Set Sail: A Podcast About Podcasting by Podcast Insights

32 EpisodesProduced by Ross Winn: Podcasting Educator

Learn how to start a podcast - and a lot more! We'll be focused on learning how to podcast, but you'll also learn about podcast equipment, SEO, marketing, online advertising, and the business of podcasting.Ross (that's me) was the former head of digital marketing for one of the top 300 nationwide fr… read more

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Podcasting Deals, Coupons & Promo Codes 🎉

February 13th, 2019

10:45

Equipment & Software I Use For The Set Sail Podcast

January 17th, 2019

18:28

Software:

Equipment:

The Software & Tools I Use To Run podcastinsights.com

January 15th, 2019

23:19

Web Hosting: Kinsta (see our review of Kinsta)

Email Marketing: ConvertKit

(see more of the best email marketing services)

WordPress / Website:

How To Create Video Teasers, A Fun Podcast Growth Tip

January 10th, 2019

4:57

In case you didn't know, video is one of the best ways to get seen on social media...

A couple reasons are that:

  • The algorithms prioritize it
  • Video …

A Simple Podcast Growth Tip

January 8th, 2019

4:51

You want to grow your podcast audience and get your listeners to engage with you, right?

One of my favorite ways is to include a listener Q&A …

How To "Launch" Your Podcast [Day 10]

January 6th, 2019

6:26

I put "launch" in quotes because this step is really all about submitting your podcast to iTunes (Apple Podcasts).

That means that when Apple accepts it, your show will be live and officially launched, even if no one …

Where To Put Your First Podcast Episode [Day 9]

January 5th, 2019

7:14

It's Time To Record Your First Episode [Day 8]

January 3rd, 2019

7:21

Start by downloading Audacity (it's free and works with Mac or Windows).

Then I recommend following this excellent Audacity tutorial.

Other Links …

Podcast cover art (and other required podcast details) [Day 7]

December 15th, 2018

12:54

Your main goals with your podcast cover art should be to:

  • Stand out
  • Be easy to read (at different sizes)
  • Be easy to understand what your show is about

Podcast Equipment You'll Need [Day 6]

December 14th, 2018

14:14

It's time to invest in some equipment.

Audio quality is more important than most people realize - poor audio quality will quickly turn people off, even if they can't specifically name why.

And you don't have to spend a …

Podcast Format & Segments [Day 5]

December 13th, 2018

11:25

Today we're going to talk about Show Format.

There are many different styles and formats you can choose - and many people will combine formats (i.e. a …

Let's Choose A Podcast Name [Day 4]

December 12th, 2018

8:22

Quick Recap - At this point we’ve:

  • Come up with ideas we want to talk about and chosen one broad topic.
  • We’ve done research on episode ideas.

Before you …

How To Plan Your Podcast Episodes [Day 3]

December 11th, 2018

9:21

Based on the broad topic we chose yesterday, we are going to do a little research.

We are looking for more specific episode and topic ideas that people will be excited to hear...

Listen for little-known tips to come up …

How To Figure Out What To Podcast About [Day 1&2]

December 10th, 2018

9:39

So you're thinking about starting a podcast?

I get a lot of messages from people looking to start a podcast, but they don't know:

  • Where to start
  • What to …

Best Remote Interview Software For Podcasting

September 29th, 2018

15:00

There are a number of different services that will let you record remote conversations.

Skype is a popular way to conduct online interviews and …

Best Podcast Recording & Editing Software

May 24th, 2018

19:19

Learn about the best podcast recording and editing software. Plus check out some bonus podcast software that will save you time, improve your interview quality, and more...

Top Podcast Recording & Editing Programs:

13 Ways To Make Money Podcasting

April 26th, 2018

24:49

Thinking of starting a podcast and want to know how podcasters make money?

Or do you already have a podcast and are looking for ways to increase your earnings?

Good news, there are many different ways to monetize a …

Best WordPress Plugins For Podcasters & Bloggers

April 12th, 2018

28:58

I highly recommend using WordPress for your website whether you’re a podcaster, blogger, or anyone else who wants to consistently reach an audience.

WordPress is great in its stock form, but there are many plugins that …

Best WordPress Hosting For Podcasters & Bloggers

March 30th, 2018

19:14

I consistently recommend having your WordPress site separate from your podcast host. I wanted to go a little deeper and give you my full list of …

Best Pop Filters (Exciting, I Know!)

March 20th, 2018

10:46

Pop filters do what their name suggests – they reduce or eliminate popping sounds.

In natural speech, certain letters tend to cause your mouth and breath to produce fast-moving air. These plosives typically come from …

Best Interview Microphones (Handheld, Shotgun & Lavalier)

March 9th, 2018

24:04

There are many different ways to record an interview: outside or inside, sitting or standing, planned or spur-of-the-moment, video or audio-only, and likely more that I haven’t thought of.

Each scenario will excel with …

Podcast Editing & Production Services

March 1st, 2018

14:33

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just record your podcast, wait a couple days, and have a perfectly edited and ready-to-go podcast episode to deliver …

Best Microphone Boom Arms For Podcasting

February 23rd, 2018

10:33

I have to say that getting a microphone boom arm was one of the best decisions I made for my podcasting studio.

Why? Because I can be ready to …

What Is A Podcast & How Do They Work?

February 17th, 2018

12:32

Johnathan Dane, Founder of KlientBoost (Clients Include Airbnb, Le Tote, Thinkific & More)

February 13th, 2018

43:22

This interview with Johnathan Dane was amazing. We covered a ton of stuff in about 45 minutes and he brought a ton of value. I think I learned a few things listening to it again to take these notes.

Here’s a highlight …

Blue Yeti Accessories To Upgrade Your Mic

February 6th, 2018

13:53

The Blue Yeti microphone is one of the most popular microphones for podcasting...

It’s an excellent microphone out of the box, but there are a few …

Best USB Microphones For Podcasting

February 1st, 2018

19:42

USB microphones are the easiest to use when you want to start podcasting. You basically plug them in and start recording...

Learn which ones are best, plus a few other microphone tips & tricks

Top 4 USB …

How To Record A Podcast With Skype

January 25th, 2018

10:33

It's extremely common to use Skype for podcast interviews. It's free, most people already have an account, and it's easy to use - but there's no built-in recording software...

So how do you record your interviews? …

How To Upload A Podcast To iTunes

January 23rd, 2018

8:00

It’s a fairly common misconception that iTunes and other podcast directories host your podcast media files (typically an MP3). You don’t actually upload your podcast episode files to iTunes.

Learn how it actually …

Best Podcast Hosting Platforms (Where To Host Your Podcast)

January 15th, 2018

28:03

Podcast Listener Statistics

January 12th, 2018

13:27

New research from Nielsen just came out in their June 2017 ‘State Of The Media: Audio Today 2017’ report so it seemed like a good time to give an update on the podcast listener landscape with updated statistics. Most of …

Welcome To The Set Sail Podcast

January 10th, 2018

5:03

Hey and welcome to the episode 0 of the Set Sail Podcast!

We’ll be talking all about podcasting – as well as business, marketing, SEO, Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, landing pages, microphones, tech stuff and more.

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