In a world where everyone has a course, everything costs coin, and you are trying to spread your message on the low, things can get a little sketchy. But have no fear, Anchor is here!
This app is the easiest way to start a podcast, seriously. It's in their tagline.
All you need is a phone, access to Google Play or the App Store, and 81.1 MB of available storage.
Okay, I'm not positive about that last part. I just checked my own iPhone storage and, even after having 13 podcast episodes on there, it hasn't taken up a lot of space. Oh, and it's free on iOS. F-R-E-E. Who doesn't love that?
Once you've signed up, Anchor instructs you on what's needed, how to record, and allows you to search through the app its self to find lesser-known, totally awesome podcasts.
But wait, there's more!
Once your podcast is approved, and after recording a few episodes, you'll start getting emails about available listening platforms you're now on. For instance, my podcast, appropriately titled, "The B.A.B.E is a Beast" is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, and a few other platforms.
This means more ears, more conversations, and further reach. Bless!
It can't really be that easy, can it?
Oh, yes, it can!
The hardest part is coming up with episode ideas, deciding if you want a co-host, choosing music (if that's your thing), and staying disciplined with creating content.
I've been podcasting on the low since January and I'm doing it simply for me. Because yes, you can be the why behind creating this project. Yes, you can talk about unpopular opinions and life experiences and live your best auntie life, finally.
Okay, so maybe that last part is just me. However, the premise is the same.
Protect your energy and project your purpose.
And, please, for the love of everything, don't spend money you don't have. Don't place all your chips on the number of listeners you'll gain "overnight." Put the wallet down and have faith in you; your voice needs to be heard.
Just think of me as your fave auntie who can throw down in the kitchen, breathe life into your office, and has a thing for that boho bougie life.