17 min

007: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Podcast‪?‬ Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin

    • Entrepreneurship

You're ready to launch a podcast, but how much have you budgeted for it? Podcasting isn't free and I'm here to tell you just how much you should be ready to spend when you start a podcast!
In today's episode, I'm breaking down what it looks like to pay for a podcast, from basic start up pricing to outsourcing the graphics, production, and pretty much everything outside of hitting the record button. Listen in as we walk through the things I encourage my clients to consider in their podcast budget and make sure you download my free Podcast Budget Worksheet!
Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced and brought to you by Gaffin Creative, a podcast production company for creative entrepreneurs. Learn more about our services at Gaffincreative.com, plus you’ll also find resources, show notes, and more for the Clocking In Podcast.
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet:
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Listen to Last Week's Episode:
gaffincreative.com/006
Review the Show NotesPodcast Startup Expenses: (1:50)
- Podcastig Gear
- Royalty Free Music
- Podcast Hosting
Podcasting Gear Budget: $155 (2:13)
Microphone - $99
Foam Windscreen - $2.99
XLR to USB C Cabel - $39.99
Microphone Stand - $10
See my blog post for podcast equipment for beginners.
Royalty Free Music: $49 (3:16)
Premium Beat
See my blog post for Royalty Free Music.
Hosting: $180/year (4:05)
Acast
Libsyn
Podcast Startup Expenses Total: $385 (5:21)
Other Podcast Expenses (5:34)
- Website Building + Hosting
- Podcast Producer
- Graphic Designer
- Recording Platforms
- Transcriptions
- Gift Giving
Website Hosting and Design (6:13)
Hosting: $180/year
Design: Based on your designer and needs.
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet: (7:29)
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Podcast Producer: $150-300/episode (8:11)
Graphic Design: Based on designer (10:17)
Graphic Elements You'll Need: (10:38)
- Wordmark
- Podcast Cover Art
- Podcast Episode Graphic Template (solo and guest)
- Multiple Social Media Graphic Templates
Recording Platform: Free - $240 (12:17)
- Garageband
- Audacity
- Zencaster
- Riverside FM
- Zoom
Transcribing Audio (13:01)
See my blog post for Why You Should Transcribe Your Podcast Audio.
Transcription Services: (13:25)
Rev - $1.25/minute
Otter.io - $99/year
Guest Gifting: Based on your preference.(14:17)
Three Women I’m cheering for This Week (16:15)
Ryn Loren
Sarah Ann
Tikedra
Blog Posts Mentioned in this Episode:
Podcast Equipment for Beginners
Where You Can License Royalty Free Music
Three Reasons You Need to Transcribe Your Podcast
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet:
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Review the Transcript at gaffincreative.com/007

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

You're ready to launch a podcast, but how much have you budgeted for it? Podcasting isn't free and I'm here to tell you just how much you should be ready to spend when you start a podcast!
In today's episode, I'm breaking down what it looks like to pay for a podcast, from basic start up pricing to outsourcing the graphics, production, and pretty much everything outside of hitting the record button. Listen in as we walk through the things I encourage my clients to consider in their podcast budget and make sure you download my free Podcast Budget Worksheet!
Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is produced and brought to you by Gaffin Creative, a podcast production company for creative entrepreneurs. Learn more about our services at Gaffincreative.com, plus you’ll also find resources, show notes, and more for the Clocking In Podcast.
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet:
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Listen to Last Week's Episode:
gaffincreative.com/006
Review the Show NotesPodcast Startup Expenses: (1:50)
- Podcastig Gear
- Royalty Free Music
- Podcast Hosting
Podcasting Gear Budget: $155 (2:13)
Microphone - $99
Foam Windscreen - $2.99
XLR to USB C Cabel - $39.99
Microphone Stand - $10
See my blog post for podcast equipment for beginners.
Royalty Free Music: $49 (3:16)
Premium Beat
See my blog post for Royalty Free Music.
Hosting: $180/year (4:05)
Acast
Libsyn
Podcast Startup Expenses Total: $385 (5:21)
Other Podcast Expenses (5:34)
- Website Building + Hosting
- Podcast Producer
- Graphic Designer
- Recording Platforms
- Transcriptions
- Gift Giving
Website Hosting and Design (6:13)
Hosting: $180/year
Design: Based on your designer and needs.
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet: (7:29)
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Podcast Producer: $150-300/episode (8:11)
Graphic Design: Based on designer (10:17)
Graphic Elements You'll Need: (10:38)
- Wordmark
- Podcast Cover Art
- Podcast Episode Graphic Template (solo and guest)
- Multiple Social Media Graphic Templates
Recording Platform: Free - $240 (12:17)
- Garageband
- Audacity
- Zencaster
- Riverside FM
- Zoom
Transcribing Audio (13:01)
See my blog post for Why You Should Transcribe Your Podcast Audio.
Transcription Services: (13:25)
Rev - $1.25/minute
Otter.io - $99/year
Guest Gifting: Based on your preference.(14:17)
Three Women I’m cheering for This Week (16:15)
Ryn Loren
Sarah Ann
Tikedra
Blog Posts Mentioned in this Episode:
Podcast Equipment for Beginners
Where You Can License Royalty Free Music
Three Reasons You Need to Transcribe Your Podcast
Download the Podcast Budget Worksheet:
gaffincreative.com/podcastbudget
Review the Transcript at gaffincreative.com/007

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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