How to Start a Podcast (Equipment, Hosting on WordPress Tutorial, Getting on iTunes)

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Hey guys! Some of you asked for advice on starting a podcast, so today I’m sharing info on the entire process of producing, recording, editing, hosting your podcast on WordPress, and getting your podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, etc. Hope this helps!

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// Q&A: Content Creator Series
▸ Advice on Starting a YouTube Channel & Blog |
▸ My Camera Setup for YouTube |
▸ A Week In My Life: Recording Podcasts |

// + Blubrry Plugin
▸ I forgot to mention a key point: I use (not .COM) which is how I can add plugins like Blubrry. I pay for web hosting through Bluehost, and the is a free installation from there. Sorry for the miscommunication! I know some people using were confused.
▸ Bluehost Web Hosting |

▸ Rode NT1 Mic |
▸ Scarlett Solo Interface |
▸ Blue Snowball Mic |
▸ Blue Yeti Mic |
▸ Audio-Technica AT2020 |
▸ Zoom H1 Portable Recorder |
▸ Zoom H4N Portable Recorder |
▸ Google Hangouts
▸ Skype
▸ Zencastr |
▸ headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO |

Further recommendations
▸ Rode Podcaster Mic |

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// F O L L O W

▸ instagram |
▸ snapchat | lavendaire
▸ facebook |
▸ twitter |
▸ blog |

▸ soundcloud |
▸ spotify |



// M U S I C

// G E A R
▸ editing | Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
▸ camera + lens | Canon 80D with 18-135mm –
▸ lens | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 –
▸ mic | Rode Videomic Shotgun –
▸ lighting |


// A B O U T

I’m Aileen, a lifestyle blogger sharing knowledge and inspiration on creating your dream life.

Lavendaire is my blog about personal growth + lifestyle design. Follow along and learn how you can create a life that you love.

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored video. All opinions expressed are wholly my own. The links I share to Amazon are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase through them.


  • Lavendaire
    Posted at 09:06h, 01 February

    FYI for all my bloggers who use WordPress – I personally use & highly recommend using StudioPress to make life so much easier. It's an add-on to WordPress that handles site security, advanced SEO, and optimized performance, basically streamlines all the back-end tech stuff so you don't have to deal with it! More info here:

  • Travel Teez
    Posted at 05:02h, 11 September

    By hosting your cast on the same host as your website, instead of blubrry, is there any disadvantages?

  • Jumpndance08
    Posted at 12:25h, 13 September

    Thank you for a super helpful episode. I had some trouble getting the podcast added to Blubrry's listing directory and had to do the following in WordPress… 1) go to PowerPress and from the "Settings" tab, 2) check the "Category Podcasting" option in "Advanced Options", 3) then go back to the WordPress dashboard and choose "Posts" and go to the "Category" tab and set up a "Feed' category and a "Podcast" category with "Feed" as the parent category, 4) go back to PowerPress and choose the "Category Podcasting" tab and select the "Podcast" category you just created (Note the "Select Category" box on the left hand side of the page), then 5) click the "Add Podcast Settings to Category Feed" button, 6) copy the "Feed URL" for later… 7a) upload an episode of your podcast to the WordPress Media Library and 7b) create a new post with the category "Podcast" set by using the Media Library URL for the podcast file, once you've uploaded it to the Media Library, inserted into the PowerPress podcast box on the post page and, 7c) publish it. Then 8) go to your Blubrry account (you DO have to set up a free account) and add the podcast to Blubrry using the "Feed URL" you copied from Step 6 along w/ any other settings needed, then submit. No doubt there's many ways to set up a "Feed URL", I just couldn't find it w/o going through the "Category Podcasting" steps.

  • Morpheus636
    Posted at 00:25h, 16 September


  • Practice of the Practice
    Posted at 08:53h, 18 September

    I'll remember this for next time!

