There are six kinds of podcasts that you can make alongside your full-time job while still taking care of your family.
These podcasts and productions are solo, experimental and investigation, interview, solo, historical, and review podcasts. Through this blog, I will explain the features and benefits of these podcasts.
The name solo podcasts mean precisely what it means: just yourself, with a computer and microphone, speaking about various topics, could be news or any subject.
The benefit of Solo podcasts is that it just requires you to create your content and publish that content on services such as Anchor.
Examples of Solo podcasts that you could develop in your free time are The Live from 405, a comedy podcast hosted by Luke Allein and launched in 2018.
The current podcast length is between 90 and 125 minutes and is released weekly. The podcast was created to allow Luke Allein to pass the time when they are commuting to work and travelling home.
The podcast started with the podcaster ranting and raving on his way to and from home. If you have time constraints, if you have a family to look after or are looking after someone and have difficulty fitting a private project in your free time, then podcasting during your commute could be an opportunity for you to create a good podcast?
The Creative Penn podcast for writers created by Joanna Penn first launched in 2017; the episode lengths are between 50 minutes and 125 minutes, with episodes released weekly.
Joanna Penn has over 30 published books and is a New York Times bestselling author. The goal of this podcast is for Joanna Penn to give advice and inspiration on becoming an author and becoming successfully published.
This kind of solo podcast is ideal if you have a high-value skilled set that you can market to a target audience to learn how to successfully become professional in that field, such as writing which is the purpose of Joanna pen’s podcast.
You could use the same idea to create your podcasts in your niche. It is also essential that I add that no matter your skills, or educational background, as long as you have something to say and something that you can continuously produce, you do not have to have a PhD, book deal or be a successful entrepreneur create a solo podcast.
Just as long as you have the confidence that what you are saying is correct and that you give back to your audience, please do not let fear hold you back.
Experimental and Investigation Podcasts
Investigational podcasts will need you to do a lot more work and a lot more fact-checking this could take you a few months or a few weeks, depending on the time you allocate to conducting your research.
For instance, if you’re looking at a crime investigation or unresolved mysteries, you want to ensure you get your facts and information correct.
Your reputation as a podcaster and producer will be on the line. Remember that your content and its quality will reflect on you, so be mindful of being facture and recognising the difference between facts and opinions.
People must understand that life experiences do not necessarily mean that they are accurate and correct.
It offers viewpoints from different people due to being hosted by more than one person. Interview podcasts are self-explanatory; think about Joe Rogan’s experience.
You can find many historical podcasts on YouTube if you want to have a quick look at HistoryMarch gives a good demonstration of what kind of content you can create in 30 minute or 15-minute snippets of information.
Interview podcasts will be the most accessible podcasts you can create due to you not having to make your content.
You will only need some notes on the questions you wish to ask the interviewer. It’s also essential that the person interviewed understands why they are there and the nature of the interview. One of the benefits of podcasting is that interviews can be very in-depth and personal.
It all depends on the relationship the interviewer and the person being interviewed want to develop.
Suppose you have social media contacts on your LinkedIn, phonebook and other platforms. In that case, you should be able to contact people in your professional or personal circles where you could arrange interviews.
As long as you have a good conversation, people will listen. The mindful that discussion in the interview must match the purpose of your podcast and can be on more than one niche like the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but if you are starting, it may be easier to focus on one topic at first.
You will need to experiment with different podcast styles to see the easiest and best for you.
Review and how to do it on your Podcasts
Doing reviews of products on your Podcast is very simple because you can start with the product that uses in your day-to-day life, such as office chairs, computers, and other electric devices.
You can also look at the features and benefits of other items you may use in your day-to-day life. I would also recommend that any products that you review they also review products from their competitors. That way, you make your product reviews more professional.