In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about 5 things you should know before starting your podcast. 

Before we dive into today’s episode, I wanted to let you know that it’s time to grab your free ticket to the Profitable Podcast Summit now. 

If you want to start a podcast or level up your current podcast in 2022, then you need to grab your free ticket here. 

You don’t need a huge social media following to get started – I’ve seen so many people who said they were waiting to start a podcast until they had a bigger audience and although I understand their thought process behind it, I don’t think it’s necessary. Someone needs to hear what you have to say today so don’t let not having a huge audience be what stops you. 

Podcasting is a long game – Unless you’re a celebrity, you’re probably not going to have thousands of downloads overnight so be realistic with your expectations going in. Podcasting usually takes at least a year to start seeing consistent growth so be patient and keep putting out engaging content for your audience. 

You don’t need a fancy mic or headphones to get started – Another frequent hangup I see aspiring podcasters face is with equipment. They can’t afford expensive equipment nor do they want to make a huge investment right off the bat which I totally understand. You really don’t need crazy expensive equipment to start your podcast. I paid $129 for my microphone, headphones, a pop filter, and boom arm which is a total steal. 

Your first episode doesn’t need to be perfect – So many people get hung up on perfection when it comes to podcasting and a lot of the time it’s what keeps people from starting in the first place. So don’t let the need to be perfect stop you from putting your podcast out into the world. I always tell clients this but your 100th episode shouldn’t be the same quality as your first. 

Audio quality is important but your content is even more important – I have had a lot of clients get super hung up on the perfection of the audio but I’m in the camp that if your content sucks, good audio won’t do much to make it better. So really focus on creating high-quality content first versus spending so much time polishing the audio.