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Podpage: A Product I Wish I Created
Out of all the different media platforms, podcasts are arguably the hardest to grow. But the counter to the difficulty is the reward you get from having even a moderately successful podcast.
The relationship that you build with listeners is completely different than the relationship you build with readers. The voice has power.
Well, for podcasters, it’s been traditionally difficult to create websites or “platforms” to host your podcast. All your content was either found on iTunes, or YouTube, or Spotify. Obviously this is how podcasts work, but in almost every case, a podcaster wants to have a website where they can publish their episodes, leave show notes and links to resources mentioned in the episodes, have transcripts for those who are hearing impaired, and have a place to collect email addresses so they can publish and promote new episodes or even send a newsletter in conjunction with the podcast.
So, you have a podcast, but you also need a website. What do you do?
Naturally, you create a WordPress site. But, there’s a problem.
In order to do that, you have to hack the posts together. Usually, this comprises of creating a post, putting a featured image at the top, embedding the podcast player, having links to iTunes and Spotify, having a little bit of content, have a section for show notes and links, and then embedding a YouTube video at the bottom of the post.
It’s clunky, it’s manual, and it’s not native. Most of the time, it looks something like this …
I promise you, every person that has a podcast goes through this. You want to have a website, but you don’t want to spend all your time getting embed codes from 9 different websites and making it work.
It’s the classic square peg in a round hole.
Until (drum roll 🥁🥁🥁🥁) ……………..
Podpage is a website platform that charges you monthly, and in exchange, you have a prebuilt website specifically designed to host podcasts. It costs $15 a month, and this entire problem is solved for you.
In the backend of podpage, all you have to do is copy and paste your links. This includes your …
YouTube video (each episode link needs to be pasted in for each episode.
Then, you can create a list of your sponsors, and podpage automatically lists your sponsors on the website.
Podpage also make it easy to incentivize listeners to leave a review.
It does it all.
Now, when I publish a podcast, the webpage for each episode looks like this.
Note* - I’m on a mission to get Brenden Mulligan (the founder of Podpage) on my podcast. If by some off chance, you know him, send him my way. K? Thanks.
Have a great day.