5/8 How To Create A Website For Your Podcast | Start A Podcast Fast

5/8 How To Create A Website For Your Podcast | Start A Podcast Fast

Hi and welcome to Start A Podcast Fast, the
series where I show you how to get your podcast started really quickly. I’m Ryan McLane from
podcastfast.com. In this lesson you’re going to learn how to
create a website for your podcast. I totally recommend that you get a website for your
podcast. Every podcast that I have has a website associated with it and I believe this is essential
if you want to build a business around your podcast. I’m going to explain why I recommend
this. However it is possible to take this RSS feed from SoundCloud and submit that to
iTunes in Stitcher Radio without having a website. So if you want to do that simply
skip forward to the lesson about How To Submit Your Podcast To iTunes And Stitcher Radio.
Let’s look at why I recommend that you actually have a website for your podcast. The first reason I recommend having your own
website is that it gives you full control of your podcast. It’s much easier to rearrange
the order of your podcast. You can get SEO benefits by using your own website which will
help you rank higher in iTunes and it just means that if SoundCloud goes away tomorrow
or you media host goes away tomorrow you can switch over to someone else and there’s going
to be no issues with your podcast at all. Your listeners won’t even know and you can
continue to build your audience. The second reason and the main reason I recommend
that you use your own website is that you can actually build an asset that you can make
money from. You can control it and you could potentially sell that down the track. A website
is a place where you can collect email addresses by giving away freebies and you can market
to these people over and over again. You can create and sell products on your website which
is something you definitely can’t do on SoundCloud. You can get Google traffic as well as iTunes
and SoundCloud traffic by getting transcriptions of your podcasts and putting them on your
website and you can turn web browsers into podcast listeners. People therefore come to
your website, they see your stuff because they’re reading it, they realize you have
a podcast and they start listening so it’s a great way to build your audience. Getting
more listeners allows you to maximize your revenue. If you want to learn more about making money
from your podcast and building an asset using your website then go to www.podcastfast.com/money
to get our free tutorial on the best way to make money from your podcast. The first step in setting up your website
is actually buying a domain name. So this is your www.yourdomain.com. For me, it’s podcastfast.com.
This is going to cost you $10 a year in order to own this domain. I recommend you purchase
your domain from Go Daddy. You can get there by going through my affiliate link at www.podfast.com/godaddy. Finding a domain name using Go Daddy is really
easy. In the search bar, simply type in the domain name that you want. For example “podcastfast”
and then click search domain. We can see that unfortunately podcastfast.com is taken and
that’s because I already own it. However, we can see suggestions of different names
that we could call ourselves, like podcastquick.com, and there are lots of other suggestions down
there or we can simply search again. So in this case let’s search podcast and we can
see that that’s not available at all so you basically just keep searching until you find
one that you’re happy with it. Let’s say I type in “podcasting for you”. Yes we can see
that that is available. You can also search for domains if you click
the domains tab. You can click this bulk domain search and you can search from multiple domains
at once using this, but “podcasting for you” is available so I’m going to click continue
to cart. Go Daddy will now try and upsell you so I just want to let you know you don’t
need any of these upsell so just click continue to cart and don’t select any of them. Here
we are at our cart and I suggest that you change this term from two years to one year
and you can see that this is $9.91 Australian so it’s probably even going to be cheaper
in US dollars, and you click proceed to checkout. If you’re a returning customer you can sign
in. If you’re a new customer you can click continue under the new customers section.
You then simply fill out your details: enter your credit card information or pay with Pay
Pal UnionPay or Moneybookers and click continue. So that is how you buy a domain name for your
podcast. The next thing we want to do is actually set
up a website for our podcast so when people go to our domain name there is actually a
website name there. In order to do that, we need hosting. What is hosting? When you visit
a website what is actually happening is your computer is downloading that website from
someone else’s computer and hosting is a fancy way of saying that you’re putting your website
on someone else’s computer or you’re putting on servers which are like really big rocks
of computers. You can do this yourself; however, it’s painful and expensive. It’s much cheaper
just to use a host and I’m going to show you a very affordable host right now. I recommend
end use Arvixe they are a great host, they have great support, and great uptime. I haven’t
had any issues with them. You can check them out by going to www.podcastfast.com/hosting
and if you use the coupon code “podcastfast” all one word then you will get 20% off your
first Invoice. I will be using Auvixe in this demonstration
so if you decide to go with another host then some of the things in this tutorial may be
a little bit different. The cost of hosting is going to cost you $5.60 up front plus $7
dollars per month or if you pay for two years up front it cost you $76.80 using the coupon
code “podcastfast” and that works out to about $3.60 per month. Therefore as you can see
it is extremely affordable. To get setup with Auvixe simply go through
my affiliate link at www.podcast.com/hosting and that will bring you to this page where
you can click on the big view plans button in green. You can then choose between personal
class and personal class pro. The only difference is the number of websites that you can actually
have on your server. Therefore for the cheaper one – personal class, you can only have six
and for personal cost pro it’s unlimited and the price obviously is different. We will just go ahead and click order now
and we then want to make sure that we put in our coupon code so we put in podcastfast
(all one word, all lower case) and we click use and we can see that that has given us
a discount of $19.20. You can change this from a two year period by hovering over the
price in clicking the edit button and then adjusting the period. However I do recommend
two years because it works out to be $3.60 per month instead of $7.00 per month. You
then fill out your details and click the next button. On the next page we now select the
third option which is neither. We will neither register nor transfer a domain name. That’s
because we bought and we’re keeping our domain name with Go Daddy which is the most recommended
supplier. We then put in our domain name, so for me it’s podcastfast.com. We then skip
