Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to use Spotify for Podcasters, formerly known as Anchor FM. This platform is a free podcast host used by millions, including celebrities.
Setting Up Your Account
To get started, head over to Spotify for Podcasters. You can sign up using your email, Facebook, Google, or Apple account. You can also sign in with your Spotify account if you have one. Make sure you’re at least 13 years old to use the platform.
Once you’re signed up, it’s time to set up your podcast. You’ll need to provide a podcast name (keep it under 30 characters for better visibility) and a description. Choose a podcast category and language, and you’re good to go. Yes, you can only choose 1 category so think hard.
Don’t forget to add cover art and links your social media accounts. The cover art should be square, ideally 3000×3000 pixels or 1080×1080 pixels.
Uploading Your First Episode
You can upload audio or video files. Supported file types include MP3, WAV, MPG, M4A for audio, and MP4 or MOV for video. Drag and drop your file or select it manually.
Add additional details like episode type, season number, and episode-specific cover art. This helps in better categorizing your content.
You can add Q&A and polls to your episodes, but these features are only available on Spotify. It’s a fun way to engage with your audience.
Monetization and Listeners
You can set up monetization options and strategies to attract listeners. However, don’t expect to become a millionaire overnight; the earnings are minimal.
Publishing and Review
Once you’re satisfied with all the details, hit publish. Your episode will go through a review process, which usually takes a couple of days.
That’s it! You’ve successfully set up your podcast on Spotify for Podcasters. Feel free to reach out at email@example.com for any further queries or podcast consulting needs.
Happy podcasting! 🎙️