The Podcast Masterclass: The Complete Guide to Podcasting
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The Podcast Masterclass: The Complete Guide to Podcasting

Your complete guide to recording and launching a podcast to grow your business with modern digital marketing techniques.
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Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to start, grow, and monetize your own podcast
  • Why you should start a podcast today to grow your brand
  • Equipment you need to get started
  • How to record a high quality podcast
  • Record interviews over Skype
  • Edit your own podcast with free and professional apps
  • Add ID3 tags, images, and other metadata to your episodes
  • Host your podcast inexpensively on reliable platforms
  • Publish your podcast to iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play
  • Launch your podcast successfully and jump in the rankings
  • Grow your podcast to get more monthly downloads
  • Monetize your podcast with sponsorships, products, affiliate marketing, and donations
Requirements
  • You don't need any experience creating or launching a podcast.
Description

You want to start a podcast, right?

This is the perfect course for you. 

We've created this course to show you everything you need to start, record, edit, publish, grow, and monetize your podcast. 

That's right, we'll teach you the entire process. No more piecing together blog posts and YouTube videos to try to figure out how to do it. 

WE SHOW YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED AND SUCCEED!

Whatever your budget, whatever you skill level, wherever you are in the podcasting journey, this course will help you complete your goals efficiently and effectively.

KEY TOPICS:

  • Understand the benefits of having a podcast
  • Know the equipment you need to get started
  • Create your podcast art, intros, outros, and style
  • Set up your equipment to record high quality audio
  • Record interviews over Skype
  • Edit your podcast with free and professional apps
  • Add tags properly to your files
  • Upload and host your podcast files
  • Submit your podcast to iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify
  • Launch your podcast with or without an audience
  • Grow your podcast audience
  • Make money from your podcast in 4 ways

COURSE BONUSES:

  • Direct feedback from instructors on any aspect of your podcast
  • Student podcast directory to help promote and launch your podcast
  • Case studies to show how our methods have truly worked

MAKE A PROFESSIONAL PODCAST ON ANY BUDGET

Stop worrying about what expensive microphone to buy and which hosting plan to choose. We'll show you exactly what you need to get started.

WHY LEARN FROM US?

We are your instructors, Phil Ebiner and Ravinder Deol. Wehave created some of the highest rated and most popular courses here on Udemy. We both love sharing our knowledge with students like you. 

We've teach everything from our own experience, showing what works and what doesn't work. You can trust that we will share all our secrets, so that you will have a ton of success. 

There is a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. There is no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, see if you enjoy the course, and start making better videos today!

Cheers,

Phil & Rav

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with an online business that wants to expand their reach.
  • Anyone passionate about any topic that wants to share their passion with the world.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to start a podcast from scratch.
Course content
Expand all 67 lectures 05:25:30
+ Welcome to the Podcast Masterclass
2 lectures 03:30

Welcome to the Podcasting Masterclass! This lesson will go over what this course is all about and how to have the most success with this class!

Preview 02:20

Listen and support your fellow student's podcasts. Here is a the student podcast directory where you can find podcasts launched by your fellow students.

Preview 01:10
+ Getting Started with Podcasting
9 lectures 50:27

Welcome to this lecture in the course, where I really want to quick off with; Why You Should Start A Podcast. It may not be the first port of call when considering promoting your business, brand, or project. You’re probably inundated with advice coming in the form of creating video.

Of course video is powerful, no denying that. But audio is just as powerful 2017, 2018, onwards! So let me cover five reasons with you, as to why I suggest you start a podcast, today.

Preview 05:16

In this lecture I really want to hone in on the rise, or better yet, comeback of Podcasting, and Audio in general. Everything I’m going to be highlighting in this lecture, is pure facts, so there really is no denying that Podcasting is something you should be doing. The facts prove it, you can actually checkout this research paper for yourself at this link - it’s an amazing resource!

Preview 03:54

Get a complete list of all the equipment you need to start your podcast! This is equipment used and trusted by Phil and Rav. We cover:

  • microphones
  • microphone accessories
  • headphones
  • recording applications
  • editing applicaitons
Preview 00:43

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn the exact equipment you need to get started with podcasting.

Preview 10:32

Lets discuss an extremely important area when it comes to your podcast. That’s the topic and style of your podcast, this is something you need to nail, before you steam ahead with creating.

When it came to launching my podcast I had five key areas I defined beforehand, that ensured my podcast would hit the ground running, over getting lost in an ever-growing iTunes Store.

Decide Your Show Topic and Style
07:34

What I want to cover with you in this lecture, is why people choose to listen to podcasts. Of course, there are a plethora of reasons why people listen, but I want to highlight three key points.

