not all of us are actors, but some of us have to really work towards building great content in order to get that. I don't know if you would call it celebrity status, but that's what we have to. We don't have the platform we're starting from scratch.
So we have to understand what our overall objective is for our podcasts. Before we can even jump into this marketing aspect. So I want to start there again with. What is the overall objective? All right. Now there's a couple of areas that I want to talk about here in this section. When we talk about your objective, I've gone over this in the past, but I don't know if I've presented it this way.
All right. I'm asking you the question are all of your overall objective linked to leave? Are you using your podcast as a marketing platform so that you can capture leads? Or are you using your podcasts just to get downloads? You see the objective might be a little bit different because yeah, as much as we want to get as many downloads within the niche of targeted listeners, the objective might be a little bit different.
So is your objective to [00:18:00] get leads or is it. Downloads or is the overall objective of your podcast to get page views. Now what a page views have to do with this? I've done an episode where I've talked about why we transcribe our podcast and why we put that podcast taxed onto our website. And I want to take a little bit of a detour in this section, because I think it's worth noting to help you the podcast or to know.
That when we are getting our podcasts transcribed, go back and listen to those episodes that I talked about transcriptions for. I talked about transcriptions, but when we transcribe our podcast, we're putting the transcriptions on our website. You can use services like otter.ai. I did a video, a really good video on descript.
And why I think that you as a podcast or should be using descript to transcribe your pod. Because it's going to cost, it's going to save you a lot of money using the script. But when we put those transcriptions on our website, we can also put those transcriptions inside of a platform, say like bus sprout.
And this is one of the beauties that I like about Buzzsprout is that you can put those transcriptions in there. And those key words are indexed within the platform itself within the RSS feed. At least this is what I had heard from. Alvin from bus pro on that clubhouse call, he had said that the transcriptions are basically embedded, I think, inside of the RSS feeds.
So when their people are going to search for specific keywords in apple podcast, Spotify, wherever that those transcriptions really play a big part in the discovery of your podcast. So when we're getting the transcriptions and putting them on. Buzzsprout it's just for the RSS feeds. This is from my understanding.
Now what I've been telling you is I've been telling you to also get those transcriptions and put them on your website. [00:20:00] And this all plays back into page views is your overall objective to get more page views to your website. You have to determine this, but likely the answer to this is that we're trying to probably get all three of those.
We're trying to get leads, downloads our page views in some way, shape or form. All right. So the content that we create as a podcast, we love to create educational or entertaining content that someone loves to consume because they like not only how we tell the story or how we present the information.
But that information that we share with them also has the little bits of seeds that we are dropping into the podcast where we're asking the listener. If they want to get an ad free version of the podcast to go on over to a particular link on my website and get ad-free versions of the podcast, that might be one way or to go grab our merchandise so that people can buy t-shirts.
They could buy swag, they can buy whatever. From us, or maybe they're just, we're just trying to get someone to go into some type of membership site. So what is your overall objective likely? It is to make money. It is to turn this thing into a business. And that's what I'm hoping that you are trying to do, but it all starts with building quality content.
I've said this countless times. So again, I want to reiterate. Ask yourself. The question, have you identified what the overall objective is for your podcast? If you don't know what the overall objective is of your podcast, then go back to the drawing board and figure out what it is and who you want to serve.
Are you trying to entertain? Are you trying to educate? So if you're trying to entertain, who are you still trying to serve? Are you trying to serve those people who are looking for listening to true crime podcasts, but with a comedic twist, there are podcasts out there that exists, are you looking to educate people who are interested in 19th century?[00:22:00]
I dunno, Japanese fine art. I don't know what it could be, but are you trying to reach that audience? Maybe you'll be serving that audience something a little bit different, but you're educating. Do you know exactly what they do and what kind of things they're into identify what that audience looks like.
And then I think you'll be able to figure out what the objective is for your podcast, because it doesn't always have to be merchandise that you're selling. If you're someone who is in the literature niche, maybe you create a book club. And what you're utilizing your podcast for is a means to drive leads, to get people, to join your membership where it's part of a book.
