In today’s Episode we discuss the online requirements for you to start a basic podcast. Last week we were talking about offline tools you would need to record podcasts episodes.
To record a podcast you would need :
After you have recorded and produced your audio file, you will need to upload and make it available on the internet .
A website is a home for your podcast. This is the address where people will come visit and hangout. They will find show-notes, affiliate links and much more. It is advisable that you always send traffic to your website first before you send them anywhere else.
Some people are able to host their audio files on WordPress. Since I am on a WordPress plan that limits the amount of stuff I can upload, I host my audio file at Archive.org. There are many other paid solutions out there if you are careful to check. After I have uploaded my podcast’s audio file, I take the link and place it on the show notes so that it can be accessed by my audience.
This may be a bit technical. You will need to submit your podcast to podcasting platforms like Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and many more. To do this you will need to have an RSS feed for your podcast. This will update these platforms every time you publish an episode on your websites.