I’ve been doing a Podcast for a few months now and like anything, it isn’t the ongoing execution of the cast that took the most time but the initial “doing” of the cast and getting up to make it happen.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed that goes into creating a cast, don’t, here are some simple steps that we took to get started.
- Get a decent Mic. I purchased this one, very easy to use and easy to take with me.
- Download Audacity for audio mixing (seriously, I am not an audio engineer and I was able to figure it out in 10 minutes).
- Download some cool intro music. I went onto iTunes and bought 2 tracks for $.99 a piece.
- Get a website – WordPress or LibSyn can get you setup pretty fast and they have all the goodies to make it happen.
- Register your Podcast with iTunes and Stitcher.
- Start Recording.
That’s it – six steps to having your own Podcast.
I’d be remiss to say that it is 50% easier if you do it with someone, you can both encourage and support each other through the trials of getting it started and it’s always good to have someone to laugh with.
For the actual episodes themselves, we try to do a one-page outline that we keep in front of us so we know what we are talking about and that’s it.
Do a few tests to verify the audio quality, but other than that give’r. We were in a horrible room for our first few episodes that had some hard echo – that’s life.
The best part about doing a Podcast? No one sees you sweat when you are recording it.