Want to start a podcast? Perhaps you’re already an avid podcast listener, and have playlists loaded with your favorite shows. But now, you want to get in on the action.
You’re thinking you might want to start a podcast….
But do you really want to start a podcast?
After all, creating a great podcast is a lot of work. I’m not going to lie. And spoiler alert! Not one of the reasons we’re going to give you for starting a podcast include, “Because it’s easy!”
Because it’s not! But that certainly shouldn’t deter you from starting your own podcast! The list of reasons why you should far outweigh the ones to not!
There are 11 reasons why you should start a podcast to be exact!
And if, by the end of this list, you’re ready to dive in and launch your own show, check out our blog for all sorts of resources to help get you started, or reach out to us in the comments with your questions or queries!
Now is the time to start your podcast! And here are the reasons why!
Top Reasons for Starting a Podcast
1. To share your knowledge and expertise with the world
Have you got tons of knowledge on your subject, and got years of experience and expertise to share with the world? Start a podcast!
Podcasting is a great way to reach a wider audience and share all that knowledge in a meaningful way. If you hone your niche, and zero in on your target audience, you’ll be able to find a great listnership of like-minded people, all hungry for what you have to share. A podcast is a great way to reach people, share your story and start a conversation!
2. To share your creativity
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you dream of having your novel published or your poems bound between two beautiful hard covers? Well, while you’re working to make that dream a reality, start a podcast!
Podcasts are not only true crime and celebrity interviews! Not by a long shot! Fiction podcasts have really started to take the podcasting world by storm! And starting your own fiction podcast could be just the first step you need to take to get your creativity out there! What better way to hone your writing skills than by having an outlet to share your stories and an engaged audience to enjoy them?
With the help of soundscapes, music, and audio editing techniques, you can use your podcast to create an immersive storytelling experience for your listeners. Whether it’s short stories, poems, or epic fantasy you love to write, a podcast is a channel for all that creativity.
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3. Start a podcast to share your passion
Compelling reason number 3 for starting your own podcast? It’s a way to share your passion!
Are you obsessed with The Office? Can’t stop talking about The Crown?
Do you love arts and crafts? Gardening? Fermenting?
Start a podcast!
Podcasts are an amazing platform to talk about and share your passions! You can start a podcast about literally anything! So why not start one about your passion? I don’t know about you, but I don’t need much encouragement when someone brings up topics I’m passionate about! And that’s what’s great about starting a podcast about something you love, the content creation side of it will always be well-stocked!
And how fun to explore your passions through the medium of podcasting! Actually getting to talk for hours on end with people who “get it” and are as excited as you are? An incredible opportunity!
Even if you’re not an expert on your topic, that’s totally okay. What better way to learn more about something you enjoy than by having to research it for your next episode?
So if you’re looking for a reason to start a podcast, sharing your passion is a great one!
4. Start a podcast to learn a new skill
Another great reason to start a podcast is simply to learn more about podcasting! There are a myriad of skills needed to create a high-quality podcast. You need to learn about podcasting equipment and recording set-ups. You will need to discover how to write scripts, conduct great interviews, deliver quality content, and how to edit audio.
Not to mention learning how to reach out and book guests, how to promote a podcast, and eventually, how you could potentially monetize your show.
Podcasting is a never-ending journey! There’s always something new you can learn.
So, if you’re up to the challenge, or you’ve been on the hunt for a new hobby, or you’re always on the lookout for skill development opportunities, starting a podcast can provide all of the above and so much more!
5. To meet people you admire
One of the best things about starting a podcast is that you can meet people you admire. Whether you start a podcast about film, music, business, or simply start interviewing people with interesting life stories, you will have the opportunity to meet some fascinating individuals.
Whether you start a podcast in your professional field, or about your passions, it gives you the perfect opportunity to dream big and reach out to those “big names” in your topic and see if you can land interviews! Even if you don’t land those so-called “big names” (yet) there are plenty of incredible people in your niche that you could interview!
