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Podcast Pontifications

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Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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Podcasting: Precursor To Publishing Pizzazz [Episode 238]

This week’s miniseries has been about leveraging your podcasting chops to make something that isn’t a podcast. We’ve covered:

But that’s just three. Honestly, there are so many more I could cover. So to wrap the week, I’m doing a rollup of a few select other options that should be on your radar. They are:

  • Write A Book - Whether you use your podcast to educate or entertain, there’s probably a path for you to publish a book. You already have a lot of information prepared. You've recorded dozens or maybe hundreds of episodes already. That's a lot of scripts written. That’s a lot of interviews gathered. That’s a lot of articles created. 
  • Launch A Video Series - Making a focused and intentional video series on what your expertise is or where your passions lie is a smart idea. Especially if you are willing (and able) to make compelling video-based content that appeals to the algorithms of the given video platform.
  • Create A Valuable Community - Communities are filled with people with shared interests. And whether you’re building one with Discord, Flick, Facebook, or a membership site, you can leverage all of your expertise as a podcaster to create a valuable community. Not just for listeners of your show. But for other people with similar passions and interests. 

No matter which of those six options you choose (or another) keep this in mind: 

The success of non-podcasting options for your podcast should have nothing to do with your podcast’s download numbers.

I know that sounds heretical. But I assure you it is not. Whatever non-podcast option you take, don’t tie the success of that option back to your podcast. They should be worth doing on their own merit. Clearly, I’m a podcast-first kind of guy. And yes, I want you to be podcast-first as well. 

But podcast-first doesn’t mean podcast-only.

Is there a non-podcasting portion of your publishing empire you’ve found success with? I'd love to hear about it. Head to Flick.group/podcastpontifications and share your story with the 70 or so people who have joined that free community.

As always, I'd appreciate it if you bought me a coffee. BuyMeACoffee.com/EvoTerra lets you do that virtually. And it's really really nice when you sign up for a monthly coffee purchase for me.

Finally, if you are in business and you need someone helping with the podcast strategy for your business, that's what my company - Simpler Media Productions - does. Get in touch with me: evo@podcastlaunch.pro or go to PodcastLaunch.pro to see a list of the services we offer our clients.

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Podcast Pontifications is published by Evo Terra four times a week and is aimed at the working podcaster. The purpose of this show is to make podcasting better, not just easier.

Follow Evo on Twitter for more podcasting insights as they come.

And if you need a professional in your podcasting corner, please visit PodcastLaunch.pro to see how Simpler Media Productions can help your firm. Podcasting is our only business.

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