This episode is a tutorial video for how to set up your podcast on Podetize so that it can be registered with all of the different podcast distribution platforms like iTunes, Google Podcast, Stitcher, and more. There are different things you can get help with throughout this course.
This is a tutorial for How to Set Up Your Podcast on Podetize so that it can be registered with all of the different podcast distribution platforms like iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and more. If you are a do-it-yourself customer, meaning you’re buying podcast hosting and you want to use it as a host, you are editing your own podcast MP3 files or you’re paying some other service to do it. You or whoever you’re paying to edit your episodes would be setting up your information for your RSS feed on Podetize. When you log in to Podetize, after you purchase hosting and you receive your welcome email with your login credentials and you log in for the first time, you will come to the set up your podcast page. Whether you are an existing podcaster and you’re migrating your podcast to our platform or you’re starting a new podcast, this is where you would start.
I’m logged in and I already have a podcast set up. You see one of my podcasts’ information. Normally when you log in to this page, on the left, will be blank and set for some default settings until you enter in your information. What you would do if you are an existing podcaster and you want to provide your information here for it to be in our system, you would enter in all your information. Your podcast name, host name, description, cover art and iTunes categories. These are all things that you already have or know because you already have a podcast in another system. Your tags, your contact email, copyright line, all that good stuff or is your show explicit.There are many things you need to learn to create your podcast, and it starts with brainstorming topics and ideas for your show. Click To Tweet
You probably are already syndicated somewhere. If there’s anywhere you’re not and you want it syndicated there, let us know. This how many episodes. It doesn’t apply to an existing podcaster. When you want us to syndicate you, meaning to switch your RSS feed, that would be here and then submit. Once you submit this form, we’ll put it in our system. We also will go get your existing RSS feed and migrate your podcast and your episodes statistics from your previous host if you’re migrating to our system. Once you do that, we do a couple of things on the backend of our system. The next time you log in, the dashboard screen will look a little different. After reading this blog, you are going to want to go read the blog for How to Use our Main Customer dashboard and how to publish episodes to your RSS feed on Podetize.com.
Please go and check that out in our help resources section. For the rest of you that are new podcasters, you’re buying hosting and you’re either creating all the different assets, like your cover art, you’re figuring out the name, you’re figuring out the description, what we offer to all of you is access to our do-it-yourself course. This is used to be a paid course, but as a subscriber to hosting on Podetize.com, you’ll get access to this course for free. Originally, remember this would be blank. Eventually, when it’s filled in and completed, this will be your show information. There are many things here that you need to learn and understand if you don’t already know about getting ready to create your podcast.
It starts with brainstorming topics and ideas for your show and researching your niche in comparison to other shows that are out there. With each video, there’s information about what to do. There are a lot of links throughout this course for different tools or resources that you may need to use in order to help complete building your podcast. There are also opportunities if you want help to book either a podcast strategy call or let’s say in the cover art section, you want to get help with creating your podcast cover. These are things you can get. Some of them, there is a fee for doing those things, but you can do it a la carte.
Let’s say you have your cover art, your name and description figured out, your intro script figured out, but you want help having a professional voiceover artist that would record your intro and outro. If you want music, there are places you can go to and find new music. Let’s say here for intros and outros. This is what is often recommended with the podcast, to have a pre-recorded intro and outro. You might call it an exit to your show that is pre-recorded by a professional voiceover artist to introduce you. It’s something we do recommend. You don’t have to do it. You could introduce yourself or you could have no pre-recorded intro and completely go recording it uniquely every time when you sit down to record a podcast. It’s certainly up to you how you do it.
We do recommend a professional voiceover artist to do it. If you don’t have one and you want some help with that, you can purchase help with that. You would click get help with your intro and outro and it will take you to the page where there are eight or so different voiceover artists in our professional pool of voiceover artists. You can listen to a clip of each of them and see which ones you like. If you want to do that, you can purchase and add a professional voiceover recording intro and outro to your cart. It’s for $497 on an a la carte basis to get that done. This is not only for recording, but we also help you with refining your script and getting that right. Then hiring a professional voiceover artist to record it and provide it to you to review and approve.
If you don’t like it, it can be re-recorded and revised. There is no problem at all. That’s available if you need it. Throughout this course, there are different things you can get help with if you want it. Different things about recommendations for your website, examples of other podcast websites of other Brandcasting clients so you can see it. There’s a Social Media Masterclass that Tracy put on a video for recommendations for how you’re going to promote your podcast on social media. This course goes pretty deep. It’s not about your podcast although certainly there are video tutorials about style and tone, best practices for sound and hosting, style and episode planning. There’s recording training, information about your equipment, your hardware, episode production, and podcast editing. This is not going to be a complete how-to on how to edit a podcast, but we do provide you with a lot of resources if you want to learn to do that and you’re going to edit your own shows.
There are a lot of resources that we’ll give you for how to do that and recommendations for software to use. Different things about your blog for each episode and recommendations for what to do. This is a very complete course and it will help you if you’re creating your own podcast. All the different assets on your own. You’re doing it on a budget. It’s perfectly fine and acceptable. You can do it all yourself and all the resources to help you do it are right here. Once you go through all that and fill out the form to syndicate your podcast, meaning to provide all that final information and submit it, then we will set up your customer dashboard and your RSS feed for publishing. Once we do that, we’ll notify you by email. The next time you log in to the dashboard, it will appear like the normal dashboard.
Instead of this setup dashboard, it’ll look a bit different in where you’d have the list of episodes that you’ve published or scheduled to publish. After you’re done with this tutorial, you can move on to the other tutorial guided tour of the dashboard for do-it-yourself customers. That will show you how to use the dashboard to create those published episodes and how to publish or schedule those episodes to publish to iTunes and all the other platforms. Thank you very much for going through this tutorial. If you have any questions, you can always submit a help ticket or send us an email. We always re-record these as improvements are made and changes are made. There may be some changes from when this tutorial was recorded. Some improvements may have been made and things look a little different, but eventually, we re-record these from time-to-time. Thank you very much for being a customer of Podetize.com.