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Dear Digital Podcast and others who are interested,

To start a podcasting, I have broken it down in simple steps:

1. Set up the layout of your website, either a) you use your own code or another blogging system.

2. Make an account at [url]http://www.libsyn.com[/url] For they take care of your hosting plans and rss feed

3. Use Audacity [url]http://audacity.sourceforge.net/[/url] The best free recording software in the world

4. Use [url]http://www.k7.net[/url] So your listeners can call in

5. Buy A Microphone (logitech is good)

6. Post on podcasting forums to get feedback on your podcast, so that it can always improve...

How much I spent - 5$ a month for libsyn basic + 5$ a month for my webpage (my own code) = 10$ a month...

Then when I got started i paid 30$ a month for a microphone.

So to get started I forked over 40$, which I say is worth it.

I've done six shows, and each show changes because I'm trying to create a format that's easy for me but will attract listeners, hopefully these tips will help you for it helped me.

Last but not least, my next episode (HP007) will be about cops and asians, and I'm wondering what should I do more of and do less of, to make the show better?

Thanks,

Haptran

I learned about Podcasting using this rather fine eBook that I got turned onto. It took me by the hand and not only explained what podcasting was, hot to do it step by step, but it even gave links and ideas on how to make money from Podcasting. If your looking for a one stop resource than this is something you may want to check into. The link is:

[url]http://www.topdrawersolution.com/podcasting-for-fun-and-profit.htm[/url]

Good luck and when I get my podcast broadcast I'll turn you all onto it. Ciao for now!

Magically,
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I really like [url=http://libsyn.com/signup.php?ref=74b3efcb529e2483e031c93e94492bc6]Libsyn[/url] there stats are great. I moved all my podcasts to their service.

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Step 1: Record on whatever you have. Free (or at least already purchased)
Step 2: Encode as [url=http://www.itunes.com]MP3[/url]. Free
Step 3: Sign up and upload to [url=http://www.ourmedia.org]Archive.org[/url]. Free
Step 4: Sign up for [url=http://www.blogger.com]Blogger[/url], post link to mp3 file in post. Free
Step 5: Sign up for [url=http://www.feedburner.com]Feedburner[/url], enable Smartcast. Free

$0 to start and $0 as long as the free services stay free.

Peace,
Russ

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[quote=returley]Step 1: Record on whatever you have. Free (or at least already purchased)
Step 2: Encode as [url=http://www.itunes.com]MP3[/url]. Free
Step 3: Sign up and upload to [url=http://www.ourmedia.org]Archive.org[/url]. Free
Step 4: Sign up for [url=http://www.blogger.com]Blogger[/url], post link to mp3 file in post. Free
Step 5: Sign up for [url=http://www.feedburner.com]Feedburner[/url], enable Smartcast. Free

$0 to start and $0 as long as the free services stay free.

Peace,
Russ[/quote]

Agreed. But I prefer MySpace over Blogger. :(

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Hi. I have a radio interview that I did on cd that I need to edit and turn into a podcast using a windows machine. Can someone please tell me kow to do this and what software hopefully free I can use.

Thanks so much

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thank you imported_haptran and imported_returley these are quick guides for me as I am new on podcasting. are there up and running sites who are doing just the same?

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I host on godaddy and generate my RSS with a hosted Wordpress install. It's very cheap, maybe like 30-40 a year. Incredible storage capacity and bandwidth and I'm in full control. I've seen a lot of people host their stuff on smaller sites like blogmatrix or podomatic, but when they shutdown - you're screwed. All your effort to link and direct people to those urls is scratched and worthless. If you own your own domain, the links you put out there and work for will last as long as you can afford to let them last.

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