So You Want to be a Podcaster

So You Want to be a Podcaster

Pitfalls – Mistakes People Make

February 24, 2021

So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 19

  1. Not being prepared
    • Solution: allow time to prepare

  2. Not being in agreement with the co-host
    • Solution: make an agreement upfront

  3. Unrealistic expectations
    1. Time
      • Solution: make a schedule

    2. Amount of work
      • Solution: Record and edit 4-8 episodes before you publish your first

    3. Audience size
      • Solution: would you enjoy speaking to the number of people that you get downloads
      • Solution: Be OK with the idea that it may take you years and hundreds of episodes to grow your podcast

    4. Financial investment/cost
      • Solution: research upfront the cost

  4. Not knowing your audience
    • Solution: need to learn who your audience is; you would ask your audience for feedback

  5. Not knowing your purpose
    • Solution: Do you want your listeners to learn something? Be entertained? Work to answer the question, “What is your show about?” in 10 words or less.

  6. Commitment
    • Solution: this is a decision one must make

  7. Loss of passion
    • Solution: Know your purpose

  8. Background noise
    • Solution: change the environment
    • Solution: put the dog out

  9. Unexpected technical issues
    • Solution: learn the technology

  10. Not getting the appropriate help
    • Solution: make sure that the person helping you knows what they are talking about