Why People Listen To Podcasts
02:27

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn what to include in your podcast art, and how to stand out from the crowd.

Podcast Art Basics
06:37

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, we dive into iTunes to look at podcast art in the real world. We'll compare and contrast the artwork, looking for what stands out and makes it clickable.

Case Study: Looking at Podcast Art in iTunes
06:47

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn what should be included in a podcast intro and how to outsource the production of your podcast intro.

Podcast Intros
06:37
+ Record Your Podcast
13 lectures 01:15:18

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to properly set up your equipment by following along with how Phil sets up his microphone, computer mic input settings and record levels, and webcam.

Set Up Your Equipment
11:46

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to connect your microphone to the computer using the Zoom H6N recording device. Even if you're using the Zoom H4N, this may benefit you because the process is similar.

Optional: Connecting an XLR Mic to a Computer with the Zoom Recorder
04:50
Recording into Your Computer
08:23

Learn how to use the free Sound Recorder App for Windows users.

Recording Audio on a PC with Sound Recorder
00:08

Here’s an interesting lecture, one I’m pretty sure you’re debating over. How long should your podcast episodes be? Of course, it’s pretty much impossible to have each episode the exact same length as the next, but how long should each one approximately be.

How Long Should Episodes Be
03:21

Sponsors, Advertisers, Products - this is how podcasts are monetised. However, monetisation such as this shouldn’t be the first thing on your mind. What you should first be focussing on, is providing pure value to your audience, over trying to sell everything and anything to them.

There are three areas in a podcast where can plug a Sponsor, Advertiser, or Product. You’ll probably notice the three common areas, if you’re already an avid podcast listener.

How to Mention Sponsors, Advertisers, or Products
04:59

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to find the perfect guests to interview on your podcast.

How to Source Interviewees
09:16

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to use Calendly to expedite scheduling interviews with your guests.

Speed Up Your Interview Scheduling with Calendly
08:51
Interviewing Tips
05:31

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn how to use Ecamm Call Recorder to record your Skype Calls. This is the perfect solution for recording interview-based podcast episodes. I'll show you how to choose the right record settings and also how to export your recording in different ways like split-screen video and separate audio files.

Recording Interviews with Skype
09:58

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to record Skype calls with Pamela for Windows users.

Recording Skype Calls with Pamela for PC Users
00:13

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn Phil stays organized.

Organizing Your Files
05:00

In this lecture I want to introduce you to a way to produce podcast episodes, one which you may have not considered before. It’s actually a pretty efficient way to pump out podcast episodes.

Re-purposing Existing Content For Podcast Episodes
03:02
+ Edit Your Podcast
9 lectures 01:24:41

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn what goes into editing your podcast - why we edit and what applications to use.

The Basics of Editing Your Podcast
03:45

Welcome to this lecture in the course where I want to show you my workflow for editing podcast episodes. It’s a simple, yet effective workflow which produces high quality results. Phil will also be sharing his workflow for editing podcast episodes with you as well in this section, that way, you can see both our approaches and decide which works best for you.

Editing Your Podcast in Audacity
05:04

Once your podcast episode has been edited, and is ready for publishing. You’ll want to naturally export it, and you’ll want to export it into MP3 Format, which is the preferred audio format.

Exporting Your Podcast in Audacity
01:43

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to set up your Adobe Audition project for editing your podcast.

Adobe Audition: Setting Up Your Project
03:30

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to make basic edits to your podcast and match the volume of your intros and both yours and your guest's audio.

Adobe Audition: Basic Edits and Matching Volumes
08:28

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to make your audio better with EQ (equalization) and compression in Adobe Audition. I'll also show you how to do a quick edit with presets using the Essential Sound panel.

Adobe Audition: Make Your Audio Sound Better
11:48

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to export your files from Adobe Audition as a high quality MP3 file ready to use for your podcast.

Adobe Audition: Exporting Your Project as an MP3
05:44

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to use templates for your podcast.

Using a Template to Speed Up Your Workflow
03:38

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, follow Phil's entire post-recording workflow including creating a video version and posting online.

Optional: Phil's Entire Post Recording Workflow
41:01
+ Prepare and Host Your Podcast Files
7 lectures 23:45

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn what ID3 tags are and why they're important.

Introduction to ID3 Tags and Podcast Metadata
02:36

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to add tags to your MP3 files. This is the important information like titles, descriptions, etc. that podcast directories will use.

Add ID3 Tags to Your Podcast
04:18

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to create a podcast ID3 template in ID3 editor, so that you can more efficiently add your information to each podcast episode.

Create a Tag Template with ID3 Editor
02:09

Here is a list of tags you should be adding to your podcasts no matter what tag editor you're using.

