How to start podcast 2020  

Here is our start a podcast step by step tutorial.  We will explore the essentials to podcasting success.  You will discover the possibilities of success by performing an analysis of factual data to be certain that the reward is worth acquiring the ability through educating yourself to perform the task by cultivating the attitude needed to break through the barriers until you succeed through unstoppable action.

Do you want to know how to create a podcast, then this is the place to be to create your podcast the right way?  Let’s get going: The right way, the right time & the right place!  Follow the steps to start your podcast step by step in this tutorial we will show you everything that you need for a podcast setup.

What is a podcast?

Podcasts are audio shows that people hear through RSS feed to their computer, laptop, phone or iPod. 

Why Start Podcasting?

You are unique, one of a kind and you are in a sphere of influence to provide creativity to your circle.  The idea is to expand your circle and create your tribe.   

 Statistics Show that podcasts are created every day and listeners are exponentially starting to listen consistently.How are people hearing their podcasts?  They are hearing podcasts in their car, phones, computers, iPods or other devises.  Podcasts are simple to create and heard across the globe.

How to succeed podcasting?

Commitment

The key to success online and in podcasting is commitment.  You will not succeed online without commitment.  80% of blogs do not see dollar one online. 

Why?  They did not commit.  Success will take time without results from your work. 

Commitment means that you will continue no matter how you feel, how down you are, how long it takes and without seeing any results.

Consistent

How do you get results from your work?  You need to be consistent.  Consistency means that you will put out a podcast on a schedule over and over again.  You will succeed, because success is the only option. 

Become unconvertible in your action until you succeed.  No excuses, only success.  Day after day, you must not accept defeat. 

You want a harvest; you need to plant the seed.  You must understand that it is seed, time and harvest.  That is not accurate, it is seed, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime, and harvest. 

Say it tiiiiiiiiiiiime!  You can do it!  Persistence breaks down resistance. 

You put enough pressure on the obstacles in your way and you will break through.  You need to decide what you will do in the drought.  Anticipate the rain and prepare your field to receive it when it comes or do nothing and miss the harvest when the rain comes. 

You need to prepare your field now!  The rain will come, all drought come to an end.  Commit, Commit and be consistent with your scheduled podcasts.

Confidence

People are confident when they know how to do something.  What do you need to do?   You need to create a plan.

Create your branding

What is the name of your blog, your name or whatever else that you want to brand?  What are the three topics that you will be talking about in your podcast for keywords?  iTunes will allow you to set up a podcast name with a subtitle and a description. 

Put your podcast name with the three keywords in your subheading.  Put the name and subheading in your iTunes description.  You should create artwork for your iTunes logo.

The artwork should be 1400 x 1400.  You should create an intro to your podcast.

Content

What is your schedule going to allow you to commit to publishing podcasts?

  • Once a week
  • Twice a week
  • Weekdays
  • Monthly

You must be realistic!   commit to consistently.

What about length of time?

  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • Hour

Data shows that people are gravitating to podcasts that are 15 minutes long.  Publish the same time and days consistently.

Speak about your niche Topic

  • Smaller segments can be developed by writing your notes out like a three point speech.

How to communicate a speech?

The topic is the main idea.  The points are the three sub topics that will support your main idea.  Each of your sub points should transition from one to another. 

You should close with a call to action.  What are your points leading them to do in the conclusion?  You should stick to three points, because the mind can only process so much with comprehension.   

You tell them what you are going to tell them.  You tell them in the speech.  You tell them what you told them.

  • Segments over 30 minutes should be written up like a show. Break the show up into five segments.
  • Share something personal (2 minutes)
  • Share your content
  • Share about a recommendation (Plug A product about what you are talking about in your topic)
  • Share more content
  • Close with a call to action (Product Page, Subscription, Follow you or share content)

The point of podcasting is to find an audience and to keep them, so stay on topics that you podcast about consistently. If your content is about cars, then don’t change it to crafting.

What is the cost?

There are free ways, low cost ways and the right way to set up your podcast!  I want to show you the right way that is the only way for serious opportunity for cash flow in the future.  Free is free for a reason, you will not create cash flow. 

Trust me!  I did the low cost way with a headset mic and hosting the podcasts on my host gator webhosting account.  The quality of my podcasts was not right and I started getting calls from host gator about my bandwidth with the business plan account.  I had to upgrade my microphone and went to Lisbyn for podcast. 

