One of the most important decisions you can make is what topic to cover with your podcast. For some people, the topic is the first thing that comes to them. Others want to start podcasting but aren’t sure what they should talk about. We can help.
Look at Your Interests
Remember that you’ll be talking about this topic for a long time if all goes well. That means you need something that you already enjoy and will love to learn more about. What’s something that you’re passionate about? What always draws your interest, regardless of the day?
If you’re not sure what areas you are most interested in, simply do a poll of friends and family. Ask them, if you were to do a podcast, what would they expect it to be on. You will quickly see what you tend to talk about most.
Determine Your Goals
Are you in this just for the money? Do you want to sell a specific product or service? Are you going for entertainment value?
All of these questions will help you narrow down your ideas and create a more focused plan for your podcast. It will also help you decide if you want to cover a wider variety of information within your topic of choice or if you will tightly focus. For example, a podcast on freelance writing is fairly open, while a podcast on writing for science magazines is more specific.
What is Your Unique Selling Point?
Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few topics or even just one main theme, you should determine what will set you apart from others. There are millions of podcasts available, so chances are there are others on your particular theme. What makes you different from those?
Setting your USP will help you stay on track and offer your own unique touch to the podcast. That’s what will attract listeners and keep them coming back.
Whatever your topic choice, you can rely on Listening Dog Media to help you get your podcast out there. We offer a variety of services for podcasters, ranging from editing and launching to promotion. Learn more today.