Anchor the sound waves with Spotify’s Anchor App

Podcasting used to be difficult for beginners. It needed time, energy, expensive equipment, and difficult-to-learn software.

That is–until Spotify’s Anchor came along. Anchor changed the game of podcasting by allowing you to podcast with just your smart device.

One of the best things about Anchor is that it is a free hosting platform without any storage limit. You can keep on creating podcasts without any worry.

It even allows you to import the podcast from an external hosting platform. This means you can simply transition your Youtube podcast to Anchor with just the push of a button.

The user-friendly podcast app lets you create podcasts in a jiff. How, you ask? Well, it involves three key actions.

Creating the podcasts
Anchor has several unique features that allow you to create podcasts effortlessly. Its editing and recording software does not need any external boom mic.
You can simply record, trim and upload the audio anytime you want. The app allows you to get creative with sound production.
There are many transitions, background sounds that you can easily add to your podcast. You can go a step further and add music from Spotify or Apple Music into podcasts.
And if you get tired of speaking on your own, you can even invite co-hosts or video messages from followers.

Monetizing the podcasts
And while it’s easy to create podcasts on Anchor, it’s even easier to make money on it.
The app allows you to add Spotify sponsor ads in the middle of your podcasts. This way, any view you get will make you commission from the ads. Apart from sponsorships, Anchor also allows your listeners to give you donations.
You can also track views with the app’s in-built analytics feature. This way, you’ll know what works and brings in the big bucks with donations and sponsorships.
Distributing the podcasts
Don’t worry, this step is easy too. Anchor takes care of the distribution process. It will customize RSS feeds for you and distribute the podcasts on several other platforms. These include:

  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Breaker
  • Castbox
  • Google Podcasts
  • Overcast
  • Pocket Casts
  • RadioPublic

You can also share your podcast to other social media or hosting platforms. You can share automatically transcribed videos to your social media to advertise them—so long as it’s under a minute.

Anchor down!
Anchor might be the best option for you if you want to start your own True Crime podcast or wax lyrical about Nicholas Cage.
Anchor is currently unavailable on desktop, but it’s free to download on IOS and Android devices.

Roberta A. Long

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