The first thing, is having the idea and then putting it into action! There are many things to think about such as: What will your name be? Who's your target audience? What are your main topics of discussion? These questions are important to know so you can get clear on your idea, so you can be bold with your own unique brand that represents YOU!
After you are clear on your podcast idea, it's time to start branding! What will your logo be? What colors will you use? Can you design this in Canva?
Now that you have clarity on your podcast idea and you learned how to brand yourself, it's time to set up your website! Building a website can take a long time if you are having to stop and self-learn and it can get expensive to hire out a person per segment of help that you need.
Now that your podcast idea has come to life and you have a beautifully branded website, it's time to start creating your promotional content!
RedCircle is a podcast hosting platform. It also provides you with an RSS Feed. An RSS feed is a link that consolidates information sources in one place and provides updates when a site adds new content. With an RSS feed, you see everything new that's published. This is a necessity if you plan to be on multiple distribution channels.
It's not too difficult to set up a YouTube Channel, however, it does take some cleverness to create and upload videos that will produce massive views!
You can choose to use either Streamyard or Zoom as your "recording studio." They both have positives and negatives depending on what your specific podcast preferences are.
When it comes to microphones, there are a few things to consider beyond the price, like the connection; USB or XLR. There is a also a wide range of headphones available that you can choose from, but how do you know which is best that also works within your budget?
Now that you are all set up! It's time to book your first guest! Are there special places where they hang out? As a matter of fact, yes there is!
After you interview your first guest, it's time to edit! Some people like it LIVE, raw and unfiltered, but then there are some that like pre-recording and editing! Whatever works for your specific podcast, we've got you!
The time has come to start promoting your podcast and your first published episode! Grow your podcast with the exposure it deserves through effective social media marketing promotions. Promoting your podcast through social media isn’t an option, it's a necessity! Especially to get those views, ratings and reviews!
One of the best ways to promote yourself is by getting on other peoples podcast. First, you need to know how to promote yourself in a way that is attractive to other seasoned podcasters so instead of skipping over you, they stop dead in their tracks to learn more about you!