Well, if you want to start online business, you should try podcasting once. You don’t need a lot of money or technical knowledge to start .
A podcast is a recording of audio discussion on a specific topic, like business or travel, that can be listened to. With Google Podcasts, you can find and listen to the world’s podcasts for free. When your podcast is “on Google,” listeners can find and play your podcast on many different Google services.
How to start a podcast?
Podcasting can also help you build a reputation from scratch and position yourself as an authority in your niche. You can drive traffic to your online store, through backlinks in podcast directories as well as directing your listeners to visit your site at the end of each episode of the podcast. Listeners can listen to your podcast on iTunes or spotify. This medium is a perfect way of deliver your daily dose of inspiration to your listeners.
Starting a podcast isn’t difficult, but there are a number of steps you’ll need to go through.
1. Choose a topic
If you want to start a podcast, the first thing you need to choose is a perfect niche/topic as per your interest. Feel free to get your notebook out and write everything what you want to speak like a professional. Try to speak for 100+ episodes and the topic must be more specific. You can always expand your topic later as you get more popular.
2. Pick a co-host
It can be much easier for you if someone of your knowledge like a friend, partner, relative wants to cost host you with. You will naturally have a more engaging conversation if you both share your points of view on a topic. It can also be helpful to have someone to keep things on track. You’ll want to make sure both of you committed to it for the long term. And it helps to set a schedule from the beginning so you know when you will be recording every week.
3. Choose a name
- Make it short and sweet. Sometimes being simple and direct is best
- Use a play on words
- Incorporate your brand name
- Convey the tone
- Consider the search-ability
- Think about word-of-mouth discovery
- Say your podcast’s name out loud–a lot
- Get feedback from your network.
4. Show format
Many professionals claims that certain length are perfect for podcasting. You don’t need 1 hour podcast because people don’t want to hold much longer. An average podcast is about 25-35 minutes.
There are 5 minutes and 6-hour podcasts. Find whatever you are suitable of.
- Logo specification
- Approved colors
- Approved fonts
- Brand identity
- Voice and tone
Now, we will need to go few things prepared before launching your podcast.
Create cover art
Your cover art is the first impression most people will see as they browse through Apple Podcasting or their favorite podcast app. It’s might also be the image someone sees when you share your show on social media. You’ll get hundreds of different designers to produce a draft – then you can choose the ones you like to have them further refined.
Get a professional intro
Starting with a good intro, you can easily inspire many of your listeners afterwards.
Get a microphone
Audio quality is important but it doesn’t have to cost a ton to get a good quality microphone for podcasting. Having a good quality of microphones helps your voice clean.
6. Recording & Editing
If you haven’t used editing software before, you must start using editing software now. Its necessary to edit your podcast to attract your listener.
Create a template
Before you get started, it will be much easier if you create a template that you can reuse every time you record a podcast episode. Keep in mind this will look different depending on your episode format – create a template that works for you.
Edit Your Episode
There are a couple things you can easily set up once (and save in your template) that will make your voice sound much better.
7.Get A Podcast Host
Purchase an account on any of the host you like.
8. Upload it!
Upload your first episode.