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The Podcast Accelerator, Learn How to Grow Your Podcast

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Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news. I’m your host Mark Asquith, that British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media (https://www.rebelbasemedia.io), the podcast tech company that creates Captivate.fm (https://www.captivate.fm),Podcast Success Academy (https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.com), Podcast Websites (https://www.podcastwebsites.com), Poductivity (https://www.poductivity.com) & Rebel Base Studios (https://www.rebelbasemedia.io/studio). This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday, Wednesday 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, 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 Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
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The Finale (And Something New)

It's time for a change: https://www.inandaroundpodcasting.com.Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator: How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter If you need help with anything at all regarding your podcast, get me on Twitter (Twitter ) and I promise to respond.This podcast uses the following
03/03/20247 minutes 54 seconds
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A Fresh Look at the Podcasting Industry - What to Expect - In & Around Podcasting

We love podcast industry podcasts - there are a lot of them and they're run by smart, passionate people who live and breathe podcasting and who are usually industry professionals.Sometimes though, they don't give the day-to-day enthusiast, creator or indie podcaster a platform to have their say, often taking "the view from the top" as delivered by the "podcasting professionals".In & Around Podcasting has been designed to respect and live alongside those shows and to be an accessible, inclusive podcast for every single podcaster; a show that allows everyone with an interest in the medium to have a fair, open and transparent view on the podcasting industry and how it affects them - this is your place to be heard.The podcasting industry belongs to us all, not just the elite and it doesn't matter how long you've been in the industry, your voice is valuable.In & Around Podcasting is a podcast industry podcast brought to you by Mark Asquith and Danny Br
01/03/20242 minutes 45 seconds
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Podcast Monetization in the Future with Sam Sethi

What does the future of podcast monetization look like?Today I'm joined by Sam Sethi, founder of https://www.podfans.fm, a new platform embracing creator culture and a pioneer of the value for value movement within podcasting and beyond.Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator: How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter If you need help with anything at all regarding your podcast, get me on Twitter (<a href="https://mark.live/twitte
05/10/202339 minutes 23 seconds
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Podcast Industry Perspective

I got into podcasting a decade ago. Since then, I've seen it change from a fledging industry with little revenue flowing through it and flourish into a genuine media industry with billions in ad revenue available every year, the teething problems of a measurement industry, and the "boom" of 2019-2021 (ish).There are people who have been in this game longer than me, and we've all seen the industry change. I've spoken about podcasting becoming a genuine "industry" many, many times but right now, we're at an inflection point in the journey of podcasting and there are two ways to approach it mentally: we embrace it and do our bit to innovate, or we shout loudly that "it's not what it was, so can't be good" and let the industry pass us by.Which will you choose? Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support Th
07/09/202340 minutes 29 seconds
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Common Podcast Faux Pas with The Podcast Consultant

You know me, I don't sugarcoat when I feel that something isn't as good as it could be. And, with the world of podcasting growing and, in particular, the choices that consumers have about the myriad shows they can listen to, it's never been more important for your show to "get things right".But what is "right"? Surely that's subjective?Yes, of course, it is - but there's little doubt that best practices now exist in podcasting and that there are objective changes that you can make to your show that will increase the allure, the stickiness, and the long-term shareability of your podcast and that don't take much to implement.Join me and the wonderfully talented Mathew Passy, a long-time friend, and talented podcasting consultant, as we discuss the changes that you can make based on Mathew's years auditing podcasts across the globe.Guest details:Mathew Passy Mathew Passy is the founder and former owner of ThePodca
24/08/202341 minutes 49 seconds
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Squadcast Bought By Descript! Reaction, plus Podcast Movement 2023

I'm delighted to be able to give my reaction to the Squadcast acquisition by Descript, plus I preview a little of Podcast Movement 2023 and thank Josh for his kind beer money! Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator: How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter If you need help with anything at all regarding your podcast, get me on Twitter (Twitter ) and I promise to respond.This
16/08/202325 minutes 17 seconds
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2023 Listener Survey

It's survey time!I'm working on making sure that my content continues to help you in the very best way possible. To do that, I need your very honest views, and this year, I need them in a few specific areas, please.Do you have two minutes to take my short listener survey, please?Here's the link: https://mark.live/surveyOh, it's anonymous, too - I don't need your name or your email address.Thank you so much! Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator: How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube:
10/08/202311 minutes 41 seconds
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Design Matters

Design is everywhere. Design is every THING. You simply cannot escape it.But, as podcasters, we fall into the same trap that so many other types of organisation fall into: commoditising design and believing it to be something that we can either skimp on, do ourselves or that doesn't matter. All of that is simply wrong, and very seriously wrong.We also believe that design simply means "graphic design". It doesn't. Designing every single aspect of your show means that you can genuinely compete for revenue with the big shows, shows that often get it very right, and guess what... it doesn't have to cost anything more than a mindset. Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator: How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot
03/08/202317 minutes 38 seconds
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Dave Jackson's Podcast Industry Predictions

When I first started my journey within the podcasting world, I was lucky enough to meet a range of people who have gone on to become genuine friends.Amongst those is one of the finest, most revered people within our industry, Dave Jackson, a friend, mentor-from-afar and Podcast Hall of Fame inductee who continues to help podcasters around the world every single day.On this episode, Dave and I dig deep into the last two decades of the podcasting industry and speculate on what might happen over the next twenty years.This episode's guest is the wonderful Dave Jackson :Dave Jackson began podcasting in 2005 and launched the School of Podcasting (schoolofpodcasting.com). His School of Podcasting show has over 3.1 million downloads. He has helped hundreds of people plan, launch, and grow their podcasts. He is the author of the book Profit from your podcast and is a featured speaker at events. In 2016 Dave joined Libsyn (th
27/07/202349 minutes 19 seconds
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Advanced Podcast Sponsorships Simplified with Mike Wooller

In this episode, I have a deep-dive conversation with Mike Wooller, Head of Content Partnerships at Global. Mike has a wealth of experience in the industry and this episode is a must-listen for the serious indi podcast creator.We kick things off by demystifying some of the often-used industry jargon. Mike breaks down what terms like "Spot", "Programmatic", "Direct Sell", "Host Read", "MRG", and "CPM" really mean. Next, we're discussing the current climate in the podcasting world. How are brands and advertisers responding to the ever-changing economy, and what does this mean for the podcasting sector as it continues to find its feet?As podcast advertising revenue grows, we take a look at the latest trends. Mike shares his thoughts on how this surge in revenue is shaping the podcasting landscape and how that might look in the future.We also explore what attracts advertisers to a podcast beyond just download numbers. What are those magic metrics that adverti
20/07/202346 minutes 1 second
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How to Use Instagram Threads to Grow Your Podcast Audience

Warning! This episode contains some f-bombs and other well placed word bombs - but they’re worth it.Threads, the brand new "chat app" and Twitter alternative from Meta, aka Facebook, aka Instagram, aka Zuckerberg, launched last week and has already amassed almost 100 million users.Within three days, I saw a podcast "guru" claiming to know how to use Threads to grow your podcast and, sure enough, the content they published about it was shockingly awful.So, how do you use Threads to grow your podcast audience?The truth is that, right now, the algorithm is still all over the place and there are features (such as a "following only" feed) still missing. Does this mean that you can't use Threads to grow your podcast? No. Well, sort of no. In fact, Threads is, right now, just another tool to use in order to genuinely "social network" and that is SO very different to "promoting your sh*t".Let's have a frank chat about how to use Instagram
13/07/202317 minutes
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Revenue Lessons from Big Podcasts

When it comes to generating predictable revenue from a podcast, reliability in downloads is vital.Whether that podcast is monetised via programmatic ads, directly sold host-read ads, selling merch, selling live-taping tickets, listener support via tips and memberships or a diverse combination of these and more, there are certain elements that make that show reliably profitable.When a podcast is monetised well, it delivers repeatable and reliable numbers that can be projected and used as the basis for business decisions. Brands and ad partners actively seek out shows that will solidly perform week in and week out, and they hedge their bets &amp; their bucks on those.What lessons can you learn as an indie creator and how can you apply those to your own podcast without spending any money?Storytelling is key - use the teaching method of getting your listener engaged: state what you're going to say, say it, then say what you've just said.Breaking
06/07/202327 minutes 34 seconds
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Shock Through Your Podcast Growth Plateau with 3 Practical Ideas

I frequent many podcasting communities and without a doubt, the biggest question (and the biggest question for the last decade) is "How do I grow my podcast?".I've spoken before about why this isn't an easy task and why that might even be the wrong question to ask. The truth is that running a podcast as an independent creator is really hard, it's really time-consuming and by the time we've produced our episode, we often don't have the mental bandwidth or the physical time to properly market our show and thus, we simply end up in a constant "promo cycle" that consists of lots of "promotional tactics" that don't move the needle but that make us feel like they should.We repeat this with diminishing results and end up back at the same question: "How do I grow my podcast?!"; if we aren't careful, this can then lead us to consider quitting because no matter what we do, we don't see any meaningful change.I think about this like fitness and mu
29/06/202326 minutes 47 seconds
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Explained: Selling Your Podcast as a Membership

In this episode, I discuss how to build audience loyalty and drive podcast growth through exclusive content and early/premium access. Learn how to identify the types of content that resonate most with your listeners and create a compelling premium offering that sets your podcast apart. Get practical tips on delivering high-quality, exclusive material and fostering a sense of community among your subscribers. Unlock the power of premium access and take your podcast's growth and monetization to new heights with these proven strategies! Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Accelerator, Learn How to Grow Your Podcast.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on
22/06/202331 minutes 8 seconds
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Podnews Live (Manchester) 2023 Review

In this episode, I dive into my experience at the Podnews Live Manchester event on June 13, 2023. Held at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Manchester, this event was an absolute success, buzzing with industry experts and enthusiasts.An impressive lineup of speakers took to the stage, including industry stalwarts like Podnews' James Cridland &amp; Sam Sethi, little ol' me, Crowd Network's Michael Carr, and many others. Each speaker brought something fresh, adding new energy to the dialogue about the future of the podcasting industry.Personally, I walked away with three clear insights: the need for more Podnews events, more Manchester podcasting events, and more specific, smaller-scale B2B podcasting events. Join me as I share my insights and reflections from this refreshing event​. Fan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: <a href="https://
15/06/202317 minutes 54 seconds
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The Podcast Show London Review (2023)

Last week, me and the Captivate (@CaptivateAudio) team hit London for The Podcast Show (@PodcastShowLDN). We joined our fabulous Global family (@Global) as podcasting industry experts, enthusiasts and creators descended on England's capital to celebrate, learn and hypothesise about podcasting and the way that the industry has been, where it is today, and where it will be tomorrow.In its sophomore year, The Podcast Show had a lot to prove - but did it live up to the hype?In this review, I go deep into if The Podcast Show London is worth a trip, discussing:The background of the showTraveling to the show and whether it's easy or notThe difficulty in a second-year showDifferences between The Podcast Show London and major US events, particularly Podcast Movement and Podfest ExpoThe difficulty in balancing a trade show and an educational seminarThe brands making an appearance including, of course, GlobalSome o
30/05/202337 minutes 15 seconds
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YouTube? Good for Podcasting? A Deep Dive with James Cridland

In this episode, I'm taking you on a deep dive into YouTube's long-awaited new podcasting features that have the potential to increase and enhance the way that we, as creators, connect with our audience. Join me and special guest James Cridland, the founder and editor of Podnews, as we explore these new features and address some critical questions.We'll begin by discussing the specifics of YouTube's new podcasting features and who has access to them. James and I discuss the process of getting your podcast on YouTube using and delve into the possibilities of RSS integration in the future.Together, we'll compare YouTube's analytics to other platforms and examine if their podcast offering integrates with current podcast hosting and distribution platforms. We'll also talk about the various formats that may excel or flounder on the platform.Monetization is inevitably on the minds of indie podcasters, too, so we'll tackle questions regarding how YouTube handles pre-ro
25/05/202354 minutes 8 seconds
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Unlocking the Potential of Podcast Memberships: Strategies for Creating Irresistible Subscriber Experiences

In this episode, I explore the power of podcast memberships and share valuable strategies for creating irresistible subscriber experiences.Learn how to design a membership program that captivates your audience and keeps them engaged, with tips on content selection, delivery, and promotion. Discover how you can leverage the potential of memberships to boost your podcast's growth, revenue, and long-term success. Don't miss this essential guide to elevating your podcast's appeal through captivating membership experiences!Useful links from the episodeMy example Podcast Accelerator support linkCaptivate's podcast membership & tipping toolkitFan of the show? Find it helpful?You can become a supporter of the show via a one-off tip that I'll use to buy a beer at this link: Support The Podcast Ac
18/05/202329 minutes 36 seconds
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Gatekeeping the Podcast Industry, Monetization & A Decade In - An Interview with Mark Asquith

As I bring The Podcast Accelerator back from hiatus, I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences from over a decade in podcasting.But, rather than just rattle through a list of things that I've seen and how the industry has developed, I thought it's be fun to bring on a podcasting talent and good friend to interview me for my own show - so, welcome to the show my interviewer, Danny Brown of Pod Chat and Captivate fame!My interviewer...Danny Brown Serial podcaster | Head of Podcaster Support & Experience at Captivate.fm | Scotsman transplanted to Canada Danny's Website Youtube: Danny on YouTube Instagram: @thebrownsmuskoka on Instagram Twitter: <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.co
09/05/20231 hour 55 seconds
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What's Coming up on the Show?

Today I'd like to run you through what's coming up on the podcast that will help you to grow your audience! As I come out of hiatus I've planned an array of content to help with your podcast growth, monetisation and that will also give you some insights into the state of podcasting on YouTube, via community and more.And I've got some fantastic guests lined up to help me! Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter If you need help with anything at all regarding your podcast, get me on Twitter (Twitter ) and I promise to respond.</
05/05/20237 minutes 48 seconds
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The Hiatus is Over!

The hiatus is over!It's been a while but I'm back to educate and (subjectively...) entertain those creators looking to build a meaningful, sustainable podcast audience.There will be some changes so I want to spend a little time reflecting on why I took a break and talking about what's coming up, what's changing, and more about the format. Plus, I'll tell you a little about the things that I've been working on in the meantime.Thanks for your patience, I'm excited to get back to this.Useful links from the episodeThe Podcast Show LIVE - Podcast Show 2023Captivate Episode Planning & Research LinksCaptivate's AMIE v2.0Captivate ChangelogSpa
04/05/202315 minutes
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Hiatus - 2022

I'm having a little bit of a break from the podcast to focus on family and Captivate but will be back shortly! In this episode I'll talk to you about why, when I'll be back and recommend a LOT of excellent content to help you to grow your podcast while I'm away! How to Get More Listener Engagement - We all want more “engagement” on our podcasts but the word itself poses some challenges and leaves us fighting for broad strokes of interaction that we just can't scale. But we can fix it.A Simple Twitter Strategy for Podcast Growth - Each social channel has its nuances, benefits and flaws. Twitter is my personal favourite for podcast growth so today I'm sharing a few simple strategies that I employ to build my podcast audience using the platform.<a href="https://www.markasquith.com/the-podcast-accele
30/03/20223 minutes 36 seconds
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3 Actionable Dynamic Content Insertion Ideas

Podcasting tech can seem overwhelming but it rarely is once you know how to use it. Here are three creative and actionable ways that you can instantly start to use dynamic ad and content insertion to enhance your podcast today.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter This episode is sponsored by AWeber, the free email marketing tool that podcasters like you can use to build meaningful, profitable relationships with listeners. Use AWeber for free.Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of c
14/03/202229 minutes 22 seconds
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Are YOU the Thing Stopping Your Podcast Growing?

