Have you started your own acim podcast yet? If not what are you waiting for? Now is as good a time as any to do so. Podcasting is a new phenomenon. It is a popular, inexpensive, and smart way of getting your message across to as many people as possible. Once you have started your own podcast; It will no doubt take you a while to get your bearings. If you have started your podcast already then you will want to know how to make the best of it. Consistency is a major key to the success of a podcast. This article will discuss the importance of consistency and how to achieve it. It will also tell you how to use consistency to achieve your goals.
Remember, starting a podcast can be time-consuming, but the rewards are great once you have gotten started. Eventually you will find what works for you through experimenting. Once you have found out that, it will be easier to maintain consistency with your podcasting.
Ways in which you can be consistent
Be consistent with your content: Choose a niche or theme for your podcast. Once you have done that and people start listening to your podcast; they will expect the same type of content each episode. For example, you cannot start your podcast talking about politics for two months and then switch to talking about keeping up with Kardashian’s the next month.
Manage Your Time: Once you have decided to start your own podcast; it is basically adding one more task to your daily routine. It therefore becomes of paramount importance to keep a schedule. Have a set day and time when you upload your content. For example, if your first uploads were always on Tuesday’s at 10pm, stick to that schedule. Remember, your listeners have schedules, too. When you have a listener who is accustomed to listening to your podcast, for example every Tuesday at 10pm, and you decide to change it to 11 pm, they will listen to someone else at 10pm. There is no guarantee that they will find you at 11 pm. Perhaps they are scheduled to do something else at 11pm. In this case, you would have lost a listener. Being inconsistent with your publishing schedule will create a sense of engagement and will lead to loyalty by your listeners. You also need to be consistent with the length of your podcast. You should not have one podcast lasting 30 minutes and another for 10 minutes.
Develop a Plan: Create an action plan of the things you need to do and how you are going to achieve them. Make sure you put the plan on paper. Avoid procrastination and avoid making last-minute decisions on matters that are important, for example, topic of conversation, the layout of your discussion and guests (if applicable). No one wants to listen to a host who is unprepared. So, plan your topic and do the necessary research. Make a sketch of at least 5 podcast episodes before you begin. This will help to give you a jumpstart in being consistent. Consistency does not mean that you are perfect, but it means that you have goals that you work towards achieving.
Advantages to be gained by being consistent with your Podcast Schedule
Marketing: Having a podcast can be a cool marketing tool. Statistics revealed that only about 3% of marketers are using podcasts. Therefore, if you are an entrepreneur interested in world domination then you should aim to be a Pioneer in the podcasting Frontier. Tap into this market. Take advantage of the resources offered by podcast hosting sites. For example, you could use your podcast to communicate and build a rapport with your audience. Afterwards you can convert those listeners into customers, as long as you are consistent in your endeavors. This will only work if your listeners trust you. How can you get them to trust you? Simple, be consistent.