Finding your 1st paying client is hard.
Getting your 2nd client is a little easier.
Editing can provide extra income if you have the time to spare – and it’s a good use of your talents!
But what happens when you try to add a 3rd client?
Does family time get put aside? Does your day-job suffer?
When did your fun hobby turn into just another part-time job???
Anybody can edit a podcast.
…but editing it WELL takes practice and skill.
Editing EFFICIENTLY takes knowledge and tools.
Scaling it to big enough to be a SIGNIFICANT INCOME takes processes, systems, and wisdom.
Podcast Editor Academy is perfect for:
Go beyond the basics with advanced tips from a dozen different DAWs taught by the experts that use them regularly.
Regularly scheduled live calls with one or both of us to answer all your burning questions!
Templates you can copy/paste to take you through various stages of prospecting to client management.
Replays to ALL our past events as well as live access to our upcoming events.
Exclusive deep discounts on popular podcast editing resources from companies around the globe.
Business Models, Use Cases, Advice from experts on Bookkeeping, Taxes, Contracts, Legal and more!
Progress driven client growth roadmaps designed to guide you from your 1st client to as far as you want to grow.
Be the first to get notified of new Editing Jobs from podcasters looking for Audio Artisans like you!
Our connections to conference organizers & influencers create additional opportunities only Academy members receive.
“I’ve been a member of the Podcast Editor Club on Facebook for a few years now, and I’ve gotten a wealth of information out of it. It was a no-brainer to join the Podcast Editors Academy when they launched. So far, the most valuable aspect has been the on–demand tutorials. As a solopreneur, I often can’t watch these events in real-time – but I’ve been able to go through the archive of presentations to greatly expand my knowledge of the craft. The Academy has been a great, great resource.”
“I just finished the Podcast Editor Business Model course in the Podcast Editor Academy! It was sooo good! Now I have a few things to think about and implement. It’s a great course & I’m so happy to be a member of the Podcast Editor’s Academy, it really is proving to be a great resource. Thank you!”
Chief Editor Officer
Hi, I’m Steve. I’ve been editing podcasts since 2010, and professionally for my peers since January 2016.
A year later, I launched the Podcast Editors Club on Facebook, which has grown to over 8,500 members.
I didn’t get here alone. Mark Deal helped me run the very first conference for podcast editors, the Podcast Editors Conference in Orlando – and many other virtual summits and live streams since then.
Between the Podcast Editors Club, Conference, Academy, and editing over 100 podcast episodes every month for my clients, you could say I have some experience with editing podcasts and how to actually run a small business just like yours.
Now, with the Podcast Editor Academy, you get to learn from the same inner circle of professionals the rest of us rely on!
Mark is a reformed engineer, graduate level data scientist, and former corporate global marketing leader – that has evolved into a conversational architect.
He founded Podcast Atlanta in 2016 which has become the world’s fastest-growing local podcast group boasting nearly 1300 members. He’s a local leader and nationally recognized expert on the subject of Podcasting having hosted or spoke at over 50 events across the U.S. and organized the first Podcast Editors Conference in Orlando on March 6th, 2020 (yelp.. w week before that thing).
His personal podcasting journey started back in 2013 and now see’s himself as a ‘Podcast Director’ while working with hosts, co-hosts, and guests for multi-national law firms as well as companies headquartered in Atlanta.
Mark also shows people how to take their podcast guest appearances from boring to soaring with measurable impact through Podcast Guest Academy.
The Other Guy
The Podcast Editor Academy is the one place where you can get help, learn from other editors, and draw upon the business experience from those who are already successful.
Where do you get your training to be a podcast editor? YouTube videos?
Many of those are old or not relevant to the way you edit.
Where do you get your questions answered?
Most Facebook groups and Reddit forums are filled with podcasters.
You might be a podcaster yourself, but that’s not the hat you’re wearing when you start asking about compression & LUFS.
The Podcast Editor Academy is the one place where you get help, learn from other editors, and draw upon the business experience from those who are already successful.
We are the hub for everything a growing Podcast Editor will need to get started, keep going, and continue succeeding to greater heights.
“Steve shares new editing jobs when they come in. I expressed my interest with a quick email and a few days later – I got the gig! The work I did from that gig alone was more than the yearly membership for the Academy. Much more! There are so many opportunities for professional development, networking and business tips in the Podcast Editor Academy – I highly recommend joining.”
