The TRUTH About Video Podcasting – Watch Before You Start a Video Podcast

Video podcasting is hot right now, but before you learn how to start your video podcast as a beginner, please watch this video to cover some info you can use to make sure you don't waste your time, or money.

Video podcasts aren't for everyone, but when done right, they can add a lot of value to your brand and help you build your audience much faster.

0:00 Introduction
1:23 A Quick History of Video Podcasts
2:45 Why YouTube and Podcasts are Great Together
4:07 Benefits and Warnings About Video Podcasts
5:47 Turning Audio Podcasts into Great Videos
6:19 Turning Video in Audio Podcasts
7:16 The Micro-clip Strategy

The #1 Podcasting Tutorial on YouTube: (you can use this to get your audio setup correct, and just add video on top of that)

Sony ZV-1: (this is the camera I use more than anything nowadays to keep things simple, compact and lightweight. This is great for video podcasting).

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    33 Responses to The TRUTH About Video Podcasting – Watch Before You Start a Video Podcast

    1. dajok October 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

      Great Topic. I’m excited to watch it.

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        Hope you like it!

    2. Wealthbuilderz TV October 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks for the tips. I appreciate them.

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        You bet!

    3. str8Kim October 21, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

      I think I am going to use that snippet tip instead of posting the entire episode…thx!!

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        Awesome – that sounds like a good plan!

    4. The American Prince Charles III October 21, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

      Amazing advice on information with this growing trend, Pat. Bravo-Zulu!

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

        Thanks so much!

    5. Kim Wende October 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

      So if you’re still pretty new to doing Podcasts it sounds like you’d be better off just doing the Podcast by itself.

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm #


    6. Soul Guru October 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

      What’s your favorite program for editing audio video to upload to YouTube for podcasts?

      I’ve been trying to use iMovie but it’s awful

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

        Screenflow is simple and easy to use, absolutely love it for editing, even if I’m not recording what’s on the screen.

      • Soul Guru October 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm #

        @Pat Flynn turtorial on how to make mini clips would be amazzzzzzingly helpful!

    7. Tabitha Nagy October 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm #

      Thanks for the tipps! I started my podcast last month where i am interviewing young artists. Its called artistscurrent and available on spotify and a few more Plattforms 🙂 (working on getting it up to apple podcasts)
      I am tginking about getting a zoom recorder for my audio since u can use it in multiple ways apparently as a usb microphone for the computer as well! What are your experiences and/or thoughts on the zoom audio recorders?

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

        Zoom Audio recorders are great. I have both the H4 and the H6 and you can use them as an interface AND a backup at the same time, which is cool. You’ll need an XLR connected mic, and also know it’s another part of the process to worry about and make sure is set correctly, but you shouldn’t have to fiddle with it a ton if that’s going to be your primary setup.

      • Tabitha Nagy October 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

        @Pat Flynn  @Pat Flynn  thanks for the information 🙂 sounds good! I will check out some xlr mics now 🙂 I m part of the ‘started-with-whatever-was-at-hand’ team and want to take the next step in getting some decent audio gear now 🙂 and your videos are super helpful all around! 🙂

    8. Art Johnson October 21, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

      Just getting ready to launch a Podcast. You answered a lot of questions about how to leverage a Podcast into video. THANKS.

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

        Great! Glad to hear!

    9. Mark Savant Media October 21, 2020 at 4:29 pm #

      This is exactly what I’ve been doing and it’s been powerful in gaining new followers. I’ve been posting full length videos, but ive been considering setting up a second channel for “clips”.

      Great advice Pat!

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

        Thanks Mark, you’ve done a wonderful job with your podcast and how you’ve repurposed everything!

    10. Triple Gap October 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

      “Derpy Derp” Anyone else catch this easter egg? Pat, you are great. Thank you for this video.

    11. K MENA October 21, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

      How about if I want to go live first? Then….keep the entire broadcast loaded on YouTube, and take out snippets for shorter specific videos? Also, load the full episode plus the snippets on a podcast? Thank you!!!!! Kathleen

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

        Thanks for bringing this up! The issue with going live first is that for both the reply viewer, and the replay listener, any interaction with the live audience can potentially make them feel left out. As you know, proper engagement in lives often feel casual and are cool when it’s in real-time, but in a replay, it’s not as engaging. That’s not to say this cannot be done, or parts of the live stream can’t be taken out and used (I highly recommend that by the way), but for a full episode, it’s going to be tough to optimize for all three (live, video recording, and audio podcast).

      • K MENA October 21, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

        @Pat Flynn Thanks! Separating parts of it out is key it seems…such as interviews or people calling in.

    12. Paul Jamison October 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

      Great insights! Thanks, Green Industry Podcast

    13. Nolan Ray October 21, 2020 at 5:56 pm #

      Thanks for the advice. My cousin and I recently started a podcast this season ” The Fantasy Football Bandwagon” This video helped change my mind about just uploading the boring video. I will take this advice and apply it to my next podcast. Thanks very much. Also how do you feel about just using the record feature on Zoom? It records the audio and video but Is there a better way to do this over a video call?

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

        Zoom will work and is “good enough” for a shorter video uploaded to YouTube, but if you have a co host instead of a guest, you could both record on your camera too for better resolution.

    14. Spanish and Go October 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm #

      Hey Pat! Loved the tips. This definitely gets us thinking about how to better utilize our podcast for YouTube. We’ve thought about creating a separate channel for the podcast (Learn Spanish and Go), but sharing some video clips with select guests might be the better option on our main channel. Cheers! -Jim

      • Pat Flynn October 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

        A separate channel could work for the full version. Thomas Frank does this for his main show, it won’t hurt but it’s an additional channel to pay attention to and manage which could add up to more time that could potentially be spent elsewhere.

      • Spanish and Go October 21, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

        @Pat Flynn Thanks for the reply! I dig Thomas’s work. I’ll have to check out his podcast channel for inspiration.

    15. Joe Miller October 21, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

      Good stuff! I’m going to cut up my long form interviews to better target on YouTube. Thanks Pat. Podcast = Titans of Transition

    16. Brittany White October 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

      Awesome tips per usual Pat! I look forward to attending your podcast webinar tomorrow.

      Brittany Davis
      Freedom Focus Podcast

    17. Rich Varney October 21, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

      Great video Pat . Perfect timing for perfect advice. My podcast is all about living and buying real estate in Mexico
      The Rich Varney show cheers Rich

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