Podcast Guide

 

This free, 24-page guide will take you from a great idea to a live podcast in a few easy steps. Download yours today!

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INTRODUCTION

I published my first podcast episode in 2010. It was a weekly sermon podcast for a church that we helped plant, and it really seamed easier then. As the weeks rolled by the audience grew and the quality of each episode got better. In the following years I recorded and published many sermons from that church and others, shot, editing, and posted hundreds of hours of video, from vlogs to instructional content, from movie trailers to short films. Even with my deeply technical background I always feel like I have to learn new skills and tools to stay on top of changing trends in the industry.

 

In July, 2018, I launched The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Hosted by my extraordinarily talented wife, The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a weekly show offering Biblical parenting resources and encouragement, aimed at the homeschool community. Even though I had done this many times before, in many ways it felt like I was starting from scratch. So, I began learning and improving again, and since then The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast has seen steady growth, a committed audience, high rankings in podcast charts, and even the holy grail of podcasting – paid ads! As of this writing, we have just published out 75th weekly episode, reached #22 on the Apple Podcasts chart in the Parenting category, Reached #27 on the Parenting chart for Great Britain, and we are consistently in the top 50 parenting podcasts in many other countries.

Over the years, I have had several people ask for my help in starting their own podcasts. I am always happy to help, because I really believe in podcasting as a fantastic way to impact culture. It is also a powerful way to connect with an audience and even make some real money, but you have to start out on the right foot, or you will spend unnecessary time and effort fixing costly mistakes, and possibly losing your opportunity to build an audience. With that in mind, I have developed this FREE Podcasting Quick-Start Guide to help many more people start well and avoid those mistakes.

Here’s What’s Covered…

INTRODUCTION …………………………………………..4

BEFORE YOU BEGIN ……………………………………5

GETTING STARTED ……………………………………..8

The Basics: …………………………………………………..8

First Steps: ………………………………………………….10

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE……………………..12

PODCAST HOSTING ……………………………………16

RSS FEED …………………………………………………..17

FINAL NOTES:………………………………………………17

BONUS SECTION 1 – Next Steps…………………….19

Track your performance ………………………………….19

Transcribe Your Podcast for Twice the Content ….19

Record and Post Video ……………………………………20

Consider Patreon or a Subscription Website ………21

Advertising …………………………………………………….21

Media Kit………………………………………………………..21

Track your ads ……………………………………………….22

Don’t Forget Those Affiliate Codes! …………………..22

BONUS SECTION 2 – Podcast Guests ……………..22

SCHEDULING GUESTS ………………………………….22

PODCAST GUEST CHECKLIST ……………………….23

THANK YOU……………………………………………………24

Really Free?

Yep, no strings attached. I’m not selling anything here. I don’t do coaching I can’t consult on your podcast, and I don’t make or sell any equipment or software. There are affiliate links in the guide that help pay for my time, but you aren’t obligated to use them. Also, If you love the information in the guide, I ask that you consider donating to help support Schoolhouse Rocked, but that’s completely voluntary too! You can download this FREE guide today. Start your podcast tomorrow, and forget about me forever.

Really Quick?

Doesn’t it seem like 24 pages is a bit long for a quick-start guide? Here’s the good news… There are a ton of pictures and graphics, and right at the beginning of the guide I give you a 6-step checklist to get you started, but for the guide is also packed with important information on growing and monetizing your podcast, so you’ll be glad that the Quick-Start Guide wasn’t really all that quick.

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