Are you are in business? Considering starting a podcast? Or, do you have an established podcast show? This post is how to attract more listeners with a podcast package (show notes).
Let us begin with a clear explanation of what a podcast is. A podcast defined by ‘Wikipedia’ is:
There many types of podcasts. Music, chat, an interview, or one person speaking about advice or guidance in a specific niche, to name a few. Podcasts are a versatile media that you can listen to. You can download and listen to a podcast whilst driving, jogging in the park, walking the dog, working out at the gym. These are a few examples of how easy it is to listen and retain information. Much higher than watching a video, for example.
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A digital text file of your episodes immediately opens up your podcast to a new audience. They could be deaf, hard-of-hearing or have auditory processing issues. They are able to take part in the ever-growing popularity of podcasts. This helps them with a transcript they can read.
SEO Benefits of a transcript
Another consideration here is that we are all different. Some people prefer to read content and not listen and vice versa. So you could offer the transcript as an incentive for listeners to subscribe to your podcast. Offer them the opportunity to download the full transcript for free.
By downloading the podcast episode’s transcript, then you can read the time-stamped highlights. Listeners can locate the particular chapter in the podcast that interests them. This is an incentive to draw listeners in. They don’t need to listen in full if they are short of time, but also reading can be so much quicker.
Benefits of a podcast transcription
- You can outsource the transcription process for a budget that you can afford. A freelance transcriptionist could have experience in producing show notes, or similar. Try using networks such as People Per Hour or, if you have the time, send out some emails for a quote and turnaround time.
- Non-native English speakers that have knowledge of the English Language. For them, it would assist in their improvement of English as a second or third language.
- Your listeners have the option to download the transcript and print it out if they wish to make notes. They do not have to play and replay the audio for a particular point that interested them.
Facts and Statistics of Podcasting
With your podcast able to reach so many people, how can a podcast package benefit you?
How a Podcast Package Helps Your Listeners
An introduction to your podcast show gives your listeners information about the content. This gives them the choice of whether this episode is one they want to listen to, or not. The same for your hosting site, giving a description shows a snippet of what the show is about. Subheadings with time-stamps underneath your introduction. Your listeners can fast-forward to a particular part in the audio. This is convenient and saves them a lot of time.
The Future of Podcasting
The future of podcasting looks bright, it is on the increase in the UK. A post from September 2018 by ofcom.org (UK) shows the increase in listening from a range of sources including Rajar, ACast and TouchPoints to investigate the rise in podcast listening. Here is what they found:
The United States has also experienced an increase of podcast listener activity and Podcast Insights published these statistics:
If you host a regular podcast show and would like to try my service before hiring me on a regular basis directly, hire me on the freelance website People Per Hour first. Although you do pay a little bit more (because of fees that we freelancers have to pay) you do get to see the quality of my work.
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By ordering our service, exclusively on People Per Hour to transcribe your podcast and produce your ‘podcast package’ (show notes) you see the quality of my work while being assured that by funding Escrow through the platform, that you will get the project completed and to your satisfaction. You do not release any funds until you are happy with what has been produced for you. Working with People Per Hour for the last five years, it has worked very well for us and has gained us a few regular clients through their network.
The downside to that is they charge the freelancer 20% of the cost you pay to the freelancer, and therefore by hiring our professional transcription service through the website, you are paying a little bit more.
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So, just fill out of the form below, and we will be back to you very shortly. We do various types of transcription projects, not just podcast transcription. Interview transcription is a popular requirement and also medical transcription. Having previously worked as a medical secretary and also through medical transcription work from home more recently.