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Step By Step Podcasting

Sep 6, 2023

Getting Your First Podcast Guests: Strategies and Services for New Podcasters


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In this podcast transcript, Brad Williams from the Step By Step Podcasting show provides insights on how to find podcast guests when starting a podcast:

He discusses the challenge of securing podcast guests, especially when you're just starting out, as it can be time-consuming. To address this issue, Brad shares two services to expedite the process:


  • Brad recommends creating a profile on PodMatch, specifying your guest requirements and what you can offer as a guest. You can also list your areas of expertise, making it easier for other podcasters to choose topics that align with their shows. The platform allows you to search by categories and connect with potential guests who match your criteria.

  • Similar to PodMatch, allows you to set up a profile and find potential guests. Brad notes that this platform may yield higher-quality guests but emphasizes the importance of timely responses to messages, as neglecting them can result in a temporary account suspension.


Brad suggests that as you gain experience and attract more guests through these platforms, you might consider monetizing your podcast by offering priority slots for a fee to guest inquiries.


Another method to find podcast guests is by joining Facebook forums related to podcasting. Brad recommends groups like Buzzsprout's forum, where podcasters often seek guests or offer to be guests on other shows. Engaging with these communities can help you quickly find suitable guests, especially if you're just starting out.


Lastly, Brad mentions the possibility of podcast guest agencies that can connect you with potential guests via email outreach. He also hints at a new platform called Podfly, which offers an all-in-one solution for podcasting needs, including guest connections, but notes that it's still in beta.


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