5 Benefits of Starting Your Own Podcast

In this episode of Ms. Ileane Speaks, I pose a question (well more like a challenge) to you dear listener:

How would you like to start a podcast of your own?

5 Benefits of Launching Your Own Podcast

Before we go any further, I need to give a special thanks to my Blab friends Guy R. Cook and Bruce Garber. They wanted to know if they could subscribe to my podcast on Android. My answer was, yes of course you can subscribe on Android using Stitcher. Well, it seems that the link I was using stopped working so a big shout out to them because I got it fixed now. Here's the corrected link to listen to Ms. Ileane Speaks Podcast on Stitcher

Have you ever thought about podcasting?

Have you ever wondered if podcasting is something that would be right for you? Well here are some of the benefits that I've experienced as a podcaster and that I've seen others also enjoy. My daughter she also has a podcast. So my podcast is Ms. Ileane Speaks just like my YouTube channel. And my daughter, she just started a new podcast her name is Nikki, and her podcast is called Better Than Success.

So with that, let me get right to some of the benefits I would like to start off with personal development.

Personal development in the sense that as you're preparing for your podcast you're researching your learning about your craft you should always be podcasting about something that you have an area of expertise. But as you develop the content for your podcast you're also going to be expanding your knowledge and your expertise in that area. So that's where I say it's Personal Development. There's also the interpersonal skills that you're going to get when you're appearing on other shows being interviewed and also when you are having guests on your show and you're conducting interviews. So there's a personal development component of podcasting and I started off with that as the first benefit because I want this to be something that you say and see immediate benefits from.

It's very rewarding to start a podcast and I think it will be almost instant gratification when you're first podcast is out there and those episodes are launched and you can tell people ” You want to listen to my podcast?”. So let's move on to number two.

Btw – Here's the video version I recorded on YouTube Live

Public Speaking. Guys who know they say that people have a fear of public speaking of course I can't imagine that. But there are some folks that have a fear of public speaking and even if you don't have a fear even if you have like one of those outgoing personalities (such as myself) and you just want to hone your public speaking skills you want to be able to talk off the cuff. Such as what I'm doing here now I just have these five points written down. The rest I'm just all coming from you know “off the dome” as I like to say. So you can build those skills because I remember when I used to be so embarrassed, so afraid and didn't want to really get up and talk in front of a lot of people. And I was really young when I came out of my shell but as time went on and as I would get in front of people and do some public speaking I gained more and more confidence – after I started my podcast! And also with my YouTube. Even being on YouTube videos like right now I'm live here for my YouTube channel. I would probably not do this as well had I not been podcasting since 2010.

The next is that you're going to have larger more Loyal Audience.

Because with podcasting people began to – what do they always say in marketing “Know, Like and Trust you.”

Chris Ducker and Jerod Morris with Ileane
Chris Ducker, Ms. Ileane & Jerod Morris at Ascend 2015

Chris Ducker says “Know LOVE and Trust you.” Remember those folks are gonna have you in their ear buds when they're working out, when they're doing their housework, when they're on the way to work driving in the car and so they're going to have this special kinship with you that you can't really get in other mediums especially blogging and all of that. And even though I LOVE YouTube – YouTube is great – people can multitask when they're listening to podcast. So I always recommend to have both things in your pocket ok so that was number three.
We have:

  • Personal development;
  • Public speaking;
  • Growing a loyal audience.

Next – there's Less Competition
So if you want to stand out in a crowd I gotta tell you it's really hard to do that with a blog there are literally millions and millions of blogs out there but there's not many the of podcasts. But I gotta tell you guys people are picking up on podcasting on a daily basis. It's really to the point where new podcasts are starting all the time. So you gotta get in there while the gettin is still good. But in general there's less competition in the arena of podcasting then there are with blogging or even with YouTube and live streaming.

Ok the final tip is that you're going to Increase Your Exposure. It's a new audience! It's a brand new audience. Some folks that's the only way they like to consume content is through audio and through podcasting. So I encourage you and here's what I did just to make sure that folks know how to get their podcast listed in iTunes I put together a guide and guys look this is a free guide you do not have to give me your email in order to download this guide.

I want to help you.

I want you to start podcasting.

Click on the image above on you can use this link:

How to Get Your Podcast Listed in iTunes

Keep coming back here subscribe here on YouTube because I have the podcast which is Ms. Ileane Speaks but I'm also making sure that I do a live stream or present some type of a screencast tutorial for you here on YouTube as well. I want to see you succeed. If you have any questions if you need help with anything please just let me know. With that said, take care and come back next week for another episode.

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