June 6, 2019

7 Awesome Benefits of Starting a Podcast Today

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You probably know that the amount of people listening to podcasts is increasing rapidly. Check out the stats here!

However, it can seem like a daunting task to set up your own podcast and it’s still not really clear why people create a podcast in the first place. 

As you listen to this episode you will find out what the benefits of starting a podcast are and how you can get started today.

What are 7 Big Benefits of Starting a Podcast?

There are far more benefits than the ones discussed in this podcast. 

However, these are 7 of the benefits that you may not have even thought about.

#1 Save Time

This is a big one for Make Time Online!


Rather than repeating yourself over and over again to people about a certain topic you can simply refer them to a podcast.

For example, if you get asked a question about why you should invest in index funds, and you have already created a podcast on it, then guess what?

That’s right you don’t have to send an epic essay of an answer back to this person you just link your podcast episode. They are happy because they have received high-quality information, and you didn’t have to spend ages typing up the answer or explaining it again.


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#2 Build a Network

Of course, you’ve heard that…

Well starting a podcast is an incredible way to connect with people that you otherwise wouldn’t even be able to pay to have a chat with. 

This is possibly the greatest benefit of starting a podcast!

#3 Build a Personal Brand

It’s hard to put a value on what a personal brand is worth. 

But once people know that you provide great value and can help them (this may be in giving them a laugh, or teaching them something etc.) then they will be much more likely to trust you when you come to suggesting a great product for them to use. 

#4 Learn More About a Topic

If you are interested in learning something then why not start a podcast and interview “experts” on the topic. 

You can get free coaching or advice from real people that have been there and done that.

Many people claim you need money to get involved in property. Check out my chat with Tej from Tej Talks as he proves that you can start learning and improving your skills from the comfort of your own home without spending expensive course prices!

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#5 Stop the Small Talk

If you’re like me, then you probably hate those social situations when you meet a load of new people. 

Getting asked “so what do you do?” is possibly the most repetitive question! Plus, it somehow defines who you are and puts labels on people straight away.

However, if someone has heard of your podcast and what you do, you can skip out the random conversations about the weather and jump straight into the things you likely both want to talk about!

#6 Create Opportunities You Hadn’t Thought of

You may have planned out exactly what you want to do with your life. If you have that’s awesome and I salute you!

But, the majority of people won’t have a life blueprint that they follow every day. 

Sometimes the best opportunities for you are things you didn’t even know existed!

Putting yourself out there on a podcast can create opportunities such as guest speaking or a brand contacting you to offer a freebie or pay you for advertising in something you hadn’t ever considered.

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#7 People Connect With YOU

Rather than always having to find other people to network with or explaining what you do 100 times a day, you will find that people will start connecting with you. 

Rather than it being a surface level, you can find that people will “know you” on a much more personal level.

Top Tip For Listening to Podcasts

Batch one topic!

If you are like me you may often jump from comedy with Joe Rogan, to property tax advice to catching up with the latest sporting events. 

However, this is a great way to lose time and get super confused! It’s fine if you just want a bit of entertainment on a long drive somewhere. But if you want to learn something it’s so much more effective to batch one topic i.e. email marketing. 

Find 3-5 different podcasts that will talk about the topic you are interested in. Schedule these episodes to play next and then you can listen to a certain topic back to back!


Check out these FREE courses to get started on with a podcast.

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Each of these guides is super valuable (and they have a free course version). But if you’d like the main points summarised with a checklist of what you need to get started then simply download your free podcast cheatsheet below. 

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Benefits of Starting a Podcast Summary

There are tons of benefits of starting a podcast. 

This episode explains 7 of the biggest benefits. 

Are you starting to notice that it can be a huge time saver and a great way to connect with more like-minded people?

Keep changing for the better,


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Mike Beatty has built a passive income online whilst working as a full-time PE teacher without any marketing or technical experience. Learn more about how he's done it here.

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  1. Hey there,

    I had been considering starting a podcast myself, but I wasn’t sure if people would be interested in podcasts so I do appreciate you sharing the stats. But also, I am quite shy, so I do feel a little intimidated by the idea. Do you have any tips regarding how to overcome these fears?

    What I really like about the idea of having a podcast is that it seems like a really fun way to engage with others, and share and discuss opinions on different topics.

    Thank you for the article, it was insightful and very useful.

    1. Hey Zesibel,

      That is such a common question. I guess it’s the same thing with so many online marketing platforms such as YouTube. The best advice I can give if you are interested is to record a couple of episodes and see how it goes.

      Action is the antidote to fear!

      If you don’t like it you can always delete it and never share it.

      A great way I think I’ve become used to it is by starting to record myself on my phone whenever I’m out and about. I started without saying anything but me on the camera then I just find it easier to talk about what I’m sharing on social media rather than type stuff onto a picture!

      It’s a little habit that has added up to big results as I’m naturally very shy too! I’m slowly tricking my brain that I’m not!

      Hope that helps


  2. Great post. I do not know much about podcast but it is something I will be considering for the future. I personally hate going to networking events so the idea of building a network through a podcast is very attractive. Thank you for the post.

    1. Hey Agnes,

      Yep, you can do it in your PJ’s in the comfort of your own home. It’s my personal favourite part of online marketing that I’m currently doing.

      Thanks for checking it out


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