Monday, September 17, 2007

Home Business Idea of the Week - Online Talk Radio Show Business

If you have ever dreamed of becoming the next Oprah Winfrey and having a popular talk show, then starting a online talk radio show or podcast could be a great business for you.

Getting Started

With an online talk radio show or podcast, you can choose any format you wish; you can simply use the air time to give out your opinions, recommendations, or tips on a subject. Another idea is to have a co-host or weekly guests that provide expertise or knowledge on various topics.

Start Up Costs

The costs of starting your own radio talk show or podcast are relatively inexpensive. Audio Acrobat, a monthly subscription service, allows you to record a radio talk show using a computer microphone or your phone.

The service will host the audio for you, so you don’t need to worry about having enough disk space, as audio files can be quite large. The service allows you to stream your audio live over the internet with an audio player. You also have the option of including a link to the audio file and allowing your listeners to download the audio to their computer or Mp3 player.

How to Make Money with Your Online Talk Radio Show or Podcast

Similiar to traditional talk radio shows, you could monetize your show with paid sponsors and advertisers. Businesses could pay to have an ad on your program. You could also charge business owners a fee for being able to come onto your program and talk about their product or service. Your listeners would not know you were making money from the interview unless you told them.

Many people are podcast-crazy and love the fact that they can download these talk shows and listen to them at their leisure. They are already very popular and will continue to grow in popularity as more people buy Mp3 players. If you feel you have a decent speaking voice and would like to earn extra income, starting your own online talk radio show or podcast could be for you.

Resourses for Online Talk Radio Show or Podcast Business Success

Shoestring Radio & Podcasting -Take your great show idea and be broadcasting an internet radio program in just a short amount of time on a shoestring budget!
Podcasting How-To Articles and Tips
Blog Talk Radio
Audio Acrobat

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