Should You Start a Podcast?

Podcasts or as they can also be called video blogs are starting to catch on fire online. It seems that these days podcasts are being done in various subjects, that range from politics, to entertainment, to health, to outdoor life, to dating, you name it odds are a podcast can be found on it. Perhaps you’ve considered creating a podcast of your own yet wonder if these are really worth all the effort? Can someone really be successful at it? Well, the first thing to remember when it comes to a podcast is to always choose to do one on something you’re passionate about.

Take for example Helen Lee Schifter. for anyone who does know who she is, she was a Wall Street as an arbitrage trader before going into journalism. However, it was when she studied Zen Buddhism that she found her true passion. Now she has a highly successful blog podcast on Thrive Global that pertains to health and wellness. So, always find your passion, do the podcast for your passion and rest will follow. Here are some advantages to having a podcast.

A Good Way to Connect with Others

You’d be amazed at how many individuals could share your viewpoints. If your podcasts are instructive you could find those who need the information or advice. We live in the age where we connect with those all over the world. Podcasts are a good way to make that connection in a lasting way.

Good Hobby

Some may think a podcast is a whole lot of work. How can this be called a hobby? True there will be work involved, but there will also be enjoyment remembering you are sharing your passion here. For some of us this is a good way to escape from a hard day or even our problems for a little while by doing a podcast.

Making Money

Alright let’s face it this is one of the main reasons individuals want a podcast, but again it shouldn’t be the main reason. Otherwise you could be doomed to fail from the beginning. The money isn’t going to be there at first. Yes, eventually the monetization will come especially from sponsors and even fan donations, but don’t get your hopes up to be an overnight sensation. Not all of us can be a Helen Lee Schifter. We are staking our own path and have to go on our own journey. We are staking our own path and have to go on our own journey.

Now that we discussed some advantages, how do we get started with making a podcast? Well there are some companies out there that claim to help take the guesswork out of the process. But the best course of action is to always do research on these before signing up, and find out what other customers have said. Also research other podcasts similar to the one you want to start, find out if these are successful. Before long you could have a podcast of your very own.