Power-Up Podcasting 3.0 Is Now Available!ENROLL NOW
The best and most efficient way to launch a new podcast, build your online brand, and become THE authority for your target market, today.
SPI’s #1 most popular program is now freshly updated with the latest podcasting information and strategies, including a brand new video podcasting module!
If you do not have a podcast, you’re missing out on the biggest opportunity for growth and connection to your audience. Plus, you’ll have a much easier time connecting to other influencers in your industry too!
Power-Up Podcasting 3.0 is available only with the All-Access Pass
Power-Up Podcasting 3.0 is now exclusively available inside of our SPI All-Access Pass, which grants you unlimited access to our entire course library—with over a dozen courses and workshops—as well as access to our team and the entire student community.
Community-powered courses keep you on track
In addition, all members of the SPI All-Access Pass get access to our Accelerator Groups, which are instructor-led experiences through our courses throughout the year. Our next accelerator for Power-Up Podcasting kicks off on September 28th, which means now is the perfect time to invest in your podcasting future!
Alongside other students, you will be led by an SPI instructor in real-time through the Power-Up Podcasting course material. You’ll be able to get guidance, ask questions, get answers, and stay on task so you can see the results from your investment! Join today so you can get in before the accelerator begins later this month.
We call this style of learning community-powered courses, and the results speak for themselves—this is the #1 to learn course material online!
Here's what our students have to say
The accelerator course was extremely helpful in understanding the how's and why's as well as the encouragement to continue on the entrepreneurial journey. Everyone is helpful and encouraging and I highly recommend participating in an accelerator course!Wendell Murray
I took Power Up Podcasting before I started [my podcast] and found it even more helpful than I expected it to be. Guarantee it saved me a ton of time in getting those first few episodes up and running.Wendy Pitts Reeves
Get Power-Up Podcasting 3.0 exclusively with the All-Access Pass
How to start a podcast in 2023
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS
So, you’ve decided to start a podcast? Awesome! A podcast is one of the best ways to build a super-loyal audience and grow your business, even from scratch. But where do you start?
There’s a lot of planning that goes into creating a podcast and your head is probably full of questions like…
- How do I come up with episode content?
- What equipment and software should I use?
- How do I get my show loaded into Apple Podcasts?
- How do I make sure people find my show?
With this course, you will get a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire process of launching a great podcast. With high-quality videos (that aren't too long) and examples along the way, you'll have your new podcast up and running in no time, so you can start growing and delighting your audience.
Your audience is waiting to hear from you.
What you'll learn in Power-Up Podcasting®
HINT: MORE THAN JUST TALKING INTO A MICROPHONE
Through each stage of the course, you'll learn everything you need to know about creating and launching a successful podcast:
The how and why of podcasting
You'll gain a deep perspective on how and why podcasting is a great platform for both you and your listeners, and how to create engaging content that grows your audience and keeps them coming back.
Mastering the technical elements
You'll gain the know-how required to hit the airwaves like a professional with an in-depth understanding of podcasting equipment, voice recording, audio editing, interviewing, mp3 tagging, hosting, and publishing.
Setting up your website, show notes, and more
You will learn how to get your show published, including developing show notes, finding a website or blog for your podcast, submitting your show to iTunes, and creating accurate transcriptions of your episodes.
How to launch your podcast with an unforgettable bang
Effectively promote and market your launch on social media, be a guest on other podcasts in similar niches, write amazing blog posts that draw in listeners, and maintain your podcasting brilliance for years to come.
What's new in version 3.0
Podcasting, and the technology that goes with podcasting, continues to grow rapidly. The updates we've made to 3.0 both cover technological changes—such as advances in remote recording, and smart editing tools like Descript—and marketing changes—with an entire module on video podcasting.
Want to know more? Explore the full course outline
2.0 Welcome Students!
Let's get you set up for success! You'll learn about the mindset you'll need to work through the course, as well as how to get help from the SPI team and the AAP community when you're stuck.
2.0 PRE-LAUNCH // STEP 1: You and Your Future Podcast
Get started the smart way with a complete checklist of what equipment you need, understand how podcasting works, and learn to identify and sidestep common roadblocks.
What you'll accomplish: You'll outline your show concept and discover no-fuss, low-cost ways to get professional podcast art and music.
2.0 PRE-LAUNCH // STEP 2: Planning Your Podcast Episodes
Time for you to plan your content, including the all-important intro! Learn how to infuse personality, brainstorm episode ideas, and understand the interview process for podcasts as well. Wrap it all up with mastering the art of calls-to-action that spur your listeners to act.
What you'll accomplish: You'll start planning out your episodes, and if you're planning an interview show, begin scheduling interviews.
