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How to Name Your Podcast – 4 Things to Consider

How are you supposed to name your podcast? Do you throw your name in there? Do you put some witty spin on the topic? All great questions that I want to cover today. The title of your podcast is so important to convey to your audience (or potential audience) exactly what your podcast is about, who it's for, or what benefits someone will receive from listening. Don't let the overwhelm of "so many options" stop you in your tracks. You can come up with an amazing name for your podcast and...


Podcast Launch Plan - How to Create Yours

Episode 48, "How to Launch a Podcast", continues to be the most downloaded episode on the podcast. Well, after the trailer episode. But I think that's because people hear my Texas accent and say, "Where is this chick from? I gotta know her story." So there's that. But obviously launching a podcast is a hot topic around here. Today, I wanted to take a deep dive into the Podcast Launch Plan and how to create one. When I sat down and originally created the content for Episode 48, I knew I...


SEO for Podcasts - What You Need to Know

I struggled for a long time to understand SEO. What is it? How does it work? Where does it fall in the grand scheme of things? It wasn't until I finally said, "I NEED to understand SEO if I'm going to have an online business," that I got serious about learning how to use SEO for podcasts. In this episode, we are talking about my personal journey with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how you can learn from the mistakes I've made along the way. Please DO NOT WAIT until you've...


Podcast Descriptions & Show Notes - What's the Difference?

Podcast Descriptions are confusing. Which one goes in your hosting site? Which one do you use for each individual episode? And what the heck are show notes? So many questions, but you're in luck because today I'm breaking down the 2 different types of descriptions as well as explaining exactly what show notes are. No longer will you be left confused on what goes where, what you need to put in each place, and how to come up with the information you need for each description....


How to Pick Your Podcast Launch Date

Launching a podcast can often be overlooked. A lot of people think it's easy to just hit "Publish" and your podcast is out into the world. Please don't do that. There is some strategy behind actually launching your podcast and picking the right podcast launch date that works for you. Today' we're talking about the things you need to consider when picking your podcast launch date, what questions to ask yourself, and how to find the right time in your calendar. So let's find out when you...


Make Money with a Podcast - 5 Ways to Get Started

It's one of the questions I get asked all of the time. "How do you make money with a podcast?" Well, today I'm covering the 5 Ways to Make Money with a Podcast starting on Day 1. Not after you've secured a sponsor. Not after you've reached millions of downloads. Get ready my friend. We're tackling how you can implement strategies for your podcast that don't require you chasing sponsors and hoping they realize how amazing you are. (You're better than that!) Don't stress about your...


Let's Talk About the Podcast Interview Mindset

Your mic is setup up. You've adjusted the volumes. You have your questions ready to go. But what really goes into interviewing another person on your podcast? Today, I'm sharing with you the podcast interview mindset. This way of thinking will help you stay on track, make your guest feel comfortable, and produce an amazing podcast interview. I'm also sharing with you the high-level checklist to make sure you cover all 10 of the major things that need to happen during a podcast interview as...


Podcast Guests to Interview - Where to Find Them

"I want to have interviews on my podcast, but where do you find guests?" This question pops up a lot in the podcast communities. So today, I want to share with you my experiences finding guests as well as my number one, go-to place to find people to interview. We also talk about identifying the kind of people you want to collaborate with. (Trust me, you don't just want anybody on your podcast!) And I'm sharing some stories about how I initially found a lot of the guests you've heard on this...


How to Create Calls-To-Action within Your Podcast

What's one thing you need to have in every single podcast episode? A Call-to-Action! You need at least ONE CTA in every single episode you create. No matter what. Why? Well, there are several reasons why I think you should. (And we'll get into those within the episode.) But more importantly, how can you create a CTA for your podcast? That my friends is what I really want to dive into today. Not only how to create a call-to-action, but what to say to get your listeners to do what you've...


Consistency is Key - How to Be Consistent with Your Podcast

You wanna know the secret behind a successful podcast? It's consistency! Consistency is key! Showing up week after week, month after month, no matter what! But HOW do you stay consistent with your podcast? Well, friend, that's what we're talking about today. I'm going to share with you the 5 Ways to Stay Consistent and let me tell you, they are a lot easier than you think. Whether you're brand new to the podcast game, been at this for a while, or just need a refreshing boost of...


