A Podcasting guide by Podcasters for (new) Podcasters.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] side gig you may start now (or later) is a podcast. Podcasting has been a rave lately and that also means many people are well aware of it as an added option to building their personal brand or business.
There are a lot of podcasters out there. You will find them on the major podcasting platforms such as iTunes podcast etc. However, as a new podcaster, succeeding in podcasting is not about the platform you use but more about you. This means you need to have a clear goal (or goals) about what your podcast will be about and what you want to achieve with it. Instead of focusing on the rewards from podcasting, focus on what impact you really want to make and what difference you want to bring to the podcasting world.
Here are podcasting guides (resources) that I have found for you. These are made available by podcasters who have been doing podcasting for more than 3 years.
1. How to Start a Successful Podcast (For Under $100). [Read here]
2. How To Podcast: The Ultimate Guide to Podcasting. [Read here]
3. How to Start a Podcast: Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial. [Read here]
4. How to Start Your Podcast: Tools and Tips. [Read here]
5. How to Start a Podcast in 6 Steps. [Read here]
6. How to Promote Your New Podcast. [Read here]
Make sure you actually follow the guide and try not to get stuck in the details. The details matter. However, use them to start not to serve as roadblocks or perfectionism.
Also, if those details seem to be a lot of you, I suggest you find a mentor to show you the ropes. Once you find a mentor, you will be able to learn his/her mistakes and learn faster.
You may be wondering, what would I podcast about? You can find a problem that’s common/unique to people of which solution is being sorted after. This should be a problem you know how to solve and create content for them that solves this problem for them. This means finding your audience first before trying to sell anything.
Don't be in such a rush to start that you fail to do what is necessary to your success.
Image source: Ben Koorengevel