Mistakes To Avoid When Launching and Growing A Podcast

10 Beginner Mistakes Podcasters Need to Avoid

Podcasting takes a lot of work. Even more, if you want to be successful. I saw a lot of struggling shows, as well as ones that managed to fix their beginner mistakes, to finally become hit shows. The 10 beginner mistakes podcasters need to avoid are: Your Focus Is on the Best Equipment You’re Starting Your Podcast Without A Niche Obsessing Over Statistics You’re Waiting for Your Audience to Find …

Podcasting Niche

Do You Need a Niche for Your Podcast? Marketer’s View

Too many beginner podcasters start shows, without a niche for a podcast, thinking their personality will be enough to grow. This is a mistake that leads to failure as a show needs a target audience. In general, you need a niche for a podcast, as is the case with most online communication channels. Choose something clear for your listeners, and use a mix of information, entertainment, and community-building elements. The …

Audio Interface Tips

How to Connect a Preamp to an Audio Interface?

New podcasters usually have many questions regarding equipment setup. One of the queries they often have is how to connect a preamp to an audio interface. A pre-amplifier converts weak mic-level signals into strong line-level signals. And an interface connects a mic to a computer. You have to connect the preamp to the mic using an XLR cable, and the preamp to the interface using a TRS cable. This connection …

Podcasting Microphone

Best Mic for Recording in Noisy Environment

Recording a podcast sounds easy. It’s only when you get to the task, you realize how seemingly small things make the process difficult. One such issue is recording in a noisy environment. The best mic for recording in a noisy environment will be a direction mic with a low-cut filter. Shure SM7B and Electro-Voice RE 20 excel at this. Regardless of the used microphone, always speak directly to the mic. …

Podcast Tips

Podcast Recording Tips for Beginners (if you start a new show)

Starting your first podcast can seem overwhelming. I also struggled with it, but after years of talking and listening to podcasters, I can confidently give you podcast recording tips for beginners. The single most important podcast tip for beginners is starting a show as quickly as possible and then improving it constantly. Brainstorm an idea, get podcasting gear within your budget, and start recording and releasing episodes. You will learn …

Podcasting Microphone

How Much Does a Dynamic Microphone Cost?

I’ve worked over the years with many mics from different price ranges, and I’ve experienced some great ones and some bad ones. I will tell you exactly how does a good dynamic mic costs. Dynamic microphone cost is in the range of $20 to $1000. A good dynamic mic costs between $200-$500 (e.g. SM7B). Mics below $200 sound good if made with precision by a recognized manufacturer (e.g. Shure, Rode). …

Tools to Podcast for Free

How Can You Podcast for Free in 2022? A Step-by-step Guide

Launching a podcast is an exciting thing, but it can quickly become expensive. I’ve used and tested dozens of free and paid tools, so I can confidently tell you how you can podcast for free. In general, you can start a podcast for free. Many free tools allow for recording, editing, and publishing a podcast. The paid tools offer more options, run faster, and are better designed. Most advanced podcast …

Best podcasting gear

Best Microphone Boom Arms 2022 – Guide for All Budgets

A mic stand is an essential accessory you need for comfortable work and recording. After years of working with different stands, I can definitely say that microphone boom arms are the best for this. Best microphone boom arms are built from premium, lightweight materials, and are internally dampened for silent operations. They rotate at a 360-degree angle and allow for easy positioning of even heavy microphones. A good mic boom …

How to Start a Podcast with no Existing Audience in 2022

As I advise business owners and individuals who ask me how to launch a brand new podcast with no existing audience, I always say to focus on building a helpful show and rewarding listening experience. To start a podcast with no existing audience, you need to build a listener profile, define problems you will solve, and ensure your podcast satisfies listeners’ expectations. Before you start, you should also collaborate with …