Why You Should Create a Podcast Today

Why you should create a podcast today. Do you know what the least competitive marketing channel is? The one that'll give you the most attention for the least amount of content that you'll have to create? Well, based on this title, I'm pretty sure you can guess it's podcasting. If you already haven't, you need to create a podcast.


To put it in perspective, there are roughly 7.5 billion people in this world. There are roughly a billion blogs. That's a billion with a B. That's roughly one blog for every 7.5 people. Now with podcasting, according to Earth Web, there are roughly 2 million podcasts out there. That's roughly one podcast for every 3,750 people. In other words, it isn't as competitive. And I know you're thinking, "Neil, do people really listen to podcasts?" Sure, blogs are really popular, but people read content.

Well, my podcast Marketing School gets roughly one million listens a month, technically a little bit more than that. And if that doesn't convince you, 51% of Americans are listening to podcasts according to podcast insights. And 37% of Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis. If you're going after a elder demographic, great.

According to Neil Schaffer, 25% of consumers who are older than 55 years old listen to podcasts on a monthly basis. And according to Convince & Convert, the average podcast listener spends six hours and 39 minutes a week listening to podcasts each and every single week. So what are you waiting for? Start a podcast. I'm telling you, it's done wonders for my business.

It can drive more revenue, drive sales, a lot of leads, a lot of brand awareness. Heck, we even a hosted event called Marketing School based off our podcast years ago, in person conference, and we filled up the room just by marketing through our own podcast to our listeners. And the event was based in Los Angeles and our readers, or listeners more so, are based all over the world. We literally had over 300 people. And at that time we didn't even have a million listeners. So the point is start a podcast.

Now, if you're going to create a podcast, you're probably wondering, "Neil, how do I come up with all the topics that I should be podcasting about?" Well, here's a quick trick that I use. Think of it this way. If people are doing searches on Google, that means they're interested in that topic.

So if you take all the popular searches, whether they're three word keywords or five word keywords, or all the popular questions people are asking, and if you integrate those topics into your podcast and more so create podcast episodes around those topics, you'll get way more listens.

So, the quick hack for this is you go to Ubersuggest, you type in keywords or a string of keywords, and under the keyword idea section, it'll give you all the keywords that are similar that people are searching. Some of the keywords have your root keyword in there. Like if you type in digital marketing, some of the other keywords may be digital marketing agency or digital marketing company but you'll also get questions like "How to do digital marketing for a small business."

And if you see any popular questions or topics which Ubersuggest will show you, create podcast episodes on them. And you'll start getting a lot of listens because that's what people are interested in.

The last thing you want to do is create episodes around topics that no one really cares about. So base it off the searches because that'll give you idea of what's popular versus what people probably don't want to listen to.

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18 Responses to Why You Should Create a Podcast Today

  1. BEDROOMJAMS July 4, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

    I’m creating a podcast after watching this!

    • Umesh Vadaliya July 4, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      Yes i am creating

  2. Navin Kumar July 4, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

    Hey Neil, Thanks for this valuable information. Can you make a video on How to Grow Podcast ?

  3. mins john francis July 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

    Boss I’m in right now.. I’m creating one instantly

  4. هند احمد July 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Please put Arabic subtitles on your episodes

  5. هند احمد July 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Please put Arabic subtitles on your episodes

  6. Read more July 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Which app or website to use to create a podcast?

  7. هند احمد July 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Please put Arabic subtitles on your episodes

  8. هند احمد July 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Please put Arabic subtitles on your episodes

  9. Dean Davis July 4, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

    This was actually my favorite video in a long time. I’m inspired by NP.

  10. andy andy July 4, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

    Thank you

  11. DeepFriedPanda July 4, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

    Hard disagree with this one.
    Producing a quality podcast becomes a massive PITA for the average person and unless you have a big advertising budget or the support of some kind of large network, nobody will find it and listen to it.
    It’s also a super saturated form of media right now with waaaaay to many people getting involved.

    • Circles Digital July 4, 2022 at 4:42 pm #


  12. Circles Digital July 4, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

    Ok, I m loving these! I blog but I have been following very keenly your advice about looking up other ways to create content and I m loving every second of staying on your content. Thank You!
    I am also hoping you will share some insights on how one can monetize podcasting. Thank You

  13. Best Street food July 4, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

    Hello, Sir do you need someone in your team that can help you in growing your business if so please reply to me as it will be a great opportunity for me to work with you. Thanks

  14. Les Fuller July 4, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

    Great video as usual, Neil! However, Podcasts are hardly new, though for many creating one seems to be the “latest and greatest” thing to get into!

    I was listening to and watching TWIT TV’s technology podcasts on various subjects back 2005, and I still am today!

  15. Anthony Johnson July 4, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

    Right now, I’m just uploading my YouTube videos into Anchor. I’ve been making my videos podcast like and adding both to my blogs. Still haven’t got much traffic for my videos or podcasts but I’m gonna keep going.

  16. Kiran bhai July 4, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

    Nice information neil sir

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