Podcasts have been around forever. Literally! And they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon. This might be the perfect opportunity to start your podcast about something that you are passionate about, which is the first key step when getting started. If you wan’t to know how to start a podcast, then keep reading!
Have a passion!
Being passionate about the topic you are talking about is probably the most important thing. It’s common sense, but it needs to be said. How are you gonna talk about something for hours and not be passionate about it? It just doesn’t happen. We all have a passion, and it doesn’t really matter what it is.
Your podcast is a brand. Your brand needs a good name and a good logo. They need to be grabbing the attention of your audience. Choose something catchy and memorable. Something that’s gonna resonate with them and get them hooked right away.
Format, Structure, and Plan
Now you need to decide on a few other things. Video podcast or an audio podcast? What’s your schedule going to be? How long will each episode be? You’ll also need to plan everything related to your content. The beautiful thing about all of this is that you have the freedom to do whatever you feel like. And remember that content is always king. The other things still matter, but the content will always determine your success.
Record, Broadcast, and Edit
On the more technical side of things, you’ll need things like a good microphone, a video chat of your choice, and other programs that are gonna be very useful when it comes to producing the desired quality of your podcast.
Grow Your Audience
This is probably the hardest thing to do on this list, and it definitely is the most important. First of all, it’s crucial that you have a website (WordPress). Remember that this is a business, and you’ll be taken more seriously by your audience, potential sponsors, and everyone else. Also, remember to engage with your audience so that they feel more connected, and you create a real community.
There are a few ways you can monetize a podcast. One of these ways is sponsorships. However, you’ll need quite a big following to do that. Another way would be to create kind of a business around your podcast. For example, you could build up your personal brand around that podcast.
And most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process!