Podcasts in iTunes. Itunes have heaps of free podcasts in their directory about all manner of topics. They have paid podcast as well. You would have to say that iTunes has a strong hold on the market as a leading platform when it comes to the delivery of digital content in the audio field. Podcasts have been around for a long time since the 1980s and they were called audio blogging back then.
What has really pushed them to a whole new level was the invention of the iPod. This gave a whole new audience the chance to access podcast as well as music. The history of pod-casting can be found here…
Pod-casts give you another way to leverage your content, get out there via another medium. As people we all consume content via different means like read, watch video on different devices, and listen in on different devices all while we are in different environments. This means that your content has to be available for people in many different formats. We are looking at audio podcast here so we will be listening to an mp3 production.
So what we do here is produce our content as an mp3 and call it a podcast. This process is recording you speaking, editing it, and posting the mp3 like on your blog or with a pod-casting host then sending the feed to the iTunes pod-casting directory.
Once approved they give you a link for you to hand out where ever you promote your content. People once they have this link will log into iTunes podcast section and listen to your podcast and maybe like it and subscribe to your pod-casts.
When they become a subscriber they will in the future get all of your new produced pod-casts delivered to their iTunes player.
So as you can see pod-casts can be a great way to expand your content to intending listeners who will in turn return to your blog and check out what else you have to offer them. This avenue enables you to build a stronger relationship with your audience. Slowly you blogs popularity should grow from there.
Set up your own podcast and you will have you own internet radio show broadcasting today.
One of the toughest things to overcome when starting out online these days is creating a name for yourself. When I first started out it was much harder and took a whole lot longer and a lot more work than it does today. With the tools that exist today you can reach and more importantly connect with your audience ANYWHERE and ANYTIME they want. This has got to be a huge shift for us.
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If you are ready to take advantage and create a REAL NAME for YOURSELF faster than ever before been possible then you are in the right place. Give podcasting a go and feel the difference.
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