How to Start a Podcast from Home

Got an idea for a podcast but not sure where to begin? Here's a quick guide on everything you need to know to start a podcast, all from the comfort of your own home!

Jamie Ashbrook
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Podcasts are quickly becoming the best way to share your stories with the world. According to Edison Research, 144 million people listen to their favourite podcasts every year. With Podcast.co, you can easily start a podcast and upload your first episode in minutes, all from the comfort of your home!

Who Are Podcast.co?

Podcast.co is a new way for you to share your content on-demand. Built by the Radio.co team with years of experience in the audio industry, Podcast.co is the best way for you to start a podcast, build a community, and spread your message further.

Use Podcast.co's all-in-one platform to publish and organise your podcasts with ease. No technical headaches, guaranteed. They'll even submit your podcast to all the major directories for you, including iTunes, Spotify, and loads more!

  • Your content on-demand and accessible 24/7.
  • Save time by scheduling episodes in advance.
  • Reach a wider audience on places like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google.
  • Collaborate and manage multiple podcasts incredibly easy.
  • Generate revenue and turn your podcast into a full-time business.

Start your podcast in minutes! Try Podcast.co for FREE now, publish your first episode in minutes, and share your stories with the world!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Radio.co and Podcast.co?

Radio.co is for broadcasters streaming live shows and connecting with listeners in real-time. Podcast.co is for creators, businesses, and communities looking to spread their message further with on-demand content.

How do I sign up?

Signup here - if you plan on hosting multiple podcasts then talk to one of Podcast.co's agents about the Network plan here.

How much does it cost?

You can signup for the POWER plan which starts at $15 (£12.50 or €13.40) per podcast, per month, which will be billed annually as one charge of $180 (£150 or €160). There's also a monthly plan of $18 (£15 or €16) per podcast, per month.

Note: The UK and EU pricing displayed is not inclusive of VAT.

What payment methods are accepted?

Podcast.co accept debit card, credit card, and PayPal. Cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.

How do I upload radio shows as podcasts?

Shows that have been recorded can be uploaded as MP3 or M4A files to Podcast.co, either via drag and drop or by clicking the Upload Episode button in the dashboard.

Record Your Podcast

Whether you want to start a podcast as a hobby at home or professionally for your business, you can use just about any microphone to record your audio. Although cheaper equipment doesn't get you the best results, they're a good place to start for newcomers.

The Rode PodMic and RodeCaster Pro are considered an excellent starter pack that offers professional high-end results without breaking the bank. Our friends over at Podcast.co setup and test out the equipment to demonstrate how you can record your podcast.

Edit Your Audio

Editing your podcast's audio can seem daunting, especially if you've never edited before. Adobe Audition offers professional editing capabilities without loads of technical hurdles. Here's a quick rundown of the essential tools needed to make your podcast sound brilliant.

Upload Your First Episode

Using Podcast.co, login to your dashboard. If you haven't created an account yet then get started for free. Upload your first episode by simply dragging and dropping your audio file in the browser.

Either publish your episode right away, schedule it for later, or make it unlisted so no one can listen to it without a direct link. Playback all your uploaded episodes to make sure everything sounds right.

Create a Home for Your Podcast

Create a home for your podcast without needing your own website. Send listeners to your own custom podcast landing page that matches the look and feel of your podcast.

Podcast pages are automatically created for you and updated with your latest episodes, so it's incredibly easy to manage! There's no technical knowledge required, simply customise your page's style, artwork, and info all within your Podcast.co dashboard.

Share Your Podcast with Custom Players

Reach your listeners wherever they are with your own custom branded and embeddable podcast player. Choose a style that fits your brand, customise what listeners see, and allow them to subscribe, download, and share your podcast.

Distribute to Popular Places

Maximise your global presence by listing your podcast on massively popular directories. Podcast.co will publish your show to all major platforms like Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts so you can reach millions of listeners.

Alternatively, you can submit to podcast directories yourself!

Understand Who's Listening

Get to know how well your podcast is performing with solid and reliable analytics. Get an overview for the month or week, then dig deep into which days are working best for your podcast.

Discover your most popular episodes, where most people are tuning in from with top locations, and from which clients like Chrome, Apple Podcasts, and many more!

Turn Your Episodes into Videos

Create podcast audiograms to convert your episodes into video, share them on social media, and grow your listeners. Share your podcast to places like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, you can even upload entire episodes to YouTube!

Start Your Podcast in Minutes!

Podcasting is by far the most easiest way for you to share your stories with the world, all from the comfort of your own home or business. Hopefully, these steps help you towards starting your own podcast. If you're looking to get started then try Podcast.co for FREE now, publish your first episode in minutes, and share your stories with the world!

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