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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 fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.

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 fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.
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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 fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.

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Episodes

How to Cut Down Your Podcast Editing Time

9/12/2019
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Just Breathe! That’s actually the name of the talk today’s guest gave at Podcast Movement in 2019. One of the biggest mistakes new podcasters make is over-editing -- taking out every um and deleting all the breaths. Carrie Caulfield Arick, owner of Ya-Ya Podcasting editing services; founder of the Just Busters Facebook Group for female podcast editors; and host of the podcast Just Podcasting wants us to take a deep breath and relax. In this episode, we discuss some common audio...

Duration:00:38:25

Podcast Intros: How to Hook Your Audience

9/5/2019
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One of the biggest peeves listeners have is when podcast host/s waffle on for too long before getting to the point of the episode. Your audience wants to know where you’re taking them, or they’re going to bail. In fact, the average podcast loses about a third of its audience in the first five minutes, according to NPR One. So how can you create an above average podcast? In this episode, I’ll talk about how to keep your podcast audience listening by hooking them with a great intro. Key...

Duration:00:11:04

How to Name Your Podcast So People Discover Your Show

8/29/2019
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What should you name your podcast? This is an important question. You’re pouring your heart and soul into this show and can literally name it anything you want (as long as it’s not trademarked). So how do you choose a good name for your podcast, also known as a podcast title? Well, if you want to help listeners discover your show, follow the tips I share in today’s episode of Podcasting Step by Step. Snapshot of this episode Keep your podcast name short and sweet and choose clarity...

Duration:00:07:04

Imposter Syndrome: 7 Mindset Shifts to Overcome Feeling Like a Podcast Fraud

8/23/2019
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When you’re new to podcasting, everything can seem like a challenge. Choosing the right equipment; learning to edit audio; coming up with great content. But one of the biggest challenges — maybe the BIGGEST thing holding back people from podcasting — is imposter syndrome. Those feelings that we’re unworthy. That we don’t know enough or aren’t good enough. “Who am I to start a podcast? What if no one listens? What if people hate my show?” These are totally natural feelings that most...

Duration:00:11:42

How to Tell Better Stories on Your Podcast

8/15/2019
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Have you ever traveled to a place that was absolutely phenomenal...the food tasted amazing, the architecture blew you away...you know your friends back home would love it. But when you try to share your experience with them...it falls flat. They’re just not interested in your story, and, quite, frankly, neither are you. Your words aren’t matching up with what you want to convey. The good thing is, storytelling is both an art and a science, and you can learn techniques to become a...

Duration:01:07:49

How to be the Perfect Podcast Guest in 12 Steps

8/8/2019
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Hooray! You sent the perfect pitch and now someone wants to interview you on their podcast. On this episode, you'll learn how to bring your absolute best to the interview so the host falls in love with you and so do their listeners. Show notes and a free podcast pitch template can be found at sarahmikutel.com Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start your own show? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix Them.” Looking...

Duration:00:09:30

Pitch Perfect: How to Get on Other Podcasts and Grow Your Show

8/1/2019
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We all want to grow our podcast audience, right? Well, one of the best ways to do this is by getting on other people’s podcasts. But how do you find the right podcasts to pitch to, and how do you get the podcast hosts to say yes? I cover it all this episode, plus I created a free pitch template for you, which you can find at at sarahmikutel.com Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start your own show? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters...

Duration:00:09:31

Podcasting & the Law: How to Avoid Getting Sued or Kicked Out of Apple Podcasts

7/25/2019
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Have you ever wondered, “Can I share a clip of this music on my podcast?” or “Should my guest sign a release form?” or “How do I legally disclose affiliates so I don’t sound like an awkward shill?” Well, you have come to the right place with your podcast legal questions. Entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark joins me on Podcasting Step by Step to discuss: whyyour guest should sign a release formand what should be on it;whether you can (or should) choose a podcast name that already...

Duration:00:52:06

Want to Grow Your Podcast Audience? Communicate What You Stand For

7/18/2019
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How do I get more listeners to my podcast? Have you ever asked yourself that? I’m sure you have because we all ask this. Until we get clear on what we stand for, we won’t be clear in what we want to share with the world, on our own shows and on the ones we guest on. If we don’t know what we’re all about, why would an audience rally behind us? Identifying your mission, vision, and values for your life is your foundation. When you have clarity on this, everything related to your podcast...

