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How To Start A Podcast In 2020 - Guide For Beginners

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Step#2 Make your gut to face problems

It's going to be fun to create your podcast, particularly if you have a passion for the topic that you cover. That said, you'll need to face some hard truths. Those harsh facts are just something you'll have to deal with to move forward, which shouldn't deter you in any way.

Following mentioned some examples of what one would expect:

  • Sorry, but there are more than likely several podcasts like yours, and in some instances, in some episodes, you'll probably discuss almost the same thing. Still, your personal opinion and perspective on it is not in the podcast world, so be sure to give it your best!
  • Do this for pleasure, and not for attention. If you are always trying to get a "big break" from one of your episodes, you will end up being frustrated. As long as you keep loving to build your show, you have already won.
Step#3 Setting up your "Audio Equipment"

You shouldn't spend a lot of time building your podcasting space. Only a proper mic and a quiet place to record is all you need.

Although you could spend hundreds of dollars on a microphone, the USB microphone like the Blue Snowball ($49 on Amazon) is a decent place to start. Without having external adapters, USB microphones can be inserted directly into most laptops.

You don't have to spend much time building a luxurious studio, either. The trick is to record in a quiet location without creating much of an echo. For example, rooms with carpets and heavy drapes are better at absorbing (or "deadening") sound than tiled rooms with plenty of smooth, flat surfaces that can create a hollow echo effect.

Step#4 Choose editing software for podcasting

You'll need podcast-editing tools to polish up your podcast recording. The basic options to get you started are free. It is easier to use software that has fewer features to master the app. After you've mastered the basics, you can opt to remain basic or upgrade to a premium edition with fancy features.

You should upgrade your audio-editing program to a full DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), once you become a regular podcaster.

You can connect components to the software suite here, and run them all over a single graphical user interface (GUI). You get such open-source GUIs as GTK and Qt. But this sort of editing program is more advanced than we are talking about here.

Examples for best Podcasting software packages

  • Adobe Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro)
  • GarageBand
  • Audacity
  • Auphonic
  • Open Broadcaster Studio
  • Zoom
Step#5 Start to record the show

Create a diagram of the series and the messages that you'll send. You can opt to script tiny podcast pieces please don't script the entire thing. Keep it easy. Minimize distractions in the house, so that you can concentrate on the subject. If you don't have a recording studio, find a spot to eliminate echoes.

Step#6 Share your podcast over the social media

You may not have realized it, but, for a good reason, you may spend more time on social media than recording your podcast. If you have a weekly podcast, your listeners should devote their attention to you one day a week, as that is theoretically all that you require.

By posting your own original content and other related content on your social media you can remain in the game all the other days that you don't have to launch a new show. Social media is definitely a fantastic forum for promoting your brand but also for reaching your audience and connecting with the fans. Don't skimp on the part here. This is where you will be when you don't log, edit or upload your latest episode.

Step#7 Submit your Show to Google Play Music or iTunes.

Since many people listen to podcasts via mobile apps, making yours accessible on as many of these platforms as possible is crucial.

iTunes is the largest and most important place to send your podcast. In reality, a lot of other podcast apps will add your podcast automatically once it appears on iTunes.

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