by Russell Sherrard
I was first introduced to creating a podcast for various things. I listen/watch a tech show on the weekend and the host mentioned an app called Anchor.fm.
I went to Anchor to check it out.
A few of Anchor’s best features:
UNLIMITED FREE HOSTING →
We don’t believe in charging creators to make or store their content. No storage limits, no trial period, no catch.
This one of the main reasons that I went with Anchor
ONE-CLICK DISTRIBUTION →
Make your podcast available everywhere people listen (including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify), with just one click.
This is another reason I went with Anchor.
MONETIZE YOUR PODCAST →
Get paid for your plays by beloved brands we’ll match with your show, or collect monthly payments from your listeners. Or both!
This is a good feature that I don’t have to worry about. It is taken care of for me
PODCAST WITH FRIENDS →
Record with guests or cohosts anywhere in the world, or collect voice messages from your listeners to include in your episodes.
This feature only works on “compatible” smart phones. I was told when I downloaded the app that my phone was incompatible. Not only that this feature only works on compatible phones.
STRAIGHTFORWARD ANALYTICS →
See at a glance how your podcast episodes are doing over time, so you can understand and grow your audience.
Good feature. Easy to read.
RECORD FROM ANYWHERE →
Anchor’s mobile apps, iPad app, and desktop platform make it easy to capture audio anywhere, anytime.
Again, does not work on incompatible phones. I found an alternative. Use freeconferencecall.com Works better than the app and your recording can be up to 6 hours in length.
Despite some shortcomings of the app I decided to create my own podcast. It is called Ask the Author Podcast.