The 7-day bootcamp is a free online course from the makers of Alitu. Learn how to plan, record, edit and publish an engaging podcast that you can really be proud of. Become a podcaster, at last.Start the bootcamp
Starting and running a podcast doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. You don’t need to give up the day job, or get an audio engineering degree.
What you need is a tried and tested workflow for producing your podcast. A workflow that will let you focus on creating great content for your audience, or just have some fun with it.
The key to starting and growing a successful podcast is planning your show thoroughly, so you stand out, and learning how to record and edit in a way that allows you to stay consistent. These are things you will learn how to do in our 7 Day Bootcamp.
One of the biggest struggles new podcasters face is feeling overwhelmed. Equipment, editing options, promotion, publishing, research. It's a lot to take in.
The bootcamp will give you clear steps and recommendations you can follow, skipping past the headaches and pitfalls.
Know what your show is
about, and who it's for.
Get comfortable with the kit and software.
Learn how to record and edit without the fuss.
I know, planning is boring… but if you don’t know who you’re speaking to, then neither does anyone else. Let’s find your ideal audience and entice them in!
On to the shiny things! Equipment can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The best thing you can do is to keep it as simple as humanly possible. Aim for a base level of quality, and then concentrate on consistency.
How long & how often should your podcast be? You’ll hate this, but the answer is... it depends! To help you make up your mind though, we will talk through some examples and give you clear recommendations.
Another place where it pays to keep it simple: recording! The most common methods are to record an online call, or to record yourself into your own computer.
How much should you edit a podcast? In the early days, as little as possible! When recording, treat it as if it’s a live broadcast. Don’t stop for anything, and only edit the big mistakes. That’s how to stay consistent and improve your presentation skills.
There are two parts to publishing: your podcast, and your website. The podcast needs to be delivered via a podcast hosting platform, and the website will provide a home for your show online, with episode players and shownotes.
The last step is listing your show for search! Apple Podcasts is king, but Spotify & Google Podcasts are worth it too.
Colin is a podcaster, international speaker, PhD and founder of The Podcast Host and Alitu. Colin started out in Astrophysics, before realising how much maths you had to do. Turns out Podcasting has less maths, and more interesting puzzles! Now he's been in podcasting for 12 years and aims to help everyone to get their voice heard.