How To Start A Podcast by Podcast Insights
By Ross Winn: Podcasting Educator
How To Start A Podcast by Podcast InsightsMay 14, 2019
How To Start A Podcast (Part 9/9)
I put "launch" in quotes because this step is really all about submitting your podcast to iTunes (Apple Podcasts).
That means that when Apple accepts it, your show will be live and officially launched, even if no one knows about it.
As a bonus, we'll talk about growing your show in a couple days.
It's possible you already figured this step out by clicking the iTunes & Directories tab in your Buzzsprout dashboard, but if you haven't yet, it's easy!
You will need to create an Apple ID if you don't have one already.
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How To Start A Podcast (Part 8/9)
You will need to upload your episodes to a podcast hosting platform.
This is also the place where you will enter your podcast details and cover art we talked about a few days ago.
Action Step: Sign up for Buzzsprout, enter your podcast settings, and upload your first episode.
Use that link above for a free $20 Amazon gift card! :)
Alternative option hosting multiple podcasts: Transistor
Want more info? Check out this list podcast hosting platforms.
How To Start A Podcast (Part 7/9)
How To Start A Podcast (Part 6/9)
Your main goals with your podcast cover art should be to:
- Stand out
- Be easy to read (at different sizes)
- Be easy to understand what your show is about
- Get people to click and learn more
You'll want to figure out these details:
- Podcast Title
- Podcast Description
- Artist Name
- 3 Podcast Categories (here's a list to review with some tips)
- Explicit or not
Articles On Designing Cover Art:
- How to design a podcast cover: the ultimate guide by 99designs
- How to Design Stunning Podcast Cover Art That Stands Out in iTunes by Buzzsprout
How To Start A Podcast (Part 5/9)
It's time to invest in some equipment.
Audio quality is more important than most people realize - poor audio quality will quickly turn people off, even if they can't specifically name why.
And you don't have to spend a ton to get amazing audio quality!
How To Start A Podcast (Part 4/9)
Today we're going to talk about Show Format.
There are many different styles and formats you can choose - and many people will combine formats (i.e. a solo episode one day, an interview episode another day).
There isn't a right or wrong way to go here - and many shows evolve and change over time to include other formats or segments.
Action Step: Decide on an initial podcast format and outline the segments you will include.
How To Start A Podcast (Part 3/9)
Quick Recap - At this point we’ve:
- Come up with ideas we want to talk about and chosen one broad topic.
- We’ve done research on episode ideas.
Before you continue, ask yourself: “Does this interest me? Is this something I could see myself talking about or teaching for several years? Will this cost a lot of money? Is the interest in this growing or underserved?”
If Yes, let’s move on!
Action Step: Register a domain name (the .com) for your podcast. You can register with Namecheap.
How To Start A Podcast (Part 2/9)
Based on the broad topic we chose yesterday, we are going to do a little research.
We are looking for more specific episode and topic ideas that people will be excited to hear...
Listen for little-known tips to come up with amazing episode ideas.
Action Step: Write down a list of 10+ episode ideas. In addition, could you easily come up with at least 100 different episode or topic ideas?
How To Start A Podcast (Part 1/9)
So you're thinking about starting a podcast?
I get a lot of messages from people looking to start a podcast, but they don't know:
- Where to start
- What to podcast about
- What equipment to use
- How to get on iTunes
- and many other questions
Maybe you're wondering those same things...
Just don't let those questions hold you back from getting started.
In this episode we'll go through a series of exercises to help you nail down a topic that:
- You will have plenty of content for
- You're interested in
- There is an audience for