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 via a dozen episodes on that platform we moved on to WebmasterRadio, the place we co-hosted the present for a yr or so.
At that time, I made a decision it might be good to host and personal the exhibits, so GeekCast.fm was began as a division of Affiliate Summit. We made it accessible 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 most recent is That is Affiliate Advertising, which I began in 2016 to interview individuals who have some form 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 an alternative, I’m going via their social media and ask them questions on themselves.
Anyhow, the way in which I’ve recorded, edited, and revealed podcasts have modified rather a lot 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 exploit…
Recording the Podcast
I exploit Ringr to document the podcasts – this platform permits my company to name in both from a cellphone or their pc. Ringr is a paid service they usually have a couple of ranges to select from – this has been essentially the most dependable software for recording that I’ve used over time, and when there’s a glitch they’ve a responsive help workforce.
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 modifying is completed with a free software program program known as Audacity. It’s a straightforward, intuitive program, and if in case you have any bother there are many movies on YouTube that will help you alongside the way in which.
In an effort to give my podcasts a extra skilled aptitude I needed to have an intro and outro accomplished by anyone else, so I went to Fiverr and acquired some high quality sound information for affordable to open and shut the podcast.
Internet hosting the Podcast
I discovered about Libsyn as a podcast internet hosting service years in the past at Social Media Advertising World, and I’ve been very pleased with 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 allows you to simply distribute to the primary podcasting apps and platforms.
Additionally, they supply code for a wide range of gamers so you may put your present up on a weblog publish, web site, and many others. They usually provide the choice of utilizing your personal area to level to a web page the place they’ve your entire podcast archives.
That’s it – it’s fairly simple to rise up and operating, after which all you want is unique content material and consistency to construct your podcast viewers.