Podcast Show Notes: Episode 140 - Podcast Success Blueprint: Start Strong from Scratch!

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Welcome back to another exciting episode of "The Podcast in the Rough." I'm your host, Zebulun Thomas, and today's episode is dedicated to all the new members in the Podcast Community Mastermind group. If you're starting your podcast from scratch, this one's for you!

Key Takeaways:

Choosing Your Podcast Name:

    • Start by creating a simple and memorable podcast name.
    • Register your podcast on Podcasters Spotify to get it published on various platforms.

Securing Your Domain:

    • Purchase your podcast name as a domain (e.g., www.yourpodcastname.com) through platforms like GoDaddy or Squarespace.

Building Your Podcast Website:

    • Use Podcast Page to create a free trial account and design your podcast website.
    • Customize your website with essential details, such as about you, photos, color themes, and fonts.

Linking Your Domain:

    • Once your domain is processed, link it to your Podcast Page website.

YouTube Channel Setup:

    • Create a YouTube channel dedicated to your podcast.
    • Design graphics, banners, and an about section for your channel.
    • Set up default outlines to streamline the uploading process.

Podcast Workflow:

    • Write a script or record your episode directly, depending on your preference.
    • Publish your episode on Podcasters Spotify and your YouTube channel.
    • Utilize Headliner to create micro content quickly for social media promotion.

Podcast Show Notes:

    • Use YouTube's generated transcripts for your episodes.
    • Schedule or set your YouTube video as unlisted.
    • Retrieve the transcripts from your video description and refine as needed for podcast show notes.

Podcast Launch Day:

    • Consider launching your podcast on Mondays, especially in the morning, for optimal listener engagement.
    • Fridays can work well for creating anticipation over the weekend.

Additional Tips:

Ads and Promotions:

    • Pre-record ads for platforms like Buy Me a Coffee to encourage listener support.
    • Encourage listeners to leave reviews and star ratings, helping your podcast reach more people.

Flexibility and Growth:

    • Understand that podcasting can start simple but may evolve into a more complex operation as you grow.
    • Be open to scaling your podcast based on your goals and audience.

Consistency and Creativity:

    • Maintain a consistent schedule for releasing episodes, whether it's Mondays or Fridays.
    • Find a balance between a structured, polished show and spontaneous, unscripted episodes.

Closing Thoughts:

Launching a podcast may seem daunting, but with a step-by-step approach, you can simplify the process. Remember to focus on creating quality content, engaging with your audience, and enjoying the journey. Feel free to join the Podcast Community Mastermind group for additional support and guidance.

Thank you for tuning in to another episode of "The Podcast in the Rough." Until next week, happy podcasting!


Zebulon Thomas

Zebulon Thomas

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Positive energy throughout

Zebulon keeps an upbeat vibe through t each and every show.

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Zebulon’s friend that meditates a lot🤣🧘🏻‍♂️

Fantastic podcast!!! I have known Zebulon for over 5 years, and I love him as a brother! You bring out the best in people bro, keep it up!🙏🏽🥰

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After listening to several episodes I am hooked. I’m excited to start my podcast. At first I was intimidated, but Zebulon made it easy to understand and fun. I highly recommend subscribing to this podcast.

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Awesome insight!

Zebulon always has this deep insight into how things are made, and he makes it seem so simple to whomever is listening. That is the sign of a true connoisseur, because he knows the subject matter so well, when he breaks it down it’s just in a few easy steps. Absolutely love it. And, he brings outstanding energy t...

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Love the energy as well as the info. Great to just hit “play” and listen around the house. Gets the creativity and ideas flowing!

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