Guest post by Riley Moore, co-creator of CrowdQuestion, the social hub that makes it easy for podcasters and other creators to engage with their crowds.
You’re no doubt aware of podcasting’s tremendous growth in the world in the past few years. Yet there has never been a social platform tailored specifically for them. Podcasters have been forced to attempt to build followings, gain awareness, and elevate revenue through social media platforms like Instagram.
While this may appear sufficient at first, it is nearly impossible to do so without having a following prior to creating your show. This is due to many reasons. Some of which include:
- Social engagement posts only reach 1-10% of followers on social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Podcasters are only able to post clips of episodes rather than full-length episodes.
- These social platforms also do not have clear avenues to download audio episodes or a way to sell merchandise or tickets.
- They also do not allow podcasters to build an email list from their social followings.
- Lastly, they are unable to provide robust information to their followers.
Fortunately, a new social platform by the name of CrowdQuestion is changing all of this.
CrowdQuestion is the only social platform tailored for the podcasting world focused on communication and connecting crowds to bring everyone closer to their community.
With CrowdQuestion, podcast hosts can:
- Create impactful experiences surrounding their podcasts
- Enhance audience interaction
- Provide robust information
- And easily connect with their community
Knowing CrowdQuestion will boost engagement and awareness surrounding any podcast, I’ll outline a breakdown of how the platform works below.
Let’s Get Technical: Setting up CrowdQuestion.
You start by creating a Channel for your podcast to hold Events for every episode. Include information and links about the podcast. Add additional Channel information, including whatever you would like with endless customizability through the Rich-Text/HTML editor or by embedding webpage links for the Channel and merchandise or ticketing. Add up to five(!) Co-Hosts if you’d like.
At this point, “Crowd Members” can search for and follow your Channel. When your channel is active, you can create Events for every episode. Each Event can be scheduled beforehand or after the episode has been released. Events can be made private with a defined pin, so only a select group can participate.
Each Event has information including an image, location, date and time, and description. Each Event can include additional information with infinite customizability through the Rich-Text/HTML editor or by embedding webpage links for the episode and merchandise or ticketing.
Hosts can record video to Dropbox, broadcast a livestream on YouTube, or embed recorded video within any Event alongside the Q&A. Crowd Members can view the livestream or embedded video from the list of questions as they engage in Q&A.
If listeners have yet to join CrowdQuestion, they can join to engage in seconds using the “Quick Join” feature by entering the Event’s Quick Join ID. You can also include guests who can also be asked dedicated questions they can answer on their own. They are provided with a login pin to view and answer questions directed at them.
Questions are displayed in an ordered list from highest to lowest rank based on Crowd voting to assist in showing what the Crowd has the most curiosity about, which saves a lot of time.
The questions can be asked and answered in audio, video, or written format. Hosts may also allow questions to be asked anonymously. All questions can be directed at all the hosts or guests, or at a specific host or guest. Questions can also be marked as “answered” if they were answered outside of the platform verbally on your podcast.
The platform provides many other additional features, including sending emails to all followers and exporting follower information. Hosts can send email announcements to all followers of a specific Channel or Event. Hosts can also export information about their followers, including their name and email to reach out beyond the platform.
Watch the video on how to host in CrowdQuestion:
Is CrowdQuestion Exactly What You’re Looking For?
Inspired by the good old MySpace days, CrowdQuestion users can create highly personalized profiles that can be created with endless possibilities using the Rich-Text/HTML Editor or by embedding webpages. If you can think it, you can create it.
The platform also has a feed designed to enhance engagement. The feed enables you a powerful way to communicate with those following you daily and extend awareness to those following your followers.
Ask daily questions to your Crowd in audio, video, or written format. You can also answer questions from members of your Crowd in audio, video, or written format. Even send daily announcements to keep Crowd members in the loop and share content using the Rich-Text/HTML editor with countless embeddable integrations.
CrowdQuestion is a platform every podcaster should be utilizing. Not only is it a powerful way to connect with your listeners, it’s also free to use! Being specifically tailored for podcasters, Crowdquestion absolutely provides immense value to the entire podcasting community.
Riley Moore, the 26-year old CEO of RM4Tech, the one and only completely family-owned and family-run software company, has used his mix of technical and business influences to bring his creative vision to life. RM4Tech’s first solution, DirectSuggest the Suggestion Box Reimagined, is enabling employees to use their voice to change the world throughout the world. Their second solution CrowdQuestion is a new social communication platform focused on connecting crowds to bring everyone closer to their community. His passion to empower individuals to use their creativity and voice to make a difference in the world is what drives him.
Riley’s love for podcasting encouraged the creation of The Moore You Know Podcast. Along with his podcast, Riley released the Amazon Best-Seller entitled The Moore You Know: A Young Man’s Guide To Developing A Life Of Significance And Fulfillment. He hopes to impact the world through entrepreneurship, podcasting, and writing like those who inspired him.