In today’s world, content is king on the internet. And, with technology at the tips of our fingers all day long, we have the ability to create content constantly, which is a great way to spread new information and ideas. While many of us are used to using social media to share our lives and experiences, podcasting is another form of media on the internet that can be a great source of information and entertainment. The barriers to entry for this type of media are low, meaning that basically anyone can start their own podcast–but that also means it’s much more difficult to stand out from all of the other thousands of podcasters.
However, if you’re using the right podcasting equipment and you take the time to create an enticing show with a specific market in mind, you can find success in this field. You don’t even need to drop a lot of money on fancy new equipment. You can record your podcast right from your iPhone. Here are some tips on creating your first podcast and using your iPhone to record.
Why Make a Podcast?
People start their own podcasts for a variety of reasons. Some people are experts in a particular field or industry and want to share their knowledge with others. Entertainers and journalists often start their own podcasts as well to grow their audience and bring their form of entertainment–writing or reporting to a new media form. You may want to start your own podcast if you feel as though you have a particular knowledge of one subject that others could benefit from. A podcast doesn’t have to be focused on a niche topic, though this does make it a bit easier to attract a very specific audience. If you have a lot of connections, you could create an interview-style podcast where you discuss important topics with influential people.