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It’s easy to start a podcast – just hit record and start!
At least, that seems to be the standard advice you hear most places.
Ok, but what happens after you hit record? How do you launch your podcast? How do you find listeners? How do you sustain it once you get going?
Maybe it’s not as simple as hitting record. But how do you find answers to these questions so that once you do hit record you create something that attracts more listeners than just you and your mom. If this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone!
That’s exactly where I was in my podcasting journey. I knew that I wanted to start a podcast, but I wasn’t sure where to begin to find answers.
Over the years I had seen my friend, Eric Nevins, frequently post on social media about new episodes of his podcast, Halfway There. He had been doing it long enough that I figured he might have a tip or two for me, so I sent him a message and asked if could give me a hand and answer some...
No matter what industry you are part of there is a familiar foe waiting to reveal itself…burnout! The common denominator for burned out people is our own inability to take care of ourselves.
If you are actively podcasting then, I’m sure you pour your heart into it. We spend our precious time researching, talking, editing, and listening in the hopes of producing the best content we can for our audiences. That's as it should be!
Yet in the midst of refining your work, you can lose yourself if you're not careful. Your identity suddenly is found in your show. What makes a good day is based on how the show went or how many people listened to the latest episode. Before you know it, burnout causes you to lose sight of yourself and why you are doing the podcast in the first place.
So how do you avoid burnout?
Here is the strategy I use to help me stay refreshed:
Monetizing your podcast is one of the most important steps to take your show to the next level. Affiliate programs are perhaps the easiest way to make some money from your audience. Unlike sponsors or ads, with affiliate programs you don’t need thousands of downloads per episode. It’s a win-win for the business and podcasters alike since you only get paid when you sell a product.
While Amazon’s affiliate program is an attractive option, you may feel more comfortable working with Christian companies.
You can use the following list to get started to find great companies and products to promote in your show, on your site and throughout your social media platforms.
Remember, the best way to sell affiliate products is to USE them and LOVE them.
1. Digital Missionary Academy - The Digital Missionary Academy is run by veteran Christian podcaster Travis Albritton. In this community, he teaches regular purpose-driven Christians to use social media to reach the world for...
By Moni Hardy.
“I wonder where I left my pen.”
“Children, where is Mama’s pen? You know I need it to write down my ideas for the project.”
“It’s right where you left it mom, on your desk.”
“Oh, so it is. Carry on.”
Depending on your Meyers Briggs Personality Initials, you may be thinking, “if he were more organized there would not be wasted time looking for a pen.” Or perhaps on the other end of the spectrum of initials, a comment like, “I so get the creative messy mind that misplaces a pen.”
Why would I want to create anything?
The reason varies from person to person, and our reason may change over time. Perhaps lack of funds encourages us to improve our at home Covid skills such as hair cutting, bread making, painting, sewing, writing or podcasting. Thankfully hair grows back.
To take this out of the realm of the hypothetical, I will share some of my own reasons for creating content. The...