You want to succeed and I want you to succeed!  Let’s be real!  You can get started for around $100.00.  The Equipment for $50 will get you to start with quality.  You can purchase Web Host for $4.00 a month for a year and $15 for domain.   Lisbyn for $20 a month.  The total is $135.00.

What equipment to podcast?

Microphone

  • Quality (Get you started)

Blue Microphones Snowball

  • Professional (Get this to start if you can financially)

Heil PR40 Microphone w/Carrying Bag, Microphone Clip, Windscreen, XLR Cable, and Pop Filter

Software

  • Audacity

Audacity is free software that people can download to their pc or mac. You can record a quality audio and edit it before you export the file.

  • Garage band

The software works on Mac. You should use this software for the features that it offers.  There is a cost of $15.

Webhosting

Blue Host

  • Best Company across the board seriously!
  • Unmetered disk space & bandwidth (Shared is never really unlimited for each company)
  • 4500 Templates for Themes
  • C-panel: easy to use (Trust me I helped others work on their C-Panel)
  • Unlimited Emails
  • 24/7 days a week (I called them plenty of times around the clock)
  • Tip: When phones are busy, use live chat and get tickets escalated
  • Money back Guarantee 45 days (30 day for others)
  • Cheaper to get serious technical stuff done than other companies

Podcast Hosting

Lisbyn

  • Media hosting and delivery
  • Stats
  • Advertising Programs

How to set up podcast? 

Get A Microphone

Quality (Get you started)

Blue Microphones Snowball

Professional (Get this to start if you can financially)

Heil PR40 Microphone w/Carrying Bag, Microphone Clip, Windscreen, XLR Cable, and Pop Filter

 Set Up Audacity


https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

Download an older version by clicking the green button or go to the link on that page below for newer.  Here is the link. 

https://www.audacityteam.org/

Newer version Page one: Download the Audacity 2.1.2

Download for Windows

(Windows 8/7/Vista/XP)

Download for Mac

(Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Page two: Audacity 2.1.2 installer (25.3 MB, includes help files)

Click Run At the bottom of the page.

You will get a pop up that asks for permission to run this program.  I scanned it and it was fine at the time that I ran it.  I got a message that said this program is not recognized.

Finished!

https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

Download Lame 3.99 to export as MP3 file.

Step one: Open up Audacity

Step two: Set up your microphone

Click Edit.

Plug your device into your computer.   Click on your device and click on mono for smaller file.  Above the preferences is a microphone with volume level.   You want that on for recording.

Step three: Now you are ready to record.  These are the buttons you will use.  The buttons are self explanatory.

This is what a recording will look like.  You can adjust the volume to the left of the recorded audio. 

You will want to edit by removing unwanted talking point or long pauses by highlighting the section like below and clicking delete.

You should amplify your audio if the sound is too low for your audience to be able to hear you.

Follow these steps:

  •  Click on effects
  • Click amplify
  • Raise the volume
  • Check the empty box allow clipping
  • Click ok. Listen and adjust
  • Remove background noise
  • Click on effects
  • Click Noise remove

Tip: Look at the pause highlighted above.  You want to start your recording with a five second pause.  When you remove background noise, you want to follow this step.  You need to high light pause and click get noise profile. 

You need to highlight audio that you want noise removed out and go to noise removal again to remove all by clicking noise removal.  Save file.  Click file, then click export file. 

You will want to save the file as an mp3 file.  You should be able to do this unless you did not download Lame 3.99.

 Set up podcast host

Lisbyn

Lisbyn is a flat fee for usage.  You can start with the $20 plan.   The storage space starts over each month for new storage. 

Why do you need lisbyn? 

The podcast downloads can cause your website to crash from plenty of downloads at one time.  The podcast host can receive plenty of downloads without crashing.  The website is built with the storage and bandwidth to allow downloads without crashing.  You receive stats for downloads.  You will want to sign up for an account.

 Set up web hosting

Blue Host Webhosting And Word Press Install

how to create a bluehost website

 Set up podcast plugin

How to set up podcasts on your website

Bluberry Podcast Plugin For Word Press Website

6.) Submit Podcast Feed

There are two options for your podcast on ITunes:

1.) You can upload to ITUNES by creating an account and using Lisbyn as your feed.

2.) Take the link from the Lisbyn upload to place it into your website post.  Get a podcast plugin and create your podcast feed from website for ITunes.   

Thank you for following our step by step tutorial to start your podcast from scratch.