Start a Podcast

Start a Podcast

The world is hungry for your podcast.

More and more people are listening to podcasts every year.

In the United States alone, over 100 million people listen to podcasts, and it’s increasing 10–20% each year.

  • 40% of Americans over age 12 have listened to a podcast.
  • 24% listened to a podcast in the past month.
  • 6 in 10 Americans are now familiar with the term “podcasting”.

Your audience of loyal, engaged fans are waiting.

Podcasts aren’t going away. In fact, they’re stronger than ever!

There’s just one problem—podcasting is hard!

Many people start a podcast and fail. They either lose steam after a few episodes or fail to grow an audience and give up too soon.

How many times have you seen a show with 20 episodes—and the newest episode is two years old?

How many times have you seen someone excitedly talk about their new show, but then stop publishing after a couple episodes?

Maybe you’ve even experienced the same discouragement.

Maybe you keep thinking, “I’d like to start a podcast”, but you never pull the trigger. Or maybe you tried and found the process of podcasting too complicated and time consuming.

Aaron Dowd

Aaron Dowd

My name is Aaron Dowd. I’ve been helping people make podcasts since 2012.

I saw people struggling with the process, running into same problems over and over. After writing tutorials and working as a freelance podcast editor and producer for a few years, I decided to share everything I’d learned about making great podcasts.

Successful Podcasting contains everything I’ve learned in my years of podcast experience, with podcasts and audio engineering crafted into one neat package.

Successful Podcasting

9 Modules, 64 Lessons

Stop procrastinating and start your podcast!

Get a step-by-step podcasting roadmap so you don’t ever feel stuck or confused again.

Learn how to get that professional sound without breaking the bank.

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Who is the audience for your podcast?

There are lots of reasons why podcasts fail or why podcasters give up too soon.

Podcasting isn’t easy. You have to learn new skills, get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and be willing to make and learn from mistakes.

The secret is to know WHY you’re podcasting and sharing that reason with your listeners. Focus on serving your audience and amazing things will happen.

Too many people focus on making money with podcasting, but podcasting is valuable for many reasons:

  • Meet incredibly smart people and learn new things from them.
  • Make life-long friends and develop valuable professional relationships.
  • Build trust with your listeners.
  • Build a reputation as an expert in your field.
  • Grow an audience who will buy from you and support your business.
  • Develop your speaking voice and refine your message.
  • Become a better writer and communicator.

But, you will only be successful if you approach podcasting with the right mindset and the right knowledge.

You have to know WHO you’re creating a podcast for and speak directly to their desires and needs.

You have to develop the technical skills to produce a show that sounds great and captures your listeners attention every time.

If your audio sounds bad, well… let’s just say you get one chance to make a first impression.

People will tell you to “just start” and “improve as you go”, but if the first listening experience someone has is a poor one, the chances of that person returning to listen to another episode are low.

What it feels like to be a great podcaster

A funny thing happens after you launch a podcast. Things might be slow at first. You might be worried that no one is ever going to care.

Then someone leaves you a positive review saying how much they enjoy the show! You smile and get a warm feeling inside.

Then you see a tweet from someone recommending your podcast to a friend. You start getting emails from complete strangers telling you how the show has changed their life.

It feels incredible.

Before you know it, you aren’t struggling with putting out a show every week. You outline podcast episodes with ease. You get ideas for episodes in the shower, and you scramble to write them down.

You no longer feel intimidated when you record a show—you just hit record and go!

  • Your speaking voice improves.
  • You no longer sound nervous.
  • You don’t feel insecure.
  • You start speaking with confidence.
  • Someone you look up to invites you to be on their show.
Podcasting on a Budget
Great gear will give you better sound quality which will help your show succeed, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get started.
The Basics of Podcast Interviews
Avoid the common mistakes that many podcasters make when conducting interviews.
What To Do When You Run Out of Topics
What happens when you’ve exhausted all your original topics and it’s time to record another show?
7 Tips to Make Podcast Post Production Easier
I learned a ton of time saving tricks in the years I’ve worked as a podcast editor. I share them all with you here in this episode.
How to Write a Better Podcast Description That Attracts New Listeners
Your podcast description is one of the first things people see when they come across your podcast online or in a podcast directory.
My Podcasting Process From A to Z
Get a better understanding of what it takes to make a podcast. I’ll remove the scariness from podcasting, and give you actionable steps.
Is Podcast Editing Really That Important?
Is editing really worth the time? If so, what kind of things should you edit out of your podcast?
How Do I Build an Audience From Nothing?
What’s the best way to grow a following or community? How do you grow a following from nothing?
Three Ways to Create More Audience Engagement
Pull silent admirers out of their shells and increase the engagement you get from your audience.

You can launch a successful podcast.

I believe that everyone has a message to share and a story to tell. Regardless of your history or your experience, you can be a great podcaster—and I’m here to help you become a great podcaster!

You don’t have to launch your podcast to crickets. You don’t have to wonder if you’re capable of making a great show.

What makes the difference between a truly great podcast and a show that fizzles out and is forgotten? How do you launch a successful podcast and grow an audience?

Don’t launch to crickets—launch a successful podcast!

It’s time you launched your podcast, and it’s time you didn’t launch to crickets. I want to help you launch a successful podcast.

With Successful Podcasting, you’ll…

  • Get a step-by-step podcasting roadmap so you don’t ever feel stuck or confused again.
  • Learn which gear will give you professional sound without breaking the bank.
  • Get the confidence you need to launch your show.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes new podcasters make.
  • Get the guests you want for your podcast.
  • Attract new listeners to your podcast and grow your audience.
  • Streamline your recording process so you can produce episodes that sound great every time.
  • Edit your podcast quickly and save time.
  • Never run out of topic ideas again.
  • Learn to promote your show without feeling gross.
  • Make money with your podcast.

Sound good? Let me show you what’s inside…