Last Updated on September 5, 2022 by Tracy Jackson
Do you want to start a podcast? Are you unsure of all the steps involved in starting a podcast?
In this “How to Publish a Podcast” article, I will talk about all the steps involved in starting and publishing a podcast.
Here’s what we’ll cover how you can:
- Record your first high-quality podcast episode
- Create an intro/ outro that you can use for all your podcast episodes
- Edit your podcast episodes and export them as MP3 files
- Choose the right podcast host (podcast hosting service)
- Optimize your podcast and publish it on podcast directories like Apple Podcasts
So, without taking much more of your time, let’s jump straight in!
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Table of Contents
How To Publish a Podcast
1. Record Your Podcast Audio
There are three ways you can record your podcast audio:
1. Directly on your phone
2. Use podcast equipment and podcast software to record with your computer
3. Convert existing YouTube videos into podcast episodes
Let’s take a look at these one-by-one:
Recording Podcast Media Files With Your Phone
The simplest and fastest way to record your podcast episodes is to do it with your smartphone.
Many podcasters do this, especially when recording podcast episodes outside or on the go.
To record a podcast episode on your phone, you will need:
1. Audio Recording App
There are many audio recording apps both for Android and iPhone (such as Anchor) that you can use to record your podcast episodes for free.
You can check out Anchor here.
Invest in a basic pair of headphones to hear yourself as you are recording your podcast episode.
The catch here is, though, that your podcast episode may not be of high quality when compared to one that is recorded using specialized equipment.
Recording Podcast Files With Your Computer
The most popular method for recording podcast episodes is through a computer. Many successful podcasters invest in specialized equipment and software to get their highest quality podcast files.
There are two main things you will need when recording a podcast episode with your computer:
1. Podcasting Equipment
There are a few pieces of equipment you need to invest in if you are serious about starting a podcast. When you’re just getting started, a beginner podcast equipment setup would suit you well.
A decent pair of podcasting headphones will help you while recording and also while editing your podcast episodes.
A podcast microphone will help you record your episodes with high clarity.
Other pieces of podcasting equipment you may need are listed in this blog post:
2. Podcasting Software
The next thing you will need to invest in for your podcast is a podcast hosting platform.
Here is a post that lists all the best podcast hosting software you can use for your podcast:
Converting YouTube Videos To Podcast Audio Files
The third way you can create a podcast episode is to convert your YouTube videos (if you already run a YouTube channel or are planning to start one) into audio files.
To convert a YouTube video into an audio file, you will need to first download the YouTube video to your computer.
Here’s a blog post that shows you different ways to do it:
A YouTube channel is a great way to gain new podcast listeners if you are starting a new podcast.
2. Create An Intro/ Outro For Your New Podcast
If you look at the most popular podcasts in your niche, you will find that they usually have a catchy intro and outro for each podcast episode.
If you want to create a successful podcast, you must make it memorable. Along with great content, a cleverly designed intro and outro will give your podcast audience something to recognize, keeping you in their memories for longer.