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I’m Afraid My Podcast Will Suck. So Why Bother?

Why create a podcast that won’t sound good? Why create a podcast that won’t catch anyone’s attention? Why create a podcast people may not like? If you’re a podcaster currently in the “yet to be” stage, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions a lot — probably some others too. Many individual creators who come to us with questions about getting started, ask similar questions; all variations on the same formula: A good podcast has X, and I don’t have X. So should I start before I have X?

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How Much Did It Cost To Start The Portland Pod?

This question comes from my Quora profile, a platform we answer a lot of randomly submitted questions on, and was originally “What do you need for a podcast studio?” I thought it would be fun to outline exactly what we needed and how we got started. It’s useful and it’s a good story.

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Should I Host My Podcast On WordPress?

This question gives me anxiety because, in order to answer it, I have to navigate a minefield of semi-complex explanations that beginner podcasters don’t usually have the patience for. This one is going to be a little long-winded, but if you’re considering hosting your podcast on WordPress, you should read it in full when you have time. Bandwidth The simplest explanation of bandwidth isn’t adequate to explain it, so this example won’t be the simplest. I hope that I can balance simplicity with adequacy and you can walk away with a strong fundamental understanding of the concept of bandwidth. You’ve probably heard the term “Server” but don’t know…

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How Much Does A Podcast Editor Cost?

I’m going to do something everyone tells you not to do, I’m going to make our pricing model public, then I’m going to walk you through what you get for your money when working with us here at The Portland Pod. Stick through to the end an you’ll learn exactly how the hours break down and how we make more money without charging the client more. Spoiler alert: the key is hard work and mutual respect. First things first: Let’s talk dollars and cents. Greenbacks. Spondooli! Solopreneurs and Independent Creators Our Starter package is intended for podcasters ready to make the investment in a truly comprehensive editing and…

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