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Tubebuddy is a must-have app for anyone who is serious about growing a successful YouTube channel.
It has hundreds of features to save video creators a huge amount of time by automating repetitive tasks and generally to make their lives easier.
My two favorites are
- Video SEO, which allows me to identify the best keywords and tags for my videos. (Pick those with high search volume and low competition!)
- Channelytics, which allows me to analyze the performance of all of my own videos as well as spy on other people’s channels to identify great content ideas and new opportunities for collaborations.
Naming your business
To quickly find a good name for your business, take advantage of the numerous company and domain name generators. Your name should short and memorable and avoid possible spelling mistakes. Here are some good company and domain name generators that you can try:
- Shopify Business Name Generator
- Name Mesh
- Name Station
- Lean Domain Search
- Bust a Name
- I Want My Name
- Domains Bot
- Cool Name Ideas
- Domain Puzzler
- Instant Domain Search
I used Namecheap to purchase all of my domains. They offer a free Whois Guard service for all domain name registrations to protect your postal address.
It’s free and there is an entire ecosystem of themes and extension that allow you to create a completely bespoke website for your podcast with minimal effort.
I use Themeforest for all of my WordPress themes. They offer premium WordPress themes that allow you to turn a boring looking WordPress installation into a stunning looking website.
Your podcast episodes need a place to stay as well. You can follow a DIY approach and host your episodes on your own WordPress website with a free plugin such as
The following plugins require a paid subscription to work
Or use a specialized service with additional functionality from the following list. Free plans with limited functionality available
Premium paid services
Theme song & intro for your podcast
If you want to grow your podcast quickly you should repurpose all of your content. For example, you could turn an audio file from your podcast, convert it into a video and upload it on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Or you could convert all of your Facebook Live videos into audio files and add them to your podcast feed. Or you could automatically upload your Facebook Live videos on your YouTube channel. I use a software called Repurpose to do this on autopilot. I am going to show you more about my entire workflow in my next article.
I use the Blue Yeti Microphone microphone. It comes with four different recording modes cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.
- The cardioid mode allows you to only record sound from the front and eliminate any noise from the background and sides.
- The bidirectional setting is ideal for interviews, it simultaneously records front and back and blocks out sound from the sides.
- Omnidirectional records 360 degrees of sounds, this is the ideal setting for recording a conference table.
- Last but not least we have a stereo setting, this feature is most useful to musicians but could also be used for a certain style of interviews.
The Blue Yeti has a gain control setting that allows you to adjust its sensitivity. For best audio quality you should set the gain to the lowest setting and bring the microphone close to you, this way you can eliminate most background noises for crystal clear sound.
You might not notice this in real life, but certain sounds in our language produce different amounts of air pressure. This is most notably in P-sounds. Hold your hand in front of your mouth and make a loud P. You’ll instantly feel the air moving. This sudden movement of air will cause Pop or click sounds in your audio recording. This can easily be avoided by using a Pop Filter. These have a very fine cloth net that will break the sudden burst of airflow caused by P sounds and eliminate these Pop sounds. They are fairly inexpensive and have a huge impact on your recording quality.
A boom arm is a very convenient tool to place your microphone in the optimal spatial position and works best in combination with a shock mount.
A shock mount can be combined with a boom arm. It acts as a bridge between the microphone and the boom arm and removes any form of vibration or shock from your recording. Without a shock mount, you might attach your microphone to your boom arm and your boom arm to your desk. If you placed your arm on the table you would cause a shockwave that would travel through the desk plate into the boom arm and finally into the microphone where it would affect your recording.
A sound shield is very useful if to block out any interferences in your recordings by background noises and echoes. You would place it behind your microphone and any sound waves that travel around your microphone are “eaten up” by the sound shield, so they can’t bound around the walls of your room to hit your microphone as an echo from a different angle.