Launching Your Podcast | Episode 15

So, you’d like to start a podcast…now what? In this episode Dave Shrein chats with Ryan Bilello about the practical tools that will help you get your podcast up and running. With their combined experience, their discussion about editing tools, software, and general theory will help you save time and money while launching a successful show.

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First, Ryan suggests making sure you know what your podcast will be about. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But sometimes narrowing your focus to your “one thing” is complicated. This “one thing” is too important to overlook. With it, you will have razor-sharp focus for your podcast, your audience will know what to expect, gaining their trust and loyalty. You don’t want to start out then realize later you’re just not excited about your topic. Your audience will pick up on your lack of passion and spend their time elsewhere.

Ryan’s second piece of advice is to not live in a fishbowl. Just like his life’s focus of building relationships and networking, starting a podcast also requires relationships. He suggests having other people around you, never do it alone. Find people you can go to and ask the hard questions, who will be honest with you. And then, don’t become discouraged right away. Stick with it for 6 months to a year, ride out any seasonal patterns with realistic expectations before tossing in the towel.

Also in this Episode

  • What equipment should you use?
  • Why it feels so awkward to start a podcast.
  • Early mistakes to avoid.
  • Why 2 hours of content is all you need to get started.
  • And much more…

Practical Tip: always have a glass of water nearby. It never fails, the moment you don’t have water, you’ll get a bad case of cotton-mouth and won’t be able to ask your guest that important question.

About Our Ryan Bilello

Ryan Bilello is from the Milwaukee area and is known as the “master connector, ”passionately bringing people together through social media. He is an active frontrunner on periscope, providing nuggets of wisdom to put the new platform to use. Ryan is a goldmine of tips to help you improve your social media presence.

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