Podcasting in a Time of COVID-19covid19

We are in a unique time that this nation and the world has never seen in our lifetime. Government dictates of closing business, churches and social gatherings. Fear of personal safety. Staying in your own home and not even attending family BBQ’s or our normal family gatherings.

Yes, this is a unique time in history. We are doing things most people never considered before.

Businesses have moved online. Zoom and Skype meetings are now commonplace. Graduations are being held virtually. Even those big family dinners that would normally bring guests from far-flung places to our homes for a visit, are being held virtually.

College, high school and other classes have moved online instead of in person. All of these things have good and bad attributes. Lack of socialization is one. Lack of personal connections. Lack of intimacy that we had taken for granted. Trying to learn how to do things online that we never thought we would be doing.

All of these things lead to people wanting to talk. Needing to communicate. Attempting new things to stay connected.

Enter the realm of the podcast for this day and time in which we now live.

If you were ever thinking of starting a podcast, this is a unique time in online history! You now have the ability to tell your story and impact people from around the world. You are in a position right now to help people through audio and video communications that never existed before on a scale this large.

Many people are finding they need to try to earn money online. Their traditional jobs are shut down, scaled back and they may never return to normal. They need to learn how to supplement the family budget. They need to learn to do things for themselves. They need to learn how to teach their young children at home. They need – YOU!

Think about how you could impact someone right now using online technology. You have a skill set that somebody out there needs, right now! You have the ability to offer your services and your knowledge to someone you may not ever meet in person. And in this day and time in which we find ourselves, they are more open to hiring you to help them online than at any time in recent memory!

A podcast can be audio or video. (Most podcasts are audio only. But video is becoming more popular). You can share training tips in your area of expertise. You record this information and then share with those who find you online.

Using a podcast hosting platform, you will have the ability to share the links to your training with whomsoever wants to hear about what you are talking about. All from the comfort of your own home.

You can monetize your podcast by charging for access. As long as what you are providing is quality content that someone wants to pay for, there is nothing wrong with making some extra money for helping them.

You truly need to consider podcasting as a viable alternative to face-to-face meetings, trainings and gatherings right now. Podcasting will allow you to make and maintain your connections, impact others in a positive manner and stay safe at the same time.

Think about starting a podcast today!

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