How To Start a Podcast
Summary: Want to learn how to produce the highest quality podcasts in the industry? I'm going to share all of the industry's best kept secrets - secrets still unknown to most podcast "gurus."As an audio engineer, and podcast producer with 10 years of experience in podcasting I will provide you with the information you need to help you start a podcast that not only sounds better than 99% of other podcasts, but is also completely mobile, and doesn't require purchasing thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. If you've been wanting to start a podcast, or would like to increase the value of your current podcast(s) you'll want to subscribe to How To Start A Podcast right now!
In this episode I'm going to continue pull out some of the ideas that I'm putting into a new free course I'm developing. It's an overview to podcasting for beginners that will be the most in-depth overview currently available. It will likely be between 10 and 20 videos covering many different areas of podcasting. Check out How To Start A Podcast for much more. Right now I'm focusing on applying these basica principles to questions related to hardware, software, and services for podcasting. The principles are: Quality, Simplicity, Efficiency, Flexibility, Mobility, Budget In the last episode I talked about what hardware to buy if you're prioritizing the budgetary principles - in other words, if you're on a low budget.
In this episode I'm going to pull out some of the ideas that I'm putting into a new free course I'm developing. It's an overview to podcasting for beginners that will be the most in-depth overview currently available. Part one in a series on starting a podcast guided by 6 principles for podcasting. In part one I apply the principles choosing a microphone.
I review of an Automated Podcast Marketing Solution that I've been checking out. I discuss how I accomplish the same things without such a service. I discuss each part of the service in detail, and describe how I do the same myself. I also talk about how this service may be useful for some podcasters, and why. I discuss the numbers in detail. It is worth it? For some, yes, for others, no.
Today I shared a Resonant High Pass Tip, and More on Self Hosting Podcast Files versus using 3rd party podcast hosting. Is it less secure to roll you own?
A lot of podcasters get stuck editing out mouth sounds, breathing, and other oddities picked up while recording their podcast. including background noises, and reverb. Today, I wanted address a question I receive, and talk about how I'm able to produce a podcast with only 2 minutes of editing. In other words, how I record so that I don't have to edit.
A rare voice tip, I talk more about the Wavv.video service, how to update the information in iTunes about your podcast, and podcast editing services.
On today's show I discussed the two best tricks for sharing your podcasts in social media to encourage listens, and subscriptions. I suggest that you podcast your file so that it can be listened to within the social "feed." Then use a smart URL to enable people to subscribe at the right platform based on their device and country
Today's episode is a short one, but it's worth a listen, because today I'm going to tell you about a little known free too l that will allow you to quickly turn your podcast into an animated, branded, video with a caption for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. The interesting thing is that there is a service that resells this free tool for a monthly fee. But why pay monthly when the application is free? Enjoy!
To help you decide what kind of format you want to use for your podcast I compared the five primary podcasting formats and their positives and negatives. The five podcast formats discussed include Solo, Interview, Multi-host, Narrative, and Audio Drama.
10 reasons why podcasters should join podcast groups on facebook, Linked In, and anywhere where you can find like-minded people in the podcasting field.
Should you try to make your voice sound better? In today's episode I explain why you should't try to achieve an idealized voice, and instead be yourself. I talk about how to speak more clearly and authoritatively. As well as discuss a compression trick to add more presence and kick to your vocals
I was asked about using youtube for marketing your show through video. A fear among some podcasters is that their audio show will lose subscribers to their video show. However, the opposite is true! You are much more likely to gain subscribers and downloads if you market your show on youtube, and Facebook with videos. People who love youtube, are ON youtube. And you're probably not going to reach them with your amazing content, without going to YouTube to find them! And they may not subscribe to your podcast, but the there's always the chance that they will, and you've just gained a follower. Now, you may ask whether it's worth the time, and effort to produce video. Well, I think it is as long as you do it wisely! Be smart. rather than create a live video of your show (which can take a while, and be difficult for podcasters who don't record their show all in one take) create a video made up of your podcast cover art, and your audio (of course).