Hey savvies! Welcome back to another episode of Savvy Podcasting for Entrepreneurs. This is our last episode of 2020 as we’ll be taking the next two weeks off to celebrate the holiday season with our family and prepare for the next season of the podcast.
I am anticipating doing more solo episodes in 2021 than I did in 2020 and already have a long list of episodes to record but if you have any podcasting topics you absolutely want to learn more about, send me a DM on Instagram. I will prioritize your question and make sure to turn it into an episode sooner rather than later.
Before we dive into this episode, I wanted to chat a little bit about the Podcast Launch Checklist. Anyone who is looking to launch their show in 2021 and beyond – you need this checklist, trust me. It legit contains every single thing you need to do from recording all the way to launch day. Grab it today here.
In today’s episode, I wanted to chat a little about batching including what it is, why it’s beneficial, and how to set up batch recordings.
- If you already are swamped with tasks for your business, then you need to try implementing batching. Batching your podcast tasks will help tremendously with making sure everything gets done in a timely manner.
- Batching is the act of grouping tasks together, so you do them all at once, instead of switching between tasks that take place in different programs or areas.
- The benefits of batching are increased productivity, improved focus, and less stress.
- You can batch many podcast tasks including recording, editing, image creation, shownotes, caption writing, emails, social media engagement, and scheduling.
- How can you create batch days?
- First, I like to start with batching your recording. I record for my podcast twice a year and I record for 4-5 days straight with guests. This ensures that I am able to get all my episodes recorded so that we aren’t scrambling to find someone to interview a few days before the episode is set to go live.
- I know twice a year isn’t feasible for everyone but you can implement a batch record day once a month, twice a month, or even once a week if that feels comfortable for you.
- If batching feels a bit overwhelming to you, I recommend starting with batch recording your episodes at the very least then working your way up to batching other podcast tasks.
- If you have an editor and podcast management team then all you’ll have to worry about is recording but if you don’t, having podcast batch days makes the entire process so much easier.