How to start your own ghost story podcast

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Do you like scary stories?  Are you fascinated with ghost stories?

Well, have you ever thought of starting your own ghost story podcast?  This may seem like something you can’t do if you’ve never done it before.  But the truth is, it is a lot simpler than you might think.  In fact, we have just a few steps you can take to start your own ghost story podcast.

Figure Out What Kind of Podcast You Want

When you think about ghost story podcasts, it can cover a number of things.  So think about what kind of ghost story podcast you want.

For example, you could talk about true ghost stories.  You could focus on general ghost stories.  Or you could get more specific, like ghost stories from a specific era or from a specific location.  Speaking of which, you could also discuss different haunted locales.  Or you could talk about recent ghost stories.

But not all ghost stories have to be true.  You could also start a fictional ghost story podcast.  You could tell different scary stories with each episode of your podcast.  Or you could have a longer storyline revolving around one ghost story.  You could even have seasons and switch up your ghost story with each season.

This is also a good time for you to decide if you want to do this alone or have a co-host.

Basically, there are a lot of different directions you could take your new podcast.  Which is, of course, really exciting.

Protect Yourself Legally

Are you thinking about making money with your podcast?  You may think you can’t make money with your podcast, but the truth is, you really can.  We talk about ways you can make money with a podcast here.  This could be a wonderful side hustle for you – or maybe eventually your main job!

But to do this, you will need to protect yourself legally.  And you can do that with an LLC.  We go over the pros and cons of starting an LLC here.

Get the Right Tools & Software For Your Podcast

Now that you have protected yourself legally, you can begin on your podcast.  But you probably don’t have everything you need to get started working on your podcast.  In fact, there are probably things you need that you haven’t thought of yet, such as a pop filter.

But you don’t have to worry about what you do and don’t need.  Just check out our checklist for starting a podcast and make sure you have everything on the list!

Start Your Podcast

And now you are ready to begin your podcast!  Have fun sharing and scaring others with your new podcast!