Should you, or should you not, start a podcast for your business?
THAT is the hot question being asked of me in the work I am doing with clients around their brand's overall content strategy.
As I wrap up my first podcast, and get ready to launch my second podcast, I am reflecting on the many aspects I learned the first time around. I am using this knowledge and putting it toward my next podcast -- which will launch in early 2016.
Here's what I do know: At least once a week, I am asked by a client or prospective client if she should start a podcast for her business. This is a big question, and it is one that you might have been thinking about yourself. So today, I want to highlight some reasons you SHOULD start a podcast, as well as a few reasons why you SHOULD NOT start a podcast.
Before we get started, let me just say this -- I LOVE podcasting. I didn't think that I would initially, mainly because writing is "my thing." I realized how much I loved interviewing people and how much trust was built within my community because the listeners could HEAR me and get to know me better. But, just like blogging, podcasting takes a lot of work and consistency to create a quality, value-packed show that has listeners tuning in week after week.
5 Reasons You SHOULD Start a Podcast For Your Business
- You are committed to learning how to podcast professionally.
- You think it will make you a lot of money.
There you have it! If you are thinking about starting a new podcast, or relaunching an existing podcast, use these lists of "shoulds" and "should nots" to help guide you along the way.
Author's Note: A big, big thank you to Doug Foresta, my podcast coach, who helped me brainstorm ideas for this blog post.