Your own podcast sets you up perfectly to meet some of those incredible people that you admire.
6. To promote your business or products
If you’re looking to promote your business or your brand, starting a podcast is a great way to do it. A podcast is the perfect medium for sharing information about your business or products, and it provides an opportunity for listeners to connect with you on a personal level.
A podcast is a great way to start conversations about your business, products or services that can reach an immense audience. It’s also incredibly effective at driving sales growth and maintaining customer loyalty by providing your listeners with useful information on current topics as well as regular updates on new product releases and promotions.
As marketers know, in order to promote a business or products effectively, it’s important to create content that resonates with your audience. And a podcast provides a unique opportunity to do that.
So if you’re ready to take your marketing efforts up a notch, starting a podcast may be the right move for you.
Related read: How to use a Business Podcast to Seriously Grow Your Brand
7. To enhance your authority
Are you an influencer, author, or entrepreneur? Then you should consider starting a podcast!
Podcasting can be a great way to enhance your authority and credibility in your field. A podcast provides you the space to share your knowledge through a new medium. You may have a blog, which is obviously a great way to build your authority, but a podcast allows you to dominate another medium. And this is a great way to build that authority and credibility.
So if you’re looking for a way to stand out from the competition, start a podcast today!
8. To network and build relationships
Podcasting can be a great way to connect with people, be them other podcasters, or contemporaries, or leaders in your field, and to build relationships. More so than other mediums, relationships have been key to podcasting’s overall success and popularity.
And so one of the cornerstones of the industry is that relationships are built. Firstly, between hosts and their listeners, and then between those you connect with because of your podcast.
Yes, you’ll connect with those you interview, but there are also a whole host of podcast events that allow you to connect with your fellow podcasters and build relations with them.
A podcast truly is a great way to build connections and form long-lasting friendships. A top reason for starting a podcast in our books!
9. Start a podcast for personal growth and development
Podcasting can be a great way to achieve personal growth and development. By starting a podcast and having conversations with interesting people from all walks of life, you have the opportunity to learn from your guests and expand your own knowledge.
Moreover, by learning how to start and host a successful podcast, you can develop skills such as public speaking, communication, and interviewing. These are important skills that will help you in any field.
But perhaps the most important benefit of starting a podcast for personal growth and development is that it helps you become more self-aware. By talking about your experiences and journey in life, you come to understand yourself better. And by exploring different areas of life, you learn more about what you’re interested in and what makes you happy.
A winning reason to start a podcast, don’t you think?
10. Start a podcast to make some money
In at number 10 as a reason for starting a podcast, making some money.
While we don’t recommend starting a podcast with the sole purpose of making money, you are definitely able to eventually turn a podcast into another stream of revenue.
There are a variety of ways to monetize a podcast, such as affiliate marketing, sponsorship deals, selling merchandise and advertising. If you put in the consistent hard work to create a high-quality podcast, and you nurture your audience and build a buzzing community around your show, you will be able to monetize your podcast.
And so if you have been looking for a way to create another source of income, starting a podcast might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
11. Start a podcast for fun!
And finally, our last reason for starting a podcast…
Start a podcast because it’s fun!
The podcasting space is a wonderful space to be. Podcasters and others involved in the industry are some incredible people. They’re passionate about podcasting, about collaborating, and about growing the industry as a whole.
We also know for a fact that podcasters have a lot of fun creating their shows. Whether it’s interviewing experts, exploring new areas of interest, or creating an epic audio adventure.
Trust us, podcasts are fun!
And there you have it, our top 11 reasons why YOU should start a podcast.
Starting a podcast really has numerous benefits and can provide some really incredible opportunities. From personal growth and development to making money online, podcasts are an increasingly popular form of media. They’re also a fantastic marketing opportunity, and so are a perfect way to expand your reach and grow your brand.
And in addition to all the practical reasons for starting a podcast, it can also be a great way to have fun and explore new areas of interest. So start your podcast today!