How to Start Your Own Podcast-2020


YouTube and other channels are already populated with great competition. If you want some easy way to earn money, podcast maybe a good choice for you. It will take some time but due to low competition, you are likely to have more chances to win.

What is Podcasting?

To easily understand a podcast, we can consider it as an audio blog.  Unlike a blog, you publish your episodes and each episode covers a specific topic.

Radio was popular before TV came and podcasting came before YouTube.  Nowadays when everyone is starting his YouTube channel to make money, the competition is becoming harder. There are 50 50 chances to win or lose. Why don’t you look at the other side and start a podcast?

How does it work?

When you listen to a podcast, you may not know how a person records it for you.  There are a few technical steps that you’d take to publish an episode.

Though each step has flexibility, for now, let us know how it simply works:

  1. You record audio for episode
  2. Upload Files to podcast host
  3. Submit podcast for public

Within each step, there are a lot of details that you question:

  • How to record Audio?
  • What are the best topics for podcasting?
  • Where to find a host for podcasting?
  • And many more …

Don’t worry, I am going to give you all details in this post.

Benefits of Podcasts

You know the hustles to start a podcast but don’t ignore the benefits.

As an audio blogger:

  • You should create content that is easy to consume
  • Your content can be monetized
  • You can reach a new audience that doesn’t read blog posts
  • Use podcast as another intermediate for your business

If you are a shy person who fears the camera, a podcast can be the best choice for you. You don’t need any camera to start, just a microphone, content and a platform to publish your podcast.

Do you know?

“You might have the best face for radio.”

Podcasts can help you in business growth as well. You are not going to succeed overnight. Of course, it will take some time but if you are consistent and work hard for it, you are going to get where you want.

Start Your Own Podcast

I mentioned earlier each episode in a podcast covers a specific topic. Therefore, finding a new topic is your job. You can choose a specific niche and talk about it to your audience.

What steps you’d take to start a blog?

  • Select a niche
  • Create Content
  • Publish Posts

You will need to do the same for the podcast: find a niche, create content, publish episodes.

How to select a niche?

Niche is like a category. Niche selection helps you to understand what topic are you going to talk about. You can choose any niche according to you.

For example:

You can start a podcast about

  • Motivational Content
  • Entertainment
  • Knowledge

Brand Name Selection

The next step after choosing your niche is brand name selection. You will have a public name to get recognized easily. It could be anything you want.

Find Host to upload podcast files

It could take you some bucks to buy hosting for the podcast but don’t miss out on the free channels.

If you don’t want to spend money on hosting, you can still create a podcast using anchor FM.

Go and signup with anchor and set up your profile.

How to record contents?

You might be thinking of a proper set up like a recording studio but that’s not the case. You can start a podcast with your smartphone.

  • Get a good microphone
  • Record audio
  • Upload it to anchor App/website

Anchor does not have premium audio editing features. So, I’d not recommend recording using an anchor. You can use Audacity or any audio recording and editing software and use it to create professional episodes.

Promoting your podcast

Once you have published your content, the next step is to promote it. You can use social media to promote your content.

  • Create pictures/thumbnails in Canva
  • Write Nice Description
  • Share on social media platforms

Social media will give you the opportunity to grab the audience’s attention.

You can use social media to reach more audiences. Here are some effective social media platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram (Short Video Or image)
  • Twitter
  • TikTok (Video Platform)

Besides just using social media you can also use some famous directories like:

Monetizing your Podcast

After getting the audience, monetizing is the next step. You can monetize your podcasts, add ads in your episodes, and make money. Due to low competition, there are more chances to win at podcasting.  If you want to start now, that is a good time.

Written by Awais Ahmad

I am a Digital evangelist and have been working with different web technologies and Digital Marketing scenarios.

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