Podcast Creation 101

When it comes to buying podcast equipment to start making your next great idea, the number of options to choose from can be paralyzing. This guide won’t present you with every possible microphone you can buy for your podcast. Instead, we’re giving you three common options for each category of item you’ll need, at three different price points, so you can build your podcast setup as quickly as possible.

There are a lot of resources on the internet for making a podcast. But, how do you actually put all these tools together to get a finished podcast episode. In this guest post, producer Michael Falero walks through the nitty gritty of the process of creating Backyard Cambridge, a local news podcast he created in collaboration with Glow's co-founder.

With podcasts and any kind of audio, the raw sound you record is rarely going to be the end product that people hear. There are a number of post production effects, also known as FX, that can help you craft a more pleasing sound for your podcast. This post explains one of the most basic types of processing: equalization, or EQ.

A lot of the work of finishing your podcast once you’ve recorded it is making it sound better without the audience ever realizing you’ve changed anything. Natural-sounding podcast audio from outlets like NPR and Gimlet Media is anything but natural. To get a great podcast sound, you need to use processing tools like compressors.

If you’ve booked an interview with an expert for the first episode of your podcast, the next question you might ask yourself is how you’ll record them while you speak to them on Skype. Most creators come up against this problem early on in their podcast production. Thankfully, there’s a common solution that many shows employ to get a clean guest recording.

In order to host a podcast with both publicly available and premium content, you will need to set up two separate podcasts feeds with your host: the first with a public feed and the second with a private feed. Hosting a private feed allows you to ensure that your premium content remains exclusive to paying listeners and is not available for people to find online (unlike your public content).

Monetizing and Growing Your Audience

Making a podcast is hard enough, but taking the first steps towards monetizing can be daunting. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to get paid, regardless of whether your podcast is big or small. Here's team Glow's overview of the four primary ways to generate revenue off your podcast.

If there’s one thing that all podcast creators try to do, it’s growing their shows. Increasing the size of one’s audience from a few thousand to tens of thousands of downloads per episode and beyond, requires diligent effort and a lot of grit.For current and aspiring podcast creators who want to market and grow their show effectively but don’t know where to start, this is the guide for you. Here, we discuss the three big steps creators should take to achieve impressive growth with their show.

Best Practices for Making Money With Glow

Get started with a timeline on planning your launch with Glow, and tips and tricks for perfecting everything from your call to action to your social media strategy.

We cover four different kinds of bonus audio content you should consider making, with examples of real podcasts making each type for their listeners.

You’ve planned out your supporter or membership program and now are ready to announce it on air. One problem: You’re not sure what to say. This guide reviews some lessons to keep in mind and some best practice scripts from podcasts who have been in your shoes.

Podcasting is predominantly an audio space, but that doesn’t mean that you should be limited to audio content— especially when it comes to monetization. You can use your Glow account to provide a range of other offerings, like providing exclusive videos to paying listeners.

We’re so glad that you have put your trust in Glow to grow your listener support or membership program. If you have an existing account with subscribers on Patreon, this guide will show you how to migrate those subscribers to Glow.

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