Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the show that helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways.
I’m your host Mark Asquith, that British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates Captivate.fm,Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity & Rebel Base Studios.
This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, I’ll feature expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop.
I can’t wait for you to join me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in any app that supports podcasts plus YouTube, now go dive into the episodes and never forget the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!
This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:
Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
How to Get Testimonials from The Press for Your Podcast
My long-time friend Annette Bone asked on last weeks podcast launch office hours how she can get PR companies that help her into events as "press" to give her testimonials for her podcast. Here's how I'd approach it personally.
Why I Started Scripting My Podcast Episodes
A few months ago, I started to write out long-form show notes to accompany some episodes of this podcast. Surprise, surprise: the quality went up and I've received some stellar feedback.
Can You Mix Podcast Formats?
Following up last week's question from Doug, who is going through the free Podcast Launch Accelerator course, he also asked if it's wise to mix podcast formats between solo and interview style on the same show. The answer is...
Producing vs Progressing Your Podcast
Let's accept that production is the thing that we have to do - we can't podcast without producing a podcast and so we can't assume that by producing and releasing, we're doing enough to progress.
Podcast Cover Art Mistakes to Avoid
Doug Piper is working through the free Podcast Launch Accelerator course and during the office hours a couple of weeks ago he asked me about cover art, what to do and not to do. Here's my list of top things to avoid!
Can You Have Multiple Goals for Your Podcast?
My friend Ashleigh asked me recently about whether she can build her network AND monetise through an interview show and it led me to think more about how you set primary and secondary goals for your show.
The Key to Success
Podcasting successfully is hard. There are a lot of steps and a lot of moving parts and a lot of things to know, not to mention whatever personal hurdles you may have. Mark breaks it all down and encourages you to do it. He makes it easy to understand without being condescending, and he sells a great product while genuinely having your best interest at heart.
The advice you get from this show and from the newsletter and blog are actually useful and cover the whole spectrum of what it means to be a podcaster.
I love seeing a new episode on my feed in the morning because I know that it’s going to be the shot I need to get motivated to work on my podcast. And it pairs great with an egg and cheese sandwich and a coffee.
I use Captivate for my show and will be adding more as my network grows. If you want to get serious about your podcast, I highly recommend doing the same.
Podcasting Mini Morsels
I have been a podcaster for about six months. I found The Podcast Accelerator around the fourth month into my journey. I love, love, love each episode and the gold nuggets I take away from each one. Mark is fun, fast paced and dynamic. I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who really wants to rock their podcast journey. Thanks Mark for shining your light and love for podcasting the way you do.🚀👍🏼😎
This is such a great resource for podcasters. Daily bite sized pieces of food for thought about growing your brand. And the tips are broad enough that they’d be valuable no matter what kind of show you produce. Mark is currently sharing a wealth of knowledge based on his history working in SEO.