Today I talk about how I helped Robert Chazz Chute avoid doubling the cost of his podcast hosting when he decided to start a second podcast. You can have website hosting with the ability to add on domains (its an extra 80 cents).  If you don't have a website yet be sure to contact me as I can install wordpress for you, add the plugins for podcasting, and give you a free month at the School of Podcasting. Send me an email with “quick start” in the subject line.

Dave Mentioned in the New Book [easyazon-link asin=”B00BJO94WQ”]Six Seconds, The UnAuthorized Guide to How to Build Your Business with the Vine App[/easyazon-link] by Robert Chazz Chute. Look for it on the chapter on Citizen Journalism. Thanks  Robert!

Questions About Starting a Podcast

Thanks to Lou Mongello of the WDW Radio podcast for sending me Jan Mills who had a bunch of questions about starting a podcast. In this episode I talk about:

1. How to Mix Your podcast

2. What kind of podcast microphone is the best?

3. Using background music in your podcast.

4. Legal use of music in your podcast

5. Why you need to have a Web Hosting Company, and a Media Hosting Company

6. How to Record Skype calls.

7. Copy writing your podcast

8. Podcast Audio Editing Software ( I recommend Sony Acid Music Studio

You can hear me interview Lou on the Power of Podcasting

Reviewing Your Podcast

While we all get caught up in making great content, it's never a bad idea to occasionally sit down, and try to listen to your podcast through the ears of your listeners. As a teacher, I know the approach to creating training classes using the A.D.D.I.E. approach. It stands for:






Be sure to listen to your podcast where you audience listens (or where you listen). I don't listen to podcasts in the area I create them (A quiet office). Consequently, much of then noise that I would obsess over I don't as I know that when I listen to them under “normal” (noisy) situations, I wouldn't hear half the noise that I am obsessing over.

What is Good Content

A person asks, “How do I grow my audience.” Dave talks about how step one is creating WOW content. He then defines what WOW content is (when you sit in your car to hear the end of a segment instead of going into the house, you're listening to WOW content).

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About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
2 comments on “Saving Money on Podcast Hosting, Evaluating Your Podcast, Lots of Questions Answered
  1. Max Flight says:

    Dave: On copyrights: In the U.S., if you create it, it is copyrighted. You don’t have to register it or take any other action. Copyright comes automatically to the creator at the time of creation. (And the old “all rights reserved” bit is no longer necessary or relevant in almost all countries.)

    Trademarks (and Servicemarks) are different. You can trademark something just by associating a TM with it. However, if you want a stronger position in case of litigation, you can register it and then use the R in a circle.

    Now, you might want to release your copyrighted content under a license. Commonly in new media you see the Creative Commons licenses. For example you might grant everyone the right to use your podcast content as long as they attribute the recording to you, don’t modify it, and don’t use it for commercial purposes. That’s an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.

    Lean more about this at

  2. video music says:

    Music can also help handle tough situations
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