Hey there! Sort of a new member and I have a question. I don't know whether it's against the rules or not, but I'll ask anyway (if it is, sorry). So I want to do some podcasting to get better at constantly speaking and train for public speaking as well.
I got myself a mic, got a general idea of what I want to talk about, but all I need now is a place to post my podcasts.
Any tips? Are there any websites that are all about podcasting? What's a good place to find an audience? Any tips for a newbie?
I quickley did some checking out with google chrome. Here is one place for free that you can join up for.
Generally you can do a simple search to find free podcasting as for tips and trick. None that I can think of just keep it to the audience you want to podcast for would be the only thing that I can think of it would be very similar to like blogging.
answered Dec 02 '12 at 13:19
Specific Podcasting sites are great, but if you want to hit a large audience you can not do any better than YouTube. I've seen a lot of great podcasts on YouTube and obviously, the audience is there.
Another one is iTunes, though that one is a lot more involved than just uploading straight to YouTube.
Maybe consider uploading to a Podcasting Site, YouTube, and maybe even one or two other sites to maximize the amount of traffic you can get to your content.
As far as podcast hosting goes, there are free options but I believe "you get what you pay for". I have been paying for hosting for years and feel it is worth every penny out of my strained budget.
If you are looking for places to post your media files to, consider lisyn.com which is pay based on your monthly upload limit. The nice thing about libsyn is that they have no download limit or storage limit. I am not sure what the current pricing is but I have been using the service since about 2006 and think it is one of the better options. I am not sure if it is policy or in the TOS but they have not increased my monthly rate since the account creation and are excellent to work with in regards to support, as in you talk to a human on the phone.
If you are looking for free media file storage, get an Internet Archive account. It takes a bit of time to the archives actually post but I know many who are happy with it as a free solution.
As far as publishing your post, WordPress with the blubrry powerpress plugin would be my first choice. I am not sure if you can get that set up at wordpress.com or have to self host. The advantage of the Blubrry plug in is that it pretty much automates iTunes, stats and embedding the material. That and it is partially the work of Todd Cochrane who is about the best in knowledge on podcasting. The plugin is designed to meet the needs of the podcaster.
I rambled long enough, feel free to message me if you have more questions.
answered Dec 02 '12 at 21:37