The truth is that you and I, we don't know everything and remaining humble is a skill and mindset that we all, as podcasters, must practice and adopt so that we don't limit the potential of our podcast by letting our ego get in the way.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter This episode is sponsored by AWeber, the free email marketing tool that podcasters like you can use to build meaningful, profitable relationships with listeners. Use AWeber for free.Mentioned in this episode:Meet Captivate's Dynamic Show Notes BuilderWriting high-quality show notes is a vital part of a suc
14/02/202224 minutes 13 seconds
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How to Get Guests to Share Your Podcast

An interview show is touted as the way to "explode" your influence and increase your impact by the gurus who sell anything to anyone, but you've followed all of their advice and for some reason, your numbers aren't moving and your guests don't often share the interviews that they do with you. Why?Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot and for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: YouTube (Captivate) Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Twitter This episode is sponsored by AWeber, the free email marketing tool that podcasters like you can use to build meaningful, profitable relationships with listeners. Use AWeber for free.Mentioned in this episode:HypeFury - my Twitter growth toolI'm
07/02/202232 minutes 18 seconds
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Are Your Podcasting Processes Killing Your Show?

The panacea for the busy podcaster is a robust set of processes. But are your processes devolving your podcast into a lifeless cookie cutter template? Are your processes undermining your creativity and, if so, how can you achieve the perfect balance?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and MD and co-founder of&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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.Your next steps</s
01/02/202221 minutes 59 seconds
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A Simple Twitter Strategy for Podcast Growth

Each social channel has its nuances, benefits and flaws. Twitter is my personal favourite for podcast growth so today I'm sharing a few simple strategies that I employ to build my podcast audience using the platform.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the
24/01/202228 minutes 28 seconds
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How to Get More Listener Engagement

We all want more "engagement" on our podcasts but the word itself poses some challenges and leaves us fighting for broad strokes of interaction that we just can't scale. But we can fix it.About The Podcast AcceleratorWelcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remembe
17/01/202236 minutes
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An Improvement to The Podcast Accelerator Format

The newly revamped weekly podcast growth newsletter and podcast is here! But... what's the point?!(Want the email version? Hit "Subscribe" at https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith)Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that th
10/01/202212 minutes 34 seconds
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2021 Holiday Break

A little update on the 2021 holiday break here on the show... and Happy Holidays!Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/captivatepodcastingLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: Mark.Live/TwitterP.S. you can start engaging with your listeners using AWeber. It's free, no credit card required:&nbsp;<a href="https://mark.live/email" rel
02/12/20213 minutes 31 seconds
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Beware the Podcast Sales!

Black Friday just rolled around once more and, as ever, my inbox was flooded with sales from all sorts of people including podcast "gurus".I'm sure that you had the same emails.With January about to roll around again, the emails will just keep on coming with offers that are too good to be true, time-bound ("Act now!") and at a huge discount ("Down from $997 to $297, today only!").It means you can save a bit of money, so what's the problem?The problem is: to succeed at anything, you have to do&nbsp;something.My Grandad didn't have a dog, but he bought dog food.My Grandad was a really great guy. If you've seen my TEDx talk, you'll know how much he taught me about life and why that matters to <a href="https://www.captivate.fm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_b
29/11/202118 minutes 22 seconds
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Dynamic Ad Insertion Explained Simply

As a serious independent podcast creator, it’s important that you have a&nbsp;full toolkit available to you&nbsp;to help you to grow your podcast’s audience and to monetize your show(s) in diverse ways.There are so many options available to audio influencers and podcast creators that it can be hard to figure out which range of options to incorporate into your monetization strategy but, inevitably, the subject of sponsors, ads and ad partners will present itself, often sooner rather than later.In short: dynamic ad insertion, or “DAI”, is the process of recording your audio and publishing your podcast episode as normal, then marking areas&nbsp;within&nbsp;that episode where advertising will be inserted by a piece of software&nbsp;after&nbsp;the episode has been published – often with ever-changing parameters, which cons
22/11/202126 minutes 37 seconds
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Scared to Experiment with Your Podcast?

You'd be forgiven for thinking I've been lazy over the last month.My podcast publishing has been slower than usual - dropping from once per week to once every two weeks - but, it hasn't been due to laziness. It's been due to experimentation. Honestly. Promise.But why?A few weeks ago I had a planned week off from publishing. I had a family holiday booked and, as usual, I let my audience know not to expect an episode of The Podcast Accelerator that week.Logging back into my Captivate account on my return, I spotted something interesting: the last few episodes that I'd published had seen accelerated downloads while I was away.I dug into this using Captivate's&nbsp;Performance Comparison&nbsp;analytics graph and what was happening was that my previous few episodes were receiving steadily increased traffic over a more sustained period of time.&nbsp;I.e. new
01/11/202111 minutes 5 seconds
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2 Actionable Podcast Brand Experience Tips

There's an old adage that every entrepreneur claims that they coined but that Jeff Bezos, he of space, is widely credited as saying first:"Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room."What do people say about your podcast when you're not in the room? What do they tell friends about your podcast and how, if you aren't in that proverbial room, can&nbsp;you have any influence over what they say?By creating an experience.Brand, at its core, is just that: the promise of an experience that becomes synonymous with a company, person, product, service&nbsp;or place.Or a piece of media. Just like your podcast.As podcasters, we become focussed consistently on our content. And rightly so: without great content we have nothing. But too often we create superb content and assume that's&nbsp;enough&nbsp;and that because we have put blood, sweat and tears into that content, people should&nbsp;come listen
18/10/202119 minutes 12 seconds
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Effective vs Efficient Podcasting

I owe you an apology. Last week I didn't get my usual Monday content out because we had a crazy week with two Captivate mega feature releases. My bad, I thought I had time to get it done but Monday got away from me and it's my fault - I'm sorry.But, here I am this week!Last time,&nbsp;I talked to you about how to cope with podcasting overwhelm and gave you a rule of thumb to start implementing right away. It works, it really does (and not just for your podcast, for most 'work' things).Today, I'm going to talk about "effective versus efficient podcasting" and give you a system to use to make sure that you're being effective, not just&nbsp;efficient.These two concepts come from a book I wrote in 2014 (wow) called&nbsp;The Essential 14-Day Guide to Cutting Your Working Hours and Increasing Your Impact&nbsp;- <a href="https://mark.live/time" rel="noopener n
04/10/202120 minutes 49 seconds
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Podcast Overwhelm Coping Tactics

The more you strive to grow your podcast, the more your plate fills up with things you need to do and eventually, you end up with more and more plates to the point that you could enter the world plate spinning championships.The point is: there are a lot of people giving you advice on how to grow your podcast and most of it is decent advice (except those dodgy LinkedIn "podcast promoters") and so when you begin to think about actually&nbsp;what&nbsp;to do about your audience growth, you can feel so overwhelmed that you do&nbsp;nothing&nbsp;because you have no idea where to start or what is the most important thing to do, and when.I have a way to fix that. Read on my wonderful friend.(Before you do, we have this free Podcast Maker Day event this week that will give you a few hours of focus time to work on your podcast with our team. It's open to everyone.)
20/09/202127 minutes 28 seconds
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Test Your Podcasting Tolerances

Podcasting isn't easy.There's so much that goes into a quality podcast episode and that's before we even talk about the launch process, the marketing requirements and all of the pesky business "stuff" that goes into finding and managing sponsors, listener support and any other legal obligations you may have as you start to generate revenue.It's why Captivate creates&nbsp;so much free educational content - anything that will help you to navigate the challenges of being a day-to-day podcaster is worth doing.Podcasting is just podcasting, right?"Podfade" is the term that people use to describe a podcast that started producing and then faded out.First and foremost, I want to be clear that that's alright - this is podcasting, not life and death so please ignore anyone being grumpy or telling you that it's wrong to "podfade". There are som
06/09/202119 minutes 34 seconds
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A Podcast Network Business Plan to Copy

You don't need big numbers to monetise your audio influence. You just need a plan. Try this one.Last week&nbsp;Captivate launched professional podcast network features and cross-promotional feed drops to all podcasters using the platform.It's a world-first innovation in podcasting but it's more than just a feature-set, it's&nbsp;part of a methodology for creating your own podcast ecosystem that can be scaled and monetised.&nbsp;Podcast listeners don't do what you think.In my mind, someone who listens to my show enjoys it, tells people all about it and it's the ONLY podcast that they listen to without fail.It's a beautiful world to live in but it's not reality.&nbsp;Instead, my podcast listeners might skip an episode if they're on holiday or get sick or a flat tyre or [insert inconvenience here...]. The only lis
23/08/202121 minutes 12 seconds
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Introducing Cross-Promotional Feed Drops & Network Features for Every Captivate Podcaster

For the full Captivate cross-promotional feed drops and network product release notes, check out the blog post here: https://www.captivate.fm/product-releases/network-features/Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/captivatepodcastingLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: <a href="https://mark.live/twitter" rel="noope
19/08/202114 minutes 26 seconds
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New Captivate Feature Announcement Coming Up

This week is Captivate's second birthday and to celebrate we're running our annual three-hour growth summit over on our YouTube channel. Entitled Ready, Set, Grow!, the event will feature three amazing speakers and during the summit, I'll be announcing and demo-ing a huge new range of Captivate features to help you, the indie podcast creator and audio influencer, to grow and monetize your audience.There'll be a full, deep-dive education episode of The Podcast Accelerator landing on Thursday to compliment this so for now, let me tell you about the event and what to expect.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ca
16/08/20215 minutes 42 seconds
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3 Signs of a Great Podcast Coach

Last week I spoke to you about the three big "sins" of podcast coaching; the three red flags that you should look out for when hiring or working with a podcast coach. When it comes to coaching, there are inevitably the very bad ones, but there are also the very good ones, too. After I'd told you my views on how to spot the bad ones last week, Steph Fuccio asked me to do a "good list"&nbsp;- so here it is... my 3 signs of a&nbsp;great&nbsp;podcast coach. Plus a little bonus tip at the end, because "3" sounds better than "4", but I have 4. So...(If you do need help and can't quite afford a coach, the&nbsp;Captivate Podcast Growth Labs&nbsp;will help if you're a Captivate podcaster, too.)</
09/08/202116 minutes 22 seconds
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Fire Your Podcast Coach (The 3 Podcast Coach Sins)

At least four times per week someone emails me asking why their podcast audience isn't growing. I always reply and ask for a little more info and usually refer them to the free Captivate Podcast Growth Labs&nbsp;because their reply typically frustrates me.They're usually paying a "podcast coach" to help with their growth.&nbsp;And that makes me think: if they're paying someone to help, why are they emailing me asking for my help, too?I'm not a podcast coach. I used to coach people on the business of podcasting a few years ago, but I was never a podcast coach and there really is a difference.I've been running businesses like Captivate since 2005. My main job here at Captivate is "product owner" wherein I develop ideas, vision and work with the
02/08/202117 minutes 15 seconds
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Is Your Ego Ruining Your Podcast's Growth?

When I was younger I could work for a lot longer without breaks. Now I get tired. It's not so much a physical thing as it is a mental thing - my ideas get a little slower to form and my ability to focus on learning and developing is hindered.That's hardly surprising - rest is vital to a successful and happy lifestyle - but the challenge that I often find personally is knowing what to do in order to develop myself&nbsp;after&nbsp;I've rested.There's so much that commands your attention and often, as podcasters, we're running our podcast "on the side" (I refuse to say "side hustle" because I'm not trying to sell you a course) so when it comes to producing our show we do it by the numbers.Producing becomes the only thing we "have to get through" in order to keep our show going but if you've followed me for a while, you know that it's not about just keeping going, it's about moving forward and growing our audience.Why do we stagnate?
19/07/202114 minutes 37 seconds
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What Podcast Marketing Posts Work Best on LinkedIn?

Now I'm no expert on LinkedIn, but when my long-time friend Jonathan Baillie-Strong asked me what types of posts I've seen work best on LinkedIn for podcast marketing, I had to dive in. For me, it comes down to what type of media you publish and how you title it...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: <a href="https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blan
09/07/20218 minutes 2 seconds
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How to Handle Guest No-Shows

Michael Herst asked me during our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours on Facebook how to handle it when a guest drops out, both from a content perspective and whether you should re-publish an old episode, plus from a guest management perspective.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.
02/07/20217 minutes 15 seconds
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Listener Notification - Format Change

A quick update on the format of The Podcast Accelerator. Moving to longer-form Monday episodes from July 12th :)Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.The Podcast Accelerator deep-dive newsletterThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrpChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
30/06/20217 minutes
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Introducing Captivate Podcast Growth Labs

Do you feel like you don't know what to do or when to do it when it comes to growing your podcast audience and generating revenue from your show?You're not alone -after all, you didn't become a podcaster to learn about marketing, promotion and monetization!That's why today, we're launching Captivate Growth Labs.Captivate Growth Labs is a safe place to learn all of the skills that no one told you that you needed to become a successful podcaster and is completely free to all Captivate users!With an actionable and continually expanding library of courses and workshops diving deep into all facets of podcast marketing, audience growth and monetization, you'll never feel stuck, you'll never feel lost and you'll never feel alone as you watch your audience and your downloads grow.But Captivate's Podcast Growth Lab isn't just about the best education &amp; guidance from the world's leading growth experts, it's also about giving you a safe community to remai
28/06/20219 minutes 5 seconds
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Does Social Media Traction Depend on Your Podcast Topic?

Long-time friend Steph Fuccio asked this insightful question during one of our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours sessions on Facebook - and I have a few thoughts on it.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with
25/06/20216 minutes 40 seconds
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Two Skills That Will Grow Your Podcast

I'm a huge fan of transferrable skills.When I ran my digital agency I was the person who knew plenty about plenty and could talk knowledgeably&nbsp;enough on&nbsp;marketing or design or coding or user experience or app development to be able to 1. sell those things&nbsp;and 2. manage them successfully.I'm no specialist in any of them, product marketing seems to be my specialism, but I have enough quality knowledge from years of experience to be able to connect the dots and importantly, to be able to apply knowledge from one skillset to the requirement of another situation.My skills are transferrable.Once you learn how to do something, you see its application in all walks of life and you see how that thing connects to the other things around you and how it can be applied to make those better, too.In short: by learning the skills to achieve outcomes&nbsp;and not just the&nbsp;outcomes themselves&nbsp;in any given process, you can de
21/06/202118 minutes 41 seconds
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What Two Social Platforms Would You Pick to Promote Your Podcast?

This is a superb question from Michael Rodriguez! I'm a fan of social marketing but only when it fits our plans, our schedules and our goals. So, here's what I'd choose...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with you
18/06/20219 minutes 21 seconds
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Click-Worthy Episode Titles

How do you write your episode titles? Serious question. It sounds easy, right? It is, you just choose something descriptive and evocative. But does that guarantee a click?A few weeks ago&nbsp;I authored a podcast growth thread on Twitter containing five things that I see podcasters doing wrong every day and quick ways to fix them.Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going&nbsp;deeper into each of these problems to add more context, take a closer look at how to implement the fix and why I suggested each particular approach.Last time, I talked about why you shouldn't buy that $97 guru crap,&nbsp;before that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.markasquith.com/the-podcast-accelerator/277/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"
14/06/202122 minutes 21 seconds
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Can I Relaunch My Podcast?

Taruna asked me during our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours on Facebook whether it was wise to relaunch her podcast because she's not promoted her show much and had a little time off. Let's dig into that!Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.The Podcast Accelerator deep-dive newsletterThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrpChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/06/202111 minutes 37 seconds
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Captivate 2.0 New Feature Run Down

This week we released Captivate 2.0 to podcasters across the globe. Let me be your personal changelog right here and update you on the whole list of new features!Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with your listene
10/06/202113 minutes 23 seconds
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A Personal Thank You Note

This week we release Captivate 2.0 after over 6,500 people joined us for our YouTube reveal.It's been a humbling journey and today my only job is to say thank you to you, the ever-present podcaster, for your support.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: <a href="https://www.twit
07/06/202112 minutes 40 seconds
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Should I Name My Podcast After Myself?

