Podcaster and media consultant Isabelle Roughol knows a few things about setting up a solo podcast, and her two tips for anyone thinking of doing the same are 1) do it, and 2) do not invest too much in equipment at the start.
"Give yourself time to find out whether podcasting is for you and to learn where your money is worth spending," writes Roughol.
In a blog post on her website, she outlines a range of tools for recording, transcribing, editing, marketing, and sourcing sounds you can use, all available for free.
And she adds a few tips for ensuring good sound quality which are free and simple but easy to forget: "Take the time to set up a good recording space – a closet or small room, busy with carpet, curtains and soft furnishings. Silence apps, phones, pets and kids. Put a note on the doorbell for those Amazon deliveries."