Talk soon! Maybe. Probably not. We don't plan to go email crazy :)
We get it - you have had your podcast for what now, 6 months? A year? And you've probably learned the hard way podcasting isn't always as easy as people make it sound. Maybe you signed up thinking you could buy the expensive mics, get a few guests, and let the listens roll in. lololololol right??
But no one told you that you may be spending some nights or weekends getting a last minute recording edited, perhaps forgetting to write those show notes for that episode that is supposed to go live tomorrow. Or maybe you totally forgot to record it all together because...life happened?
The good news is that we love the 'lame stuff'. Those persky show notes. That podcast schedule you made but keep forgetting to stick to. Having a consistent intro/outro. That's kinda our jam. And why we started this whole thing in the first place.
Podcasting should be fun. Remember those days? Let's bring that back.
When you think of your podcast you remember how much you love to record and the feedback you get from your audience. But then... you have to edit the audio. And write the show notes. And organize it in your back end system. And deal with guests changing their dates. And promote the show. And...
You know that having a podcast is something you're really into and you also know it can help your career in a lot of ways...so why can't you stick to a calendar? One of the best reasons for having a producer is that built-in-sidekick aspect. We'll make sure you get it done so you don't have to remember to.
Podcasting is typically a one person job or something you do with 1-3 friends and it can feel super lonely! You either have just yourself or just your friends/hosts and nobody outside to help bounce ideas off of, provide a second opinion or hey - step in to fix that tech glitch so you dont spend 100 hours googling how to do it yourself. You do the recording, we listen, give feedback, and fix the issues.
Maybe you HAVEN'T started your podcast yet but you know - as busy as you are - that you're not going to do all the things. You'll record when you want, but not edit the audio, probably not do show notes, and looking into all of this stuff is....exhausting. To say the least. But you know it's necessary to have.
We gotta point out the elephant in the room - having a producer does provide a level of professionalism. That guest you want to reach out to, the "no" you have to send but it's awkward, the brand you want to pitch to - having a company you work with creates more legitimacy around your brand.
you're probably like i don't think i need this tho? let's see.
How does this work? You record for roughly 2.5 hours a month. We do the rest, taking all the tasks, scheduling, and random to-do's off your plate. You will only need to lift a finger once...and that's to hit record.
"I WISH ALL I HAD TO DO WAS SIT DOWN AND RECORD"
When Sam discovered the unending knowledge at her fingertips, it was all down the podcast-hole from there. She has been podcasting since before it was “cool”, recording her actor-centered podcast One Broke Actress with only her phone in 2011. She has come a long way since then and learned it all the best way: by doing it. Oh and she is obsessed with organization and streamlining your creativity. When she's not face deep in a new podcast or on your TV (she's also an actress...did we mention that?) Sam is walking one of her three rescue dogs in West Hollywood.
After 10 years of working in corporate in the cutthroat fashion industry of NYC, Ashli now runs Team AP Consulting - an agency that helps grow female led businesses to six and seven figures with their creative business and her analytical strategy. How does that apply to podcasts? Because Ashli has now had three podcasts - one from 2011-2013 with a close friend, and The Daily Hype and Unfiltered Entrepreneur - both available to stream now. Ashli also runs a business Me Time which helps people have a moment for themselves in a chaotic busy world.
Dear Podcast Host,
You are cordially invited to say f*ck the editing software and let the pros take it from here. Let's swap out re-listening to your own episode on the couch for bingeing a new Netflix series. Why don't you hand over the show notes while you go to happy hour with your friends? Put your podcast on autopilot while you take a bath? Go on a hike? Whatever your heart desires.
Your New Production Company (hi)