Adding your podcast audio or video to your website is sufficient, however, there are drawbacks.
Firstly, the reach of your podcast will be limited to the number of your website visitors. This may not be beneficial, especially if you are podcasting as a marketing tool for your business or service.
Also, depending on your hosting your bandwidth and storage may be limited. This could mean your website crashes if you receive a spike of downloads. Not Good!
Nowadays, there are many features that were not around just a few years ago. These can really help the popularity of your podcast. You may miss out if you have not got these features implemented on your web server.
Podcasting features include: –
- Subscription and sharing options
- Social media integration
- Statistics and monitoring
- Download and permalink options
You are better to use a third party software platform for your podcasts. These are setup with the sole purpose of delivering and syndicating podcasts. Many of these platforms even have a free option so that you can try it out.
As your podcast becomes popular you can upgrade to a paid plan.
Here are the most popular podcast hosts:-
You can record your own podcast using cheap or free tools. However, if you are trying to portray a professional image you might want to consider our voice over services or our audio production for a professional show intro.