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PodSchool is my online podcasting course that takes you step-by-step through everything you need to know to create a show, grow an audience and turn your podcast into a business.
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Working out how to put a podcast together from scratch can take months of trial and error and hours of Googling but with this course, you’ll get all the information you need in one neat little package.
I’ve compacted thousands of hours of professional podcasting experience into PodSchool so you don’t have to go through this quagmire alone and spend months making mistakes you can avoid before you even get started.
So who the heck am I and why should you trust me to teach you about podcasting?
My name is Rachel Corbett and I’ve worked professionally for two decades in radio and podcasting.
I’ve worked in front of the mic hosting and producing radio shows for some of the biggest networks in Australia and I’ve been at the helm of over ten podcasts including Google Australia’s first podcast, ReThink.
I’ve also worked behind the scenes as Head of Podcasts for Mamamia, where I grew the network from 15 to over 35 shows, the team from two to nine producers and quadrupled the audience to over 1 million unique listeners a month and over 90 million downloads.
In my time at Mamamia, we won a bunch of awards including Best Use of Podcasts at the Native Advertising Awards 2020 in Berlin for The Split, Best Branded Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2020 for That’s Incredible, Best Business & Marketing Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2019 for Lady Startup, and Best Podcast of 2019 for our daily news show, The Quicky at the Mumbrella Publish Awards 2019.
And I’m currently Head of Podcasts & Digital Content for Nova Entertainment.
So, if you’re looking for someone who knows what they’re talking about when it comes to best-practice podcasting, both behind and in front of the mic, you’ve come to the right place.
In this course, I’ve taken my years of professional experience and distilled it down into nine easy to follow modules (and a bunch of awesome bonuses) so you can get your podcast started off on the right foot.
This course will fast track your path to podcasting success and help you put together a professional sounding show even if you’ve never recorded anything before.
So what are you waiting for?
In this module, we’ll get you set up for podcasting success by making sure you’ve got an idea and format that will appeal to an audience.
If you’ve already got an idea you love, great! We’ll work out if it’s good to go as is or if it might need a little tweaking. If you’ve got no idea what you want to talk about, don’t worry! I’ll help you find the idea that’s right for you.
In this module, I’ll take you through all the tools, tech and equipment you need to get your dulcet tones down on tape.
I’ll also help you sort through the noise (coz who wants to read ANOTHER review) so you can buy the right set up for your home studio, no matter what your level of experience or budget.
If you find the idea of sitting behind a microphone terrifying, I’ll share industry secrets that will help you sound calm, confident and in control (even when you’re crapping yourself).
If you’re not nervous but you’ve never presented anything before, I’ll share tips on how to connect with your audience and keep them engaged whether you’re solo or hosting with someone else.
In this module, I’ll take you through the different recording options as well as how to make sure the audio you’ve got is at the highest possible quality.
Thinking about the sound of your show is essential if you want it to find an audience so I share my professional tips for making it sound like you’re definitely not recording in your bedroom (even if you are).
In this module, I’ll take you through why editing is important and how you can use it to completely transform your show.
I’ll also show you how audio production, whether it’s simple or complex, can take your show from good to great.
You’ve got your show down on tape and it’s sounding great, now you need to get it into people’s ears.
In this module, we’ll go through everything you need to know to make sure your podcast is in all the places your audience will be looking for it.
Getting a podcast out into the world is about more than just recording an episode.
In this module, we’ll discuss all the things you need around your podcast to make it a success including your website, show notes pages and social media accounts.
What good is a podcast if there’s nobody listening to it?
Getting more eyes and ears on your podcast is essential if you want your show to be a success and if you want to think about monetising. So in this module, I’ll take you through the best-practice methods to grow your audience.
Now I’ve got your attention!
Everyone wants to know how to monetise a podcast and while there are no guarantees your show will make money you have to think more broadly than just selling ads.
In this module, I’ll take you through how to attract sponsors and make great ads but also how to monetise without putting a single ad in your show.
what else do you get?
Never used audio editing software before? Don’t have a clue about editing? Wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to uploading to a media host?
Don’t worry! I’ve put together a series of ‘over the shoulder’ video tutorials where you can watch me go through every step in the podcasting process so you don’t have to do it alone.
A special PodSchool discount to get your podcast intro and outro created by a professional audio producer who’s worked on some of the biggest radio shows in the business.
If you want to make your show sound super profesh, he’ll work with you to create an audio brand that perfectly suits your podcast.
Interviewing guests on your podcast can be a great source of content but it’s not as simple as sitting down and having a yarn.
There’s a lot that goes into interviewing before, during and after you record to make sure you’re getting the best possible content. So in this lesson, I share tips I’ve learned from conducting thousands of hours of interviews with everyone from average Joe’s with an awesome story to Will Smith.
Worried about paying a designer big bucks to create your podcast cover art?
If you’ve got a bit of creative flair you can create your own podcast artwork for free and I’ll take you through the process step-by-step and show you how you can DIY your own show logo.
A constantly updating list of all the tools, tech and equipment you need to set up your home studio, record, edit, grow and monetise your podcast.
It’s a comprehensive, constantly changing resource so you can make informed choices about the podcasting gear that’s right for you, no matter what your budget or level of expertise.
Additional videos for people who want to dive a little deeper on the content we cover in the modules.
Topics include tips on how to outsource tasks for your podcast, how to pitch yourself as a guest on other podcasts and how to launch your podcast when you don’t have a following.
Do I need to have an idea for a podcast before I start the course?
Nope! In the first module, I’ll take you through strategies that will help you come up with an idea that’s right for you. If you’ve got the beginnings of a concept, I’ll help you work out if it’s worth pursuing and if you’ve got absolutely no idea I’ll help you get your creative juices flowing!
I’m really bad with technology, will I be able to keep up?
Absolutely! You don’t have to have pressed record on anything to get up to speed in PodSchool. I’ve designed the course to be really easy to follow with no previous knowledge required.
Will I be able to start my own podcast at the end of this course?
You sure will! After finishing the PodSchool modules and bonus videos you’ll be armed with all the information professional podcasters have at their disposal, so the rest is up to you!
What if life gets in the way and it takes me a while to complete the course?
No problemos! You’ve got a full year’s access to the materials so you can go through the videos at your own pace. Plus all the workbooks and worksheets are fully downloadable so you can keep them forever if you want (awwww, how sweet!)
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