How To Prepare for Recording an Episode for Highest Impact #10

Improve Podcast School – episode 10 I have a question for you: What is the worst feeling after recording and publishing an episode?  I know that most podcasters are extremely self-aware. After completing the editing and mastering our show, many of us hit the play button. And I know many people think, “that is my worst episode ever.” We have all been there. But we also have been in a …

Audio Interface Tips

Do I Need an Audio Interface for Podcasting?

When I was a beginner, I was wondering do I need an audio interface for podcasting, if my first show won’t be very complicated. Now, I can easily say who will be ok recording without an interface. An audio interface is not needed to record a podcast or voice-over, but is recommended. You need an audio interface for podcasting to connect pro dynamic mics and capture speakers on separate tracks. …

The 3 Breakthrough Points of Podcasting Success #9

Improve Podcast School – episode 9 Imagine starting a new project, investing time into learning new skills, spending your hard-earned money, but actually not really knowing what to expect. Imagine that no one really can tell you how to complete that project successfully, and everybody just keeps repeating, “be patient and consistent.” Well, you don’t have to imagine that hard because that is basically podcasting. On the one hand, you …

Audio Interface Tips

TOP 3 Audio Interface for Podcasting – Best choices in 2022

Audio Interface (for podcasting) is a physical device allowing the audio gear to communicate with a computer. It translates an analog signal to digital. Its phantom power (48V) and XLR jack connect professional mics. With built-in preamp (signal boost), headphone jack and direct monitor (avoid latency) it is an essential part of a podcasting kit. An audio interface is a first more complex device every beginning podcaster spends hours about …

Podcasting Microphone

How Much Does a Dynamic Microphone Cost?

I’ve worked over the years with many mics from different price ranges, and I’ve experienced some great ones and some bad ones. I will tell you exactly how does a good dynamic mic costs. Dynamic microphone cost is in the range of $20 to $1000. A good dynamic mic costs between $200-$500 (e.g. SM7B). Mics below $200 sound good if made with precision by a recognized manufacturer (e.g. Shure, Rode). …

Main Difference in Monetizing Large Show and a Niche Show #8

Improve Podcast School – episode 8 The data clearly shows us that small podcasts can be monetized successfully. Earnings of $50,000 per year from a show are possible if you have 1,000 listeners, 5,000 listeners, or even more. Naturally, with hit shows above 20,000 listeners per episode the story, marketing, and monetization, are much different than with smaller shows. Shows like this have a lot of flexibility and way more …

Audio Interface Tips

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Setup Guide for Flawless Audio Quality

Getting your hands on your first audio interface can be intimidating. But it is actually a very easy process, and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 setup can be seamlessly completed in just a few minutes. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 setup requires you to install the Focusrite Control drivers and register the device. Connect it using provided USB C cable (use adapter for e.g. thunderbolt ports), and pick the interface as input device. …

How Many Listeners You Need to Have a Successful Podcast? #7

Improve Podcast School – episode 7 I once knew a guy who had an idea for a podcast. That was back in the day, when the industry celebrated 200,000 podcasts. So basically in the simpler times. Not so long after that, shows discussing exactly the same thing he wanted started appearing. A few of them are quite successful to this day. Naturally, my friend regrets his decision about not starting …

Tools to Podcast for Free

How Can You Podcast for Free in 2022? A Step-by-step Guide

Launching a podcast is an exciting thing, but it can quickly become expensive. I’ve used and tested dozens of free and paid tools, so I can confidently tell you how you can podcast for free. In general, you can start a podcast for free. Many free tools allow for recording, editing, and publishing a podcast. The paid tools offer more options, run faster, and are better designed. Most advanced podcast …

How to Monetize Your Podcast in Under 12 Months? #6

Improve Podcast School – episode 6 As we discussed in previous episodes, 69% of higher-income podcasters have shows older than 24 months.  This is one of the 3 significant breakthrough milestones in podcasting. When you reach it when your show releases episodes for over 24 months, you have a high chance of having a successfully monetized podcast. Of course, it is not purely the passage of time that does the …