Recently I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about podcast networks and databases – are they worth your time or money?
Podcast databases are usually Software As A Service (or SAAS) products that allow you to search, network, and pitch podcast hosts (or guests). So because they keep coming up, and it’s likely to be the kind of service that keeps on growing, I decided to take a closer look at them, along with Kim Stewart, our Account Exec here at The Podwize Group.
We chose to review four podcast databases – Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative. We describe how each works, the different price points, what the user experience is like, and who we think will benefit from using them.
Full disclosure: although there are some definite benefits for this kind of service, I don’t think any of them is going to change the way that we go about things at the Podwize Group. However, if you’re just getting started guesting on podcasts, these services can give you a real jump-start. And the fact that most of them offer a free membership or a trial period for you to experiment and check out what is offered is a no-brainer to see what they can do for you.
Review: Podcast Databases and Networking Sites
Topics covered include:
- What a podcast database is and isn’t
- Why using a Podcast Database can be good for Podcast Guests who don’t have the time to research new shows – and how they can help Podcast Hosts to find guests
- Our main issue with all of these services is how do you build meaningful relationships?
- Our reviews of four Podcast Databases – with pros and cons for Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative
- A reminder of the benefits of appearing on so-called “small” shows – the riches are in the niches!
- The benefits of joining the Podwize Co-Op
So which service or services have you tested out? Did you find them helpful? I’d LOVE to hear your experiences so that we can either update our review or record another episode on this growing topic. Send me a message on LinkedIn or IG @thepodwizegroup, and let’s compare notes.
The Podwize Group’s resources mentioned in this episode:
- The Podwize Co-Op is open for enrollment – find out more and sign up now!
- Learn more about The Podwize Group’s services
- Follow The Podwize Group on Instagram
Podcasts mentioned in this episode:
- Listen to Angie on the Too Legitimate to Quit podcast
- Listen to Go Pitch Yourself Ep. 62: An Inside Peek at our Podcast Pitching Strategies with Kim Stewart
- Listen to Go Pitch Yourself Ep. 73: Where to Pitch Yourself as a Podcast Guest
Other resources mentioned in this episode:
Please note: links marked with an asterisk are affiliate links. We may receive a small commission if you purchase which will not affect the price you pay.
Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Can’t wait to connect again!
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