So, you want to start a Podcast? I mean, if WE can do it you can do it, right? Yes! By now, we feel like podcasting pros (jk, we are far from it)... But, we do know a thing or two on how to get started! Check this out!
The first, and probably most important thing that you need to do, is just START! Find something you feel passionate about, something you can really really go all in on, and pick up the mic! I will say, be sure your topic isn't too much of a niche', you don't want to run out of things to talk about. If your passion does seem too specific, do some brainstorming to see if you can expand it and what might fit together nicely with your overall dream.
Next, you need to decide if you are flying solo or bringing on a co-host. You can always change your mind, but it's a good idea to make that decision upfront. Now that you've got the who figured out, it's time to find your platform! We love anchor, it's free and easy to use, but there are plenty of hosting sites out there that can make your dream a reality.
What tools/equipment do you need to start? Honestly, you don't need anything too fancy. Sure, there are hundreds of high-tech setups out there and I'm sure your show can benefit from all of them, but don't let that hold you back. We literally started our show on an iPhone, at a dining room table. You can evolve as time goes on... and that goes for your show in general, not just your equipment! It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has be... and then evolve.
Are you going to have guests? Or just talk to your audience one on one? Guests are a wonderful addition to any show to keep the content interesting and provided value from different perspectives. Start brainstorming who your audience will be, and who you know that may be a good fit as a guest. Starting with people you know can help ease your nerves and get you used to interviewing... it's harder than it seems! If you decide on no guests, just be sure to keep things fresh and switch it up to keep your audience engaged.
Once you just start, it's time to find your flow. You have your overall topic, but laying out what the topic will be for each episode is important as well. Then, I would recommend writing an outline for each topic. This will help you stay on track and make sure you don't miss anything you really want to cover. Staying organized, but flexible, is key in producing an excellent show!
Tahdah! It's that simple to get rolling! The work comes after, but we know you are up for it. You could be an overnight success, or it may be a slow climb, but never forget why you started your show and the message and value you want to bring to your audience.
The world needs to hear your voice! So, what are you waiting for?