Podcasting is growing at a rapid rate with more people consuming content on their phones. With this in mind people and companies are jumping into podcasting without knowing the potential pitfalls. This course will help you understand. This class covers answers the question, "What is a podcast, why should do it, how to create a podcast and what does it cost me in time and money?" It does NOT get into recording (this is everything leading up to recording). The information on podcasting equipment will more than pay for the price of the course.
Take this Planning Your Podcast course now and learn how to create a podcast properly with lot more details.
This lecture is an activity as you learn how to subscribe and download a podcast. The supplemental paperwork is a worksheet to help you think through why you selected those podcasts and what you liked/disliked
In this lecture we provide some questions to help you decide where you should set up your studio.
This lecture goes over the equipment you need to start. See the supplemental material for a buyers guide, or see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/equipment
THE BEST (and by that I mean ONLY) way you should be podcasting is by using a self-hosted version of Wordpress (free). I use a company called host gator (www.schoolofpodcasting.com/hosting ) and have used them for close to 20 years. You don't have to purchase a year in advance to get a good price (around $8 a month). I recommend the baby plan as it gives you room to grow.
I do NOT recommend you use ANY "web host" for your media files. We will talk about this more in the next section.
The hosting I use is Host Gator or Blue Host I prefer Host Gator as they do not require you to order a year of hosting to get a good price (but if you do it's even better). I also mention when choosing a name to check to make sure the domain name is available. You can go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/domaincheck to use a tool from Godaddy.
To understand web hosting and domain names, please see the "Understanding Hosting" Supplemental Information
Dave Jackson has been teaching people technology for over 20 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in Education specializing in Technical Education from the University of Akron. He has been on the Internet since 1999.
In 2005 after hearing about podcasting, he opened the School of Podcasting website where he has helped hundreds of people discover the power of podcasting. His “Morning Announcements" podcast about podcasting has been downloaded over 1 million times.
He produces numerous podcasts about Podcasting including The School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements (Podcasting tips), the Power of Podcasting (Why should I podcast), and More Podcast Money ( A companion podcast to the book).
He is the Director of Podcasting for the New Media Expo
Dave's other interest also show up in podcasts. He produces the Marketing Musician,Logical Weight Loss, Feeding My Faith podcast, and the Building a Better Dave podcasts.
He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his Wife and three step children.
For more information visit me at the School of Podcasting