Learning how to start a podcast in a step-by-step process is simple when you know what you are doing. Pete McPherson of Do You Even Blog helps us to learn how to start our own podcast easily.
Now is the best time to start a podcast and you have come to the right place to learn how to do so. I break down the steps with the podcast expert, Pete McPherson.
He and I will share a step-by-step process to make sure you are on your way to creating a podcast.
When Pete isn’t busy with his three side hustles plus his weekly podcast teaching online business, he is helping people accomplish the task of creating a podcast.
The first thing Pete and I would tell you is to start your podcast now! If you are at all considering having a podcast, don’t put it off for sometime in the future.
There is no time like the present. AND, Pete and I believe we should have started our podcasts years earlier. Imagine where you would be today if you started your podcast a year ago!
Here, he lays out the steps how to start a podcast.
Why You Should Start a Podcast Today
There are many reasons to start a podcast but this is a big one. With multiple millions of bloggers, blogs and YouTube channels, there are only roughly one million podcasts.
Think about how much work goes into creating and managing a YouTube channel! Podcasts are super easy to produce and it builds trust with your listeners.
People feel like they know you on a more intimate level than watching a video or reading a blog. Remember, when people are reading blogs or watching videos, they are at their computer or their phone.
When listening, they could be running, working, cleaning or driving. It puts you in a more intimate setting with your listeners while they focus on your voice.
The best time to start is now and here is the step-by-step process to begin.
Steps How to Start a Podcast
Podcast Creation Step #1: Figure out your topic and your target audience.
The first step you need to take is to figure out what your topic and target audience will be.
Think about things that you love to do or talk about. What do you want to teach people or help them with, and go from there. Nailing down what you can offer people is a good place to start when designing your podcast show.
A way to help you is to figure out who your audience, or avatar, is and you do this by asking yourself questions like:
- What does the one person, who will be the listener to your show look like?
- What do they do for a living
- What are they looking to gain, etc. from the podcast.
When you have your ideal “avatar” you can then cater your podcast to that target.
Podcast Creation Step #2: Understand what you need and what you don’t need.
Getting started podcasting, we all think we need the best equipment, best microphones, most expensive hosting, etc. This is NOT true.
There are no rules that say you need to purchase high-end equipment, especially to get started with your own podcast. What you need to do to get started are a few things:
- A microphone to capture your audio
- A computer to hold the audio
- Audio editing software to edit the podcast episodes
- A hosting company that will distribute the audio to the audience and apps.
You need a way to capture audio, so start with the microphone. You can spend about $100 on the ATR2100X or a Rode PodMic, or even something cheaper and simpler like this Wireless Microphone Headset. It doesn’t matter what you buy, as long as it works.
Next, you will want to make sure you have a good hosting site like Redcircle.
They are a free podcast hosting company that Du