What is a podcast? How to make money by podcasting?

A podcast is an audio or video program that you can download to your computer or mobile device and listen to it at any time. It is similar to a radio broadcast, but instead of being on the air for a set period of time, it continues indefinitely.

Podcasts are typically published on the Internet and can be downloaded onto portable devices such as smart phones, tablets, and computers. Unlike other types of media files (such as music or video), podcasts are made up entirely of digital files.

The term ‘podcast’ was coined in 2005 by Adam Curry, then editor-in-chief of technology news site MacWorld. The word was created from the words ‘broadcast’ and ‘download’ because it was intended to describe how quickly an episode could be downloaded after being broadcasted online (Curry). Today there are over 100 million people who listen to podcasts each month (Podcast Metrics). According to Edison Research in 2016 there were more than 70% growth in podcast listening since 2013 (Podcast Metrics). Podcasts have become very popular because they allow listeners to choose what they want to hear while also allowing them flexibility when doing so. This makes podcasts a great alternative for those who may not be able to sit down with their favorite radio show every day due lack of availability or preference for something else during that time period (Kelley). Another benefit is that listeners do not have any commitments when listening; they can pick  they want to hear and then go about their day.

Podcasts can be categorized into a variety of different types, including news, comedy, education, and more. News podcasts are typically short audio files that provide listeners with the latest information on current events (Kelley).

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What is a podcast? How to make money by podcasting?

Definition of podcasting

Podcasting is a new form of audio broadcasting that was introduced in the late 1990s. It is a digital format that allows users to make their own audio files and distribute them over the Internet. These files are called podcasts, which are similar to radio programs but can be downloaded or streamed at any time. Podcasts can be listened to on different devices such as computers, smartphones, portable media players, and even some car stereos.

The word podcast comes from the combination of ‘pod’ (a term used for an iPod) and ‘cast’ (an old term for an audio broadcast). The first podcast was created in 1999 by Adam Curry who worked as a journalist at MTV News. He launched his show called “The Myspace Podcast” which featured interviews with celebrities from music industry. Afterward, other podcasters started launching their shows too; these included shows about politics, technology news, comedy performances etc., all of which were distributed online via websites or through applications installed on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

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Podcast vs. Radio

Podcasts and radio are similar in many ways. Both are audio-only, both can be downloaded or streamed, and both have the ability to play on a computer or mobile device. However, podcasts differ from radio in several key ways.

First of all, podcasts are typically shorter than traditional radio programs. Podcasts range from as short as 10 minutes to as long as several hours depending on the show. This makes it easier for listeners to listen while doing other things like driving or exercising because they don’t have to sit through an entire program before getting started again later on (unlike listening to a whole hour of talk radio).

Secondly, podcast listeners can choose which shows they want to hear based off their interests instead of being forced into hearing what the host wants them too hear like with traditional radio programs where you’re stuck listening until the end unless you change stations (which is very difficult if you don’t know how). With podcasts though, listeners can go back and listen at any time and skip over any parts that they don’t want to hear without having listened through the whole program first (unlike with traditional radio where you have no way of skipping ahead except by changing stations).
Podcasts also allow for more interactivity between hosts and their audience than traditional radio does. Podcast hosts often ask questions during their shows such as “What do you think?” or “What do you hear?” This allows podcast listeners who may not be able to make it out into public every day during a live broadcast session with a host gives them another opportunity every week/month/year when they can tune in online via streaming audio or download an MP3 file so that they can still participate even if they aren  “listening from the couch”.

How to make a podcast?

How to make a podcast?

Podcasts are easy to create with tools like GarageBand on the Mac or Audacity on Windows computers. You can record yourself reading an article, a news broadcast, or any other piece of content and then edit it into a podcast.

There are many ways you can share podcasts with others: through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter; by emailing friends; by posting them on websites such as Medium; or by sharing them through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher Radio, Overcast FM, Pocket Casts for iOS devices and more.

Secondly there is also the option of listening to podcasts directly from websites such as NPR One (National Public Radio), The New York Times (NYTimes), WNYC Studios (New York Public Radio) etc… There are also apps available for listening too such as NPR One app for iPhone/iPad/Android devices which gives you access to all the shows produced by National Public Radio stations across the United States – this includes shows like Morning Edition & All Things Considered! Other popular options include Spotify & Apple Podcasts which allow users around the world to listen via their smart device!

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How to make money by podcasting?

I know what you’re thinking: “How am I supposed to make money from my podcast? I don’t even have any guests or anything like that!” Well, don’t worry about all that just yet because it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any guests or if nobody listens; there are still plenty of ways for podcasters to make money from their shows. You just need a way for people to hear your show and give it value before they will pay attention and listen intently (The Podcaster's Bible). Here is how:

    1) Sponsorships – One way podcasters can earn income is by selling sponsorships on their shows (The Podcaster's Bible). This means that companies pay them an upfront fee in exchange for advertising during the show. The best part about this type of income stream is that it works whether or not anyone listens; so long as they hear your ad at least once then they will keep listening and hopefully become customers after hearing your message (PodShout). Another benefit of having sponsors is that they help cover expenses such as hosting costs, equipment costs, etc.; which means more profit left over each month after expenses (The Podcaster's Bible).

  2) Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing works when someone clicks through from another website or blog post and buys a product after seeing an affiliate link; then the person who referred them pays them a commission out of the sale price (Affiloblueprint). This type of income stream requires little work since all someone has to do is create an account with ClickBank where they sell products related with whatever topic/service/product/etc their blog posts cover; then when someone buys those products through clicking through their link then they get paid automatically without having too much involvement in promoting  

3) Adsense – Adsense is a form of online advertising that works by placing small pieces of code on other websites. When someone clicks on the ad they are taken to a website where they can either buy the product or leave their information for future emails; this means that you don’t have to worry about selling your own products since you just get paid every month based off of how many people click through your ads (The Podcaster's Bible). This income stream requires very little work since all someone has to do is create an account with Google and then place their ads on other websites; then when someone clicks through their ad, they will be taken directly to the website where they can either buy or sign up for an email list (PodShout).

Last Word,

The podcast is a great way to share the gospel with people who are not interested in church. It can be a great tool for evangelism and outreach. The podcast is an easy way to reach people who are not interested in church, but want to hear about God’s love for them.

There are many different types of podcasts that you can listen too. There is Christian pod-cast, news pod-cast, and even comedy podcasts! There are also many different ways you can listen too it such as through your phone or computer or even through an app on your smart device! You could also listen to it on the radio or just by listening through your speakers!

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