New Service: PodcastSOP
“On 07/17/2020, Alecia Sanfilippo and I announced PodMatch, which changed our lives. Today, we have another huge announcement to make. We just launched another solution for podcasters, https://PodcastSOP.com! Over the past 12 months, I talked to as many podcasters as possible to learn about the problems they face. I made an alarming discovery: 90% of people who start a podcast fail/stop within the first year. I began exploring why this happened, and I found that stopping/failing is mainly due to stress caused by a lack of organization and systems around releasing episodes. That’s the solution that PodcastSOP provides: It’s project management software specifically designed to help podcasters keep their episode releases organized, simplified, and on time. A few hundred podcast hosts have joined already, and we’re receiving amazing feedback that it’s helping! I couldn’t be more excited about this project and thrilled that it’s helping fill a major need!” – Alex Sanfilippo (Founder of PodPros.com)
Official Press Release:
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – Software aimed to serve podcast hosts as their dedicated project management system for releasing podcast episodes has been launched by the creators of PodMatch. Called PodcastSOP, the software is specifically designed to help podcasters manage the workflow that goes into releasing upcoming episodes of their show. Alex Sanfilippo of PodMatch, a podcast booking service that automatically matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews, announced the official launch of this additional service, saying, “When I polled more than 1,000 podcasters who ended their shows, I found that one of the primary reasons that they stopped podcasting was due to stress caused from a lack of organization and systems, and that’s precisely what PodcastSOP helps with.”Sanfilippo noted that he performed extensive research on the lifespan of podcasters. “What I learned was alarming, in that 90% of people who launch a podcast stop before they reach the one-year mark of their show. The mission of PodcastSOP is to help more than just 10% continue for longer than one year.”Features included with PodcastSOP consist of creating episode templates, adding episode checklists to complete, setting deadlines, uploading unlimited files, adding team members, commenting on specific tasks, and much more. From the pre-launch week came great feedback that has generated significant support for PodcastSOP, as follows:
- “PodcastSOP is seriously a game-changer! I don’t know how these guys always come up with the most needed software in the podcasting industry!” – Josh Tapp, Founder of Podcast Multipliers and host of.
- “With the explosive growth in podcasting, it’s exciting to see a new resource like PodcastSOP help podcasters of all levels.” – Harry Duran, Founder of FullCast and Host of Podcast Junkies.
- “Finally! A systems-based, time-saving software specifically for podcasters to help them manage their workflow! Thanks, PodcastSOP!” – Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire.
Prior to launching, PodcastSOP conducted a three-month alpha test with 100 podcasters ranging from beginners to seasoned show hosts to learn what the podcast industry needed in project management software. During those 90 days, Sanfilippo and the team implemented recommendations and enhanced the product to be the ideal solution for all podcasters regardless of their experience level. The latter part of the new software’s name comes from one of its noteworthy features, called the Template Gallery, which allows users to select a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) from popular podcasters to manage their show like industry leaders. They can also adjust the template and make it their own with just a click of a button. The first project management software specifically for podcasters, PodcastSOP is currently available at an introductory rate of $6.00 (USD) per month after a 45-day free trial.