19 episodes

So you want to be a podcaster, our mission is to encourage and equip you for excellence in podcasting. I am Andrew Rappaport host of the Rapp Report and Apologetics Live and executive director of the Christian Podcast Community. And I am Coleen Sharp host of Theology Gals Chief Administrator of the Christian Podcast Community.

So You Want to be a Podcaster Andrew Rappaport & Coleen Sharp

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

So you want to be a podcaster, our mission is to encourage and equip you for excellence in podcasting. I am Andrew Rappaport host of the Rapp Report and Apologetics Live and executive director of the Christian Podcast Community. And I am Coleen Sharp host of Theology Gals Chief Administrator of the Christian Podcast Community.

    Pitfalls – Mistakes People Make

    Pitfalls – Mistakes People Make

    So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 19


    Not being prepared

    Solution: allow time to prepare


    Not being in agreement with the co-host

    Solution: make an agreement upfront


    Unrealistic expectations

    Time

    Solution: make a schedule


    Amount of work

    Solution: Record and edit 4-8 episodes before you publish your first


    Audience size

    Solution: would you enjoy speaking to the number of people that you get downloads
    Solution: Be OK with the idea that it may take you years and hundreds of episodes to grow your podcast


    Financial investment/cost

    Solution: research upfront the cost




    Not knowing your audience

    Solution: need to learn who your audience is; you would ask your audience for feedback


    Not knowing your purpose

    Solution: Do you want your listeners to learn something? Be entertained? Work to answer the question, “What is your show about?” in 10 words or less.


    Commitment

    Solution: this is a decision one must make


    Loss of passion

    Solution: Know your purpose


    Background noise

    Solution: change the environment
    Solution: put the dog out


    Unexpected technical issues

    Solution: learn the technology


    Not getting the appropriate help

    Solution: make sure that the person helping you knows what they are talking about

    • 44 min
    Podcasting Services

    Podcasting Services

    So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 18


    Hiring out services

    Hosting - episode 2 -  Podcast RSS Feed, Hosting and Websites
    Where to find people

    https://www.upwork.com
    Fiver.com


    Coaching
    Manager
    Editing
    Marketing
    Transcription


    Do it yourself

    Training

    Videos
    Classes


    Transcription

    Otter.io
    Temi (https://www.temi.com/)
    Descript
    AudioBurst

    • 24 min
    How to monetize your podcast

    How to monetize your podcast

    So You Want to be a Podcaster Episode 17


    Donations & subscriptions



    patreon

    Membershil tiers


    PayPal
    Donations through your website

    https://donorbox.org/


    Membership

    Premium episodes only for members





    Advertising



    Advertising

    Small
    Larger advertisers

    Most require at least 5000 downloads/episode in the first 30 days


    Pay per thousand downloads in first 30 days

    Here are the industry average rates for podcast advertising. Note CPM is cost per mille or cost per 1,000 listeners.

    30 sec $18
    60 sec$25









    Podcorn
    Show sponsor
    Some hosts provide advertising options/or advertising network

    Anchor
    Red Circle





    Merch



    Make your own
    Teespring
    Printiful/shopify
    Amazon



    YouTube

    • 38 min
    Sharing your episodes and social media

    Sharing your episodes and social media

    So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 16


    What to share

    Share website link if possible or from the host site
    Don't share Apple or other app links


    Social Media

    Facebook

    Pages vs. Groups
    Pages
    Groups


    Twitter
    Instagram


    Use automatic tools if possible some can be tied to your website
    Email List
    Newsletter

    Mail Chimp
    Constant Contact


    Ministry site


    Check out all the podcasts are the Christian Podcast Community

    • 27 min
    Show titles and Artwork

    Show titles and Artwork

    So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 15


    How to name

    Apple names
    Use questions
    Describe a problem
    Be descriptive of the content
    Catch attention but be honest about the show
    Do not use clickbait


    Show artwork

    Logo or show specific photos
    Size of artwork
    Do you have the rights to use the artwork?




     

    • 25 min
    Show Notes

    Show Notes

    So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 14


    Importance of show notes

    SEO value
    Apple will now search audio


    How do different apps handle show notes

    Apple Podcast
    Google Podcast
    Overcast
    Castbox
    Downcast
    Spotify
    Tunein
    Sticher
    iHeart Radio
    Podbean
    Podcast addict


    Blog post vs. description

    Transcription or not?
    Chapters or skip to
    Add all your resources mentioned in the episode
    https://www.brokenlinkcheck.com


    RSS feed size

    1 MB is the practical maximum, but I recommend smaller than 512 KB.
    How to Shrink Your Podcast RSS Feed and Why It Matters The Audacity to Podcast with Daniel J. Lewis
    Free RSS Validators

    Podbase: For podcast feeds. Podbase will check your URL, make sure your XML is well-formed, and whether it is iTunes-compatible. It will also check for things like your cover art being in iTunes compliance, correct category, correct summary, and more.
    Cast Feed Validator: For podcast feeds. This validates your feed, checks the main image, as well as media files while letting you visualize your podcast RSS feed.
    Feed Validator: Feed Validator is for Atom, RSS, and KML feeds. LIke W3C, it also gives you highlighted errors with messages and information for each problem found.
    W3C: W3C is for syndicated feeds. It works with RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0. Enter the address of your feed and click “validate.” Errors will be highlighted, with messages for each problem. Not sure what the message means? There’s a “help” link with more details.




    Examples

    The Feed
    The Briefing with Al Mohler  example - don’t downgrade your show notes
    The Audacity to Podcast
    The imaged life

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AppleUser2014a ,

Valuable Resource!

This podcast teaches everything you’ll need to know about podcasting. Highly recommended!

Another Daryl ,

A must listen for all podcasters

This podcast will benefit those starting a podcast and those who have been doing so for a while. Each episode unpacks details that will help your podcast record, produce, and market better. Make sure you subscribe and listen!

jrwsmw ,

Informative

This is super informative for those of us who are just getting started in the podcast realm. It covers things in order to get you started and it covers things that we wouldn’t think about on a day to day basis, but ultimately impacts the quality of our podcasts. Very highly recommended.

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