The Jet Streamer Podcast

Jet Streamer

Starting a podcast to promote yourself, or your brand? Come with us on a journey to discover how you can create engaging, educational audio content that will take your business to the world. read less

S02E11- How do I change my podcast host?
29-03-2021
S02E11- How do I change my podcast host?
You might switch podcast hosts for a number of reasons. Whether it's that you've outgrown your current hosting plan (maybe your podcast is awesome and you're getting too many downloads?!) or you're not happy with your current podcast host, switching can be a little intimidating. In this episode, we go through the considerations before you switch, the process of making the switch, and some pitfalls of switching- some things that might catch you out. None of the brands mentioned in this podcast have given us a cent, so all the opinions in this podcast are completely genuine. --RESOURCES--Haven't found your new podcast host yet? Check this article on jetstreamer.com.au on the best podcast hosts.One thing I neglected to mention in the podcast is that you will lose your podcast stats, including number of downloads. Make sure to export or print that data so you don't have to start your all-time downloads from zero again!Check this article from Buzzsprout out about transferring your podcast from Buzzsprout. How's that for customer service?—ABOUT JET STREAMER—Hosted by podcast producer Chris Plumridge, The Jet Streamer Podcast aims to help business owners and entrepreneurs use podcasting to connect better with their audiences and prospective clients. Each week we cover an aspect of podcasting to make sure your podcasts are engaging and thought-provoking, for whatever your target audience might be.For more information on Jet Streamer, head to jetstreamer.com.au, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
S02E05 - Avoiding Podcast Burnout, Part 1
15-02-2021
S02E05 - Avoiding Podcast Burnout, Part 1
Podcast burnout is a very real thing in the podcast world. For whatever reason, burning out is extremely common amongst new podcasters- with the average podcaster only releasing eight episodes before they fade away. So why is this? And how can we prevent it?In the first episode of this three-part 'series within a series', we look at one of the key reasons you'll stop enjoying your podcasting: biting off more than you can chew, and overcommitting. It's easy enough to do- what with the excitement of releasing a podcast, buying your microphone and DAW, designing your artwork, and recording your first episode. But is the level of work you've committed to sustainable, week after week?We look at ways to lessen the workload on yourself, and identify perhaps when you've overcommitted. This is part 1 of a three-part series on burnout. It wasn't originally intended to be! In fact, it was meant to be only one episode. But I wanted to give this topic the airtime it deserves, and so it's been split into three. Therefore, whenever I mention "last week", I actually mean episode four. —ABOUT JET STREAMER—The Jet Streamer Podcast aims to help business owners and entrepreneurs use podcasting to connect better with their audiences and prospective clients. Each week we cover an aspect of podcasting to make sure your podcasts are engaging and thought-provoking, for whatever your target audience might be.For more information on Jet Streamer, head to jetstreamer.com.au, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
S02E04 - I've released my podcast... what now?!
08-02-2021
S02E04 - I've released my podcast... what now?!
After you release your podcast to the world, it's time to start the real work- making sure that your listeners know about your podcast and want to listen to it! Marketing your podcast is super important, as it allows your ideal listener to find your podcast and allows you to get the most value possible from the time you put into making your podcast. We cover:Finding listeners for your podcast and making sure you don't end up with a "Billboard in the Desert!"Converting your customers (and prospective customers) into podcast listeners. Marketing tactics both specific to podcasting, and more generally.Connecting with the great community of podcasters in the spirit of continuous improvement. --RESOURCES--To help kick-start your podcast, you can submit your podcast to be featured in Apple Podcasts' New and Noteworthy (or other lists). InstructionsGive your podcast a page on Podchaser. It's like IMDB for podcasts and will allow people to find and review it outside of the traditional podcast distribution platforms. For some Facebook groups to join, consider Helen Zaltzman's excellent Podcaster's Support Group or Podcast Movement's Podcast Movement Community.--ABOUT JET STREAMER--The Jet Streamer Podcast aims to help business owners and entrepreneurs use podcasting to connect better with their audiences and prospective clients. Each week we cover an aspect of podcasting to make sure your podcasts are engaging and thought-provoking, for whatever your target audience might be.For more information on Jet Streamer, head to jetstreamer.com.au, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
04- Equipment. What do you need to start a podcast?
09-11-2020
04- Equipment. What do you need to start a podcast?
This is it, folks. The episode that you've all been waiting for. Enough of the technique stuff already, let's get down to brass tacks. This week we look at what equipment you need to buy to start a podcast. Rather than give a whole list of gear, this episode delves into why you should look to invest in decent gear, then gives you what to look for in your next purchase. This episode will give you the skills to decide which of the main microphone types is right for you, as well as other equipment and software you'll need to get started. --RESOURCES--Software recommended in this week's episode:ReaperAudacityAdobe AuditionHindenburgMore on the difference between dynamic and condenser microphones.My recommendations:What microphone to get will largely depend on where you live, what your budget is, and what your needs are. For example, I live in Australia where Rode microphones are cheap and plentiful as they're made here. This is a starting point only, however any of these will give you a good sound to start with. And as mentioned in the podcast, these are, where possible, all Dynamic mics.XLR microphones:Entry level: Rode Podmic or Rode Procaster Mid level:  Electrovoice RE320 or Sennheiser MD421 Professional level:  Shure SM7B USB microphones:Entry Level: Samson Q2U (can be used as an XLR as well)Mid level: Rode Podcaster "Deluxe" level: Shure MV7 (can be used as an XLR as well) Audio interfaces (for XLR microphones)Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HDFocusrite Scarlett 2i2PreSonus AudioBox