Earlier this week, I made a brief mention of using your articles to create a podcast. In this post, I’m going to expand upon that brief mention.
This idea will only work well if you are writing at least one article a week, which if you’re blogging you should be doing much more than that. So, assuming you’re writing one or more articles a week, this is how an article-based podcast could be produced.
Step One: Select an article
Every week, choose your best article to record. It can be an ever-green article, a response to reader questions or one that is based on key word research.
Step Two: Record yourself reading the article
If you have recording software on your computer, go ahead and use that. If not, use a conference calling services such as FreeConferenceCalling.com to record yourself reading your article over the phone.
Step Three: Post the audio to your blog.
Create an audio post on your blog. Include “Podcast” in the title and mark it with the “podcast” tag and category.
Step Four: Syndicate the podcast through iTunes
Using a plugin or service, make sure that your weekly podcast post are syndicated on iTunes to reach a larger audience.
- To make your podcast sound more professional, you can add intro and extro music.
- To increase the chances of people finding your podcast, post a link to it on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
- Invite others to listen to you record your article over a conference line and answer their questions afterward.
- Once you’ve posted the audio version of the article, post a comment on the original text version pointing to the audio version.
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