In today’s episode, I’m addressing a frequently asked question that I often see in the podcast manager community and that is “Can I still be a podcast manager without offering editing?” So let’s dive in.
The short answer to this question is yes, it’s totally possible, and let me tell you why.
If you’ve been around for a bit, you might have heard me say in the past that I didn’t learn how to edit until late 2020 after being a podcast manager since mid-2019.
When I first niched down to podcast management, I immediately brought on an audio editor to help with editing so that I could handle the shownotes, graphics, guest management, and pretty much every other aspect of the process.
I know you may feel like you can’t afford to outsource the editing portion, but I just factored my editor’s rates into my own so that they could get paid a fair rate without me sacrificing income as well so it’s definitely possible to not do the editing yourself but still be able to provide it for your clients.
Now, you may not want to bring on another person to your team, and that’s okay too. I have several clients who already have editors that they have been working with for years and they outsource everything else to us so you can certainly find clients who don’t need the editing portion and just need everything else you have to offer.
You can also partner up with someone who offers editing services and work together on the client where they do the editing and you do everything else for the client so that’s an option too without having to have the editing completely in-house.
So I’d love to know, if you’re not planning on offering editing services yourself, what avenue will you be taking? I’d love to hear from you. Send me a DM to @jenny.suneson and let’s chat.