This post was most recently updated on December 8th, 2020
To apprise today here we tell you- How to Start Podcast for Free with a Step-by-Step Guide & tell you What is a Podcast? How to Create a Podcast, How Podcasting is different from YouTube & How you can Earn from a Podcast over just your Voice including How to Promote your Podcast to increase listeners & grow the audience.
Remember Podcast is so easy to start you can do it in 4x4Room.
People think being a YouTuber is the only thing they can do to become famous on the Internet & to Earn Online but Podcasting is something that people don’t consider much in India or International still in USA/America it’s very common & popular.
So basically What is Podcast and What you consider by the name “Podcasting”?
A podcast is an episode or series of digital audio files that a user can listen online or offline, you can consider it as making a YouTube Video without showing anything but just your Voice.
It’s like telling stories like our Grandma or Mother to use to tell us at Bedtime, like that if you are creative enough to tell some interesting stories in voice format or any information which people like to listen over their devices while driving, eating, break time, sleep time, etc. then (You can be a PODCASTER).
HOW TO START A Free PODCAST?
Podcasting is one of the easiest things to start and to start a podcast you don’t need any professional setup or technical knowledge, all you need is a space where you can record your Voice with least disturbance (means try there’s no disturbance & you can feel what you telling in a flow without breaks or cuts), this helps a Podcast to sound original.
What do you need to Start Free Podcast (Guide)?
You almost need nothing as its kinda Free, all you need is just your Smartphone, a Mic (if you can purchase), a space to record, Anchor App, some basic Audio editing tricks & knowledge, that’s it.
You can buy BOYA Collor Mic as its one of the cheapest, best & comes with Audio cancellation & condenser to help in voice cancellation. Enables you to record crystal clear voice for the podcast (the same Mic is used by YouTubers).
Remember to use a Collor Mic your phone need to have an Audio jack or go for Wireless Mic
2) Audio Editors to Edit Podcast:
There’s plenty of options available online, I recommend Audacity to all as its Free & a Great tool for every Audio edits no matter a Podcast, Song, Rap, Audio or anything.
Desktop/Laptop- You can download Audacity from HERE for FREE on Windows or Mac if you want to know how to use it to catch the below embed Video.
Smartphone- For Smartphones or Mobile edits you can go for Super Sound- Free Music Editor by HappyBees from Google Play Store & for IOS GarageBand is a Free solution for Audio editing purposes on Apply (You can even use Anchor App Sound editor which is decent).
3) Recording Podcast:
As mentioned above now you have Mic, Space, Software to Edit, its time to record the Podcast & for that you need a Story or information to tell.
Remember: A Podcast is Voice-based only, which doesn’t include any Videos or Images so you should keep in mind that whatever you are going to make doesn’t need any for any of it for the audience entertainment.
After considering through you are set to record your Podcast, now it comes to your choice what kind of Podcasting you wanna do like- You can upload a Full-Slashed Long Podcast or can keep it short & can convert it into Series or Episodes (take help by listening some of them on Anchor for Free & you can even record Free Podcasts using anchor only).
I recommend making it into a series with a Suspense at the End of every episode to boom-up curiosity for the next one. The story can be brought up from an old book or can be made by you (doesn’t matter but original always works best)
What Language should you choose before starting a Podcast?
Try to use Literacy understood by most people not difficult Phrases or Words which bounce back over the audience mind & a Podcasting doesn’t bound behind barries of the Language so you can do it in Hindi, English, French. Spanish, Dutch, etc. which you think can grab the audience [I suggest to start Podcasting in English for International base & India Hindi]- Tip
In India, there’s very little competition in Podcasting so Hindi Podcasting can work well for you.
Basically, it all depends where you Live & what native language you choose to grab, like Text you cant Translate Podcast into different languages once published nor can provide Subtitles.
Once you have all that,
Getting Ready for the Podcast- but wait!
You are pumped still 2 things left are- Choosing a name for the Podcast & a Logo to represent.
Like a YouTube Channel, a Podcast also needs a specific name- it can be your name, brand name, or any other which sticks to your Podcasting journey. Make sure its a kinda which is Attentive, unique, catchy & easy to stick in people’s minds [keep it short & sweet], you can use https://www.namecheckr.com and https://www.namecheck.com to check if the name’s available.
For Logo you can be creative like a Brand Logo or YT Channel Art or FB DP, your Podcast also needs one. To create it I suggest Canva (available on Android, IOS, Web) gives you high-quality Logo making in PNG Format with various specified Layouts.
(Your Podcast Name & Logo should relatable to your Stories or Podcast theme) Pro-Tip
Now it’s a good time to know where to Publish & How?
How & Where to Publish your Podcast?
Finally, the time has come to Publish your first Podcast and to become a Podcaster, Now your Podcasting journey is going to start from the moment so let’s start.
What is Anchor App for Podcasting?
First, you should know what is Anchor App & what it provides you right?
The anchor is specifically made for Podcasting for all the Podcaster to Publish Podcast for Free on its base using Android or IOS, it also enables its users to earn from Podcasting.
The biggest benefit of using Anchor is it spreads a Voice all over to the other platforms including- Spotify Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, RSS for Free. That helps to create more listeners to you.
How to use Anchor to Publish Podcast for Free Guide:
- Download Anchor App for Android HERE / IOS HERE
- Create an Account using Email ID (Use Google, Facebook, Twitter)
- Create a Channel with Name, Description, Category, Logo & Website (optional)
- Go to Tools & Select your option (you can import a file or can record instantly using the in-app feature)
- You can insert Voice Messages by Fans, Interludes, Sounds & even Songs
- After Completion of Editing, You can choose to make into a series or an Individual episode
- Give Name to your Podcast Episode & Fill Description
- Choose Categories upto 5
- Publish your Podcast Live
You have to wait until your Podcast gets distributed over the Platforms but Anchor is ready to Play. You can get your Analytics of Plays & Platforms on Daily, Monthly or Weekly basis through the App.
How to Grow your Podcast for Free & Increase Listeners?
It’s important that people know about your existence on a platform & for the growth or for the increase of your Podcast listeners you need to spread it.
You can choose several different options like:
- If you have a Blog or Website with Good Traffic so you can Embed your Podcast or can tell your Audience to give it a shot (after all its free & your audience).
- Share on Social Media- after publishing you can share it on your Facebook Page, Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, etc. where you find yourself established.
- Use GoogleAdword by giving out some money to Google for ADs of your Podcast including Keywords & Related Topic stuff of your Podcasting.
- Ask Influencers to share or ask for Shoutouts (may be paid or free).
How to Earn from Podcasting?
On Anchor, you get an option of Activating Payments which works just like Spotify ADs if you have ever used it, but the problem it’s only for the US, then what’s the alternative?
Sell Private Advertisement on Podcast:
If you have a good amount of Monthly listeners so you can include private Ads in your Podcast. You can set an Amount & can talk about Advertisers which pay you back (that depends how much audience you have).
Even you can approach people or small businesses for promotional content or can do Sponsored Podcasts.
Sell your Own Merchandise or Product:
If you are grown so you can start selling any of your Product & can talk about it in the middle so that people go and Buy it and you get an Earning of it.
Now, this was all about how you can start a Podcast/Podcasting for Free, can earn from it, how to publish a free podcast &, etc. with some quick Tips & Suggestions. If you are interested then its a go for the thing, start building up your audience now.
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