How podcasting helped me
Back in 2006, when I began my first podcast, I didn’t realize the full benefits of what podcasting would do for my business until months later. I quickly woke up to the fact that podcasting was doing so much for me, such as:
- increasing my business leads
- gaining the loyalty and trust of my listeners
- building my fan base, and
- increasing my income.
I wasn’t turning back. Podcasting was hot back then for a reason!
But…sadly, podcasting took a downward turn around 2009-ish and many devoted podcasters (myself included-having started 6 of them!) decided to pull away from the podcasting scene for a while.
Thus, the death of podcasting was looming and many of us found other ways to strategize our businesses. We turned to content marketing and video.
Podcasting is back!
I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but podcasting came back with a vengeance recently- and once again, it’s like a HOT tamale.
If you missed it the first time around, you can’t miss it now, because it’s even better than the original, first-generation version.
Why podcasting is better today
This time, creating a podcast has quite a few more benefits than it did circa 2006.
For one, smart phones weren’t as prevalent back then. Nowadays everyone is downloading media to their phones and tablets.
Secondly, podcasts don’t confuse people so easily. Today, a majority of people can tell you what a podcast is. And if they can’t explain it, they at least know that there’s some content out there in audio format that they could easily download to their device. That’s all they need to know.
Why it’s important to you
What you need to know as a business owner is how important this aspect of online marketing can be for your strategy. You simply have to take advantage.
All it really takes is time, and depending on how much quality you want for your shows you could start up for free and expand as your podcast grows. But no more excuses. You can do this! I can also help you as a podcast consultant.
My next podcast episode will be about reasons podcasting is hot (and why you-the internet-based entrepreneur-need to tap into this mode of connecting, branding, and increasing your business.)
I’m leaving you with just a little taste so you’ll want to hear more on the podcast!
To your web success!