Podcasting has never been easier and more accessible than it is today. The world of podcasting is constantly changing, with innovations in technology making it easier for anyone to start their own show. If you want to start your own podcast, there’s a lot that goes into it – from deciding what type of show to do, editing and mixing the episodes, picking music and sound effects – but if you follow our step-by-step guide below, we can help make the process as simple as possible.
What are the podcast types?
Before we get started, you might be wondering how to determine what type of podcast you want to start. Although the answer to this largely depends on your own personal interests, there are a number of different types of podcasts that you can choose from depending on your topic area. Here’s a brief overview:
News or journalism: In a way, these two are fairly similar – either way, the idea is to report current events and news stories.
How much does it cost to start a podcast?
A good rule of thumb is to budget at least $300 to start your podcast. While this may sound like a lot, it’s something that you can work into your regular monthly budget and spread out over time. Remember too, that podcasting is a startup business, so you’ll have costs against you in the form of equipment and hosting.
Who can I ask for advice on how to start a podcast?
Any experienced podcaster will be able to give you excellent advice on how to best start your own show. Always remember that the world of podcasting is small and close-knit, so keep in mind that any podcast you reach out to may even be able to refer you to other potential hosts who can offer even better advice!
What are the steps for recording and editing my first episode of my new show?
To record your first episode, you have two choices – you can either record in person, or record over Skype. For both of these options, you will need a USB microphone. (We’ll discuss USB vs XLR mics below.) A good place to start is with a Blue Yeti microphone, which has excellent sound quality and is reasonably priced.
Promoting A Podcast
Where can I advertise and promote my new show online, offline, and in person with flyers, posters, or even postcards at local businesses or organizations?
You can advertise on sites like iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher – all of which offer free promotion to help you get the word out about your show. Also, you can promote your show online through social media such as Twitter and Facebook, or on forums such as Reddit. You can also check out services such as Spokeo to find places where you want to be considered for advertising possible.
For offline promotion, flyers are a good option because they are cheap and effective to pass around.
Almost any subject can be the topic for a podcast, but the type of show you want to have will depend largely on what your own personal interests are. For instance, if you’re an experienced graphic designer, then a podcast might be a great way to engage with potential clients and share your knowledge. Podcasting has never been easier and more accessible than it is today!