Hey savvies! Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. In this episode, we’re chatting all about How to Stay Consistent with your Podcast without Losing Your Mind.
As I’m sure you already know, consistency is super important when it comes to podcasting. If you start to drop the ball on releasing new episodes, your audience will take notice, and eventually, their support will begin to dwindle because they don’t consistently see your new episodes in their podcast player each week.
So now that you know the importance of being consistent, let’s talk about how to actually make this consistency thing happen.
Map out your episode topics in advance – This is where I recommend starting. If you can’t come up with at least 15 episode ideas from the get-go, then you probably need to rethink your podcast idea.
Write outlines for your episodes – Having your topic ideas already laid out is important, but if you have it outlined already, it’s much easier to just pick up and hit record. It eliminates the overwhelm of what to talk about because you already have your key points laid out in front of you.
Automate and/or systemize what you can – There are lots of parts of your podcast that can be automated and/or systemized. Think transcripts (with a little tidying up, of course), creating templates for guest outreach/management, creating systems around uploading the audio to your podcast host and website, and more.
Utilize batch recording – If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve heard me talk about batch recording and how powerful it is. If you are new to batching, basically batch recording is recording a bunch of episodes and having them in the can so that it’s much easier to stay on top of your release schedule. This helps so you don’t have to switch between tasks and can really put all of your focus on recording these episodes.
Utilize batching for other podcast tasks – In addition to batch recording episodes, you can also batch other podcast tasks like editing your shownotes, writing your shownotes, creating graphics and audiograms, and more.