Podcasting is, for some, a job, and for others, a hobby. In the grand scheme of things, podcasting is a relatively new addition to the world of media and technology, though it has already cemented its place and has become a substitute to traditional forms of technology and media, such as television and radio. Podcasting has largely replaced radio, with many teenagers and young people choosing to just listen to podcasts instead of the radio. Podcasts are, without a doubt, a fantastic place to express yourself, and a great way for you to get creative.
In this article, we are going to tell you how you can take your love for podcasting to the next level, whatever that level might be. We hope that by the end of this article, that you will have no trouble whatsoever with advancing your podcast, and we hope that you will become a great podcaster. With this page, that should not be a problem at all, for we are going to tell you absolutely everything you could ever potentially need to know about starting your first podcast right here on this page.
Here is how you can take your love for podcasting to the next level.
To begin with, as a podcaster, you will need to invest in good quality equipment. The equipment for podcasting can be extremely expensive, we grant you, but if you do decide to start podcasting, you will be delighted to hear that you can actually find a lot of the equipment that you will need to start podcasting in second-hand shops, online on discount, or for free on online marketplaces. The equipment that you use as a podcaster will define the quality of your productions, so you must never compromise on your equipment, and you must ensure that you use only the best of the best.
To start off with, you will need to get a microphone, especially if you intend on releasing audio podcasts exclusively, as well as a camera. The reason that you will need a camera is that most podcasters these days release both audio and video podcasts – this enables them to jump between platforms and monetize both, which is definitely fantastic. Monetizing both video and audio allows for two incomes from the same recording. Some people prefer to watch the video, and others prefer to listen in on audio, by doing both you cater to both audiences.
The content that you create requires a fair bit of thought. You cannot create a podcast if you have absolutely no idea what your content is going to be. A podcast is entirely content-driven – if you do not give serious thought and care to the content that you create then your podcast will not reach its full potential and you may find your viewers bored or not wanting to continue to interact and listen to your podcast. You need to flesh out an idea of what your podcast is going to be centered around – what genre and what area you will discuss and what your viewers can come to expect with your podcast.
Some of the best areas of podcasting, and the easiest to break into, are paranormal, the occult, mysticism, and conspiracies. These podcasts generally tend to appeal to the more mystical of our society, and if the content is good, will achieve a regular viewer base and loyal fanbase who will subscribe, donate, and tune in to every single video that you make. The content that you make is a fundamental part of your podcast, so do not compromise or get lazy with your content.
There is an almost infinite number of platforms available to you to post your podcast on. We recommend you choose the most well-established and popular podcasts, solely for the reason that you will need to find a viewer base and do podcast advertisements, which you will not be able to do on a platform that does not have many users. Using an obscure platform no matter how high your production value is and how good your content quality is will be silly, because you will just not get viewers, and it is as simple as that, really.
The best platforms, those that are the most popular that is, are YouTube and Spotify. YouTube does not permit you to create solely audio podcasts, so you will need to release video podcasts, though YouTubers like Joe Rogan and Whang have created huge online followings by doing this, so you should not have much of a problem at all. You can make your podcasts interactive by editing and adding images into the podcasts so that your viewers can see what you are talking about when you are talking about things. Spotify is audio and video, so you can get the best of both worlds on there.
Collaborating with other content creators is a tried and tested method of achieving podcast success. To become a successful podcaster you will need to immerse yourself in the podcasting community and get involved with other podcasters – you will notice if you watch podcasts that the most successful podcasters interact with one another and get involved together. By doing so, they share fanbases and allow themselves to build up their viewer base by piggybacking off of one another. An example of this would be the Joey Diaz podcast, which before he became a regular feature on the Joe Rogan podcast, was relatively unknown among most people, but now his podcast is hugely successful and makes a lot of money for both him and his team.
Try to put the feelers out and get to know other podcasters in your field of expertise and area of content – when you get in touch with them just explain what you are all about and what your podcast is about, then ask them if they would be willing to permit you to get involved in their podcast. Collaborating with other content producers is a fantastic way to advance your podcast and a way we whole-heartedly recommend. Give it some thought.
Consistency is key if you are a podcaster. You cannot expect your fans to remain loyal to you if you do not accommodate them and release regular podcasts. Not being consistent with your fans will see them go elsewhere. You have to be consistent in your approach to your podcast – keep the same content (as an umbrella, without using the same content and again). Maintain your theme and be consistent with your fans. If you are not consistent, you will quickly find that your fans will go elsewhere and begin unsubscribing to you.
It is very hard to build up a fanbase for a podcast and incredibly easy to lose them. You can lose your fans in a matter of minutes, so please heed our advice and do not treat your fanbase irresponsibly. You need to take care of them, tend to them, and pay attention to them. If you do not, you will find that your podcast will not become successful and you will lose all of your fans very quickly. Take care of and look after your fans by remaining consistent with them.
The frequency of your podcasts should be enough to excite your podcasts, but not too little to disinterest them, nor too many to overwhelm them. It is generally a good rule of thumb to release a podcast once or twice weekly, depending on the length of them. As you begin to develop a larger and more loyal fanbase you can begin releasing podcasts more than that and you can begin releasing podcasts more than twice a week, but you should wait until your podcast has achieved enough viewers to warrant that at first.
It is very easy to overwhelm your viewers by releasing too many podcasts at one time. If you do release too many at one time, your viewers may struggle to keep up, and they may begin to get bored with your content. If you intend on releasing loads of podcasts at once, then you will need to be constantly inventing and coming up with new ideas. You may also need to begin having guests on your show if you intend on creating a lot of podcasts at one time – guests can give you a way to take the burden off of yourself and shift the content onto them.
You will, without a doubt, need editing software if you intend on becoming a podcast creator. Whether you are strictly audio, or video and audio, you will need editing software so that you can edit your audio and video and create engaging and fun content for your viewers. You may also want to create a personal and custom introduction which can only be done with editing software, as your podcast grows more popular then you can hire an editor to manage your content for you, to alleviate the burden of editing.
Thank you for reading this article. Creating an award-winning podcast is certainly not easy, but with this page, you should be able to approach it a lot more confidently and should find yourself in a better situation to dominate the podcast industry. Again, thank you for reading, please come back and visit us again soon.