Based on feedback, I’ve now made the service a two-way street.
Three months ago I wrote about my new PodcastGuests.com service, which connects podcasters with guests that want to be on their show.
It’s working really, really well. Over 1,300 people now subscribe to the service.
Each week I send out an email featuring podcasts looking for guests. People that are qualified for the podcast submit a form, and then the podcaster works with the guest to book their interview.
I’ve received lots of feedback from users. One piece of feedback was from people that wanted to get booked on podcasts: although it’s great that they can respond to the featured podcasts each week, many of them wanted to accelerate the process and get booked on lots of podcasts quickly with less effort.
So a couple of weeks ago I introduced a paid feature called Featured Experts. For $249, an expert can be featured in the newsletter and podcasters can invite them to their show.
I’ve featured three experts so far, and the average number of responses is about ten. Do the math, and that’s a great deal for the experts. (I guarantee at least five responses, or I’ll give the expert their money back.)
Podcasts are a great way for experts and companies to get their name/product out. Podcast listeners are dedicated and engaged. Getting booked on a podcast helps spread your personal brand or product.
Running PodcastGuests.com has been fun, and I’m getting a lot of great feedback that is steering the product direction. I welcome your feedback.