You don't want to start a podcast only to burnout later and not get any results. Be sure to watch this video all the way through to best prepare yourself for the amazing world of podcasting.

I've been podcasting for over 11 years, (over 1600 episodes recorded and 75+ million downloads), and I've helped tens of thousands of people start their own podcast through YouTube and my courses, and the patterns are always the same:

Prepare to podcast, and you'll be more successful. Jump right in, and you'll quit before you give yourself a chance.

Before you pick up a microphone, watch for these 5 tips to get you started on the right path. You got this!

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  1. Oscar Garcia November 11, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

    100% Thanks Pat! I think another huge crucial point in making sure that a podcast is successful is making sure you connect with your niche. It’s very hard to get traffic to your podcast and even if you do try paid ads, one of the best thing you can do is actually engage with your community. Put links to your podcast in all of your social profiles and connect with other podcasters, podcast guests, comment on other people’s comments, etc. Besides paid traffic, this has been one of the biggest contributions to my podcast’s growth.

  2. Amazing MrJesse November 11, 2021 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Pat DjSkoob here. Great advice. Your right about meeting new people and learning new thing everyday. Ive met you, other supportive podcasters, and more! Its an amazing journey that i started with you as my teacher. You all have the abilities to start something amazing like me, like Pat you just need to start! I Can, I Am , I Will , And im doing it TODAY!!

  3. Martin Hewlett's Calming Anxiety November 11, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

    I remember listening to your advice about starting a podcast 2 years ago Pat. Now I have a global brand, a new income and so much more , all from a simple podcast.
    I will never be able to repay the gratitude I have towards all your help, not just for me but the thousands of others you inspire . #teamflynn.

  4. Kid Got Your Ticket November 11, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

    I think we failed as a podcast. We we sold everything we owned in the USA and moved out the country. My family have been living abroad for 4 months now and don’t think we’re going back. We’re vlogging our journey on our channel. Thanks pat for another awesome video. You truly are an inspiration to many of us amateurs!

  5. Todd M November 11, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

    Do you have any resources on making episodes without a guest?

    • Marco Landin November 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

      Butting in: depends on your niche, but you could do a personal report on a topical article you found, could do a “history of…” type episode, you could do a retrospective episode using pieces of previous eps about a particular subject, or a comparative product review ep for things that are relevant to your niche…. there are many options to interview episodes.

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  7. BlackMANTravels November 11, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

    Wow… i so needed to hear this. I just need to hit record. Get out of my head and just do it

  8. Justin Sharp November 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

    Thanks, Pat. Another insightful video. Thank you for being concise, direct, and vulnerable.

  9. Gino Radzik November 11, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    Pat – Always providing value to your community. Sage advice for those interested in making a podcast work. Thank you!!!

  10. TreVann- Rashad November 11, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

    Ha!! I’m definitely already on the right path. YouTube algorithm you did it again thanks!!!

    • Pat Flynn November 11, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

      Glad we connected here!

  11. TreVann- Rashad November 11, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

    Consistency here I come!!!!!!!!

  12. Julian Napoles November 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

    Do you have a video on how to share your podcast without social media? Thanks!

  13. Fabiano Pina November 11, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

    You explain niching down like no one else i know. Im starting to borrow your examples. Hope you don’t mind <3

    • Pat Flynn November 11, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

      Use them!

  14. Fabiano Pina November 11, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

    I keep hoping you will stand up a little so I can see your tshirt lol

    • Pat Flynn November 11, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

      Haha, I’m sorry! The shirt says “Life’s Better When You Make Stuff”

    • Fabiano Pina November 11, 2021 at 9:15 pm #

      @Pat Flynn haha thanks!!

  15. Marco Landin November 11, 2021 at 7:59 pm #

    You are SUCH a teacher to us. My wife and I are in preproduction for our podcast on sexuality&relationships. We’ve compiled 55 podcast topics for episodes, have interviews recorded, and are settling on the right structure. As soon as we move into our new home this weekend we are beginning our episode recordings! Your channel is one of our main sources of advice & learning and we thank you for it!

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