“How do I start a podcast?”

Good question. Here’s my show. I started with zero listeners and grew to be one of the top management podcasts.

So, you want to start a podcast but don’t know where to look? The first and easiest answer is to Google it. Then hire somebody to make it sound great. Then I’d recommend buying some basic equipment to record your podcast at home.

Here’s what I use.

1. Shure SM58S Vocal Microphone (with On Off Switch) – I often call it an SMB microphone on accident because my technology clients focus on the small-to-medium-sized business market, and I can’t stop working in my head. This microphone is used by rockstars and dictators. It’s tested and can withstand a lot.

2. XLR Female Cable with USB – This plugs into my laptop. I record in Garageband but you could easily record in QuickTime.

3. Boom Scissor Stand – This is what holds my microphone close to my mouth.

4. Pop filter – So I sound like a professional.

This whole thing was less than $200, and I sound pretty good.

Does anybody have recommendations for readers out there? Leave them in the comments, and let’s get everybody set up to start a podcast on the right foot!