In episode 40 of The Podcast Podcast, I wanted to share with you guys some real-life examples about why batching is the greatest thing in the entire world. When you batch your content, you’re going to have so much more time on your hands. Today, I am going to be talking all about batching for your podcast and how to spend time getting in the zone!
In case this is your first time tuning in, let me introduce myself. My name is Tara Counterman. I’m the founder and CEO of Profitable Podcast Productions, the creator of Profitable Podcast School and basically, 1000% obsessed with helping online entrepreneurs step out of the busywork, stop struggling for paying clients and actually get their message out there.
So if you’re ready to dive into this episode and hear more about why batching is the greatest tool ever, check out the points I share below! And for even more juicy details, listen to ALL of episode 40 of The Podcast Podcast on your fave streaming platform.
My husband and I love spending time in the kitchen whether that is cooking or baking. Sometimes we will take on a little bit more than we can chew, especially when days are really busy. Over the summer we were getting a lot of zucchini in our garden and we weren’t eating them fast enough. So, we decided to take a day and batch a whole bunch of zucchini lasagnas. We got our ingredients and made nine zucchini lasagnas. This was great and we thought about doing this more often because there are days where we are really busy and we were able to pull a zucchini lasagna out of the fridge to bake it. We wanted to figure out how else we can do this but of course, like anyone, it takes more than one time to learn something. I started to realize that what we were doing was literally just batching. I was doing what I preach in all my content creation tips but this time just in the kitchen.
Batching is one of the best things you can do for yourself because it means more time. For example, when I make a loaf of bread, I have to get all the ingredients together before making it. In your podcast, this is just you getting your mic setup and getting your ideal recording situation ready if you do voice warm-ups. If you have talking points, you have to prepare that or if you’re recording with video, you have to get that ready. When you can batch, you’re able to save more time and create way less work for yourself. If you’re doing the editing, you can sit down and edit multiple videos at once so that it is done in one day and not four days. It takes time to mentally check in to a task and every time we switch tasks, we lose about 15 minutes of focused work time. I believe that when you create batched content, it’s a lot more intentional. You can really look at all your offers, your services, and what it is that you want to focus on creating and selling.
It can be easy to go week by week and keep the pressure on yourself. When you can focus and zoom out to see the bigger picture, you’re going to feel so much better about your show and all your content. The best part that I learned about batching is that you can literally apply this to every single thing in your business and your life. When I learned about batching, I batched everything I could, whether it was errands or laundry, it saved so much time. It’s the little things that can give us more of our time back just by batching. When you have more of your time back, you can get so much more creative in the content that you’re creating, you can get more intentional, and the best part – you can get your life back.
I hope this episode was incredibly valuable for you all! I want you to give batching a shot and stay consistent with it. You won’t see major results in your freedom in the first month, it’s going to take some time but I promise it’s worth it. I am so happy I got to share the idea behind batching with you and I guarantee that if you spend time batching your content, you are going to feel so much better and it’s going to be more holistically integrated into your podcast show.
Don’t forget to tune in to episode 40 of The Podcast Podcast to hear ALL the details about the points I just outlined above!
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