How to Start a Podcast for Beginners - Start Now For Free!

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Do you want to get connect with thousands of people? This is the right time to start a podcast. If you are looking for a way to start your own podcast, you might want to follow the step by step below.



STEP 1: Pick A Topic

Pick a topic you are passionate about and related to your business or whatever you are trying to get into. If you do a podcast for something random like kids tour, you are not going to make money.

You need to pick a topic that you really passionate about and the one you are going to do for a long time if you don't see yourself doing this podcast 3 to 4 years from now. And you want a different topic then. Then don't pick that topic.


STEP 2: Sign up For libsyn

LIbsyn is a service that allows your podcast to be hosted. 


If you are not technical, don't worry, they will do all the work for you, and the cool thing about libsyn is, they even show you how many listen your podcast is getting on a monthly basis




They tell you which episode are popular and which one sucks, You may love it, but if other people don't like listen to it you have no choice, don't get it personal, it's okay, just look at the date and stats and do your best for yourself and your audience.

STEP 3: Submit To iTunes

Now that you get your podcast setup, is time to submit to iTunes Because everyone gets an iPhone this days and by being on iTunes marketplace, you would get more listening.

You also want to make sure your podcast is submitted to all other channels as well, you can google search Top place to submit a podcast.


STEP 4: Start Recording

You don't need to buy some amazing microphone or software. Friends of mine started his podcast with his MacBook, he didn't pay anyone for editing or crazy intro. 

The reason why you need to make it simple Is that your podcast has no listener. Wait until you have Listeners before you start Spending Money and Improving it.

I don't know why everyone wants to spend thousands on marketing when no one is even listening, reading, or coming to their stuff. Don't make that mistakes, because is a terrible way to start your marketing career.

STEP 5: Is Time To Promote It

The way you promote your podcast is really simple, start interviewing other guests, you can do an episode on skype, Whatsapp or google hangout, you can do video and audio version at the same time, and you ask people, 

  •  Hey, would you be on my podcast? Am starting a new one and I want to interview people on XY&Z topic.

You may think that you have no followers, no subscribers, no visitors, no one is going to be guest on your podcast. "You are wrong"

The way you promote it is you just interview someone and ask the person to share your podcast when it comes out, with his email list, his Twitter profile, his facebook, whatever it may be. And by doing that, you would start getting more viewers.


STEP 6: Schedule


You are not going to be consistently everyday recording a podcast, you need to record your podcast in Batches, at least 10 or 20. If you go too many, you are going to get burned out and you are going to sound the same.

At the end of your podcast ask people to rate, review and share your podcast, and if they do, and they show you the prove by emailing you, you can give them a free bonus like ebook, white paper or free software.

Conclusion

Don't expect to get a result in the first month, you have to do it for 6 months even year, and if your podcast is not providing value, people would just listen to 1 or 2 episode and they would stop.

Make sure you have an amazing podcast or else people who stop listen. 

Okay folk, that is an easy way to start a podcast and I hope you learn something from it