Today Ramona Rice from Podcastwebsites.com joins Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting to talk about the most frequently asked podcast questions in honor of International Podcast Day.
What Microphone? ATR2100 is a great place to start. Here is a kit with a stand and pop filter
What Media Host. Libsyn.com is a great choice with prices starting at $5/month (use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month). If you want your website and media host all in one, go to work with Ramona at podcastwebsites.com
How much media storage do I need? See https://youtu.be/9m5ejMycl2A
Web Website Host: Dave like's Siteground.com and Coolerwebsites.com (godaddy)
How Do I Get a Sponsor. (ask, or get an affiliate through sites like shareasale.com
Do I need a website for my podcast. If want more than a way to listen and subscribe, yes.
Do I need to build an email list for my podcast. You don't need to, but you might wish you had started one. Mailchimp is free to start
Why can’t I just use a free app to host my files? Becuase bandwidth isn't free see http://davidjackson.org/2017/09/another-clueless-free-podcas-media-host-goes-business/
What days should I release? The one that works for you.
How long should my episodes be? As long as they need to be and not a minute more. Embrace the power of editing.
How frequently should I publish? As often as needed.
Should I go to X conference? If you can afford it yes. Building your audience and relationships face to face is the best.
I only have so many downloads for my super niche show - I’m a failure. There are more ways to count success besides downloads. Plus, if you're hyper-niche you may have captured a large percentage of your total audience.
Check out Ramona www.podcastwebsites.com and her Kids show at www.tinypodders.com
Check out Dave School of Podcasting - Learn How to Podcast
All of Dave's shows can be found at www.powerofpodcasting.com