Insider Secrets to a Top 100 Podcast | Podcasting, Marketing, Psychology

Updated: 12 Apr 2024 • 227 episodes
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Welcome to the only podcast about podcasting that taps into the science of human behavior and psychology to help you create a bingeworthy podcast your listeners can't ignore. Why? Because the LAST thing you want is to feel like you’re talking to yourself in an empty room (and we’re right there with ya!) Leveraging more than 7 years of experience in marketing and business psychology, Courtney Elmer is the leading authority on the science behind what makes podcasts succeed (or fail). While most podcasts about podcasting cover the basics like tech and logistics, ~we~ know you're smart enough to know where to plug in a mic. You want the strategy to launch, grow, and monetize a podcast that can actually grow your business and position you as the in-demand thought leader in your niche so you can use your voice to create meaningful change in the world. We've helped six and seven figure experts just like you... + Climb the charts and outrank industry-leading podcast hosts + Get hundreds of authentic five-star reviews within 48 hrs of podcast launch + Crush their 25k, 50k, 75k, and 100k+ download milestones  + Elevate their networks and befriend top industry leaders + Find their authentic voice and use it to build their legacy + Reclaim their time and experience their best sales months ever (simply by monetizing their podcast through their own courses, products, or programs) We're going to help you do the same. Because here's the deal: if you're going to host a podcast, you don't want to be ~another~ podcast that adds to the noise. You want... +A bingeworthy podcast that millions listen to every week + A Top 100 podcast that makes you the go-to expert in your niche + A podcast that converts listeners to leads for your business (so you can predictably grow your audience and your income) The problem: Only 2 out of 10 podcasters make it past their first six episodes. The question is, why? If you’re going to invest your time in creating a podcast, you deserve to be getting hundreds of five-star reviews, thousands of downloads, and dozens of listeners raising their hands to work with you. Plus, you're a busy entrepreneur. Which means you have zero time to figure out how to start a podcast, launch a podcast, and grow a successful podcast on your own. We've helped over 95% of our clients break the Apple Top 100 in their categories and scale their podcasts 5x faster with our psychology-based approach.*  So just to be clear, if you're here to learn what kind of mic to buy or how to hit record, this isn't the podcast for you. But if you're here because you haven't found anyone who teaches you the science behind a successful podcast and the systems required to reach the top 100 and stay there, you're in the right place. Why do we care so much? Simple: you have an important message to share.  And the world deserves to hear it. Ready to become the host of a client-converting podcast people can't stop raving about? Hit follow and let's dive in. It's time to make your business bingeworthy. *based on the latest industry data and real client results

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I hear so many people say that starting a podcast is easy. (Sigh. If only.) Let’s be real  — if starting a successful podcast was based on finding time to record and hitting publish on a new episode once a week, you would"ve made it happen six months ago. The problem isn’t finding time to start your podcast. The proble

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Sending an email blast every time you release a new podcast episode might seem like the right move, but it could actually be stunting your podcast"s growth. (And inside this episode, I"ll reveal why your podcast isn"t growing no matter how many "New Episode!" announcement emails you send.) When you finish listening, yo

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With the rise of AI, listeners are becoming more skilled than ever at telling the difference between what’s real and what’s fake.  Which means that if AI is the sum total of all human wisdom and you’re copy/pasting content from the same tools that every other podcast host is using — you run the risk of sounding like ev

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A human wrote this. (hey, it needed to be said). Look, in today"s AI-driven world I KNOW it"s tempting to use technology to streamline your processes. But to what extent should you be using AI for your podcast? And is AI actually harming your show’s ability to attract new listeners? Put it this way: there"ll only ever

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You don’t need me to tell you that picking a podcast category feels strangely similar to choosing your next Netflix show to watch — overwhelming and potentially regrettable. And let"s be real, Google and YouTube aren"t exactly serving up fresh insights when you search for “how to choose a podcast category” either — not

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Okay... what"s up with these hosts who love to talk like they"re determined to rival Tolstoy with their marathon episodes? (looking at you, Joe Rogan 👀) There"s this trend going on right now where 39% of episodes are clocking in over 40 minutes. But that doesn"t mean listeners are listening that long. So basing your e

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