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How to Promote Your Podcast on Social Media


The past few weeks I have talked about the benefits of transcripts, show notes, and a SEO optimised title on your reach. This week I will add another important variable to get more podcast listeners: social media for podcasts - One of the best, but most time-consuming ways to grow your audience.

Why Social Media Engagement is Essential

Many people are not aware of the importance of podcast social media posts, even though it seems to be at the heart of podcasting: Building an audience and connecting with people. Your listeners want to be entertained when they listen to you. You are the person they have chosen to spend the next 20 minutes to however long your podcast is going to last with. So it makes sense that they want to be entertained during that time. Why not entertain them more often? It’s you and your subject matter that people want to hear about. Think of them as fans, maybe that will help you see the bigger picture here. A logical reasoning would be that a fan likes to be entertained by the superstar. That’s where social posting, especially repurposing podcast content for social media posts, enters the stage.

Common Concerns & The Solution

“I don’t have time,” “I’m not comfortable on social media,” “I already work and produce a podcast,” - these are common concerns, and I completely understand. That’s why I’m introducing you to a solution that can simplify this for you. I’ve built an app that allows you to repurpose the content of your episode and create engaging articles and social media posts tailored to your needs. It’s like having your own little social media management tool for your podcast and social media in one place. Along with an article it comes with three different tweets (or X’s) that you can use to post to Twitter/X. Try it out here: Podcast2Social 🐰⬅️

Note: What started as a free tool has been integrated into LemonSpeak, providing a seamless flow for you. You can find it here: LemonSpeak

Building and Connecting with Your Podcast Audience

Let me pick up where I left off: Connect with your audience. If you don’t already have one, try to find one. Try to connect with them on social media so they can see the content you share. People are friends with other people who usually have something in common. This means your chances are pretty good, or at least better than with a random person, that your listener’s friends will like your content too. And that was your first step in building your audience.

How to Create Custom Content & Choosing Your Style

This tool not only generates content but also provides options to customize it. Choose your style - from professional to casual, academic to storytelling, Op-Ed to FAQ. Here’s an excerpt:

Creating a Personal Brand

The Personal Branding style is by far the most powerful. This style mimics the speaker’s language and perspective, offering a personal touch to your content - like having your content creator niche served with a unique voice. This makes the engagement more personal and helps you identify with the content. Starting to post on social media platforms will feel intimidating at first, but you will get used to it. For personal branding you will need a transcript from LemonSpeak.

The Importance of Pre-Production Engagement

Now, we’re discussing post-production, but what about the actual production phase or even the planning stages? Want to know how to make your podcast go viral? Start by engaging your audience, ask them what they’d love to hear, or conduct a quick poll. That’s engagement and promoting your podcast at the same time without paying a penny. Well, you pay with your time, which is very valuable. That’s why I created this service for you. In the beginning, you may need to tweak the content here and there because you are not used to it. But even then, tweaking a piece of content for five minutes compared to writing a whole article plus social media posts on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, which costs you at least a day, is a huge gain for your productivity. If you’re wondering where I came up with the very specific figure of one day: I usually need at least 1.5 days.

Currently, one article will be created. Each platform you want to post to has its own style, making it difficult to write a generic blog post. Ideally, you would need to tailor the article to the platform, but not with my tips.

Optimizing Your Podcast SEO: Action Steps

I’ll give you some time-saving action steps for your podcast SEO:

Another great blog post which elaborates on SEO can you find here: The Comprehensive Guide to Podcast Transcripts: Enhancing Accessibility and Reach

Drafting an Effective Tweet: A Template

Here’s a quick tweet template for you:

🎙️ Excited to share my latest article on [topic X]! 📝📢 Did you know that [interesting fact about your episode]? Discover key takeaways from my latest podcast episode and dive deeper into the discussion. Check it out here: [insert link] #Podcast #Article #Guest #Theme

Guidance for Newbie Podcasters: Measuring Success, Content Preferences & Balancing Tasks

For those new to podcasting:

Here’s another great resource from castor to help you get started: https://castos.com/how-to-grow-podcast-listeners/