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Replay: Don’t start a podcast without these 3 key things

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It’s day three of 5 days to start your podcast! As you know, this week I’m sharing a replay episode every single day from my archive to celebrate the kick off of my course Podcast Rocket which is my 5-week program that takes you from podcast concept to launch, with video lessons, live calls, and a zillion templates to make your life SO much easier.

Doors for that program open up next week on April 7, in exactly one week from now! And I’ll be doing a live info session that day too which I’d love to see you at. I’m going to be answering questions about Podcast Rocket, I’ve got a bonus for live attendees, and I’m going to walk you through the essential pieces you need to launch your podcast. Make sure you sign up for that here!

Without further ado, here’s the replay for Episode 25, Don’t start a podcast without these 3 key things – which originally aired on September 8, 2020.

You’re getting ready to start a podcast, and things are starting to feel JUUUUST a little overwhelming! But here’s the thing, you really only need these three key things to get started. So get out your planner and let’s start that podcast!

1. A content plan
It’s pretty common to get caught up in the excitement of starting a podcast, and you might actually have loads of topic ideas! But how do they all fit together? Podcasting, like any other type of content, needs a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going with it, you’ll end up driving in a direction that makes no sense for your goals.

2. A podcast host
I’m not talking about you, silly! I’m talking about a place where you upload your episode files every week to be distributed to all the platforms, like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, yadda yadda yadda. A podcast host is basically the same thing as a website host. For a certain amount of money, you get to store your audio files in one place.

I’ve been getting very into BuzzSprout as of late, because they make it super easy to submit to the different podcast directories, and at about $12/mo on the basic plan, it’s very affordable. And, if you want a $20 Amazon gift card, use my affiliate link to sign up!

3. At least one episode recorded

Again, I know this all might sound super basic, but you can’t actually do the rest of what you need to do with your podcast host without a full episode recorded and uploaded. One episode is fine, but I’ll challenge you to go even beyond that and record four episodes before you launch.

Heck, if you really want to start a podcast with a bang, record eight episodes, release four all at the same time to kick off the party (this gets you more downloads and visibility on Apple Podcasts) and then release your next four each week following! It’s all about planning!

Once you’ve got your content plan sorted out, and the logistical and technical elements organized, you’re good to go. Plan ahead, do a little bit of research, and remember that at the end of the day, everything can be edited and re-uploaded. Heck, you can even change the name of your podcast if you really want to! I’ve done it!

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