Why I chose Anchor for my podcast

I recently revived my podcast and gave it a new name: The Irish Law and Small Business Podcast.

I had originally started a podcast in 2019 and uploaded a few episodes to SoundCloud. I got too busy at other things, however, and let it lapse.

Towards the end of 2021 I decided to give it another go and breathe new life into it.

I am glad I did and even happier to report that it is going well with good numbers listening to the growing number of episodes.

One of the big decisions I faced when I decided to give it a second wind was whether to leave it on the SoundCloud website or transfer it to some other platform by simply redirecting the RSS feed.

After looking around and doing some basic research on YouTube I decided to switch to Anchor.FM which is a Spotify company.

I am delighted I did and Anchor.FM make it incredibly easy to upload the episodes, promote them on social media, and make them available on podcast sites such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher etc.

The dashboard gives some decent analytics giving data about the geographic location of listeners, the listening platforms, age and gender demographics, estimated audience, unique listeners, and number of plays.

The choice I faced was to go with a site like Podbean, Buzzsprout, Libsyn, Blubrry or similar sites which have a free and paid plan. Or to go for the completely free option of Anchor.FM.

Even if Anchor.FM was a paid option I could not be happier with it and the fact that it is free is a real bonus.

The public site that they give you is professional looking and easy to navigate. The fact that Anchor.FM is a Spotify company cannot be any harm either as you would expect they will be committed to podcasting long term and have the resources to support their podcasting platform.

If you are thinking about staring a podcast and giving yourself a voice I could not recommend Anchor.FM enough.

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