Your Personal Branding
As a podcast host, you need to be a person of good repute and aligned with your podcast message
This includes having a professional LinkedIn profile as well as managing all your Social Media Accounts and Social Media Pages
On a personal level have a good reputation and public image
Also, network with those in your industry by all chance. Such include being in their slack events as well as attending some networking events.
Your podcast cover image must have a good design, that is appealing
The image must be related to your podcast theme with good colors
It must also be easy to upload to the podcasting platform.
Do not include a lot of text or fonts that are difficult to read,
The size iTunes accept is a minimum of 1400 x 1400 and a maximum of 3000 x 3000 pixels.
If you are not good at designing you can check on sites like Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, and Upwork.
It is always best to get something that is related to your business logo
Your podcast name and images must be professional and aligned
You should also consider adding Intros and Outros for your podcasts. If you do not know how to do it by yourself you can get Freelancers to do it for you
Above all the visual and audio aspects of your podcast must be top-notch. You might need the help of experts and reviewers on your content
Do not do it yourself. There are many people who can allow you to boost your brand
Consider investing in the services of a freelance designer for your cover artwork and the logo
Also, consider the audio artists for the perfect music for your podcast. All these people are skilled in their own unique ways and you need their assistance
For each episode, you will also need Podcast show notes. If you do not have time, there are many Freelancers on People Per Hour and Fiverr who can do that for you