SoundCloud released their subscription service, SoundCloud Go, roughly a month ago and I have been watching carefully since then. Right around the same time, I wrote an article titled, The Best Way to Move Your Podcast Off SoundCloud, which I hope you’ll check out because it goes into much more detail on why you should consider moving off SoundCloud in the first place.
SoundCloud Go has received mixed reviews since its release and the company is undoubtedly listening carefully to the critics. I would agree with market speculators that SoundCloud Go is a step in the right direction when it comes to monetizing the platform and getting itself out of the red, but is it going in the right direction for podcasting? This question still leaves me and our readers puzzled. The sheer number of visitors from last month's blog post about this very subject speaks to that as well.
Recently I received an email from a reader asking for my recommendation on something other than 'tried and true' Libsyn. Not knocking their services at all, the folks at Libsyn are the greatest and if you do sign on with them, Podfly can get you a deal. All you have to do is enter the word Podfly in the promo code when you sign up with Libsyn and you'll get your first month of service free. Wht!
But today's post is obviously not about Libsyn.
So what other service providers do I recommend? Well, Buzzsprout is as steady as it gets. When our Podfly staff emailed Buzzsprout for comments, this is what they had to say about the ease of migration from SoundCloud to Buzzsprout:
Buzzsprout also has a pretty straight to the point tutorial on how to change hosting providers on their platform. In fact, Buzzsprout was kind enough to offer Podfly readers a promo code. You can try out Buzzsprout's services for free, for up to 90 days. All you have to do is go here and then enter 3FREE in the promo code box. This is an excellent deal that can help you get a feel for how their service works. Monthly pricing starts at $12 a month after that point.
I must admit, 90 days to try their service is a great selling point for me.
It gives me enough time to get a true feel for how I can manage my podcasts on a monthly basis. It also gives me enough time to compare stats on the current platform I'm using vs. theirs. If you were unfamiliar with Buzzsprout, then I hope this article has shed some light for you on The OTHER Best Way to Move Your Podcast off Soundcloud. Give it a try today and let us know how Buzzsprout’s services work out for you. Shoot us an email and share your experiences!
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Podcasting is fun. It’s also hard work. Not surprising that since the dawn of this medium, podcasters have been crafting ways to make the fun pay off. Traditional advertising methods work for a select few - an estimated 0.05% of podcasters monetize their show via direct sponsorship - and finding vertical opportunities by leveraging your own business works for others. But what about those who neither have a large online listenership nor a business directly tied to their podcast?
Podfly’s Corey Coates takes you through the first of a series of tutorials on anything you might want to know about setting up a podcast. These specialization videos will focus primarily on Adobe’s Audition software, but this particular one is all about the basics and how to get started. Learn how to position your introduction, remove annoying ‘ums’, turn a few stumbling sentences into a natural conversation and much more.
With over 45 minutes of step-by-step teaching, complete with pre-recorded audio clips and examples, you should hopefully come away with a lot of questions answered. That said, the Podfly Academy Team hope it’ll also leave you itching to find out more and really get to grips with this sophisticated piece of programming which could just change your life.
Once you’ve worked through all the tutorials, you’ll be the one answering everybody else’s questions!