We all want to grow our audience. We want to become their favorite show so they just want more. In some cases, you may actually be someone's favorite podcast and they would listen to another episode except you've made it hard to binge. So today we look at nine tips to help your show be Bingeworthy.

Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Make You Sound Amazing

  • Focusrite InterfacesFocusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985
  • Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators
  • Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date
  • Easy to use
  • Great sound quality
  • More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters

Making Your Podcast Binge-Worthy

Something to think about:
What are you offering your audience that they should spend their time-consuming? Not just one but several episodes. That statement is a little scary.

1. It has to be GOOD, actually very good.

2. Create click-attracting titles. I use a tool called Headline Studio

Make sure to have keywords in your title (Mangools is an affordable SEO Tool)

3. Get your audience asking, What Happens Next??

4. Give them multiple points of insight.

Announce what is in the last episode, explain what is in this episode, and tease the next episode. This gives them three points of insight.

5. Make it EASY to Binge (by making it easy to subscribe/follow).

If you're on WordPress check out the Social Subscribe and Follow plugin for WordPress.

6. Add an element of Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).

7. Get Your Best Content In Front of Your Audience.

You can create a playlist on Spotify and embed it into your website.

8. Teasing Your Audience. Get them wondering “What happens next.”

9. Have a Show that Walks Through a Process.

If your show has a story, it naturally is not going to work starting in the middle.

Make your content relevant. Be YOURSELF.

Free Zoom Reduces Amount of Time on Free Account.

Check out Squadcast(my favorite). If you must use something free there is zencastr and cleanfeed

or you can just upgrade your zoom account ($15).

Facebook Pulls Out of Podcasting

Do not put too much emphasis on this. It's kind of like saying, “McDonald's is no longer selling Pizza.” Most people didn't know they did, and those that did didn't like it. In the past big companies like Yahoo, Microsoft, and Odeo backed out of podcasting when Apple stepped in (Odeo returned as Twitter). Keep focusing on your audience and make it EASY to subscribe and follow your show on YOUR website. Don't have a website for your show? Try Podpage at www.trypodpage.com where you can build a website with zero coding skills. I also have a free class on Podpage at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/freeclasses

Join the School of Podcasting

School of PodcastingWhen you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:
Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).
Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)
It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks). 
I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving). 
Get access to:
Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick-fix calls as you like at no extra charge. 
Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee 

Where I Will Be:

WHERE WILL I BEMay 14: 10:30 PM Sacred Artist Summit -Online
May 26-29 :Podfest Multimedia Expo   Orlando, Fl.
July 19-20: How to Make Real Money Podcasting Online
Oct 20-22 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Dayton, Oh

For the most up to date itinerary, go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/where

Mentioned In This Episode

Siskel and Ebert

Howard Stern Private Parts

Link Whisperer Plugin

Podcast Branding.co

Jordan Harbinger Start Page

Libsyn.com Media Hosting (use the coupon code sopfree to get up to 2 months free)

The Messengers Podcast

The movie “The Messengers: A Podcast Story

Presonus Revelator Dynamic microphone

Why Free Media Hosts Don't Work on YouTube

This is episode 286 of the School of Podcasting. For more shows about podcast see www.powerofpodcasting.com

Daily Podcast Tips

Daily Podcast Tips! Put Your Inbox to Work

About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
1 comment on “9 Tips to Make Your Podcast Binge Worthy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *