Are you wondering how to get started making podcasts? No matter what your motivation might be, getting started is pretty much the same for everyone. To start your journey, read our quick and simple guide below.
Yes, you could make a podcast that is essentially a spoken diary, airing whatever ideas you have come to your mind on a given day. But if you are making your podcast for other, and not just yourself, you need to have a theme. This ensures that your podcast is focused, easy to find, and easy to connect with. What should your theme be? Something you are knowledgeable about and passionate about. Your will be making a commitment to at least complete a series of podcasts, so you need something that you will want to keep going with.
When you are just getting started, look into used equipment and cheaper options, knowing you can upgrade if you find that podcasting is right for you. You will need a microphone, audio editing software, and a computer. Chances are you have at least one of these items already, so you should be able to pick up the others without breaking the bank.
Having a script is important, even if you plan to heavily improvise. At the very least, you need an outline to ensure that each episode contains everything it needs. While spontaneity is good, and makes you feel authentic, you also must exercise quality control.
Whether you are tying it into your other business efforts or your podcast is flying solo, you need to market it. Most people will not just stumble across it, so use social media to help people find it. Once you drive up your traffic, word of mouth should help, but you will always need to maintain your marketing efforts.