How to Start Podcasting?

So, you have finally decided that you are going to ride the Podcasting wave and launch your own Podcast. Let me congratulate you because you have taken a decision that will allow you to use the latest technological advancement. There are number of Podcasters airing their shows these days. Many more are coming up every day to join them. But this fact should not stop you from beginning Podcasting. You should have no fear of competition in your mind because the potential of Podcasting is immense and there is still lot more to be done.

Podcasting has become so easy today that you need not be a genius or a hard core techie to start Podcasting. With any body entering this field, many of the Podcasts available are nothing but plain junk. Do not be afraid of the competition. Just try to produce quality that will keep you stand tall among the quantity produced by the crowd. However, in the process you will be able to create a crowd of fanatic subscribers, who will provide a new dimension to your Podcast.

Choosing the Right Topic
First of all, pick up a sheet of paper and a pen, and note down the subjects of your interest for starting your Podcast. Here are few tips on how to add more topics to this list. Think about the things that you do when you are free. Also think about the things on which most of your money is spent. Note down the movies, music, TV shows, games, political parties, philosophies, books and religions that are interesting to you. You will see that your list is getting bigger and bigger. If a particular topic interests you, possibilities are that it will be of the interest to some other people also and they will listen to your show. After listing the topics, you can shortlist a few and then pinpoint a theme and topic for your Podcasts.

Visiting Pod cast Directories is Very Helpful
Alternatively, you may visit different Podcast directories. http://www.howtostartapodcast.com/ has a big list. This can be very helpful and give you some brain storming ideas. Visiting them will also let you know that how many people are interested in your potential Podcast. There may be a lot of competition in it or there may be no competition at all. However, you need not worry in either case. More competition is the indication of the fact that the number of potential listeners is more.

It is also advisable to download some shows of different Podcasts that you find really interesting. Analyze them carefully. Note down what attracted you and what are the drawbacks in the existing Podcasts. Try to imagine had you prepared the show how would have you improved it. When you have to compete with an already established show with loyal subscribers, it is better to start a complimentary show instead of directly competing with them.

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