And you guys are discussing a different book every month. That's just one way that you can utilize your podcast, but you have to lay the foundation with quality, valuable content with your podcast, right? You all, you should all know this. Now let's jump into the area of getting more listeners by using these different types of podcasts marketing.
All right. Or does different types of podcasts promote. Now there are for the, I have laid out here for you. Some are going to require time. Others are going to require money. It's going to be dependent on you as to which one you want to use. And when I S when I present these to you, I want you to know there is also going to be some education that you will have.
Participate in or learn in order to make sure that you're getting the most value for the efforts that you're putting into your marketing efforts. So I've mentioned these in previous episodes. I mentioned like there's different types of marketing. And I talked about email marketing and I laid out a whole strategy in a previous episode.
I can't remember which episode that is, but I've laid out all this massive strategy that you [00:24:00] could utilize. And I want you to know that's just one strategy for getting more downloads, getting more, listens, getting more people to, jump onto your website. A funny story real quick before I go any further.
So this last weekend I have been I've been going through this training course that I purchased online from this guy who operates a marketing, a website, and he's teaching. How to run Facebook ads and how to run YouTube ads. And for me, it's, running YouTube ads is probably very it's actually very interesting for me because I have such a following on YouTube that I want to be able to utilize YouTube and YouTube ads to drive more traffic back to this podcast and my website.
And one of the things that I learned in his training course is that. When someone shares a strategy with you, it's just one strategy, right? It's just one, it's just one that exists and where I was stuck and where I have been stuck in the past. And I have gotten out of that, but it just was a great reminder when I was in his course.
It was a great reminder to hear that you can employ an implement or implement and employ multiple strategies. Just to get what the result that you're looking for. So in his case, what he is teaching is he is teaching how to create YouTube ads, to drive traffic, to, someone to be aware of that you exist and that you provide value.
And within that page, you're getting hopefully someone to join an email list. And then from there, hopefully you are starting a process of building trust so that they can buy something from you. That's what. Training courses all about, but it's not just one strategy. It's multiple strategies and it does take work and time.
So here are the four podcast marketing tips that I, or I guess these are the [00:26:00] four areas that you should look into, at least in. When it comes to your podcast marketing so that you can get more listeners, you can use all of them. Or you can just use one. It's just up to you. It's what type of bandwidth you have that will allow you to get the word out about your podcast.
Number one, I've talked about this one in the past, I've talked about organic SEO, so organic search engine optimization. I've talked about it. I talked about what? 10 minutes ago, five minutes. Grabbing the transcripts of your podcast and putting them on your website. And I recommend that you're just using buzz sprout to do, to have those transcripts there so that you can be discovered in those pod catchers.
This is not a very difficult thing to do. Getting pretty accurate show notes can be a thing, but I would say that when you're using descript, the script makes it a little easier for. The plan with the script. If you're just spending the $20 a month, I can't remember how much it costs, but if you're getting the plan where you can get multiple transcriptions over the course of a month, and then you're grabbing those, putting those on your website, as content, as transcribed content with your show notes.
So you would have your show notes, then the transcription, right after that, hopefully you will now have sent signals to Google to let them know. That there is new content on your website and this content is going to be searchable for the person who is looking for specific pieces of content, right? So this action or what you're doing really, shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to an hour to do within the script.
You should be able to render down the show notes and take out whatever you need to take. Put the time codes where you need to put the time codes and then just put those on your website. Now, if you need to clean those up, then I recommend [00:28:00] that you hire a virtual assistant, go to upwork.com and hire a virtual assistant.
Get someone to put those shows together a little bit better. Maybe they'll add time codes, specific areas and clean up, maybe some misspellings or I don't know what it may be. I've got one that does it for my podcast, but you'll be, she'll be able to find someone on Upwork. So that's number one, take advantage of the organic SEO it's free traffic.
Use them in your show notes. Number two, this is another way you can get more traffic to your podcast. Approaching influencers. This was a topic that was brought up in that clubhouse we're approaching influencers within our niche. Do research, go into Instagram and look up the hashtags of your particular niche and see if he can find influencers or some variation of an influencer that might be a variation of your niche and bring them onto your podcast.
