Black Friday Advice (You Probably Don't Want To Hear)
So here we are – Black Friday!
Over the next few days, you're going to see dozens, maybe even hundreds, of "deals" for podcasting tools. But will these "deals" help you make a better podcast and grow your audience?
Maybe. But the best thing you can do is get behind the mic you have now and release podcast episodes.
Still, do you need buying advice?
Do you need to be talked out of buying something you're not sure will help you with your podcast?
If you need help, reach out to me on Twitter and let me know. No question too small.
As far as things I know will help you, I've listed three of them below – a scheduling tool, a social media tool, and a graphics tool. Note that you don't need them if you already have similar tools in place and you don't need them right now if you don't have a use for them right now.
Hope you're finishing out a great week and staying healthy!
Automate Your Guest Booking - Try It Free!
If you interview people on your podcast, you know what a pain booking can be – and how expensive automation software like Schedule Once can be.
I switched from Schedule Once to Book Like A Boss three years ago and I love it. It handles everything about the booking process, from scheduling, to working around time zone differences, to sending automatic text/email reminders to make sure guests don't leave you hanging.
You can try it free to see if you like it and use code "BLABBF2020" if you're ready to jump in.
Instagram and Social Media Scheduling – $49 for LIFE
If you're paying every month to have Later schedule your Instagram photos and other social media posts, or you need something that will do this for you, you owe it to yourself to check out this LIFETIME offer from Publer.
Publer is the tool I use to schedule the Big Podcast Instagram account and it's a real time-saver. You can schedule up to 500 posts at once and it handles hashtag selection.
The best part for podcasters – it will AUTOMATICALLY post new episodes to Instagram and other social media account via RSS. It's totally hands-off!
Podcast "Mockups" (And More)...
This tool is very cool for making podcast mockups and customized social media graphics to help you attract more people to your show. It's 100% web-based and no graphic design experience is necessary.
If you're looking for a cool side-hustle, this is pretty much a business in a box as you could sell these to other podcasters and make a fortune.
This and Publer are a great combination!
BONUS - Free "Big Podcast" Audiobook
If you haven't already picked this up, now is a good time to do it.
Audiobook is free with Audible trial and paperback is on sale today for only $10.95.