James asked me on our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours if he should name his show after himself because it seems to be the trend these days - I have thoughts...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with your li
04/06/20217 minutes 40 seconds
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Captivate 2.0 Reveal Invitation - Big Updates to The Platform!

Just as the podcast hosting world tried to catch up, Captivate is about to change the game again...Join me live on Thursday 3rd June at 11am Eastern on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemedia.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: <a href="https://www.twitter.com/M
28/05/20216 minutes 10 seconds
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Buy This Crap Podcast Course

There is no quick fixThat's it, that's the content. Thanks for listening!Alright, I know I'm being a little facetious here but this situation is so distressing to me that if I don't act like that, I'll end up quitting work and becoming a hermit here in the hills of Yorkshire, only leaving my cave to test out new &lt;£100 podcast microphones on YouTube.When I started my first ever web design business in 2007 (ish) I loved a silver bullet.This was the early days of SEO and of internet marketing as we know it today and I got into it. I spent time learning how to code websites and how to create content for them so that they'd rank well in the search engine listings.I also spent a lot of time designing simple marketing funnels that would step-sell clients into spending a little more.One Saturday morning I spotted an opportunity: I could create a simple web design and build package that also included some business cards &amp; some
24/05/20214 minutes 57 seconds
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What's is The Biggest Mistake Podcasters Make After 5 Episodes?

A really insightful question came in from Alexandro over in our Podcast Launch Accelerator Office hours recently. He asked: "What's the biggest mistake that podcasters make at 5-10 episodes in?"Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can
21/05/20217 minutes 27 seconds
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How to Grow Your Podcast by Being a Human

We can't ask listeners to make us their number one, must-listen podcast choice without giving them a reason to do so.In fact, podcasters like you and I fall into a trap of expecting listeners to do too much for us as soon as they've begun to listen to our podcast. We ask them to share, to subscribe (follow, now!) and to review our podcast "if you like it".The problem is, there's no structure to any of it.It's something that we fall into because it's what every other podcaster does. I'm not even sure we know why we ask for a Podchaser review; why do we want someone to press "follow" or (deprecated) "subscribe" in their podcast app "of choice"?What's the point?Stop for a second and try to answer that.If you did spend a second thinking on it you'll have come to the same conclusion as I did: we want a review because we think it'll help new listeners to choose the show and listen to us; we want someone to press "follow" so that they get new episo
17/05/202116 minutes 27 seconds
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How Many Downloads Do I Need Before Monetizing?

Stephen Kosmyna asked me what the number of downloads is that you need before you consider monetizing. It's a multi-layered answer so today, I'm digging in for it.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with your listen
14/05/20218 minutes 30 seconds
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How to Produce Less & Grow Your Podcast More

Last week I authored a podcast growth thread on Twitter containing five things that I see podcasters doing wrong every day and quick ways to fix them.Over the next five weeks, I'm going&nbsp;deeper into each of these problems to add more context, take a closer look at how to implement the fix and why I suggested each particular approach.Cumulative downloads = the total number of downloads that your&nbsp;entire&nbsp;show has had for the month across all episodes.&nbsp;Aka "the biggest number".The cumulative download&nbsp;number sounds really awesome when you say it out loud.I do it myself if I'm in the pub (remember those?!) and someone asks how many people listen to my podcast. I'll reel off the monthly cumulative download number because I've had half a pint and it sounds good!As a marketer and software company founder, t
10/05/202113 minutes 1 second
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Where Should I Submit My Podcast To?

Ok I know this sounds like an obvious question but the fact is, podcasting is changing very rapidly so as a new podcaster it can be super hard to figure out where your show needs to be. Let me give you a rundown.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith<br
07/05/20218 minutes 37 seconds
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Was I Too Hard on Apple?

Last week I discussed the new Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and why I thought it was restrictive to podcasters looking to build a business.My main bone of contention is the lack of ability that creators have to&nbsp;ask&nbsp;their buyers whether that buyer wants to let the creator stay in touch via email.But was I too harsh in my assessment?I'm a business person first. I have been since I was 23 and since then I've only failed to pay my mortgage&nbsp;once.It was in 2012. We were running our design and digital agency,&nbsp;maybe a year before I started podcasting.We had some great clients and big retainers but we got let down one month on payment by one of those retainers and,&nbsp;because we'd invested heavily in building out the team during that quarter, the late payment made our directors' salaries two
03/05/202115 minutes 10 seconds
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Is Facebook Still an Effective Podcast Marketing Platform?

Kipper McGee, of Brandwidth on Demand and a good friend of mine asked if Facebook is still a good marketing tool for podcasters due to the increasing amount of people choosing to spend less time on the platform. With iOS 14 changes, there's more to consider in 2021, that's for sure!Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: <a href="https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith" rel="noopener norefer
30/04/20218 minutes 10 seconds
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The Problem with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions

Last week, Apple announced Apple Podcasts Subscriptions:Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is a global marketplace for listeners to discover premium subscriptions offered by their favorite creators, including The Athletic and NPR. The Midnight Miracle, the groundbreaking new original series hosted by Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey, and Dave Chappelle, will be available next month with a subscription to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.The news was met with mixed reactions in the podcasting industry and, inevitably, podcasters are scrambling for information on what this means for them.I've been one of those at the centre of the developments, I've had direct briefings with Apple as CEO of a hosting company and I
26/04/202119 minutes 11 seconds
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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.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith</
23/04/202110 minutes 4 seconds
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Why I Started Scripting My Podcast Episodes

I've been lucky enough to speak on stages all over the world thanks to podcasting. From educating at Harvard University to delivering a TEDx&nbsp;and speaking at the biggest podcasting conferences on the planet.But during all of that time, I haven't once scripted a talk.Not once. Not even my TEDx.But in January I began scripting my Monday podcast episodes.&nbsp;If I can speak on some of the world's biggest stages without scripting, why did I start scripting my short-form podcast - especially after 1,300+ episodes?!When I wrote my TEDx talk and actually, when I've written any talk in the past for any event that I've spoken at, I've always started with the outcome that I want to deliver.With my TEDx it was "Choose Happiness, Choose Control". That's my destination, the place that I'm taking the viewer or listener to.</p
19/04/202113 minutes 32 seconds
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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...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith</
16/04/20216 minutes 34 seconds
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Producing vs Progressing Your Podcast

Lockdown has been hard. I've been a royal pain in the rear to be around, I'm sure.&nbsp;We're social creatures after all but one phrase that keeps coming up during these "How's lockdown been?" discussions is:"Well, it's good to be busy, isn't it."It really is, we aren't here to stagnate! We're here to progress as individuals, collectives and as a species.But as a podcaster, there's a&nbsp;huge&nbsp;difference between being busy and actually progressing. The trouble is, most of us don't see it until it's too late...Hitting podcasting burn out and then realising what you've been doing wrongI stopped producing an interview show for founders in early&nbsp;2016 after 150 episodes. I was bored of&nbsp;it, frankly. I was working on my&nbsp;Podcast Websites&nbsp;business with Kieran and the EOFire team who we were originally affiliated with on that business and my podcast, whilst fun, was giving my
12/04/202112 minutes 11 seconds
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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!Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith</ul
09/04/20219 minutes 15 seconds
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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.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S
02/04/20218 minutes 22 seconds
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The Podcast Industry is Too Big for You

Last week the podcast industry reported that there are now two million active podcasts, up from one million a year ago and up from the ~190,000 that existed when I started podcasting 8 years ago.Are you about to get drowned out?Podcasting is too big for youTwo million is&nbsp;a lot of podcasts. Right?Sure it is. And while it's brilliant for the industry (read: money in the industry) it's a statistic that is terrifying for the independent, day-to-day&nbsp;podcaster like you and I.Think about it: content production companies in podcasting are springing up&nbsp;everywhere&nbsp;at a rate that I've never seen before. Many of them are funded and can move&nbsp;quickly&nbsp;by hiring teams to create stunningly produced content and more importantly, invest money into&nbsp;marketing&nbsp;that podcast very, very heavily.These companies are media companies, not just podcasting companies and the
29/03/202110 minutes 57 seconds
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Can You Bounce Between Podcast Formats?

Michael Rodriguez asked me "Can your show bounce between a solo show sometimes and interviews others, especially when starting off and trying to get people to interview?"...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with y
26/03/20217 minutes 51 seconds
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Should I Include A Q&A In My Podcast?

Following up on last week's question, Doug also asked "In my programs which are recorded from webinars I have a Q&amp;A at the end of the program. Do you think I should include the Q&amp;A in the podcast?"Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.
19/03/20218 minutes 16 seconds
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Apple Podcasts Changes Incrementally Improve Podcasting

If you've ever seen or heard me talk about the&nbsp;Listener Acquisition Flow&nbsp;at Podcast Movement, Podfest or on my show, you know that I've long struggled with the word "subscribe" in podcasting.I started considering it a few years ago when watching the Infinite Dial by Edison Research and Triton and I was reminded of it again last week when watching the 2021 event, too."Subscribe" IS a problem in podcasting and despite shouty OG podcasters saying it's not, times have changed and it really is a small problem with big connotations.But why?Since podcasting "started" back in the mid-noughties, the world has changed. No longer are magazines and newspapers the only things that we subscribe to. Instead,&nbsp;Amazon Prime, Netflix plus&nbsp;any one of a thousand subscription boxes and once-
15/03/202110 minutes 30 seconds
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Should You Release LOTS of Episodes on Launch Day?

This week, Doug Piper asked "If you're starting a new podcast and you've created 40 or more episodes ready to release. How many would you start with and how often would you release them?" so let me get right to that...Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquith</
12/03/20217 minutes 34 seconds
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Explode Your Podcast Growth

That episode title right there, that's called a "bait and a switch".I have no intention of teaching you how to explode anything.Annoyed? Close the email now, it's cool.Or don't, your call.But you see, this is an experiment: will people who don't usually open these Monday emails open this one because of that subject line?If so, what did they expect to find?A proven method for podcasting success?A roadmap to 10x your downloads?A path to podcasting superstardom?The more I type this, the more these things begin to feel like subject lines, too - subject lines intended to sell something to you.Most of these types of subject line&nbsp;are specifically constructed to appeal to your sense of anxiety and are intended to be set alongside an email that introduces scarcity and urgency with a healthy dose of FOMO (fear of missing out) thrown in, too.Let me show you:Ready to explode your podcast growth and 10x
08/03/202111 minutes 34 seconds
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How Long is Too Long for a Podcast? - Podcaster Questions

Gareth Beardall this week asked me how long is TOO long for a podcast and you know, it's a very common question. So, let's find out.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start engaging with your listeners using AWeber. It's free, no
05/03/20217 minutes 21 seconds
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The Worst Podcasting Advice I've Ever Heard

I once saw some advice from a podcast guru in their *paid* Facebook group telling someone who wanted to double their audience to produce twice as many shows to do it... need I say more?Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrAsquithP.S. you can start eng
01/03/202110 minutes 23 seconds
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What Is Dynamic Content Insertion? - Podcaster Questions

There's been a lot of noise lately about podcast advertising and dynamic ad insertion (or content). Rightly so: DAI/DCI is a super exciting facet of podcasting that can make your content more relevant, timely and valuable. Here's my simple explainer!Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): https://www.podcastsuccessacademy.comAsk me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: https://www.
26/02/202115 minutes 2 seconds
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3 Ways to Make A Better Podcast with Descript

Last week&nbsp;we integrated Captivate with Descript&nbsp;to make your life easier as a podcaster and although integrations sound really cool on Twitter, I wanted to spend a bit of time today giving you some&nbsp;actual real-life&nbsp;insights&nbsp;on how you can make a better podcast by using Descript.In fact,&nbsp;here's Descript&nbsp;- this is the only link to it.What is Descript?Descript is a super-powerful and super-simple audio &amp; video workstation that helps you to produce outstanding edits, video and promotional podcast content without the need to master complex tools like Audacity or Audition.Descript is good for b
22/02/202111 minutes 13 seconds
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Should I Create an Alexa Flash Briefing? - Podcaster Questions

Friend and advisor to Captivate Evo Terra has started creating 60-second flash briefings for his show, Podcast Pontifications and it's something we've done for our shorter shows, too. What are the benefits, why create one and how can you produce one for your own podcast?You're going to need this link: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/flashbriefing/steps-to-create-a-flash-briefing-skill.htmlYour next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelbasemediaLearn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensi
19/02/20219 minutes 14 seconds
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How to Deal with a Sudden Drop in Podcast Listeners

I delivered a talk at Podcast Movement back in 2015 and during the session I made a quip about podcasters like myself waking up, making a coffee and firing up their download analytics to check the downloads that happened overnight.I then went on to state that when I was a new podcaster I'd not only do that myself, but I'd check them every single hour throughout the day.It got plenty of laughs and more than a couple of head shakes from the seasoned podcasters in the room.It was a flippant point to make and was aimed at being self-deprecating - I wanted to show that I understood how every podcaster feels when they launch their show and heck, even way beyond that as they become a "veteran" podcaster.In the early days of a show, the numbers go one way - they have to because nothing existed before. We ride the continual high of growing downloads and seeing our trends all being in the green within Captivate's podcast analytics dashboard means that we rest easy:
15/02/202111 minutes 21 seconds
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How Can I Use My Podcast to Drive Leads to My Business?

If your podcast complements your business, getting a steady flow of traffic between the two is crucial to your success. In this week's podcasting Q&amp;A, I talk about how to use your podcast as a lead generation tactic.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that
12/02/202110 minutes 3 seconds
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Is Clubhouse a Podcast Marketing Game Changer?

It feels like every podcaster, entrepreneur and creator (+ Elon Musk) is on Clubhouse, the new audio-only, open-forum social media app. Is it here to replace podcasting? How can you use it to market your show? Is it even worth bothering about? Let's dive in!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remembe
08/02/202111 minutes 7 seconds
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Podcasting Q&A: Can I Use a Copyrighted Music in my Podcast?

Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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.Your next stepsI teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next:
05/02/20218 minutes 6 seconds
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A Podcast Marketing Lesson from "The Log Guy"

Podcast marketing is a grind, that's true. But there are some fundamentals you should always consider to be your "true north". I experienced something weird with a salesperson this week that got me thinking about the lesson it can teach us about podcast marketing fundamentals.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast A
01/02/202115 minutes 45 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: How To Use Paid Social Media for Podcasts?

Before the holidays, we covered a couple of ways to grow your podcast organically over social media. This week - paid ads. What should you know before getting stuck in? What works best, and where should you spend your money? ShePodcasts member Cindy for this question.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerato
29/01/20219 minutes 55 seconds
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What's Missing from Your Podcasting Growth Plan?

Why do most podcasters want more of the things that don't matter unless they have a plan for using that growth when they hit it?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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.<stron
25/01/202113 minutes 15 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: Who Matters More - You or Your Listener?

Thanks to podcaster Aaron Griffin who asked this really interesting question - "who is at the center of your podcast, you or your listener?" Let's get philosophical about podcasting, your community, being a host and a content creator.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcastin
22/01/20219 minutes 3 seconds
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Purposeful Podcasting

If you haven't, go and listen to episode 240 before this one! What are your goals in podcasting? To podcast professionally? To build an audience? To relax with friends? Whatever your aim is, podcast planning and goal setting is key to your show's success.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember t
18/01/202112 minutes 43 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: Using Podcast Reviews as Free Marketing!

