Without the tech headache, overwhelm, and ‘where do I even start?’ worries.
You know that when you see someone walking down the street with their earbuds in, there’s a good chance they’re fully absorbed in their favorite show.
And you've probably heard that podcasts have reached that crucial tipping point, crossing over from being something the cool kids listen to, to something everyone wants to enjoy.
According to Edison Research, this year has seen the biggest jump in podcast listening ever, with 144 million people in the U.S. alone having listened to a podcast. Their popularity will only accelerate as Google Podcasts and Spotify introduce podcasts to new audiences, especially Android users who haven’t been able to listen to Apple Podcasts on their phones.
Even though podcasting has never been more popular and it seems like everyone and their mother has one, most podcasts do not make it past episode 10.
A few people have the skills they need to create a quality podcast that lasts, but most shows will fade away before they ever find their feet.
Here’s why: Most podcasters start without a plan. They don’t know why they’re podcasting or who their audience is. They have no goals. They don’t know how to create a content calendar and scramble to come up with episode ideas and people to interview. They don’t know how to record or edit or if they bought the right equipment. They lose their enthusiasm because their show never had a purpose and they never thought about their ideal listener or why someone would subscribe to their podcast.
While the barriers to starting a podcast are going down, the ability to create consistent, quality content that attracts an audience is a skill that needs to be taught.
Would you like me to teach you step-by-step how to create, launch, and grow a meaningful podcast that expands your influence, builds your brand, and connects you to your global community?
This live program, which begins August 18, includes:
6 live classes, where we'll meet virtually for group coaching, Q&A, and workshops.
A private online community where you can ask questions, share ideas, and cheer each other on as you check major milestones off your podcast launch list.
Lifetime access to video tutorials to coach you through every stage of podcasting, from crafting killer content to editing audio with ease. Lifetime access with your purchase.
An interactive launch planner and the Podcast Productivity Accelerator, an online tool that will save you hours of time on your podcast production each week.
A feeling of blissful triumph when you shift from struggling to start your podcast, to understanding how to create and grow a successful show.
Most podcasts flop because they're built on a weak foundation (or no foundation at all). In this critical first pillar, we lay the groundwork for your podcast's success.
By the end of this section, you'll be clear on:
Branding goes much deeper than colors and fonts (but choosing those is fun, and we'll cover that). It’s how and why a listener will describe you and your show to a friend. And your brand is your promise to your listeners. Why should they choose you?
In this pillar, we’ll craft your irresistible brand, which will not only attract listeners, but also get other podcast hosts to want to interview you. By the end of this session, you'll have:
In this session, you’ll learn all about podcast structure and how to choose the perfect elements for your show. You’ll also learn how to create killer content your ideal listener truly wants, and how to map out a year of episodes in less than an hour. Plus, you’ll learn to organize and keep track of all the beautiful work you’re creating. The best part? You get access to the Podcast Productivity Accelerator, a system that will keep your podcast production smooth and easy.
By the end of this session, you’ll have made some key decisions about your show, including:
There is a saying in audio production — garbage in, garbage out. Meaning, editing and clean up can only do so much. If you want a great sounding podcast, you need to start by recording great audio. The good news is, this is easy to do and does not require expensive equipment or a fancy studio. I’ll teach you how to capture quality audio.
In this session, you'll learn:
Content might be king, but sound quality matters. Research shows that polished audio makes us sound more credible and trustworthy, plus it’s a better experience for our listeners. No one is going to subscribe to a show filled with awkward silences and stumbles that sounds like it's been recorded in a bathroom — they have too many other options! In this session, you’ll learn to edit and mix in a way that wows your listeners, who will think you’re nailing your episodes perfectly in one take.
In this session, you'll learn:
Oh my gosh, we’ve made it to the launch session! Most aspiring podcasters never make it this far. If you’ve done the foundational work in the previous sessions, you’re ready to launch a podcast that will expand your influence, build your brand, and connect you to your global community. This session walks you step-by-step through the process of what you need to do to get your podcast out into the world.
In this session, you'll learn how to:
If you build it, will they come? Yes, but only if you help your ideal listener find your show. In this session, you'll learn the things you need to do after every episode, how to engage with your existing fans, and how to help new listeners discover you.
In this session, you'll learn how to:
Podcasting is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Building an audience takes time, patience, and a passion for what you’re talking about. Plus a willingness to learn and put in the work to produce a quality show on a consistent basis. As a student of Podcast Launch Academy, you’ll master the skills needed to launch a podcast so exceptional it can earn you money.
