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Tips For Starting A Business Podcast

Are you planning on starting a business podcast in the new year? We recently examined why this is a brilliant marketing strategy for brands, so if we have convinced you to start, you will want to know how to go about doing this. Starting a podcast can be exciting but also daunting because you are putting yourself out there. Additionally, this is long-form content, which can require much more planning than short-form content. Fear not; this post will offer handy tips to help you launch your business podcast and find success.


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Establish The Purpose

First, you need to establish a purpose for your podcast. You do not want to have a podcast with no clear mission, as this will provide no value. There are many purposes that your podcast could have (and many could be combined), such as:


  • Demonstrating expertise

  • Improving brand reputation

  • Customer education

  • Lead generation

  • Community building


Use High-Quality Equipment

You do not need to spend a fortune or hire a recording studio, but you do need to use quality recording equipment. Nothing will put off a listener faster than low-quality recordings, so you want to research the best equipment available within your budget. This will include:


  • Microphones

  • Headsets

  • Recording equipment

  • Editing software


You must also ensure that you have a suitable space that will be comfortable and minimise background noise.


Develop Engaging Content & Structure Episodes

Have you ever listened to a podcast that clearly has not been planned beforehand? Unless the host and guests are incredibly charismatic and entertaining, it is very hard to pull off. Therefore, you need to take your time to develop engaging content for your listeners. You should address topics that will be valuable to them, carefully research these topics, and demonstrate your expertise.


It is also important to structure your episodes to stay organised and cover everything that needs to be covered in each episode. It is a good idea to have a few different features to keep things interesting, such as:


  • Interviews

  • Panel discussions

  • Q&A sessions

  • Storytelling


Encourage Interaction

The best podcasts are those that encourage interaction. This is smart for business podcasts because it can help build connections with your target market and create a community. There are many ways that you can encourage interaction, including:


  • Call-ins

  • Q&A sessions

  • Live tweets/comments

  • Responding to comments

  • Interacting on social media


Promote The Podcast

Of course, you do not want to put all the effort into planning and recording podcast episodes if no one listens! This is why promoting the podcast is key. You should advertise the podcast with engaging snippets on social media to build interest. You can also use influencer marketing, optimise for SEO, and email marketing to spread the word about your podcast.


Monitor Podcast Analytics

Finally, you should monitor analytics to determine what works well and what could be improved/scratched. You may need to fine-tune your approach to create a podcast that will engage your target market and keep people coming back for more.


This post should help you to get the ball rolling on your business podcast. The key to a successful business podcast is careful planning, so make sure that you take your time to craft compelling content with a clear structure to engage your target market and encourage them to tune in regularly.


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