How To Create A Podcast On iTunes
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How To Create A Podcast On iTunes

A definitive, simple step-by-step guide to creating your own podcast on iTunes. Requirements are a Wordpress website.
4.8 (6 ratings)
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81 students enrolled
Created by Ben Smith
Last updated 3/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • Simple, step-by-step guide to setting up your podcast with iTunes and your Wordpress website
  • If you follow the steps, it is impossible to get it wrong!
  • Made easy for those who are not technically minded
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  • Wordpress Website
  • Mac or PC computer (obviously)

Are you trying to find a super simple, step-by-step guide to creating a podcast on iTunes?

This “Definitive Guide To Creating A Podcast On iTunes” will give you…

  • A stress-free and geek-free process to follow. There is no technical terms that will make your brain go fuzzy
  • Step-by-step process to follow means you will make no errors. Do it once and do it right saves you precious time. Follow the lectures and you cannot go wrong
  • Included tips and techniques on how to make your podcast sound the best it possibly can, so your listeners get an amazing experience and tell their friends about how awesome you are!
  • You will always have the videos on hand just in case you need to refresh the process in your mind. The lecture on uploading to Amazon S3 gives you the knowledge for you to use Amazon S3 for ANY of your business needs, not just podcasting. This is valuable knowledge to have.
  • You will be up and running with your podcast on iTunes in only 62 minutes from now! (that's how long the total length of videos are...)
Who is the target audience?
  • Future podcast hosts
  • Business owners wanting to build their market presence with a podcast
  • Those who value their time and want a cost-effective and bullet-proof solution to follow
  • General Wordpress website users
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Podcast Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:57
Introduction to 'The Definitive Guide To Creating A Podcast On iTunes'

Course outline and overview

Preview 01:57
Podcast Pre-Production Setup
3 Lectures 16:33
I will show you how to create an Amazon Web Services account and set up an Amazon S3 bucket for you to store your podcast .mp3 files in.

If you start to get hundreds or thousands of downloads of each podcast episode, you want them on a server that can handle that bandwidth. If you host the files on your website server, your website becomes vulnerable under the strain.

Plus Amazon S3 hosting is super cheap!

Preview 03:50

Showing you how to install Powerpress Podcasting Plugin on your Wordpress website.

Also showing you the settings and best setup.

Preview 06:52

Showing you the best and most popular USB microphones for you to use for podcasting. Also what software you need to be able to record podcast conversations either by yourself or over Skype with others. 
Hardware & Software Requirements For Podcasting
Podcast Production
2 Lectures 17:00
We will go through how to record your podcast using Garageband (Mac), Audacity (Mac & PC).

I will also show you how to record your conversations on Skype using Call Recorder For Skype (Mac). Pamela For Skype will be similar.

How To Record Your Podcast Using Garageband (Mac) Or Audacity (Mac & PC)

I will teach you tips and tricks to get the best sound quality for your recording. You want the best sound possible to give your listeners the best experience possible so they keep coming back.
Recording Tips & Techniques For Best Quality
Podcast Post-Production
4 Lectures 24:07 is a great tool to use to remove any background hiss or static from your recording. It can also normalise sound quality for a better listening experience.

I will show you how to use it for your podcast recordings.

Improve .mp3 File Sound Quality Using Tool

I will show you how to upload your .mp3 podcast file to your Amazon S3 bucket, then copy the link and use it on your Wordpress blog so that your podcast episode will reside on your website.

It is then from your website that iTunes will be gathering the information for the podcast to put on their store automatically.

Uploading Podcast .mp3 File To Amazon S3 Bucket & Then To Wordpress Website

In this lecture I will go through the artwork requirements that iTunes asks for.

I will also give you tips so that your artwork will stand out among the many podcasts on the iTunes directory.

iTunes Artwork Requirements & Tips

Ok, time to submit your feed from your Wordpress website into iTunes!

Once you have done this, all your hard work is done!

How To Submit Your Podcast To iTunes
Course Summary
1 Lecture 01:28
Your podcast is now up and running on iTunes. How easy was that!

Now, to continue producing your podcasts, all you need to do for each episode is to repeat Lectures 5,7 & 8 on a repeating basis and your podcast episodes will be pulled from your website by iTunes automatically.

Enjoy your podcasting!

About the Instructor
Ben Smith
4.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
81 Students
1 Course
Online Marketing

Ben Smith aka Billy Elusiv helps business owners get more customers using online marketing strategies. 

He basically turns their website into a sales generating machine. Having operated an e-commerce website for the past 8 years, he has learnt what it takes to generate traffic and convert them into customers online.

Loves most sports including rugby and SUPing, you will find him on the waves of beautiful Mt Maunganui in NZ.