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
- Part 2: What Equipment Do I Need?
- Part 3: How to Be Effective With Your Podcast
- Part 4: How to Grow Your Podcast Audience
- Part 5: How a Podcast Can Help Your Blog
- Part 6: Business Podcasting
- Part 7: How to Monetize Your Podcast
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!
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.
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
3 Unique Ways to Get Started with Business Podcasting John Lee Dumas
Top 10 Audio Podcasts for Online Entrepreneurs Caleb Wojcik
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