31. Why Your Podcast Shouldn't be a Hobby

Podcasting is an EXPENSIVE hobby — if that's all that it is. In this episode, we're talking about why treating your podcast purely as a hobby is a bad idea. The challenges of time, necessity of research, and the required financial investment in creating and maintaining a high-quality podcast are why most "hobby podcasts" fail — especially for those attempting to do everything on their own. As always, we recommend outsourcing as much as you can (editing, clip creation, etc), but comes with its own costs. Rather, it is important to think of your podcast as a business. Tune and to find out why!

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00:51 The Controversy: Podcasting Beyond a Hobby
02:10 The Unsustainability of Hobby Podcasting
04:28 The "Vanity Project" Dilemma
06:12 Strategies for Sustainable Podcasting
07:01 Monetizing Your Podcast Beyond Selling Ads
08:41 Providing Value and Asking for Support
11:33 More Than Just a Hobby
12:41 How PodCircle Can Elevate Your Podcasting Journey

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Creators and Guests

Kyle Cummings
Kyle Cummings
Kyle Cummings is the CEO and Founder of Podcircle, a podcast production agency who partners with New York Times bestselling authors, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, influencers and everyone in between to produce high-impact podcasts.
Mickenzie Vought
Mickenzie Vought
Mickenzie Vought is an expert podcast content strategist. She is also the Producer and Co-Host of the Living Centered Podcast, a leading emotional wellness podcast.
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31. Why Your Podcast Shouldn't be a Hobby
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