Podcasts are one of the most popular forms of content these days and there are new podcasts being launched daily. Have you thought about possibly starting your own podcast but weren’t sure how to start or you felt that you don’t have the startup capital needed to get a new podcast launched?
Well, it’s very easy and you can do it with no out of pocket money. You read that correct. You can start a podcast for $0. Here is how you can start your very own podcast for free and in less than 15 minutes.
Setup an Anchor Account
There are so many different podcast platforms and most will charge you a small fee to use their system to host your audio files. Anchor.fm is a platform that will not only host all of your podcast files for free, but they will also distribute it to all of the other platforms like Apple and Spotify.
It’s free to setup and they also have a great mobile app that allows you to record episodes right from your phone. This means you can start without any additional equipment.
Create Podcast Artwork
You will need to create a nice cover for your podcast. You can use Canva, a free photo and image tool to create something that looks professionally designed.
it only takes a couple minutes. Make it 1,200 x 1,200 pixels.
Anchor.fm allows you to activate sponsorships with one click, and they will continue to offers you deals as your podcast grows. This gives you an immediate monetization source.
You can also try to secure your own sponsor deals. Look for industry relevant companies and approach them. A podcast that talks about mental health for example might want to approach manufactures of CBD products, as they are something the audience would be interested in.
Record Using Free Resources
As mentioned, the Anchor.fm app allows you to record from your mobile device. There is no need to buy an expensive setup in the beginning.
If your podcast becomes popular and if you make some ad revenue you can then use that money to buy a nice pro mic and audio setup to record better quality audio.
Promote Your Podcast
Once you have your first episode live make sure to share it on your social media. This is a great way to build an early audience. Your friends and family are likely to listen to support it.
Don’t worry about making a podcast that everyone loves. If you talk about politics then stay on track. If you talk about sports or sports betting, then a Ladbrokes review is on-track and will appeal to your listeners.
Start to Acquire Your Equipment
The first thing you will want to invest in once you have some ad revenue is a nice mic as well as a nice pair of noise cancelling headphones.
The ultimate goal of most podcasters is to get to a point where you built a dedicated podcast recording studio. Whether you set one up in your house or find a contractor to build one in your office, a dedicated studio just elevates the effort to a new level.
But, as you can see there is no rush to spend money. By following the advice above you can start a podcast for free and have it up in less than 15 minutes.