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Should You Start a Podcast?

Hey there, it’s Dr. Hayley Kelly, and welcome to another episode of the Therapists Rising podcast. Today, I’m excited to take you behind the scenes of our podcast and explore the question that many of you have been asking: Should you start your own podcast as a therapist?

In this episode, I’ll be sharing the realities of running a podcast, including the challenges and rewards that come with it. We’ll discuss how the podcast has helped grow the Therapists Rising business and the role it plays in our marketing strategy. I’ll also dive into which therapists are best suited for starting a podcast and when the right time is to take the leap.

Whether you’re a seasoned therapist looking to expand your reach or a new practitioner trying to find your voice, this episode is packed with valuable insights and actionable tips to help you navigate the world of podcasting. So, grab a pen and paper, and let’s dive in!

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Therapists Rising podcast has grown significantly since its launch in April 2022, with 112 episodes, tens of thousands of downloads, and reaching #1 on Apple Podcasts.
  2. Running a podcast requires consistency, time commitment, and financial investment in equipment and software.
  3. Podcasting offers rewards such as deeper connections with your audience, establishing authority, and driving traffic to your website.
  4. Therapists with a clear message and unique perspective, who enjoy public speaking and teaching, are prime candidates for starting a podcast.
  5. Before starting a podcast, ensure it aligns with your overall business strategy and goals.
  6. Define your target audience and niche to create valuable content that resonates with your listeners.
  7. Invest in good quality equipment and editing software to ensure a polished and professional podcast.
  8. Promote your podcast through your existing network, social media, show notes, and website to drive engagement and grow your audience.

Bonus Tip: Encourage listeners to subscribe, leave ratings and reviews, and share their favorite episodes to become your biggest cheerleaders and help your podcast reach more people.

Resources Mentioned:

  1. Buzzsprout: Podcast hosting platform 
  2. Libsyn: Podcast hosting platform 
  3. Blue Yeti Microphone: Affordable, high-quality microphone for podcasting and course creation 
  4. Vidyo.ai: AI-powered platform for creating video reels from podcast episodes 

If you’re feeling inspired to start your own podcast after listening to this episode, I’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts, topics, and ideal listener with me by sending a message on Instagram, email, or leaving a comment or review. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Therapists Rising podcast and leave a review on Apple Podcasts to help support the show and reach more therapists worldwide.


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