“The Academy is one of my best resources as a podcast editor & engineer. I use it as a tool for something I want to learn or need to brush up on. For anyone who’s considering joining the Podcast Editor’s Academy there are several reason’s why you should: 1. Your Business – if you’re serious about growing your business as an editor, the Academy provides you with opportunities and resources to do just that. 2. Education – use the academy to learn a new skill, get a better grasp of the tax and legal side of the business, templates, or refine your current skills. I’m grateful to Mark and Steve for providing content, materials and discount that are actually useful for day to day operations.”
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Depending on where you live, it may involve forming an entity, such as a LLC, S corp, or C corp.
Working as a DBA (Doing Business As) can work for a while, but there may come a time when it would benefit your finances to start an entity.
The Podcast Editor Academy Business Model course can help you decide which is best for you.
The Podcast Editor Academy includes dozens of audio and video editing demonstrations.
Learning one new tool could help you save hours or make your end product better. Or see how other DAWs work.
With all the features included in your preferred editing program, have you figured out how to use them best?
Your membership includes two hours of private coaching with Steve Stewart.
By the time you have completed the second hour of coaching, you’ll know where you need to be.
Congratulations! You have a couple clients.
In the Podcast Editor Academy, you’ll know what to charge and how to get it.
How much you willing to work for success?
We give you all the resources to take shortcuts to success – but you got to do the work to make your business a success.
Spend 1 hour a week in Podcast Editor Academy and you’ll have grown your business – and improved your skills – in this ever-growing industry.
“I used to travel a lot for work, living out of hotel rooms and eating in strange places.
One of the greatest benefits of becoming a Podcast Editor has been working at home…and on my own schedule!
My wife and I are much happier now than we’ve ever been. We are able to live off my income and take trips when we want to – not when the boss says it’s okay or there’s a holiday.
I never thought editing podcasts could actually be a career. But here we are!”Steve Stewart
Earn money while providing excellent services to the growing podcast industry
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If you are unhappy with your membership for any reason, just let us know within 30 days of signup and we’ll happily give you a full refund.
“The events put on by Mark Deal and Steve Stewart are a world-class experience for those who run podcast production businesses and those looking to get involved. As someone who as been in the space for a while, I’ve been genuinely impressed by how much I still learn. Can’t wait for future Podcast Editors Events.”
“I used the customer sales scripts from the Podcast Editor Academy and they worked like a charm! Thank you so much!”
I used to spend hours surfing outdated tutorials on YouTube and buying courses that taught me only one thing.
Fortunately, I drew upon the business knowledge I gathered from three decades of running my own independent small business.
Instead of wasting precious time looking for answers, spend less than $10 a week and get the help you need from the Podcast Editor Academy.
Your membership in the Podcast Editor Academy gives you:
Frequently Answered Questions
If you want to make money editing podcasts or managing shows for others – then this Academy is perfect resource for you and your podcast service based business.
Whether you are just starting out part-time or want to make this your full-time career, the PEA provides resources for all aspects of learning business skills AND improving your editing skills.
That’s hard to say – because we are always adding new content to the site. Within the last 3-months we have added dozens videos and a few roadmaps. That being said, we have built and maintained PEA to be your go to resource when you need it.
Thought it might be tough decision to leave us, the mechanics are pretty easy. You can manage your own account, including payment options and cancellations within your membership.
You bet! We actually have THREE mechanisms for questions and feedback.
Of course! The PEA has recorded demonstrations from people who have mastered using Audition, Pro Tools, Hindenburg, Reaper, Audacity, and other popular DAWs. We even have videos where you can learn how to edit video podcasts!
This is THE place to learn how to make a profit from editing podcasts. We have videos that talk about branding and marketing and raising rates and hiring the right clients and additional revenue streams. Plus we have professionals that cover everything from forming LLCs to writing contracts to income taxes. Where else are you going to get all that?
We are fully responsive which means any internet ready smartphone, tablet, laptop or modern computer will work just fine! You can even save your progress and pickup later from another device!
Sure do. We offer a 100% money back guarantee during the first 30 days of your membership. That’s an entire month to try it with zero risk! If you are not completely satisfied just drop us an email and we will refund your order. See our T&Cs for more details.