Triumphantly Gaining True Fans: Stage 5 of The Listener Lifecycle

What it Means to be a True Fan  Do you have a favorite band? You know - the band whose songs you know all the lyrics to and your friends are sick of hearing about (One Directioners - I’m looking at you). The band who you always score concert tickets for, always buy...

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Befriending Your Followers: Stage 3 of The Listener Lifecycle

Befriending Your Followers: Stage 3 of The Listener Lifecycle

As you probably guessed, a Follower is a person who clicked “Follow” to get notifications about your podcast. You might assume they’re regular listeners, or that this is the final stage of The Listener Lifecycle. After all, they heeded your call to action and clicked...

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Exploring the Podscape: Stage 2 of The Listener Lifecycle

Exploring the Podscape: Stage 2 of The Listener Lifecycle

Would you, could you, subscribe to my podcast? Growing your audience is no small task. In earlier installments of our Listener Lifecycle series, we’ve talked about how True Fans help grow your show exponentially and how to get people Curious about your show. Now that...

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Stage 1 of The Listener Lifecycle

Curiouser and Curiouser: Stage 1 of The Listener Lifecycle

Where do listeners come from? As of June 2022, there are over 2.4 million podcasts out there. So how are people finding yours, and how can you ensure that they stick around once they do? These are the questions we’re answering today as part of our Listener Lifecycle...

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Grow Your Podcast with The Listener Lifecycle

Grow Your Podcast with The Listener Lifecycle

So, You Want to Grow Your Podcast? You finally went out and started that podcast you’ve been dreaming about - congratulations! You did the work and now your content is being streamed and downloaded by your listeners. But how many listeners do you really have, and how...

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How to Launch A Podcast

How to Launch A Podcast

Today is an exciting day. We’re sitting on the launchpad for your show. As with any launch, there is a lot to do prior to liftoff. So in this post, we’re going to walk through what we need to do in order to get your show into orbit. The first thing we need to do is...

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How To Edit A Podcast

How To Edit A Podcast

Ahhhh the edit. If you thought recording was fun, you're going to LOVE the edit. Well, I hope you're going to love the edit. It will take you 3 to 4 times as long as the recording to clean it up and get it sounding good... so you'd better enjoy it, or find someone who...

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Recording a Podcast

Recording a Podcast

In this post, we’re going to be discussing recording your podcast and the gear you'll need to do it. Also, just a couple of quick notes on this article. First of all, it is strongly encouraged to listen to the podcast version of this article. There's just so much more...

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Structuring Your Podcast (Part 2)

Structuring Your Podcast (Part 2)

In our last post, we talked about developing your intro and outro. I hope you've done your homework and have that ready to go. It's going to inform what we do with the trailer for your podcast. Creating Your Trailer So, why do we need a trailer for the podcast now? I...

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Structuring Your Podcast (Part 1)

Structuring Your Podcast (Part 1)

A Note About Podfade Before we dive into this article/episode, we need to have a bit of a heart-to-heart. After getting through the questions and thoughts in the previous two posts/episodes, I’m sure you’re ready to move on to getting your podcast built out and...

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