How to Format a Podcast Episode

Maybe you've figured out all of the basics that go into recording a podcast, but how in the world are you supposed to format a podcast episode? What do you say in the beginning? Are you supposed to have something special in the middle? How are you supposed to wrap everything up at the end? Well today, I'm covering everything you need to know in order to format your podcast episodes! I'll show you exactly what to say in the beginning, how to talk your audience through the middle, and how...


How to Plan Podcast Episodes

I could literally talk about how to plan podcast episodes for hours on end! It's so much fun for me! (I know, podcast nerd alert!) But seriously, it's something that I used to struggle with and now I've finally gotten into a groove of being able to produce podcast content consistently with less stress than at the beginning. (Thank goodness!) Today's episode is an excerpt from the 31 Days of Podcasting we did in The Proffitt Podcast Online Community Facebook Group. Be sure to join us there...


A Week in the Life of a Podcast

What does it look like in the typical podcast week? What tasks need to be completed? How can you maximize your time to get everything done every week? Today, I'm answering all of these questions and then some! I recorded a live training during the 31 Days of Podcasting challenge held in The Proffitt Podcasting Facebook Group all about what goes into a week of podcasting. The actual video offers great visuals for what goes into a week of podcasting. Trust me, the drawings alone are worth...


How Podcasting Has Changed (and Even Gotten Better) with Jessica Kupferman

Oh, have I got a treat for you today! If you're a female podcaster looking to connect with other female podcasters, this episode is for you! I sat down with the co-founder of She Podcasts, Jessica Kupferman, to discuss all things podcasting. From how the landscape has changed in recent years to how we can connect and grow communities in the best possible ways. Jessica and I go into detail about our own podcasting journeys and discuss the ups and downs that come with podcasting. But the...


How to ReBrand a Podcast After You Launch

You launched your podcast, published several episodes, and then realized you need to change things up. You can either rebrand your show altogether or just change a few things. But either way, understand that once you create a podcast, it isn't written anywhere that you can't make changes! So take a deep breath and let's talk about what to do when you feel like you need to change your podcast music, the cover art or logo of your podcast, or just rebrand everything! I also know that some of...


How to Be a Guest on Other Podcasts with Mai-kee Tsang

How can you be a guest expert on other podcasts? Something a lot of podcasters want to know, but they aren't sure who has the answer. Well, I'm happy to be hand-delivering you an expert who knows a thing or two about being a podcast guest. Mai-kee Tsang is well-seasoned in putting herself out there and pitching to other podcasts. In this episode, we talk all about strategies to have people say "YES!" to your pitch, how to stand out from all the other messages hosts are getting, and how...


How to Record a Podcast on Your iPhone

How can you record your podcast from your iPhone? I've gotten this question a lot from the community and since I was given the opportunity to try the process out, I recorded an episode right on my iPhone. No fancy apps. No bells and whistles. Just my phone, some earbuds with a mic, and the voice memos app that comes standard on iPhones and iPads. If you've been looking for an option to record your podcast without having to lug around a ton of equipment, then this episode is for you! Tune...


Your Legal Podcast Questions Answered with Scott Brookens

You're in luck...all of your legal podcast questions are being answered today! From, "Do I need to set up an LLC for my podcast?" to "Should I trademark my podcast name?" and even getting into the basics of copyrights and what you need to know about being a content creator. I'm speaking with an attorney and entrepreneur, Scott Brookens. We discuss all things legal for your podcast and even get into specific examples. Scott himself has been in the entrepreneurial game for a while and...


Podcast Community, How to Find Yours

Where, oh where, is my podcast community? Oh, where, oh where could they be? Many beginner podcasters get discouraged when they start to think about launching a podcast with no audience. How will people know my podcast is out there? How will they know where to find me? How can I find them? All of these are valid questions we're answering today as we talk about the important questions you need to consider when finding your podcast community.


Best Podcast Hosting Site Platform,

Are you trying to decide on the best podcast hosting platform for your podcast? Well, you're in luck! Today I'm chatting with the Head of Content at, Travis Albritton. In this conversation, Travis and I cover the basics of what a podcast hosting platform can do for you, where to find a ton of valuable podcast resources, and the why behind BuzzSprout's bigger mission. We also share advice for any new podcaster, what to expect in the future from BuzzSprout, and how to stay up...