F. Daniel, Content Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California
Answered Apr 15, 2020
Starting your own podcast channel is a good step to something great. It take lot of work to build a podcast channel. To have a successful podcast channel, you must have interest in it and also listen to a lot of popular podcast to help you know better.
These few steps will guide you on how to start your own podcast channel:
Step 1: Determine the content of your podcast. This will help you know your focused subject, when you know the nature of your podcast, selling your product will be easier. These products can include health, sport, politics, music or any other content of your interest.
Step 2: Equipment to podcast should be ready and reliable. The necessary equipment needed includes a Microphone and mixer. This will help you produce quality material. You can either use your computer or a smart phone for recording. There are a lot of podcast starter packages available that are as low as $100.
Step 3: Save the audio file to your computer or smart phone. Do not use special characters, and always make sure it’s in MP3 format.
Starting your own podcast can be both exciting, and a lot more work than you might think. For starters, you need to be sure that you want to make this commitment. You have to have topics to discuss during the show, and if you are attempting to cultivate a core listener base, you have to be ready to release episodes regularly. You can't start a podcast without the proper equipment. You will need a good microphone.
Any microphone will work; however, the audience will generally be able to decipher between a better working microphone and a poorly functioning microphone. You will need to obtain a transportable XLR recorder if you plan on using analogue microphones for your podcast. You will need equipment that impresses the analogue audience and converts it to digital. You will also need a computer. Any windows computer or Mac is efficient to record, edit, and upload your podcasts.