Hi and welcome back to Start A Podcast Fast, the streak where I help you get your podcast really quickly. I’m Ryan McLane from podcastfast.com. In this lesson you’re going to learn how to set up your podcast with SoundCloud. SoundCloud is by far my# 1 recommended media legion for anyone who is doing podcasting. There is another service announced Libsyn which I have used in the past and I really want to depict you why I recommend SoundCloud over Libsyn. The first thing is the price. SoundCloud crushes Libsyn in matters of cost. SoundCloud is $15 per month for endless storage and Libsyn is $75 per month for gig of new storage every single month. So that is the top tier chronicle. You can see the big cost inequality there. The second reason is that SoundCloud holds you access to an existing audience. SoundCloud has their own audience and you can get more goals, more listeners and everything like that being on SoundCloud is comparable to Libsyn which mostly has no audience at all.
The other intellect is that SoundCloud has only one awesome musician which you can use on your website and all the options for players that Libsyn have are actually pretty shitty. Lastly, Libsyn does win out in the area of statistics. They do have better statistics than SoundCloud. Nonetheless, I would rather get access to an existing audience and be able to reach more parties than have more visibility on that audience. SoundCloud still has pretty good statistics and they’re good enough for me. You might invite, “Why do I need to even get an chronicle with SoundCloud or Libsyn? Why don’t I really host it on my own website and upload it to my own website? ” The intellect is media hosting is completely expensive. If your podcast is going to be successful there’re going to be a lot of parties downloading your folders and as the folders are pretty big this will abruptly chew up your server and it’ll be extremely expensive.
Therefore by going with someone who is dedicated, so by going with either SoundCloud or becoming with Libsyn you’re going to save a lot of money. Now let me depict you how to set up your podcast with SoundCloud. First go to soundcloud.com. In the top helping hand area sounds the signaling up button, enter your details and sound signaling up and then you need to choose a consumer appoint for your podcasts. I suggest that you choose your label, like podcastfast for me or you choose the appoint of your podcast like “start a podcast”. Penetrate your appointment of birth and then sound get begins with SoundCloud. Before you can do anything else you need to go into your email and you need to find this email from SoundCloud that alleges “please confirm your email address”. Open that email and then click on this “confirms my email address” button. Before we can get a podcasting chronicle with SoundCloud you first need to have an existing podcast.
This means you need to have a SoundCloud profile and have uploaded at the least one full podcast chapter or you need to have an supported podcast which is uploaded somewhere. For us, we’re going to use this one – I have a SoundCloud profile and I have uploaded at least one chapter. Let’s go back into SoundCloud and at the top right we can see this upload button. We then need to choose a register to upload. We go ahead and find our first chapter and we sounds open. That will now begin uploading. We can also elect an epitome at this stage and we can upload our podcast epitome and then click close. We can see at the top that this is now uploading. We then include a description and sound save. Now that our first chapter is uploaded we need to apply for the SoundCloud podcasting beta program. To apply for this simply get into Google and sort SoundCloud podcasting and hit enter. You will see the first outcome which is this one: SoundCloud for podcasters, so click on that. And you can see a tie-in here “you can apply to be accepted into our podcasting beta program” here.
So click on that. Alternatively you can also just go to www.podcastfast.com/ beta so that they are redirected to this application species. Rather than going through all those steps just go to www.podcastfast.com/ beta. We now need to go ahead and fill out this species so select the first option( I have a SoundCloud profile and I have uploaded at least one full chapter) and then sound Continue. We now need to put into our SoundCloud profile URL. To ensure you don’t make any mistakes go back into SoundCloud and at the top click on the appoint of your podcast and then sound Profile and then simply followed the URL up at the top and go back into this form and then adhesive in that URL.
You then talk about the primary theme of your podcast, so for me it’s business. After that you need to tell them a little bit about your podcast. I would spend some time attaining sure that this constitutes appreciation and is very convincing. We really then leave the last alternative because that’s if you have a podcast somewhere else. You then hit the continue button. That will bring up this confirmation page so you really need to tick all of the checkboxes to say that mostly you’re not smashing any laws and this treats SoundCloud in case you do use copyrighter information. After that you are only hit the submit button. We can now see that the application has been received and it may take a few eras – three to five business eras to be precise for your application to be approved. I have never heard of anyone who hasn’t been approved for this program so I wouldn’t emphasize out about it at all.
If “you think youre” stressing out about it then I would recommend going back into your SoundCloud chronicle and uploading a duet more episodes really to be safe. But for the record I didn’t do this and I got accepted. Once you get accepted and for me it made really two business eras you’ll get this email address replying “welcome to the SoundCloud podcasting beta program.” If you open that you’ll see that good story – your SoundCloud RSS feed has been allowed and it has some details of your feed there. If you go back into SoundCloud you can also check that your RSS feed is there by clicking on the cog in the top helping hand area and then scrolling down and clicking the installs button which is just above logout and you’ll now participate an RSS feed in your chronicle which means your podcast is now active.
If you did want to avoid the hassle and the extra expenditure of going your own websites you can actually use this RSS feed and syndicate your podcast out to iTunes and Stitcher Radio without an internet site. Before “youre supposed to” do that you would need to go to this extra invoice up here which will open up this page where you can lay in some details which are important for submitting your podcast to iTunes. Nonetheless I don’t actually recommend this because you are giving up a portion of govern over your podcast, mainly the order of your podcast chapter, which you can easily revise if you have your own website as well as some other features and SEO features to assist you rank better in iTunes. Nonetheless, if you do want to go ahead and submit this to iTunes and you don’t want to learn how to create a website for your podcast which is what I’m going to be teaching in the next assignment you can bounce forward to the lesson about how to submit your podcast to iTunes and Stitcher Radio which is actually the last lesson in this series.
If you actually wanted to set up your podcast abusing Libsyn instead of SoundCloud I do have a seminar on how to do that and you can get that at www.podcastfast.com/ libsyn. I too have some advanced lessons on how to podcast abusing SoundCloud. I picture you a few more of the features inside SoundCloud and how you can offset the most your podcasting abusing SoundCloud. This is available to you absolutely free. Disappear to www.podcastfast.com/ gloom to get access to that. That completes this lesson on How To Setup Your Podcast With SoundCloud. In the next assignment I’m going to talk you through how you can create a website for your podcast which is what I recommend. Nonetheless, if you did want to go ahead and use this RSS feed and you didn’t want your own website then you can bounce forward to how to submit your podcast to Itunes and Stitcher Radio.
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