Jump Start Your Podcast

A bootcamp to help you create and launch your podcast

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Welcome to “Jump Start Your Podcast.”

This class is designed to walk you through all the steps of creating and launching a podcast. The focus is to have you ready to launch your podcast and first episode, just 8-10 weeks after your start.

How the class works (what you get)

– 6 modules that walk you through how to start a podcast hosted here on teachable including a guide, podcast style "lecture," and homework sheet

– a private Facebook group for all students, to meet and mingle and get support as needed

– an one on one 30 minute strategy session with you to brainstorm about your show, your content, the show's name, even how often you’d like to update it

– a community: you'll have others along side of you as you tackle the fears, the bumps in the road, and the hard stuff TOGETHER. Plus we will celebrate and support each other when each person launches their podcast

– home work for each week that will stretch you a bit, but make sure that when we’re done with the class, you’re ready to hit publish on your podcast

– bonuses! You'll have access to coupon codes for 1+ months of free podcast hosting with Libsyn, discounts & recommendations on an editor, and a discount on music as part of the class (a savings of up to $45)

more bonuses! I'll hold office hours once a month for you to call in, ask questions, and meet other students

Who is this class for?
This class is a great option for you if:
– you’re serious about launching a show, and have some ideas about what your show will be about
– you've got a blog or small business, and see podcasting as an addition to your “brand” or message, and want to use it as a vehicle to spread your message to the world
– you are comfortable with technology and understand the basics of blogging and/or social media
– you’re an self starter and are OK with asking for extra help if you need it
– you’ve got a big heart and are yearning for community around something you’re excited about doing

Your Instructor

Paula Jenkins
Paula Jenkins

Podcasting since 2015, I'm the host of "Jump Start Your Joy," a top 200 podcast that has been on New & Noteworthy, and What's Hot. It was an absolute joy to be invited to speak at the 2019 She Podcasts Live conference,on creating a "Creative Content Jumpstart." I love podcasting so much that I've created a boutique podcasting agency that focuses on show production: Joy and Podcasting. Whether you enroll in be The 5 Day Plan Your Podcast Challenge to craft the foundation and mission statement for your show, Jump Start Your Podcast to launch, or The Podcast Group Mentorship Program to create the processes you need to support a show in production - I'm excited to meet you and hope you'll sign up. I can't wait to hear your show.

Course Curriculum

  Preview & Introduction: 8 Great Reasons to Start a Podcast
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  Module One: Setting the Foundation with your Podcast Project Plan
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  Module Two: Setting up the Process for your Podcast
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  Module Three: Recording Your First Episode (Interview or Solocast), working with VIPs
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  Module Four: Editing, Hosting, and Stats
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  Module Five: Drafting the Blog Post and Creating Images
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  Module Six: Launching Your Show
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"There are “how-to” courses for starting a podcast and then, there is Jump Start Your Podcast. Paula’s course offers a unique perspective that is not just the nuts and bolts and technical “how to’s” of getting your podcast launched; she can also provide intuitive insight to help you discover fears that are keeping you from realizing that dream. Paula is a powerful life coach and her guidance really helped me overcome unexpected vulnerability when I launched the Midlife Schmidlife podcast. Point blank, my podcast most likely wouldn’t have happened and would still be one of those things I want to do “some day.” If you are thinking about starting a podcast, Jump Start Your Podcast is the ONLY online course I would consider.” Liz Applegate, Midlife Schmidlife

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course begins now and you'll have access as soon as you've made your purchase. The modules are available immediately for you to begin work.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. Sessions associated with the class must be booked and used within three months of your purchasing the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Due to the digital nature of the course, I respectfully do not offer refunds or cancellations. Please read this page carefully before you purchase to make sure that this course is for you. Want a quick chat to make sure this is right for you? Send me an email at [email protected] and we’ll get you on the books.
How much technical know-how do I need to have?
The class will outline the basics of what you need to start a show, and it's recommended that you are relatively comfortable with (or feel comfortable learning how to do) things like: setting up or updating a blog, uploading files to a server, and learning new software. Basic instruction will be provided, and there will be portions of self study required by students. You do not have to have a website or blog up and running (nor do you necessarily need one to launch a podcast). The class departs from an assumption that you already have a site or are comfortable building and updating one on your own.
How do the session(s) that accompany the class work, and how do I sign up for them?
After you pay for the class, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your 30 minute strategy session using my self service calendar system. If you register for the VIP version of the course, you will receive a link to my calendar and be able to book your 3 sessions. Meeting times will be available during waking times in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. Sessions need to be used within 3 months of purchasing the class unless you've emailed me at [email protected] to make other arrangements, and must be used by a single person, and are not intended to be shared or booked by a company, agency, or organization.

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