Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Podcast Assistance and our services.
If you have a question that you can’t find an answer to, please use the contact us page.
What does a podcast assistant do?
A podcast assistant is a person that can help you with both tech and social aspects of your podcast.
They can edit audio and video, set up and publish your podcast, manage your podcast social accounts and website, help your ideas come to life, create visuals, contact and manage guests and sponsors, and more.
In case you are new to podcasting we offer starter packages as well. For a full list of services, please click here.
What is the scope of work of a podcast assistant? What kind of podcast assistance can I get?
There are various segments of podcasting you can get help with.
You can pick one of our predesigned packages, or something custom to fit your needs and budget.
Depending on the chosen package, we can handle all, or just certain tasks regarding your podcast that you need assistance with.
Why should I hire you?
Great question! 🙂 Podcast assistance is an affordable and reliable partner in your podcasting journey.
We are a team of professionals that can help you with various podcast related tasks all under one roof, instead of going to different freelancers individually.
You get a single point of contact and a package suited for your needs and budget. Completely hassle-free. Want to get in touch? Happy podcasting!
What are the typical ways we can work together?
Depending on your specific needs, you can work with Podcast assistance on a project or monthly basis.
We also accept one-time, or ad hoc assignments, as well as consulting.
Do I need to be a podcaster already before I contact you?
Whether you are a budding or seasoned podcaster, or someone who is just playing with the idea of having their voice heard (both literally and metaphorically), Podcast Assistance would love to help you.
We offer a starter package to help you with setting up or naming and branding your podcast. We can also help with management, tech, and social.
Full list of service can be found here. Feel free to contact us at any stage of your journey. We will take good care of you, pinky promise 🙂
Can you help me with editing?
Yes, we provide assistance with editing both audio and video podcasts.
For a more detailed list of services please click here.
Can you help me find sponsors and manage my sponsorship deals?
Finding sponsors for your podcast and managing sponsorship deals is just one of many services that we provide.
Please get in touch for more info.
I’m considering starting a podcast, but I’m not sure where to start. Can you help me shape my ideas?
Podcast is a great creative outlet for both individuals and businesses, and an even better way to introduce your audience to your work. We can help you not only brainstorm and shape your ideas, but also work with you on the branding and marketing.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Can you help me find guests?
If you are having trouble finding interesting guests to interview for your podcast, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We can help you not only find people, but also contact them and manage their appearance on your podcast.
What kind of results can I expect to see from working with you and how fast?
Though every case is unique, podcasters don’t usually realize the full potential of their podcasts.
Wouldn’t you want to reach more relevant listeners in your field of interest and present yourself to your audience more professionally?
Even the best of content requires additional work to realize its full potential such as proper presentation, promotion, repurposing, etc. It takes a lot more time, effort, and a complex set of skills (design, editing, marketing, copywriting, community building) to do these things professionally. Often these tasks are more time and energy consuming than to record new episodes.
For that reason, we advise you to focus on what you do best, and let us take care of the rest. With proper strategy and help your podcasting efforts can yield results pretty fast, in a matter of weeks.
We can always schedule a discovery call and see what stage you are in and what we can do for you to achieve the best results.
What is the expected turnaround time?
This depends on what type of package you plan on purchasing.
If you are a regular client with a monthly package, we respect fixed schedules we set together. Honoring our regular clients is our priority, and in case of unexpected circumstances, we cater to them first.
However, we aim to help one-time, project-based customers, as well, and the turnaround time for such tasks is up to 72hrs.
What methods of payment are available?
We accept PayPal for any purchases made via Podcast Assistance website.
Can I gift your services to someone?
Kudos to you if you are such a thoughtful friend or family member!
There is a range of services and different packages we offer so please contact us to see how we can help best.
How big is your team?
Hi, my name is Maya and I run Podcast Assistance. We are a boutique agency consisting of 6 professionals willing to help you with all aspects of your podcasting journey.
My job is managing the company, doing strategy, marketing and communications, and my colleagues do design, animation, audio engineering and editing, show notes and copywriting, and video editing for podcasts that also have video presentation. If you are in need of our services, please feel free to get in touch.
Can you help me grow my audience?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Based on your wishes and expectations, we would set a strategy and short-term and long-term goals. With proper management, your podcast will have organic growth, and if that is not enough, we can always speed things up with some clever marketing tricks.
If we work together do I have to let you handle all the aspects of my (future) podcast, or can I choose what I want outsourced?
Absolutely! You can choose what you wish to outsource to our team. We will be glad to help.
If you know what you want outsourced email us, and if you are not completely sure, let’s set up a discovery call to see how we can help.
Can we get to know each other before we start working together?
Sure! Hi, my name is Maya and I run Podcast Assistance. You can read more about me here.
If you have some doubts about starting a podcast, or would like to discuss strategy for an existing one, you can contact me to set up a 30min discovery call.
Do you do social media management for podcasts?
Yes! Social media management is a big part of what we do at Podcast Assistance, and would be happy to assist you in outsourcing this task so that you can focus on recording.
Over at our Instagram page we feature a wide spectrum of podcasts under #PodWeLove hashtag. You can get a taste of what you can expect design wise, but also contact us for the terms under which your podcast can be featured.
Can I have a custom GIF or a custom GIF sticker made for me?
We’ll try to keep this updated, but as you are reading this, we have passed 4 million views on our official Podcast Assistance Giphy channel. What does that mean for you? Well, 2 things:
- We are good at making GIFs that people like to use, and we can create one for you.
- You can get a personalized sticker that you and your listeners can use for your social media accounts. Give your listeners a sense of community by allowing them to showcase their support.
Get in touch here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help me with technical aspects of my podcast?
Yes! Here at Podcast Assistance we can help you choose the proper equipment for your podcast no matter if you are looking for budget-friendly or high-end options.
Also, together we can analyze your current set up and help you improve it.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact page, or email us at email@example.com
Do you handle podcasts in languages other than English?
At the moment, we only cater to podcasts in English language. We hope to add more languages in the future.
What is the price range of your services?
Packages start at $399. For a full list of services and prices, please click here.
Do I need both audio and video for my podcast?
Video is a great addition to your podcast and opens a variety of possibilities.
If you would like to learn more about it, you can find more in this article.
Do I need a professional studio to record my podcast?
Although it’s nice to record a podcast in a professional studio, it is not necessary.
You can achieve excellent results in the comfort of your home or office, too.
Should you need help setting this up, get in touch with us.