Do you have a great idea for a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start?
Are you wishing that you could just get your hands on a beginner-friendly, step-by-step podcasting guide that would make it simple to take your podcast from idea to reality without putting in a surplus of time, money, and frustration?
The Newbie’s Guide to Podcasting
Introducing The Newbie’s Guide to Podcasting — a go-to handbook for podcasting beginners. It includes everything you need to know about starting your own podcast, building an audience, and making money from your work.
What You’ll Learn
The Newbie’s Guide has answers to all of your podcasting questions, including:
- Which podcasting equipment do I need to get started (and which equipment isn’t necessary)?
- How many episodes should I record before my show goes live?
- How do I find advertisers/sponsors for my podcast?
- Where can I find guests for my show?
- What is a podcast hosting service, and which one should I use?
- How frequently do I need to release new episodes?
- How do I get my podcast in front of potential new listeners?
- What should I include in my podcast intro?
- How do I make edits to the audio recording of my show?
- How do I design my podcast’s logo and cover art?
- ……and lots more!
Why Start a Podcast?
Podcasting is a fabulous side hustle that can give you a much-needed creative outlet. Starting a show that focuses on something you’re passionate about is a great way to explore the things that spark your curiosity. Your show will naturally attract people who share your perspective, interests, and/or experiences, so it is a powerful way to build a network of new connections.
Starting your own podcast can also provide you with an additional source of income. The podcasting segment has shown explosive growth in recent years, and its popularity continues to climb. By 2024, it’s expected to generate over a 4 billion dollars. That’s a whole lot of growth in a very short time, and where there’s growth, there is plenty of money to be made!
The financial opportunities in podcasting are important because Ossa is committed to eradicating gender inequality, and a major factor in reaching that goal is to financially empower women. Simply put: when women make more money, women have increased access to power and influence.
Most of all, the podcasting boom is exciting because it offers women an unprecedented opportunity to have their voices heard on a global scale. At Ossa, we want to help you become one of the influential voices in podcasting. Your podcast can have an impact on the discussions that people are having worldwide. We think that’s pretty exciting!
The Newbie’s Guide: Behind the Scenes
The Newbie’s Guide to Podcasting is brought to you by Ossa in partnership with business coach and podcast host extraordinaire Harper Spero. Harper is the host of Made Visible, a podcast about invisible illness. Her show raises awareness about those who suffer from invisible illnesses, and tells the stories of the people who support them.
Harper’s inspiration to create The Newbie’s Guide came from her personal experience of starting her own podcast. Without any prior experience, Harper had to figure out every step of the podcasting process on her own. It wasn’t easy — and she hit countless obstacles and unforeseen challenges on her way to success.
Harper found herself wishing that she’d had a step-by-step beginners’ podcasting guide at her fingertips. When she couldn’t find a podcasting guide that covered everything she wished she had known before starting her own podcast, she decided to write her own how-to handbook — and The Newbie’s Guide was born.
The Newbie’s Guide to Podcasting is your personal road map to creating a podcast that resonates with your audience, generates income, and is personally fulfilling. The guide pairs Harper’s first-hand experience of starting a podcast with Ossa’s expertise on the business of podcasting to give you everything you need to know in order to create a thriving podcast of your own.
Check out Harper’s podcast, Made Visible, on iTunes, Spotify, or your podcast app of choice! You can also hear an interview with Harper on Episode 62 of Ossa Collective’s podcast, Mind of a Mentor.
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