JDB 049: Getting Real About Podcasting – Cost, Equipment, Time & 3 Tips for a Successful Launch


JDBlogger StudioOver the last month or so I have had a number of you reach out to me and share that you are in the process of putting together a podcast.  I always enjoy hearing from listeners and can’t wait to hear your podcasts when they launch.  Because it seems the podcasting bug is starting to spread I am dedicating this episode to providing you with real facts and information on what type of investment you should plan on up front, what types of equipment you will need, and what you can expect as far as a true time commitment.

Finally, I am going to give you 3 tips to help you make the most of your podcast launch.

The picture above is of the  JDBlogger and Consumer Warrior Podcasts studios – aka my desk:). Below are some affiliate links to the gear and services I use.  Feel free to email me at john@jdblogger.com with any equipment questions.


Shock Mount

Broadcast Boom

Roland Recorder

Behringer Xenys 1002 Mixer

Other Podcasting Resources

Professionally Recorded Intros/Outros and Jingles through Music Radio Creative.

Create Podcast Audio Now

Have custom iTunes Artwork and Facebook Page Artwork designed by JennyHdesign

Libsyn hosts all of your mp3 files.

Podcasting Course with Podcast Answerman Cliff Ravenscraft

If you are really ready to take things to the next level in podcasting consider taking Cliff Ravenscraft’s A to Z course.  Enter my last name “Skiba” as the discount code and you will get $500 off the price of the course.

atozTool of the Trade

This week I share a new social media platform that I recently started using called About.me.  You can check out my new profile at About.me/johnskiba.  Kind of a neat simple platform.  I am starting to see some lawyers create pages.  How can you stand out from the firms that are already there?

**Please note that many of the above links are affiliate links – meaning I earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking through on the link.  It does not increase the price of the product you are purchasing.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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