The Gaffin Creative Experience
podcast production and set up
Every podcast project with Gaffin Creative starts with a consultation! Whether you’re prepping for a launch or ready to hand over the responsibilities of podcast production, let’s grab a cup of coffee and hop on a video call. We’ll chat about your vision, what you need to know for planning your podcast, and next steps for a successful launch!
Let me guess, you absolutely love providing education to your audience, but don’t know where to start when it comes to launching a podcast… that’s where I come in! I thrive on the things that most podcast hosts hate: setting up your podcast hosting platform, sourcing intro/outro music, writing your scripts, editing your first show, creating graphics, and more!
Podcast production isn’t just about the editing—but don’t worry, I do that too! From the audio editing and show notes, to episode graphics and scheduling. I’ll tailor your podcast production to fit the needs of your show specifically! At the start of our on-going production agreement, we’ll consult on what you’re currently doing, and where you’d like to improve or grow!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will you chat with me to ensure we’re a good fit for podcast management and production?
Absolutely! Once you inquire, I’ll send over a brochure of my services and packages, along with a link to schedule a consultation with me!
How long does it take to launch a podcast with you?
Typically, my clients average about 5 weeks from inquiry to launch, but my schedules are flexible! I’ve had clients launch in under two weeks! I do prefer to keep our launch timeline under two months.
Can you handle everything as my podcast manager?
Of course! My most popular podcast package is for hosts that only want to hit the record button! We’ll meet on a monthly basis to connect on potential guests or topics, I’ll handle scheduling, and all you need to do is hit the record button! From there, I can manage post production, guest communication, graphics, marketing, and more!
Can you build a custom package to fit my needs?
Yes, if you’re working with a budget, let’s chat about the most important things you’d like to hand off.
How do I record remote interviews online?
There are many programs to record a remote interview including Zoom, Zencastr, Riverside, and Squadcast.
What equipment do I need for recording my podcast?
While there are dozens of options for equipment, I typically recommend a simple set up that I use myself! You can see the full list here!
How can I make my podcast accessible?
Accessibility is so important to me and my business. You can make your podcast accessible by offering transcriptions (via Rev) of your show in your online show notes. When working with me, I can manage that service, along with uploading them to your website!
What categories should I list my podcast as?
While most of my clients are creative entrepreneurs who categorize their podcast as Business, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing, you can select your preferred categories here.
TOOLS & PROGRAMS
With podcasting comes a few tools you’ll need for producing, hosting, marketing, and managing.
Check out my favorite tools* below! *Affiliate links included.
Write Your Intro, Outro, & Trailer
When planning your podcast, first you’ll want to work on your trailer to help your potential listeners know what to expect from your show before they subscribe! This could include a variety of things, but in this worksheet, I’m highlighting the necessities!
Additionally, you’ll want to script the intro and outro for your podcast! You can use this free worksheet to start working on the details for each item!
PODCAST RESOURCE HUB
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Contracts & Templates
Get Legal with Your podcast
Podcasting is all fun and games, right? Well sure, but it’s important to stay legal whether you’re hosting your podcast for fun or business! Having a podcast guest agreement ensures you and your guests are on the same page with how your podcast is managed from the conversation and editing to the promotion and their role in the overall project! My friend, Paige Griffith of The Legal Paige, sells the perfect agreement you’ll need for when you start bringing guests on your show!
The link below includes an affiliate link to Paige’s shop, when you support our small businesses, I’ll earn a commission on the purchase.
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