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Starting a Podcast

10 Proven Steps to Creating Your First Successful Podcast
Narrated by: Julie Carruth
Length: 48 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Do you have a podcast idea?

There are currently over a billion subscribers to iTunes podcasts. In the USA alone over a fifth of all adults have listened to a podcast. And the numbers are growing.

With every demographic plugging in headphones and looking for information or entertainment on their favorite topics, your audience is waiting for you to publish your first episode now!

So what's holding you back?

Do you just not know how to do it? Does it seems way out of your league? Do you have no idea where to start? The prospect of figuring out what equipment you need is overwhelming, is that it? Or is it that you have no idea how to write or structure an episode, or how long it should be? Or do you have no idea how to navigate all the different software. And even if you figure that out, you're probably wondering how to put it somewhere people can find it and download it.

This book can and will help guide you to the answers you need!

This book will break down the process for starting a podcast, into 10 simple steps designed to take you from confused and clueless to broadcast ready.

From defining what a podcast is to growing your audience rapidly, these 10 steps are the fastest way to educate yourself and get your podcast onto people's devices.

Here's a look inside the book:

  • Learn the equipment you'll need to use
  • Free episode template, guaranteed to make your episodes structured and clear
  • Discover how long your podcast needs to be for optimum engagement
  • Learn the technical knowledge that's currently holding you back from starting
  • Learn how to record, format, save and edit each episode
  • The two best channels for publishing your podcast
  • Six essential points for maximizing your podcast's impact in a crowded market
  • And much, much more...

©2016 Jerry Kershen (P)2016 Jerry Kershen

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Super generic and surface level. Not helpful.

If you are looking for a very light entry into how to start a podcast this might help a little bit? You will receive advice like “make your content shine” and “have your audio sound the best way possible.” That’s all true, but you’ll receive little to no specifics on how to achieve this other than to “get a USB microphone.”

Even though the price was low for this audio ebook it’s not worth it. You could Google and read a much better free blogpost that will have much better advice and direction. I’m sure of it.

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not worth the time

this audio book on starting a podcast seemed to be written by someone who read a book on starting a podcast. No useful information unless you have never heard of the audio file called podcast.
Narrator is pretty good.

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Too little and no value.

This is a very short book and is only of value if you have no idea what podcasts are and how they work. I felt like I was being spoken to in a condescending manner the entire book. Thankfully it was very short. Shorter than most podcasts.

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solid informations contained

The lack of five stars is only because of how short the book is--the author's tone is very positive and encouraging, but the book could have used a little more content to fill out the chapters. Still a good and contains basic (but certainly not exhaustive) information for anyone who is thinking about starting a podcast.

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simple straight forward

Everything I know about podcasting comes from this book excellent book on podcasting. I highly recommend it to all people who are considering podcasting or who are podcasts . The author has done a great job...

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The book is excellent

This book is excellent! I lknew nothing about podcasting when I started listening this audiobook.. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to do it. I can't begin to tell you how surprised I was to find out how easy it is to get started! In just a few minutes I knew what equipment to buy and the steps I needed to take in order to be successful. I love this book!!!

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Key to becoming successful in podcasting!

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This book was extremely helpful because it laid out exactly where to start and ways to go from there. I learned a lot from this book.

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A simple guide to getting started with Podcasting.

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This is a must read for anyone interested in starting their own podcast. I love this guide, it takes a lot of work only to take the time and search for all the resources.

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No good information.

The narration is strange. The narrator says "asso" instead of "also" and "middo" instead of "middle." It is very irritating to listen to. She also drops the "g" in words ending in "ing."

This is not really a book. It's a brief list of the obvious. There are no specific recommendations and no important information. For example: "You will need recording software." REALLY? Wow, how eye-opening. Also: "You don't have to buy the most expensive headphones, but you shouldn't buy the cheapest, either." How about this one: "You will need an internet connection." This is especially troubling because step 10 in the book is "Don't make weak content."

