LOCAL RECORDING

BOOKING GUESTS

Are you struggling to book guests?

Here are some steps you can take to expand your network.

Networking Event

ONLINE TOOLS

The ultimate networking aid

There are plenty of websites designed to connect podcasters like you with people who have something to share. Podchaser Connect and Podcast Guests are excellent places to start.

Handshakes

REFERRALS

Six degrees of separation

Ask your guest which person in their network you should interview next. When they name someone, ask for a connection. This can be done after the show or, even better, as part of your interview.

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REQUEST PAGE

Let people come to you

Create a guest request page on your website where listeners can apply to be on your show. You don't even need a website - a Google form and a simple URL redirect works just as well. 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Don't ask, don't get

Take things back to basics and put a short post on social media asking for guest connections. It's easy to overcomplicate networking strategies, so don't lose sight of the basics.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES

A group effort

There are a multitude of online communities dedicated to all things podcasting. Join some Facebook groups and you could not only get some valuable advice, but you're likely to pick up some guest opportunities as well.

GUEST SWAP

Everybody wins

Reach out to other podcasters in your industry and ask to appear on each other's shows. If you're looking for guests, chances are other people are as well. So this is an excellent networking tactic that also does wonders for audience growth.

AUTHORS

A novel idea

When authors launch a new book their publisher will encourage them to get on as many interviews as possible to promote their book. Look for upcoming book releases and contact the author to get ahead of the curve.