Okay, you’ve done the hardest part. The cold plunge is always the toughest, and you’ve taken it. However, what comes next is equally difficult. The overwhelming majority of podcasts do not become successful overnight. Like anything in life, success in podcasting comes with time, patience, and commitment. With that said, here are three keys to … Read more 3 Rules of Podcasting
Below are the top seven podcast directories, listed in order of importance. On all of these places, it’s free to get listed. The steps to submit your podcast are pretty self-explanatory. Just make sure you have basic details such as your RSS Feed, the purpose statement of your podcast, and your e-mail address handy.
While having your podcast on iTunes and Google Play is great, you want to have a place on the internet where you have complete control over how your podcast is presented. While your podcast host will provide a page for your podcast, it is a good idea to have a website or blog for your … Read more Promoting Your Podcast — Your Podcast Website
While Apple has a much longer history as a marketplace for podcasts and while most mobile podcast listening is done on Apple devices and via Apple-created programs, the Google-backed Android platform is used by a larger number of people. According to stats by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple devices are used by 29% of mobile users in the U.S., … Read more Publishing Your Podcast — Getting On Google Play
Apple iTunes is the biggest marketplace for podcasts. The virtual media library launched in January 2001 as a music download service tied to the popular iPod device. However, it soon grew to include movies, TV shows, e-books, audiobooks, and of course, apps. Hundreds of thousands of podcasts are also published in iTunes. iTunes has so … Read more Publishing Your Podcast — Getting On iTunes and Apple Podcasts
Once you select and sign up for a podcast host, it’s time to publish your first episode. You will do this by uploading the MP3 file you exported earlier. Log in to your podcast hosting account and click the button to create/submit/upload a new episode. (Each host has a different interface, but they all follow … Read more Publishing Your Podcast — Uploading and Publishing
So, you have a shiny new MP3 file sitting on your computer—a completed podcast—your first episode. What do you do with it? You publish it. Publishing your podcast is the process of making it available via the internet so that listeners can find it and listen to it. The first thing you need is a … Read more Publishing Your Podcast — Podcast Hosts
The final step you need to take in the recording phase of your first episode is exporting. Exporting is simply converting your raw recording into an audio file format that listeners can easily download and listen to. By far, the most popular audio file format on the internet is mp3. It is the standard form … Read more Your First Episode: After Recording — Exporting
Now that your first episode is recorded, there are a couple of things you have to deal with before it is ready to present to the world. Editing While recording, it’s natural to make mistakes — stuttering, stammering, clearing your throat, or saying something you didn’t intend to say. Often, these mistakes are small enough … Read more Your First Episode: After Recording — Editing Your Podcast
With your hardware and software in place, you’re almost ready to actually hit the record button. First, you need to secure a quiet place where you can record undisturbed. Ideally, This place should not have a window facing a busy street This place should not be a room that is heavily trafficked. You may want … Read more Your First Episode: Ready, Set, Record!