Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast? The anchor app makes it easier than ever before to create and distribute a podcast for free. I’m Jessica from techboomers.com and in this video, I’ll be showing you how to make your own podcast on anchor using your iOS or Android device. Now let’s get started. First, you’ll need to download the anchor app for free from the App Store for iOS or Google Play Store for Android. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can sign up with your email address or log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. Next select I want to make a new podcast. To begin creating your podcast, tap your podcast at the bottom. Then tap the three dots in the top right corner. Select podcast settings. Then tap set up your podcasts now. Next, you can add a name for your podcast. Type in a description for what it’ll be about. Then add a profile image. You can upload one from your device or create cover art within anchors. Selection of backgrounds and add your own text overlay. Choose a category for your podcast based on what subject matter you’ll be discussing. And select a language.
You’ll then see a message letting you know that anchor is setting up your podcasts for distribution on other platforms and that you’ll be notified when you’ve been approved for streaming on platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. To begin creating your first episode, tap tools in the bottom menu. Tap the + to access more tools. If you’ve already recorded audio and want to import it to anchor a select library. Tap Import in the top right corner. Then you’ll be able to select an audio clip from your device. To record audio for an episode within the App, Tap record. Tap the microphone icon to begin recording. Then go ahead and talk about whatever subject you want to make an episode about. When you’re finished top stop at the bottom. Listen to your recording by tapping play. Trim the beginning and end of your audio clip with the trim tool. Just drag the start and end markers to trim off any white noise at the beginning and end of your recording. Preview your edits by tapping play. Top save to save your changes. You can add background music to accompany your recording too. Top add background music to check out anchors library available. Instrumental tracks. Tap play beside any title to preview it. Tap the + to add it to your recording. When you’re happy with your recording tab, save in the bottom right corner to add it to an episode.
Tap add a recording to the episode. You can add multiple recordings to one episode if you don’t want to record it all at once. This makes it easier to create an episode a bit at a time. Tap not yet, so you can continue adding to your episode. Record another voice clip by repeating the same steps. To add a short piece of music between segments, tap interludes. Check out the options anchor has to offer by tapping play beside any title you want to preview. To add it to your episode, tap the + Don’t worry about the order, you add everything in too much as you can rearrange recordings, interludes, and other pieces of your episode later. You can also add sound effects if you like. Anker has a bunch to choose from. Tap the + to add 1 to your episode. Once you’ve added all the sound pieces you want in your episode, tap the X in the top left corner to close tools. Here you’ll see a breakdown of all the voice recordings, interludes, and sounds you’ve added. To rearrange their order, hold your finger down on one of these cards to select it, then drag to rearrange it where you’d like. When you’re done rearranging, tap Save at the top. Top preview episode to see what it sounds like so far. If you want to have a sound effect or interlude in the middle of one of your voice clips, you’ll need to split the voice clip to the point where you want the interlude or sound to play. To do this, tap the three dots on the right of the clip. You need to split. Then select split or remove audio. Tap play to listen to it and find the spot where you want to cut the clip into. Drag the split marker exactly where you want to split the audio clip. We’d recommend listening to it a couple of times just to make sure. Tap split to make a cut. You can add more than one cut if you’d like. Tap save and split in the top right corner when you’re done.
Your one clip will then be turned into multiple clips, and you can rearrange them or put sounds in between if you like. Preview your podcast one more time to make sure you’re happy with it. When you’re satisfied, tap Publish in the top right corner. Now you can add a title and description for your episode so your listeners will have an idea of what it’s about. Tap published this episode when you’re done. Once the publishing process is complete, your first podcast episode is ready for listening. It may take a few days before your first episode gets published on other platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts, as there is a screening process that needs to be completed first in order for your podcasts to be approved for those platforms. Once you’re approved, though, the anchor will automatically distribute your episodes for streaming on other platforms to make it super easy for creators. That’s everything you need to know to start your own podcast with an anchor. Thanks for watching. If you found this video helpful, we’d love it. If you hit the thumbs up button below. Check out techboomers.com for over 100 free courses on all of today’s most popular websites and apps.