over all these add-ons, we don’t need those and we click next. We can then review our
order and we can click place this order and then finally you can go ahead and you can
make payment with Pay Pal, Google Wallet and they have a whole bunch of other options as
well. Once you are set up you receive this hosting
account information email from Auvixe Now you need to keep this email, it’s very important
that you keep this. We will need the domain name DNS information and the control panel
information. The next step is to change your name servers.
If you don’t understand what that means don’t worry basically the name servers are what
tell someone’s computer if they type in your domain name, it tells where your website is
actually located. To do that, we go back to godaddy.com and we click the sign in button
in the top right hand corner and sign in. Once we’re signed in we then want to find
this domain section and click launch. We then want to find our domain. I’ve got a lot of
domains as you can see. Chances are you’ll only have one, but find your domain and to
the right of it you can see this little arrow, if you click on that, it’ll open a drop down
menu and you need to click “set name servers”. These name servers will be set to standard
so you need to actually change this to custom and you then want to click this “enter custom
name servers button”. Remember that email that I said don’t lose from Auvixe? We’re
going to need that now. If we go to the domain DNS information, what
we’re looking at is the domain name server 1 and domain name server 2. That’s all we’ll
need. Let’s copy domain name server 1 and we then need to paste that in as our first
name server. We go back into our email and we copy domain name server 2 and we then paste
that in as the second one. We then click the OK button and we click the Save button. We
can now see that our request has been submitted changes may take a few moments to take effect.
By a few moments they mean 12 to 48 hours. It can take up to two days for those name
servers to change and to point to your website. That is therefore something to keep in mind. Let’s go back into our email and that email
from Auvixe and we want to find this section Control Panel Information and we want to find
this alternate address and for me it’s [inaudible 9:02 @auvixe.com/cpanel.] Yours may be slightly
different. Let’s click on that and open that up. We can then log in using the login details
we choose when we signed up and we can find our user name here, right under the alternate
address. It will then bring us to this page which is our control panel and this is the
very back end of your website. Setting up your website on WordPress is super
easy. Simply scroll down until you see the script section or the softaculous apps installer
and we want to click on Word Press. Word Press is a super easy to use platform for managing
web sites, blogs, podcasts and everything like that. It’s the one that I use for every
website. In fact about a third of the entire internet is set up on Word Press so it’s highly
stable, highly recommended, millions of people use it. Simply click the blue Install button,
you then choose the right domain. In this case it would be podcastfast.com. Where it
said in directory, you want that to be clear so that way you will install on podcastfast.com,
not podcastfast.com/wp. For a database name you want to make this
something that is memorable so you know that its associated with your website so I might
just put PF which stands for Podcast Fast. Lead the table prefix, we can put in our site
details, so for me I’ll put podcastfast and for my subtitle I put Don’t Just PodCast.
For the admin user name, change this from admin. If you leave this as admin that will
open you up to hacks a lot easier so I’ll just change this to Ryan. And then simply
enter what you want your password to be and then also put in your email address. For me,
that’s [email protected] . If you want to learn how to create your own
email address like Ryan at [email protected] or you at yourdomain.com then I’ve got a tutorial
showing you how to do that. Go to www.podcastfast.com/email to get that tutorial. We then skip over everything
else. We also skip over the themes which are what the look of what our website is. I do
have a tutorial showing you how to make your website look awesome. If you want to check
that out go to www.podcastfast.com/awesome. We then enter our email address so we can
get our installation details and we click the Install button. It’s now installing and
the installation is complete. It is that easy. The next step is to install the blubrry pal
press plugin which gives podcasting functionality to your website. Let me show you how to do
this. We need to log into our website using the word press back end. In order to do that
simply go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin. For me that’s podcastfast.com/wp-admin. We can
now log in. Now you’re in the back end of your website. If all of this looks a bit confusing
for you then please don’t be scared there is a bit of a learning curve with using Word
Press but once you get used to it is very easy to use. If you need to learn how to use the basics
of WordPress then you can get my free WordPress basics tutorial by going to www.podcastfast.com/wordpress.
I walk you step-by-step through the basics in that video but I’m also going to show you
a little bit about WordPress in the coming lesson when I show you how to post your podcast
episodes. However, for now we need to add the blubrry PowerPress plugin and in order
to do that on the left hand side we need to find this plugin section and we need to go
down to add new. We can see a whole bunch of different plugins that we can add but in
the top right we want to click on the search bar and we want to type Blubrry and the first
one to come out should be this Blubrry PowerPress podcasting plugin, hit the Install Now button
and then confirm it. It will then install and we click the Activate plugin button. The
Blubrry PowerPress plugin is now activated. There are some extra settings that you do
need to go through to set this up correctly so you can submit it to iTunes. However I
will be showing you exactly how to do that step by step in an upcoming lesson: How To
Set Up The Blubrry PowerPress Plugin Correctly. However, before you can set up the Blurry
PowerPress plugin you do need to publish your very first podcast episode, so that is going
to be the topic of the next lesson. That completes this lesson: How To Create
A Website For Your Podcast. By now you should have purchased a domain name, you should have
purchased hosting and you should have created your website using the instructions that I
shared with you. I’m looking forward to showing you how to publish podcast episodes using
WordPress in the next lesson. So until then don’t just podcast, podcast fast. I hope this lesson was helpful to you. If
you liked it then we have more advanced tutorials available to help you learn how to podcast
better. We also have tools and resources available. You can check out all of that by heading over
to the website at www.podcastfast.com. Until next time, time don’t just podcast,
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24 thoughts on “5/8 How To Create A Website For Your Podcast | Start A Podcast Fast

