7 Easy Steps To Start Your Own Podcast
Now more than ever there are a number of ways to get your voice, your ideas, your creations out to the people and one of the fastest growing ways to do so is via podcasting. We’ve already given you a list of some of the top podcasts repping The Culture so it’s only right we give you a quick checklist to help you join their ranks.
- DEVELOP YOUR PODCAST
What’s your idea? What’s your vision? Who are your potential listeners? What void are you filling? What makes your take unique? Answers those questions and you can develop and hone your show from there.
- COME UP WITH A NAME
Make it catchy, make it easy to remember, and easy to search on Google!
- PLAN YOUR INITIAL EPISODES
Come up with your format, topics, even write a script so you can a feel for how your show will flow. And don’t just plan the initial episode, map out 3-4 to get a feel for your topic and its longevity and so when you decide to decide on recording you can hit the ground running and not have to worry about struggling to create your second and third episodes.
- GET YOUR EQUIPMENT AND START RECORDING
There are a lot of different ways you can go about recording a podcast without breaking the bank on equipment. The most important thing is to get a good sounding microphone and you can find a good one for around $100. Second is the software. Audacity is a free editing and recording software tool used by many podcasters that works on Windows and Macs.
- PUBLISH YOUR PODCAST
Publish your podcast to iTunes the largest podcast aggregator on the planet. All you have to do is go to ITunes Podcast Connect and follow their instructions and you’ll be good to go. But don’t forget other podcast sites like Soundcloud and Stitcher. Leave no outlet behind!
- PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE
As outlined by the previous steps, getting a podcast up and running and out to the world is not as complicated as one might think which means a lot of people are doing it and you’ll have to grind to make sure your voice is heard. Network and interact with your listeners through social media and don’t be afraid to spend a little bit of money promoting. GRIND.
- START THINKING ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS
Once you’re up and running and begin building traction for your podcast you can start thinking about what’s next like creating more shows, gaining more listeners, and finally moving towards monetization.
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