How To Set Up A Podcast On Your First Try
With Talkshoe, it’s easy to create as many different podcasts as you want, discover your niche, or just have fun doing whatever you want. But if you’re the kind of person that would rather start things off the right way and learn as you go, this article is for you.
If you want to learn how to set up a podcast the right way, the first place you need to start with a pen and paper, away from your computer. It may seem strange, but starting at the absolute beginning will ensure that you aren’t backtracking a few weeks or months down the line. So take a moment to grab a notepad, clear some time during the day, and keep reading.
1) Think ahead about what topics your podcast will cover
This step is a simple but important one. What will your podcast be about? What topics will it cover? Will it have guests? Why will it be something worth listening to? This step is mostly just about thinking about the nitty-gritty things that you haven’t thought about yet. Why? Because that is what separates the good podcasts from the great ones.
2) Have A Plan For The Future Of The Podcast
Having a rough plan is better than having no plan at all. Now that you have thought about what your podcast will be about, it’s time to create a rough roadmap for the future. Think about what you want your podcast to look like in a month, and 6 months, and a year. Will you host a special episode during Christmas, or talk about school in September? Famous podcasts often have a content calendar that spans several months into the future, and you should try to do the same.
As you continue with your podcasts you will learn new things, so don’t be afraid of changing your plan if you think of a better idea. Plans can always change depending on any new information you get, but the important thing is to always have a plan.
3) Take Baby Steps Towards Your Goal
Don’t feel discouraged if, after everything you’ve done, your podcast is rejected from a top directory like iTunes. You’ve got a good idea and a roadmap for the future, so what you need to do now is fine tune. Get a couple of podcasts under your belt, ask a guest to join you from time to time, and learn the ins and outs of the actual craft of podcasting. Learning how to set up a podcast takes time.
4) Ask For Help When You Get Stuck
There will inevitably be times where you don’t know what to do, and that is okay! People don’t usually learn best inside a vacuum, so feel free to reach out to TalkShoe Support if you have any question or feedback about our service. You can also reach out to other, more experienced podcasters, such as the ones on TalkShoe’s directory. You’ll find that whether it is in person at a podcaster meetup, or just online, podcasters are a very helpful and supportive community.
5) And Finally… Keep Going!
The life of a podcaster is a winding one. There is no one way to success, and no one can do the job for you. The best podcasters out there today have a production schedule that they swear by, no matter what their actual publishing frequency is. So whatever your schedule looks like, make sure you stick by it no matter what.