Do you want to start a podcast, but don’t know where to begin? Choosing a topic is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a podcaster, and it can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, in this episode of P for Podcasting, I’m going to share with you three tips for choosing a good podcast topic that will help you stand out in a crowded market. Stay tuned to find out how you can find your niche and make your podcast a success!
Hi there, and welcome to P for Podcasting, the ultimate podcast for podcasters! I’m your host, Dibakar Bala, founder of Podnity and producer of the Spotify Exclusive Podcast Ghost Stories in Hindi.
If you’re listening to this show, chances are you have a passion for podcasting and want to start your own. But maybe you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed by the question: what should I talk about?
I know how you feel. When I started the Ghost Stories in Hindi podcast with my sister, I had no idea what topic to choose. I wanted to create something unique and valuable that would attract listeners and make me happy. But how do you find that sweet spot?
Well, don’t worry. In this episode of P for Podcasting, I’m going to share with you three tips for choosing a good podcast topic that will help you stand out in a crowded market. These tips are based on my own experience and research as a podcaster and podcast producer.
So grab your headphones and get ready to learn how to choose a good podcast topic in three easy steps!
Tip number one: Know your goals.
Before you start brainstorming topics, you need to ask yourself: why do I want to start a podcast? What is my purpose? What do I hope to achieve?
Knowing your goals will help you narrow down your topic and find your niche. A niche is a specific segment of the market that has a particular need or interest that you can address with your podcast.
For example, if your goal is to educate people about personal finance, you might choose a niche like millennials who want to save money for retirement. Or if your goal is to entertain people with stories from history, you might choose a niche like history buffs who love mysteries and scandals.
Your niche should be something that you are passionate about and have some knowledge or experience in. It should also be something that has enough demand and potential listeners who are looking for what you have to offer.
So think about what kind of impact you want to make with your podcast and who would benefit from it the most. That will help you choose a good podcast topic that aligns with your goals.
Tip number two: Follow your passion.
Once you have an idea of what kind of niche you want to target with your podcast, it’s time to think about what kind of content you want to create. This is where following your passion comes in handy.
Choose a topic that you love and are comfortable talking about. You don’t have to be an expert on it, but you have to be curious and willing to learn more. Your passion will show in your voice and keep you motivated.
For example, if you love cooking and trying new recipes, you might choose a topic like vegan cuisine or regional dishes from around the world. Or if you love music and discovering new artists, you might choose a topic like indie rock or jazz fusion. Your topic should be something that excites you and makes you happy. It should also be something that you can talk about for hours without getting bored or running out of ideas. So think about what kind of hobbies, interests, or passions you have and how they relate to your niche. That will help you choose a good podcast topic that reflects your personality and style.
Tip number three: Do your research.
The final tip for choosing a good podcast topic is to do some research. Find out what other podcasts are already covering your topic and see what gaps or opportunities there are. You don’t want to copy someone else’s idea, but you also don’t want to choose something too obscure or too broad.
To do this, you can use tools like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Podchaser to search for podcasts in your niche or category. Listen to some episodes and take notes on what they do well and what they could improve on. Pay attention to things like their format, style, tone, length, quality, audience engagement, and reviews.
Then ask yourself:
How can I make my podcast different or better than theirs?
What unique perspective or value can I offer?
What questions or problems can I answer or solve?
What stories or insights can I share?
By doing this research,
you will get a sense of what works and what doesn’t work in your field.
You will also get some inspiration and ideas for creating content that stands out from the crowd.
So think about how you can fill a gap or add value with your podcast and how it compares with the existing ones. That will help you choose a good podcast topic that attracts and retains listeners.
And that’s it for today’s episode of P for Podcasting. I hope these tips helped you choose a good podcast topic for your new project. If you liked this episode, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more podcasting advice.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to start, grow, and monetize your podcast, be sure to check out the free podcasting training at Podnity.com. Thanks for watching and happy podcasting!🎙️