  • Alex Afandi
    Posted at 06:07h, 23 September

    you're brilliant

  • genesis7594
    Posted at 21:12h, 26 September

    Question I can hear a buzzing noise Is there anyway that I can get rid of that

  • Devon X Scott
    Posted at 04:12h, 28 September

    This video is amazing. I knew ZERO about podcasts and wanted to start mine…watched it once and my podcast is already up and submitted for review on iTunes. Thank you!!

  • Chris Gamble
    Posted at 04:53h, 29 September

    WordPress requires a Business account to use Blueberry:(

  • Curtis R
    Posted at 10:41h, 04 October

    Amazing video 🙌🏽

  • Alexis Waite
    Posted at 22:03h, 07 October

    Thank you! Super awesome video to empower us to start podcasting. You are GREAT!

  • Sandra Benton
    Posted at 16:17h, 08 October

    Thank you for the thorough explanation on "How To Start A Podcast." I am really excited to explore recording equipment, techniques, and the world of podcasting. You've given us some really great tips and a whole lot of inspiration!

  • Mickey Mouse
    Posted at 14:26h, 09 October

    Lavendaire, please help with me with this floor- hiss…and with good equipment: I have the Zoom H5 + Shure m58s and standard XLR cable patches for mic A and mic B. And just that setup has such a loud floor-hiss….why???? I thought the background would be very quiet, but it sounds like someone's frying chicken in the room next to me!! HELP. What settings will minimize this hiss?

  • Joe Masters
    Posted at 12:50h, 13 October

    Thank you!! WordPress, you say? 😉

  • tae shin
    Posted at 00:38h, 14 October

    good job. Thanks

  • Daneel Douglass
    Posted at 05:24h, 16 October

    Hi , I just started a podcast here on youtube with my friend, where our goals are to make everyone laugh ( . It has been three days and no one even watched what we put up. We spent some money on equipment and we dont want to see our dream of a podcast die. How can we get views to our podcast?


  • Chenese Bean
    Posted at 18:21h, 17 October

    Thank you for this! I use Squarespace. But how do I create the jingle-like intro that goes in front of each podcast? And what are your thought in adding a small “commercial break”. That way one can earn a small amount money by allowing other advertise.

  • Mike & Slot Stories
    Posted at 22:43h, 17 October

    I have the scarlet 212 package also Logic Pro 10

  • vegan fit mumma
    Posted at 10:39h, 19 October

    I have loads to talk about but really don't like my voice
    How an earth do I get over that x

  • Queen_island c
    Posted at 19:09h, 26 October

    do you…,! have a Podcast channel

    Posted at 20:56h, 26 October

    This was so helpful! Do you have a resource on how to edit the intro and music…do you do that directly in garageband? thanks so much! oxxo

  • Strong Bear
    Posted at 23:50h, 28 October

    Thanks very much for the helpful video. I will be using this method when I've recorded my first podcast. I have a question. When you said you published your podcast on your WordPress blog first before submitting to iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud, does that mean that it is fully live for people to listen to from your blog? If so, then will the only link on your blog site be the one you actually published there?

    I see some blogs that have a Soundcloud or iTunes plug-in or widget that is featured on their home page or in a blog post. But if you're hosting it on your WordPress blog in the first place, then why would you send it to iTunes or Soundcloud and then use the plug-ins for those to host it on your blog afterwards? It seems like it's adding in an extra step. I could understand if you hosted it on iTunes or Soundcloud in the first place and then pulled it from there to feature on your blog, but if you host it on your blog, send it to iTunes/Soundcloud and then use that to host on your blog again, that seems to be doing some kind of circular hosting. I'm not sure if that makes sense.

  • Legacy of Pretty
    Posted at 20:04h, 08 November

    This has been so very helpful. I love learning from young people!! You have helped this old lady out. Thanks.

  • StayEarthly
    Posted at 05:05h, 14 November

    I need help syncing audio and video

  • Summer K
    Posted at 17:54h, 14 November

    I love your channel! It has helped me as a woman and mother. Thank you so much for everything you've done to inspire all women! Mahalo!