How to Gain Experience While Looking for Your First Client

In today’s episode, we’re chatting about how to gain experience while looking for your first client so if you’re a newbie to the podcast management world, then this episode is for you. 

Record your own episodes to practice edit/do shownotes/etc. on – One of the easiest things you can do to learn how to become a podcast manager is to record quick little snippets of yourself talking about a topic and use that to learn how to edit. You can then write up shownotes from this mini-episode to display in your portfolio until you get actual client examples. 

Do work in exchange for a testimonial – Now I know many people don’t advise doing this but honestly, there is definitely no harm in doing this. I would say don’t work for free more than 3-5 times because you absolutely deserve to be paid for your work, newbie or not but this will help you get your foot in the door and start getting experience. 

Offer a discounted rate for one episode in exchange for a testimonial – Another good way to start getting experience is to offer a discounted rate for one episode so editing, shownotes, pulling audiograms/quotes, etc. Then in turn they get a discount and you get some money plus a testimonial to share. 

Pair up with an agency – There are a lot of podcast agencies (like me) who are always on the hunt for more team members. A lot of our current team didn’t have too much experience before working with us and now they’re complete rockstars. 

Now I’d love to hear from you, are you still struggling to get your first client? Have you tried any of the above tactics? Let me know over on Instagram @jenny.suneson  

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