A question I have often been asked is “How do you manage being the host of The ‘Digitalization & Diversity’ Podcast while working full-time?”
The first season of the podcast was launched during the pandemic in June 2021. It was a success with downloads in more than 50+ countries in a span of 6 months. In Feb 2022, I launched the second season to dig deeper on more controversial topics and socio-economic issues that I want to create more awareness about.
I believe sharing content through podcasts is a fantastic way that I thoroughly enjoy. Through this medium, I have met and talked to some amazing people, fostered a community, created engagement, embraced a creative outlet and personally grown a lot.
Some facts about ME as a podcast host:
👉🏻 I podcast as a HOBBY
👉🏻 I DON’T MONETIZE it
👉🏻 I create all CONTENT by myself
👉🏻 I use my PERSONAL time for it
👉🏻 I NEVER let it INTERFERE with my DAY job
SO HOW DO I MANAGE IT?
Any serious hobby of course requires the extra mile in planning and organizing one’s time to keep it enjoyable.
But DIGITAL resources definitely help!!
Here are 6 resources that have helped me to grow my podcast #sharingiscaring
This is my number 1 scheduling tool that helps me create all content (for example on the weekends) and schedule it for launch on different platforms at different dates and times during the week/month. This also means that I don’t have to be on my phone or post content when I am at work and I let the app do it for me.
I use the free subscription of this AI based digital platform to transcribe the recordings so that I can review the key takeaways from the episode and organize my show notes.
I use templates to create podcast media for my Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
I create audiograms and sound bytes through this app which I later use for social media and marketing.
- Apple GarageBand
I use the software mainly for recording, editing and production but overall you can do a lot with this suite.
I use this tool to easily schedule slots with the podcast guests and organize my calendar.
There are so many other apps, tools and resources available online that ease podcasting today! I am happy to hear your thoughts 😊
Have digital resources helped you in your hobby? Which tools do you suggest I should check out?
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