Listen to a variety of podcasts and take notes on elements you like or you think could be improved.
What do you want to create? Why? What’s your passion and area of expertise? How is it going to look? Write a rough structure (this will save on editing time).
“A goal without a plan is just a wish” - make a realistic schedule so you can stick to it and also how you are going to deliver and record it.
4. Create in bulk
Set up your mic or phone or software e.g. zoom for a vodcast. I prefer to create podcasts and vlogs in bulk to save time so once I am in the flow, I do several.
Either pay an editor, collaborate with someone or there’s plenty of free software to edit. But the time is saved in the planning and the recording, so it is easier to edit as you go, or at least take notes.
Find a hosting platform, as this is easier to share on all platforms. I use and like Buzzsprout:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1420630 (affiliate link).
Just go for it. It’s better to publish something than nothing. You will evolve and refine in time.
Share with relevant people and communities/groups. Also look for collaborations and encourage people to leave reviews if they enjoy it.
Tips: Start as cheaply as possible until you know what you want to do so you can focus on serving people and enjoying it because it’s your passion, rather than worry about selling and making money back.
How to start for free (ish):
By Sophie Mei Lan
Co-founder of EvokeMediaGroup.co.uk
Blogs at mamamei.co.uk / yorkshirefamilies.co.uk / blogupnorth.co.uk