Overnight Success and Other Podcasting Myths

Ep.10 – Overnight Success and Other Podcasting Myths

Tim and Kyle take a deep dive into new data that exposes the overnight podcasting hit myth and reinforces the truth that podcasting requires hard work.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle experiment recording the podcast from a local coffee shop and discover that people like to ask questions when you put microphones on the table.
  • We dig into the data within Dan Misener’s article that supports why the podcasting long game strategy is STILL TRUE!
  • We explore what behaviors are causing so many podflashes, podfades, and podwrecks.

What did we learn?

  • There is no such thing as an overnight podcasting hit.
  • Shows that have big audiences tend to do “these things” and how “these things” are all about common sense.
  • Podcasters that do not stick with podcasting for at least 2-years do not have hit shows.
  • Producing at least 100 episodes is the milestone to becoming a podcaster – you haven’t even begun podcasting until you hit episode 100 (for one podcast or multiple).
  • All the things that are hard in podcasting are still hard, but if you overcome them you have a good chance of gaining an audience.

Additional Reading:

Industry Predictions:

Industry Quotes:

  • “An overnight success is ten years in the making.”
    ― Tom Clancy, Dead or Alive

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