ID3 Tags for Podcasts
00:19

If you're not using ID3 Editor to add tags to your podcast, here are tutorials for using the alternative options: Easytag and MP3 Tag.

EasyTag & MP3 Tag Tutorials
00:19

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn how to upload, schedule, and embed your podcast on Libsyn.

Hosting with Libsyn
11:06

Let me now show you who I post my podcast episodes with, there are many services out there you can use nowadays, however, I’ve found one that works perfectly for me. It’s such a simple tool to use, which offers seamless experience. Remember, I’ll all about simplifying the workflow to getting episodes out, as you’ll probably have figured out by now.

Hosting with BuzzSprout
02:57
+ Getting Your Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify
6 lectures 06:54

Here are easy-to-access links to the four podcast directories we recommend in this class.

Links to Podcast Submission Pages
00:16

In this lesson of the Podcast Masterclass, you'll learn how to validate your podcast feed before submitting to any directories.

Validating Your Podcast Feed
00:58

In this lesson of the Podcast Masterclass, you'll learn how to submit your podcast feed to iTunes.

Submitting Your Podcast to iTunes
01:15

In this lesson of the Podcast Masterclass, you'll learn how to submit your podcast feed to Google Play.

Submitting Your Podcast to Google Play
01:32

In this lesson of the Podcast Masterclass, you'll learn how to submit your podcast feed to Stitcher.

Submitting Your Podcast to Stitcher
01:02

In this lesson of the Podcast Masterclass, you'll learn how to submit your podcast feed to Spotify.

Submitting Your Podcast to Spotify
01:51
+ Launch Your Podcast
5 lectures 26:52

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how rankings work on iTunes - why they are important and not so important.

Understand How Rankings Work
08:05

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how to launch your podcast!

Launch Day Steps
06:19

This lecture will answer a question many will be thinking right now. How often should I push a podcast episode out to my audience? Are you thinking it? Well if you are, you’re in for a treat!

How Often Should You Release Episodes
02:31

As you’ll know I’m a big fan of BuzzSprout, and use it to host my Podcast. It offers me an awesome, seamless experience, with no technical jargon involved. Just what I need.

Viewing Your Stats on Buzzsprout
02:50

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn how to create show notes for your podcast. What is the key information to include? How should you lay out your page? We'll show you how.

Creating Show Notes for Your Episodes
07:07
+ Grow Your Podcast
7 lectures 22:55

Don’t have a community built already? Well listen in here, because this tool, is going to help you build up an interested, an engaged audience with whatever niche you’re in.

Using Quora to Grow Your Audience
05:26

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn and become convinced about adding a video / YouTube version of your podcast. YouTube is the world's second largest search engine, and a great way for new people to find you and your podcast.

Creating a YouTube Version
04:10

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn what it means to build a content library, and how to use all of your content successfully to create raving fans.

Build a Content Library
02:48

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn about getting your guests to help your grow your podcast.

Using Guests to Promote Your Podcast
01:50

In this lecture I want to subtly remind you if it hasn’t crossed your mind already, to harness the power of your website if you already have one, to let your audience know you have a website!

Make Your Website Podcast Friendly
03:38

Projects, Businesses, or Hobbies that build a community around them are often the ones that succeed. Hence why you should really have this on your mind as you approach podcasting.

Build a Community
03:00

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn tips for creating a better brand - including t-shirts!

Strategic Branding for Your Podcast
02:03
+ Monetize Your Podcast
6 lectures 27:04

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, you'll learn how advertising and sponsors work. You'll learn what the standard rate per ad is, and how to find the best advertisers for your podcast.

Advertising and Sponsorships
07:58

Estimate how much you can make with your podcast with MidRoll's calculator.

Preview 00:06

Use this sample letter when reaching out to potential sponsors and advertisers.

Sample Letter to Advertiser/Sponsor
00:36

Many of you here will be aware of Affiliate Marketing, I’d say it’s the most common way people get started with trying to earn money online. Affiliate Marketing, promoting other products, and earning some money for the referral when some goes to purchase.

Affiliate Marketing
03:17

In this lesson of the Podcasting Masterclass, learn the beauty of selling your own products via your podcast. See how Phil is selling his own digital products, including an inside look at his sales funnel.

Selling Your Own Products
09:19

As some of you may know I have a specialism in the Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain field. This ecosystem brings many innovative ways to monetise your projects. So I really wanted to introduce you to a method here, and that is how to accept Bitcoin Donations, or Tips for your podcast.

Bitcoin Donations
05:48
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:11
Once you have a podcast live, please submit it to the course so we can add it to the student directory.
Submit Your Podcast
1 question

Thank you!

Thank You
00:11