Quality Audio = More Listeners
It's a fact that listeners judge the quality of a podcast by the quality of its audio. Yes, "content" is important, but like the cover of a book, your audio quality is an easy way for listeners to tell if you've spent time on other important elements of your podcast.
This issue has three things you can do right now to make your podcast sound better. One is how you communicate with "remote" guests, there is a $35 "studio" you can build yourself in about 20 minutes, and the third is a piece of software that will "fix" problems in your recording with a single button.
Plus, something to think about if you're nervous about "big money" coming into podcasting.
I hope you're finishing out a great week! If I can do anything for you, reach out to me via Twitter.
Podcast Hosting Skills
How To Get A Better Quality “Remote” Podcast Interview
How many times have you scheduled an interview over Skype or Zoom only to have the guest show up WITHOUT the proper equipment and ruin the sound quality of your podcast?
Here's the fix for that.
This is the "guest document" professional podcast producer Anthony Luciani sends to guests to make sure they show up prepared and it will give you a lot of ideas on how to handle your podcast guests.
Spotify's $235 million deal to acquiring podcast hosting company Megaphone
This is interesting because it shows the value of podcast advertising and content (Megaphone has both).
Many indie podcasters get upset when they see news like this. If that's you, don't worry. There are a lot of "crumbs" in podcasting and still huge opportunities for those with content that can't be heard elsewhere. It's just as easy for listeners to hear you as it is for them to hear big shows.
Build A $35 DIY “Vocal Booth”
FACT: The better you sound, the more people will listen to your podcast. But professional acoustic treatment can be costly.
Kyle Bondo of Gagglepod shows you how to build a vocal isolation shield for only $35...
ReMasterMedia - Audio Optimization Tool
If you're a fan of Auphonic, this is worth a look. It will make your podcast sound better and you can get LIFETIME access for just $59.