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Podcasting

Launching A Successful Podcast

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Today, more than ever before, it’s easy to launch a podcast. If you have an Apple computer, for instance, you can easily use the built-in programs and microphone to start one, upload it to iTunes and get subscribers in a short span of time. That’s something that is nothing short of miraculous for some people. If you have a Windows machine, you could still very well start your podcast, and you could even do so without a computer at all. With a phone today, you could start a show and get it uploaded with relative ease. Some podcast web hosting today is free, so you could essentially start a free podcast, get fans, and make money down the line. But before you go running into this field, take into account a few notes that can help you launch a successful podcast today.

The Topic

Before anything can happen, you first need to make sure that you have a topic in mind. What do you want to talk about? Seriously, what do you want to say and how will you say it? If you don’t know, then don’t pursue a podcast solution. First, make sure that you have a topic in mind. It doesn’t have to be fleshed out, it just needs to be something that you have a lot to say about or want to talk a lot about.

The Microphone

After you have a topic, you will need a microphone of some kind. There are a lot of different options in this arena. You could either buy a “pack” of options from online retailers that sell “podcasting” solutions, or you could focus on buying a microphone headset or many other solutions as well. Either way, you will need a microphone to record your voice. In a pinch, your smartphone can work.

Audio Software

There’s a lot of audio software online that you can use, and some of it is really easy to master. You don’t need to be an expert in this arena, you just need to follow a few tutorials and get a free option. If you have iOS there are plenty of free options, and if you are on a Windows machine you can use several free elements as well. If you are recording on your phone, there are also options that you can look into there as well.

Hosting Your Podcast

Once you have your idea, your mic, your audio software, and you’re ready to start recording, make sure that you look into a hosting solution. You can use hosting options that are 100% free, and distribute your stuff to iTunes and others, or you can go to iTunes directly. Sites like podbean, can help you with this and if you need more space you can use their premium services for a small fee.

At the end of the day, launching a successful podcast starts with the above elements. Once you have them in place, the next thing to do is make sure that you record, edit, and update often. Then go back to listen to yourself, and see how you can improve. Take notes, and focus on creating a better show over time.



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Written by: #HeliumRadio

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