Planning to start a podcast channel of your own? Confused about where to host your podcast? There are so many websites available nowadays where you can host your podcast. I am sure you already must be having a plan on what topics you would be covering & how far you would want to take your podcast channel in due course.
Here I am listing down 5 websites where you can host your podcast.
SoundCloud claims to be the world’s largest music & audio platform. After launching in 2008, the platform has become renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts and more.
Pricing: Free as well as paid plans starting from $7/ monthly to $15/ monthly.
Podbean is a podcast publishing and monetization service, providing free and premium hosting packages for individuals and businesses. Podbean offers a user-friendly interface that integrates publishing, management, syndication and analysis tools into an easy-to-use podcasting package. Podbean offers integrated monetization tools for podcasters as well. This includes a patron program to raise a monthly income stream from supporters and a sponsorship marketplace to connect with advertisers. Both are available to podcasters no matter where they host. Additionally, Podbean podcasters can easily sell premium podcast content (episodes or subscriptions).
Pricing: Free trial is available. They offer variously paid plans starting from $3/ monthly to $99/ monthly.
Buzzsprout makes podcast publishing easy. Their easy to understand dashboard is user-friendly. Every podcast you upload gets optimized to industry best practices. Buzzsprout provides everything you need for getting listed in iTunes, Stitcher, and other popular podcast directories, as well as simple instructions to help you. Once you’re in, the directories will automatically update every time you upload. It provides a 100% mobile-ready site for your podcast, which means a great experience for listeners using their phones to listen. Audio players available with easy to copy-paste options for your website/ blog. And yes, analytics is available too.
Pricing: The free plan is available for 90 days & their paid plans start from $12/ monthly to $24/ monthly.
Libsyn is a one-stop solution for everything you need to start podcasting, get your podcast in iTunes and even turn your show into an App. If you are new to podcasting everything you need is here on Libsyn: publishing tools, media hosting and delivery, RSS for iTunes, a website, stats and a platform that has your back as you grow as a producer.
Pricing: Their paid plans start from $5/ monthly to $75/ monthly with further add-ons if required.
Spreaker was launched in 2010 by CEO Francesco Baschieri and CTO Marco Pracucci. It allows you to create, distribute, measure, and listen to live, on-demand audio shows. They claim to be different in many ways. Reasons explained here.
Pricing: Their free plan is free for life & paid plans start from $5.99/ monthly to $119.99/ monthly with additional features included.
If you are new to podcasting, try with SoundCloud to get the whole experience of podcasting. If you happen to create your podcast channel, do not forget to share it with me.