Podcast reviews are free marketing for your podcast, but few hosts really take the time to put them to work. A podcaster in our Facebook group recently asked us for ways to use reviews creatively as part of a podcast marketing strategy, so here are our 3 top tips!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, r
15/01/202110 minutes 36 seconds
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Why We Stopped Repurposing The Podcast Accelerator for YouTube

We've been experimenting with repurposing every episode of the Podcast Accelerator for YouTube. Now we're stopping, and here's the reason why (as well as what you can learn from our journey!)Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to lis
11/01/202112 minutes 41 seconds
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Why Isn't My Podcast Marketing Working?

Before we really get started with 2021's focus on podcast marketing, I want to talk to you about why, generally, marketing doesn't work for people, companies, brands, content creators and of course, podcasters like you. There are usually specific and identifiable reasons that marketing fails, no matter the industry or product being marketed, and your podcast is no different.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and trans
08/01/202114 minutes 51 seconds
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We're Back (With A Deeper Focus!)

Before Christmas, I put out a little interaction experiment using our new product Poductivity (coming this year). I asked you to decide the direction for upcoming Podcast Accelerator content and you lot answered in droves! Welcome to 2021, podcasters...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to
04/01/20216 minutes 42 seconds
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Happy Holidays, Thank You & A Quick Update

Merry Christmas from all of us at Rebel Base Media! Thanks for listening this year - we're taking a well-earned break over the holidays and will be back Monday January 4th with more straight-talking podcast advice for the big 2021!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting f
18/12/202012 minutes 31 seconds
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A Podcaster's Beginners Guide to the Facebook Pixel

Facebook is REALLY effective for promoting your podcast. Better still, one of its most powerful tools - the Facebook Pixel - is totally FREE and will help you target and attract new listeners. Here's how to best start with Facebook Ads for your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to
14/12/20209 minutes 20 seconds
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An Intro to Paid Social Advertising for Podcasters

What is paid social advertising and broadly, how does it work? Is it something that we can just throw money at to grow our podcast? How can we implement something very basic to grow our audience? Let's dive into a paid social marketing overview for podcasters!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remem
11/12/20209 minutes 26 seconds
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Use This Facebook Trick to Grow Your Podcast Audience

Facebook video has been around for ages, but it often plays second fiddle to YouTube. Yet live streams, Facebook stories and video clips are all effective (and free!) ways to engage your listeners and promote your content!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends th
07/12/202010 minutes 25 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: How Can I Grow My Podcast Organically?

Not every podcaster has the cash to test out ads, hire a VA or set aside spare time to promote every new episode. Thanks to podcaster Sean Boyle who asked, "how can I grow my podcast following organically?" - here are my tricks and strategies for doing just that.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, re
04/12/20208 minutes 17 seconds
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Your Podcast Needs to Sound Good. Here's Why

You might have the best idea ever. You might be the best host ever. But if your podcast doesn't sound good, you'll struggle to win the attention and ears of listeners. Here's why you should care about your podcast audio quality, and 3 ways to increase your production value.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Acce
30/11/20207 minutes 51 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: The Best Way to Get 10,000 Listeners?

Podcast Movement member John Herzog asked, "What is the best way to get 10,000 listeners?"Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 and if you’re wondering what the best next step to
27/11/202010 minutes 37 seconds
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3 Tips for Recording A Podcast Remotely

Getting guests on your podcast is the number one way to attract new listeners and produce engaging content. Here is my best practical, straightforward advice for easy remote recording with podcast guests without sacrificing audio quality, time, or your sanity.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remem
23/11/202010 minutes 14 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: How to Promote Your Podcast on LinkedIn

Thanks to Thomas Sjoberg for this question on how best to promote your podcast on LinkedIn! Should you start a separate page for your podcast? What about incorporating video content and LinkedIn stories? Here's my advice for beginning to navigate LinkedIn marketing as a podcaster.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the
20/11/20208 minutes 42 seconds
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You've Launched A Podcast! Now What?!

If you've recently launched a new podcast, congratulations! Releasing your show to the world is a huge, exciting milestone - now what?! What should you do next? What should you look out for? Here's exactly what I've learnt from 7 years of podcasting.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tel
16/11/20209 minutes 36 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: Should You Trademark Your Podcast Name?

What's the deal with trademarks and intellectual property when it comes to your podcast? Erin, a podcaster in the ShePodcasts community, has asked just that. So, this week: should you trademark your podcast name, and is it really necessary?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your pod
13/11/20206 minutes 4 seconds
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Help?! (Plus, Some New Podcast Tech!)

Hey! Today I have a 2 minute bonus episode where I ask for your HELP, please?I'm running some short listener research in the form of a one question, thirty-second survey to help to define where we take the show in 2021.Would you mind helping out please?To do that, listen to this episode on my site: https://www.markasquith.com/vote.Hey also... if you do, you'll get a sneak peek at some new podcast tech we've been working on...Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.<a href="ht
12/11/20204 minutes 6 seconds
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Podcast Scripts: Is It Time To Use Them?

Whatever your podcast format or experience level, scripts are THE way to make sure your content is accurate, high quality and delivered like a pro. But how do you put one together, and is it really necessary to make them anyway?&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcastin
09/11/20206 minutes 46 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: Can Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content?

Thanks to Vicki Weinberg who asked in our group, "If I create a blog post for my podcast episode, can I use that exact same text in the show notes, or not? It seems sensible to me, rather than create two separate pieces of content, although I'm sure I heard that Google can penalise you for duplicating content". Let's find out!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.<
06/11/20208 minutes 8 seconds
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Why You NEED An Email List For Your Podcast

Email marketing might not seem like the obvious choice for growing a podcast. But after word of mouth and social media, it's STILL one of the most effective strategies to grow your podcast and increase subscribers!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the s
02/11/20209 minutes 12 seconds
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Podcast Q&A: Putting Together Your Podcast Media Pack

Going for podcast sponsorships? Podcaster Misti asks, "We were asked about a media package for working with collabs or promos on the podcast. We haven’t had any ads, promos, etc. yet and I don’t even know where to begin." Here's my advice on creating your first podcast media/sponsor kit!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on th
30/10/20209 minutes 19 seconds
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Why Your Business Needs a Podcast

People start podcasts for all kinds of reasons, and one of those is to grow a brand and build community. So why should you start podcasting to grow your business, and where do you start?&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to li
26/10/202010 minutes 44 seconds
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We're Making Some Changes...

An important announcement about the future of The Podcast Accelerator! Don't worry, we're not going away - just trimming down our publishing to make a better podcast about podcasting! Here's what to expect...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is
19/10/20207 minutes 41 seconds
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Overcoming Podcast Imposter Syndrome

Whether you're starting a new podcast or running an established one, we all feel some degree of imposter syndrome. Heck, after over a thousand podcast episodes, I feel the same way too. Here are my tips and advice for overcoming imposter syndrome and finding that motivation to keep on recording!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining
16/10/20209 minutes 24 seconds
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Should Podcasting Pay Its Own Way?

Time, money, resource... podcasting is a serious investment. But why is it framed that way? People really do quit podcasting because of minimal returns. Today, I ask why podcasting is so different to any other hobby, why we expect so much from it, and what we as an industry can do about it.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
14/10/202010 minutes 5 seconds
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How Do I Turn My Podcast Into A YouTube Video?

If you're thinking about starting a YouTube channel as a way to market your podcast, here is the formula here at Rebel Base Media, including how we record and how we upload to YouTube.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to list
12/10/202011 minutes 27 seconds
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Why Succeeding At YouTube Can Help Grow Your Podcast

It sounds weird, doesn't it? But YouTube is a handy top-of-the-funnel tool for any podcaster, and when used correctly, can help build authority for your podcast brand and content.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to
09/10/20208 minutes 3 seconds
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Repurposing Your Podcast For YouTube: Mistakes to Avoid

YouTube is the second most used search engine! We repurpose every episode of The Podcast Accelerator into its own, dedicated video. We've learnt some things along the way about how to make turn them into something that generates views and subscribers, and here they are, you lucky podcaster you!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining m
07/10/202010 minutes 20 seconds
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How Not To Promote Your Podcast Episodes

Only promoting your episodes on release day is wasted energy! Here's why putting together a proper promotion schedule that fits into your wider podcast marketing strategy is the way to win your listeners' attention.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the
05/10/20207 minutes 32 seconds
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How To Use Guests To Market Your Podcast

What better way to start generating word of mouth recommendations for your podcast than to get some guests onto your podcast?! Today I talk about how being strategic about your guest actions can be a HUGE marketing bonus for your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podca
02/10/20209 minutes 29 seconds
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Black Hat Podcast SEO: What It Is and Why To Avoid It

Black Hat SEO refers to dishonest tactics used by some to manipulate search results to their advantage. One problem is, it doesn't work, can tank your rankings and&nbsp;seriously damage your brand. Here are some podcast SEO tactics you may be tempted to use, but should avoid at all times!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on t
30/09/20208 minutes 13 seconds
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Try This One Trick To Boost Your Podcast SEO

You publish wicked, info-packed show notes with every episode of your podcast. But there's one quick, easy thing that I think everyone should be including that can increase listener experience, accessibility AND SEO.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends th
28/09/20207 minutes 20 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: Why Podcasters Should Care About Backlinks

Backlinks are fundamental to podcast SEO and to building your podcast brand as a whole. You want to show Google, as well as new listeners, that your content is high quality and worth paying attention to, right? Here's how to start your own backlink strategy for your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Acc
25/09/20208 minutes 23 seconds
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How Social Media Affects Your Podcast SEO

I ALWAYS recommend that podcasters set themselves up on social media. It’s the best way to connect with your audience, foster relationships with your fans and encourage people to share new episodes when they go live. But did you know that it also affects your SEO performance?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Ac
23/09/20208 minutes 27 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: Google's Algorithm Basics

Your podcast, like any form of content on the web, is searchable by Google. So, to make your podcast more visible and win more listeners, you need to master the mighty Google Algorithm! In this episode, I break down exactly what Google wants and how you can start optimizing your podcast content starting today.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so mu
21/09/20209 minutes
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Podcast SEO 101: A Quick SEO Keyword Hack

You know you should include keywords in your podcast metadata for SEO. But what's the recipe for the best, most effective keyword for your show? Here I explain how to identify and choose your keywords to maximise your podcast's discoverability.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
18/09/20208 minutes 55 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: What Are Keywords?

If you've looked into SEO for your podcast, chances are you've heard about keywords. But how do you identify the most effective keywords to use, and how do you use them correctly to get the most benefit? In this episode, I'm going to demystify keywords and how you can make them work for your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joi
16/09/20207 minutes 24 seconds
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Setting Expectations for Your Podcast SEO

Optimizing your podcast for search engines is really important, but it is a long game to play. Small, consistent tweaks to your podcast SEO will add up to long-term benefit eventually, but it won't happen overnight.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the
14/09/20208 minutes 26 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: The Basics of Metadata

Meta-what-now!? If you're just getting started with SEO for your podcast, terms like 'metadata' can have you pretty stumped. Spoiler: it refers to something you already do every. Single. Time you upload! Here's how you should use metadata to boost the discoverability of your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Po
11/09/20208 minutes 55 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: Should You Create Podcast Transcriptions?

Creating transcripts from your podcasts is a really popular method of repurposing your audio. They're also really handy for SEO purposes, and really important for accessibility too. But are they worth the time it takes to transcribe and correct them?! I want to show you some ways that you can bring creativity, accessibility AND value to your podcast repurposing WITHOUT transcripts.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar an
09/09/202010 minutes 22 seconds
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Podcast SEO 101: The Future of Podcast Discoverability?

It's competitive out there for us podcasters! There's well over a million podcasts by now, so how do you make sure your brilliant audio content gets in front of the right people? In this episode, I'm going to tell you why you should bother with SEO for your podcast and exactly what to do to give your podcast the best chance at ranking highly.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, compl
07/09/20207 minutes 55 seconds
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Should I Optimise My Podcast For Voice Search?

Google started indexing podcasts waaaay back in 2019. Lots has changed since then, including the continued rise of voice search. Whether it's Alexa, Cortana, Siri or just plain old 'Google', should you optimise your podcast episodes for voice search, and what's the best way to make sure your content actually shows up when people ask for it?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, complet
04/09/20209 minutes 40 seconds
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One Simple Thing You Can Do Right Now To Grow Your Podcast

What can you start doing today to market, promote and grow your podcast, that is easy to implement but still gets results? Sounds like the Holy Grail, doesn't it?! Today, I list a super simple thing that you can do today (yes, really) to help grow your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, reme
02/09/202010 minutes 2 seconds
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How Do I Get My Listeners To Share My Podcast?

Let's be honest: when was the last time you shared a piece of content you liked with your friends or network? Word of mouth, referrals or social proof is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to us as podcasters. Here's how to foster it for your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator
31/08/20209 minutes 37 seconds
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Happy 200th Episode Podcast Accelerator!

Today marks the 200th episode of Podcast Accelerator, so it seems as good a time as any to reflect on how much this show, this industry and my audience has changed since I started it, and why evolution in podcasting is so essential.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting
28/08/20209 minutes 40 seconds
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3 Key Concepts of Effective Podcast Marketing!

In order to be effective and really grow your show, you need to understand and create a marketing strategy that covers the three hurdles that every podcaster faces. Today, I want to introduce you to the Podcast Discoverability Triangle and what it means for your marketing.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accel
26/08/202011 minutes 14 seconds
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Podcast Marketing: Treat Your Show Like a Business

As a business owner, you think in terms of marketing campaigns. You set goals and outcomes, define messaging and personas. You test, measure, stop, revisit. As podcasters, we're the exact opposite. Here's why when it comes to marketing your podcast, you need to think more like a business.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on t
24/08/20208 minutes 30 seconds
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How to Market Your Podcast Locally

There are people out there that don't know what podcasts are! There could be - in fact, probably is - a big portion of your target audience out there, but they just don't know your podcast exists or how to access it. Here's how to fix it.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podca
21/08/20208 minutes 53 seconds
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Your Podcast Listener Experience Needs an Upgrade

Listening to a podcast is an investment (here's looking at you, Dan Carlin). None of us can turn back time, so you need to be giving your audience the very best listening experience every single time they tune in. Here are some of my tried-and-tested ways to start doing that today.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on th
19/08/20209 minutes 45 seconds
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Podcast Branding Misconceptions

Not colours, fonts, logos or even your audio, but your living, breathing podcast brand. It's crucial to your podcast's growth, and in fact everything you do that is tied to your podcast, but is it truly reflective of what you want it to be?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your pod
17/08/20208 minutes 46 seconds
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How Many Podcast Episodes is Too Many?

If your listeners are tapering off or your downloads have flattened, you might be tempted to produce more content to try and get your numbers back up. That's exactly what you SHOULDN'T be doing. Here's why.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is a
14/08/20207 minutes 24 seconds
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The Way To Guarantee Sustained Podcast Growth

Podcasting is a long game to play. A handful of episodes down the line, how do you continue to give your listeners what they want and stay relevant to their interests? How do you even find out what that is? Here's one thing to apply to your podcast in order to guarantee sustainable growth: testing.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joini
12/08/20208 minutes 55 seconds
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How to Design a Podcast Listener Avatar

Your podcast probably doesn't have global appeal, and it doesn't need to, either. Instead of trying to get in Apple's Top 50, you need to be marketing to the people who will love and value your podcast. But who are they, and how do you reach them?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell y
10/08/202012 minutes 59 seconds
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Forget What You Know About Podcast Marketing

It's a waste of energy trying to sell your podcast episodes to people who may not even want to listen. Here's my take on how to create a podcast marketing strategy that is focused, targeted, and aimed at every level of your podcast, not just growing downloads and listeners.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Acce
07/08/20208 minutes 40 seconds
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The Importance of a Podcast Marketing Strategy

Podcasting is no different from any other media, content or business, but podcasters aren't told that they need an actual strategy when it comes to marketing their show. It's a HUGE problem when it comes to how to market your podcast!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcastin
05/08/20209 minutes 32 seconds
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How To Market Your Podcast

I work with so many podcasters just like you and the single biggest question that I'm asked is about the best ways to market and promote a podcast. So, over the next couple of weeks, I'm focusing on the long-term strategies, tips and tactics to help. In today's episode, I'll break down our top 14 growth tips and how you can apply them to your show today.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podca
03/08/20208 minutes 45 seconds
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Should I Write a Book Around My Podcast?!

