We chase away the undead ideas that scare away many people from podcasting or blogging, or frighten even seasoned podcasters or bloggers.
1. It's not worth the time
- Joy from sharing your passion
2. I don't have enough to say
- Podcast your passion and you may never run out of content
- Plan ahead
- Harvest content from your audience
3. No one will listen to me
- Passion and enthusiasm is attractive and contagious
- Find an audience
- Know the value of a faithful audience
4. People won't like me
- Better for people to hate you for who you are than to like you for who you aren't
- Be yourself
- Be respectful and a giver
5. It's too hard
- Several free and/or simple solutions: LibSyn, Podbean, Blubrry, Spreaker, Buzzsprout
- Pay someone to set up and then it's easy to maintain
6. It costs too much
You can start for as little as $75.
- Mixer: Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer ($36 Amazon.com, $40 Musician's Friend) or Behringer XENYX 302USB (coming soon!)
- Dynamic mic, stand, and XLR cable: Nady stage microphone with accessories ($25 Amazon.com, $30 Musician's Friend)
- Pop filter: $10–$20 from Amazon.com or Musician's Friend
7. I hate the sound of my voice
- There is a market for every voice
- Most people don't mind
- Don't apologize for yourself
- Try to improve
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