Learn how to podcast... and a lot more. We'll be focused on learning how to podcast, but you'll also learn SEO, marketing, online advertising, and the business of podcasting.
Ross (that's me) was the former head of digital marketing for one of the top 300 nationwide franchises, has consulted with business large and small, and loves to help people grow their business (or hobby).
There are a number of different services that will let you record remote conversations.
Skype is a popular way to conduct online interviews and there are several ways to record Skype calls.
The issue with Skype is that sound quality is poor, even if all parties have great internet connections.
The good news is that there are excellent alternatives to Skype that let you record remote podcast interviews.
Learn about the best podcast recording and editing software. Plus check out some bonus podcast software that will save you time, improve your interview quality, and more...
Top Podcast Recording & Editing Programs:
Bonus Podcast Software:
Ecamm Call Recorder For Skype
Music Radio Creative
Show Notes For Episode 16
Thinking of starting a podcast and want to know how podcasters make money?
Or do you already have a podcast and are looking for ways to increase your earnings?
Good news, there are many different ways to monetize a podcast...
Some work well when you are just getting started, and others work best once you're more established and have a larger audience.
Either way, you'll find at least one way to make money podcasting no matter what stage you're at.
Show Notes For Episode 15
I highly recommend using WordPress for your website whether you’re a podcaster, blogger, or anyone else who wants to consistently reach an audience.
WordPress is great in its stock form, but there are many plugins that add functionality or enhance existing functionality.
I’ve tried hundreds of different WordPress plugins among many different categories, and this list is personal recommendations on based on what works best, which ones are well supported, and which plugins keep your site running quickly.
Show Notes For Episode 14
I consistently recommend having your WordPress site separate from your podcast host. I wanted to go a little deeper and give you my full list of recommendations...
My Recommended WordPress Hosts:
DreamHost ($50 Off Coupon)
Show Notes For Episode 13
Pop filters do what their name suggests – they reduce or eliminate popping sounds.
In natural speech, certain letters tend to cause your mouth and breath to produce fast-moving air. These plosives typically come from the letters P, T, and K.
Try saying the word “podcast” or “pop filter” while holding your hand in front of your mouth – you’ll feel the air.
This air can easily overwhelm a microphone, causing distortion and clipping.
We definitely don’t want that.
So let’s take a look at some of the best pop filters to use when recording vocals…
My Favorite Pop Filter:
Stedman Corp Proscreen XL
Show Notes For Episode 12
There are many different ways to record an interview: outside or inside, sitting or standing, planned or spur-of-the-moment, video or audio-only, and likely more that I haven’t thought of.
Each scenario will excel with a certain type of microphone and for planned interviews, people will commonly use a shotgun mic combined with a lavalier mic as a backup..
Listen for the some of the best options for each type...
Show Notes For Episode 11
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just record your podcast, wait a couple days, and have a perfectly edited and ready-to-go podcast episode to deliver to your audience?
Well, you can!
There are a number of podcast editing services that will do just that. But that’s not all. Many of them will implement ID3 tags, create show notes and links, and even upload the episode for you.
They can help you choose podcast equipment, design cover art, consult on show ideas, submit to podcast directories.. you name it!
The services – and prices – vary between companies, so I’ll highlight what’s included and what you might have to pay extra for where possible.
Listen here for some of the best podcast editing and production services...
Show Notes For Episode 10
The Blue Yeti microphone is one of the most popular microphones for podcasting...
It’s an excellent microphone out of the box, but there are a few things you should get to increase your audio quality and make it easier to use properly.
Show Notes For Episode 6
USB microphones are the easiest to use when you want to start podcasting. You basically plug them in and start recording...
Learn which ones are best, plus a few other microphone tips & tricks
Top 4 USB Microphones:
Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS
Audio-Technica ATR 2100-USB
Show Notes For Episode 5
Learn about all the best options for podcast hosting, plus some highly recommended services to complement your new podcast...
Top 3 Podcast Hosts:
Show Notes For Episode 2
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