Writing a book for your podcast, or using your podcast to promote your book, is a great way to make money from your expertise as well as being a huge bonus for your listeners. But should you do it?&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is avai
31/07/20208 minutes 34 seconds
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How To Make FOMO-Inducing Podcast Merch

Creating branded merch for your podcast is a definite milestone. It’s a big step towards creating a real buzz, culture and community for your show. Today I want to talk about how you can make the best podcast merch possible and where to start!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
29/07/20207 minutes 58 seconds
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Should I Build an Email List for My Podcast?

I get questions all the time from people worried this subject. If you don’t have a podcast mailing list, don’t sweat! There are still so many ways to reach your audience, promote your show, AND if you want, start building a list of your own.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your po
27/07/20208 minutes 12 seconds
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Do You Need to Make The Best Podcast of ALL TIME?

It’s simple, really. A+ podcast production = loads of loyal listeners = more chances to make money. Today I’m going to talk to you about why investing in the quality of your content is your best chance of growing your show!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends t
24/07/20209 minutes 7 seconds
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Your Podcast's Brand Needs More of You!

Your podcast brand isn't just about your cover art or how you sound - it's about YOU. In today's episode I talk about how developing your individual voice and sharing your expertise drives your podcast brand, including some personal tips and experience.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to
22/07/20208 minutes 36 seconds
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How Many Podcast Listeners Do You Need to Make Money?

I believe that any podcaster, big or small, can negotiate a sponsorship deal. As long as you can prove your audience can engage, you’re onto a winner. Here’s why your audience should be your number one priority if you want to make money.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcas
20/07/20207 minutes 30 seconds
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How To Start A Coaching Programme From Your Podcast

If you’re thinking of setting up a course, coaching, membership structure or a consulting service around your podcast, don’t hold back. Here’s my experience of doing just that, and some of the things I wish I'd known when I started out!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcast
17/07/202010 minutes 43 seconds
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Should I Sell My Own Stuff On My Podcast?

Almost half of Captivate's podcasters make the most money from selling their own products and services. If you’re thinking about starting a course, writing a book or designing your own merch, I’ve got one word of advice: go for it!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting f
15/07/20208 minutes 38 seconds
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Podcast Sponsorships: Why Niche Matters More Than Numbers

As indie podcasters, we've cornered niches for our podcasts. With that comes a strong, well-owned point of view - aka, music to the ears of potential sponsors! Here’s why focusing on one thing really, really well can be super lucrative.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcast
13/07/20207 minutes 58 seconds
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Should I Start a Patreon for My Podcast?

Everyone and their dog has a Patreon for their podcast, right? Well, kinda - but if done right, it’s a surefire way start earning, build your community and offer bonus content to your listeners. Here’s how I’ve made it work for my podcasts along with some practical tips for you to try yourself.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joi
10/07/20207 minutes 50 seconds
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How Much Should I Charge For Premium Podcast Content?

So, you want to introduce premium content and encourage listener donations but you don’t want to rip your podcast listeners off. How can you make sure you’re rewarding listeners with valuable stuff they actually want? Here are some answers!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell yo
08/07/20209 minutes 7 seconds
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What is Podcast Premium Content?

Your fans love your podcast, so why wouldn’t they want to hear more of it! In this episode, I'm chatting sneak peaks, bonus episodes, guest interviews, Q&amp;As, ad-free content and why premium and featured content is a great way to monetize your podcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, reme
06/07/20208 minutes 56 seconds
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Podcast Sponsorships: Am I Selling Out?!

Ever wondered how to choose the right affiliates and sponsors for your podcast brand? What about delivering authentic recommendations to your audience without feeling like you're selling out? In today's Podcast Accelerator I'll tell you what's worked for me.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelera
03/07/20209 minutes 5 seconds
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Fixed-Price Podcast Sponsorships vs CPM - 3, 2, 1...

What’s a fixed-price sponsorship? What the hell is CPM?! In today’s show I take you through your two options for finding podcast sponsors, what it all means and what’s best for indie podcasters like you and me.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the
01/07/20209 minutes 6 seconds
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Should I Go Mass Market With My Podcast Sponsorships?

Sure, choosing to go mass market with your sponsors opens you up to more opportunities and potential big bucks. On the other hand, there’s tons of competition for them. Here are some pros and cons for you to consider.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends t
29/06/20209 minutes 26 seconds
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How To Pitch To Sponsors: Everything You Need To Know

You’ve tracked down your ideal sponsor, but how do you catch their eye? Here are my do’s and don’ts for what to include in your pitch to potential sponsors, including some handy tips for getting started.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show i
26/06/202010 minutes 21 seconds
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Podcast Sponsorships Explained

A third of our listeners say the number one way they make money through podcasting is through sponsorships. But what does that actually mean, and what’s the best way to go about it?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen
24/06/20209 minutes 57 seconds
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How to Make Money From Podcasting with Affiliate Marketing

You want to monetize your podcast using affiliate programmes, right? Today, I dig into how to get mileage out of affiliate links by implementing in-episode reviews, using some social sharing tips, building quality calls to action and becoming an ambassador for your partner products. Let's dig in!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for j
22/06/20209 minutes 57 seconds
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Podcast Affiliate Marketing Explained

Affiliate marketing is where you receive a commission for referring people to a company, a product and/or a service. In today’s show, I’ll talk you through everything I know about affiliate marketing and how I’ve applied it (successfully!) to my own podcasts.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, rememb
19/06/20209 minutes 3 seconds
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How to Monetize Your Podcast - What To Do Before You Start

So you want to start earning money from your show but you don’t know where to start. I’ve been there, and I’m here to tell you why the best place to start is looking at what you already have: a voice, your fans, and your brand.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting frien
17/06/202011 minutes 24 seconds
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How Do I Make Money From Podcasting?

Podcasts are a real labour of love, so it makes sense to want to get something back! This is the beginning of a whopping series about how to monetise your podcast with some easy, practical ideas to implement now. In this episode, I'm going to quickly run through the 15 ways you can make money from your podcast before diving in to each over the next month. Link: https://www.captivate.fm/moneyWelcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp; Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth
15/06/202013 minutes 25 seconds
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Stop. Listen. Learn. #BlackLivesMatter

I have taken the decision to suspend The Podcast Accelerator for the week 8th to 12th June 2020 so that we can all spend more time learning about the issues affecting the BAME community both local to us and around the world.As a caucasian male, surprisingly the small-minded local community around me as a child pushed me into experiencing racism first-hand as I was called "Paki", on account of my darker skin (my paternal grandmother came from a British family with a propensity to become very dark during the sunnier months) - this small minded stupidity continued as my mother went on to marry my step-father who is of South African descent.As a child, I vividly remember my mother becoming very upset as one of our neighbours (an elderly Scottish lady) told the community that my step father was a "n*****" and that she'd have "n*****" children.This disgusting behaviour sadly left me with a poor understanding of how this affects people across the world every s
05/06/202010 minutes 11 seconds
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Should I Tell My Podcast Audience If I Make a Mistake?

We all make mistakes and as podcasters, it's important to communicate when something goes wrong because we're a very, very personal medium. One of my listeners asked me how to handle this today, so here it is...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show
05/06/20209 minutes 40 seconds
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How to Properly Title Your Podcast Episodes

Titling your podcast episodes is easy, right? Well, sure - but what about optimising them for clicks, search and more - is that important?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 and
03/06/20209 minutes 59 seconds
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Should I Have a Separate Twitter Account for My Podcast?

One of my epic listeners, Charlie Whyman, has just launched a brand new podcast and she asked me over on Twitter whether or not she should have a separate Twitter account for it, or not. So... which is it?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is av
01/06/20209 minutes 14 seconds
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A Measured Fear of Spotify

Spotify is brilliant. I use it a LOT and yes, I use it to listen to podcasts. But, the platform and the brand's strategy in podcasting scares me. Here's why...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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
29/05/202010 minutes 7 seconds
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Are We Too Hung Up on the Word "Podcast"?

This is going to get me some grief... I can feel it already. But, are we too hung up on calling our podcasts, well, "podcasts"? There's more to it than a quick OG podcaster Facebook complaint here and there...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show i
27/05/202011 minutes 33 seconds
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IAB Certification Explained

Captivate.fm last week gained IAB Tech Lab certification as a podcast host. The UK's only host to do this and the youngest podcast host to do so. But, what does it mean?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to te
25/05/20209 minutes 41 seconds
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Not All Podcast Marketing is Created Equally, Pick a Focus

"Marketing" is a broad term and all good marketers know that they must specialise in something whilst having a broad general sense of the discipline. But, podcasters don't get that and they often bite off more than they can chew.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting fri
22/05/20209 minutes 29 seconds
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You Need to Be Specific About Your Podcasting Goals

I don't know why, but "take it to the next level" seems to be a goal that many podcasters have. What the heck does that even mean?! Let's dig into why you're underperforming here...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for
20/05/20209 minutes 10 seconds
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Treat Your Podcast Like a Business If You Expect It To Perform Like One!

So many podcasters ask me why their podcast isn't growing and, when we get to it, they expect their show to perform like a business but yet, treat it like a hobby! We need to talk about that, now.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available t
18/05/20208 minutes 39 seconds
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Podcast Hosting Explained Simply

For new podcasters, there's a heck of a lot to think about and podcast hosting can be super confusing. So, I decided to explain it in simple terms for new podcasters.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in any ap
15/05/20209 minutes 2 seconds
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Be Willing To Do The Little Work

The reason that I've been able to build several successful businesses over the years is largely due to having amazing people around me and the willingness to get my hands dirty to do the "little" work - but are you willing to do the same to grow your podcast?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, rememb
13/05/20208 minutes 49 seconds
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#GivingTuesdayPodcasts

It's #GivingTuesdayPodcasts so, I decided to record a bonus episode recommending three brand new amazing podcasts to listen to, including @gerryandersontv, @srvd_vet and @london_podcast!&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented p
12/05/202010 minutes 58 seconds
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A Better Way to Get Podcast Reviews

Ok, I get it - it's nice to be nice and it's nice to be liked. That's why we love seeing reviews on our podcast, right? It's certainly not for other reasons like "growing our show", is it? Hmmmm let's look into this a little...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting frien
11/05/202010 minutes 19 seconds
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How to Livestream Your Podcast to Facebook

Ok, there are numerous ways to do this AND a debate about whether you should, but hey - if you want to livestream your podcast to Facebook, here's how I do it personally (when I do, ha!)Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen t
08/05/202010 minutes 10 seconds
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Introducing The Podcaster's Presence Promise

Podcast marketing, just like any other marketing, is tough. But, as a podcaster you have a unique route into peoples' lives. So, in order to connect with your listeners you must promise to BE there for them. This is a concept I call "The Presence Promise"Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember t
06/05/20208 minutes 36 seconds
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YES, You CAN Change Your Apple ID For Your Podcast!

After publishing the last episode, a friend of mine and Captivate user Bevan Wilton emailed me saying he'd JUST gone through the process of changing the Apple ID associated with his podcast and gave me permission to share.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends th
04/05/20208 minutes 26 seconds
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Can You Change the Apple ID Associated with a Podcast?

I had a great question in from a long time listener and friend this week asking whether or not they could change an Apple ID associated with their podcast. But there was something else, too...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to li
01/05/20207 minutes 58 seconds
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Help Me to Help You (Asking a Favour!)

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I've been working hard to build podcasting tech with our teams at Rebel Base Media but also to provide the right information to podcasters when they need it. Could you take 20 seconds to help me out with the next phase of The Podcast Accelerator?If so, head to this link and listen through the short episode on a desktop computer, voting when prompted: https://www.markasquith.com/vote.Thank you!Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.</p
30/04/20205 minutes 9 seconds
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Podcasters, Time to Shake the "Entrepreneur" Tag?

The amount of podcasters that I speak to who tag themselves a first-time entrepreneur because they start a podcast is staggering. Being entrepreneurial is amazing, but we need to be realistic about the OTHER skills we need, first.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, r
29/04/20207 minutes 57 seconds
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Reflecting On 150 Episodes of The Show

It's taken me exactly one year to produce 150 episodes of The Podcast Accelerator (not counting bonus episodes!) so in this episode I decided to reflect and to ask a small favor...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the s
27/04/202010 minutes 24 seconds
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Podcast Cover Art Specifications Explained Simply

Podcast cover art can be confusing - sure, making it look nice is fairly straightforward - but there's nothing more frustrating than having your show rejected by Apple because of something in your cover art being not quite right. I've talked about it before, but want to revisit it for anyone struggling with the podcast cover art specifications.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of
24/04/202011 minutes 22 seconds
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Should I Transcribe My Podcast?

Transcription is something that some people swear by and others really do not like. But what are the pros and cons? In this episode I discuss why the decision to transcribe your show may not be as easy as you think.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
22/04/202010 minutes 11 seconds
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A Million Podcasts! What Does it Mean For Your Show?

My good friend and Captivate advisor, Daniel J. Lewis, has this weekend released the data showing we're now at one MILLION active podcasts in Apple Podcasts. What does that mean for your show right now? Let's take a look see...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely fre
20/04/202010 minutes 6 seconds
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Knee Jerk Podcasters, Let's Talk Monetization

During the current pandemic, we're seeing more and more people flock to begin their podcasts, so much so, it'll probably become a meme at some point! But, there are two types of podcasters starting up: the long haulers and the knee jerkers. Let's have a chat here about some podcasting realism to help you through this.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just on
17/04/20209 minutes 24 seconds
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Can You Find Out How Long a Listener Has Listened to a Podcast Episode?

Right now in podcasting, the main success metric for most shows is the number of downloads that each episode receives. But, what we're really striving for is listeners, right? Is there a way to find out how much of an episode a listener has listened to?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.
15/04/202012 minutes 33 seconds
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Meet the Captivate Podcaster Experience Team!

At the heart of every great platform is a passionate, personal and conscientious support &amp; experience team. Our Rebel Base Media team are the best in the business, working not only on Captivate but Podcast Websites and Podcast Success Academy, too. Let me introduce you to them!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing pod
13/04/202011 minutes 27 seconds
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How Do Podcast Downloads Get Counted?

Podcast downloads can be confusing and in particular, what "counts" as a download isn't always as clear as it could be so on this episode I'm joined by Rebel Base Media co-founder, CTO and the tech geek behind Captivate's engineering, Kieran McKeefery, for a dive into exactly how podcast downloads are counted.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar
10/04/202026 minutes 10 seconds
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How Long Does it Take Apple Podcasts to Approve My Podcast?

Did you know that Apple Podcasts reviews podcasts manually right now? Well, they do and that can mean that you have to wait a little for your show to be approved. Here's how it works.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, rememb
08/04/20209 minutes 18 seconds
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RSS Feeds 101, What is a Podcast RSS Feed?

Podcasting is getting "easier", but there will always be questions. One that comes up time and time again for new podcasters is about what exactly an RSS feed does. So, here's a simple, no jargon explanation!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
06/04/202013 minutes 6 seconds
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What Is the Best Microphone to Start a New Podcast With for Under $100?

