Are you ready to take your podcast to the next level? Do you want to know how to grow your podcast listener base? Is it time to expand your listener base and establish your place in the podcasting world? There are fast and easy ways to reach new listeners and we’re sharing five of the best ones with you.
1. Deliver Quality Content
You want your listeners to perceive you as a go-to source for information. Be a subject matter expert. Prepare for your show in advance and deliver thoughtful and organized content. Before sharing facts, make sure that you have done your due diligence. Deliver your information with confidence and authority. Credible content will motivate others to share your podcast with their networks. It’s easy word of mouth marketing.
2. Promote Your Podcast on Social Media
Teasers, images, videos, soundbites. The possibilities are endless. Pin quotes on Pinterest, post your URL on Facebook and use audiograms from sites like Wavve on Instagram to share 15 second sound bites from your show. Social media is your greatest tool for creating buzz about your show. Join Facebook groups like the Podcast Movement Community, where you can share podcasting ideas and get tips from the greater podcaster community.
3. Promote Your Podcast with a Giveaway Contest
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Ask listeners to leave a review on Castbox to enter your contest. No need to break the bank; Giveaways can be anything from branded T-shirts or stickers to a guest appearance or a shout-out in your podcast.
4. Network and Connect
Speaking of guest speakers, what better way to promote your own podcast than to invite other podcasters on your show? This will likely drive your guests’ listeners to your show, and if they like what they hear, they may turn into loyal listeners. Another way to connect with new listeners is to be a guest on other podcasts. Promote your guest appearances and give them your all. Don’t forget to be authentic. Listeners like to feel like they’re a part of things. Connecting with your audience goes a long way. They are more likely to consistently listen and share with their friends. Do you want to hone your networking skills? Why not join a meetup? Connect with other podcasters for inspiration.
5. Keep Your Content Current and Consistent
Listeners seek relevant and fresh content. When trying to attract new listeners, you’ll want to provide new content at least every week. If you choose to deliver once a week, try to create about 30 minutes worth of good content. More than once per week, and you’ll want to stay around 15 to 20 minutes in length. Whatever you choose, keep it consistent.
Growing your listener base takes patience, creativity and planning, not to mention confidence and the willingness to put yourself out there and connect. Sharing new and thoughtful content, and connecting with listeners and other podcasters are fast and easy ways to grow your audience.