Anchor- The Best Way to Start a Podcast
Anchor is an app that has made starting a podcast easier than ever!
If you read my post How to Start a Podcast: 5 Easy Steps for Beginners, you know that I mentioned briefly using Anchor to publish your podcast. I want to go a bit deeper about this app and some of the great features it offers.
1. Distribution to every major platform
There are many platforms that people listen to their favorite podcasts. When you start your podcast, it can be overwhelming with how you get on Itunes, Spotify, and the other ten significant platforms. Anchor does it for you. Yep.
You post to Anchor, and over time, they will get you approved to every major platform.
Anchor lets you focus on creating dope podcasts while they take care of reaching as many people as possible.
2. Editing for Your Podcast
You may feel overwhelmed with how to add music to your recordings or add transitions as you hear on the radio or your favorite podcasts.
You do not have to be an expert sound designer to have an expert sounding podcast.
Anchor allows you to record right into the app, and then you can add background music and transitions. It is pretty amazing what you can do as an editor on this app.
3. Monetize Your Podcast
Who doesn’t want to make some extra cash from their podcasts?! You have an option to monetize your podcast by creating ads in your podcasts.
What is impressive is the fact that you have complete control of where in the podcasts the ads play, and you actually record the ads with your voice. You can keep the ads genuine and authentic with you which I love. The more listeners you have, Anchor will link you with more companies to put ads on your podcasts.
Anchor is looking to help you as a creator, which is fantastic.
4. Interview people from anywhere in the WORLD!
Setting up interviews traditionally can be difficult because usually, you have to be in the same room.
NOT WITH ANCHOR.
You can start recording a podcast and have people from anywhere in the world seamlessly call directly into the recording.
You can have up to 8 people calling into the podcast at a time. This feature allows you never to have to stress about traveling to your guests for an interview.
5. Anchor is FREE
You would think that you would have to pay a lot of money for all of the features above- NOPE!
This app is free.
You can have an incredible podcast that can reach thousands of people for free! This is a no brainer. So go and get ready to record your first podcast.