Spotify is the most accessed podcast platform in the world, catering to an audience pool of 406 Million spread across 184 regions. Earlier, due to the beta program, it was tough to host podcasts on the platform. But as of 2022, Spotify has made some changes and now accepts all podcasts.
So, if you are looking to start your own podcast on Spotify and want to know how to do it, you are in the right place. In this post, we will teach you the process of getting your podcast to Millions of users on Spotify in a step-by-step manner.
Two Ways of Uploading a Podcast to Spotify
There used to be two ways you could upload your podcast to Spotify. Firstly through Spotify’s aggregator partner Anchor and secondly by using Spotify for podcasters. But Anchor is now a part of Spotify for Podcasters, and now there is only one way to start a podcast on Spotify.
At the end of the day, all that matters is your hard work and passion, reaching millions of ears.
With that being said, let’s get started, shall we?
How To Start A Podcast on Spotify Using Spotify For Podcasters?
Note: Spotify does not host podcasts by itself. To get your podcast on Spotify, you must offer a link to an RSS feed.
Step #1: Spotify for Podcaster
Visit Spotify for Podcasters and click on the get started button.
Step #2: Choose To Start A Podcast
There are two options, you can either start a new podcast or connect with your previous podcast.
Step #3: Sign Up For Spotify For Podcasters
Enter your name, email, password, and date of birth, and click on the Sign Up button.
Step #4: Make Your First Episode
You need to verify your email, and after that, make your first episode. Click on the “Let’s do it” button to start.
Step #5: Create Your Episode
You can create your episode using record, library, music, messages, and transitions options. You can also choose to upload an episode directly from your computer.
Step #6: Episode Options
Once you upload your episode, you can make changes to there, like Episode Title, Episode descriptions, and choose the publish date.
Once you’re done making the changes click on the “Next” button.
Now you need to set up your podcast, such as Podcast Name, description, category, and language.
Conclusion: How to Start A Podcast On Spotify (2023)
We hope we were able to help you through our thorough step-by-step guide on uploading podcasts on Spotify. So what are you waiting for, record your podcast today and get it out there for millions to listen to?
So this is the step-by-step guide to help you get started with your Podcast on Spotify.
It does not cost you anything to publish a podcast on Spotify. However, you will need podcast hosting to publish your podcast to any podcast directory. There is also free podcast hosting options available for you to choose from. Spotify is completely free of podcast listeners as well. You can buy Spotify Premium to get rid of ads.
Spotify recently introduced monetization tools on their platform; you can use these tools to earn revenue from your podcast. You can also earn money from paid sponsorships, ads, and Patreon. If your podcast has a huge audience, then there is a possibility Spotify will make a deal with you to list your podcast exclusively on their platform.
If you are using a podcast hosting service to submit your podcast to Spotify, then you can check out the statistics directly from your host. But if you submit your podcast directly to Spotify, you can see your podcast’s detailed statistics directly from Spotify’s podcasting page.
No, Spotify will not pay you anything for adding your podcast to their platform. They make the exception for those with a massive audience, such as Joe Rogan, to add their podcast exclusively on Spotify, and for that, Spotify will pay a hefty sum of amount.
It can take you a few hours to 4-5 days for your podcast to go live on Spotify once you publish it. They also don’t inform you when your podcast goes live. You need to check it out for yourself.