Because influencers with followings with decent followings tend to share out the episodes in which they were featured on a podcast, which then drives traffic back to your podcasts, which then tends to drive away. Back to your podcast. So when you're utilizing influencers, influencer marketing, one way that you could do this is let's say that you ask an influencer or you approach an influencer to not only show up on your podcast, but you can also use a strategy where if you have merchandise with your podcast, send them a t-shirt and have them take a picture with it.
They're willing to do that. Some pot, some influencers are willing to do this. If you send them free swag, free merchandise, free, whatever. They're more than willing to utilize that in one of their photos on Instagram, on Twitter, on Facebook, I seen it happen. So try to utilize [00:30:00] influencers because they have the following and interview them, ask them about big, get curious.
That's how you can get traffic. All right. Number three, I've talked about this one constantly on my YouTube channel podcast, a podcast marketing. Now this is something that I'm still working on doing with my podcast. In fact, coming up tomorrow I'm doing a recording with a podcast called back to the.
And it's totally out of niche. It's more about eighties music and eighties nostalgia, but it still drives awareness to those people within that audience to learn the, I teach all about podcasting. So when you're going on a podcast and you're showing up on a podcast, the best type of marketing is by you showing up on another podcast and providing more value sharing tips, tricks.
Things that work for you with getting more traffic to your podcasts, things that work for you too. I don't know a remodel, a kitchens because maybe you're in the flipping space. I don't know what it may be, but if you're showing up on podcasts that are about maybe construction, maybe are showing up on podcasts that are about home remodeling, maybe you're on podcasts that talk about home design in some way, shape or form people get recognized.
They recognize you as that person. Who's the. But just don't go on to other people's podcasts, invite them onto your podcast because they'll share your podcast out with their audience again. So you're getting that dual usage of marketing with them. Now, the last one was a piece of the last piece that I want to share with you is something that I know that podcasts have brought up.
And it's actually a topic that I have held off on talking about because. It's I don't know if it's the nature of the topic. I feel it can be. Yeah. It can be sensitive to certain people because it [00:32:00] does require spending money. And we're talking about paid marketing. The question goes, should I use Facebook to promote my podcast?
I think I've done episodes on this, on my YouTube channel. I talk all about this. Should I use Facebook to promote my podcast? Now, let me try to, I don't want to say decode really with this. I don't want to decode this for you at all, but let me try to explain, I dunno, explain sounds like such a mansplain.
Let me just try to break it down. I hate using the word, break it down because I feel like that's a crutch word for me. When we're talking about paid marketing, we're talking about getting our brand in front of the eyes or the ears of our ideal audience. So when we're doing paid marketing, it is a very focused we're paying platforms to put our message in front of a very focused, driven audience.
So let me take Facebook for example. So when I get asked the question, should I utilize Facebook? To promote my podcast. I will always go back to the question. What is your overall objective of your podcast? So if you're going to promote your podcast on Facebook, likely it looks like this in your eyes, you figure out an audience and you say, okay, I want to reach competing audiences on face.
And from there, what I want to do is I want to drive them to go to my downloads page on my apple podcasts, to which I would say bad idea. You do not want them going there where you want them going is back to your website. If that's the case, but I don't [00:34:00] recommend that you just promote specifically for someone to go subscribe to your podcast on your website, because that really doesn't show results.
People within that, that clump house were saying that it really didn't show results for them where I think results should show, or you could see the results shine for you is if you're offering something specific to your audience, So it's not necessarily saying, go listen to my podcast. What you need to be doing is you need to be solving a problem or entertaining them in some way, shape or form.
So I think paid marketing on Facebook for podcasts is a bad idea unless you know exactly what your objectives should be. If you were to do paid marketing on Facebook for your podcast, what I would actually drive people to is I would drive people to. To a landing page where they can get something for free where you're helping them out.
