Many people think of a podcast as being a live and spontaneous show, but that’s far from the truth. I talk more about it in my Little Podcast Efficiencies training, but often, the best podcasts are carefully planned, structured and systematised.
The main advantage of having a structure? It removes the need for the podcasts to be highly creative or responsive to the latest news. That means you can creative podcasts that don’t age or date, so even your archived podcasts can be of value to you.
A structured series of podcasts also means that you can use other people to generate the podcast content for you. This is excellent as it reduces your workload. It also means that you can produce podcasts that your listeners will find of value, even if this is in a field that you know very little about. Perfect for generating traffic from podcasts in some of the highest paid niches.
And, people will generate valuable podcast content for you very cheaply if you know where to look.
A Trick For Generating Cheap Podcast Content
Here’s a neat way of thinking about podcast content which will let you generate it very cheaply.
Just think of a podcast as a series of short articles, all presented one after another.
You can get a 500 word article written for $5 all over the Internet (if you need a starting point, check out Fiverr.com). Take the article, then just read it out and it will form part of your podcast.
Typically, you’ll read aloud at about 100 words per minute, so a 500 article will give you 5 minutes of content. Take three articles, and you’ve got an interesting 15 minute podcast.
And, if you choose your articles carefully so they don’t date, you’ll have a whole archive of podcasts that you can keep people coming back to again and again.
How To Get That Podcast Content For Free
You can do something very similar for nothing if you’re a bit creative.
All you need to do is buy one of those bundles of PLR articles that are around. You get thousands of PLR articles for a few dollars if you’re not worried that they’ve been around for a while. Hey, you’ve probably even got a stack already there on your hard drive.
Just by speaking out the articles in a natural form, you’ve changed that PLR enough that no one would recognise it. But, if you want to be sure just paraphrase the PLR article a bit as you read through it. Change the words around. That way, it’s totally unique and original.
You can even use your own articles you’ve already written and used on your blog or on other sites for this method. That way, it won’t cost you a penny more.
Don’t Be Afraid To Innovate
You can actually go much further than these tactics would suggest.
If you don’t want to read these articles out for yourself, you can easily find someone else to do so. Or even use one of those automated systems that will turn your words into text.
You can also experiment with the length of articles. Break it up a bit. One longer article and two shorter ones, for example.
I encourage innovation inside my Little Podcast Efficiencies training, which comes complete with video, audio and material for you to read.
What Podcasting Tips Do You Have?
Do you have any tips about getting podcast content created cheaply or for free? Any secrets sources or websites that you use?
Or want to add anything to the tips in this blog post?
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