In the article, “Careers: Podcaster” I learned that a podcaster is a less traditional career option in which you don’t need a specific level of educational degree. Just about anyone with access to the internet can have their own podcast and the best part about it is that you can talk about any topic you pretty much want. The only thing you would need to start a podcast are microphones, recording equipment, and some knowledge of editing. The pros of starting a career as a podcaster are that it requires little to no money and anyone can have a podcast. The cons are that your podcast reach is limited to only those with access to the internet, and people can take others copyright material.
I think that as a beginning podcaster living off your podcasts may be a bit difficult since you’re just starting off and your audience reach won’t be as high as others who might’ve been doing it for a while and have the best technology and software to edit their podcasts. Although living off your podcasts as a beginner might be a bit difficult I do think it would be a great side job because not only can you choose how long you want your podcasts to be you can also choose how many times a week you want to upload. You pretty much get a lot of freedom with it and can adjust it to your weekly schedule. In terms of how time-consuming it would be, my best guess is that you’d really only need maybe a day or two to record, edit, and upload which is why it seems like a good way to make a little extra money.