How to Make Money Podcasting: Weekend Bootcamp with Courtney Kocak

A two-day intensive focused on the business side of podcasting with an award-winning producer, writer, and host

Runs Sat., Sept. 11 & Sun., Sept. 12, 2021, from 1–3pm ET

So you built a podcast with a decent audience but you’re struggling to monetize it and your listenership is stalling. Or maybe you’re about to launch a show and wondering how to make the most of it. Or perhaps you’re a badass producer with sharp storytelling skills but can’t figure out how to land a professional gig in this flourishing field.

If you “feel seen” by any of the above then our weekend bootcamp is for you!

This exclusive and intensive workshop with award-winning podcaster Courtney Kocak was designed for anyone with an existing or developing podcast. Jam-packed with group exercises, lectures, Q&A, and self-directed homework to execute the main concepts, Courtney will focus on the business side of podcasting to help you grow your audience, monetize your show, and take your skills pro.

Register for $125 CAD (~$100 USD)

UPGRADE! For an additional $125 CAD, podcasters looking for more one-on-one guidance can get personalized feedback from Courtney, which includes a review of your marketing and launch plans, a 30-minute virtual meeting, and a written report to help take your show to the next level.


This bootcamp is intended for people who have a show in progress, are gearing up to launch a podcast, and/or want to take their existing audio skills pro.

Sat., Sept. 11 & Sun., Sept. 12, 2021 @ 1–3pm ET
  • DAY 1 (Saturday): Marketing and growing your audience
  • DAY 2 (Sunday): Monetization and sponsorships
  • POST-BOOTCAMP (for students who’ve purchased an upgrade): After you submit your homework and show info as instructed, Courtney will review it and arrange a 30-minute 1:1 virtual call, then provide you with a page of written feedback and suggestions.

This course was an excellent help in brainstorming and thinking through the marketing side of podcasting, from developing a trailer to how to present your project to the public.

—Lisa Pruden, student of Courtney’s 7-week Podcasting Course

Pandemic University is committed to offering a fulfilling and inclusive education. Classes are held via Zoom with Closed Captioning features enabled through auto-transcription technology. A teaching assistant will be present to correct transcription mistakes and assist in other ways. The course includes workshops and class discussions, thus students are required to participate through audio; accommodations can be made for people with speaking or other disabilities if they inform us ahead of schedule. Video is encouraged of all students in order to optimize everyone’s virtual classroom experience.


This bootcamp is intended for current audio storytellers looking to take their podcast strategy to the next level. If you already have a show in progress, are gearing up to launch your podcast, and/or want to take your existing audio skills pro, this is the class for you.

You’re expected to be present and intellectually curious during class time. In addition to attending each class, you are expected to be available across all dates. The course is intended for live participation, however, if you can’t be present for the entirety of a class, a recording will be provided for 30 days after the bootcamp, after which it will be deleted.


After checkout, you’ll receive a receipt with a link to download your syllabus, which will include Zoom passcodes, pre-class homework, and additional course information. You will also receive an emailed reminder a few days before your first class.


Space is limited to 25 students. Anyone wishing to cancel their registration has until Sept. 3, 2021 to receive a guaranteed refund (minus 2.9% e-commerce service fee charge). If you cancel after Sept. 3rd but before Sept. 11th, we will only offer a refund if and after your vacated spot is filled, unless the course doesn’t sell out, in which case you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). No refunds whatsoever will be offered after the course begins on Sept. 11th. Violations of the Code of Conduct may also result in your removal from the course without compensation.


Although PanU is technically a fake university, we’re committed to high standards of artistic integrity, quality education, and maintaining a safe virtual environment for students. Abusive behavior toward classmates or instructors will not be tolerated at any point during the course, including in private messages, and will result in expulsion without refund.

Other violations that could have you expelled from this course include: refusing to participate in group workshops; plagiarism and misrepresentation of others’ ideas as your own; sharing recordings of classes; sharing classmates’ work without their consent; and racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia either in your notes feedback to classmates or in your written work.

The final say on whether or not you continue in class belongs to the instructor alone. If you have any questions, email

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