How Done-for-You Podcast Pitching Services Help You Spread Your God-Given Message: Part 4 of 5
Whether you like it or not, how you pitch yourself matters. Too often, great ideas and messages get ignored because they aren’t presented well. As we’ve already discussed, the first impression you make with your podcast pitch can mean the difference between you getting booked on that podcast or you getting rejected.
But the first impression isn’t the only thing that matters. Sometimes, you may make a good impression and still not get a “yes” back in response to your pitch. This could happen for a few different reasons:
- The host liked your pitch, but doesn’t think you’re exactly the right fit for their audience.
- The host meant to respond, but other things got in the way (it happens to all of us!) and they forgot or put it off until later.
- Your pitch or the host’s response got caught in the spam folder or otherwise wasn’t delivered.
Everyone is busy, and sometimes things just fall through the cracks. So even if you send a good pitch — or a great one, even! — you still might not get a response without following up. Unfortunately, this can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you’re pitching multiple podcasts.
That’s where done-for-you podcast pitching services come in! If you missed the previous posts about this, you can catch up here.
Here’s benefit #4: You get the perfect pitch and follow-up strategy for guaranteed bookings.
No matter how long you’ve been promoting your book, podcast, ministry, or business, it can be scary to put yourself out there. Rejection hurts, so we naturally want to avoid being rejected as much as possible.
But the truth is that if you don’t put yourself out there and risk rejection, you’ll miss out on a lot of opportunities. And the same goes for if you get no response and just give up, thinking you’ve been rejected.
Now, that doesn’t mean you should spam people with daily emails or phone calls asking if they received your pitch and want to have you on their show. Remember, one of the benefits of appearing on someone’s podcast is to build a mutually beneficial professional relationship with them. So when you follow up, be polite and respectful.
And yes, that’s “when” you follow up, not “if.” An effective podcast pitching strategy should look something like this:
- Craft a pitch that effectively communicates your vision, goals, and value.
- Find podcasts that align with your vision and goals, and whose audiences will benefit from your message.
- Pitch those podcasts (be sure to personalize your pitch to each individual host instead of just copy and pasting the same generic pitch to everyone!).
- Follow up on your pitches and keep track of the responses you get until you’re booked.
If that sounds like a lot of work, that’s because it is! Marketing takes work, and there’s no way around that. But it’s well worth the time and effort to get your message in front of the right audience.
And here’s the good news: you don’t have to do all that work yourself. Our team will handle each step of the process for you, from crafting your pitch to following up, and we won’t stop until we get you booked — guaranteed. What do you think? Ready to give it a try? Click here to get started!
Tam Jackson is a published author, marketer, podcast host, and founder of The Christian Authors Network (C.A.N.) Facebook© community. Tam connects Christian authors & entrepreneurs with their ideal online audience to grow impact & income fast without fake, salesy, sleazy, or manipulative tactics.