Starting a podcast is fraught with decisions and the microphone that you use is one of the most important pieces of your early podcasting journey. But, which mic should you choose to get started with, especially if you're budget conscious?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, co
03/04/20209 minutes 12 seconds
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Inside My Video Setup for Podcasting

Say what, Mark? Your video setup for podcasting?! As more podcasters look to extend their reach, I want to spend a little time today discussing my video setup so that you have a head start if YOU want to start introducing video to your podcast's marketing mix.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an ex
01/04/202011 minutes 42 seconds
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How to Get the Best Support from Your Podcast Hosting Team

We all need help from time to time and when it comes to podcasting, there're fewer people better to help you than your podcast hosting company's team of podcasting and tech geeks. But, you need to help us to help you, here's how you can do that.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast
30/03/202011 minutes 36 seconds
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COVID19: An Honest Talk About Podcasting

Ok, let's address it. I've had a fair few emails this week asking me whether or not people should change how they podcast during this unprecedented time in our history. I've given it some thought and hope this helps.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me
27/03/20209 minutes 13 seconds
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3 Ways to Quickly Lower Your Podcast Website Bounce Rate

What is bounce rate? Why is it important to a podcaster and how the heck can we make ours as low as possible? Heck, WHY is "low" good when it comes to bounce rate?! Let's go...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Po
25/03/202010 minutes 35 seconds
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How Much Prep Time Should I Put into My Podcast?

How long does it take to prep for a high-quality podcast episode and how do you start that process? Well, the answer is that it's different for us all, but here are some pointers to help you plan the best episodes, every single time.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, complete
23/03/202011 minutes 10 seconds
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Bingeworthy Podcasts: Youpreneur FM

What is a personal brand and why should podcasters care? I have one, Kieran has one and YOU as a podcaster have one whether you like it or not and that is why I recommend binging on Chris Ducker's Youpreneur FM podcast - learn why you need to nurture your personal brand as a podcaster! Check the show out at https://youpreneurfmpodcast.captivate.fm/listen.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast
20/03/20208 minutes 57 seconds
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Bingeworthy Podcasts: Podcast Pontifications

Much of the time I teach you with The Podcast Accelerator specific tactics, thought exercises and strategies to help you with your podcast. But there's one person that also helps you to think differently as a podcaster, Mr. EvoTerra, and that's why today I recommend that you binge his show, Podcast Pontifications.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one do
18/03/20208 minutes 41 seconds
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Bingeworthy Podcasts: Content10x

We're all consuming a little more content this last few weeks and so this week, I've decided to recommend some bingeworthy shows that will complement your podcasting education. First up, it's Amy Woods and the Content10x podcast! Check Amy out at content10x.com.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely
16/03/20208 minutes 39 seconds
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Finding the Right Podcast SEO Partner

A friend of mine, Cat, who is a long-time listener to the show emailed me after episode 127 where I discuss how to find the right marketing partner. Cat asked me how to find a quality SEO partner now that she's found a marketing partner. So, Cat, here's my take!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an
13/03/20209 minutes 40 seconds
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What is SEO and Why Care as a Podcaster?

SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of the core components of generating organic traffic on the web. As a former digital agency owner, I often get asked about why SEO is important for podcasters but first, what the heck is it?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, complet
11/03/202011 minutes 54 seconds
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Podfest Multimedia Expo Review 2020

The Rebel Base Media team just wrapped up a fun weekend at Podfest Multimedia Expo 2020 in Orlando. What was the skinny...? Here's my Podfest Multimedia Expo 2020 review!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is ava
09/03/202014 minutes 4 seconds
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The Best Mobile Podcasting Setup

A huge thanks to Coach Rita for writing into me asking how I produce the show on the road - it's a great topic to dig into so let me give you the skinny right now!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in a
06/03/202011 minutes 9 seconds
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How to Find the Right Podcast Marketing Partner

Finding the right partner when the budget for investing in your podcast is tight, can be hard - especially if you're looking to hire someone like a marketer for your show. Here's how to make sure you don't waste your valuable investment. Thanks, Larry, for the question!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcas
04/03/202010 minutes 5 seconds
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How to Invest in Your Podcast When You Have No Money!

Thanks to Danny Brown, a regular listener to the show for checking in after last weeks episode on recruiting your podcast team. Danny asks: how do you do that as a small show looking to grow with not quite as much to invest? Let's take a look...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to
02/03/202010 minutes 39 seconds
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What is Apple Building Next in Podcasting?

Apple is building something, or some things, in podcasting - of that, I have no doubt. But what? Well, I've spent a while collating my thoughts into this deep-dive analysis. Check out the blog post at https://rebelbasemedia.io/apple-podcasting-developments/ or join me as I give you the audio version.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much
28/02/202051 minutes 1 second
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How Often Should I Publish My Podcast?

Podcast publishing schedules are often a hot topic and we see so many support requests asking for the "right" schedule. So let's answer this one right now... what is the right publishing schedule for your podcast?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends tha
26/02/20209 minutes 34 seconds
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How to Recruit Your Podcast Team

Overwhelm is hard and in podcasting, things can really get on top of you because heck, there's always someone telling you that you need to do extra stuff to promote your show - I get it and want to talk about hiring your team to help, today.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
24/02/20209 minutes 55 seconds
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What I Learned from Podcast Movement Evolutions, Year One

Last week the Rebel Base Media team descended upon Los Angeles for the inaugural Podcast Movement Evolutions event. In some ways, the event was very familiar. In others, not so much. Here's what I learned.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the sh
21/02/202015 minutes 43 seconds
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The Podcast Academy, Let's All Just Take a Minute, Please?

With the recent announcement of The Podcast Academy, it's clear that the industry's moment of perceived maturity is beginning to hit us hard. Having written about the divide between indie and the business of podcasting before, here's my take on the recent fall out from the announcement at Podcast Movement Evolutions.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.
19/02/202018 minutes 40 seconds
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Becoming Comfortable with Your Voice as a New Podcaster

I met a lady called Priya this week at Podcast Movement Evolutions and, after some chat, I could tell that she was so excited to launch her show but then she told me that she was worried about hearing her voice back and even putting it out there at all. So Priya, this is for you.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on th
17/02/202011 minutes 24 seconds
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Are You Missing Out on Vital Listener Relationships Via Email?

Ok, you know that AWeber sponsors the show here, which leads to a few questions each week on why email marketing is so important for podcasters - so, I figured I'd dive a bit deeper into it.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available
14/02/20209 minutes 25 seconds
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About That #1 Growth Hack for Podcasters You've Been Promised

There's a big movement in podcasting that focusses on growth-hacking your way to the top of the podcasting space. But honestly, if it was that easy then everyone would be doing it. Let's speak some truth here.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that th
12/02/202010 minutes 45 seconds
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Podcast Movement Evolutions, A Personal Preview

This week sees the inaugural Podcast Movement Evolutions conference hit Los Angeles, California. I'll be in town speaking at the event so figured hey, why not give you a run down of what I'm looking forward to!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that t
10/02/202010 minutes 58 seconds
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Should You Compare Your Podcast to Others in Your Niche?

We had an interesting support request in this week to our Captivate support team, and it got me thinking about whether you should be comparing your show against others in your niche...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to li
07/02/20209 minutes 36 seconds
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You Need Podcast Photography. Seriously.

The truth is that whilst podcasting is an audio medium, the brand around our podcasts is very much a visual one. As the creator or host of your show it's important that you take the time to craft your brand image and as uncomfortable as it might be, that includes your photography.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on t
05/02/202011 minutes 8 seconds
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A Quick Instagram Tip for Podcasters

Instagram is the platform of choice for many of your listeners so why are we all, me included, a little lazy on the platform as podcasters? Here's something I've been pondering.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to
03/02/202010 minutes 19 seconds
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How to Bring a Dead Podcast Back to Life

So you decided podcasting wasn't for you, but you'd already created a show and now you want to give it another go - you want to pick it back up and dust it off. But, what's the best way to max out the impact it has?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends t
31/01/202010 minutes 11 seconds
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How NOT to Pitch to Be a Podcast Guest

Podcasts are the trendiest ways for business people, entrepreneurs and more to gain exposure - the trouble is, many guest booking services and guests alike are taking advantage of hosts and honestly, putting out repeatable rubbish.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podc
29/01/202010 minutes 17 seconds
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Please, Set Realistic Podcast Monetization Goals Early On

It seems there's a trend in podcasting right now to want to start a podcast and monetize it immediately. I know this has been happening for such a long time now, but it's time to call BS on a lot of it. Sounds like my style, right?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podc
27/01/20209 minutes 18 seconds
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Can I Get Fixed-Price Podcast Sponsorship Instead of CPM?

Is there merit in exploring a fixed-price sponsorship model for your podcast as opposed to being held at the whim of a low CPM rate that relies solely on download numbers? I believe so, you know.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is avai
24/01/202010 minutes 13 seconds
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Should I Launch My Podcast With Just a Trailer?

I've covered this before to a degree, but more and more new podcasters are beginning to adopt launch strategies that didn't exist even just a year ago. This is thanks to more widespread use of the RSS tag that allows you to mark an episode as a trailer, plus the ability to defer launch date within Apple Podcasts. Should you launch like this?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in
22/01/20209 minutes 59 seconds
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How to Avoid Podcaster Burnout

Podcasting is hard and most podcasters, at least indies like you and I, are producing our shows in our spare time around jobs, study and real-life. With so much to do and more cropping up each day, how do you avoid podcaster burnout?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your po
20/01/202012 minutes 47 seconds
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Is Running a Meet-up for My Podcast a Good Idea?

Podcasting is all about people, no matter the growth of the industry and tech or advertising innovations that we're seeing. There's nothing more powerful than connecting with other humans, so should you run a meet-up for your podcast?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your p
17/01/20209 minutes 28 seconds
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How to Record a Remote Podcast Guest Interview

This may sound so simple to seasoned podcasters, but new podcasters still wonder how to record their guests remotely every single day. There are a few options for this, here are my favourites.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is availab
15/01/202011 minutes 1 second
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Should You Announce Your Download Numbers?

Podcasters' currency is download numbers, right?! It's what we sell, more often than not, so how protective should we be over those numbers and should we announce them publicly?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to
13/01/20209 minutes 42 seconds
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Should I Pre-Market My Podcast Episodes?

Barely ANY podcaster markets their show enough, but when they think about marketing they're often thinking about marketing their most recent episode AFTER it has been released. But what about pre-marketing?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the s
10/01/20209 minutes 33 seconds
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How Far Ahead Should I Batch Record My Podcast?

There's a huge focus in certain podcasting circles about batching your show and, whilst it has merit, it's not always the most effective way of recording your show for growth. Here's my take on it...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is
08/01/20209 minutes 55 seconds
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How to Measure Success for Your Podcast This Year

Happy New Year! I'm back and I'm bringing with me some straight-talking chit-chat today about exactly how you should be measuring your podcast's success this year. The answers may surprise you but hey, it's a great way to kick off the year!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
06/01/202011 minutes 49 seconds
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Understanding Apple Podcasts and Alexa

Podcasting collectively had a big ol' complain in 2019 when Apple asked us to remove our episode numbers from titles and stop spamming our author tags - now we know why, so how can you benefit from Apple Podcasts on Alexa?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting fr
20/12/201917 minutes 22 seconds
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3 Podcast New Year Resolutions That You Can Copy

Along with that gym membership, that brand new morning routine and every other new year resolution that you make as a podcaster, you should be putting together some goals for the new year. Here are mine, you can copy them if you like.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your p
18/12/201912 minutes 19 seconds
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Should I Publish My Podcast to YouTube?

Ah YouTube, we love you but as podcasters we sometimes don't understand you... so, should we be publishing to you?! Here's my take on it...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 pod
16/12/20199 minutes
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What is the Best Way to Get Sponsors for Your Podcast?

We all want sponsors, but honestly not many podcasters know how to get them. The answer? Well, you might not like it...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 and if you’re
13/12/20199 minutes 49 seconds
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How to Promote Your Podcast's Back Catalog

As indie podcasters, all we focus on so often is being consistent with the production of our next episode but wait - we're sitting on a mass inventory of amazing content, so how do we use that?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that t
11/12/201911 minutes 20 seconds
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The First Three Emails Every Podcaster Should Send to a New Email Subscriber

We’re told lots as podcasters about lead magnets, signing people up to our own email list so that we own the data and it’s hammered into us that we need to do this. But, what do we do after someone is ON the email list? These three emails are vital to send to your new email subscribers.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining m
09/12/201913 minutes 47 seconds
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Learn Apple's New Podcast Marketing Tools

Apple continues to chip away at their podcasting platform, releasing tidbits of features semi-regularly now. Ramping up to a big release/overhaul/new toolset, perhaps, in my opinion but for now, let's dive into their new podcast marketing tools! Here's the link to them, too: https://tools.applemediaservices.com/apple-podcastsWelcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely fre
06/12/201911 minutes 51 seconds
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Is a Consistent Podcast Schedule Important?

Podcasting is such a flexible medium but your audience expects it to be extremely clear when you publish, but do you need a consistent schedule or just really good communication? Well, I think both...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is
04/12/20199 minutes 35 seconds
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Print Marketing for Podcasters. Seriously.

Remember when people said newspapers would die, or that email is dead? Well, they say the same about print marketing - so why do companies still do it? Heck, why should YOU do it to build a bigger listenership?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that
02/12/20199 minutes 24 seconds
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You Have a Podcast But Please, Don't Become a Coach Yet!

Despite my belief that podcast companies over-complicate the early stages of a podcast, everything post-launch is extremely difficult - well, the growth part is at least. So sure, you have a podcast and could teach someone to launch, but what then? Is it really worth risking your brand so early when you don't have the answers?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely fr
29/11/201910 minutes 18 seconds
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Ad-Retargeting for Podcasters, Yay or Nay?

We're getting "markety" today on the show. We've discussed recently the idea of a quality podcast website for your show, but could we be doing more retargeting to help people through our listener acquisition flow?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends tha
27/11/201910 minutes 42 seconds
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Doing Too Much, Too Soon - The Creator Curse!

I LOVE podcasting and run 3 active shows. But, I didn't start that way and when we built Captivate, we realised that well, creators gon' create! But, it's easy to do too much too soon and never gain any actual traction - let's talk about that...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to
25/11/20199 minutes 30 seconds
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New Apple Podcast Launch Options

Apple Podcasts is getting more and more updates recently and as 2020 rolls around, I've no doubt the team at Apple are lining up more and more sweet features for us. So, what have they just done with this new podcast launch function?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your po
22/11/201910 minutes 22 seconds
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How to Choose a Podcast Domain Name

Let's continue the podcast website chat! Today I want to talk about domains, the must-dos, the absolutely must-not-dos and some of the common mistakes I see people, businesses and yes podcasters too, making with their domain name choices.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell yo
20/11/201913 minutes 25 seconds
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Does My Podcast Really Need a Website, Though?

Remember, the second you record a smidgen of audio and release it to the world, you become a brand to someone. And, just like any brand, you need a way to build trust - but is a website the way to do that for a podcaster?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podca
18/11/201911 minutes 32 seconds
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Sponsorships, Right or Wrong for You? Is There More to It?

It's super rare that I do podcast interviews but every now and then I like to mix it up. So, it's with great pleasure that I welcome my friend and all-round marketing super-bod, David Bain, to the show to talk through the rights and wrongs of podcast sponsorships for your show.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the
15/11/201920 minutes 55 seconds
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The Apple Podcasts API Explained, What It Is and Why It Matters

Apple's podcast API is one of those unseen behemoths that sits behind the scenes, never troubles anyone but yet powers a LOT of the podcasting industry - so what is it and why should you care?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is availa
13/11/20199 minutes 46 seconds
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How Do I Get My Podcast in Google Podcasts?

Ok, let's talk Google. From the confusion between Google Play and Google Podcasts to the "weird" way that Google finds your show if you aren't a techie, Google has big ambitions in the space but isn't always as user-friendly as you'd expect.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
11/11/201911 minutes 15 seconds
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How Much Does a Podcast Editor Cost?