2.0 PRE-LAUNCH // Step 3: Recording and Editing Your Show
This is where the pedal meets the metal. Time for you to hook up your equipment and set up your recording workflow. We include instructions for Garageband (free for Mac users), Audacity (free for Mac and PC), Adobe Audition (paid subscription), and Descript (paid subscription).
You'll learn exactly how to organize your files, optimize your audio, interview like a pro, and pull it all together into one polished episode.
What you'll accomplish: You will set up your microphone and recording software, record an episode (including any interviews using Zoom or Squadcast), and edit the show in your choice of Garageband, Audacity, Adobe Audition, or Descript.
2.0 PRE-LAUNCH // STEP 4: Preparing Your Audio File for The World
We don't stop once you've recorded your episode! The real fun starts now! You'll understand how to perfectly and easily export your audio, run it through a cool leveling tool called Auphonic, tag your show for good searchability, upload it into Apple, set up your show notes, and get transcriptions done.
What you'll accomplish: You'll set up your entire publishing workflow, make your audio sound nice, and set up your podcast website.
2.0 PRE-LAUNCH // STEP 5: The Launch Plan
The Launch Week Plan will help launch your show into the world with a bang! You'll know just what to do on the big day so you can make the greatest impact and pick up momentum right out of the gate.
What you'll accomplish: You'll lay out the plan that will help you launch your podcast with confidence—and you'll be ready to launch your show!
2.0 Launch Week
Your big day has arrived! Now it's time to execute your launch plan, as well as to get your show onto as many platforms as possible—platforms such as Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
What you'll accomplish: You'll get your show on as many platforms as possible, and then you'll celebrate with the world!
2.0 After Launch
Your download stats are rolling in—but what do they mean? How do you keep up the excitement to record when you hit a slump.
What you'll accomplish: You'll learn how to understand your download stats and you'll develop a plan to publish consistently.
2.0 Podcast Monetization
Learn the wide range of ways you can make money with your podcast! There are options for podcasts of every size and show format.
How do you grow beyond your initial audience? Learn strategies for attracting and retaining new audience members.
Should you publish a video version of your podcast on YouTube? Learn the pros and cons, as well as how to set up your video podcast.
The Power-Up Podcasting 3.0 Accelerator begins on September 28th!
A ten-week, community-powered program, taking you through the course with your fellow students.
Monday Asynchronous Community Post | Tuesday Live Call
Thursday Office Hours | Friday Asynchronous Community Post
See the full schedule
Get a step-by-step plan from veteran podcaster Pat Flynn.
13 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Hey there! My name is Pat Flynn and I’m what you might call an “OG Podcaster.” All that means is that I’ve been doing this for a VERY long time, so if you’re looking for someone with the most experience, look no further.
Since 2010, I’ve recorded over 1,500 episodes of podcasts and have had over 75 million downloads across several podcasts, including the top-ranked and award-winning show, The Smart Passive Income Podcast.
But more importantly, I’ve taught tens of thousands of people just like you how to start, grow and monetize their podcasts. I’ve even contributed to the start of some really BIG podcasts, like The Tim Ferriss Show.
I know what works and what doesn’t, because I’ve been there. It’s not just about how to start a podcast, but how to grow a podcast, and turn it into something that could potentially generate an income for you.
That’s my specialty. I want to make sure that when you start your podcast too, you’ll have the best chance to get a strong listener base and turn it into something bigger.
There are many challenges in starting and growing a podcast, but my proven online course, Power-Up Podcasting®, has helped thousands of other students. Now, it’s your turn to grab the mic, share your message, and build your loyal fan base.
How this course sets you up for success
STARTING A PODCAST IS HARD WORK, BUT YOU'RE NOT ALONE
I know all too well how intimidating it can be to start a podcast. It took me 18 months from when I first announced that I was starting my podcast until I actually launched it.
I got stuck! Part of it was learning all the technical aspects (I didn’t have a course to help me get started) but mostly, I was scared. I was so concerned with wanting to do it “right” that it kept me from the most important step, getting started.
That’s why I’ve created this course! This is what I wish I had when I first started.
I want you to have a place to go when you have questions or you need a little encouragement. Power-Up Podcasting® has built-in ways for you to get help, whether you're looking for feedback on your podcast logo, stuck with an editing problem, or you just need a little pep-talk before your big launch.
That's why I've set up three ways for you to get support:
Join the Accelerator program
Once you've enrolled in the All-Access Pass, opt-in to the Power-Up Podcasting Accelerator program, beginning September 28, 2023. This ten-week program has four check-ins per week, along with a special messaging space for Accelerator students to ask questions and provide encouragement along the way. See the full schedule.
Weekly office hours with Pat Flynn
Get feedback directly from me in my office hours. I host a weekly Zoom call that's only available to course students. Get your questions answered and learn from the questions of the other SPI course students.
