How To Start A Podcast: Podcasting 101 for Beginners

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Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide due to its high impact. Statistically speaking, podcasting is growing by leaps and bounds as it is the most intimate way to consume content.

From a financial perspective, 51% of monthly active podcast listeners in the U.S. have an annual household income of at least $75,000 compared to 38% of the general population.

As this is a growing content platform, it means it’s a great opportunity for you to reach out to your target audience in one of the most effective ways.

This Podcasting 101 guide will help you to launch your podcast in no-time. If you have been sitting on the sidelines and been thinking, should I launch my podcast and how should I do it, this guide is the answer to all your questions.

I have provided everything that you need for starting a podcast. So, grab a cup of coffee, bookmark this guide and get started.

The Steps of starting a podcast:

For the first-timer, these are the steps involved to launch your podcast. I have provided all the resources below which will help you to get everything in no-time. It’s better if you take one week to get all below mentioned basic stuff in place and then launch your podcast.

Here are the steps of starting a podcast

  1. Work on podcast name and niche
  2. Get your podcast cover image
  3. Get Podcast intro + outro music
  4. Get Podcasting equipment
  5. Create an environment and process
  6. Record your first podcast
  7. Get Podcast hosting
  8. Upload & publish your first podcast
  9. Publish your podcast on iTunes, Google podcast and more
  10. Promote Your Podcast

The #1 lesson before starting a podcast

Before you get started, let’s reinforce the idea and reason for which you are starting a podcast.

As the podcast is an exploding content platform and unlike blogging or video-blogging, it is less technical and solely relies on the knowledge that you want to share with the world. Since not a lot of people are doing it around you, it’s a great opportunity for you to be the first one to get started.

The podcast listener is on the rise and you can see from the below chart (even though it’s a bit old), the numbers are growing exponentially.

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This article was written by Harsh Agrawal and originally published on ShoutMeLoud.

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