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You’ve recorded your first few episodes, edited them, and added your intros and outros.
You’ve finished the hard part and you are probably feeling incredibly excited – as you should be!
The next step is publishing your show to podcast platforms, so listeners and subscribers can find it.
Getting your show onto directories such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts requires you to have an RSS feed.
In fact, your RSS feed is an essential part of getting your show out there.
How do you go about doing this?
You must first choose and submit your show to a hosting service.
Let’s dive into what this entails.
How To Use A Podcast Hosting Service
Our favorite podcast hosting services include Libsyn and Buzzsprout, with Libsyn being the option we recommend to our clients.
Once you’ve set up your podcast hosting account, you will receive an RSS feed, and then you submit this RSS feed to the directories.
A good hosting service will provide you with the support necessary to seamlessly distribute your content to the masses.
If you’re looking for a deeper dive into this topic, check out our blog post How To Upload A Podcast or Episode 21: The Top 3 Best Podcast Hosting Services.
Submitting Your Show To Podcast Platforms
Podcast directories categorize your show alphabetically and by genre, to help listeners easily find new shows and episodes.
Directories are essential for podcasters because they are one of the biggest ways to attract potential listeners to your show.
Within your hosting service, you should be able to assign your show three different categories.
This allows your podcast to have as much reach as possible.
Next, in your podcast description, have a call to action and a link for listeners to go back to your website.
Finally, keep your podcast description short and to the point, and always write from the perspective of what is your listeners’ interest.
Closing Statements On Podcast Platforms…
If you’ve put together your RSS Feed or your podcast description and you’re feeling uncertain about your next steps, send us an email at [email protected].
We’d love to help you in any way we can to feel confident in your new show.
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Ben Krueger is the founder of Cashflow Podcasting and he specializes in helping thought leaders and entrepreneurs amplify their impact through podcasting. He’s a world traveller, outdoor sports junkie and future enthusiast!