So on this episode, I’d like to tell you guys what steps I took to begin podcasting and what my plans are for the future. Keep in mind that I am not an expert and I am just starting and this may not be the right way of doing this but I’m very empirical sometimes and this is what’s worked for me 3 episodes in:
- I started by coming up with an idea. I have to say that I found the Podcast Planner created by Addy Saucedo a great resource to begin thinking about the format and topics I wanted to include. I am not being endorsed by the podcast planner but I’m happy to give them a shout out.
- I hired my friend to design my logo. Enjoit Multimedia.
- I went ahead and created a WordPress site for the Short Gal Show.
- The next thing I did was to make a decision whether I wanted to obtain the RSS feed from my WordPress site or from a hosting service so let’s stop here for a little bit. The way I decided to do this was through Libsyn –no endorsement here.
- Create content: the first thing I did was to create my first episode explaining what the show was about and another one right after that depicting a specific challenge I’ve had.I’m using Audition from the Adobe suite since I’m familiar with several of the Adobe products. Find out about the equipment I useAs far as music for my podcast, I’m using a little tune that I came up with and that I played on my guitar and a short sound effect separator from a royalty free site. Remember, don’t use copyrighted music!
- Once I had recorded my shows, I uploaded them first to Libsyn. Once I did that, I went ahead and followed some steps to add the Libsyn RSS to my WordPress site and I did that so now my shows play directly on my site with the libsyn player.
- Next step, getting the show to iTunes.
- What it cost me to launch my first three episodes.