Have you been itching to start your own podcast but have no freakin clue where to even begin? You have your content planned out and ready to go but you just need a little help with the ‘techy’ stuff and practical steps. Well, I got you my friend. This blog will give you the tools and resources to not only start your podcast but to also launch it!
Before we dive in, I want to share a bit about my own podcast The Raw Pod and why I started it.
The Raw Pod is a podcast dedicated to badass millennial women who are obsessed with personal and professional growth. The episodes range from workshop style episodes where I provide you with practical tips and tools on a specific topic, to my interview series with millennial women who openly share about their journey on starting their business.
I started The Raw Pod over a year ago just after quitting my first job as a lawyer with the purpose of sharing my personal experience as a young female professional and talking about topics that affect millennial women like you. The Raw Pod is all about open and raw conversations that allows you to feel seen and heard and also empowers you to achieve your biggest goals. You can tune into The Raw Pod by clicking here.
Now let’s dive in, shall we?
Step 1: Purchase your recording gear
You will need a microphone, headphones and a pop filter which you attach to your microphone to filter out any noise.
Here are links to the tools I use for recording:
- Microphone – https://amzn.to/31NnddD
- Pop filter – https://amzn.to/30KJd7l
- Headphones – https://amzn.to/31U952k
Or you can purchase a podcast starter kit and it will work out cheaper. Here is a link to a starter pack that you may like: https://amzn.to/2LO2mRD
Step 2: Choose a hosting platform
A hosting platform is where you upload your episodes, which then get distributed to the podcast platforms of your choice, i.e. itunes, google podcasts, soundcloud etc. There are many hosting platforms out these like Libsyn, Soundcloud and Buzzsprout. I personally use and recommend Buzzsprout. It’s really easy to use and pretty cheap. I pay $12aud per month, which allows me to post 3 hours of audio per month. This is more than enough for a weekly podcast show.
If you choose Buzzsprout as your hosting platform, feel free to use my referral link and you can get a $20 amazon voucher for signing up to a paid plan (hint: you can you this $20 voucher towards your podcast gear, I’m all about saving). https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=106576
Tip: Your podcast hosting platform has all the information you need on how to get started so be sure to check our their resources. It’s super easy and literally a click of a button to distribute your content on multiple platforms via your hosting site.
Step 4: Get yourself some intro and outro music
I purchased my intro and outro soundbite from audio jungle. They have a range of sounds that will suit the ‘vibe’ of your podcast. Click here to jump to audio jungle.
Step 5: Design your cover
I used Canva to create my podcast cover. I love Canva because it’s free and super easy to use.
Step 6: Choose your recording program
If you have a macbook you can use garage band to record, however I use a free program called audacity. You can download it via this link and it’s very simple to use. I use this program to record and edit all my podcast episodes.
Tip: I’m all about saving time so I here’s a practical tip that will save you loads of time. Record your intro and outro and save these audio clips in a separate folder on your computer so you can just import these into each episode you record.
Step 7: Marketing your podcast on social media
Creating visual sounds clips are the best way to market your podcast episodes on your social platforms. To create my visual sound clips I use the website called wavve. If you choose to use wavve feel free to use my referral link.
That’s it my friend, these are the steps you need to start and launch your podcast. It’s not as challenging as it looks and you will learn what works for you and what doesn’t along the way. I’m still learning so don’t get too overwhelmed and just jump in there and give it a go.
Now it’s time to record and upload your first episode. Wishing you all the best with your podcast.
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