Ask your question in the Power-Up Podcasting course community
Get feedback from other PUP students in the Academy course community. If the pacing of the Accelerator isn't the right for you, or if you want to ask a larger group of your fellow students for feedback, ask your question right in our student center.
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Don't take my word for it
Real Power-Up Podcasting® students share their experiences with the course and how it has benefitted their businesses (and even changed their lives).
These are real students, just like you. They knew they had a message they wanted to share, just like you. Power-Up Podcasting® helped them start their podcast to share that message. Let it help you, too.
Flexible pricing to fit your business needs
Frequently Asked Questions about Power-Up Podcasting and the All-Access Pass
About Power-Up Podcasting®
When does the course start and finish?
The Accelerator begins on September 28, 2023 and ends on December 12, 2023. See the full schedule. If you choose not to participate in the Accelerator, then you may work through the course at your own pace. There is no time limit for completion.
such as course worksheets, will be available to download.
What skills will this course teach me?
Power-Up Podcasting® will teach you how to set up your recording equipment, the fundamentals of recording and editing audio, principles for good recording (both solo and interviewing others with remote software), how to prepare a podcast file for upload, setting up your podcast host, submitting your show to directories, and give you a basic plan for launching your show, including what you should include on your website and how to announce your show to your audience.
What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?
Initially, you just need a computer with an internet connection. The first step of the course will walk you through the equipment you will need and will provide our recommendations, including a microphone. The course offers tutorials on several types of audio recording software, including Audacity, which is free.
Discounts and Refunds
Will I get to own all the courses?
No. You will have access to the courses for as long as you are a paid subscriber. If you end your All-Access Pass membership, you will no longer have access to the courses. If you purchased any courses before becoming a member, you will retain access to that course.
If I already own some of SPI's courses, do I get a discount?
There are no discounts if you already own one, or even all of our courses. You will continue to own those courses you have already purchased, regardless of if you join All-Access or not.
I’m in SPI Pro, do I get a discount?
You don't need to pay anything extra! The All-Access Pass is now included in the SPI Pro membership.
I bought the All-Access Pass but I'm not using it. Can I get a refund?
The All-Access Pass is non-refundable and non-transferable. Likewise, we are unable to pause membership access. Please be sure you'd like to join before you purchase.
Will new courses be added to the All-Access Pass?
New courses will be added to All-Access Pass before being sold as individual courses. Workshops will be continuously added exclusively to All-Access Pass each month, growing our workshop catalog to enhance all our course curriculum (and more).
Do I have to participate in the accelerators and pathways?
Nope! All our programming is optional, but we strongly encourage you to take advantage of it.
Can I purchase the workshop content that happens in the All-Access Pass instead of joining as a member?
Some workshops will be available to attend live by non-AAP members for a fee. Only AAP members will have access to workshop replays.
Should I purchase an individual course or an All-Access Pass membership?
If you purchase an individual course, you will have lifetime access to that course. You will also have access to Pat’s weekly office hours and a dedicated course space in our Academy (access to office hours and the community space are contingent on following our community guidelines). Purchasing an individual course is a good value for someone who wants to learn about one specific area on their own timeline, like launching a podcast (Power-Up Podcasting) and is not interested in participating in community programming, accountability, and additional content.
If you purchase AAP membership, you will have access to our course catalog, our workshop catalog, and our community programming for as long as you are a member. If you end your membership you lose all access. This is a good value for someone who wants to learn about broader topics in an affordable way, like how to grow and expand a business, and who enjoys interacting with peers and SPI experts through designed experiences.
Existing Course Students
Can I exchange a course I bought for All-Access Pass membership?
No, we are unable to exchange individual course purchases for AAP membership or vice versa.
Why should I join if I already own courses?
The biggest value of AAP is the community-powered programming that happens every day, like the accelerators and guided pathways. This is so much more than watching pre-recorded lessons and doing work on your own. Our programming is designed to help you make professional connections, have accountability, and most importantly, to have support along the way. You will also have access to exclusive curriculum pathways to help you reach specific business goals.
If I violate the Community Guidelines, will I lose access to the course I already own?
If you violate our Community Guidelines you will be removed from the course community space associated with the course you own and your direct messages will be turned off. You will continue to have access to the Course and the Office Hours replays.
Guidelines and Policies
Do you have an age requirement?
All community members must be at least 18 years old to join.
Do you have Community Guidelines?
Absolutely we do, you can read them here.
If I get kicked out of All-Access Pass for breaking the Community Guidelines, will I still have access to the courses?
No, if you are removed for violating our Community Guidelines, you will be fully removed from our platform with no refund (this is our policy for all our Communities and Courses).
There are no discounts if you already own one, or even all of our courses. All-Access gives members exclusive curriculum, pathways, and connection opportunities beyond what is found in an individual course (more on that below). You will continue to own previously-purchased courses regardless of whether or not you join All-Access.