Starting a podcast has been a goal for many business owners, as they work in two ways. For one, it’s the perfect marketing tool for your business, as you are able to reach a brand new audience.
And two, you are able to sell or upsell products or services through your podcast, simply because you get to share more details about them or because you get to put yourself in the expert role.
But when you have kids running around at home, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and plan out a podcast – trust me, I know.
And while you may not have a plan to include your kids on your show, there are some benefits in being honest with your customer base.
For one, you may come across as more authentic if you have your kids in the background. So, hear me out – all of the other podcasts you listen to could be professionally produced and may cost a lot of money.
I’ve been listening to a podcast for moms recently, and in the background, you can hear one of the mom’s kids. And you know what? I don’t even care. It just makes her more authentic and real to listen to. Plus, it shows me that she truly cares about her podcast and her content.
She doesn’t sit and re-record everything two or three times to sound perfect. She may not even have a script that she uses. Instead, she just goes off on a tangent with her kids in the background, breastfeeding, cooing or whatever else she does.
A second reason why I love podcasts with kids is that moms only have so much time to get things done. And you won’t sound rehearsed. If you mess up – great! If you swear – even better. Your listeners will get a real look into who you are and what you are all about.
And there is nothing more authentic than a real person.
So, let’s look at what else you need to do to record a podcast at home:
- decide when you want to record. If you record during the day, your kids may be napping or even be in the room with you. This is a decision you want to make for yourself. It really depends on the kind of podcast you want to make and the topic you cover. For example, if you want to be taken seriously as a crime podcaster, it may not be wise to have kids in the background – unless, of course, you’re the mom-crime-podcaster who owns it! It’s all about the approach and angle! (Remember, you can always record when they go to bed)
- You obviously need the recording equipment but you don’t need to go all out and purchase the most expensive equipment there is. Let’s be real – your kids may break it anyways!
- A plan – whether you have a script in front of you or whether you are going off the cuff, you need a plan in terms of how you want the final product to sound like. There are no rules in the podcasting world.
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to start a podcast, you may be planning out your episodes with all the motivation in the world. But