I would say if you're, let's say you are in the, what space could we be in this time, let's just save your in the landscaping business. All right. And let's say that you want to share and teach people how to mow a lawn in 10 minutes versus the 20 minutes that it would take for the average.
And you create a guide that is all based around that. Okay. So they go to that particular landing page, they find the solution. I'm not saying this is the best solution, but this is just an example, but they go and they find that solution. They enter their name, their email address into that landing page, and then they are given and they're shot off an email from you that PDF guide that shares those tips.
And within that email that you have sent with the PD. Maybe you're sharing how to listen to your podcast. You're giving them the opportunity to learn more. Here. Here are my top episodes that are really [00:36:00] popular with my current listeners. That's what you would write in those emails. And not only would help build more listens for your podcast, but it'll give you the subscription or I'm sorry, I should now start saying the.
So be a little more deliberate in how you're getting people to listen to your podcasts by warming them up, as opposed to just flat out, going to them cold, because if you're getting to them cold, they're not going to take an action. Offer them something of value. First. Now that's with Facebook marketing, that could be the same with Instagram marketing.
It's going to be exactly the same, but they also talked about in this clubhouse, other ways in which you can get. Your message delivered on platforms such as Spotify. So when it comes down to paid marketing, obviously yet, you're going to need to pay. It spent a certain amount of money, but you're going to have to number one, have an objective.
And number two, you're going to have the money with Facebook. You could spend whatever five bucks a day, and you could do that for a month, or you could do 10 bucks a day, do that for a month. And what's that like 3,300. So you could spend 300 bucks, but I know that you could go onto Spotify.
You can create an ad, an audio ad because it has an audio platform and you can promote to different genres of music or different niches. I don't even know what niche, I don't even think as niches, you could just go to different genres of music, wherever people are listening to music, interrupt the list.
And while you're interrupting that listing, you're just letting them know, Hey, have you ever thought about losing 10 more pounds without following all the gimmicks of dieting and exercise? Hi, my name is Shannon Hernandez and I have a podcast called blank fitness podcast. And in this podcast, we are talking all about.
Hacks on hacks you could use for dieting and exercise that won't take up a lot of time. [00:38:00] If you're interested, go ahead and click the button on your screen right now. That's what your ad could sound like. Something similar to that. And if they're interested enough, they can go ahead and they can go ahead and shoot on over.
Amanda Valentine, who was on this podcast. She told me that she was running pots, Spotify ads, and she saw a significant bump in her views and listens on her podcast. But I would say this still, I wouldn't say to Amanda, because she already has an objective what she's found, but do you know the objective of how you're going to get them over to your pocket?
Because the idea and the idea behind this is that there are steps that are being taken, if you're advertising on Spotify and you're interrupting the listening time. Then what that requires physically is someone to tap the button, go to your podcast, tap another button, to listen to an episode, or may even scroll and start listening.
And then you have to figure out within the actual content programming itself, what you want them to do, you're going to want them to follow your podcasts, or how are you going to be delivering that value to them so that they can continue to follow or give you more?
It's going to take a little bit more in terms of the barrier of entry, but that is just one barrier. That is just one way you can get people to listen. Now I do know it costs at least a 200, sorry, you're going to have to spend at least $250 on Spotify in order to run ads. You can't just say, oh, I'm going to do $5 a day.
You have to put up front, I believe 250 straight up in order to do ads on Spotify. So that's just a headache. And there are other podcast platforms that are doing this. Overcast provides a platform in which you can do this. I believe Castbox does this as well, but the one that I saw that was of interest, but it is based on an inventory model of how much space is available to put audio ads.[00:40:00]
Is overcast. Overcast has an audio inventory and you can go to their website and you can see that there are different niches that you can market to. So you would basically be putting your podcasts in front of other competing pod-casters within the niche, but it is going to cost you some of the plans that I saw, if you want it to be.
If you wanted your podcast on all niches, all across the board, it was a couple of thousand dollars. But if you were within the niche, it could be a couple hundred bucks. So it does come at a cost, but you're going to have to figure out if I'm going to spend money, utilizing an audio platform that allows my podcast to be in front of other people's podcasts and advertise in front of other people's podcasts.