How long is a piece of string? Nay, that's the wrong question... what do you need the string to do and what do you expect of it? The same goes for your podcast editor, the budget range is wide but the quality range matches what you spend!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell yo
08/11/20199 minutes 39 seconds
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Purposeful Networking for Podcasters with Vision

I'm known for moving quickly and somehow being able to access difficult places and people relatively quickly. Why? Because my vision is clear and my purpose highly focussed. This lesson from business can be applied to podcasting, too.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your p
06/11/201910 minutes 56 seconds
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Should I Livestream My Podcast, Too?

This is a question that came in during my Podcast Accelerator mastermind session from my friend Stephanie Lee and, having experimented with live streaming my podcast, I have a few thoughts on the matter.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show
04/11/20199 minutes 37 seconds
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Is Podcasting Too Saturated to Start? No, But...

Podcasting is booming but it's never too late to start because ultimately, this medium is about finding your people and connecting, long-term, with them. But, you have to stay up to date with the medium - you can't do what you did 4, 6, 10 years ago.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, r
01/11/201910 minutes 16 seconds
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Why Do Podcasting Companies Try to Complicate Things?

Being in podcasting now for 6 years or so, I can honestly say that one of the biggest things holding the industry's reputation back is that many of the 'old school' people in the industry still try to hold on to podcasting being complicated, generally making newer podcasters feel bad about themselves and treating them like fools. This has to stop.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podc
30/10/201913 minutes 1 second
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Why Does it Take A While for Apple Podcasts to Show My New Episode?

By far one of the biggest support questions that we see via Captivate.fm and Podcast Websites is "I've published a new episode but it's not on Apple Podcasts yet, why is that?" - well, here's why.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is ava
28/10/201914 minutes 31 seconds
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The ONLY Thing You Need to Be a Podcaster is Nothing to Do With Tech

I bloody love Star Wars, and I bloody love DC Comics. In fact, I love reading so much that I'd rather do that than watch TV any day of the week. And it got me thinking that podcasters, often, are being taught to spin up shows without too much thought - but to podcast, you need to be able to tell a story, just like George Lucas, Scott Snyder and Stephen King.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an ex
25/10/20198 minutes 23 seconds
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The Case Against Free Podcast Hosting

Rightly or wrongly, people start their shows using free podcast hosting and the reason is simple - it is free! But, there comes a point (usually very quickly) when you should be moving from that free hosting to something that you control, own and can scale with.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelera
23/10/20199 minutes 6 seconds
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The Case For Free Podcast Hosting

Free hosting such as Anchor gets a bad rap at times and more often than not, that venom is directed from podcast purists from a defensive angle. Whilst I hear that and understand it, free podcast hosting has its place - but it's a very specific place...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, reme
21/10/20199 minutes 20 seconds
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Why Are Podcast Statistics Affected by the IAB?

Although contentious at times, the IAB (or Interactive Advertising Bureau) governs the way that we measure "downloads" in the podcasting industry and as the major hosts move toward IAB certification (a fairly new certification), what does this mean and what are the alternatives to the IAB, if any? In fact, do we even need podcast measurement standards?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existin
18/10/201913 minutes 10 seconds
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What is a CDN and Why Should You Care?

Tech talk! CDNs are boring but vital to podcasting. I hear a lot of people being confused by the techy terms so figured I'd demystify some of them, starting with this one. Strap in, it's going to get crazy. Honestly. I'll try to at least brighten it up...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, re
16/10/201910 minutes 20 seconds
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This is Captivate Insider, from Rebel Base Media

Captivate Insider is brought to you by Rebel Base Media, the creators of Captivate.fm, the world's only growth-oriented podcast host™.Featuring news, feature release round-ups and behind-the-scenes insights into the creation, evolution and development of the Captivate.fm podcast hosting, analytics and marketing platform, Captivate Insider is the perfect place to stay up-to-date with what you can expect from Rebel Base Media's hosting &amp; analytics team.Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.The Podcast Accelerator deep-dive newsletter
14/10/20192 minutes 23 seconds
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Introducing: Captivate Insider

Introducing Captivate Insider, covering news, feature release round-ups and behind-the-scenes of the Captivate.fm podcast hosting, analytics &amp; marketing platform by Rebel Base Media.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to
14/10/20197 minutes 42 seconds
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The Importance of a Podcasting Vision

Do you have a podcasting vision? And I don't mean "Sure, I'll have a bazillion downloads and be an 'entrepreneur' in 4 days" - I mean a brand vision, because that's what you are - you're a brand and every brand has a vision. Let's dive in...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
11/10/201910 minutes 55 seconds
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Why Won’t My Listeners Engage With Me?

We're so often enamoured by a spike in downloads that we forget that the real goal with a podcast is to build an engaged set of listeners. But, engagement is hard and there's one big thing you're probably doing wrong, in my opinion, when it comes to listener engagement.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast
09/10/201911 minutes 34 seconds
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3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Over 1,100 Episodes

I've produced over 1,100 podcast episodes over the last five years and no matter the show, the topic or the outlet, three lessons recur time and again: patience, personal critique and humility - three keys to podcasting longevity.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podca
07/10/20198 minutes 50 seconds
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Introducing: 40 Plus: Real Men, Real Talk, Rick Clemons

Life isn't always easy, but the thing that separates out those who succeed from those who don't is their willingness to step up and make bold choices. That's why today, I'm shining a spotlight on my friend Rick Clemons, the bold move expert!In Rick's words:Let's get real. Dump the tough guy stance. Quit following the unwritten rules of manhood. It's time for you to own up, man up, and show up the way that you're meant to...your way!If you feel vulnerable, be vulnerable. Tired of carry the breadwinner load, then stop. Want more than the corner office, then do something about it. Not sure how to be a rock star in your relationship, then say so.It's time for you to make your bold move, stop sugar coating your bullshit, ask for help, take scary risks, wallow in the unknown, and live life on your terms.40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk. Podcast. We're talking about the stuff that scares the crap out of us. Each week, host Rick Clemons, dives in with 15 minut
04/10/20192 minutes 52 seconds
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Spotlight: Rick Clemons, 40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk.

Life isn't always easy, but the thing that separates out those who succeed from those who don't is their willingness to step up and make bold choices. That's why today, I'm shining a spotlight on my friend Rick Clemons, the bold move expert!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
04/10/20198 minutes 17 seconds
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Introducing: Spark of Rebellion by Garry Aylott & Mark Asquith

The weekly Star Wars show for casual fans and veteran lovers of a galaxy far, far away.Spark of Rebellion is the Star Wars show for casual fans and veterans alike.Featuring weekly news, reviews and discussion plus deep dives into Star Wars lore and random spotlights focussing on the most obscure and fun corners of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the perfect show to geek out on during your commute, gym session, dog walk or whilst whipping the duster around your house.Produced by Garry Aylott and Mark Asquith, the show releases every single Saturday and also releases special episodes and produces merchandise to listener supporters at&nbsp;Patreon.com/SparkOfRebellion&nbsp;- take a look for your chance to boast Executive Producer credits on the show and even be a guest!Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for th
02/10/201957 minutes 11 seconds
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Spotlight: Garry Aylott, Spark of Rebellion

Five years ago I was coerced into creating my first podcast, a duet of a show with my friend Garry Aylott, host of the UK's finest Doctor Who podcast and also, our own Star Wars weekly show, Spark of Rebellion. Without this guy, I wouldn't be doing a single thing that I'm doing now!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
02/10/20198 minutes 59 seconds
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#InternationalPodcastDay: My First Ever Podcast Episode - "From Burnout to Broadcast"

5 years ago today I launched my first ever personally branded podcast with immense support from the podcasting community. Today, I’m looking back with gratitude AND re-publishing that first episode so that you can hear the change - because our first time is always awkward!So, as a celebration and a retrospective, I decided to repost my first ever podcast episode, "From Burnout to Broadcast".It's with humility that I thank everyone who has supported me through the last five years. Here's to the next five years and more than ever, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!Happy #InternationalPodcastDay, peeps.Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most t
30/09/201930 minutes 50 seconds
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#InternationalPodcastDay: 5 Years of Podcasting in Retrospect

5 years ago today I launched my first ever personally branded podcast with immense support from the podcasting community. Today, I’m looking back with gratitude AND re-publishing that first episode so that you can hear the change - because our first time is always awkward!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podca
30/09/201912 minutes 15 seconds
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Introducing: Remarkable Results by Carm Capriotto

As we approach International Podcast Day, I'm spending the next week or so highlighting independent podcasters who I feel are doing a great job of building a brand around their voice - today, Carm Capriotto from Remarkable Results Radio!Carm's website: https://www.remarkableresults.biz.Mentioned in this episode:Straight-talking podcast growth tutorials for the busy podcasterEvery week I send out 1,000-2,000 words of completely free, tried and tested podcast education. It's totally focussed on helping you to grow and monetise your audience and has become one of the most trusted go-to places for honest podcasting education in the world. It's all free and you can get it below.The Podcast Accelerator deep-dive newsletterThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-
27/09/20194 minutes 3 seconds
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Spotlight: Carm Capriotto, Remarkable Results

I'm a firm believer in podcasters building and acting like, from day one, a brand. And a brand is more than audio, a brand is an experience which is why, as part of my International Podcast Day celebrations, I'm spotlighting one of the best niche podcasters in the world, Carm Capriotto!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining m
27/09/201910 minutes
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Introducing: Your London Legacy by Steve Lazarus

As we approach International Podcast Day, I'm spending the next week or so highlighting independent podcasters who I feel are doing a great job of building a brand around their voice - first up, Steve Lazarus from Your London Legacy (@YourLondonLegacy).As described by Steve:Your London Legacy is a podcast for people who love London, by people who love London. It’s a place where you will hear their stories, their passion, their legacy.You don’t have to live in London to truly appreciate its magnificent diverse culture, history, architecture, arts and most of all, its people - Londoners.Whether you live in London, are visiting our wonderful capital city for the first time or like me are fascinated by the people who have left their mark, this is the place for you.&nbsp;Twice a month you will hear from London’s most inspiring and fascinating personalities, many of whom you may never have heard of before, but who have a unique voice and story to tell.</
25/09/20193 minutes 56 seconds
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Spotlight: Steve Lazarus, Your London Legacy

As we approach International Podcast Day, I'm spending the next week or so highlighting independent podcasters who I feel are doing a great job of building a brand around their voice - first up, Steve Lazarus from Your London Legacy.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your po
25/09/201910 minutes 21 seconds
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Do Big-Name Guests Really Boost Downloads?

The interview format is rife in certain niches and done well, it can be a wonderfully engaging format. But, wait a second before chasing that "big-name" guest - will it really do anything for your download numbers?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp; Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 and if yo
23/09/20198 minutes 24 seconds
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The Importance of Episode Level Cover Art

Argh, more work to do for your podcast! Not so long ago, not very many podcast apps supported episode level cover art but now, rightly so, it's rife and outlets like Spotify are even creating it for you if you don't create it yourself - the time is right to control your audio brand and episode level artwork is a big part of the experience.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in,
20/09/201910 minutes 58 seconds
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Should You Build a Membership for Your Podcast?

Memberships are superb, they allow "passive" income - well, kinda. The truth is that so many podcasters aim for a membership income stream without realising two key things: they're a TON of work and you NEED an audience, and I mean a real audience!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember
18/09/201910 minutes 36 seconds
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Your Podcast's Brand Needs More of You

Podcasting is hyper-personal, perhaps the most personal of any content medium. And, as podcasting grows the power is in creating a tribe of people who love you and your personality - so why are you only being 60% "real"?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting frie
16/09/201910 minutes 37 seconds
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How to Properly Take a Podcast Hiatus

Look, I get it - podcasting can be pretty draining and as much as "batching" can help it's not always doable. Sometimes you do need to take a hiatus - and that's totally fine - but there is a right way to do it.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that
13/09/20199 minutes 37 seconds
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How to Make Sure Your Podcast Cover Art Doesn't Get Rejected!

As the creator of Captivate.fm I'm fortunate enough to see all types of cover art, from the good to the bad to the sometimes rejected - and this is by far the biggest reason we see those rejections.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is a
11/09/20199 minutes 16 seconds
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You Should Probably be Editing More...

Honestly, I don't edit my show too much but as a short-form podcast, that's kind of ok. But, editing your show as a longer-form podcaster has more benefits than just cutting out the "ums" and "ahs" - you should really be editing way more...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
09/09/20199 minutes 21 seconds
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Has Podcasting Hit a Plateau?

Podcasting is everywhere these days. We're always hearing about this golden age of podcasting, but I have another take on it - as podcasting enters its teenage years, has it hit a plateau?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp; Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining 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 and if you’re wondering what the be
06/09/201911 minutes 1 second
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Podcast Movement Recap: The One Lesson We All Need to Learn as Podcasters

Wrapping up my Podcast Movement 2019 content for this year, I'm digging into the skill that I believe you need to focus on to become a better podcaster instantly. I've talked about it before, but now the big guys are here it's time to take some action.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator,
04/09/20199 minutes 38 seconds
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Podcast Movement Sessions: Honing Your Podcasting Craft, Jordan Harbinger

Podcasting is easy. But being a great podcaster isn't and one of the most challenging parts of the medium is honing the craft content creations. Today, my friend Jordan Harbinger joins me from Podcast Movement to discuss the difference between good and great podcast content.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
02/09/201910 minutes 15 seconds
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Podcast Movement Sessions: Podcasting Into the Future, James Cridland

I'm fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time with James Cridland, editor of Podnews and advisor to Captivate.fm. There are few people who love the industry as James does and who are more insuisitive about podcasting than he. So, when James talks, it's worth listening.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the
30/08/201911 minutes 42 seconds
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Podcast Movement Sessions: Evo Terra, Staying Ahead as an Indie Podcaster

I meet a lot of people and most of them become friends, but few have struck me quite as much as Evo Terra, the OG podcast contrarian and the man who literally wrote the book on podcasting. So I asked Evo what we indie creators can do to stay ahead of all of the new tech and money flowing into our industry. It's a must-listen from one of our Captivate.fm advisors.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and tra
28/08/201916 minutes
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Podcast Movement Sessions: Conference Collisions with Chris Krimitsos

My good friend Chris Krimitsos joins me today to talk about the power of community for indie podcasters and why people are so vital to any podcast's success. Not to be missed!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to liste
26/08/20198 minutes 42 seconds
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Podcast Movement Sessions: Turning One Episode into 10x Content Pieces with Amy Woods

I've talked SO much about podcasters being on the content hamster wheel of continual production but without new ideas, what can you do to get off that hamster wheel? Well, how about repurposing your content...? Live from Podcast Movement 2019, this is Amy Woods. Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast A
23/08/201912 minutes 37 seconds
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How to Conduct Short, Snappy In-Person Guest Interviews

Summer is often the time that people head out to conferences and as any good podcaster will tell you, being equipped with a mic is vital. But, how do you garner quality content quickly, when you might only have a moment with the guest?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tel
21/08/20199 minutes 29 seconds
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Never Run Out of Podcast Content Ideas Again

I run a three-times per week show, in a really tight niche of podcasting and people wonder how the heck I keep up with ideas without being an interview show. Let me tell you...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to list
19/08/201910 minutes 33 seconds
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How Long Should a Bonus Episode Be?

