I began podcasting in 2006 with a present known as Affiliate Factor that was co-hosted by Lisa Picarille.
We began out on a service known as BlogTalkRadio, and the primary episode was an interview with Lily Shen, who was then the senior supervisor of eBay’s U.S. Affiliate Program.
After we stumbled by a dozen episodes on that platform we moved on to WebmasterRadio, the place we co-hosted the present for a 12 months or so.
At that time, I made a decision it might be good to host and personal the reveals, so GeekCast.fm was began as a division of Affiliate Summit. We made it obtainable as a spot for any enterprise podcast to get free internet hosting and promotion. Affiliate Factor went on for a bunch of years there.
Since then I’ve hosted a handful of podcasts solo, and the newest is That is Affiliate Advertising, which I began in 2016 to interview individuals who have some type of tie to affiliate internet marketing. However I didn’t wish to interview them about affiliate internet marketing, as a result of these podcasts are boring to me at this level. As a substitute, I am going by their social media and ask them questions on themselves.
Anyhow, the way in which I’ve recorded, edited, and printed podcasts have modified lots over time, and I figured I’d share what I’m utilizing at the moment for anyone trying to begin their very own podcast.
So right here’s what I take advantage of…
Recording the Podcast
I take advantage of Ringr to file the podcasts – this platform permits my visitors to name in both from a telephone or their laptop. Ringr is a paid service and so they have a number of ranges to select from – this has been probably the most dependable device for recording that I’ve used through the years, and when there’s a glitch they’ve a responsive help group.
So far as the microphone, I’ve the Logitech Stereo Headset H110, which is lower than $15 on Amazon and I’ve used the identical one with none points for over 5 years.
Modifying the Podcast
My podcast enhancing is completed with a free software program program known as Audacity. It’s a simple, intuitive program, and when you’ve got any hassle there are many movies on YouTube that will help you alongside the way in which.
To be able to give my podcasts a extra skilled aptitude I wished to have an intro and outro completed by someone else, so I went to Fiverr and received some high quality sound recordsdata for affordable to open and shut the podcast.
Internet hosting the Podcast
I realized about Libsyn as a podcast internet hosting service years in the past at Social Media Advertising World, and I’ve been very proud of the service. They’ve packages beginning at $5/month and along with the internet hosting you additionally get stats in your podcasts, and the service lets you simply distribute to the principle podcasting apps and platforms.
Additionally, they supply code for a wide range of gamers so you may put your present up on a weblog put up, web site, and so forth. And so they supply the choice of utilizing your personal area to level to a web page the place they’ve your whole podcast archives.
That’s it – it’s fairly straightforward to rise up and working, after which all you want is unique content material and consistency to construct your podcast viewers.