I am a journalist with a passion to be behind that speaker and just pour my heart out. It connects me in a way unexplainable and gets me alive, literally.

That said, I hate routines that are predictable and doing the same thing over and over wears me down. Since September up to a few weeks ago, I volunteered as a radio show host in my native tongue and much as I enjoyed the experience, the show had expected the flow of content that seemed to be repetitive after a couple of weeks. Remember my hate for routine…..well, it kind of caught up and I had to let go.

However, that sent me into researching better versatile dynamic methods to host a programme such that every new day brings out a very new perspective even if the guideline has to be consistent. I also considered if I could do it as a freelancer and potentially earn from it.

The starting costs, of course, came into play and I knew I had to budget for it if I eventually wanted to do podcasts professionally.

Resources that I am keen to acquire include but not limited to;

• Microphone

  • Headset

• Editing software

  • Interviewing/co-hosting: Skype
  • Live-streaming: Google Hangouts On Air
  • Call recording: Google Voice

These costs aside, I am about to embark on a journey that will totally need contributions of different audience sample to know what gap is available that needs filling as well as what need there is to offer a solution.

It’s a whole lot of work to do this as a business and a passion, but I know that when you do what you love, every day is a brand new day with all the possibilities. Bottom line is podcasts viable business idea, and have you ever handled podcast related tasks for clients. I am curious to know your thoughts, advice and reality checks to consider.

It will be a plus if you also can add the kind of discussions you find are not well or less handled from your experiences with podcasts. My eyes are hence hooked here at the comment section. I hope that is healthy!

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  1. Jess
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    I think a talk and interview-based podcast is an incredible idea. I once worked for a lady who started a podcast, but she eventually had to stop because she was much more focused on music and editing in an artistic way. I think voices and good topics are enough as long as you don’t get too caught up in the details (at least in the beginning). Looks great! Enjoy the new journey.

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    That’s cool Opondo! You look like a DJ 🙂 If you love that one then I believe you can. Podcast sounds good to me too and I agree with Elah’s suggestion 🙂

  3. Elah DLR
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    To have your own podcast is a great idea @anawino,maybe you can use freelancing as a niche. I’ve seen some videos on that do the same thing, they interview people,ask questions and let them shares their success story.

    1. Opondo M Post author
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      Success stories sound like a good idea. Thanks for suggesting that @Elah