[Episode 1] Introduction to the Ask Reginald Podcast (and Covid-19)

The Ask Reginald Podcast

​[Episode 1] Introduction to the Ask Reginald Podcast (and Covid-19)

[Episode 1] In this first-ever episode of the Ask Reginald Podcast, Reginald introduces himself and shares the vision of the show. Plus, he shares a quick few minutes takeaway from the Covid-19 pandemic and how YOU can take action right now for your future. Tuned now to learn more!

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How To Get Listeners To Your Podcast Shows?

How To Get Listeners To Your Podcast Shows?

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How to grow your podcast listeners and get more listeners? Here are the best tips to get more listeners to your podcast shows.
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The Ultimate Guide To Drive Traffic To Your Podcast

Launching a podcast is an easy task—but getting listeners to tune in is an uphill task. Of course, with the technology today, you can easily start a podcast without expensive equipment or knowledge. In this article, I'll share with you simple steps and strategies you can take to increase listeners to your podcast.

More Listeners For Your Podcast

Make Your Podcast Visible

There are dozens of podcasts in a single sub-topic and you don't want your podcast to get buried in the sea of podcasts.

Making your podcast visible is an important step to get more clicks and traffic to your podcast.

Power branding your blog is an important step to get your blog the needed visibility it deserves.

Want to know how to brand your blog to get crazy amount of traffic? Carry on reading.

Podcast Artwork that stands Out

There are many factors that make a podcast artwork looks good. One of them is the colour. Making sure your artwork looks good from a far will help you stand out from the crowd.

For example, the dimension for a podcast art work is 3000 x 3000 pixels. If you have no knowledge in doing podcast artworks, head over to Fiverr and hire a freelancer to do it for you.

Examples Of Fabulous Podcast Artwork

Have A Cool Intro And Outro

When it comes to podcasting, having an intro and outro could create a certainly level of professionalism. Every major podcasters in the world has either an intro, outro or both.

So, if you want to get in the 'game', there's no harm to get one.

An intro and outro is a snippet that introduces the podcasters and the show to the listeners. You get a decent intro and outro from Fiverr for only $10 (or more).

Promote Your Podcast

Launching a podcast is one thing and promoting it is another. Listeners won't flock to hear your podcast (unless you are Elon Musk or Bill Gates). So, you need to do more to promote your podcast.

Here are some tips to promote your podcast and increase podcast listeners.

  • Publish blog posts and link it to your podcast shows
  • Invite podcasters to your podcast shows (and 'borrow' their listeners)
  • Use paid ads to drive traffic to your podcast
  • Share your podcast episodes on social media and groups
  • Be on other podcasts to build your name and audience

Inform your email subscribers

Have you told anyone about your nw podcast? Emailing your subscribers and telling them about your podcast is an awesome way to drive some traffic to your podcast.

Email Marketing For Podcast

Most email marketing solutions allow you to send broadcast in bulk to all your email subscribers at no additional cost.

If you are not building an email list and using email marketing solution, I recommend you to start right now. You can start with the free but limited feature email marketing solution such as MailChimp or a full-fledge but affordable email marketing solution such as AWeber.

getting traffic to your podcast

As a summary, there are many ways to drive traffic and increase listeners to your blog post. All you have to do is to work hard in promoting your podcast and you will be on your way to reach your first 1,000 listeners.

Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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Should I Start A Podcast In 2020?

Should I Start A Podcast In 2020?

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Should I Start A Podcast In 2020

Podcast Business In 2020

If you are deciding about starting a podcast in 2020, I hope this article share some light with you. Podcast has been one of the most thriving businesses I had personally experienced and it is by far the most bulletproof business idea that is not affected by recession.

There are 14 critical podcast stats that you should be aware of (if you are thinking if starting a podcast in 2020 is a good idea):

  • 70% of Americans Have Heard of Podcasts
  • 51% of Americans (12 or older) Have Listened to a Podcast
  • 32% of Americans Listen to Podcasts Monthly
  • Nearly One-Quarter of Americans Listen to Podcasts Weekly
  • Men Are More Devoted Podcast Listeners
  • 40% of Americans 54 or Younger Listen to Podcasts Monthly
  • Podcast Listeners Are Much More Likely to Earn $75,000+ per Year
  • Habitual Fans Listen to 7 Podcasts Per Week
  • Podcast Consumers Listen to Podcasts More Than Any Other Type of Audio
  • Two-thirds of Podcast Consumers Most Often Listen on a Mobile Device
  • More Than Half of Podcast Consumers Have Multi-tasked While Listening
  • 78% of Podcast Fans Listen to More Than Half the Shows They Download
  • 93% of Podcast Fans Listen to Most of an Episode
  • 54% of Podcast Listeners Are More Likely to Consider Buying an Advertised Product

Starting a podcast in 2020 is not just a business idea—it is an excellent business idea to start with!

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Why Podcast Is A Good Business Idea For 2020?

Apart from the 14 stats above (which can be slightly geeky), most podcast business takes off nicely because:

  • Podcast is easy to start and launch
  • Podcast business can easily scale
  • Podcast helps you to reach a wider range of audience
  • Podcast is audio-based which gives you an upper hand in the saturated published content form
  • Message in podcasts are easier to consume
  • You can listen to podcast on the go
  • You can start a podcast business without a huge initial startup

Is Podcast Really Cheap To Start with?

Absolutely. On average, it costs around $5 to $15 per month to host your podcast. Plus, you don't have to purchase expensive podcast equipment—you can record your own podcast show using your smartphone.

Best Podcast Equipment For Beginners

Here's a simple list of good and cheap podcast equipments.

Can I record A Podcast For Free?

Yes, you can! Unlike starting a blog where you need to buy web hosting and stuffs, you can start a podcast for free (here's how).

Follow the steps in the guide and you are well on your way to launch your first ever podcast.

How Long It Takes To Grow A Podcast?

While the answer varies, it takes around 3 months to really grow your podcast. New podcasts are given 90 days of limelight on Apple store. This is an excellent time for you to showcase your podcast WITHOUT spending a dime on paid advertisements.

How To Start A Podcast For Free In 2020?

Follow this steps and you are ready to launch your own show quickly and successfully:

  1. Decide on a topic (or a few topics) you want to podcast on.
  2. Decide either going solo or with another podcaster.
  3. Create an artwork for your podcast (you can use Canva for free design).
  4. Sign up for podcast hosting platform (Buzzsprout offers free for life podcast hosting plans).
  5. Launch your first podcast episode.

TIP: Forget about starting a podcast with those expensive podcasting equipment just to be perfect. Anyone needs to start somewhere. So, the first hurdle you need to do is to launch your first episode!

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

Grow With Confidence