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Podcasting is a black box. Audio goes in, something happens, and if you’re lucky, you get your intended outcome.

But what if luck didn’t have to play a part in it? What if you could get a peek inside the box?

You can’t read the label from inside the bottle

You spend time on your podcast, week in, week out, recording, editing, polishing, publishing, promoting. So when do you get the time to stand back and see your work from a new listener’s perspective?

A podcast health check can help answer some of the questions around your podcast’s audience, performance, and growth potential. It’s not about finding what’s “wrong” with your podcast, but instead uncovering ways to make it even 10% more brilliant.

Here’s what a health check will get into

  • The podcast and episode metadata
  • Your web presence
  • Show format (intros, outros, calls-to-action, etc)
  • The “sound and feel” (mic technique, mixing, music, etc)
  • Which bits of your episodes listeners are skipping
  • How well your content serves the needs of your audience
  • Social media and other marketing channels

What does a podcast health check look like?


How will this checkup help?

You’ll get an honest analysis of your show, from someone who’s been making podcasts for thought-leaders and entrepreneurs since 2008. The report is packed with tips and ideas you might not have considered, as well as insights and data from within the podcasting industry.

If your growth has stalled, this health check will give you actionable advice to kick it back into gear. What it won’t do is try and change your podcast into something that doesn’t fit.

Hiya 👋 I’m Mark

I’m a podcast consultant and coach who’s helped thousands of creators around the globe get their start or improve their show.

As well as helping best-selling authors, TV personalities, and influencers make their own podcasts, I’ve been an indie content creator for as long as I’ve had an Internet connection. So I know how hard it is to go it alone, or to keep following a path without knowing if it’s the right one.

Your podcast is a labour of love

You’re not retiring on the income from your podcast, I know that. It can be hard to invest money into something if it doesn’t offer a timely return… especially when times are tight.

But this is your chance to get ahead – to get clarity on your podcast’s positioning and its opportunities to grow into something that can reward you. The insights you’ll gain from this checkup will help you become a better, more effective podcaster.

And because my recommendations help you build long-lasting trust, you’ll forge a stronger bond with each listener, and watch them graduate from faceless follower to true fan.

Pricing and payment

I have three options:

  • Mini checkup (£240): A video review of your podcast’s packaging and first few minutes of audio.
  • Full checkup (£480): I’ll perform a comprehensive review of your podcast and send you a document link with a walkthrough video.
  • Checkup + consult (£640): All the above + an hour-long call to help you implement any recommendations.

Payment plans are available for both options, to help you spread the cost.

What happens next

Once you’ve booked your health check, you’ll receive results in 5-10 days. Everything in your report is confidential, and won’t be shared with anyone else. However you’re free to share it with whoever you like.

The report may contain recommendations for ways to improve your content or presentation. You can continue to work with me to implement these recommendations, or work through them with your team.

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It's impossible to know what you don't know. When you're busy with the grind of making a weekly podcast, it's very hard to find an opportunity to stop and take a broader view of how things are going or where improvements can be made. So Mark provides that overview.
—Zoe Edwards, Host, Check Your Thread
Mark gently invited me to consider having a format, structure, and revisiting my expectations for it. He also indulged my playful side, encouraging me to channel something more of myself into the podcast, as well as having those boundaries to contain what/who the podcast is for.
—Chris Kenworthy, Transformative coach
Some people instinctively make good ideas better, they can't help but elevate; Mark is one of them. This is the kind of personality everyone needs on their side - especially in this industry because podcasting can be a lonely and relentless business.
—Lucy Clayton, Author and podcaster, Dress: Fancy