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Starting a new podcast? The things you should know

Perhaps your podcast is relatively easy to create, promote, and distribute to an online audience of millions. Podcasting is becoming more popular as many bloggers participate in internet radio shows to get their music/messages out. You can get your podcast online in just 5-10 minutes! All you need is some recording equipment, internet access and an interesting thing to talk about!  Below are some of the things you should do before starting the podcast.

Before recording:

Determine the nature of your podcast. What will be the content? Write it down so you don’t
forget. Bring an outline or organizer of some kind to keep an eye on what you will discuss
and/or promote. Lists podcasts by already existing categories that include comedy, news,
health, sports, music, and politics.

Choose the product you want to use in the podcast.

Most podcasts
include a microphone (USB or analog), mixer (for analog mic), or a new computer. There are
several podcast starter packages that you can buy for around $ 100. If you want to sound as
professional as possible, don’t rely on your PC standard (and microphone at best). For
affordable voice recording, a one-way, dynamic type of microphone is good. RadioShack sells cheaply and in most music stores you will also find a good selection of high-quality
microphones. But the basics you will need are a microphone and voice recording podcast
software. Pick the software. If you have a Mac, you can record using Garage band (it comes free with each Mac as part of the iLife suite). There are free software packages (such as Odyssey) and expensive software (Adobe Audition).

Create your podcast or prepare your content.

What you say at the beginning of an event and what scripts you can put together when you
convert from one story to another. Make sure you read your content properly. Whatever it is,
make sure you enjoy it. Record audio for your podcast. Speak at a consistent pace and read the scripts well and don’t forget to thank people for sharing. Before you start the actual recording session, take a few samples to test the software, check the volume control, and make sure everything is working properly. Save the audio file to your computer’s desktop.  Make sure it is in MP3 format; a bit rate of 128 kbps is probably enough for talk-show podcasts, but podcasts
featuring music will ask for 192 Mbps or better. Do not use special characters (such as # or%
or?) In the file name. Open it in your sound editor and edit the extra background noise or long
silence.  Keep your favorite/outro music if you want. Of course, you can always save it as a WAV file, to give you a master backup to work after something goes wrong. Be sure to name the audio file so that the name of the podcast and the date of the episode is clear. You can edit the ID3 tags in MP3 files to help people find and catalog your podcasts.

Start a blog with the title of your podcast.

Put your RSS podcast feed on the internet. Go to Feed Burner and type in your blog URL and
click “I’m a Podcaster!”  On the next screen, configure the elements for your podcast. These are
directly related to the podcast.  There you can find any host online and then go to your files and
upload your mp3 files. Make a post on your blog/website – The title of the post should be the
title of that episode of the podcast and the content will end up as “Show Notes” or
“Description”. Have some idea of ​​what you will be talking about in your episode.  Put a direct
link to your media file at the end of the post. You can submit it to iTunes or several other
podcast directories to get acquainted.  You can wait until you have some experience,
submitting a podcast on iTunes is fairly easy. A podcast can also be submitted via the web via the iTunes FAQ link. Ping, the appropriate podcast directories after a new show is updated. Put the appropriate subscription buttons on your website so people can subscribe to the RSS
podcast feed.

How to make money from your podcast

You can set up a web store to charge customers for each episode. Advertising sales. If you enter
a business into your podcast, listeners can easily avoid the ad while playing the show on
computers or MP3 players. One option is to get a sponsorship for the podcast, or a separate
section of the podcast.  Sponsors may need to change the title of their podcast to give them the
permission they deserve. If your podcast is relatively short, listeners may not want to hear
three ads in that short time frame, especially at the beginning. promote the podcast on apple.
Enter the web ad. This requires extra effort because once someone subscribes to the podcast, it
is downloaded directly into their RSS reader. They will never see the website again. The key is
to tie the podcast to a blog or website and mention it frequently during the show. This will drive
click traffic to the site and hopefully generate some advertising revenue.

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