How long have you been putting off starting your podcast? In one of the Facebook podcast groups I’m in, the admin asked how long people put off starting their podcasts and everyone answered YEARS! Some said 2, 3, and even 5 years! But one person wrote this – “I thought about it for a few years, but once I got serious about it, the smartest thing I did was hire someone to help me launch my podcast. They kept me accountable, and I got it launched in a month!”
That is exactly how I want to help you! I will keep you accountable so you don’t give up and coach you every step of the way. You can ask questions whenever they arrive and I will help with any challenges that may arise. And trust me, challenges do happen.
When I launched my podcast I did it all on my own and it was overwhelming. I wish I had someone to talk to when I had doubts, or to share my concerns with, or even just to check up on me to see how I was progressing, but I didn’t have any of that – so because I know how those feelings of doubt creep up, I want to be there for you throughout this whole process!
Here is what we will cover in the 6 weeks of the podcast course.
In week one we will discuss three things:
- What is your why?
- What is your niche or topic?
- Who is your target audience?
Discovering your why is the first step to launching a podcast because it will be your drive. Your why will help you stay focused, establish goals, vision, and mission, and will keep you going when challenges arise. So when those moments of doubts come up during a roadblock you’ll go back to why and keep going.
You need to know what is your topic and who you are talking to because your podcast isn’t for everyone. And you don’t want it to be for everyone!
In week two we will piggyback from week one to help choose a title for your podcast. This comes with knowing your topic and your audience. Then you will choose if you want to do solo episodes, have guests, or a mixture of both. If you want to have seasons, if so, how many episodes per season, or if you want to just continue recording?
I will help you create a cover art for your podcast and select a launch date. This will help map out a plan for your recording schedule and publishing schedule.
Now it’s time to research which is the best hosting host for the podcast. Different hosting sites offer different features and some are free and others have paid plans. Once a hosting site has been established it’s time to write the description of the show.
During this week you’ll get your recording equipment, if you don’t already have it. When I started my podcast I started recording on my phone and slowly invested in other equipment, but I don’t want people to not start because they don’t have professional equipment.
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The last thing we will work on this week is planning the trailer episode – which is a preview of what the show is about and what’s to come.
This week you will record your trailer episode! You’ll have a few friends listen to it and get feedback. We will plan your first six episodes, plan how you’re going to market your show, to then start marketing it that week. And in this week I’ll go over editing and where you can pick royalty-free music.
Almost towards the end here – you’re going to upload your trailer episode to your hosting site! Start marketing your trailer episode and get the momentum going! And from here you’ll select five friends to be on your podcast-launching team. More recording will be done this week, you’ll record the intro and outro that you’ll use for each episode, and this week you’ll record your first three episodes.
We’ve come to the end of our time together! This week will be a week of reflection on how far you’ve come! You have a podcast – you did it! YOU’VE LAUNCHED A PODCAST!
This week I want to take time to truly celebrate what an accomplishment this is! We will celebrate all the successful podcast launches!
You’ll have your launch team promote your podcast, you’ll schedule your first three episodes, and record your next three since you’ve already planned them!
Let’s Launch Your Podcast!
So are you ready to launch your podcast? If so, let’s set up a call and get you signed up for the course.
P.S. Payment plans are available!
With Love, Heidy
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