I recently decided to start a podcast after being a podcast listener for years. On February 15 of this year, I launched The Dreamers Podcast (click here to listen).
I am an introvert by nature, so deciding to start a podcast was not a straightforward decision. Here’s why I decided to do it, how I went about it, and what I enjoy most about podcasting.
Why I decided to start a podcast
While I’m here on this Earth, I believe in doing everything I can to answer my calling.
I’m committed to doing what I can to inspire and empower people to reach for the life they want to live. By showing up and being transparent about my journey, the good and bad, I hope to help others live life on their own terms.
I launched The Dreamers Podcast to tell the stories of remarkable people who bet on themselves to build wealth with purpose. My number one mission is to showcase the endless possibilities that exist if you are willing to think outside of the box to design your best life.
As a personal finance writer, one of my goals is to share information that can help my audience build wealth on their terms.
On my podcast, I bring in guests from different fields who have built wealth with purpose or are in the process of doing so. I believe that sharing those stories and the lessons learned can help listeners on their journey.
I also understand people consume information differently. Podcasting gives me access to an audience that might not be interested in reading blog posts and articles.
As an avid podcast listener, I also know the impact podcasts have had on my personal development and growth. I’m hoping to use my platform to help facilitate that kind of expansion for someone else, even if it is just one person.
How I started a podcast
A quick online search on how to start a podcast will leave you with a ton of articles and avenues to explore.
When I decided to start a podcast, I gave myself two months to launch. During that period, I had a long list of tasks to complete, including deciding on a topic, name, and show format. I also had to have a cover art, secure guests, and many other activities leading up to the launch.
In my early research, I was intrigued by the fact that most podcasts don’t make it past seven episodes. I was determined to learn everything that I could about podcasting in a month to launch on time. However, I also had to be mindful of the limited time I had to dedicate to this new venture.
For that reason, I decided to invest in a podcasting course to walk me through the steps I needed to take to start a podcast successfully. Time is a precious resource, and like many people, my time is already stretched thin. I wanted to save time and to avoid mistakes that most podcasting newbies make. I could have done it without the course, but it would have required more time. I probably also would have made a few more mistakes.
I appreciate having all the steps laid out. I also saved time by talking to people who had been podcasting successfully about designing my show and launching and promoting the show. Shortly after completing the course, I started reaching out to people who would be great guests for the podcast. I was able to launch with over ten episodes completed. It reassured me that I would make it past the seven episodes curse.
Watch the podcast trailer here.
What I enjoy most about podcasting
Looking back, it’s hard to believe that only nine weeks have passed between the project conception for my podcast to its actual launch.
The Dreamers Podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen to the first three episodes on the podcast section of this website.
I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to people who inspire me. Along with the audience, I get to learn from their story and their mistakes. My mind has expanded even further in that short period. I have also developed some good relationships in the process.
Last thoughts about my decision to start a podcast
Podcasting is a great creative outlet to share a message and connect to an audience. It is also an enriching experience that requires work and dedication. Podcasting is not a quick way to fortune. However, it is an excellent tool for anyone interested in getting their message out there and building a community.
Listen to the podcast here.