How to Make a Podcast | 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

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How to make a podcast

Launching a podcast is a fun and exciting task. The benefits of creating a podcast around your specific niche far out weight the workload. Here are a few of the benefits that I have seen since I launched the business development podcast.

Benefits of launching a podcast

  • I have created more personal connections with readers
  • Listeners often follow-up with me, ask questions and are more engaged
  • Engaged listeners has lead to an increase in sales, especially in the area of consultation
  • It has helped me rank higher, almost immediately when I launched the podcast I ranked significantly higher in most areas
  • It’s a fun way to create content!

7 Essential questions when learning how to make a podcast

  1. Do you have a specific niche for your podcast?
  2. Are people interested in that niche? Check Google AdWords to see how your keyword ranks nation-wide.
  3. How often do you want to release an episode? When learning how to make a podcast, you have to plan on regular releases.
  4. Do you have the time? Plan on 3-4 hours per episode when you first start out.
  5. Do you have the money? A great microphone, I use the Audio Technica AT2020USB Studio Condenser Microphone. Also, the hosting for podcasting is $15 per month if you’re doing it right.
  6. Do you have the technology? You’ll need a recording and editing device. I use my Mac laptop and GarageBand.
  7. Are you excited about your topic?

After learning how to make a podcast, you have to make a podcast!

NEXT: Podcast creation walk-through.

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Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC has the #1 podcast for counselors in private practice. Also, he helps angry kids, frustrated parents, and distant couples at his private practice in Traverse City, MI at Mental Wellness Counseling. Also, he is the author of Mental Wellness Parenting | A remarkably simple approach to making parenting easier. To link to Joe’s Google+ .

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