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Ready to start your own podcast?

Sep 10, 2015

Podcast Microphone

A lot of people are listening to podcast and are thinking “I should start my own”. Creating your own podcast definitely takes time, but if it’s something you really want to add to your already-existing business plan, or you want to create your business starting with a podcast, then it’s definitely doable.

Establish your podcast topic

In establishing your podcast topic, you’ll also be making some important decisions regarding your niche. Remember that whatever your topic may be, it should be targeted and should be relevant to – and desired by – a specific audience.

Name your podcast

Naming your podcast can be difficult. Some people know it right away, and others have to do in-depth brainstorming to find it. When choosing a name for your podcast, you should think about your niche and your audience.

It’s good to have your website URL match your podcast name, if possible.

Build a website to help support your podcast

Building a platform that will help support your podcast and your audience is an important step. Once you’ve launched, you’ll want a “home base” where your audience can go to start building a community. That home base is most oftentimes your website.

This is where you can direct people who are interested in learning more about you, more about the podcast, accessing resources you have to share and engaging and interacting with other listeners.

Determine the format of your show

The format of your show includes a few things: the length, the consistency and whether or not you’ll be doing solo, co-host or interview-based episodes.

It doesn’t have to one of these things or nothing – if you want to mix up interviews with solo shows, then that’s great! Just be sure that you’re consistent so your audience knows what to expect and when to expect it (this goes for the length of your show and when you publish it, too).

Create your artwork

This is probably the #1 thing I see holding podcasters back form launching. Don’t let your podcast artwork hold you back. It’s important to be noticed in iTunes and to start building you brand, but at the end of the day, your podcast artwork is something you can change at any point in time!

Purchase your equipment


  • Low End
    • Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390
  • Medium Range
    • Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
  • Hi End
    • Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone
  • Best equipment for those outside the studio
    • Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 Recorder
    • Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
  • Accessories for the Heil PR40
    • Heil Sound PRSM Black Shockmount for Heil PR30 and PR40 Mics
    • Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom
    • Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter
    • BSW RE27POP Pop Filter for the Heil PR-40
    • Mic Flags
    • Audio Technica ATH-M35 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones


  • PreSonus FireStudio Project
  • M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Active Studio Monitor Speakers

Webcam (if you are doing video)

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Recording/editing software

  • GarageBand
  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity
  • Skype (for Interviews and Phone Calls)

Media Hosts

  • Libsyn
  • Blubrry
  • Soundcloud

Record your Podcast

  • Record your podcast (MP3, M4A / AAC)
  • Edit your Podcast (Add Intros & Outros)
  • Export your podcast
  • Tag your podcast
  • Upload to your media host
  • Submit your podcast to the major directories
  • Embed your podcast on your site
  • Promote it!

If you need studio time with recording equipment or need someone to consult on your podcast let us know, we create Podcasts at SillyDoh


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