Launching your own podcast can be a scary thing.
Especially if you don't know where to start or who to trust.
If you've got all the time in the world you can go digging through the interwebs to find all sorts of free info on starting your own show.
Some of the info might be good and most of it will be total crap.
I've been working on podcasts since 2008 and in my experience I've found three main areas people struggle with when it comes to starting their own podcast show.
I call them the 3 pillars of podcasting.
Pillar #1: Tech (we talked about this yesterday)
Pillar #2: Topics (we're talking about this today)
Pillar #3: Making Dough (coming up tomorrow)
If you follow the buzz online you'll see lazy podcasters telling you the only thing you need is a list of questions and a guest to answer them.
Sure, this worked well for a while, but with so many new shows following the same exact format and booking the same boring guests it's not as effective as it used to be.
That's why I prefer to have topic based shows at The Podcast Factory.
This showcases you (the host) as the expert.
It keeps your audience coming back for more.
And it makes you stand out from all the other shows.
The problem is coming up with interesting topics.
You're afraid you won't know what to say.
You don't want to bore your audience.
You don't know if you can keep up a weekly show.
The key is to focus on your listener.
Keep your shows short.
And record a bunch of shows ahead of time so you have a chance to get more inspiration between recording sessions.
I explain this in great detail inside module #2 of my Podcasting 101 training.
You can grab the training today by CLICKING HERE
I'll be back tomorrow with pillar #3 – how to make dough with your show.