In the past few years, podcasting has become increasingly popular as more and more people are using it as an effective way to communicate in greater depth with their audience.
The downside of podcasting is that it takes a lot of time, and it may come as a surprise that most of that time is not in the actual words that you hear spoken during the podcast.
The behind the scenes of creating a podcast can be very involved, from researching a topic, to editing and publishing.
If you have a podcast and you’ve been doing all the work on your own, it may be time to consider hiring a virtual assistant and save yourself some valuable time.
What does a podcast VA do?
While, to begin with, you are not just hiring an assistant, you are hiring someone that specializes in podcasts. That means that they know what is required to help to build your podcast and engage listeners. Not only are they there to assist you, freeing up your time, but if they are a good podcast VA, they will know what needs to be done.
From scheduling show guests to editing post-production (transcripts, adding music, and posting online) to promoting the podcast (via social media sites, and blog posts), they can take on the bulk of the work that is required to create a podcast.
How does this save you money?
Being creative takes energy and time. And a lot of that time isn’t going into the creative process, it’s going into building your final creation, and most of that is repetitive tasks.
If you hire a virtual assistant, you are handing a lot of little jobs off to an expert, and that allows you to invest more of your time in what only you can do-creating your content.
If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have time to actually be creative and work on your podcast or reach topics to talk about, and instead are overwhelmed trying to edit, or maybe even get around to just recording your podcast, then you need a virtual assistant.
It also saves you money, because they will be able to provide their own equipment. There will be no need for you to shell out hundreds of dollars. You also won’t need to spend time training them, because they are already experts at their job.
Does this all sound too good to be true? It’s not.
Companies, such as Life of Automation, can provide you with just the help that you need to free up your time to be more creative. They have a skilled and trained team of experts that are prepared to join you in creating your podcast and offering just the assistance that you need.