Bonus episodes are superb for so many different types of content, from special guests to reactions; from experimental content to just a bit of fun - but how long should your bonus episode be?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is a
16/08/20197 minutes 57 seconds
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The Power of "The Bonus Episode" for Podcast Growth

So, you've stagnated a little and your downloads aren't growing - what do you do? Well, rather than produce more content to increase your downloads, why not experiment with certain types of "more" content to test new ideas for your "main" content, without needing to commit to crazy long-term increased production?&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free
14/08/20198 minutes 3 seconds
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The Wrong Way to Promote Your Guest Appearance on Another Show

Ok I've talked about how to work with guests to produce a show that their audience will love, but what about when YOU are the one guesting? How can you give the best to your audience whilst doing the same for the host of the show?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
12/08/20197 minutes 31 seconds
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What to Do the Day After You Publish an Episode

Most podcasters think that being on the content hamster wheel is great - just keep producing and the numbers will come. But that's just not true. You have to do more than that so why do so many podcasters just work hard on their marketing on the day of publishing?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast
09/08/201910 minutes 2 seconds
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Stop Over Analysing and Hit Record!

Hey look, I know it's scary to hit record for the first time, but you got this - I promise. The best way to begin anything is with small steps and an eye on practice, podcasting is no different so stop rewriting your format, your scripts and your ideas and just hit record, just once!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joinin
07/08/20198 minutes 37 seconds
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Please, Stop Buying Podcasting Gear! 🤬

Argh this drives me nuts. When something isn't working with your podcast, the last thing you should do is throw money at it and buy new gear! Let me demystify a few things about mics and podcasting gear right here...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting fr
05/08/20199 minutes 17 seconds
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The Foundations of a Fanatical Podcast Audience

We all want more listeners, but do we truly understand what separates a true listener from a casual lurker? By digging deeper into this, we can learn what it takes to build true fans amongst our listener base.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends t
02/08/201910 minutes 37 seconds
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You're Marketing Your Podcast "Inside Out" And It's Costing You

I've got some bad news for you, you're marketing your podcast for YOU, not for your listeners. This is "inside out" marketing, where you market your episode based on the knowledge you already have about it, you're on the "inside" - trouble is, no one else is there with you and the marketing you're doing probably isn't working.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, complet
31/07/201911 minutes 7 seconds
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How to Prepare to Max Out a Podcasting Conference

I got an email from my friend Arnie last week asking me how best to prepare for his first ever podcasting conference, and it's not the first time I've been asked so... as a bit of a podcast conference veteran, let's dig in to my tips!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell
29/07/201914 minutes 46 seconds
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Why Are You Changing Your Podcast Too Much?

Like any touring band, you'll get sick of saying the same things over and over and repeating the same format time and again. But instead of making changes for the sake of it and confusing your audience, maybe it's time to double down because after all, each episode may be the very first for a new listener, right?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.<
26/07/201910 minutes 16 seconds
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Podcast Success Starts with Repeated Discipline!

Success in any field stems from repetition &amp; discipline and in podcasting, it is no different. The "Golden Age of Podcasting" term that is often thrown around belies the fact that success in podcasting requires hard work and practice. Sorry to burst the bubble!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast
24/07/201910 minutes 16 seconds
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Behind the Scenes: Squadcast v2!

Woah! I've been a fan of Squadcast since I first met founders and my friends Zach and Rockwell a couple of years ago. I've been using it ever since to record any interviews that I do so I decided to invite the pair on to the Podcast Accelerator to talk about their immense version 2 release - enjoy!Check out Squadcast for your podcast interviews at www.markasquith.com/squadcast.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podc
23/07/201919 minutes 2 seconds
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Why Don't You Set the Right Goals for Your Podcast?

Podcast goal setting sounds easy - you just put a really high download number down on paper and try to hit it, right? Wrong. Podcasting is about gradual growth and focusing on goals that aren't just download-oriented!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting f
22/07/201910 minutes 3 seconds
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Are You Producing Too Many Episodes?

Less is often more when it comes to podcast episodes and certainly, quality over quantity wins out every time - look at Dan Carlin, for example. Stop trying to keep up with your content hamster wheel and start thinking about actual podcast growth.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator
19/07/201912 minutes 1 second
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The 80/20 Rule of Podcast Marketing

When your podcast downloads aren’t trending upwards, the most common decision that you’ll make as a podcaster is to introduce more and more content - and it’s THAT which is causing your growth to stagnate... try this instead.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podc
17/07/201911 minutes 29 seconds
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The 80/20 Rule of Podcast Production

Podcast production is undoubtedly getting easier, with tools like Alitu, SquadCast and the RODECaster Pro it’s easier than ever to produce higher quality audio. But, most podcasters still spend too long on the production and not enough on the planning...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerato
15/07/20199 minutes 31 seconds
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It's Time to Be Realistic About Your Download Numbers

Look, just because the person that you follow online gets 10k downloads per episode doesn't mean that you should feel bad if you never get to that number - in fact, you probably don't NEED to. Let's stop beating ourselves up and be realistic, here.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, rem
12/07/20198 minutes 36 seconds
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The Best Place to Promote Your Stuff in Your Podcast Episode Is...

So you have a sponsor and they pay for a pre-roll, so sure, you gotta do a pre-roll. But what about selling your own stuff? Where's the best place to talk about that during an episode?&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is ava
10/07/201911 minutes 11 seconds
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How Many Downloads Do I Need to Monetize My Podcast?

Most podcasters at some point want to monetize their show. I saw a post last week from a podcaster who mentioned that their guests were asking why they weren't making money yet, with only 500 downloads TOTAL - and it worried me, so I want to dive in here.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerat
08/07/201911 minutes 27 seconds
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When an Interview Format Isn't the Right Choice

I love interviewing people and I love interview shows, but even though this is the most popular format amongst many categories of podcasts, it's not always the best choice. Here's why and when it isn't...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that t
05/07/20199 minutes 11 seconds
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Podcasting is Changing Quickly, What Should I Do?

There's a LOT of money flowing into the podcasting space right now. How will that affect you and I, the independent creators and what should you do right now?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in
03/07/20199 minutes 50 seconds
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When NOT to Batch Record Your Podcast

Batching anything is a great way to manage a heavy amount of content in one go. But, although that can be superb for your podcast there are times when batching content actually holds you back. Let's take a look at how to stay flexible...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to te
01/07/20199 minutes 34 seconds
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Making Your Podcast Easy to Share, A Vital Lesson

Taking potential listeners through the listener acquisition flow is a vital piece of the podcast growth formula and making sure that your podcast is easily shareable is absolutely paramount. Let's find out how you can make some changes to that, today.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator,
28/06/201910 minutes 20 seconds
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A Quick, Surefire Podcast Trailer Format That You Can Copy

Podcast trailers didn't really exist as they do now before late 2017 when Apple introduced the new "trailer" tag. Gone is the "Episode 000", and here's a simple yet effective trailer format that you can copy right now.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting
26/06/20198 minutes 49 seconds
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Understanding The Listener Acquisition Flow

The podcast landscape has changed and with it, more and more podcasts are appearing daily. No longer can we expect potential listeners to just dive into our show, rather we must consider how we nurture them with our audio. Here's my take on the Listener Acquisition Flow.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the P
24/06/201912 minutes 50 seconds
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The One Skill That You Must Master as a Podcaster

Being a podcaster is easy. Being a good podcaster is fairly easy. Being a great podcaster well, that's not quite as easy and requires the same level of practice as mastering any art does. This is where I would recommend you start...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell yo
21/06/20199 minutes 24 seconds
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What is a Good Podcast Download Number?

Podcast download growth is the single biggest challenge facing podcasters but with so many podcasters at so many different levels, how the heck do you even know what a "good" number is?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is availab
19/06/20199 minutes 43 seconds
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Are Your Social Profiles Costing You Podcast Listeners?

Social media is vital to any modern marketing plan, but so many podcasters get the basics wrong and in particular, they think of their social profiles in isolation from their wider brand and marketing. That ain't gravy.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting
17/06/20199 minutes 36 seconds
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The Key to Podcast Growth: Consistency in Testing

Podcasting is a long-term commitment and part of that is ensuring that you continue to give your audience what they want, but also that you make sure that you not only test your content, but also your marketing, listener engagement and every facet of your podcasting workflow.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
14/06/201910 minutes 19 seconds
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Which Download Metrics Matter? A Primer on Podcast Analytics

Podcast download metrics can be confusing, addictive and honestly a little misleading at times. So, as a podcaster where should your attention be focussed when it comes to download statistics?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is a
12/06/201910 minutes 25 seconds
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Maximising Your Podcast's Visibility With These Simple Tweaks

Podcasting is becoming busier and busier every day. More money is being spent on marketing the "big" shows and thanks to that, making sure your podcast is as visible as possible has never been more important.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting frie
10/06/201910 minutes 49 seconds
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Apple Podcasts Now Supporting Guest and Host Images - What Should You Do?

Podcast teams &amp; guests are something that we feel passionate about and that is built right into our Captivate.fm podcast hosting platform, now Apple has joined many in the industry in helping to put talent at the front of podcasting. They just announced the addition of guest and host images within Apple Podcasts and of course, the ability to search by host or guest - due in September this is a great discoverability move.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get
07/06/20198 minutes 46 seconds
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New Apple Podcast Categories - What Do You Need to Do?

Apple has this week responded to the podcast community at large by vastly expanding the number of podcast categories available, in a move that is set to help podcasters and listeners to enjoy a better experience. Rolling out in September 2019, what do you as a podcaster need to do right now? Apple's official help section on this topic: https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itc9267a2f12Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm,
05/06/201912 minutes 10 seconds
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iTunes is Gone & Podcast Search Engine Changes! Every Podcast Announcement from Apple's WWDC 2019

So, iTunes is gone! That's right, in a move that has been speculated and guarded terribly for a long while now, Apple just announced the break-up of iTunes in favour of three new apps that includes Apple Podcasts for desktop! Also, they announced a far better podcast search experience, whoop!Here's a quick roundup of every announcement that could affect podcasters:Streaming audio API for Apple Watch and independence from iPhone - could be huge for podcasting and very cool all round.iOS 13Audio sharing on AirPods - listen to podcasts with friendsHomePod hand off is great for continuous listeningiPad desktop class experience means production is more like desktop so could be great for podcasters.MacMac OS CatalinaSplitting iTunesApple MusicApple Podcasts&nbsp;<li c
03/06/201913 minutes 17 seconds
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Measuring the Success of Your Podcast Rebrand

Rebranding a podcast can feel like a mammoth task, but once you've gone through it, what key metrics should you be looking at outside of downloads? Well, what about softer, brand-led metrics and how you feel?!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends t
31/05/20198 minutes 57 seconds
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Apple WWDC 2019: What Announcements Can Podcasters Expect?

Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is upon us on Monday 3rd June and there's a seemingly keen focus from Apple on podcasting this time around, so what can we expect to be announced and what will it mean for you as a podcaster?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
30/05/201922 minutes 59 seconds
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A Rebranded Podcast Launch Strategy

If you're rebranding a podcast you've been through a launch before, right? Let me give you a quick relaunch strategy that you can use in order to gain that first bit of traction for your podcast's rebrand.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that
29/05/20198 minutes 43 seconds
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3 Tips for Choosing a Podcast Name

Choosing a podcast name sounds easy, but it's too important to rush and it's too easy to try to be cute with your name. There're some things you MUST consider during this process, let's look at them.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the sh
27/05/20199 minutes 36 seconds
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Single & Multi RSS Feed Opportunities

RSS feeds are boring, but right now they power podcasting. So, let's look today at two options for your podcast RSS feed when you've decided to rebrand your podcast, the choice then becomes centred around the experience you’d like to give to your listeners. Let’s take a look.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining
24/05/201911 minutes 6 seconds
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Keeping Subscribers When You Change RSS Feed

Ok this is a big one - when rebranding our podcast it's vital to do TWO things to keep your subscribers: 1 is about your RSS feed, 2. is about your communications! Let's explore these two vital pieces of the podcast rebrand puzzle, today.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to t
22/05/201910 minutes 37 seconds
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How to Create Your First Podcast Network

We've talked about DIY podcast networks before and when it comes to a podcast brand, there's a decision that you need to make - is this the right time to start that first network?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to l
20/05/201911 minutes 40 seconds
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Some Honest Podcast Cover Art Advice

Podcast cover art is easy, right? Hmmmm not quite! There are plenty of things to consider when putting your rebranded podcast cover art together, including brand continuity across potential networks and the "clickability" of your show based on how it LOOKS!Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Acceler
17/05/201913 minutes 42 seconds
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What are Podcast "Notables"?

What the heck is a podcast "notable"?! This is a term that I use to reference certain things that people recognise about your podcast instantly, e.g. for me, my theme music - for you it may be a segment or a tagline - when rebranding your show, it's important to understand when and what to maintain when considering these notables, as they're the beats that allow people to instantly become familiar with you again.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first m
15/05/201910 minutes 47 seconds
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Has Google Just Changed Podcast SEO Forever?

A few days ago, Google made good on its promise and the promise of its product lead, Zack Reneau-Wedeen, to roll out podcast results and inline players within search engine results pages.Coupled with the backend transcription that Google uses to ascertain what exactly you're talking about in your episodes, there's a strong chance that we'll start to see YouTube like "sectional" search results, people listening to parts of an episode or single episodes without subscribing and thinking bigger picture, there's a real chance that podcast SEO will become even more strategic as we potentially begin to optimise what we say to hit keyword results.Of course, that comes with positives and potential negatives, if the "old, wild west" style days of SEO rear their head again.&nbsp;Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asq
14/05/201916 minutes 42 seconds
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They Come for the Content But Stay For You

So many podcasters forget that the reason so many listeners love their show is because of THEM, the host! When you're rebranding your podcast it's easy to go OTT with formats, but I want to remind you today that you're the reason that people tune in - remember that, ok? So, let's dig into segments and show formats...Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.<
13/05/20199 minutes 23 seconds
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Podcast Rebrand Goal Setting

Shooting from the hip when you start your podcast can be forgiven, I did it! But when you create your second or third shows, or decide to rebrand your current show you can't simply record and forget - today, let's talk about some goal setting options for your podcast rebrand.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on
10/05/201910 minutes 38 seconds
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3 Questions to Ask Your Listeners Before Rebranding Your Podcast

I've said this before many times, your podcast doesn't just belong to YOU. Rather, your listeners are your biggest stakeholders and honestly, I believe that they should have a say in this - so let's ask them these three questions.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your
08/05/201911 minutes 8 seconds
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Rebranding Your Podcast

Like most things, rebranding a podcast sounds easy but once you get started, you realise how much work there actually is to do in order to do it properly. Let's dig into three questions that will help you to decide whether this is the right move for you and your show or not.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on t
06/05/20199 minutes 41 seconds
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What Does it Mean to "Rebrand" Your Podcast?

Rebranding a podcast isn't as simple as changing a logo and updating your cover art. We live in the audio world and as such, our whole brand is based upon what people hear - so what does it really mean to rebrand your podcast?Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Thank you so much for joining me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your pod
03/05/201910 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Successfully Rebrand Your Podcast

Podcasting is ever evolving and as a podcaster, it's our duty to push the limits of the medium to bring the very best content to our audience. But to do that, we must iterate and change. How do we do that safely and effectively? That's what I'm going to be digging into this month on The Podcast Accelerator.Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.&nbsp;I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios &amp;&nbsp;Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.Than
01/05/201910 minutes 4 seconds
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What You'll Learn from The Podcast Accelerator & Why It Matters

Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the short, actionable show that helps busy podcasters like you to grow your audience in specific, actionable ways.I’m your host, Mark Asquith, creator of the podcast hosting, analytics and marketing platform Captivate and you know, I work in podcasting every single day - it’s my job - I live and breathe it.But, with my background and role here at Captivate being brand strategy and product marketing, I’m uniquely placed to give you free educational content that will actually move the needle for your podcast. In fact, after 1,300 episodes of my own podcasts since 2012, I’ve been testing and trying all sorts of wonderful things to help my own shows to grow and I’m sure that you can pick something valuable up from each and every episode.Landing for free in your favourite podcast app every Monday, The Podcast Accelerator is your gateway to understanding what it takes to grow your podcast’s audience and finally understanding exactly
01/05/20193 minutes