With these podcasts I try (or have to try) to keep the direct costs as low as possible and I generally keep it down to the following
- Internet bill
- A decent new set of headphones with microphone every so often
- An mp3 voice recorder for out and about recordings
- Phone calls when it is not possible to record over skype
- And this is the biggest one – Internet hosting for all the episodes
That said, I am basically self-employed and all time spent on the podcasts is time I could otherwise spend working, and therefore does actually cost me. A basic rule is that if you hear an hour of podcast, between finding guests and agreeing what/how/when we are going to do the podcast, research, recording, editing, uploading, fixing glitches, promoting and blog posts, that one hour of audio has taken 7 or 8 hours to put together. A day’s work if you like.
This small appeal for funding is not to recover the costs of time I could have been working, I do enjoy doing these after all. However, it would be a great help if we could at least cover the costs of the internet hosting, which is about £130 pounds a year.
If you feel able to give something, anything is much appreciated.
There is a button to donate on the top right of this page or you can also click this link