How to start your very own gardening podcast

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Gardening is your passion.  You love giving advice to other gardeneres.  So shouldn’t you have a podcast that does just that?

You might think that starting your own podcast sounds overwhelming or too difficult.  Luckily, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  You can absolutely start your own podcast even if you have no experience.  You just need to make sure you have the right tools and you’ve taken the right steps.  And luckily, we are here to walk you through the process!

Step #1: Come Up With Your Structure

This is the step where you start brainstorming the formatting of your podcast.  Do you want to do it by yourself, or have a co-host?  Do you want to have guests on your podcasts?  Will your podcast be super specific or broader?  Do you want to rely on tips, scientific research, news, or talk about your own experiences?  Will each episode have a theme?  There are so many possibilities at this stage, and that is the exciting part.

Step #2: Come Up With Your Name

Now that you know what your podcast is going to be about, it’s time to come up with a name!  You can make it unique to you and your point of view, but you don’t want it to be too unique.  In other words, you want people to see the name of your podcast and roughly know what your podcast is about.

Take for example, the Growing Greener podcast.  This podcast is about environmentally informed gardening, which I think you can gather from the name.

Step #3: Starting a Business

Once you have a name, you could legally apply to start a business for your podcast.  You’ll have to check rules for wherever you live, as they vary depending on your region.

But wait!  Do you want to make this podcast a business?  Maybe you don’t.  Maybe you just want this to be a hobby.

But you could make money from this podcast.  We talk about ways to make money from a podcast here.  This could make for a nice side hustle – or could become your full-time job.

So if you do want to make money from your podcast, you need to create a business.  And you need to protect yourself legally.

You could do this by forming an LLC.  We go over the advantages and disadvantages of an LLC here.

Step #4: Get The Right Tools

Now you may think you are ready to begin to start recording your podcast.  But not so fast!  You need the right tools to do that.  And there may be a few tools you need that you may not have thought of (like have you ever even heard of a pop filter before?).  You can find a full list of what you need to start a podcast here.

Step #5: Get Started

Okay, now you are ready to go – for real this time!  Have fun!