JLDC 0105: Jessica Rhodes – Starting Your Own Podcast

Considering starting your own podcast?

I started my podcast back in 2014 and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. It wasn’t hard to do, in fact, I did it all by myself.

In this interview with Jessica Rhodes, she explains why you want to have or be a host on podcasts, and how to get started the right way.

Topics discussed during this podcast include;

  • Why are podcasts so effective?
  • What do you need to start your own podcast?
  • How can you find quality guests for your podcast?
  • What is the best way to approach podcasters about being a guest on their show?
  • And much more!

You can play this session of the podcast here:

Starting Your Own Podcast - Jessica Rhodes

Websites referenced during the podcast:


Here’s a timeline of the topics discussed during the podcast:

0:00 – Jessica Rhodes short intro and bio
2:00 – What made Jessica Rhodes the person that she is today?
5:40 – Why are podcast so effective in getting exposure for businesses and creating opportunities?
7:45 – What is involved in starting your own podcast?
11:15 – What advice would you give for finding guests for your podcast?
16:45 – What advice would you give for those wanting to be guests on a podcast or radio show?
20:00 – How Jessica helps podcasters and those wanting to appear as a guest on podcasts
20:45 – Jessica’s final thoughts

Here’s what I got out of this interview with Jessica…

Get started on your podcast immediately.

Don’t wait until you feel that you’ve got your format down, or that you have a unique message to share, or that your intro music is good enough, blah, blah, blah.

In the beginning no one cares. Get started now and you’ll develop your podcast as you go along.

Starting your own podcast? Keep it simple!

Don’t go all out and buy an expensive microphone and audio editing equipment. You don’t need it.

In the beginning the only thing you need is a half-decent mic. You can get one for around $60 and that’s all you really need to get started.

I still use free audio editing software like Audacity today.

Having your own podcast gives you greater control

There are not many opportunities to have your own media outlet where you have complete control. With a podcast you are able to communicate with your followers in a unique, personal way…

…and offer that to your guests. This gives you the opportunity to have high-quality guests on your show imparting valuable content that will benefit both you and your listeners.

Like this podcast?

If you’re enjoying the podcast, it’s safe to assume there are others out there like you who would also enjoy the podcast.

Help them find it!

I’ve created a short video below that will show you how to quickly and easily rate and review the podcast in iTunes and/or Stitcher. Those people will appreciate it, and you’ll feel great about yourself…

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