It’s time to take action and turn your Podcast dream into reality!
Is “start a podcast” on your to-do list but you have no idea how to actually make it happen? Are you super passionate about your topic, itching to share it with the world and reach new audiences but the whole tech side of things is holding you back? Are you wanting to keep costs down but have no idea if this is possible? Well, let me share with you the easiest way to start your own podcast. I’m no tech wizard, so if I can do it, then trust me, so can you! You can check out my podcast “Conversations with an Instagram Coach” right HERE. I achieved a whopping 3,000+ downloads in the first month and it has made a huge difference in boosting the visibility of my brand and business. So isn’t it time YOU got your podcast off the ground?
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When it comes to equipment, don't stress about getting an expensive microphone on day one. Believe it or not, the microphone on your phone is actually good enough! Seriously, there's no need to spend a fortune on fancy gear, especially when you're just starting out. Give your phone's microphone a shot and you'll be amazed at how professional your audio can sound (this is what I'm using for my podcast). You can always consider investing in a dedicated microphone later on down the line when you're ready to take things to the next level.
For editing your audio, I highly recommend using Audacity. It's not only incredibly user-friendly but also completely free! With Audacity, you can easily highlight and delete any mistakes or unwanted parts in your recording. It even has a nifty feature that eliminates background noise, leaving you with a crisp and clear audio quality.
You can search through FMA (freemusicarchive.org) for free music to use in your Intro, Outro and Promo clips. Take your time to explore the diverse range of music available and find the perfect tracks that match the vibe and style of your podcast.
I would suggest heading to Canva to create your podcast and episode images. I use the free version of Canva and although you need to scroll past the paid options, I found a customisable template that I was more than happy with:
And now, let me share with you an exciting discovery I made: bCast, the hosting platform I use for my podcast. I found it very straight forward to set up, and the best part is that bCast go the extra mile to distribute your podcast to numerous directories and apps, making it incredibly easy for your podcast to be discovered by a wide audience. Just take a look at where my podcast is popping up—it's no wonder my download numbers are soaring into the thousands!
You can also easily add show notes, links and have access to detailed analytics telling you which episodes are the most popular, how your listeners are finding you and which countries they are tuning in from. bCast offer varying different options with the starter package being a very reasonable $15pm (price correct at the time of writing this blog post).
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get your message out to the world!
And... if you would like easy-to-follow guidance on how to use each of these apps and programs, along with clear step-by-step instructions then please join my Podcast course waiting list HERE. I’m well known for delivering easy to follow, step by step, jargon-free training. This course is designed to get your podcast off your to-do list and into the world!