5 Reasons to Start a Podcast in 2019

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New year, new you, new…podcast?

If you’ve been looking for a new marketing tactic – and you’re champing at the bit to share your wisdom – you’ve probably already considered starting a podcast. Not a bad idea seeing as roughly 73 million listeners tune in to podcasts each month – and that number continues to grow. Audiences are hungry for on-demand content. Could you be the one to provide it?

A word of caution: Podcasting is not for everyone. To determine if you’re ready to invest the time, work and effort, read on.

Podcasting might be in your future if:

1. You have a lot to say – and people are interested in hearing it

You’re an expert. On real estate, on entrepreneurship, on being awesome. Talk about it! Whatever topic you decide your podcast should cover, just remember one thing: Make sure it provides value – for your listener and, ultimately, your business.

2. You have the time to devote to it

Let’s be clear: Podcasting takes time. Sometimes a lot of it. If you’re able to carve out a few hours a week (or a few days a month) for recording, editing and planning, podcasting may be a good fit. If you’re already slammed, you probably don’t have the bandwidth to proceed.

3. You have the ability to fund a new endeavor

High budget, medium budget or very low budget: There’s a podcast solution to fit everyone’s ability. Setting realistic expectations for ROI might help you determine what your initial setup budget is. (Need help?)

4. You’re looking to expand your marketing reach
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If you name, categorize and tag your podcast strategically, there’s no limit on the number of consumers it could reach. Think big (national real estate) or think locally (hidden gems in your own backyard). You never know what future client could be listening.

5. You’ve done your research
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You’ve listened to podcasts. Determined your area of expertise. Mapped out your strategy. (Or maybe you haven’t.) You know what you’re getting yourself into and you’re doing it anyway. Congratulations! Live that #REMAXHUSTLE. Show consumers what working with a RE/MAX agent is all about.

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