Great choice! By outsourcing your website to the experts, you can forget about the management, and spend it on what matters: your content.
Okay, let's take a look at our favourite managed website tool: Podpage.
Podpage works with thousands of podcasters creators to build and manage their podcast website. It also allows you to create a blog, build a mailing list, receive voicemails, collect comments, and a lot more. So, let's recap the benefits.
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What's the Advantage of Using Podpage as my Podcast Website?
Podpage is a managed, third-party podcast website creator. Going down this route will save you a lot of time in setup and maintenance, and it'll remove the need for any technical know-how. The trade-off is that you're going to lose some of the flexibility, customisation, and outright ownership of building your own WordPress site.
There's no right or wrong route here. It's all about what works best for you. Though Podpage can't offer the wide open customisation you'd get on WordPress, it's still an immensely flexible platform. It's packed full of great tools and features for podcasters, with new ones being added all the time.
Podpage's USP is that they can build you a podcast website in less than 5 minutes, with no technical knowledge necessary. You can even test it out, on their home page, by just popping in your RSS feed.
How Does it Work?
In order to create your podcast website, you need to already have a podcast set up. That means signing up with a hosting provider, and publishing at least one ‘episode' (which could be as simple as a 30-second trailer).
Once you've created your podcast (or at least, a very early version of it), you can head over to Podpage and create that website preview in just a few seconds.
Simply find your show or enter your RSS feed (a unique URL given to you in your podcast hosting account) and you'll get a look at your shiny new podcast website.
If you like what you see, you can sign up properly and begin tweaking, customising, and adding in all the bells and whistles.
Here's our full review of Podpage if you'd like to learn more about this fantastic service.