Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.
Now, what Janet does for these online courses is she solicits questions from her students and emails them over to me and that’s what I have here on my handy. dandy phone. And so, we’re just going to jump in to some of the questions. First questions was, once you start podcasting, what are the ways to promote them? — to promote podcasts? Well, the fact is, podcasts are best promoted, of course, online. Because ou can link people right over to whatever show you’ve created. You can also share your podcasts via all your different social media accounts — whether it’s Facebook, or Twitter or Tumblr or whatever social media network is your home base. Now, it’s important to remember, too, that YouTube is a social network in itself, so don’t forget, that even if you’re just doing voiceover work it might be helpful to do a video, even if it’s just a static picture and put that up on YouTube as well to gain the benefit of that social media network, too. Of course, for podcasts, one of the biggest places you want to be these days is in the iTunes Podcast Directory. That’s very simple to do. You only need to set up a blog — which you can do for free at WordPress.com or Blogger.com or a variety of other sources — and then you submit that blog to the iTunes Podcast Directory. It will see the shows you’ve put there, slurp them up and suddenly you’re now in the iTunes Podcast Directory, categorized and searchable by anyone who might be interested in whatever you’re talking about.
Links mentioned in this video:
Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com
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