Do you want to start a podcast? Are you not sure how to get started? Don't worry, we are here to help! In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of starting a podcast on Spotify. We will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create your account, select a topic for your podcast, and publish your first episode. Let's get started!
Why Should You Start a Podcast on Spotify?
Spotify is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world, with over 271 million users as of December 2020. It is also a great platform for podcasters because it offers an easy way to distribute and monetize your content.
How To Start a Podcast on Spotify
1. Sign Up for a Spotify Account
The first step in setting up your podcast is signing up for an account on Spotify. To do this, simply visit the website and enter your basic information, such as name and email address. Once you have created your account, you will be able to access the podcast section of the website.
2. Select a Topic
Once you have created your account, the next step is choosing a topic for your podcast. Think about what kind of topics interest you and those that are popular in the industry. If you need help coming up with ideas, check out our blog post on How to Choose a Podcast Topic.
3. Record Your First Episode
Once you have chosen a topic for your podcast, it's time to record your first episode! You can use any recording software or hardware available to capture audio for your podcast. Make sure that your recording equipment is set up properly so that the audio quality is good before starting to record.
4. Choose a Podcast Hosting Platform
In order to publish your podcast, you need a podcast hosting platform. There are many podcast hosting platforms available for podcasters including Soundcloud, Spreaker and Podbean. Each hosting platform has its own set of features so make sure to research which one is best for you before signing up. In fact, Spotify has its own hosting platform – Anchor.fm.
5. Copy Your RSS Feed Link
Once you have published your episode, the next step is to copy your RSS feed link. This link will be required if you want to distribute your podcast on other podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. To find this link, go back to the podcast section of the website and click “Copy RSS Feed Link”.
6. Open Spotify for Podcasters and Submit Your RSS Link
Finally, the last step is to open Spotify for Podcasters and submit your RSS feed link. To do this, log in to your Spotify account and click on “Spotify for Podcasters”. Then, enter your RSS Feed Link in the field provided and click Submit. Once you have submitted your podcast, it will be reviewed by Spotify before being accepted into the platform.
7. Add Info on Spotify for Podcasters
Once your podcast is accepted, the next step is to add additional information about your podcast on Spotify for Podcasters. This includes adding a description, tags, and artwork to help listeners find and identify your podcast.
8. Publish Your Episode
Now that you have recorded your first episode, it's time to publish it on Spotify. To do this, go to the podcast section of the website and click “Add a new Podcast”. From there, you will be able to upload and publish your episode using the step-by-step instructions provided by Spotify.
9. Promote Your Podcast
The final step in starting a podcast on Spotify is promoting it. To do this, use social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to share snippets of your episodes and encourage people to listen. You can also join relevant groups or communities related to your topic and engage with members by asking questions or offering advice.
10. Promote Your Podcast
Once your podcast is published on Spotify, it's time to start promoting it! There are several ways you can do this, such as creating social media accounts for your podcast or submitting it to various directories. You may also want to consider reaching out to influencers in your niche and asking them to review or recommend your podcast.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up a podcast on Spotify. Now all that's left to do is start recording your episodes and getting them out into the world! We hope this blog post has been helpful in teaching you how to start a podcast on Spotify. Good luck with your podcasting journey!