In this bonus, you’ll learn how to generate income with your podcast through:
When you add it up, that's a total value of: $2,479
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If you're the DIY type and prefer working on your own, you can choose Podcast Launch Academy as a standalone course.
Easy to follow roadmap for starting a professional quality podcast from scratch
You’re excited about growing your influence and taking your creativity to the next level by hosting your own podcast.
You’re motivated to learn the art of podcasting and are looking for actionable guidance on how to launch a successful show.
You’re ready to get more confidence and clarity on the message you want to share, and are eager to learn the technical skills on how to actually get your podcast out into the world.
Podcast Launch Academy is the most comprehensive, step-by-step online course for people who are excited by and COMMITTED to creating and launching their first podcast.
If, within 14 days of purchase, you watch the course modules and do the assignments and you still don't feel super excited about your podcast, or confident in your ability to launch it, reach out to [email protected] and I'll refund your investment in the online course.
What people asked before signing up for Podcast Launch Academy
Whether you do the group program or standalone course, you'll have more than skills — you'll have an actual podcast that will expand your influence, build your brand, and connect you to your global community.
Podcast Launch Academy teaches you everything from how to build your brand, to audio editing with ease, to getting into the podcast directories. I walk you through everything you need to know, step by step.
I’m right there with you. I’ve spent $$$$ on audio editing courses taught by engineers who spoke WAY over our heads and didn’t end up teaching us anything.
But after lots of self study elsewhere, I can now easily edit audio and would love to teach you how. My whole career has been breaking down complex and wonky concepts into ideas the average jane and joe can understand.
Technology is only a small part of podcasting. It’s mostly about relationships, storytelling, and having fun.
There has never been a better time to get into podcasting. That’s right!
Some people worry It’s too late to start a podcast, but podcast listening is just getting started.
“About 80 million Americans – 28% of the U.S. 12+ population – are now weekly podcast listeners, which is a 17% increase over 2020,” according to the latest Infinite Dial Report, the premier report on audio listening habits.
And it’s not just in the United States. Podcast listenership is increasing around the world. By a lot.
This means you still have time to claim your stake, build your tribe, and share your meaningful message. Your loyal listeners-to-be are waiting to hear from you.
Chances are you won't have more time next week/month/year. But Podcast Launch Academy will teach you how to efficiently run your show like a well-oiled machine.
Your enrollment into the Podcast Launch Academy group program gives you lifetime access to the course; and you get access for a whole year if you purchase the standalone course. So no worries if life happens and you need to come back to the course later.
We'll have a casual meet and greet plus Q&A session at 4 p.m. EST August 22.
The group coaching formally begins at the beginning of September. We will be meeting via Zoom at 5 p.m. EST on the following days:
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29
Oct 6, 20
Budget an hour for these sessions, but they may go longer. There will be replays for any session you miss.
This online course is designed to have your podcast up and running in 60 days or less. But go at your own pace and align your launch with what's going on in the rest of your personal life and your business.
You'll have access to five hours of video tutorials, as well as templates that will walk you through every step of creating a podcast that will help you build your brand and business, increase your influence, and grow your global community.
You get immediate access to the online course once you enroll.
I’m confident that Podcast Launch Academy is the best step-by-step roadmap for people who are excited by and committed to creating and launching their first podcast.
I want to make sure you’re 100% happy and satisfied with this course. If, within 14 days of purchase, you go through the course and do the assignments and you still don't feel super excited about your podcast, or very confident in your ability to launch it, reach out to [email protected] and I'll refund your educational investment.
If you're looking for 1:1 podcast launch help, a Podcast Launch VIP Day might be perfect for you.
We'll be developing every element of your podcast, including naming your show, choosing the format, brainstorming episode ideas, choosing the structure of your show, recording your standard intro/outro and trailer, outlining your first few episodes, and more.
We have a lot to cover, and this day is all about action.
Part of your VIP day includes about 1-2 hours of pre-work, which I'll review before we meet to help you get the most out of your day.
My super power: translating confusing and/or complex ideas into easy-to-understand language people can take action on (like podcasting!).
While I’ve been writing creative copy for brands like Apple for years, these days creating quality audio is what makes my heart sing. I love teaching others the craft, and I want to teach you, too.
Ready to join me in Podcast Launch Academy? It's perfect for you if:
Still reading? Then you're definitely ready to take the next step and share your voice with the world. Let's make some podcasting magic.
Xo Sarah Mikutel