Why We Think BuzzSprout Is The Best
This is a pretty common question that we get from most of our podcasting clients... With all of the hosting platforms, why do we recommend BuzzSprout to host their podcasts? Well, without going in to so much detail you'll be bored, there are three main reasons.
#1: It's Easy To Use
When I first started my podcast, I signed up with Anchor, Pippa, and Libsyn (three major hosting sites you'd find on Google) and to be honest, I was not really impressed by any of them. Anchor was way confusing, Pippa was expensive, so Libsyn ended up being my podcasting platform for the first few months of my show.
To start, uploading my first few episodes was a nightmare. I had no idea what I was doing and there wasn't anything to help me along... No blog posts, no live chat, no tech support. BuzzSprout has all of these things plus a podcast (BuzzCast) to help their users as much as they can.
Plus, applying to streaming platforms was a lot more difficult with Libsyn. Libsyn assumes you will Google into oblivion until you figure it out (which I did), but BuzzSprout walks you through it step-by-step. It's seriously so much easier to use, I could go on for days!
#2: It's Customizable
One of my biggest pet peeves is when there are companies made for entrepreneurs that are supposed to help them out--whether it be client management, podcast hosting, blogging, or anything else really--and THEIR logo and branding is all over it. I know it's a really random pet peeve but seriously, I think about this all the time.
As entrepreneurs, we want the tools we use to be branded to US, not THEM. With BuzzSprout, I love that I can change the color, font, and look of the player embedded in my website, something that most other hosting sites do not offer. This way, the player matches the rest of my website and does not stick out like a sore thumb. If this isn't important to you, then so be it. But it is for me!
#3: It's Affordable
BuzzSprout has three plans which you can check out on their website and I touch upon in the BuzzSprout Tech video. Switching from Libsyn to BuzzSprout, I was not worried about the few dollar price jump from $7 to $12/month... Here's why.
I learned early on that my $7/month plan with Libsyn did not actually mean $7... They do not give you unlimited storage, and even for my 4 10-minute episodes every month, I had to continuously archive previous episodes to upload more just about every other week. Not only was that tedious and time-consuming, but it was also frustrating because they had a $5 minimum to pay online (which was the only option), so I would get messages like, "You need to purchase $2.14 of storage to upload this episode," but then I'd be charged $5. Annoying!
I could go on and on.
Seriously. but I'll save you the boredom and leave it at that! If you'd like to continue the conversation with me, feel free to hop into our Facebook group and ask anything you'd like. And if you're still skeptical, by all means try out other platforms! I've heard of plenty of people using and enjoying Pippa, I just couldn't justify the cost for what they offered. Experiment and go with what works for you!
Ready to try it for yourself? Be sure to use this link to receive a $20 Amazon gift card after your show has been active for 2 months!