This is a list of tried, true, and trusted resources for podcasters, businesses, and entrepreneurs that I’ve personally benefited from. No, it’s not everything; to get a complete education, I believe you need to purchase some home study courses or paid networks (some I recommend here). The problem is they can be expensive, more than you might be able to afford early in your career.

Books, on the other hand, only cost around $9.99. Podcasts and blogs are free. I’ve used every single one of these resources and stand fully behind them. Let’s jump in.

First, if you are here to start a podcast, download my free podcast startup guide HERE.

Recording Gear/Software:

Microphone, Headphones, and Pop Filter pack –

Microphone – Audio Technica ATR 2100

Microphone Pop Filter – Neewer NW(B-3)

Microphone stands – Gator Mic Stand  (I hate those scissor boom stands that clip to your desk. Get this one instead.)


Portable Recorder (includes remote and windscreen) – Zoom H6

Memory Card for Recorder – Sandisk SDHC 16gb

Recording/Editing software – Pre-Sonus Studio One

Call recorder for interviews – Zoom Pro ($15/month)

Cloud backup – Backblaze

External hard drive – Seagate portable

Podcasting Services:

Libsyn – Podcast hosting, use code “Danny” for a free month

Audio Jungle – royalty-free “podsafe” music for your podcast

Matt Cundill Voiceovers – radio-pro intros and voiceovers

Temi – Transcribe your episodes

Headliner – Audiograms for Instagram

Web/Email Marketing Resources:

Bluehost – best web hosting for WordPress sites, hands down.

Convert Kit – Email marketing (this link will get you their Complete Guide to Email Marketing)

Productivity Resources:

Sanebox – get to inbox zero

TextExpander – save time by automating things that you type regularly

Graphic Design:

Red Letter Design – Jason Clement

Haley Madison Design

Winking Fish – designed multiple logos for me

Rocket Juiced – designed my DO logo and several infographics


The 4-Hour Workweek – How to become an entrepreneur

The One Thing

The Big Leap

The 48 Laws of Power

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

The Four Agreements (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

Launch – A Guide to Selling Almost Anything

Book Yourself Solid

Profit First

The E-Myth Revisted

Zen and the Art of Mixing – How to deal with clients in the production world.

Marketing the Magic – Soup to nuts of inbound marketing



The Mike Kim Show

Creating Disney Magic with Lee Cockerell

Get Your Message Heard with Michael Hudson

The Joe Rogan Experience – expand your worldview

Hardcore History with Dan Carlin – OG podcaster, one of the highest quality shows in existence