Hey savvies! Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I’m so happy that you’re here. In today’s episode, we’re talking all about what to do when you’re feeling stuck with content ideas for your podcast.
Before we dive into the episode, I just wanted to make sure that you were aware that I’m now offering mini podcast audits for free so if you want my eyes and ears on your show so that you can make some quick and easy improvements, head here to submit your podcast to be audited today!
Utilize listener feedback – I’m in the camp that we should always be asking our listeners for feedback and not just asking them for feedback for the sake of it but actually implementing their suggestions. This can not only help you with content ideas when you’re feeling stuck but also provides your listeners with exactly what they want to hear from you so it’s an absolute win-win if you ask me.
Repurpose content from other channels – I don’t know about you but my motto is work smarter, not harder, so taking high performing content from other channels like Instagram, my FB group, etc., and turning it into longer form podcast episodes really helps when you’re stuck in a creative rut with podcast ideas. I know people tend to get hung up on feeling like every piece of content needs to be brand new but I promise that is certainly not the case at all.
Invite guests on the show – If the reason you’re stuck with content ideas is because you’re mainly doing solo episodes, maybe it’s time to switch it up and invite some guests to be on your show so that you can just focus on asking the questions instead of mapping out an entire episode of content by yourself. Honestly, it will be able to take so much stress and pressure off your plate.
Expand on previous topics you’ve had on the show – Take a look at your analytics for past episodes and find your top 3-5 most downloaded episodes. If possible, make another episode elaborating on those topics further. This gives your listeners what they want and gives you a nice boost of inspiration.
Take a break – This is your permission to take a break if needed. If you’ve already implemented most or all of the other options I mentioned, then taking a break is definitely warranted. I have found that when I take a break from something, I end up having the most amazing ideas come to me and feel super refreshed and inspired again so there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a break.
I’d love to know, what do you do when you’re feeling stuck with content ideas for your show? Let me know on Instagram over at @savvypodcaststudio – I always love hearing from you guys.