Today’s Episode is for those who wish to start a podcast but have no idea as to what they need in order to accomplish this dream.
To start a podcast you need these five things:
An Internet Connection
You will need an internet connection in order to have your files available online. After recording and editing your audio files, you will have to upload them onto the internet. Your listeners will access your files via the internet.
A File Hosting Service
On the internet you files will not be float in the air. They will be located on particular place. You will have to find a place where you will keep you files. Some people use Soundcloud, or Dropbox but I use Archives.org. This is because I am a cheap skate and I try my best to reduce the cost for what I do. There are some paid services which offer most professional assistance like Bluehost, Squarespace and many more.
You will need a website. A website is a home for your podcast. This is where your audience will find show notes and many other things you have to offer. A website is place where your audience get to know more about you. You can begin with WordPress.com
A Recording Device
You will need to record your audio files and in order to accomplish that, you need a reliable audio recording device. You can use a USB Microphone like I do.
The USB Microphone plugs into your Computer and you are able to use your Digital Work Station to record and edit your audio. Get one on Amazon.com
There is wide selection of portable recording devices. I will personally recommend the Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder
This is the most popular and the most powerful portable audio recorder. It works for podcasters and also for You-Tubers.
You can get easily get this from Amazon.com
When recording or after recording your audio files, you will need a computer in order to edit your audio and upload to the internet. If you are a traveling person I would recommend that you get yourself a laptop computer. For convenience Amazon.com has wide range of Laptops and Desktop Computers.
These are the five things you need in order to start a podcast. So go on and start one. Record that first audio file and upload it. Afterwards pat yourself on the back for starting.