Podcasting to Build Your Audience and Share Your Message

Thinking about starting a podcast?

Or being a guest on podcasts?

Podcasting is a powerful way to build your audience and share your message.

My guest today on Book Marketing Mania is Misty Phillip, author of The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible study, host of the By His Grace podcast, and founder of Spark Media Ventures for faith-based podcasters. Misty is passionate about helping authors on their podcasting journey and the community that she has built within Spark is priceless.

Misty Phillip shares how podcasting helps you build your audience and share your message on the Book Marketing Mania podcast with Kim Stewart.

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In this episode, Misty shares:

  • How she first started recording her podcast at the She Speaks conference
  • How she used her podcast to build her audience before her book launch
  • Her shift in podcast topics from her first book to her second
  • How authors can use a podcast to see if their book topic is resonating with listeners (a.k.a. your potential book buyers)
  • Expert tips for starting and growing your own podcast
  • How being a guest on podcasts can help you reach more readers (+ tips for pitching yourself)
  • Founding Spark Media for Christian podcasters (annual conference, monthly membership, podcast network, and magazine)
  • What’s on the horizon for podcasters 
  • How authors with a podcast are more more attractive to agents and publishers

Misty Phillip is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping spark your soul message. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory. The Founder of Spark Media, Misty equips Christian Communicators and podcasters through virtual and live events, podcast network, magazine, and a thriving membership community. She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of all podcasts. Misty is also a sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.

Connect with Misty & Spark:

Misty: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Spark Media: Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram

Resources mentioned:

Spark Media Podcast Planner

Spark Collective membership

Spark Magazine (get your complimentary copy)

The Struggle is Real But So Is God Bible Study

Podcast Pitching 101 for Authors Mini Course

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