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The days are long gone where you need some $500 jacked up microphone to create an awesome sounding podcast. As my good buddy from HB Audio would say, “Decent sounding audio isn’t as much about the equipment as it is about the knowledge.”
Once you know how to tweak the settings on the recording software, your less expensive microphone will get the job done! So let’s talk about what type of equipment and software you’re going to need when you’re ready to produce your very first podcast show.
What Tools Do You Need?
I am going to assume you already have the computer; however, you will need other tools too, such as:
A domain name – this domain is for branding purposes; I suggest you choose a domain that combines your first and last name or register the name of your podcast show.
A self-hosted WordPress blog – this is the place to direct your podcast listeners to so they can share comments about your show, ask questions, and/or otherwise engage with you.
A podcast hosting account – this service is separate from your blog and hosts your podcasts. This account will store your podcast episodes and give you access to statistics about audience usage.
An iTunes account – you need the iTunes desktop software to create an iTunes account to get your podcasts listed in the iTunes store.
Recording software – there is free recording software available for the MAC or PC and I can show you were to download a copy to install on your computer.
Recording equipment – you will need a microphone to record your voice.
Gimp graphics software – you will create a graphic for your podcast show since iTunes requires you to have covert art.
If you’re worried this is way too much information to handle, don’t. If my 7-year old grandson can do this, you can too! I will help you every step of the way inside of Podcast KickStart.
Once you have all the technical jargon out of the way, you will focus on content, which shouldn’t be too difficult to uncover if you’re already blogging.
I don’t want a podcast show to add extra work to your schedule. I want to show you how to replace a blog post with a podcast show so you’re doing the same amount of work, but now you’re extending the reach of your business through the iTunes community!
If you would like easy instructions on how to produce your very own popular podcast, I’m currently creating the “how to” guide and podcast training course. The subscribers on my mailing list get first crack at my help, so sign up.
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