3 Production Tips for DIY Podcasters on a Budget

What if I said, “you can have high-quality sound without breaking the bank.” Would you believe me?⁠⁠ A lot of podcasters starting out think the only way to set their show up for success is by forking out tons of money on the spot.⁠

Good news! You don’t have to.⁠⁠

Investing in your podcast is vital as you grow, but let’s discuss 3 ways you can DIY your show as a solo podcaster without draining your bank account.⁠

1. Try editing before hiring someone else⁠

The founder of Affogato Media, Carl Houde, has some great points about this. Learning how the editing process works is important, and you might surprise yourself with how easy editing is.⁠

I do light editing because I record live-to-tape.⁠

Check out episode 53 with Podcast Host x2 Sara Alepin if you’re interested in saving a LOT of time and money in post-production.

2. You don't need to spend a ton of money on your mic⁠⁠

There are affordable options that can still get you the high-quality (and podcast-quality) sound you want. Audio-Technica is just ONE of the affordable mic brand options we discussed.

3. Picking a good recording room is KEY⁠

Choose a small room with carpet to record in. If you don’t have one, make it record-ready; add more room decorations, or have a clothing rack as I did for my old setup.⁠

The founder of Affogato Media, Carl Houd, confirmed all of this on our Post Production episode⁠ of Podcast Coaching with Christine. Carl relies upon his technical skills in order to work on podcasts during their post-production stages so that his clients have content that is professional and worthy of publication. Tune in to learn how Carl’s editing and engineering background helped him find his place in the podcasting field. 

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Celine Marie

Celine Marie

Celine Marie is a content strategist, social media expert and coach. She is a regular writer for Bright Sighted Podcasting. Celine helps her clients transform their social media to a positive experience and a tool to scale their business.

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