[See Part 1 First] Continuing where I left off in part one of this two part series, I wrap things up with a discussion about the remaining basic pieces you’ll need to start a successful podcast. I’m defining a successful podcast here as a podcast that starts off with all the core elements in place so that you don’t have to go back and fix the foundation of your show in the future. Often times, mistakes are made when setting up a podcast (understandably due to excitement and the rush to get started) that will often require an entire rework of the core elements of your podcast.
In this episode I guide you through creating artwork for your podcast, establishing an RSS feed, getting your show on various podcasting directories such as iTunes, marketing and promoting your podcast and a few extra elements to add to your show as you grow.
Most important of these factors is the proper setup of your RSS feed. The best way to ensure that you don’t run into major problems in the future is to use Feedburner to enhance your originating feed. This will not only help create a valid feed, add extras to your feed while allowing you to easily control its appearance but most importantly it will give you the ability to move your audio and/or video file host anytime you want without affecting your audience.
This episode, in combination with episode 050 (part 1), provides a solid foundation on which to build your show. You’ve learned how to produce a podcast and with this episode you learn how to enhance, deliver, and promote your show. All of these factors will set you up for a long lasting show that can be built upon as your grow your podcasting skills, knowledge and library.
Links mentioned on this episode
TPS050 – Part 1 of 2 – Podcasting Basics
Show Artwork – TPS036 and Podcast Quick Tips
Feedburner – TPS005 (Feedburner for Podcasters) & TPS030 (Feedburner Refresher)
Creating a Feed – Feed for All, Posterous, Feeder
ID3 Editors – mp3Tag (windows, free), ID3 Editor (Mac, $)
Podcast411.com – Directory of Directories
Tubemogul.com – Mass Video Distribution
Quora.com – User generated, question and answer social network
Podcast Marketing and Promotion (category) – TPS007 – Marketing Your Podcast