HOW TO START A PODCAST : Key Insight

Idea - What is your Purpose of starting a podcast or Why are you starting the podcast, this leads to idea generation or creation of a podcast worth of listening.

What is the goal of your podcast?

"I’m doing a podcast about my hobby."

"My podcast is about me."

"I’m launching a podcast to promote my business or church."

Name - It should cover the summary of the podcast and the brand

Podcast Artwork

Itunes Podcast art work - a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, 72 dpi, in JPEG or PNG format with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB colorspace. To optimize images for mobile devices, Apple recommends compressing your image files.

Podcast artwork should visually communicate to your audience

Podcasts are as variable as the people who create them, and your podcast artwork should be influenced by the type of podcast that you have.

Avoid too many words, use two fonts and be consistent

Summary of your podcast

You summarize the idea of your podcast, the details of your podcast in 250 words of less.

Target Audience - Define your audience

Style of your Podcast - Interview

- Non - Fiction narrative

- How to or Self Help

Pre Production: Create show notes on the content of what you want to achieve from the episode, Long form content or short form content. Invitation of your guest to come for an interview, if is an interview style podcast, scheduling for a studio or creating content in your personal podcast studio or using a personal mic.

Production: Studio, offline and Skype or Zoom

Post Production: Podcast audio and editing podcast

Editing software for free - Audacity

Google YouTube Public Library for free Music for commercial use, Addition of podcast intro and call to action at the end, Podcast Intro can be gotten through free music on apple store.

Schedule How many times, Weekly or Monthly or Daily show. Some podcast run like TV shows that have a particular season with a theme

Distribution: Pod-bean and further distribution through Stitcher, Apple Podcast, Spotify using the RSS Feed.

Marketing: Instagram and YouTube are major social media that helps in promoting your podcast.

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