I better have an objective and I better have a plan. Before I start spending that money. The same can be said when you're utilizing organic SEO, you better have a plan to get them to give you the follow or the more or more downloads. You better have a plan if you're going to an influencer so that you can have them tell their audience to subscribe or follow your podcast, you better have a plan.
When you go onto someone else's podcast to have them go have their audience, go and follow or download your podcast.
This is all about the objective. This is why I really hammer hard on this. This is not just about downloads. Downloads are great, but as I mentioned in previous episodes, we don't know right now, the difference between a download and a listen, there's more work being done on this and platforms are stout.
Now, starting to realize that.
But we have to really drill down on our objective. So what is the action step that you need to take right now? The action step is [00:42:00] to start considering a website platform. The most frustrating thing that I heard in that clubhouse was that no one was creating a website for the platform. It's like the easiest thing that you can do.
It's not easy to put together, but it is going to be the thing that drives so much interest within your podcast gives you more listens when you strategically set up these pieces of information on your website and within your email list that can give you more downloads that can give you more awareness.
Something that I'm working on right now. And I mentioned that I was doing this YouTube training course, is that when he's talking about setting up the YouTube ads, that you have to have the other parts of your business in place, which for me would be the email marketing campaigns and those email marketing campaigns for me, need to drive to either products or services or other helpful content that I've already created, which would be my podcast or.
Videos. So can you see why there is a value in why we build this organic contents? Why we make relate? Why we build relationships with influencers, why we build relationships with other pod-casters and when it comes to paid marketing, I want you to be prepared to know that utilizing paid marketing on Facebook, Google.
Spotify, overcast is going to cost you time and money, not something that I think that you should shy away from, but expect that there is a time commitment that comes with paid marketing.
And that's where my frustration was on that clubhouse that day. It was the frustration that, where I think a lot of these people [00:44:00] know. That there are these different styles of marketing. They think that they can just do one. No, you don't have to do one. You could do one and then implement another. Or you can just stick with one.
That's fine, but you're trying to F you're you have to be strategic about it. You just can't say, oh, I'm just throwing this shit up there. And then I'm hoping and praying. You've got to be active in your effort. I know this seems like I'm repeating myself over and over,
but it bears repeating to know that if you're doing something right now in your podcast and your podcasting business, and you're not getting the results that you are looking to do, or I'm sorry, you're not getting the results that you're hoping that you were supposed to get well, time to switch it up, man.
Time to switch up the. Maybe you need to start doing more live streams. And then hopefully that would give you a little more attention. But with those live streams, can you invite an influencer and bring, have them bring their audience to give you the visibility of your podcast? Utilize these platforms, the best that you can just don't create the co just don't create the podcast and call it good.
Create the podcast and utilize. The platforms utilize stream yard, utilize Facebook, live, utilize super cast, utilize everything and put it into action.
That's really what I wanted to share with you today because when I get into the topic of advertising, And why we built organic content. Maybe that will be next week's episode. If that's, if that is an episode that you want me to go into, I can go into that. Leave me a voicemail at the podcast, therapist.com or an email, because I feel as though when [00:46:00] we talk about advertising basics, we have to talk about organic content, the show notes that you're putting on your website.
That if you don't have those pieces built, it's an uphill battle all the time. And I don't want you to have the uphill battle. Okay. So I'm going to leave it right there, maybe next week. That's what we talk about advertising basics. If that changes you'll definitely know. Right now, currently working on getting a couple more episodes with an interviews with some of my friends who are running successful podcasts within the membership.
So we're going to try and get some of those people in on the podcast therapist in the next couple of weeks, I just got to schedule those out and find the best way to get them in and interview them. So we're going to try and do that, but if not next week's episode is going to be talking all about advertising basics and why we build out a podcast.
Content will be a little, it's going to be basics, but there's going to be an advanced. With this. Okay. So I hope you found this information valuable this week. Again, I'll leave you a voicemail and I'd be more than happy to answer you back or read your questions online or over the podcast. You're listening to the podcast there.
