A teacher podcast offers advantages over other types of content you find online. And when you use the success path and framework laid out for you all you have to do is share your magic. Then watch your reach and influence grow! 2023 has taught us that on-demand is the new buzzword. And a podcast is simply on-demand audio. Kind of like Netflix for your ears.
Podcasting is a relatively untapped market, with so many shows fizzling out after just the first few months. You could potentially get on the ground floor and create the newest viral content just by getting started today!
Yes, sound quality is important- but you can have the best sound tech available and if you skip the script and ramble your listeners won't stick around. Give your educational podcast a plan, and have a similar format for each of your episodes. That helps with consistency and continuity.
Practice the 80/20 rule with your content to help you reach the top of the teacher podcast charts each week. Ok, but what is the 80/20 rule? Share 80% of your knowledge, and gain a group of raving fans who in turn will purchase 20% of your high-level specialty info.
As a teacher you know everyone learns differently- auditory, kinesthetic, visual- you also know that in order for someone to actually digest the knowledge they need regular exposure and practice. There really isn’t a one-size-fits-all way for delivering or receiving educational content. That’s the beauty of this life. You get to be the creator of your future and make a bigger impact and income doing what you love.
You are a specialist in your field: This is where your teaching magic comes into play. (Spoiler alert: being a generalist is one of the main reasons a podcast will fail!) So let’s get deep into the nitty gritty of your niche, or specialty field, and find your people.
Many podcasters quit after the first three episodes. But I can help you set your foundation up so that you can continue to create content long-term. It can feel like there are a ton of moving parts when you get started, but let me break it down for you.
All the rest is just gravy. Yes, there are still decisions to be made, but when we break it down into the smallest of steps it's much easier to get started and break out of procrastination paralysis.
Focus on who your show is for and your purpose for creating a podcast. You know I will shout it to the rooftops as often as I can. Keep your main thing, the main thing. Break everything down into the smallest pieces and get started moving forward. You could even start with your lesson plans. Describe in audio form how you are teaching a lesson, or setting up an activity. This becomes your next script.
Inside the CEO Teacher® Membership, you get access to 7 modules all about launching your podcast. From your first 3 steps to marketing, and increasing your revenue with a teacher podcast. Its the exact breakdown of how we took the CEO Teacher® Podcast from a spark of an idea about 4 years ago to over a million downloads, and a top-ranking education podcast today.
If you really have no idea what you would even talk about, it's OK. Inside the CEO Teacher® Membership, we actually have a 6-module Teacher Income Challenge kickstart that will help you get clear on your main thing. And build a foundation for your business that continues to flourish in years to come. And most importantly helps you realize the dream you have kept hidden in the depths of your heart- to reach a wider audience in the world of education!
This is that teacher magic we are always encouraging. Your voice matters in the online space, whether you have 5 days of teaching experience or 5 years. Whether you decided to leave a traditional classroom environment and pursue education in a nontraditional way. Or you have shown up for your students every day for the last 25 years. Your life experiences, your educational experiences, and the passion you bring are all important components of an education podcast.
Yes, there are typically a few costs when getting started with something new. In the grand scheme of small business, every aspect has minimal costs when beginning. Podcasting compared to other platforms really is an affordable way to share your ideas without breaking the bank, and the content lives on way longer than a social media post. When you think of the reach and influence podcasting allows in comparison to other social platforms it really should be your next step.
The number of podcast listeners worldwide will grow to over 465 million in 2023. Spoken word media consumption has gone up 214% over the last few years. On average, podcast listeners tune into eight different shows per week. Why shouldn’t your show be among their library picks? 80% of listeners listen to all or most episodes in a show's library. And if you have been around for any length of time you know I am going to say SEO. You can optimize your podcast as well. Making SEO work for you to grow your business.
There are currently 120 million podcast listeners in the U.S. and over 420 million listeners in the world. Experts predict there will be over 160 million podcast listeners worldwide by the end of 2023. What could that kind of reach do for your ideas and ultimately your revenue, and your influence on education?
Podcast audio allows your listeners to “self-select” content that interests them. Compared to traditional radio, the interactivity of choosing your own podcast content leads to increased brain engagement. Podcasting offers advantages over other types of content you find online too. It’s typically free to listen plus it’s easy to travel with a podcast all you need is earbuds and a device. You can listen while commuting, exercising, cooking, grading, planning, rocking babies, etc. Plus when you add show notes to your website you can create a way for everyone to get their hands on the content.
Check out some of these amazing podcasts our students are creating using our framework, image templates, and script swipes (all found inside the CEO Teacher® Membership.)
The best approach to growing your teacher brand is to use a combination of strategies that suit both your teaching style and the needs of your audience.
We really do offer a multitude of ways to grow your business inside the membership. The best part is that you get to choose the platform that best suits your needs so you can earn your teaching salary in a year online.
Come learn Why Creating A Teacher Podcast Could Be Your Best Idea Yet. Or if you want to learn How to Make Extra Income With A Teacher Podcast we have an episode for you too.
So when is the best time to create your teacher podcast?
I cannot wait to see a teacher podcast grow to be the next instrument in your toolbox!
If you are looking for other ways to expand your reach, grow your influence, and make the income you deserve, come check out the only online business school for educators. Where we break down YOUR next steps and help get you started on the path to making a bigger impact all before the next tardy bell rings.
Which journey speaks to you? Will choose one of our proven paths or blaze your own trail in the world of online education?