There’s a common misconception that success in podcasting depends on download numbers or direct income from advertising or merchandise sales – this isn’t true.
Secondary gains, such as improved communication skills are also beneficial outcomes. Every episode you produce can help to refine your storytelling abilities and thought process.
Beyond having the ability to make a great podcast, these skills can prove invaluable in daily life.
explaining car problems to mechanics
introducing yourself to strangers
… even marriage proposals!
If becoming a better communicator interests you, consider exploring the world of podcasts even if you're unsure about committing to a specific topic or listenership potential. Podcasting isn’t only about likes or popularity metrics; there's more to gain from it.