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WHAT’S THIS EPISODE ABOUT?

 

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How Much Does it Cost to Podcast? 

There are definitely certain things to consider when it comes to costs associated with podcasting. And my firm belief is to NOT spend a crazy amount of money on anything when you’re just getting started. (Get scrappy and creative!)

If you’re brand new to the podcast game, here are the costs and expenses you can expect to see in your first 6 months to a year. And then we’ll dive into the upgraded “fancy” stuff. But start here. Don’t go diving off the deep end and throwing money around when you’re just getting started.
 

Equipment

I literally got started for $30. Yup, you read that right…$30! That’s it.

I don’t think you have to buy a super expensive mic right out of the gate. This $21 mic I got off Amazon will do the trick. (Psst…I still use this mic from time to time! It works like a charm!)

How Much Does it Cost to Podcast?

Podcast Hosting Services (Hosting Site)

Thankfully, podcast monthly expenses don’t break the bank! But you definitely need a podcast hosting service in order to get your podcast up and running. And this is a monthly expense that you’ll have as long as you want your podcast out in the world.

My Recommendation: BuzzSprout.com

I love BuzzSprout! They’ve provided great customer support, a collaborative online community and I was able to get started so cheap because they offer a 90-day FREE trial! (You can check them out today by clicking here.)

How Much Does it Cost to Podcast?

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Above & Beyond Costs

Podcast Website

Another cool thing about going with BuzzSprout is that you get a website when you join their services. Another way for your audience to see you, know you, like you and trust you more.

Merchandise & Inventory

I don’t have firsthand experience with merch for this podcast. The reason I bring it up is that people ask all the time about merch for their podcast, but don’t always consider that it may be something that costs them.

Upgrading Your Equipment

I started with my $30 equipment. From there, I got a $100 gift card and my first thought was, “I’m getting a new podcast mic!” And That’s where my Blue Yeti came from.

 

How Much Does it Cost to Podcast?

Then I got my Tascam Dr-40X, which is what I’ve been recording on for the past 3 months. And I LOVE IT!

You can hear what it sounds like for an in-person interview on this episode with DIY Marketing with Melanie.

Upgrading Your Interview Platforms

If you’re really serious about having a mostly interview podcast, then check out the recommended platforms that BuzzSprout stands behind. 

How Much Does it Cost to Podcast?

Recap: How Much Does it Cost to Podcast

  1. Equipment
  2. Hosting Services
  3. Podcast Website
  4. Merchandise & Inventory

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