Should I Start a Podcast? Let Me Guide You

So you're looking to start a podcast. Congratulations, you have come to the right place. Click play to find out why.

Frustrated PodcasterYou might be feeling a little overwhelmed.

What equipment do I buy? How do I get guests for my show?

How do I record a phone call or Zoom call? How do I get my show into places like Apple iTunes/Podcasts and Spotify?

What about Amazon Alexa? Are people going to listen to me? How will they find me?

There is so much noise on the Internet, and if you ask a question in a Facebook group, you leave even more confused.

There are YouTube videos from years ago filled with bad advice.

Worry-Free Podcasting

I started the School of Podcasting to ensure you are not wasting your time, money, and sanity. Podcasting can change the lives of you and your audience but not if it never gets recorded and published. Don't die with your message in you.

Avoid These Mistakes When You Start a Podcast

Podcast Mistakes

Your Podcast Sounds Awful

Buying the Wrong Equipment

Paying Too Much for the Equipment

Using a Free Media Host (sounds good right? Wrong!)

Failure to list your show in all the directories

Using a bad microphone technique

Exporting your show in the wrong format

Falling victim to imposter syndrome

Not defining your “why” or target audience

and many more…

School of Podcasting Tools For Success:

Podcast Coach In Your PocketEasy to Understand Videos
These are short step-by-step videos. The tutorials take you from idea to syndication across the world.

Private Facebook Group
Our private Facebook Group is a safe environment for networking and sharing ideas.

Weekly group Coaching 
Live question-and-answer webinars (that are recorded in case you can’t attend you can watch/listen to them later).

Unmatched Podcast Support
You can send a text, audio, video, screen share, or file. Using our free app, you have a podcast consultant in your pocket.

The bottom line: You are never alone in your podcast journey

Your understanding is my number one priority.

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Who is Dave Jackson?

Dave Jackson POdcast Consultant

I am a Hall of Fame podcaster who has started over 20 podcasts starting in 2005.

I test systems and tools, and I know what works and what doesn’t.

I’ve been an educator for over 20 years.

Before that, I was an award-winning customer service manager.

Education, customer service, and podcasting are my biggest passions.

In 2005 I took a blog for musicians and turned it into my first podcast. I fell in love with podcasting and launched the School of Podcasting.

Over the years, I’ve added over 30 shows and appeared on over 3000 episodes with more than 3 million downloads.

The School of Podcasting has over 2 Million downloads and was 2017, and 2020 winner of the People Podcast Award in the technology category.

Because of my podcast, I’ve been a featured and keynote speaker. I’ve been on television and authored books, and I’ve contributed monthly columns to magazines.

I’ve received job offers and free samples, and I’m now seen as a leader in my field. I want to help you do the same.

In 2016 I started a job at, the oldest and largest Podcast Media Hosting company. This gives me a view of podcasting ( and what people are tripping over) that no other podcast consultant has.

I can, with a clear conscience, say I’ve helped more people with their podcasts than any other person on the planet.

In 2018, I was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame.


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What You Learn at the School of Podcasting

Planning Your Podcast Course (choosing your topic, your name, your brand)

Content is King (and how to create content that will knock the socks off of your audience)

Podcast Gear (Getting What You Need Without Blowing the Budget)

Recording Your Podcast – Using Audacity,  or Hindenburg (learn which one is right for you)

How to Build a Podcast Website Using WordPress (This powerful system allows anyone to be a webmaster)

Communicating with Your Audience for maximum impact and gathering their feedback (Podcasting is a time-shifted communication tool)

The PowerPress Plugin – Getting the Most out of The Most Popular Podcast Plugin (We go step by step through all the options so you can choose what works for you)

Understanding RSS Feeds (Understanding the Geeky Stuff Without Being a Geek )

Publishing Your Podcast with Libsyn, Buzzsprout, and Captivate (three of the largest media hosts – see which one is best for you)

All Things Interviews (How to be a better host, guest, where and how to find guests/shows)

Promoting Your Podcast (Getting listed on Apple, Spotify, Google, iHeart, and many more. )

Monetizing Your Podcast (Multiple strategies to build revenue with your podcast) Unlike tutorials on the Internet, these are kept up to date…

What Others Are Saying

Is this You?

The School of podcasting is for those people who have a passion, a message and are looking to make a difference in their world and the world of their listeners. You might be one of the businesses that is looking to use podcasting to boost their sales. I wrote the book on that.

You probably said you were going to start your podcast last year (or even longer). It’s time to launch your podcast, and I’m here to help you build your show, your audience, and your brand. I promise you won’t look or sound stupid.

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Money Back GuaranteeI started in 2005 in the basement next to the water heater. I wasn’t sure if anyone would ever listen to me. I’ve been hired for different jobs, and I’ve been blessed with many, many other opportunities in my 17 years of podcasting.

None of them compare to getting the email from a listener who thought he had cancer, had just been fired from his job, and his best friend had suddenly passed away. His message said he had decided to take his life until he heard me say that podcasting can give your life purpose. He decided to wait and start a podcast, and now he no longer wants to end his life.

Podcasting has changed my life in so many ways. Join today and see how much a podcast can transform your life, your relationships, and your business.

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