Most of the gushing positive reviews are from a couple of days in 2017, and one of the reviewers mentions that the author was generous enough to share the e-book, too, so I'm guessing that the reviews were from a giveaway or something...I'm baffled as to why anyone (at least anyone who already knows what a podcast is) would think this is a helpful book.

If you appreciate poor grammar and thin, weak content, you may enjoy this book. Otherwise, don't waste your two bucks.

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very informative - would've liked it to be longer

I enjoyed listening to this, but tilt felt like it was over right when it was getting started. I know it's not super complex, but a little more detail as far as getting the podcast online (more suggestions for hosts) would've been super helpful. The structural suggestions were great!

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  • Faith Morris
  • 10-07-18

Great return on investment for readers!

I was impressed. After buying and reading his book, I am even more impressed! This book has substance and outlines the benefits of and reasons for creating a podcast, the detailed techniques you will employ to successfully implement this strategic tool, and real world lessons he learned from starting this process from scratch. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us and for producing a book that delivers great ROI on the reader's time and money!

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  • Danielle Kennedy
  • 10-07-18

This is the best book I have found.

I know of no one who is more effective with podcasting and has more practical insight to share than the author of this book. There may be others who through fame reached larger audiences, but for most of you interested in podcasting as a marketing and promotion tool, this is the best book I have found. These insights will make you more profitable.

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  • Eloise Archer
  • 10-07-18

More than I Expected.

I have listen this incredible step-by-step guide and am now in the process of putting my plan in place to use the recipes and strategies the author shares. I work with podcast guests and hosts, and I can see that everything I have learned is going to be a game changer in the value I bring. This book is going to help me more effectively assist my clients and hosts in achieving their goals. Elevating their brands, growing their businesses and making money!

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  • Lilly Fisher
  • 10-07-18

Easy, Effective!

Finally...a great tutorial that covers all aspects on operationalizing a podcast. I wish I had this book when I started instead of learning from trial and error. This is a must listen for anyone thinking about getting started whether you want to do one episode or a thousand!

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  • Elise McCarthy
  • 10-06-18

This is the best book I have found.

I know of no one who is more effective with podcasting and has more practical insight to share than the author of this book. There may be others who through fame reached larger audiences, but for most of you interested in podcasting as a marketing and promotion tool, this is the best book I have found. These insights will make you more profitable.

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  • Lily Johnson
  • 10-06-18

Best Podcasting Book On The Market!

This is the most comprehensive book on the market that clearly outlines, step-by-step, how to take your podcast to the next level. There are many insights that you can carry over to other areas of your business. As a seasoned podcaster Kershen's insight and his entire team have given me the tools to grow my business and become a leading authority in processes and systems.

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  • Maya Miles
  • 10-06-18

A must listen for anyone interested in Podcast!

This book is not just about podcasting, it's a business road map for growing any business. I love the chapters of this book that talk about what is most important to growing your business. Before jumping in with the tactical recipe for creating a podcast Kershen lays the groundwork to set you up for success. I love the business case studies that prove this model works. Worth the investment! A must listen.

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  • Molly Williamson
  • 10-06-18

Good intro to podcasting.

I was looking for an introduction to podcasting and this fit the bill. It's not incredibly detailed but that's because it's an intro to the author's training but it was worth the money.

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  • Jodie Hopkins
  • 10-06-18

Awesome advice for people looking to get started.

Following engaging with Kershen on a webinar, I tried to go about setting up a podcast, but didn't have the guts! This book goes through everything step by step to ensure you don't make any mistakes and also helps you identify niche markets etc. A brilliant book and Kershen is so generous sharing her expertise and experience.

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  • Chelsea Hartley
  • 10-06-18

Highly recommend if you're considering to podcast.

Jerry makes the whole "podcast is the new black" opportunity so much easier and his book was the fire under my backside I needed to get cracking creating my own. He is one of those easy, inspirational and informative experts who makes something which used to seem so complicated so darn simple.