Find Your Niche
Whether you’re doing it alone, with guests or as part of a duo like us, find what makes you different. From the topics you discuss, your humour or even the layout of your podcast. Keep it authentic to you and try not to be influenced too much by podcasts you regularly listen to. People want to hear YOU!
See if speaking into a microphone comes naturally to you. Even if it’s just a voice memo on your phone. It can feel weird at first (as can listening back for the first time) and it might cringe you out but the more you do it, the easier and more normal it will get. We recorded our first episode as test run with no intention of anyone else hearing it but ended up publishing it!
Once we had regular listeners and knew we had a good thing going, we decided it was time to invest in a better mic. We started off just using the microphone in our laptop and it does the trick, but we eventually levelled up with the Blue Yeti USB Mic. And trust us, it’s made a world of difference - it’s the one that a lot of the ASMR stars use so if that’s your thing, it might just be the one for you.
Figure out a schedule and then try to stick to it. We like to upload weekly but we do have breaks when we feel like it, just keep your audience up-to-date where you can.
Most importantly, don’t take it too seriously. If you’re having fun and enjoying the process, your listeners will too.