After some trial and error, we were able to successfully get the podcast listed on iTunes. This seemed like a task that would be fairly easy to complete. There are a lot of different avenues that lead to iTunes; some are free but most are paid, subscription based options. Google quickly returned Blubrry, Libsyn, and SoundCloud. They all seemed to be pretty highly regarded but also carry a $10/month price tag. Not that we’re too cheap to shell out $10/month, but I have a tendency to forget about random $10 monthly charges so I wanted to try to find the “free-fifty” option. Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin on the WordPress platform seemed to fit the bill. I found that if the audio file is under 64MB, I could upload the file to my host account via WordPress media upload. That allowed us to utilize the plugin, setup an RSS feed, and then submit that feed to iTunes for approval.
Now that we have this part of the puzzle down, we can focus on setting up more interviews and generating more content. We’re looking forward to talking to a chiropractor with visions of an on-demand adjustment service followed by a startup founder looking to revolutionize the lawn care business.