How To Host Your Podcast For Free
Podcast hosting isn’t the taboo word that it used to be. Thanks to TalkShoe, free podcast hosting is easier than it’s ever been, even if you have never created a podcast before
If you’re someone that has always dreamed of having your own podcast, or if you’re just interested in dipping your toe in the podcasting world, you’ve come to the right place. Creating and hosting your podcast for free on TalkShoe’s directory is so easy that you could potentially do it in the time it takes to read this article.
Here’s what we’re going to be going over:
1) Sign up for a TalkShoe account with your email address
2) Create your podcast show and fill out your show information
3) Record a few podcasts and list them on your show page
4) Publish your podcast to TalkShoe’s directory with one click
5) Keep creating! You’re on the right track
Step One: Sign Up For TalkShoe
You already know enough for this step. Since you’re already on the TalkShoe website, all you have to do is click on the Sign Up Free button at the top of the screen. After clicking this button, you will be taken to a page where you can enter your email address, name, username, and password. When you have entered all of this information and agreed to the terms and conditions, click Create Account to complete the signup process.
Step Two: Create Your Podcast Show
Make sure you take some time on this step. You want your podcast to sound creative and unique, but people who find your show should also be able to tell what it is about by looking at your name and description. TalkShoe allows your name and description to be found by search engines like Google, so you can search optimize your description with keywords that your ideal audience would search for.
For your thumbnail image, consider getting a designer to create the image for you if you can’t do it yourself. Creating an image is simple enough that anyone can do it, but take care that your image doesn’t look unprofessional.
Finally, make sure to set your show’s status to unlisted until you are absolutely ready to go public.
Step 3: Record A Few Podcasts
Time to get recording! With TalkShoe’s easy-to-use software, you can start a recording a podcast right away, schedule one for later and invite any desired guests to your show, or upload an audio file directly. No matter what you choose to do, be sure to familiarize yourself with podcasting, talking to guests, planning conversation topics, and all the other soft skills that only come with practice.
Once you feel that you have got your method worked out, it’s time to take off your training wheels. Are you ready?
Step 4: Publish Your Podcast On TalkShoe’s Free Directory
This is the moment you’ve been waiting forever since you started reading this article, right? Once you’re ready to get your show on the airwaves, navigate to your show’s page and click on the square icon that looks like three dots in a line. It’s the last button on the right, beside the New Episode button. Click Edit from the options, and change your show’s status to public.
Ta-da! Now your show is searchable under TalkShoe’s directory. Take a look for yourself if you don’t believe me! Now that you are taking advantage of TalkShoe’s free podcast hosting, who knows who else will find your podcast.
Step 5: Keep going!
This part may sound easy, but it can sometimes feel like it is the most difficult. The hardest part of podcasting is keeping to your schedule. Sure, three podcasts a week sounds like an excellent idea until there’s a long weekend, illness, or even just a busy week. One of the golden rules of podcasting is that if you can’t commit to a schedule for at least 6 months, you shouldn’t start at all. After all, lots of famous podcast produce just one new episode a week. The next one could be yours!
Well, what are you still waiting for? Now you’ve got everything you need to start your podcast today. If you’re ready to take advantage of TalkShoe’s free podcast hosting, record an episode today, and see what everyone’s talking about.