How to Start a Podcast (2018 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

How to Start a Podcast (2018 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

Want to learn how to start a podcast in 2018, and fast? You’re in the right place!

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A while back, I published the most popular podcasting tutorial on YouTube, and in this video I wanted to make sure you have all of the latest and greatest information so that you can get your podcast setup the right way.

Podcasting has changed my life! It’s helped me build a huge audience, develop a deeper relationship with my subscribers and customers, make more money, and most importantly make a bigger impact in the world.

All you need to do now is take action and learn how to start a podcast!

In this particular video, I’ll be highlighting the equipment and software you need to get started – all without breaking the bank. My goal is to take away all of the excuses you have that are holding you back from starting your podcast. Trust me, because it took me forever to start my podcast back in July of 2010.

Things have changed since then (hint: it’s A LOT easier to start a podcast today than it was before), and so make sure you watch through this video about equipment and software, and then subscribe so you don’t miss the other two videos in this tutorial series!


🎤 Audiotechnica ATR-2100 USB Microphone (~60 USD)

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👉NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Arm:

👉On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount:

👉CISNO Studio Condenser Shock Mount and Wind Screen Combo:

👉Dragonpad USA Pop Filter:

👉Audacity (For PC/MAC Editing Software):


Garageband Full Tutorial:

Audacity Full Tutorial:

Full disclosure: the links to equipment in this description are affiliate links that take you to I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase anything from these links. Thank you in advance (I appreciate you!) and please note that the prices change and vary over time due to Amazon marketplace changes.

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0:56 – Micrphones
2:11 – Boom Arm
2:28 – Shock Mount
4:06 – Editing a Podcast 101
8:53 – How to Import an Audio File (Voiceover / Music)
10:34 – 3 Things That You Need Before You Can Move On

Part 2 of 3 coming tomorrow!


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Amazon’s new program called Context Links is very similar to Google’s adsense program in that webmasters place a bit of code on their website, amazon spiders the page to understand the content, then displays advertisements for products that are relevant.

This could be a program that gives Google a very serious run for their money for two very simple yet important reasons.

The first reason is that the new Amazon Context Links program takes at least one click away from the process of purchasing something. What do I mean by this? I mean that one of the most important rules of Internet marketing is getting your customer to exactly what he or she wants in as few clicks as possible. With google adsense a web visitor clicks on an ad which takes them to the site that will sell the product. That’s one click! But with Amazon when you click on a context link you are taken directly to a shopping cart! Voila, does it get much easier than that? That is a very streamlined purchasing process and at least one click less than the google process.

The second reason is that of business intelligence. Amazon has amassed a substantial amount of information about people, what they likeHealth Fitness Articles, and what they purchase. And they have leveraged this information very smartly by understanding the concept of “If a person likes this they will probably like that too.” You see a good example of this every time you go to the main page. It is stuffed with personalized items that are recommended to you based on what you have looked at or purchased in the past. This is an extraordinary intelligence tool that has the potential to make Amazon a player in the contextual advertisement arena.

Where could it go wrong? Knowing what people like and knowing that “if a person likes this they might like that” might not translate well into the contextual advertisement arena because webmasters are putting content on their pages and not products. So Amazon has to interpret that content and make the right recommendations. And that is quite a different ball of wax. A ball of wax that google has mastered.

The contextual advertisment market is a market that google created and changed the Internet with. It will be interesting to see how Amazon fares with it now that they have thrown their hat into that multi-billion dollar arena.