Want to start a podcast, but not sure how to start? Listen in as Amber talks about getting started
Podcasting can be a daunting task. It might even be the reason you haven't started one. But how do you really get started with a podcast? How do you properly prepare? Amber talks about overcoming your fear.
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Amber Beels 0:02
I want to have a podcast. I've always wanted to have one. It's on my dream list. It's on my bucket list. I'm just not ready, though. Does this sound like you? Let's talk about it. You're listening to practical podcast Tips. My name is Amber Beels. And today, I'm going to cover Tip number nine, it's now or never, you want to start your podcast now, whether you think you're ready or not. So let's talk about it. So you may be thinking to yourself, you know, I really want to start a podcast, I've been wanting to start one, it's on my list, but I'm just not ready. You know, I don't even know what I would talk about. I don't have the time I'm too busy. Or it's too expensive. I don't know who to hire. I don't know how much it costs. And it's a monthly expense. And it's a really big commitment. It just sounds so hard. And what if I do all that and then no one listens? Well, we've all been there. Every podcaster has been there, every podcasters had that fear, but you know what we had to do, you have to get over that fear. You have to get started, you have to fail forward, you will get better as you go. You just need to get started with it. Take for example, you decide, okay, I'm going to have a podcast, but I need to prepare for it. So you prepare, you know, I don't know, six months, maybe even to a year you create your outline, you create your format, you do everything that you need to do. And then when you're ready to launch, you have your lunch date, you start doing it, you record your first and second or third episode and you realize, you know what, I hate this. I don't like podcasting. I don't like talking into a microphone by myself. Or maybe I don't like interviewing guests. And you know what you spent all that time preparing. And now you come to the conclusion that you don't like it. If you had just started, you would come to that conclusion before you put all that work prepping for it. So it's better to get started. And it's okay if your first episode, say you get to 100 episodes, and your first episodes aren't as good as your last episode. That's okay. It's supposed to be that way, your audience will see your growth, they'll see your growth from your first episode, maybe the audio quality wasn't good, maybe there was a lot more arms, maybe they were stuttering, whatever it may be, they'll see that first episode and see where you are now. And you'll earn that respect from them, like, hey, they started, they have this knowledge that they just so wanted to get out there that they just put it out there and didn't care if it wasn't perfect. Because you want progress over perfection, you want to fail forward, you want to just get started because you have a message. And you have value to give everyone and it's okay, if it's not perfect, you will find your audience and say you did take all that time to prep for your podcasts, maybe you won't talk to the person that you were meant to talk to, you know, six months ago or a year ago, it's so important to get your message out there. Because you have value to give and people are going to listen, you're going to find an audience. That is your people, people that relate with you, your community, people that you can relate with, it's it's going to happen. I mean, you're not the only person that's like you. There are other people that share your interests are in your field, and are interested in what you are. It's just it's gonna happen. You know, if you have someone that comes in and sees your show, and they see that you have over 100 episodes, you're gonna establish yourself as an expert in that field automatically, because you have so many episodes, if you just had, you know, 1020 episodes, it'd be like, okay, they're just starting out. But if they see over 100 episodes, because you started even when you weren't that ready, but you started and you just started putting content out there and giving value, you're going to earn that respect automatically, because you have so much content and you you've been doing it, you've been showing commitment, you've been showing that you show up. And that in itself is worth so much value, you have no idea. And you're going to be an inspiration to someone out there. It's going to happen, people are going to listen to you and be like, You know what, their episodes weren't all that great in the beginning. They sound amazing now. So why can I do that? Why can't I start a podcast? And maybe your objection is well, it's going to cost too much. It doesn't have to cost that much. You can start it by yourself, use red circle, red circle is free. And it publishes to all the podcasters out there like Apple and Spotify and Google it will go out there people will listen and it doesn't have to be expensive, especially in the beginning. Now you do want to improve your quality later on as you build your audience just to show growth and to show that you really care about your podcast and that you are wanting to grow and make it better.
Amber Beels 4:57
So wrapping up This episode, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, start your podcast, get it out there, get your message out there and provide the value and fulfill your purpose that you are meant to fulfill. All right. That's it for this week. I'll see you next week. Hey, thanks for listening. If you liked this episode, please feel free to leave us a review. It really helps out the show. And I'd love to hear how it helps. Also, if you know someone else that could benefit from it, go ahead and share it with them. Thanks again and I'll see you in the next episode.