Podcast Builder Club
Podcast Builder Club

Episode 9 · 1 year ago

Which Podcast Hosting Site should I use for my Podcast?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

More podcasts means more podcast hosting sites, each with different price points, services, terms and conditions. Instead of letting all the options overwhelm you, listen in as Travis explains what podcast hosting platforms provide and why Sounder.fm is a solid solution!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • What a podcast hosting site is and why you’ll need one for your show
  • Different costs associated with podcast hosting and why free doesn’t always mean free
  • Why you should consider switching to Sounder.fm

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Sounder.fm is a really easy host to use and it doesn’t hurt your eyes looking at a site that looks like it was built in 1995.”

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Sounder.fm

Anchor.fm

Spotify

Apple Podcasts

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Hey, if you're looking for apodcast host for your podcast or if you're not exactly happy with what you're usingright now, I want to tell you about my brand new favorite host.I'm going to tell you all the reasons that you should switch today or startyour podcast with them. Are you ready to get hosting? Starting a podcastis easy, but growing an audience can be hard. podcasters faced so manychallenges that can make them want to quit, so I'm here to help them stayin the game. This is podcast therapy. Okay, so, ifyou're unfamiliar with what a podcast host even is, it's going to be aplatform that allows you to upload your audio to their server, so when someonesubscribes your podcast, they get all your episodes. It's going to put yourepisodes out on all the platforms that you want, like Google, spotify,apple podcast, things like that. And podcast host come in all different shapesand sizes. They also come at very...

...different price points. There are somefree options and there are also some that you will pay based on the numberof megabytes your files are. Okay, so, if you're new to podcastingand you're not really excited about paying for something like that, I have agreat option for you. Okay, I recently sat down with some of thefounders of Sounder FM, which is a newer podcast host, and I talkto them about their mission and their platform and I started podcast therapy on theirplatform to try it out. I've tried all the podcast host they're all cool, they all have benefits, but this one, sound Er FM, hasblown me away with what they're doing for podcasters, and there's a couple reasons. So one, they're free. Now, free always comes with some form ofPrice Tag, right, we're always weary of hey, it's free.So there's a company called Anchor FM, very cool podcast host. Free.However, in the little terms and conditions...

...that you check, and most ofus don't read terms and conditions, they're able to use your likeness repurpose youraudio without your consent, meaning they can promote their brand using your audio wheneverthey want without any type of legal ramifications. Okay, so to me that's notcool. If I blow up, I don't want them using my likenesswithout my consent. So sound or fem actually has three options, right,they've got a free they've got the regular plan and then they've got an enterpriseplan. If you've got like lots and lots of podcasts. Okay, theFree Plan. I specifically asked the people at Sound Er FM, Hey,this free plan, are you going to use my likeness without my consent?And the answer was no. So I dug through the terms and conditions.I didn't find anything that looked anything like the fact that they would use mylikeness or my audio without my permission. So that's awesome. Now the freeaccount also includes a couple all their things. One you get up to Twentyzero downloadsa month. That's a lot of...

...downloads. If you're getting let's sayfive thousand downloads per episode in your episodes or once a week, that's alot of podcast downloads. If you're getting those kind of numbers, you'll easilybe able to afford the next step up. You also get up to your firsthundred episodes on the platform. Now this is, I think, reallycool for new podcasters because if you're unsure, if if you're going to go thelong haul, hitting a hundred episodes take some time, take some effort, take some planning and it's a huge milestone. Okay, so if youever do hit a hundred episodes, it's a no brainer to say hey,I'm a podcaster. Now I can invest in podcast hosting and you're also goingto get things like your own podcast web page, so you don't have tobuild a website around your podcast, and you get an embeddable player. Nowthe player is super cool. They've actually built an algorithm that lets people searchyour audio. What does that mean? Can they search my titles? No, you can search audio. So if you start talking about lotion that youlike specifically and someone types in the phrase...

...lotion, it will take you tothat episode in the player. It will take you to the the part ofthe audio that you're talking about lotion. All right, this is revolutionary.Okay, for podcasts and searching audio, or all searching all the time,and if we are using keywords and things like that in our notes, weregetting found. But now people can actually find the parts of the episode theywant to listen to. So this is humongus. Okay, so you're goingto get one podcast on the free account, which is usually plenty for most ofus. I know a lot of us have multiple podcasts because we've gotbit by the podcast bug. But if you're just starting out and you're like, Hey, I want to try this out. It's awesome. So theirwebsites absolutely beautiful. A lot of the other podcast hosting companies are, we'reat the beginning of PODCASTS, are a little dated, so navigating them canbe confusing to somebody who's new. Sounder FM is very minimal. It tellsyou exactly what you're going to do and...

...it's really easy to get your podcaston spotify and apple podcast and all the other places. It's just a reallyeasy host to use and it doesn't hurt your eyes looking at a site thatlooks like it was built in one thousand nine hundred and ninety five. Ifyou are thinking about starting a podcast, I highly recommend sound FN. LikeI said, this podcast is on Sounder FM right now and I'm loving usingit. It's super easy. I can have a team member on my freeaccount so I can have somebody helping upload, which is amazing. So maybe youhave a podcast editor like podcast buddy or somebody else helping you. Youcan have somebody uploading audio for you, loading in your notes, putting inthose keywords and those tags and all without dropping a dime. Okay, now, if you're an existing podcaster who is just not happy with maybe paying forhosting. Maybe you have a really long podcast and you're paying a lot ofmoney for hosting it on someone's server and...

...you want an option to switch to. I highly recommend sound Er FM. They've got a really easy document thatallows you to port your podcast over from another host. It's not as complicatedas you might think, so I highly recommend it. So I want toknow what podcast host you're using. Let me know in the comments down below, or what you're not happy with in your podcast host. Okay, justcurious what you guys are using, what you're raving fans of and if youwill make the switch. So I'll see you guys on the next episode ofpodcast therapy. Hope you are having an awesome day and remember you're only oneepisode away from your next download. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed thisepisode, the number one thing you could do to help is to subscribe,rate and review this podcast. Or if you know another podcast you may bestruggling and needs a little bit of podcast...

...therapy, just click that share buttonand share it with the podcaster you love the most. I'll see you inthe next episode.

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