4/8 How To Set Up Your Podcast With SoundCloud | Start A Podcast Fast

4/8 How To Set Up Your Podcast With SoundCloud | Start A Podcast Fast

Hi and welcome back to Start A Podcast Fast,
the series where I help you get your podcast really quickly. I’m Ryan McLane from podcastfast.com. In this lesson you’re going to learn how to
set up your podcast with SoundCloud. SoundCloud is by far my #1 recommended media host for
anyone who is doing podcasting. There is another service called Libsyn which I have used in
the past and I just want to show you why I recommend SoundCloud over Libsyn. The first thing is the price. SoundCloud smashes
Libsyn in terms of the price. SoundCloud is $15 per month for unlimited storage and Libsyn
is $75 per month for 1.5 gig of new storage every single month. So that is the top tier
account. You can see the massive price disparity there. The second reason is that SoundCloud gives
you access to an existing audience. SoundCloud has their own audience and you can get more
views, more listeners and everything like that being on SoundCloud compared to Libsyn
which basically has no audience at all. The other reason is that SoundCloud has an
awesome player which you can use on your website and all the options for players that Libsyn
have are actually pretty crappy. Lastly, Libsyn does win out in the area of
statistics. They do have better statistics than SoundCloud. However, I would rather get
access to an existing audience and be able to reach more people than have more visibility
on that audience. SoundCloud still has pretty good statistics and they’re good enough for
me. You might ask, “Why do I need to even get
an account with SoundCloud or Libsyn? Why don’t I just host it on my own website and
upload it to my own website?” The reason is media hosting is actually really expensive.
If your podcast is going to be successful there’re going to be a lot of people downloading
your files and as the files are pretty big this will quickly chew up your server and
it’ll be extremely expensive. Therefore by going with someone who is dedicated, so by
going with either SoundCloud or going with Libsyn you’re going to save a lot of money. Now let me show you how to set up your podcast
with SoundCloud. First go to soundcloud.com. In the top right hand corner click the sign
up button, enter your details and click sign up and then you need to choose a user name
for your podcasts. I suggest that you choose your brand, like podcastfast for me or you
choose the name of your podcast like “start a podcast”. Enter your date of birth and then
click get started with SoundCloud. Before you can do anything else you need to
go into your email and you need to find this email from SoundCloud that says “please confirm
your email address”. Open that email and then click on this “confirms my email address”
button. Before we can get a podcasting account with SoundCloud you first need to have an
existing podcast. This means you need to have a SoundCloud profile and have uploaded at
least one full podcast episode or you need to have an established podcast which is uploaded
somewhere. For us, we’re going to use this one – I have a SoundCloud profile and I have
uploaded at least one episode. Let’s go back into SoundCloud and at the top right we can
see this upload button. We then need to choose a file to upload. We go ahead and find our
first episode and we click open. That will now begin uploading. We can also choose an image at this stage
and we can upload our podcast image and then click close. We can see at the top that this
is now uploading. We then add a description and click save. Now that our first episode is uploaded we
need to apply for the SoundCloud podcasting beta program. To apply for this simply go
into Google and type SoundCloud podcasting and hit enter. You will see the first result
which is this one: SoundCloud for podcasters, so click on that. And you can see a link here
“you can apply to be accepted into our podcasting beta program” here. So click on that. Alternatively you can also just go to www.podcastfast.com/beta
in order to be redirected to this application form. Rather than going through all those
steps just go to www.podcastfast.com/beta. We now need to go ahead and fill out this
form so select the first option (I have a SoundCloud profile and I have uploaded at
least one full episode) and then click Continue. We now need to put into our SoundCloud profile
URL. To ensure you don’t make any mistakes go back into SoundCloud and at the top click
on the name of your podcast and then click Profile and then simply copy the URL up at
the top and go back into this form and then paste in that URL. You then talk about the
primary theme of your podcast, so for me it’s business. After that you need to tell them
a little bit about your podcast. I would spend some time making sure that this makes sense
and is very convincing. We just then leave the last option because that’s if you have
a podcast somewhere else. You then hit the continue button. That will bring up this confirmation
page so you just need to tick all of the checkboxes to say that basically you’re not breaking
any laws and this covers SoundCloud in case you do use copyrighter material. After that
you simply hit the submit button. We can now see that the application has been
received and it may take a few days – three to five business days to be precise for your
application to be approved. I have never heard of anyone who hasn’t been approved for this
program so I wouldn’t stress out about it at all. If you are stressing out about it
then I would recommend going back into your SoundCloud account and uploading a couple
more episodes just to be safe. But for the record I didn’t do this and I got accepted.
Once you get accepted and for me it took just two business days you’ll get this email address
saying “welcome to the SoundCloud podcasting beta program.” If you open that you’ll see
that good news – your SoundCloud RSS feed has been enabled and it has some details of
your feed there. If you go back into SoundCloud you can also
check that your RSS feed is there by clicking on the cog in the top right hand corner and
then scrolling down and clicking the settings button which is just above logout and you’ll
now see an RSS feed in your account which means your podcast is now active. If you did
want to avoid the hassle and the extra expense of getting your own website you can actually
use this RSS feed and syndicate your podcast out to iTunes and Stitcher Radio without a
website. Before you were to do that you would need to go to this extra tab up here which
will open up this page where you can put in some details which are important for submitting
your podcast to iTunes. However I don’t actually recommend this because you are giving up a
portion of control over your podcast, primarily the order of your podcast episode, which you
can easily edit if you have your own website as well as some other features and SEO features
to help you rank better in iTunes. However, if you do want to go ahead and submit
this to iTunes and you don’t want to learn how to create a website for your podcast which
is what I’m going to be teaching in the next lesson you can skip forward to the lesson
about how to submit your podcast to iTunes and Stitcher Radio which is actually the last
lesson in this series. If you actually wanted to set up your podcast
using Libsyn instead of SoundCloud I do have a tutorial on how to do that and you can get
that at www.podcastfast.com/libsyn. I also have some advanced tutorials on how to podcast
using SoundCloud. I show you a few more of the features inside SoundCloud and how you
can make the most your podcasting using SoundCloud. This is available to you absolutely free.
Go to www.podcastfast.com/cloud to get access to that. That completes this lesson on How To Setup
Your Podcast With SoundCloud. In the next lesson I’m going to talk you through how you
can create a website for your podcast which is what I recommend. However, if you did want
to go ahead and use this RSS feed and you didn’t want your own website then you can
skip forward to how to submit your podcast to Itunes and Stitcher Radio. Until next time, don’t just podcast, podcast
fast. If you found this lesson helpful then please
check out our advanced tutorial tools and resources to help you advance in your podcasting
career and to help you have a successful podcast, head over to www.podcastfast.com to check
those out. So until next time don’t just podcast, podcast
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40 thoughts on “4/8 How To Set Up Your Podcast With SoundCloud | Start A Podcast Fast

