Podcasting From Home: The Podcast Starter Kit

  • How to start a podcast from home
  • Options for recording your podcast from home
  • How long your podcast should be
  • What you need to start a podcast from home
  • Podcast equipment you can use at home
  • Software you will need to get started
  • Podcast hosting options
  • How to publish your podcast
  • Podcast distribution
  • How to make money podcasting at home
  • Some examples of podcasts created remotely

How to start a podcast from home

Sound quality when podcasting from home

Planning a podcast from home

How to record a podcast from home

How do I remotely record a podcast for free?

  • Zoom
  • RingCentral
  • ClickMeeting
  • GoToMeeting
  • Google Meet
  • BlueJeans
  • Lifesize
  • 8x8
  • FreeConference

Advanced recording options

How long should a podcast be?

  • It’s a business podcast so likely to be consumed during work
  • The longer your podcast, the more editing you will do
  • Zoom conks out at 40 minutes and I’d like to say hello and goodbye either side of the 30 minutes

How do you record a podcast interview?

How do you record a podcast interview?
How do you record a podcast interview?
How do you record a podcast interview?
How do you record a podcast interview?
How do you record a podcast interview?

What do I need to start a podcast from home?

Podcast equipment

  • Laptop; unless you’re adventurous and try to create a phone-based podcast
  • Yeti Podcast Microphone: you don’t need to be a sound engineer to get this setup; plug and play for clear and professional audio
  • Logitech C920 HD Webcam: clips onto your laptop so you can record video if desired; doubles as a great webcam for business calls too

Podcast software

  • Podcast recording software (like Riverside)
  • Podcasting hosting software (like Transistor)
  • Public calendar — for your guests to book in a recording slot
  • Podcast editing software — you will need to edit your podcast
Audacity download

Podcast hosting

How to publish a podcast

How to start a podcast on Spotify

How to start a podcast on Spotify

How to start a podcast on Apple

How to start a podcast on Apple

Podcast distribution

Podcast distribution

Can you make money with a podcast at home?

  1. Find a podcast sponsor
  2. Affiliate marketing

Some great examples of podcasts created remotely

  1. How I Built This: Since the Sierra Nevada episode several weeks ago, they’ve been recording remotely. Listeners haven’t grumbled at the switch from in-person — did they even notice?
  2. ReWork: Inspired by the book of the same name, the founders of Basecamp even have a series titled Going Remote.
  3. Insane In The Men Brain: Rich Wilson talks to funny & interesting people about their experiences. And talking to people doesn’t require being there in-person.
  4. Sweathead: How do you get good at strategy? With almost 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. That’s a lot of listens so going remote can’t have had too much of a bad impact.
  5. All Good Copy: Glenn Fisher, author of The Art of Click hosts guests from the UK to Australia so you’d imagine a remote podcast is vital.
  6. Greyhatbeard: A Microsoft-themed podcast so naturally recorded on Microsoft Teams (remotely).
  7. CoSchedule: All about actionable marketing. One action Ben at CoSchedule took was to record remotely to keep his podcast going during the coronavirus pandemic.
  8. BootSaaS: Val’s SaaS podcast so remotely that he sometimes uses his son’s room!

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Dominic Kent

Dominic Kent

Director of Content Marketing & Communications at Mio. Founder of UC Influencers. Freelance Marketer in Unified Comms.