Hey savvies! Welcome back to another episode of Savvy Podcasting for Entrepreneurs. I’m so happy that you’re here. In today’s episode, I’ll be addressing the question, “Does my podcast need to be perfectly edited?”

I think a huge reason why a lot of people put off starting a podcast is because they feel like every little thing needs to be perfect from the get-go and I’m here to tell you that that’s not the case. 

If you’re expecting perfection from your podcast from episode one, then you’re going to be disappointed. 

The thing is, we don’t want our very first episode to have the same quality as our 100th episode because that means you haven’t experienced any growth along the way and after 100 episodes, there should definitely be some growth.  

I know personally my first few episodes of this podcast back in 2018 were a bit rough but it’s so nice to see my progress and how far I’ve come as both the host within my solo and interview episodes. 

So my answer to this question is no. It doesn’t need to be “perfectly edited.” You can definitely leave some filler words in there as that makes it sound more natural and not overly edited but I definitely recommend adding on an intro/outro to your episodes in addition to getting rid of any obvious mess-ups throughout the episode. 

I don’t suggest leaving every filler word in there because that can sound a bit unpolished so definitely remove some of those filler words as well. 

Other podcast strategists may not agree with me here, but I would rather you get your podcast out into the world and start helping people with your content than being hung up on having a perfect podcast. 

So tell me, what’s your stance on editing? Are you an edit out everything kind of person or do you prefer it to sound a little more natural? Shoot me a DM on Instagram to @Jenny.suneson and let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.