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One of the various ways on the internet to produce content is podcasting. It has already been making its mark in the last few years. One of the most popular points of distribution for podcasting is YouTube, It grows your podcast audience. 

All you need is an awesome ebook software and a few online tutorials, and you will be all set to generate money via podcasting.

If you want to reach your target audience in an effective way, podcasting via YouTube presents the ultimate answer. Google-owned YouTube has the largest number of viewers and the view-time is on the rise.

The following tips will help you to launch a podcast of your own without breaking a sweat. The answer for your, “How do I start my podcast?” is stated below.

1.MAKE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL

  • You need to sign up for a YouTube account
  • Gmail users can use the same username and password for their YouTube login
  • Click on the user icon on the top right of your screen
  • To get into YouTube settings click on the gear icon
  • Click on create a new channel
  • Select from “use a business or other name”
  • Add your brand name or any other name you want and click on create.

2.TOPIC SELECTION FOR PODCAST

Before you delve into the world of podcast production, you must decide what is your podcast about or what is its content. Once you get all the basic stuff in place, you will be ready to launch it in no time.

Here are a few steps for starting a podcast:

  1. Name and niche of your podcast
  2. Cover image
  3. Music for podcast intro+outro
  4. Create a plan for your episodes
  5. Recording
  6. Hosting podcast/co-host
  7. Uploading and publishing
  8. Uploading it on YouTube

Podcast hosts, who have gained popularity, are choosing topics which are based on genuine knowledge and have some sense of humor in them.

To stand out from the crowd, you should pick your topics wisely and smartly. You should look to produce podcasts about the topics which are yet to see the daylight or you can also go creative in producing your content. 

3.STUDY WELL ABOUT YOUR TOPIC

Although podcasting is a great platform for content sharing, not many people use it wisely. It relies on the knowledge you have and share with your target audience, so study well before reaching out to people.

Use it as an opportunity to deliver unique content as compared to other podcasters. More people have started listening to podcasts and YouTube podcasts in general. Many brands are effectively using podcasts to target their market place. The purpose behind your podcast should be to inform, educate and entertain.

4. PODCAST BASIC REQUIREMENT

PODCAST NAME:

Three different types of naming podcasts are the following:

  • Personal name
  • Creative name
  • Descriptive name

Podcast name followed by a tag line is one of the best ways to name your podcasts. The personal name is for those who want to show themselves and brand themselves. The creative name will reflect your creative work and not the personal image. A descriptive name helps you to target a role.

PODCAST SUBTITLES

It is helpful for users so that they know which target audience the podcast is for and the content on it.

COVER ART FOR PODCAST

For people to remember you by a certain design, this will help them. Graphics are needed for channel cover art and episode cover art.

INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC

Add music as it is an integral part of your podcast show. There are some services that help with intro/outro for your show.

5. PODCAST EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE 

It is time to pick some good quality equipment and software for recording a podcast. 

  • Sound-proof room or a quiet space
  • A good mic
  • Software to record and edit
  • Software to record interviews by guests
  • Podcast hosting either solo or with a cohost

Make sure to use good microphones to send that voice over to the listener’s ear while watching your show or hearing it. Good content with bad sound quality has less impact and your listeners won’t last that long. There is no need to buy all the expensive tools to sound like a pro.

Using a shock mount is also good if you want good audio quality. It absorbs all the unnecessary vibrations from your table and arm movement. Windscreen and pop filters are also used to absorb the words that are not actually part of the content, those are p and b words.

PODCAST RECORDING SOFTWARES

Start with your editing software to record a podcast episode. Plug in your mic and start using the software. If you are a Mac user you can use GarageBand and on PC you can use Audacity. There is a variety of other software that work both on Android and iOS just like Auphonic.

Another software that comes with noise cancellation, easy editing, and easy cancellation features is Camtasia. It is a paid software.

Garageband is a free iOS software used on the iPhone and Mac. Open an empty project on GarageBand, check your microphone connection and select microphone, you will see a track.

PODCAST HOSTING

Once the recording is done, host it on a podcast hosting service. It provides you an optimized RSS URL. This URL helps in the publication of the podcast.

Some podcast hosting services are following;

Buzz Sprout:

For newbies, it is a great service. It’s a free and paid plan. If you want to make money, this is where you should dig in. Before recording your first podcast, set up all the equipment and software with the amazing ideas you have in your mind and then give it a try.

RECORD AND EDIT YOUR PODCAST

Recording 4-5 podcasts in one sitting is good for increasing episode numbers. First, few podcast editing is very time-taking but eventually, you will find it easy to manage. Once you are done editing your podcasts, they are ready to be published on social media platforms.

Submitting your podcasts to iTunes, Google Podcasts, Sticher and Sound cloud will boost the viewership. This process is made easy by the RSS feed generated by your podcast hosting to these podcast submission sites.

Marketing your podcasts professionally is also important. Social media sites where you can upload your podcasts are

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

If you want to target a bigger audience, then spend some money on advertising your podcasts. Go to your YouTube channel you created and upload your podcast by simply adding the episodes you have recorded.

YouTube podcasting is the future. To attract more audience brands are even moving from simple advertising to podcasting.

The Final Word

Smart speakers will gain more fame and share their thoughts with a larger audience then they had ever thought of. International expansion and evolution of ideas are made possible through podcasting as YouTube is gaining popularity everywhere with each passing second.