  1. I applied to the Soundcloud podcast program last week and still haven't heard back from them. Should I take that as a sign that I didn't get accepted?

  2. Can you explain the difference between Blubrry and Soundcloud?  If Soundcloud is a media host what is the definition of blubrry?

  3. "I have a SoundCloud profile, and I have uploaded at least one full episode." — Do I need to have an episode uploaded somewhere else to be approved? I'm kind of confused on this. Do I need to create a regular profile first & upload a podcast then apply for a podcast account on SoundCloud?

  4. Once u are a member of soundcloud and uve submitted ur first podcast, how do u upload more episodes? Dose it create a new RSS feed every episode? Or will iTunes auto upload your podcast once it's uploaded to soundcloud?

  5. So Soundcloud allows you to upload a podcast for free before you sign up for it? It's a bit confusing.

  6. So I submitted my first podcast/feed to iTunes and it was approved. So here is my question, from now on how do I submit future podcast episodes to iTunes? Do upload it to Libsyn and iTunes will get it from my Libsyn feed or do I have to continue to upload each podcast episode to iTunes manually?

  7. i created a podcast after practicing it many times and SoundCloud just removed it because it contains copyright song

  8. #Noblesse Oblige +Jeremy McDonalD There is a single RSS feed that you either create on your own website (recommended) or SoundCloud can provide you one (not recommend but still doable). You submit that RSS feed to iTunes.

    Then each time you upload an audio to SoundCloud or publish it to your site it is automatically added to the RSS feed and updated by iTunes. @Lo Sheriow

  9. Just a bit confused. If you set up powerpress with the RSS feed to itunes, when you upload each recording to Soundcloud, does it automatically appear on your website through the plugin? Or do you have to embed each individual episode?

  10. When you upload your episode to SoundCloud make sure the option "Include in RSS Feed" is checked under the tab "Permission". This will allow your current track to be included in your RSS Feed if it is public.
    (This might solve the problem when you upload more episodes to SoundCloud but you can't see them on iTunes)

  11. So do you need create a SoundCloud account for each podcast? Or can you use one account for multiple podcasts?

  12. I just started a podcast, and I've just been uploading it to youtube. Do you think that's a bad strategy to get listeners?

  13. Having trouble uploading to iTunes, says SoundCloud doesn’t have enough bytes…. could you do a video on this? What is this and what does it mean or how do I fix it?

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