With the digital age, almost everything can be shared through the internet. Thanks to social media, you can share your opinions, advocates, or even just your feelings. If you have a business, it will be easily advertised.
You can also share your interests or set up your own show. Today, you can easily set up your own blog and if you gain few followers and clicks, you may also earn. If you are into making videos, vlogging has become popular in recent years, and it is easy to share because of Youtube.
But there is also something that is radio-like wherein you will talk about certain topics. This is called the podcast, and it can be easily started and done with the following:
1. Set Up the Equipment
The first thing you would need is the equipment that will be used. You would at least need the basics to get started. That includes a computer, microphone, and software for recording. You could also have an audio interface, headphones, and maybe some additional recorders if you want to go further and better. After having that equipment, you can set it up in a room of your choice.
2. Have a Topic
Before doing anything, you should know what topic you will be talking about and commit to. That will be very handy in choosing a name and will also help who would be your target audience. This will also depend upon your reason for why you are starting. Some will start because of business matters. While there are also some start as a hobby or sharing their passions. So what would be your category with this?
3. Plan the Episodes
After knowing what your topic will be, it is time to plan. The first thing you will need to have is a name or title for your podcast. As mentioned above, it will depend upon your topic. But of course, in order to grab the audience’s attention, you would need to have a catchy or creative name. You could also use something that is informative for some people lookout for those. Then after deciding on a name, you should also plan how long your podcast would be. It will definitely depend on your content and how long you want to talk about it. It will also depend upon your audience. If your target audience is those who tend to get busy like business people, you would need to have shorter episodes. This will also affect how you will edit it.
4. Know about Formats
What would you like your podcast to be like? If you are planning to have an informative one, you should have intense research about the topic or in-depth knowledge. Another thing to consider is how it will be? Would you like it to be a solo one? If you are independent and not intimidated by doing something by yourself, then why not? You can also have a co-host to accompany you. Another thing you could do is to have someone to interview and that way, it will be more informative and can also spice things up.