Episode 19

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17th Oct 2019

Why I Should NOT Start a Podcast pt 2

Last time, I started a discussion on “When You Should NOT Start a Podcast.”

The number one reason I went into detail on last time was, “To make money.” I shared how approximately only 1% of the podcasters out there make a full time living from podcasting. These are podcasters who have built up a brand, a loyal following and have close to a million down loads per episode. Something most of us will never achieve.

Today, I want to talk to those who think podcasting is interesting and it appears “easy to do.”

Yes, it is easy to do. But if you want to produce a quality program, one that will bring in additional listeners and a podcast that will generate loyal listeners, it gets to be a little more than that!

Are you a good speaker?

Do you have experience at public speaking?

You may notice all of the "ah's"and "umm's" you use. But I can guarantee you, your listeners will. And if they get annoyed with your grammar, they will click off and never come back.

So, a way to stop doing that is to join a group like "Toastmasters." They will guide you down the path of how not to use those fillers!

Next is the technology involved.

Podcasting is "technology." You must become proficient at using the technology available to you. If you are putting out a terrible product, nobody will want to listen to you.

Use a good microphone. Use a headset to cut down any echo (especially if you are conducting interviews).

Add an "intro" and an "outro" to your podcast.

Edit your program and eliminate any mistakes or "bloopers."

Yes, it may take you some time to learn how to do this. But the payoff in the end will be increased listenership and subscribers!

Lastly, do not start a podcast because "everybody else is doing it."

That is probably not a good reason to start a podcast.

Apple Podcasts reports they will soon have over ONE MILLION podcasts hosted on their platform! But, they also report that about 20% (or 200,000) podcasts have less than 7 episodes!

Why?

Because people started their podcast journey and decided it was not for them! Often, they spent good money in starting their podcast. Domain name; hosting platform; microphone and headsets, etc. Only to quit after just a few episodes.

I hope these tips helped to clarify some seldom talked about topics concerning podcasting. Especially the reasons for NOT starting a podcast! 

If you have a podcasting question, send it along to me. You can leave your questions in the comments section below. But a better way of communicating with me and making sure I am able to see your questions rapidly is by using the contact form on my website. Go to https://podcast-training.com/contactand click on the contact tab. Fill out the form and be sure to send me your questions.                                                

If your question is used on this podcast, I will be giving you credit for bringing it to our attention and you will receive a FREE download of my book, “The Complete Guide to Podcasting.”  That is a $37 value and you will receive it for FREE if you send along your questions and used on this “ASK BOB” program. If you include your website or podcast information, I will be referencing that as well and putting your information in the show notes of the podcast. 

Who knows, you may see some increased traffic to your website, your podcast, etc. just from asking a question.  If I get asked the same question, the first person to ask it will be getting the credit. 

So IF you have a question,...

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About the Podcast

ASK BOB - Podcasting Q&A
Bob Thibodeau answers your questions about podcasting!
This podcast is designed to answer YOUR questions about podcasting! I will also answer some of the more common questions about podcasting that I have received. If you have a question about podcasting, send it my way!

If I use your question in our podcast, I will give you a shoutout on that particular episode AND I will put your website or podcast URL in the show notes for everyone to see. Who knows - you may get some extra traffic headed your way! All for asking a question!

In addition, I will send along a free download to my book, "The Complete Guide to Podcasting" (a $37 value)!

Just go to my website (below) and submit the contact form to ask your questions!

ASK BOB!

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About your host

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Bob Thibodeau

Retired LEO, Veteran of 12 years active Army (Cavalry Officer).
Podcaster since 2009 (several podcasts; KCRPodcast.com since 2018 with 750+ episodes and almost 700 interviews in 3 years)...
Founder of highly rated online Christian radio station, "Evangelism Radio" (2010)...
Founder of the first ever Christian Podcast Hosting & Marketing Platform "FaithCasters.net" (2020)...
Conference Speaker (Podcasting; Leadership; Team Building)...
Visti https://podcast-training.com