Forget about making youtube videos or blogging. Podcasting is the new trend. If you’ve already started to record a podcast, then you’re certainly on the right track. If you’re new to it and are only thinking about it, we have a simple step-by-step guide on building your podcast from scratch.
Wherever you are, you need to make your podcast engaging and get good reviews if you want this media platform to work for you. In this blog post, we’ll tell you how to do so.
How to make podcasts engaging:
Talk about topics you are passionate about
You shouldn't choose podcast topics randomly. It should be something you care and are passionate about. People can feel it when you fake it, so try to pick a topic that comes from your heart.
You can be the best podcast host on earth, but the chances are high that your listeners will still get bored after a few episodes. So how do you avoid it? Try to invite guests to your podcast from time to time to keep it more interesting. Those guests could be experts in the field or influencers who can bring some insight into the topic.
Edit them properly
Audio recording and editing are some of the essential aspects of podcasts. Even if you create quality content, it fades away if you don’t know how to serve it. Try to add some music, sound effects and make it all more creative. Don’t worry if you are not tech-savvy. There are many easy-to-use editing tools up on the internet that will make your job smooth and carefree.
Then, when you make the most out of your podcast, it is time to figure out:
Have a strong CTA
Even if your podcast is the best in its type, sometimes listeners don’t think about leaving a positive review on it unless you remind them. That is why having a strong CTA at the beginning and the end of your podcast will help you out. Ask them clearly to leave a review if they have enjoyed your work. You can also explain how reviews help you and why they are important to make them feel more inclined to write them
Reward your listeners
It is simple. People love awards, so if you promise to give them something in return for the review, they most likely will write it. What you offer is entirely up to you! You can give away a free ebook, or maybe a special episode. Whatever it is, it will increase their motivation for leaving a review.
Don’t worry if you get few responses in the beginning. Starting a podcast is challenging at first, as it might seem that no one is listening. Don’t give up. Through hard work and persistence, you will build up your audience and start getting more popular!