Welcome to Libsyn!
We are happy to have you join our podcast family. Our priority is to provide you the tools you need to publish, distribute, and track the success of your show, and provide you the support you need to help keep your show going.
This checklist will help set your show up for success from day one. It assumes this is a brand new show hosted at Libsyn.
If you are migrating an existing show to Libsyn, check out one of our migration tutorials based on the service you are migrating from for step by step instructions on a successful move.
Alright, let's get started!
The Podcasting Workflow
You can break down the podcasting workflow into 3 steps:
- Upload & Publishing
Step 1: Creating Content for Your Podcast
Episode creation occurs prior to working with your podcast host. This is where you get to record your content and export it in a podcasting friendly format. To learn more about best practices for creating and encoding your media files for your podcast host, check this out:
Step 2: Upload & Publishing
This is where your podcast host comes into play. There are a few steps we need to accomplish to get our show ready for podcast directories and start publishing our episodes. Let's number those out:
- Sign up for Your Podcast Hosting account at Libsyn
- Configure your show settings (title, artwork, etc)
- Publish Your First Episode
Step 3: Distribution
There are hundreds of podcast directories and apps available out there. Many of them just pull directly from Apple Podcasts so simply submitting there gets you a lot of places.
But, there are other directories that are pretty cool also such as Spotify, Deezer, Radio.com, and others. These tutorials show you how to submit to many of these podcast directories. You are not available in a podcast directory such as Apple Podcasts or Spotify until you specifically submit to that directory.
Getting Help When You Need It
Talking to fellow podcasters on social media is a great way to gather a wide range of opinions, thoughts, and experiences. There are many fantastic groups on Facebook, lists on Twitter, and so on that can offer peer support.
However, if your issue is technical in nature, rather than tactics, we encourage you to reach out to our support team. No one knows our system better than they do, and they can take a look at your entire setup and tell you exactly what is up.