Podcasting - How To Go From Zero To Hero
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Podcasting - How To Go From Zero To Hero

The Simple Way To Create Your Very Own Podcast. Everything You Need To Know To Quickly Create A Podcast & Share It.
4.2 (65 ratings)
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2,315 students enrolled
Created by Mitchel Schwindt
Last updated 4/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Rapidly create a podcast from scratch
  • Learn the easy way to master the technical aspects of podcast setup and publication
  • Create amazing quality podcasts by adding effects and extras
  • Quickly create eye-catching cover art for your podcast
  • Learn how to syndicate your podcast show to reach the world
  • Learn how to use free tools to remove any technical worries
  • The desire to share your voice, message and passion through podcasting.

Podcasting is the perfect way to share your voice, grow your brand, build a business and connect with the word. 

Maybe you've tried before and given up? Afraid of the tech headaches? Not sure what to use or how to set it all up? And we've updated the course Dec 2017 giving you a fresh look at the tools you need to create your first podcast.

This course is for you

I'll walk you through choosing the right tools, setting up your equipment and show, recording basics, creating eye-catching cover art and getting your show live and sharing it with the world.

This course is geared for the beginning podcaster, but the extra's section will contain some cool free tools and techniques to enhance any podcast and reach out to new audiences and markets.

Each step of the process is clearly explained and demonstrations of what exactly you need to do next. By the end of this course you will be a master at the technical stuff, create stunning audio and eye-catching cover art, and be able to share your podcast show with the world. 

While you could pay $$$ to learn this material, It shouldn't cost you a fortune to create your very own podcast. In Podcasting Zero To Hero, you get a solid understanding of the how and why and learn about all the free tools available to take your show to the next level.

The power of Udemy is in the community. I'm here for any questions and to support you on your podcasting journey.  My students stretch around the world and have created podcasts in multiple languages and formats with great success.

Are you ready? 

I'm here to walk you through every step of the way and committed to your success.

I can't wait to hear your first podcast show!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start a podcast quickly
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs who want to promote and share their brand
  • Hobby lovers that want to share their passions with the world.
  • Musicians looking for a way to self-publish and share their talents
  • Marketers and Entrepreneurs who want to build and scale an audience
  • Educators who want to reach a larger audience.
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 01:53:47
+ Why podcast
2 lectures 05:49
Mindmap overview of this course. See what is in on the slate for mastering podcasting quickly.
Preview 01:23
Podcasting is still a relatively untouched resource for personal and business use.  Learn why podcasting is powerful, fun and how easy it is to get started.
Why Podcast & Introduction
+ How To Record Your Podcast - Garage Band vs. Others
3 lectures 05:34
Platform Options For Creating Your Podcast
Garage Band and Audacity are two popular platforms for creating audio content.  See a side by side brief comparison and I'll share my thoughts on which I prefer.
Garage Band vs. Audacity

Short introduction to the basic screen and flow of the new version of GarageBand.

Intro to GarageBand 10.0.2
+ Recording Basics For Your Podcast
7 lectures 15:40
Brief discussion of setting up your preferred input source (Mic).
Mic Setup
This lecture covers the basics of recording your first track in the Garage Band editor.  Ducking and monitoring / feedback control options are also explained.
Recording Your First Track
Quick video walking through how to add music, jingles and stingers to your podcast to create interest and transitions.  Consider royalty free music as an option.  Soundsnap.com, fin sounds.com, radiodaddy.com, voices.com are all sites that I have used in the past with good success.
Adding Music, Jingles & Stingers
Use voice over talent to add spice to your podcast.  Fiverr.com is an excellent venue to find amazing voice talent artists.
Adding Voice Overs
Creating a bumper or intro & an outro add an element of style to any podcast.  iTunes offers a variety of cool sounding options, but don't hesitate to create your own and use one of the royalty free options shared in the Extras Section of this course.
Creating Bumpers / Intro & Outro Tracks

Getting started doesn't have to break the bank. Here is an example of a simple yet efficient podcasting setup.

Preview 01:22
+ Course Checkin
1 lecture 00:27

Periodically my team and I update and add content based on new information and your suggestions and requests.

A Living Entity
+ Imagine This....
1 lecture 00:00
This will be you very soon.
+ Creating Cover Art For Your Podcast
4 lectures 13:30
Cover Creation Basics

Canva is a free tool to create podcast covers and artwork. Once you become familiar with this tool, you can create covers, blog artwork, headers, social media posts and more in less than a minute.

Using Canva to Create Amazing Podcast Covers
This lecture covers some of the most popular stock photo sites.  An excellent resource for finding unique artwork and images for your podcast cover and many other uses as well.
Images For Cover Art
Outsourcing Options
+ Preparing Your Audio File For iTunes And The World To Hear
4 lectures 09:05
This free service will bring up the sound quality of a recording to professional standards.  All for FREE!
Preview 03:37
You are ready to share your podcast with iTunes on your DESKTOP.  This is the final stage and all sound edits are complete.  After sharing your podcast episode with iTunes, you can add tags, transcripts and any other information you would like to share with your listeners.  See the screen shot for an example.
Sharing / Exporting Your Podcast To iTunes
Tagging Your MP3 File

Prestopod offers a free and paid version that allows you to tag your podcast episodes and upload to libsyn in a single step. This certainly reduces your workload and decreases redundancy as many of the tags remain the same between episodes.

Watch the short demo on the Prestopod dot com site to see how the process can be streamlined to save you time and effort. 

Another Option for Tagging Your Podcast Episodes
+ Hosting Your Podcast
3 lectures 07:52
Hosting has a big impact on managing your podcast.  Set it up properly and choose a platform you can grow with now and save time and hassle later.  This lecture covers: Libsyn, Podbean and Amazon S3.  BuzzSprout is also another older platform.
Preview 03:33
Quick demo of Libsyn dashboard and a walk through of the upload process.  Also, get the proper link to a specific episode.
Libsyn Demo
Podbean - Quick Demo
+ Checking In With You
1 lecture 00:31

Learning something like podcasting can be challenging. I'm here to help.  If you have any questions or need guidance, just ask.



Preview 00:31
+ Creating Your Feed So Everyone Can Listen To Your Show
1 lecture 03:00
There are several options for submitting a feed to iTunes.  This lecture covers:  Libsyn feed, your blog feed using Blubrry and Feedburner.
Preview 03:00