A Podcast all about How to Start a Podcast ! This Podcast is aimed at helping you quickly set up and launch a podcast on iTunes in the shortest possible time and with as little pain as possible. Topics will cover how you can use FREE Resources, all available on the Internet to Launch a Professional Podcast. Learn How to Use Audacity to Record your Mp3 files. Learn how to correctly Tag Mp3 Files with your Cover Art. Learn how to Configure the required Wordpress Plugin. Publish Your very own Podcast on iTunes for FREE ! Plus many other useful Tips and Shortcuts Requires WordPress. Be Warned - Its Fun and its Very Addictive !
POD04 Twelve Things You Need to Create a Podcast on iTunes
This episode provides an essential checklist for 12 items that includes the hardware and software requirements for creating a podcast. The different microphone options are covered in detail as well as plenty of mostly free resources that are required to start a podcast.
12 Things You Need to Create a Podcast on iTunes
Computer – PC or Mac , desktop or laptop with a minimum 2GB of RAM and plenty of file storage or HDD space.
Good Microphone such as the Shure SM58 (Dynamic Mic.) or the Samson C01U
Website running WordPress – http://wordpress.org
Blubrry Plugin - http://www.blubrry.com/
An Apple ID - https://appleid.apple.com/uk/
Filezilla FTP Client - http://filezilla-project.org/
Mp3tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/en/
Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/ or Photoshop
Google / Twitter
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POD03 Is Podcasting Right For You ?
Before you dive straight into recording your first podcast episode, it’s very important to understand that you’re in it for the long haul. First one needs to answer a key question. Is Podcasting is right for you ? In this third episode, Brian Venge helps you answer this crucial question that will determine the success of your podcast by breaking it down into key questions
The 4P’s of Podcasting
Purpose – What is the Purpose and objective of your podcast?
Passion – What’s your Passion?
Potential – Does your podcast have Potential?
Patience – Are you Patient enough to learn and see your podcast grow?
The episode also covers how to come up with a niche market (the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing; therefore the market niche defines the specific product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that is intended to impact) and help you decide what your audience will want to hear from your podcast.
POD02 What Is a Podcast ?
Defining a podcast as “a series of digital media files (audio or video) that are released as episodes, and often downloaded via the web or podcast directories”, Brian Venge discusses what this definition really means both in terms of requirements and inputs.
Podcast files are not just limited to mp3 (audio) but also include .mp4, .m4v, .mov (video), pdf documents as well as ebook (epub).
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POD01 The Fastest Way to Launch a Podcast on iTunes
The fastest way to launch a podcast on iTunes is a brand new podcast that is aimed at first timers to the world of podcasting. In this launch episode Brian Venge introduces the podcast that is aimed at demystifying podcasting which is fast becoming an alternative source of prospects and traffic to a website.
If you own a website and are looking at ways to expand your reach and gain new audiences then podcasting could be a real option for you.
The weekly podcast will focus on a particular topic and cover tips, hints and advice relating to that topic. In addition, a Call to Action ends off each episode, leaving the listener with an action to take as a positive step towards launching their own website.
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