Podcasting isn’t too hard to learn, but there are quite a few steps you will need to follow in order to start a podcast.
Following a proven podcasting course will teach you everything you need to know in a step-by-step fashion.
Podcast memberships are great if because they usually have many different topics that you can easily watch to learn how to do a specific task, whether that’s editing your episode or submitting to iTunes.
Most paid courses have a membership component so that you can connect with other podcasters, bounce ideas off each other, as well as answer each other’s questions.
Here’s my recommendation of the best podcast courses and memberships to help you start, grow, and monetize your podcast:
Bonus: Free 10-Day “How To Start A Podcast” Email Course
Just click the link and enter your email to get the first lesson:
Just a few of the things you’ll learn:
- What to podcast about
- Equipment you’ll need
- How to record & edit
- How to promote your podcast
Get started today!
Power-Up Podcasting by Pat Flynn
Power-Up Podcasting is a complete, step-by-step podcast training course designed to help you create and successfully launch a podcast.
Pat takes you through planning, recording & editing, equipment, hosting, transcriptions, launch, and more!
You’ll also get access to a private Facebook group and regular office hours.
Pricing for Power-Up Podcasting is currently a one-time payment or three equal payments so you can fit your budget.
I highly recommend learning more about it and seeing some of the feedback from his students.
Podcasters’ Paradise by John Lee Dumas
Podcasters’ Paradise is a podcast membership site with tons of resources for new and existing podcasters.
- The Podcast Journal (shipped to you)
- Step-by-step video tutorials for everything you might need to know around podcasting
- Podcasting resources & templates
- A private Facebook group
- Monthly live Q&A’s
- Podcast Launch checklist
Paradise has been around for a long time and there are over 3,000 existing members, including many well-known podcasters.
Pricing is $97/month or $997/year.
Podcast Success Academy by Mark Asquith
It includes a ton of videos, templates, and courses from many different big names in the industry.
That reminds me, I should probably get Mark to have me create something for the Academy as well 🙂
There are weekly office hours to get your questions answered, monthly mastermind sessions, quick win exercises, and more!
Whether you’re looking to grow your podcast, learn how to monetize, how to start, edit, etc. – The Podcast Success Academy is an amazing value.
They have a free plan and a growth accelerator tier if you want access to it all.
I’ve been a member of the growth plan for a few months now it’s more than worth it:
How To Start A Podcast by Buzzsprout
This free audio course takes you through a series of episodes and steps including:
- Coming up with an idea
- Choosing a format
- Picking a microphone
- Recording & editing
- Submitting & launching
BloggerU by Pete McPherson
One of the best ways to grow a podcast is with successful blogging.
Here are just a couple reasons why:
- Reach multiple audiences
- Email marketing (you need a website to grow an email list)
It’s just easier to be found and shared with written content today.
The good news is that you can learn everything you need to know about how to start and grow a blog in BloggerU:
The best way to learn (and the best value) is to grab one of the BloggerU Bundles.
There are beginner, intermediate, and full packages so you can choose the bundle that fits your budget, level, and ambition.
There is a great Slack community (that I’m apart of) to get questions answered – plus Pete runs a successful podcast as well.
Check out our article on how to start a WordPress blog for your podcast.
Adobe Audition by Mike Russel
Mike Russel runs Music Radio Creative, a great place to get professional intros, outros, and jingles for your podcast.
He created an easy to follow Adobe Audition for Beginners course on Udemy.
Adobe Audition is one of the best software programs for recording and editing podcasts, and is part of the Creative Cloud suite.
Not sure how their pricing and discounts work on Udemy, but when I look at it the price is $11.99 (down from $199.99).
Audacity is commonly recommended for podcast editing. It’s free and available on both Windows and Mac.
There is a free Start Learning Audacity course on Udemy, which is a great place to get started.