Let's Get Real About Podcasting Gear
With the new year here, I'm seeing a lot of people trying to step things up as far as podcasting. And I've seen a couple of very common situations.
- Podcasters who think an equipment "upgrade" will make them better podcasters.
- People who think they can't podcast until they have the right equipment.
I challenge you to rethink both of these things and help others to do the same.
Yes, having nice equipment is helpful, but it doesn't make you a "better" podcaster. And you're never going to get "better" if you don't start, so if you're waiting until you have a pro-level mic, or whatever else you're waiting for, don't – start something today, even if it's just you talking into a laptop mic and posting it on a free hosting service like Anchor.
Here's a podcast episode on how to sound better with advice you can put into action now, using the equipment you already have.
If you had $100 to start a podcast, how would you spend it?
Depending on where you are with your podcasting journey and what your situation is like, $500 (or even $100) can be a lot of money. So it's a good thing that, if you're reading this, you have all the equipment you need to make your podcast better right now.
Related... Mentioned below is an opportunity for you (or at least some of you) to get free podcast editor training, so if you meet the qualifications and it sounds like something you'd benefit from, take advantage of this.
Keep moving forward!