Course: Podcasting Essentials

Podcasting Essentials

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

Would you like to start and host your podcast show?

This course will explain exactly what you need to do to start your own podcast show! We look at what equipment to get, what software to use, recording your show, show format, editing your podcasts, choosing music, legal issues, your hosting options, how to upload and submit your podcast to itunes and the best directories out there and how to monetise and market your show. 

We start right from the very beginning. No previous experience of any of the above is assumed. We look at what a podcast is, the history of podcasting, the benefits of getting into podcasting and how to do it. Every step of the way is broken down. We don't just 'tell' you, we show you. The videos are clear, step by step, right from your podcast idea right up until submission and promoting your show.

Podcasting is an amazing way to promote your brand and for you to promote yourself and become a leading authority in your chosen niche. There are far more blogs on the internet then they are podcasts. As a marketing medium and a direct channel of communication to your target audience, in terms of price comparison, and effectiveness of audience attention - very little measures up to a podcast! You have the undivided attention of your listener, they subscribe to your show, you have the opportunity to literally 'talk' to them ... what other medium or method can compare to this?

A podcast can open new doors and opportunities unlike any other. This course looks at the most cost effective methods to achieve a podcast - your host has done all of the legwork and research for you. Save yourself a lot of time effort and energy by taking this course and learning exactly what to do and let us walk you through it.

You don't need expensive editing equipment. You don't need to be in a recording studio and you don't need to spend a small fortune on voice over recording artists. You can can start your own podcast show this week (literally) with exactly what you have right now. We do look at different microphones on the market, and we look at which one to go for. We completely demystify and break down the process.

If you want to start your own podcast show - this course will show you exactly what to do.... step-by-step. There is an extensive editing section - so you know how to edit your podcast and we look at the various means of monetising your work. 

Your course tutor is the host of The Authors Podcast which can be found on iTunes and she shows you step-by-step how to host your show, upload your show, name your show, edit your show and submit your show for acceptance.

Who is the target audience?

  • Interested in starting your own podcast show
Basic knowledge
  • No prerequisites in this course
What you will learn
  • Start your own podcast show
  • Record and edit your own podcast
  • Submit your podcast show to itunes and other directories
  • Ways to market and promote your show
Number of Lectures: 41
Total Duration: 07:40:23
Introduction to the course and your tutor
  • Introduction to the course  

    About the course, what we cover and how the course tutor became a podcasting host.

  • A brief history  

    What is a podcast? Where did the term originate from? How did podcasting all begin?

  • Why do you want to start a podcast?  

    What can a podcast do for you? and your business? (if you have one) and why do people start a podcast in the first place?

  • Preparing for your podcast  

    What do you need to do to prepare properly ?

  • Preparation  

    What type of podcast do you want to create?

  • Equipment needed  

    Equipment needed - without spending a fortune

  • Microphones  

    The different types of microphones out there and how to choose the best one for you

  • Software to edit your podcast  

    Software options when it comes to podcasting

  • How to prepare  

    How to prepare for a podcast

Editing your podcast
  • How to create an interlude with music  

    How to create an interlude - voiceover music and mixing the two

  • Editing a podcast with Audacity - part 1  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity

  • Editing a podcast with Audacity - part 2  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity

  • Inserting an interlude  

    Inserting an interlude into a voice file

  • More editing to finish - part 1  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity

  • More editing to finish - part 2  

    Futher editing - step by step

  • Ending the podcast - adding an outro  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity - ending it well

  • Editing  

    How to edit a podcast - options

  • Editing masterclass tips  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity

  • Replacing one interlude with another  

    Editing a podcast with Audacity

  • Legal issues  

    Things to be aware of in terms of copyright

Publishing your podcast
  • How to publish  

    How to publish your podcast ... the options

  • Join the podbean affiliate program  

    Join the podbean affiliate program

  • Why podbean?  

    Benefits of one host over another - what to look for

  • Publish a podcast on podbean  

    How to publish your podcast on a hosted platform

  • Publishing - part 1  

    Navigating your way around the system - step by step

  • Publishing - part 2  

    Navigating your way around the system - step by step and trouble shooting

  • Unmuting a file on audacity  

    Fixing issues on a podcast (no sound) by reverting to the source file

  • Podbean - final publishing  

    Publishing on Podbean - step by step

  • Downloading itunes  

    How to download itunes

  • Installing Itunes and logging in  

    Installing itunes and logging in

  • Testing your feed  

    Testing your brand new podcast feed

  • Validate your feed  

    How to validate your feed

  • Itunes store submission  

    Submitting your podcast for submission to the itunes store

  • Directories  

    List of places to submit your new podcast to help generate traffic, new subscribers and listeners

  • Itunes accepted and social media promotion  

    Now that itunes accepts your submission, how to spread the news on social media

  • Stitcher and other submissions c  

    Submitting your podcasts - step by step

  • Marketing tips  

    How to market yourr new podcast to help generate traffic, new subscribers and listeners

Show Me The Money!
  • Podcasting tips  

    Ideas of ways to make money from your podcast

  • Monetizing your podcast  

    Crowd funding application

  • Budgeting  

    How much did making the Authors Podcast cost me?

Conclusion and Next Steps
  • Conclusion and Next Steps  

    Well done. Recap and what to do next?

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