How To Start a Podcast

How To Start a Podcast

How To Start a Podcast? In recent years, the idea of podcasting has taken an extreme boost. We have seen thousands of ordinary people becoming celebrities by podcasting. This has been possible just because of advanced internet technology. That time has gone, when expensive equipments were required to run your radio show.

Now individuals can have their own internet radio channels to spread their voices.

How To Start a Podcast?
In this post, I will explain how to start a podcast from scratch.

Setting A Host:
Most people set up their radio channels using the same server on which blog has been served. Well, if this is a share hosting. It won’t cost you a penny to start the podcast. But the problem comes when your podcast becomes popular. In that case, it will be difficult for server to handle the traffic. To avoid such situations, it is recommended to use separate hosting for the podcast. You can use following inexpensive alternatives for the podcast:

  • Libsyn
  • BluBrry
  • Amazon S3

Install the PowerPress:
If you are reading this text, it means you already have prepared few episodes of the podcast. Now the next step is adding episode into the blog post. The easiest way to do this is the installation of the PowerPress plugin in the WordPress. This plugin does the most of the work of adding episodes in the blog post. PowerPress can do the following things for you:

Adding the episodes
Multiple players
Adjustment of settings

Podcast Feed:
The next step is using Feedburner. With Feedburner, you can insert the podcast feed using the URL showing in PowerPress.

Without analytics, no one can ever monitor the improvement. To monitor the ranking and analytics, you can use free podcast analytics services of BluBrry.

Submit To iTunes:
Submission to iTunes will give a real boost to your ranking. But there are certain things you should keep in mind while submitting the podcast to iTunes. First of all, use 512 x 512 pixel image to set up for your podcast. Doing this step properly, will give your podcast chance to get featured. Next thing is creating an appealing podcast name and description plus summary. Once you are done with all details, click on Save. That’s it! You are done!

The final advice is that, keep creating episodes on regular interval. This will keep your subscriber tuned to your podcast!

If all the steps i mentioned above are too complicated for you, you can join Podcasters Paradise community for a live workshop. Podcasters Paradise is a podcasting community where you can learn how to create, grow, and monetize your podcast. Watch an into video about Podcasters Paradise below…

Grow your podcast audience


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