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Podcasting: Everything you need to know to start and grow a successful show.

If you’re an existing podcaster or planning to start, a great article for getting started or improving your content is “How to Start a Podcast” by Buzzsprout, a popular podcast hosting and distribution service. Buzzsprout has also produced the following excellent 8-part video series on podcasting.

PART 1 – How to Start a Podcast

Learn how to start your first podcast! This series covers how to pick a name, what gear to buy, what software to use, and how to get your show listed in all the major podcast apps.

PART 2 – How to Choose a Podcast Format

In this video, you’ll learn how to choose the best format for your podcast and how often to publish new episodes.

PART 3 – How to Pick the Best Podcast Equipment and Software

In this video, you’ll learn which microphone to buy and which software to use to start your podcast.

PART 4 – How to Record a Podcast

In this video, you’ll learn how to properly record your podcast episodes to get the best audio quality possible.

PART 5 – Podcast Editing Tips

In this video, you’ll learn several practical tips for editing your podcast episodes and how to upload it to Buzzsprout or your podcast hosting platform.

STEP 6 – How to Create Stunning Podcast Artwork

In this video, you’ll learn how to create artwork for your podcast, how to write show notes, and how to choose your podcast’s categories.

STEP 7 – How to Get Listed in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & Google Podcasts

In this video, you’ll learn how to get your podcast listed in the major podcast directories.

PART 8 – How to Launch a Successful Podcast

In this video, you’ll learn the two main strategies for launching a successful podcast and 6 tips to help you get your first 100 podcast listeners.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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