Money is always something to consider when deciding whether or not to start a podcast.
You’re going to put some money into the project and hope that eventually, you make something back, right?
Today, we’re talking about how to make the right decision for YOU when it comes to hosting and storage plans for your podcast.
How to Choose the Right Podcast Hosting Plan
Most podcast hosting sites give you the option to choose a monthly or a yearly plan. AKA: will you get charged once a month or once a year?
When deciding which podcast hosting plan to pick, yearly or monthly, a serious podcaster must consider how long and how often they want to publish content.
Ultimately though, it depends on a creators’ level of investment and commitment to their project.
Before we get into the yearly vs. monthly pricing debate, let’s consider who a serious podcaster is.
Defining a Serious Podcaster
A serious podcaster:
- Is consistent with content creation
- Has a short-term plan for their podcast
- Has a medium to long-term dream for their podcast
- Has the desire to scale their podcast, in terms of audience and content quality
If you’re reading this and considering which is a better investment: a yearly subscription or a monthly one, we’d venture to say this level of research makes you a serious podcaster. Welcome to the club! We’re glad to have you.
There’s a certain element of chicken and egg situation here. Are you a serious podcaster because you’re making a bet on yourself by choosing a yearly plan? Or are you a serious podcaster because you’ve chosen a yearly plan and will therefore have to stick with it or else lose out on the money that you spent? We’re big fans of the practice of manifesting. You will be a serious podcaster because you’ve decided that this is for you!
Let’s run through our pricing plans …
All in One Podcasting Plan
Not just because you’re a newbie, but because getting into a consistent flow is tough. The all-in-one plan is made for the newer podcaster, a podcaster looking to move over from another hosting provider, or if you’re part of a larger team that’s making podcasts as part of your business. And, we offer both annual and monthly pricing for this plan, which allow you to either make a long-term decision or to keep making that decision each month.
Keep calm and podcast on.
The all-in-one plan is great for you at this stage because it gives you unlimited episodes and audio, access to cross-platform analytics, the ability to monetize your show, a free website to display your podcast, and a custom embedded player that you can display on your own website if you so choose!
We want to help you grow your show while you’re at this stage. With that in mind, this plan also allows you to schedule episodes – so that you can set it and forget it, and it’ll still publish when you’ve programmed it to do so! It offers auto submission and distribution so you don’t have to worry about your show reaching all potential listeners. And for further assurance on that front, you can also schedule social media posts. And, of course, we’re here to help along the way with 24/7 customer support.
Both annual and monthly plans offer the same services. The only tangible difference is the price and level of commitment (it’s more expensive to pay month by month – and studies show that monthly customers are more likely to podfade).
Podcast Networks Plan
Let’s move on over to the Podcast Network Plan and why you might decide on it.
If you’re looking to host multiple podcasts, this is the way to go!
For your flexibility, we offer both annual and monthly pricing for this plan. You’ll find that many of the features of this plan are present in the All-In-One plan you just read about.
But wait, there’s more! By choosing the Podcast Network Plan you now have access to all of the features we mentioned above but then add onto it: multiple podcasts, dynamic ad insertion (DAI), custom analytics reports, more direct customer service, and … special requests.
Let’s single out one of the above features for further dissection: DAI. Dynamic ad insertion. Maybe you’re not at the monetization level and you’re thinking “I don’t need to be inserting ads!” Well, did you know that you can use DAI on content as well? Say you record a timely segment that won’t be relevant in two months. DAI allows you to remove that segment after a set period of time. The possibilities are endless! Plus, when you’re ready to start taking on advertisers and/or sponsors, you’re all set up.
Picking the RSS.com Plan That’s Right for You
All in all, the RSS.com podcast hosting plan you pick depends on a number of factors including:
- How many podcasts do you have (or want to have)?
- What is your level of commitment to those podcasts?
- Do you have short, mid-term, and long-term goals outlined for your podcast?
- Do you have plans to advertise?
Of course, we could be asking you questions all day, but these are the core things to consider when choosing your plan.
While a creator with a single podcast would be better suited off with the All In One Podcasting plan, an enterprise with multiple podcasts should pick the Podcast Network plan.
In both cases, the annual option is better both financially and as a show of commitment to oneself and your team.
Save $36 on Your RSS.com Account with the Annual Plan
Why not get a huge discount on your plan?
Upgrade to the RSS.com yearly plan today to get 20% off. That’s a savings of $36.00 each year!