Starting a podcast, like making a YouTube channel or blog, comes down to telling interesting stories and building an engaged audience. I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but you need a niche that you’re interested in and there’s already a demand for. Come up with a list of topics you’d like to talk about and then search iTunes charts, Google Trends and other podcast research sites like cast.market to see what’s currently out there and popular.
Another important aspect to consider is whether the cloud provider meets compliance and security requirements. Your firm is accountable to staff members, clients, business partners, and regulators. Therefore, you should select a provider that has implemented a technically sound and comprehensive security system. Map your security control requirements such as availability, integrity, confidentiality, privacy, and accountability to the provider’s capabilities. Ask the potential provider about the processes and systems they use to protect your sensitive data. Do they meet general as well as industry-specific compliance and security standards? Do they offer special measures to meet the unique security requirements of your specific industry? Get satisfactory answers to these queries before you make the investment.
You'll also need ecommerce software, fulfillment software, worry about warehousing, customer service and refunds. But that's not all. You'll also need traffic. Think search engine optimization, Facebook ads, and other social media campaigns. It is hard work, especially on your own. You could opt for Amazon's platform, which might be the easier route. But, then again, at the end of the day, this is a serious business, which could produce significant profits. So you're either all in or you're not.
Provide excellent customer service. Answer any questions buyers post as quickly as possible. Be professional and courteous. Positive communication builds your reputation with buyers and gets you return business. Also, package your product well and ship it out quickly. Allowing an item to become damaged or taking too long to ship can negatively affect your reputation among buyers. Wrap all items, especially fragile ones, in appropriate packaging. Commit to shipping items as soon as you receive payment.