Ep 65: How Expensive Does Your Microphone Need to Be? with Adam Schaeuble from Podcasting Business School

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Podcasting: A Podcast about How to Start a Podcast and Podcasting Tips

25-01-2024 • 15 mins

Do you need an expensive microphone for your podcast to be legit?

In this episode, I chat with Adam Schaeuble from Podcasting Business School to debunk some common myths about needing expensive equipment to have a successful podcast. He's done over 1,000 episodes using just a $97 microphone, so he can speak from experience when he says fancy microphones are not essential!

What matters most in podcasting is consistently; delivering great content that serves your listeners, not tip-top perfect audio quality. Don't get caught up spending hours editing or let worries about background noise stop you from getting started. As long as your audience can hear and understand you, small imperfections don't really matter.

Our advice? Don't break the bank on podcasting gear, especially when you're first getting started. And don't get paralyzed trying to achieve podcast perfection - just start creating content. Stay consistent, connect with your listeners, and optimize as you go. Great content trumps all.

So come along and debunk the myth that you need ultra-expensive equipment. I'll show you how I've built a business with affordable tools and a focus on serving my audience. Let's change the conversation and share podcasting tips around what it really takes to succeed in podcasting.

Highlights:

  • The importance of budget-friendly podcasting
  • Investing in launching the podcast correctly rather than expensive equipment
  • Adam Schaeuble's frugal approach to podcasting equipment
  • The success of Adam's podcast with a $97 microphone
  • The importance of consistency in podcasting
  • Understanding the needs of different podcast genres
  • The dangers of lazy podcasting and the importance of putting in effort
  • The misconception that expensive equipment is necessary for a successful podcast

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Podcasting Business School Talks About Podcasting Equipment
  • 00:01:06 The Cost of Adam Schaeuble's Podcasting Equipment
  • 00:04:00 Building a Successful Podcast with Minimal Expenses
  • 00:05:21 The Power of Consistency in Podcasting
  • 00:07:19 The Importance of Editing Your Podcast
  • 00:09:39 The pitfalls of lazy podcasting
  • 00:12:07 You Don't Need Expensive Equipment to Start a Podcast

Guest bio:

Adam Schaeuble is a full-time podcaster, podcasting business consultant, and the host of the Apple Top 100 ranked podcast Podcasting Business School. Adam uses his three-phase Podcasting Business Accelerator process to help coaches, consultants, and service providers leverage podcasting to generate a 6 figure income stream while subtracting at least ONE day from their work week.


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