What do you think, is it possible to start a podcast if you have only $100 in your pocket?
Well, for me, Yes. It is possible.
According to podcasting insights, the total number of podcast shows are over 750,000 with more than 30 million episodes as of June 2019. Now the question arises, is there any need for the new podcast when there are too many in the market already?
And the answer is a big YES.
To get started, you need a microphone. If you have a smartphone, you are good to go. If not, make sure the quality of your mobile phone's microphone is good enough. If that seems impossible, it's time to make your friend enter into the picture. "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Cheers to your very first saving.
Now you need to find out a name for your podcast show. Well, the brain doesn't demand a salary to think. So put your brain to work and come up with a creative name. But before that, you need to decide with which format you want to go and what will be the topic of your podcast. To get help with choosing the podcast formats, click here.
Well, the interview formats are quite popular. If you invite a famous personality on your show, the number of downloads is surely going to be increased. But not everyone agrees to take out time from their busy schedule and record a podcast with you for free or maybe for a few bucks. But there’s another scenario. If you have someone with a good number of followers, on your list, don’t give it a second thought. Ask them to record a podcast with you.
Another way, if your podcast is based on social cause, awareness or health, you can ask some social worker or maybe a medical person to help you create awareness. Such people will agree to record with you to increase social awareness without charging you any fees.
Everyone knows how powerful social media is. Post something and get the public's attention in a few minutes. But don't cross the limits or the same audience will put you down. Bitter, but true. If you have a good number of followers on social media, you can easily promote your podcast. Your audience will be helpful here. They can promote your podcast by sharing it further. This will increase the engagement and reach of your podcast.
Here are the tips to increase your podcast listeners.