Duration:00:07:08

How to Record a Podcast Interview with a Remote Guest (Plus Free Checklist)

7/13/2019
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At some point, most podcasters recording a remote interview will flub it up in some way, whether that’s by technical or human error. On Podcasting Step by Step, I talk you through exactly what you need to do to minimize those snafus that happen when recording an interview with your computer. Download your free Pre-Record Checklist. Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start your own show? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to...

Duration:00:13:25

You’ll Never Have This Day Again. Make it Matter.

7/4/2019
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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 publish. Or there’s something you’re dying to talk about, but you’re scared about what others might think of you. Newsflash, friend: Our time on this Earth is almost over. You will never have this day again. Make it matter. I’m your podcast...

Duration:00:06:01

Sponsorship 101 for the Indie Podcaster with Jessica Kupferman

6/27/2019
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You may know that the big podcast ad agencies want you to have 5,000 downloads an episode before they’ll talk to you (see The Five Best Ways to Make Money with Your Podcast if you need a refresher on the CPM model). But small podcasts can do just fine without them by negotiating their own sponsorship deals. 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 ...

Duration:00:43:01

The 5 Best Ways to Make Money with Your Podcast

6/20/2019
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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. And most ad agencies won’t even look at you unless you’re getting at least 5,000 downloads per episode within a 30-day period. BUT your podcast can help you generate income, especially if you use your show to build your brand and business in...

Duration:00:17:25

Someone Is Already Doing the Podcast I Want to Do...

6/13/2019
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Let’s say you have a brilliant idea for a podcast, and then learn that someone else just started something similar. Or, maybe three others already exist and they have a lot of ratings and reviews and loyal fans. This is actually great news because it means there is an audience for what you want to do. But if you are the new podcaster in town, how do you set yourself apart from those existing shows in your niche? In Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon says we are a mashup of everything...

Duration:00:09:44

Bonus: Win a FREE ticket to She Podcasts Live

6/9/2019
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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? I’m raffling off a free ticket worth $249. The giveaway is happening between now and June 15, 2019. Head on over to sarahmikutel.com/shepodcastlive to enter your name. I’m sooo excited to attend She Podcasts Live in October. Whether you’re a podcast veteran or...

Duration:00:02:59

Apple Podcasts: 6 Things You Need to Know in 2019

5/30/2019
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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 better on Apple Podcasts. On this episode of Podcasting Step by Step, I’ll share six things you need to know about Apple Podcasts, plus a little bonus. Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start podcasting?...

Duration:00:12:32

Elsie Escobar: How Podcasts Saved My Life

5/23/2019
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Elsie Escobar is a Hall-of-Fame podcaster, actress, advocate, one of the most significant voices in podcasting today, co-Founder of She Podcasts, manager of all things community at Libsyn, and an all around amazing woman who I am honored to know. If you listen to Elsie on She Podcasts or Libsyn’s podcast, The Feed, you’ll know that she is creative, fun, and a die-hard podcaster who is all about empowerment, intentionality, and vision. Born in El Salvador, she’s also a proud Latina...

Duration:00:45:09

How Do I Get into iTunes? (You Need a Podcast Media Host)

5/16/2019
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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 other podcast directories, and I share my discount code for my favorite podcast media host, Libsyn. For links to everything I discuss, head on over to sarahfmikutel.com Get up to two months of media hosting for free To get up to two months...

Duration:00:14:34

How to Find Guests for Your Podcast (and Get Them to Come on Your Show)

5/13/2019
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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 them to say yes to coming on your show -- on episode 9 of Podcasting Step by Step. Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start podcasting? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix...

Duration:00:10:01

Interviewing: 8 Ways to Up Your Skills as a Podcaster

5/9/2019
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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, this could feel a little intimidating. So on episode 10 of Podcasting Step by Step, I’ll share 8 tips on how to make you a stand out podcast interviewer, including great questions to ask and tips for setting your guests up for...

Duration:00:12:58