  1. Really like your simple tutorials, have been able to set up my website successfully on WordPress.  With their themes the website looks awful and doesnt have any ability to email or post comments etc.  How do I make my site look better and gain these capabilities?  You mention podcastfast.com/awesome but there is nothing there.  Any info, however brief appreciated..

  2. I have a question. I already have a free WordPress website. Can I just pay for a domain name through WordPress and be able to add the plug in or do I have to pay for there plans?

  3. I've followed your tutorials verbatim and when I try to log in to the backend of my domain (11:34) I get a 'Not Found' error message. Help!

  4. why are there no tutorials at the links you have provided? wordpress basics, how to make your website look awesome etc…

  5. Thanks for the tutorials, especially the one on powerpress. Would you might giving me a link to the music sources you recommended? I love your bumper music. Thanks.

  6. Thanks Ryan +Podcast Fast. V.clear and easy to follow. And, this comes in just the right order for me — thinking as 'podcaster' first, and other guff next. In fact, i really don't want to bother setting up a website BECAUSE i have a dedicated YouTube page (for vlogcast versions of my podcast) and Facebook for community-building, dedicated to my new brand as well. Do u know if you can create a feed from Facebook, ie. skip the need to create a website just to have a tiny bit more control? Methinking, the less things i have to juggle the better!

  7. What does it mean by the domains? How many different domains that you can have? Or is that pages? Thanks!

  8. Great tutorial! I have a couple of host websites, and I am very new to PODCASTs and was wondering how hard it would be to add the PODCASTs to the existing websites?

  9. In the section for entering the name-server information. Will the website not show up until the name-server connects. You mentioned in the 24-48 hours?

  10. I just started a podcast, and I've just been uploading it to youtube. Is this a bad strategy for getting listeners?

  11. WARNING: RANT These videos are SUPER helpful, BUT, I'm in the US and Arvixe has been a HUGE HASSLE. I have no idea if they treat Aussie customers differently, or what, but I've had so so many issues and raised prices in the year and a half I've used them. I don't have a better suggestion, but don't get stuck with them if you dont have to…

  12. I used this series 3 years ago to start my podcast and I loved it, BUT PLEASE DO NOT use Arvixe. Their customer support (live chat or support tickets) is TERRIBLE. And if you are based in the US, it seems worse somehow. So please, consider not using Arvixe.

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