Our Top 5 Platforms for Creating Podcasts

If you want to stand out from the crowd in the digital world, start podcasting. While your competitors are focusing on other channels, such as social media, you can make a stronger relationship with your customers using podcasts.

It’s an industry that has not been crowded yet. Compare it with other forms of marketing, such as blogging, and you’ll be stunned by how many people are not focusing on podcasts. That gives you plenty of new opportunities to grow.

Apart from the low competition, here are the reasons why you should be hosting a podcast.

  • Engaging & convenient for listeners. They can listen to it even on the go. It’s not a blog that they have to read or a video that they need to sit and watch.
  • Growing in popularity: Back in 2018, 48 million people were listening to podcasts weekly. That number is expected to grow to 115 million by 2021.
  • Podcast audiences are extremely loyal. Not only do they check your new episodes again, but they are also more likely to connect with you on social media.

But to start a podcast, you need a platform. That’s why I’m sharing my top 5 platforms for creating podcasts. Keep reading to find out what those platforms are and how they can help you.

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Top 5 Platforms for Creating Podcasts

Anchor

When Anchor was launched a few years back, it took the podcast industry by storm. The reason was that it was free yet exceptional. And it hasn’t changed till now. The fact you can create, distribute, and monetize your podcast from any device, for free is phenomenal.

This all-in-one platform allows you to record, do minimal post-production, then distribute and monetize your content for free. You also get features such as unlimited hosting, one-click distribution, monetization, recording with friends, and more.

It allows you to migrate your current show to their platform. This platform is quite simple which makes it a delight for new podcasters. Its simplicity can be a drawback for those looking for advanced features.

I also host my podcast on Anchor where I talk about different topics on entrepreneurship and digital marketing. I discuss the latest trends and topics, as well as answer any questions that you may have about the exciting journey as a Digital Entrepreneur.

Be sure to check it out here.

Podbean

It is one of the best podcast hosting service providers on the market. It gives you unlimited podcast hosting plans with unlimited bandwidth. Not only that, but it also features great design tools to customize themes to host your website.

It lest you embed the podcast player into your WordPress site. Using their podcast promotion tools, you can automatically submit your episodes to all top podcast directories. This exposes your show to more people who use Podbean’s preferred tools to listen and download podcasts.

If you want to monetize your podcast, it lets you do that using its advertising marketplace. A huge community of podcasters is already using this platform, so don’t forget to give it a try.

With the free plan, you get limited storage. However, if you choose to buy a paid plan ($9/month), you’ll get unlimited storage.

BuzzSprout

If you are looking for an easy-to-use podcasting platform, use BuzzSprout. They started in 2009 and since then, they grew a strong  community of podcasters (including some of the top names in the industry.)

Its easy-to-use design is great for those who are just getting into podcasting. You just have to upload your media file, and it will do everything for you.

This platform also submits your episodes to all top podcast directories, which means that you’ll be accessible on all devices and apps. Their podcast is also user-friendly. It works well on all screen sizes. Use their free WordPress plugin to create embeds.

The only downside is that you’ll not get unlimited bandwidth and storage.

The free plan is limited to 90 days. After that, you have to buy paid plans that start at $12 / month for 3 hours upload.

Libsyn

It is one of the most reliable tools for podcast hosting. It is also trusted by the industry. Using Libsyn, you’ll be able to market your brand by being the center of the stage. This platform helps you promote your podcast across several apps and devices.

It dates back to 2004 which means it has stood the test of the time. Its history is unique because it was created by podcasters for other podcasters. It also has a big community that has some of the top podcasters in the world.

The basic pricing plan starts at $5 with MB monthly storage. Other pricing plans have different storage limits, but all of them have unlimited bandwidth. With their  monetization options, detailed analytics, and WordPress integration using Libsyn Publisher Hub, you’ll be good to go.

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Blubrry

This  flexible podcast platform is good for both naew and experienced podcasters. Using their WordPress plugin, PowerPress, you can manage your podcast directly from your WordPress website.

Uploading your podcast episodes is easy with this tool. Using it, you can easily submit your podcast to Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. This way, people can find your podcast on Google Home and Assistant.

Monetization options, podcast statistics, social sharing features, and other features will help you in podcasting as well.

The basic plan starts at $12 per month with 100 MB storage each month.

Final Words

Podcasts will help you to be different from other marketers in your industry. Use the top 5 platforms for creating podcasts from today’s article and stand out from the crowd.

What are your views on podcasting? Have you got good results from it? Do let me know in the comments below.

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