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Episode 437

How to Start a Podcast in 2024: Blueprint for Podcast Success


Unlocking the Power of Podcast Planning: The PREP’M Method

Are you dreaming of starting your very own podcast in 2024? If so, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect starting point. In the latest episode, I how to start a podcast in 2024 and unveil the PREP’M method—a comprehensive strategy I crafted to help you flourish in the content creation, whether for podcasts, blogs, YouTube channels, or newsletters.

How to Start a Podcast in 2024: Embracing the Planning Phase for Content Creation Success

A staggering 45% of your content creation process should be devoted to planning—an area many creators overlook. I discussed how planning is not just about scribbling ideas; it’s about creating a visionary roadmap that guides every piece of content from conception to audience reception. This blueprint lifts the veil on what drives your content forward, ensuring your voice is heard in the ocean of online chatter.

Launching with Confidence: The Beginner’s Pathway

Sharing my foray into podcasting in 2018, I explained how starting small helped me steadily climb the ladder of comfort and confidence in content creation and marketing. For beginners, my five-minute podcast boot camp could be your golden ticket to understanding the podcasting ropes and paving the way for heightened confidence in your content. You’ll better understand how to start a podcast in 2024.

The PREP’M Method: A Foundation for Brilliance

The PREP’M Method—plan, record, edit, publish, and market—is this incredible framework holding up the content you love. It’s critical not to drown in the allure of fancy equipment, a lesson learned when I began with just a $20 microphone. What’s paramount is the content and planning behind it—not what you record with.

Editing Like a Pro: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Editing can seem daunting, but it’s all about simplicity and patience. With my journey of over 900 episodes, I found that time and consistency polish your skills like no tutorial can. When you’re recording and stumble upon a mishap, pause. This creates a marker for editing and relieves you from chasing perfection—a podcast life hack that takes the pressure off your shoulders.

Mastering the Art of Podcast Interviews

I’ve been there for solo podcast starters and know the hiccups you might face. That’s why starting with interviews can be a game-changer; it naturally flows and infuses your podcast with dynamic stories that captivate. I even share my favorite tools—Riverside FM for solo episodes and interviews, Camtasia for video vibes, and Hindenburg for that crisp audio edit.

A New Age for Podcast Marketing with Canva

The world is never still, and neither is marketing. Canva has transformed over the years, becoming a powerhouse tool for design and your podcast’s marketing machine. In this evolving digital space, it’s about leveraging the myriad resources at your disposal and seeking help to scale the towering walls of content promotion.

Guiding You Through the Podcast Maze

Finally, there’s no shame in not knowing the path forward if you’ve hit a roadblock. I offer coaching through “Proffitt Podcasting,” a program designed to navigate the podcasting journey. Don’t forget I’m one message away for any burning audio or video questions.

I’ve laid the groundwork in this episode, but it’s your story to tell. Subscribe to the podcast, engage with each lesson, and remember that planning is your compass in content creation’s captivating yet daunting world. Here’s to making your podcast dreams a roaring reality!

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HI, I'M Krystal Proffitt

Podcast coach, content strategist, best-selling author, lifelong cheerleader, and content marketer

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