Cons of Podcasts
The cost of setting up your equipment could put you off. If you have a computer with an integrated sound card, you may need to buy at least an entry level dedicated sound card, if you don’t want to encounter any recording issues. You would also need a USB headset microphone with noise-cancellation feature and that could cost quite a bit.
Secondly, you would need a quiet place to record your podcasts. If your computer is in the living room with children engaging in horseplay in the background, forget about recording quality podcasts. All said and done, you would need a room where you can shut the door and windows to keep out external noise. Are you game for it?
If you have the right equipment and recording space, you may have to contend with a steep learning curve in the process of producing your podcasts. Learning how to position the microphone and modulating your voice to produce acceptable recording quality may need a little getting used to. You would need audio editing software to edit your podcasts and that would require some time to learn if you’re a first timer.
Then there would be the presentation aspect. You may have to write a script to enable to speak spontaneously and that would take time. If the going gets tough, you may wonder if you should just forget about podcasting and use the time to produce written content for your site.
If you manage to get speaking over the microphone, you may end up making mistakes while recording and you would need time to edit out the bad parts.
All in all you may need months before you could produce podcasts of acceptable quality. Are you prepared for the time investment involved?