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10 tips for starting your CPA podcast

10 tips for starting your CPA podcast

After more than 80 episodes of his CPA Reviewed podcast, Jeff Elliott, CPA, has covered subjects ranging from a test-taking Q&A to “Marriage, Dating and the CPA Exam.”

Yet Elliott, the Topeka, Kan.-based founder of Another71.com and the NINJA CPA Review, remembers all too well what it felt like out of the gate. “I started the podcast in 2011, and I didn’t really know what I was doing,” he recalled. Lesson learned? “You can’t be a perfectionist. Make it good enough and then make the next episode better.”

If you’re considering your own accounting or finance podcast, here are 10 tips to get you started. In some areas potential tools are listed, but keep in mind there are a variety of resources available at a range of prices, so shopping around can be helpful.

You can also purchase a second mic for in-studio interviews, which could require expanding your setup to include what’s called a digital audio interface. Think of the interface as a mini mixer that allows two mic signals to record separately on your computer. Keep in mind that some great smartphone recording apps are available as well, including Bossjock Studio for iPhone ($9.99), Call Recorder for iPhone (free), Voice Recorder for Android (free), and Smart Recorder for Android (free).

Listen to episodes of Jeff Elliott’s CPA Reviewed podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or via the Another71.com website. 

Lou Carlozo is a freelance writer based in Chicago. To comment on this article or to suggest an idea for another article, contact Chris Baysden, associate director – content development, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

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