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It doesn't mean that I would ever stop using stream yard. Maybe I'm just utilizing another software that would compliment stream yard itself. Now the one that I came across recently was called riverside.fm. And I've talked about riverside.fm in the past before, but the beauty behind riverside.fm is that this is.
Streaming platform LightStream yard. It is like restream.io. It's like E cam. Eh, yet it is good. It gives the content, created the ability to get really high quality recordings of their podcasts. So this is very similar. To squad cast if you've ever heard of squad cast before. But the difference is in the pricing, of course the pricing is going to be an issue for a lot of podcasters.
They want to make sure that they're getting the best quality service with the best quality sound. And that is something that I think a lot of podcasts is, are concerned about. They want the best of the highest quality sound. Of course, for [00:50:00] me, when I'm doing podcast interviews, I have my own set up here and I do everything through a different means.
And. It just depends on what your preference is. All right. But the platform, Riverside to.fm, I found to be very interesting because not only do they allow you to record localized recordings of your voice and your guest's voice onto a computer and then have it uploaded in the cloud. And then of course you could pull those audio recordings down and then start editing your podcast.
One of the features that I found interesting was that there is a call screener on this platform. And this is something that I had been looking for a long time. A software platform like stream yard or e-com I, I've wanted something to where it was like the radio station. So the configuration that we have with the radio station is where we have a bank of phone lines, and then we give out a phone number and then people call in and then they, of course you've heard it before people call in and they give their opinion or they call into Winfrey stuff, things like that.
And I've always wanted something like that in a live streaming software. And that just has not existed up until now. Now I do. Riverside.fm is in a beta form right now. And they're really working to build the platform up a lot more. But the feature that I was very excited about was this call screening.
So the way the platform works is that it's very similar to how you would do a stream yard or restream to IO. You invite a guest in, or you invite someone who's going to do the podcast with you. And then from. You can set them as a guest or maybe you just set them as an audience member. Okay. Then of course you can push this video out to your platforms like Facebook live YouTube, live, LinkedIn, wherever, and then of course you could do the interview.
So as you're doing the interview and you're talking with your guests, you can provide at certain points of time in your presentation or in your interview, maybe it's at the end of the interview. Hey, you want to invite people to call in. And ask a question to your guest and you would provide a link for them that you could share up onto the screen.
And that would [00:52:00] allow them to go into a riverside.fm website link and they can go ahead and type in their name, and then they can ask the question. Of what they want to ask to the guest. So this is what we have at the radio station. We have that bank of phone lines right there, but then we have a screen where someone can answer the phone lines behind the scenes, screen the call, and then of course, put that person back on hold and then type into the computer to tell the podcast.
I'm sorry to tell the radio host who's online one and what they want to talk about that to me is very interesting. And that's what riverside.fm. Is capable of doing. And so this is something that I have been thinking about playing with. This is something that I've been thinking about doing with. YouTube channel, maybe even doing some live streams of this podcast, maybe recording them with guests or maybe just doing the dry recordings with you.
I don't know what it's going to be, but this definitely gives you an option with your podcast. If that's what you're thinking of doing. If you want to have engagement with your podcast on a live stream, I believe full-heartedly that. On a live stream is very necessary because if you're just watching a video live stream and there's no engagement, you don't, it just doesn't resonate as well.
But if you can get engagement and ask your audience to wait at certain points to ask questions, Then you could go ahead and implement a whole new dynamic of audio into your podcast. So it's, excuse me, it's this, it's just something to think about whenever you're doing your podcasts recording. That's going to go and do it for today's podcast therapist.
I thank you so much for reaching to this point of the podcast episode. It means so much to me again, if you have. Are you just want to reach out and say hi to me head on over to the podcast therapist.com and you can go ahead and shoot me an email, or you could shoot me a voicemail and I'll feature you in a future episode of the podcast therapist.
So in the meantime, happy podcasting continued to work hard, move forward, and let's work on those [00:54:00] objectives and figure out what those objectives of your podcast should be. And start implementing today. Have a great week, everyone we'll talk to you soon.
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