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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey girls today, we are going to be talking about four ways that you can get more reviews, written reviews on your podcast. Whoop. Okay. Now those of you, because you're listening to this episode, I know you got a show girl, listen up. Lola starting April 30th. The week of April 30th, we are kicking off the summer spring summer session of podcast to profit. This is 90 days full immersion. You girl ain't plan. We go in all in 20 super focused, it focus focused kingdom women, just like you saying yes to, to do in the thing like you are going from playing. Part time to like this show is the thing. It is time for it to rank. It is time for it to shine. It is time to pour the growth, fuel all over my podcast and then monetize that baby, right? With a course or a coaching program, I will teach you every single thing inside a podcast, a profit that I personally have done to grow my show to a top 25 podcast, crazy to drive those reviews, to get ranked the SEO strategies that I utilize, how to get stellar, just visibility on your show.
We go through creating your own course. We go through all of that. We go through Pinterest marketing course marketing course creation and then launch strategy as well. So if you have a podcast, but you're done playing small, this is for you. I want you guys to start getting those applications in right now because we already have a handful of applications for the April 30th kickoff of podcast to profit. And like I said, there are only 20 spots. So if this is for you head on over to podcasttoprofitmastermind.com, that's podcasttoprofitmastermind.com. Get in your application. This is your year sister. I cannot wait to help you explode the show. All right, let's get into today's content. So how at a friend, shout out to Tracy Wren, who was like, how do we get more reviews on the podcast? Do you have any strategies?
And I was like, sure, do, but let me record an episode because I know if my girls are wondering this y'all are wondering this as well. So the very first tip I have number one, number one is to treat your show like you're in a launch. Now, when we're in a launch, what do we do? We create a list of every single person that we know. Hopefully we got 20 peeps on that list. Ideally, you have 50, maybe you are super popular and you got a hundred people amazing pick a day, whatever day doesn't matter. And pretend that that's a launch date for you. Go through that list with massive intention, voice note, or text or voice text every single person on that list and be like, Hey, I need a minute of your time pop over to Apple podcasts and leave me a written review because you love me.
Okay? So this is one beautiful way that you can get people to support you. Now, do we hope that they listen? Of course, we hope that they listen. And by the way, I hope you'll listen and love it. But these are people who love you and they support you. And they can just even speak to your character in that review. Right? So even if they haven't listened to the show, they can say, Oh my goodness Beth is such a blessing. I love working with her, hanging out with her. She knows so much about motherhood. I love watching her parent with intention. That's a great review. So like no pressure. They can totally just talk about what you mean to them if, if they haven't even listened to the show. So that's a beautiful, beautiful plus. Now the goal is to treat it like a launch so that you have urgency.
Like, Hey, I need you to do it today. I need you to do this for me today. And then popping back through that list 24 hours later, Hey, did you have a chance to do that review for me? They haven't shown up yet. So I'm just checking to make sure you were able to do it. And also noting that they really do take 24 hours to pop up. So don't be yelling at anybody if you don't see their reviews immediately come into Apple podcast. Okay. Number two, the second thing you guys can do his podcast review swaps for each house. That is one really cool reason to be part of my student community is I've got an ongoing thread pin to the very top of my student community that says, got a podcast, drop it here, go leave a review for every single person that is above you and below you on this thread.
And then comment when you've done it and they will go return the favor for you. And so that's a super fun way is to find other podcasters who want to do review swaps with you and same thing. Can they listen to your show? Sure, absolutely. Can they speak to just your character? Sure, absolutely. Can you just ask them to do that favor for you? Sure. Absolutely. And you guys do whatever you want with this information. The, the, if you feel like somebody has to listen to the show before they can leave a review, that's fine. You can ask them to do that. Send them one of your short episodes and say, Hey, and if you want to listen to it, first here is a short one that you can check out. So that is the second thing you can do. You can go do this in, you can do this in my student community.
You can come do it in The Mompreneur Mastermind group on Facebook and the groups, or just search for Stefanie Gass. If you guys can ever not find me, just look up my name, everything is branded under my name. Okay. S T E F A N I E G A S S. You can post it in there. You can go find podcasting groups, whatever you want to do, but people totally are down with doing review swamps. Okay. Number three, you can ask your listeners, ask them seriously with intention, with like authenticity, with genuine in the ask. Okay. So once in a while, y'all will hear me on the shows, right? Hey sister, have I helped you? Has this show touched your heart some way and inspired you or gotten you to do God's way instead of the world's way. Have, has this impacted you? Do me a solid, like posit right here.
And I'm actually telling you right now. Okay. Pause it right here and go leave me a review and why it brings joy to my heart. Like this is a labor of love showing up for you on this show every single week hours, a week of content for you, totally free to do that. Nothing more than transform you to do nothing more than serve you to do nothing more than helping you use your gifts and create clarity and create a God-sized business. Okay? God sized plans for your life. So if that, if it's helped you get there, please leave me a review. That's the number one way you can thank me. So how many of you are literally going to pause this right now? If you have not done it, go leave me a review, assist a friend, and then tag me in your Instagram stories, all share you on my stories and then pop into my dams and I'll go leave your review.
Yes, queen. So, but do you see what I mean by an authentic ask? Like I'm being true, really authentic. The way that I just asked you guys to leave me a review. And that's how you should be asking yours listeners. Not all the time, but you know, one, every four or five episodes is great. Number four finally, last but not least is to do a contest or a giveaway. So what milestones do you have coming up? Are you going to hit your 10th episode, your 100th episode, your first thousand downloads your first 10,000 downloads your a hundred thousand downloads. Maybe you're hitting your hundredth episode. Whatever it might be. The birthday of the podcast, there is always a reason to do a fun giveaway. And my favorite giveaways to do you are to do a review for the show. So what I do is, Hey guys, we're celebrating me whatever a hundredth episode and all you gotta do to win a fun, super fun prize is number one, leave a re written review for them podcast.
Number two, screenshot it. Number three, posted in your Instagram stories. And number four, tag me done. Yeah, super easy, super simple. We get two benefits out of that. Number one, they leave you a written review. Number two, they share you in their Instagram stories. So now you get more visibility because they're sharing what they wrote for you on the show, right there in their socials. Amazing. They tag you. So that is how you can track them. And and I don't remember what I was gonna say there. So the other tips I have for these, for the giveaways that drive traffic to the podcast are to do it for like three or four days. Anything longer than that, and you will start to lose your mind. Okay. also, the other tip I have for you is you have to pick something. They actually really want to win really want.
I've done giveaways where I've gifted something like the gift pack. Nobody cared. Nobody did the things. And then when I did a poll in my Facebook group, everyone percent, 90% of them said, I want coaching. So when I do big giveaways, I know I will get massive action if I give away coaching. So you've got to figure out what are the things that your audience actually really truly desires from? You give that away, which will totally drive those actions. And the only way you're going to know is to test, you can ask your groups, but if you don't have a large audience, yet, you just have to do it and see which works best, works best for you. So those are my four strategies. Okay. How to get more written reviews on your podcast. If you have any strategies that I forgot com share it with me in my inbox, because I would totally do a follow-up to this episode for everyone. If you have any other strategies about boosting the podcast, grow in the show visibility, I would love to hear those as well. So I'm so grateful that you're part of the community. And I love you so much. God bless you, sister, friend, I'll meet you back here at real soon.
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