Al Pete from the Flowers For The Culture Podcast asks, "Are there any tricks or integrations I should use to decrease the amount of time it takes to edit my podcast?"
It’s easy to spend hours upon hours refining and critiquing your podcast to make sure you deliver consistent, high-quality episodes to your audience. But if you’re looking to optimize your workflow and produce the same high-quality episodes in less time, there are some proven strategies you can implement.
In this episode, we’ll cover the top 3 ways that you can streamline your podcast editing workflow
#1. Use Templates
Templates allow you to reuse work you've done in the past so you don't have to keep repeating your work for every podcast episode. Some low-hanging fruit would be creating email templates for prepping your guests for interviews, starting with the previous episode project in your editing software and keeping your intro and outro segments saved, and copying your show notes from the last episode to get a head start.
#2. Batch Production
Another way to speed up your workflow is to work on multiple episodes at the same time. Schedule all of your interviews for the month during the same week. Edit 3-4 episodes in one sitting. Create show notes and upload 3-4 episodes at the same time.
You'll find that batch production unlocks another level of efficiency and can easily reduce the amount of time you spend on each episode by 50%.
#3. Software Integrations
Find software solutions that work well together. This will streamline your workflow beyond what you could do on your own.
For example, you can edit your podcast in Alitu, Hindenburg Journalist Pro, or Descript and publish it directly to Buzzsprout. This saves you the hassle of exporting the episode to your computer, opening your web browser, and manually uploading that episode to your podcast host. Add up those little time savings over the course of a year and you'll see some big-time savings!
Software that integrates with Buzzsprout
Bonus - Magic Mastering
Magic Mastering is a new feature available to Buzzsprout podcasters that automatically mixes and masters your podcast episodes. Once you assembled all the pieces of your podcast episode, simply upload to Buzzsprout using your normal workflow and we'll take care of the rest.
Check out all of the things Magic Mastering does for your podcast.
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