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How to Make a Podcast

Free Podcasting Masterclass with Printables

If you have been considering starting a podcast, but haven’t yet taken the leap, what’s holding you back? For many people who desire launching a show of their own, there are several questions they want answered before they dive in.

That’s where this free podcasting masterclass comes in! The team over at RSS.com Podcasting have created a webinar that walks you through everything you need to know from narrowing your niche to the budget required for launching your own show, and even how to name your podcast.

How to Use This Masterclass

You can watch the class for free on YouTube. And, if you would like to follow along and take notes you can use this free printable that features the slidedeck and lines for every slide to joy down any thoughts you have or epiphanies that come up during the presentation.

If you would prefer to only see the slides, you can download the slidedeck here. Or if you would like to also see the speaker notes along with the slidedeck, you can download those here.

To get the most out of the Masterclass, turn off any distractions, and just give yourself the 45 minutes to digest everything you are about to learn. Then, we recommend giving yourself an additional 15 to 20 minutes after the presentation to brainstorm and consider the possibilities.

After the presentation is over, if you would like to try your hand at podcasting, you can get your first episode completely free from our friends at RSS.com Podcasting. You don’t even have to enter your credit card information. Sign up for your free account today!

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How to Submit a Podcast to Pandora

Hey everyone! This is Ashley with RSS podcasting. In this episode, I’m walking you through how to submit a podcast on Pandora. They may be widely known for music, but Pandora has recently become another popular way for listeners to tune into their favorite podcasters. Here’s how to get your show on the platform.

First, head to AmpPlaybook.com/podcasts. You will need a Pandora account to submit your show. If you don’t have an account, register first, and then come back to the Amp Playbook landing page.

Once you’ve logged in, you should see a message that says “Welcome to Amp!” On this page you can submit your podcast. Choose your submission type as “Podcasts,” and then click “Start Submission” 

On the podcast RSS Feed page, you’ll copy and paste your feed from your hosting account into the URL form. Then, click “Next.”

On the podcast details page, you’ll share whether your show’s playback order is episodic or serial; if the show is timely or evergreen; if your show is branded, the average downloads per episode and total number of downloads. You can get this information from your analytics page on your RSS.com podcast hosting account.

Pandora will also ask if you would like to be contacted about selling ads in your podcast. Finally, you’ll share your podcast’s social media feeds, and then click “Next.”

In the podcast owner details section you’ll share your email address, and phone number so that Pandora can reach you if they need to. After filling out this information click “Submit.”

Next, you’ll read through the terms and conditions, and scroll to the bottom of the page to digitally sign your agreement, and click “Submit.”

Provided there were no errors in filling out the form, you should see a pop-up that reads “Congratulations! Your podcast has been submitted to Pandora. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for the team to review your submission.” 

Click “Ok,” and you will be taken to your podcast dashboard, where your status should now read “In Review.”

You’ll receive an email from Pandora after the team has reviewed your submission letting you know whether or not it has been accepted to go live on their page. If your show has met the review requirements, and you filled out the submission form correctly, hopefully your podcast will be accepted and visible on their website.

Our show took around three weeks to be accepted, and is now live on the Pandora website. And there you have it! Your show is on another podcast directory so you can keep spreading the word about your amazing show!

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