How I Podcast
As a virtual assistant to online entrepreneurs, including podcasters, I've researched and experimented with multiple hosting providers, editor tools and processes.
Today, I have the joy of hosting a podcast of my own so I even better understand how the whole process comes together.
And you know what? It's a whole lot easier than you might think!
Here I'm boiling down all I've learned and what I'm still learning right in a big-picture, time-saving guide for aspiring budget-minded podcasters who want a simple way to just get started.
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Tech Holding You Back? It's Okay to Keep it Simple.
A mic for quality sound, a host to store and share your podcast to all the directories and an editor to make podcast creation and refinement easy and professional-sounding. Easy as 1-2-3!
BLUE YETI MIC
I've researched and researched the best, most affordable mic to use and hands down, the Blue Yeti is the most recommended USB mic I've seen for beginners and veterans alike. My experience has been top-notch.
And it's affordable, too (just in the $100 range).
Tip: To eliminate background noise, speak to the side of the mic (not the very top), 6 to 10 inches away. Also, turn the "gain" knob way down and use the mic in cardioid mode.
Every podcast needs a host and this one is quickly becoming an industry fave at a reasonable price.
And I absolutely love that you're able to submit your podcast to all the popular directories with the click of a button.
Buzzsprout is like Libsyn, only more user-friendly in my opinion.
Tip: Buzzsprout will send you a $20 Amazon gift card during your second month of hosting when you purchase through my link.
When I discovered Alitu, I cried for joy. Well, almost! I've been searching for a drag and drop editing tool like this for a while.
Record directly into the editor or upload different audio segments and then drag them around exactly where you like.
You can also fade intro and outro music with a click of a button.
Tip: Sign up for Buzzsprout to get their members code for 50% off Alitu your first three months.
The Big Picture
These six phases (in dropdown info format) give you a solid overview of every step you'll need to take, in the best order, to make your podcast a reality.
Phase 1: Plan
Phase 2: Prepare
Phase 3: Create
Phase 4: Leverage
Phase 5: Launch
Phase 6: Keep Creating
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