How do I start my own Podcast?


Welcome to the billion-dollar podcast Industry. It may have just started and gained traction a few years ago but this actually has been going on ever since radio started in the 1940’s. We have been sharing content and stories on different platforms for decades now be it on radio, Tv, print, films, books etc., and today this very content be it fiction or non-fiction has found itself a voice and visuals and is trending worldwide. So how do you start your own podcast? Well, we would recommend following these several steps to get started.

Choose Your Niche or Topic of Interest: Decide on the topic or theme of your podcast. Choose something you’re passionate about and that has an audience. You want to be invested in this topic to attract a good following.

Plan Your Episodes/Content: Outline your podcast episodes, including topics, format, and structure. Decide whether you’ll have solo episodes, interviews, co-hosts, or a combination of formats.

Select a Name for your Podcast: Pick a catchy and memorable name for your podcast that reflects its content and appeals to your target audience.

Choose your Equipment: Invest in basic podcasting equipment, including a microphone, headphones, and recording software. You don’t need to start with expensive gear, but ensure your setup produces good audio quality. If you plan do a video podcast invest in good video equipment be it a phone or DSLR camera , at the end of the day all we need is good quality output.

Create your Cover Art: Design eye-catching cover art for your podcast. This is the first thing potential listeners will see, so make sure it represents your brand and stands out.

Record Your Episodes: Start recording your episodes. Find a quiet space with minimal background noise and follow your episode outlines. Aim for consistency in audio and video quality and format across episodes.

Edit Your Episodes: Use editing software to polish your recordings. Edit out any mistakes, pauses, or irrelevant content, and add intros, outros, music, and sound effects as desired. You can also keep it minimal, just audio talk and no visuals if you like, but if it’s a video format please ensure editing is done on professional software.

Host Your Podcast on a Platform: Choose a podcast hosting platform to store and distribute your episodes. Make sure the hosting platform you choose offers reliable analytics and distribution to major podcast directories like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

Launch Your Podcast: Once you have a few episodes recorded and edited, launch your podcast. Share it with your network, promote it on social media, and submit it to podcast directories to reach a wider audience. Remember someone out there is looking forward to listen to your content, to your podcast, so make it a date every day/weekly with your listener.

Engage with Your Audience: Encourage listener feedback and engagement by asking for reviews, responding to comments, and interacting with your audience on social media.

Starting a podcast requires dedication, consistency, and patience. It may take time to grow your audience, but with perseverance and quality content, you can build a successful podcast. Like we always say love what you do, do a podcast on something that you are passionate about. The most important thing here is to get started, so put your ideas together and think of a Podcast you would like to start. If you are still hesitant, then give us a call, and G-Corp Media can help you get started. We have a team of professionals that do just that, help you from scratch from creators, script writers, voices, hosts and a studio for you to record and shoot. Start Podcasting today!