Podcasting Step by Step

Sarah Mikutel International

Struggling to start your podcast? Or, maybe you started a show but now you feel like you’re drowning? Podcasting Step by Step blends actionable guidance with motivation and a little loving hand-holding to help you overcome the overwhelm, crush the fe...Show More
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Sponsorship 101 for the Indie Podcaster with Jessica Kupferman

42:24 | Jun 28th

On this episode, I dive deep into sponsorship for the indie podcaster with Jessica Kupferman, CEO of She Podcasts, the largest women's podcasting community, which she co-founded with Elsie Escobar.
How to Record a Podcast Interview with a Remote Guest (Plus Free Checklist)

12:48 | Jul 13th

Recording a remote interview is a snap once you get the hang of it, but even veteran podcasters flub when they’re not prepared. In this episode, you'll learn what you need to do to prepare for a stress-free remote interview.
You’ll Never Have This Day Again. Make it Matter.

05:25 | Jul 5th

There’s no time like the present -- we hear that all the time. But do you feel it? Do you make time to enjoy yourself? To try something new that scares you a little? Maybe you’ve got everything in place to start your podcast, but are afraid to hit pu...Show More
The 5 Best Ways to Make Money with Your Podcast

16:48 | Jun 22nd

There’s this myth out there that anyone can start a podcast and the money will just start flowing in. As I mentioned in the episode on identifying your ideal listener, most podcasters do not make any money with the traditional CPM advertising model. ...Show More
Someone Is Already Doing the Podcast I Want to Do...

09:07 | Jun 14th

Let’s say you have a brilliant idea for a podcast, and then learn three others already exist and they have a lot of ratings and reviews and loyal fans. This is great news because it means there is an audience for what you want to do. But if you ar...Show More
Bonus: Win a FREE ticket to She Podcasts Live

02:59 | Jun 9th

Bonus time! Are you interested in going to the She Podcasts Live event in October? It’s being held in Atlanta Georgia from Oct. 11-13 and is going to be one of the most fun podcasting events of the year. Do you want to be my +1?
Apple Podcasts: 6 Things You Need to Know in 2019

11:55 | Jun 9th

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) took place this week and we heard some exciting announcements from Apple, including that iTunes will be replaced by Apple Podcasts on Mac and podcast search and discoverability is about to get a lot be...Show More
Elsie Escobar: How Podcasts Saved My Life

44:32 | May 31st

Elsie Escobar is a Hall-of-Fame podcaster, actress, advocate, one of the most significant voices in podcasting today, co-Founder of She Podcasts, and manager of all things community at Libsyn. On Podcasting Step by Step, we talk about what it take...Show More
How Do I Get into iTunes? (You Need a Podcast Media Host)

14:33 | May 25th

How do you get your podcast into iTunes and Apple Podcasts? You need a podcast media host. On episode 11 of Podcasting Step by Step, I explain what a podcast media host is, why you need one, how your media host gets you into iTunes/Apple Podcasts and...Show More
Interviewing: 8 Ways to Up Your Skills as a Podcaster

12:21 | May 17th

One of my favorite parts of podcasting is getting to interview other people on topics that really interest me and my audience. I’m fortunate because I’ve gotten to interview people throughout my career, but I know if you haven’t had a lot of practice...Show More
How to Find Guests for Your Podcast (and Get Them to Come on Your Show)

09:24 | May 13th

So you want to host an interview podcast. You know what you want to podcast about and the ‘why’ behind your show, but how do you find guests? And why would they want to come on your show? I cover how to find great podcast guests -- and how to get the...Show More
James Cridland: Podcasting in 2019 — What You Need to Know

41:02 | May 3rd

My first guest is James Cridland, who you may know from his daily podcast Podnews. James has been an industry expert in both radio and podcasting for years, influencing the audio strategy of major players like Virgin Radio and the BBC. He’s a self-de...Show More
Feedback: How to Ask for Input to Improve Your Podcast and not Cringe

10:13 | Apr 27th

The thought of asking for feedback on something we’ve created strikes fear in the hearts of many us. We’re asking people to critique something we’ve poured our heart and soul into, and this puts us in a very vulnerable position. We shrink up a littl...Show More
Recording Environment: 11 Tips for Capturing Quality Audio When You Don’t Have a Studio

10:08 | Apr 18th

How to create a quality-sounding podcast when you’re recording environment is not so great.
What Mic and Other Equipment Do I Need to Podcast?

15:17 | Apr 11th

Before I launched my first podcast, I spent hours googling microphones and other equipment. I’m not a huge tech person. I just wanted someone to tell me exactly what I needed. But I kept reading conflicting advice. Or, I’d see someone ask an equipmen...Show More
Who Is Your Podcast for? Defining Your Ideal Listener

12:02 | Apr 4th

Understanding your ideal listener makes your podcasting life so much easier. It gives you a clear vision for the content on your podcast, on your blog, in your social media posts. Everything you do is in service to that ONE person. Of course, your sh...Show More
Welcome to Podcasting Step by Step

02:50 | Mar 27th

If you’re finally ready to start podcasting but need a little hand holding and encouragement to coach you through the process, subscribe to Podcasting Step by Step. I will be here for you every week, sharing exactly what’s worked for me — and what ha...Show More
I'm Afraid of Putting Myself Out There: Help for the Introverted Podcaster

10:02 | Mar 27th

Would you consider yourself an introvert? If so, you are in good company. Most podcasters self identify as introverts. But there are techniques to help us get more comfortable with putting ourselves out there, and we’ll talk about about some of them ...Show More
What should I podcast about? Finding your 'why'

07:01 | Mar 27th

One of the biggest mistakes new podcasters make is not thinking about the purpose of their show or why people would listen. Why do you want to start a podcast, and why will anyone care about it? What's in it for them? This episode explores the questi...Show More
Podcast formats: Which kind of show should I create?

10:31 | Mar 27th

In the last episode, I talked about the why of your podcast. This episode is all about the what. What style of show do you want to create? Solo? Interview? Co-host or roundtable? I'll break down the seven most popular podcast formats, and share some ...Show More