Want to Start, Grow, or Monetize a Podcast? The Ultimate Podcasting Tip Sheet


Have you always wanted to learn about podcasting, but you thought it was too complicated or expensive?

The Ultimate Podcasting Tip Sheet cuts through all the fluff content out there and  introduces you to the best articles and videos on the web to teach you what you need to know to be successful at podcasting.

I’ve hand-curated each link, organized by topic, to show you how to get started, exactly what equipment you need on any budget, how to grow your audience, and how to make money podcasting.

This will be a living document, so bookmark this page and check back for new links.

Are you ready to learn how to podcast, and then take it to the next level?


Introducing: The Ultimate  Podcasting Tip Sheet, Volume 1

Here is how you get started. When you click one of the chapter links below, it will jump you to your desired chapter… without refreshing the page. So, pick which chapter you like and get started.

Part 1: How to Start Your Podcast

Starting a podcast can seem overwhelming, however these six articles will help make it dead simple for you.

How to Start Your First Podcast  by Scott Hanselman and Luvvie Ajaye

7 Tips for Launching a Successful Podcast by  Brian Casel

How to Start a Business Podcast  by Jon Lee Dumas

How to Start a Podcast by Pat Flynn

Learn How to Podcast by Cliff Ravenscraft

The Easiest Way to Get Started Podcasting by Michael Hyatt

Part 2: What Equipment Do I Need?

In these times, its important to invest your money wisely in anything, and that includes podcasting gear. Here you will be presented with basic minimum setup you need to start out, as well as some options you may want to consider as you move up. And some of the recommended gear you may already have!

Solid Option for Portable Podcasting: iRig Mic and iRig Recorder for iOS   by Tris Hussey

Podcasting Equipment: Does Size Really Matter? by Dan Lyons

Basic Podcasting Gear by Jason Van Orden

The Podcaster’s Studio Gear by Ray Ortega

Podcasting Tutorial Equipment and Software by Pat Flynn



Part 3: How to Podcast Effectively

This may be the most important chapter in the whole book. How do you know if you’re an effective podcaster? How do you ensure your show is of value to your audience. The best answers I could find to these questions are right here for you.

Eight Rules of Effective Podcasts Kirk McElhearn

Five Steps for an Unstoppable Vision for Your Podcast  Daniel J. Lewis

Five Steps to an Effective Podcast Website  Daniel J Lewis

How to Create a Successful Podcast  Courtney McKenzie


Part 4: How to Grow Your Podcast Audience

Have you hit a plateau after getting some episodes under your belt? Do you want to start out day 1 with an eye towards getting your first 1000 subscribers? This growth chapter is useful for beginning podcasters or those who’ve already started and want to go to the next level.

How to Get 2,281 Subscribers—and Increase Traffic by 69%—in 27 Days  Derek Halpern

The Power of Podcasting  Amy Porterfield

How to Grow Your Podcast Audience  Sean Kane

How to Grow Your Audience and Market Your Podcast  Cliff Ravenscraft

Podcasting Shenanigans and More with Andy Drish  David Siteman Garland

Launch and Grow a Podcast to 1 Million Downloads  Corbett Barr, Think Traffic


Part 5: How Podcasting Can Benefit Your Blog

If you currently have a blog, podcasting can be a ‘secret weapon’ you can unleash to build your brand, reach more people, or expand your online presence. The articles and videos below will surface several ways a podcast can reinforce your blog.

Podcasting, the Hot New Media Trend?  Jeff Bullas

Five Unexpected Benefits fo Adding Podcasting to Your Blog  Carol Tice and Darren Rowse

How Pat Flynn Uses Podcasting to Build His Business  Melinda Emerson

Chris Brogan and David Siteman Garland on Mediapreneurship Podcasting and More David Siteman Garland and Chris Brogan

Part 6: Podcasting for Business

You may think of satire, entertainement, or self-help when you think about podcasting topics. However, many businesses from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies are using the power of podcasting. Learn how here.

7 Reasons Your Brand Should Start Podcasting  Courtney McKenzie

Podcasting for More Exposure, Leads, and Money  Pat Flynn

3 Unique Ways to Get Started with Business Podcasting  John Lee Dumas

Top 10 Audio Podcasts for Online Entrepreneurs  Caleb Wojcik

How to Turn a Video Blog Into a 6 Figure Business  Damond Nollan and Greg Ng

Proof the Podcasting Will Benefit Your Business  Louise Julig


Part 7: How to Monetize Your Podcast

Monetizing a podcast is something that hasn’t been talked about much. However as the popularity of podcasting grows, many companies are keen to promote their products and services on shows that reach their audience. Go inside the monetization game here.

How Successful Mediapreneurs Monetize Blogs Podcasts and Webshows David Siteman Garland

3 Ways to Monetize a Podcast  Daniel M Clart

Strategy Session: How to Launch and Monetize a Podcast w/Jon Lee Dumas  Joey Kissimmee

How Leo Laporte Made 1.5 million per Year from Podcasting  John Chow

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4 Responses to “Want to Start, Grow, or Monetize a Podcast? The Ultimate Podcasting Tip Sheet”

  1. Daniel J. Lewis October 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Thank you for the great resources list, and especially for including me!

    • kesummitt October 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      Thanks for visiting Daniel! Your blog is awesome.

  2. Jill B October 10, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Great resource! Thanks for sharing.

    • kesummitt October 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      Hi Jill! Thanks for your kind words, glad it was helpful!

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