Coming Up With Content Ideas For Your Podcast

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 5, 2017

Since December 2005, I’ve produced a total of 30 podcasts with more than 3,600 of my very own podcast episodes. One question that I’m asked quite often is… “How do you consistently come up with new content for your podcast(s)?”

I covered this topic in the middle of one of my podcast episodes a few years back. Rather than point you back to that old episode and have you forward to the spot where I talked about this topic, I went ahead and created the following audio file which contains just that portion of the episode. Have a listen.

I mentioned the following two resources:
– Workflowy – http://Workflowy.com
– Feedly – http://Feedly.com

 
Below is a list of the sources I mentioned
– Questions and comments from your community.
– News feeds from your niche.
– What struggle are you currently facing? Ask your community for help.
– What obstacle have you recently overcome? Share how you did it.
– What are people talking about in social media?
– Be on the lookout for stories in your every day life.
– Share the success of someone else.
– Invite a guest to come on your show for a “conversation.”
– Search the archives of others in your niche “for inspiration only.”

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  • LIz Fulcher

    Hi Cliff! I have a question regarding being transparent, especially with things you’re working on and the challenges/obstacles you face in your day-to-day work life. Do you ever worry about giving away the “secret sauce” about your biz as you’re sharing what you’re working on and your goals? Do you think that gives your competition an edge or gives someone an idea to do the same thing that you’ve shared you’re working on?

  • I, personally, don’t worry about this too much. I might share something that I’m working on and someone else may then try to rush to market with something similar. However, nobody will ever be able to bring “ME” and “MY EXPERIENCE” to any product or service that I intend to build. I always consider “myself” and the relationship equity that I have with my community as my competitive advantage.

  • LIz Fulcher

    Great response…and mindset. Thank you!

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