Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Q&A Saturday - Kevin Touch & Uncle Mike

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this first call of the 2018 series, Uncle Mike shares his story, as we learn that English is his 2nd Language. We discussed the fact that no matter what, our mission here is to share our purpose with others, and we found encouragement through our conversation to do just that. Share with us now the magic of Anchor Audio and the Record with Friends connection.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Get Started with Free Podcast Hosting on Anchor

Free Podcast Hosting from Anchor.fm

Starting a podcast has been on your to-do list for ages right? People always tell me that one of the things that prevents them from starting a podcast is the cost. Well what if I told you that you could start a podcast for free. Yes, that's right, all you need is an idea and a smart phone and you can sign up for free podcast hosting from Anchor.fm.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is for you to start a podcast fast!

The next thing you might be worried about when it comes to your podcast is the technology. Or maybe you think that you need a lot of equipment to start your podcast, but trust me you really don't. All you need is your Android phone or iPhone and you are good to go. So grab your phone and let's get started with your brand new podcast.

Don't let the tech get you down, because you can rest assured that you'll be able to master the tech easily with all the free podcasting resources here on Anchor Boot Camps.

This site features tutorials from Dr. Dan Davidson, Avie Uniglicht and your's truly Ileane Smith. Together we have years of experience with teaching and training people just like you the craft of podcasting on Anchor and a whole lot more.

Where do you go from here?

After you sign up for your Anchor podcast you'll want to start listening to other stations and connecting with people who will support you on your podcasting journey. Join us on Facebook in either of these recommended Facebook Groups:

Anchor Boot Camps - The companion Facebook Group to this website and blog.  Share any questions or ideas you have about the Anchor app.  Blog posts from this site will be published in this group.

AnchorsAwave - The original Anchor Tech Facebook Group by Avie Uniglicht.  This group is great for general Anchor discussions and tips moderated by Avie (@AskAvie) and for advanced techies and geeks!


Anchor Voices - Where you can post, publish & promote your Anchor content.  Your content will be considered for the upcoming Anchor Voices book project - moderated by Dr. Dan Davidson @AnchorTalk

Leave a Callin if You Need More Help

You can callin to any of our stations if you have a question and you would rather get help inside the Anchor App. Here are our station links:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Make a Request on Anchor

"Make a Request" to Encourage Your Fellow Anchormates When They Go "Off Air"

When your favorite Anchor broadcaster's station is "Off Air" you can send them a request to encourage them to record a new segment.
Off Air simply means that the person hasn't published a new segment in the last 24 hours on their Anchor.fm radio station. When that happens, here's how you can give them a little nudge.

Listen in to hear how "Make a Request" works! 

This is what the request looks like on the receiving end. I like to add emojis so the person gets a sense of how much fun they are missing out on. I hope it works.
If you want to see the video watch it now.
You'll also find more Anchor video tutorials on Twitch and on YouTube

Monday, January 1, 2018

How to Optimize Your Anchor Profile

The Perks of Completing Your Anchor Profile

In your haste to become a podcaster, you may have neglected to fill out your Anchor profile in it's entirety. Maybe you added your profile pic already, but there are a few other features of your profile that you don't want to overlook!

After all, your Anchor profile says a lot about you and it can be the key to the growth of your Anchor Channel. You just launched your very first Anchor station and you are ready to turn your segments into a podcast. This is so exciting! You have always wanted to have your own podcast and Anchor makes it super easy to get your podcast up and running and listed on iTunes!

In your haste to become a podcaster, you may have neglected to fill out your Anchor profile in it's entirety. Maybe you added your profile pic already, but there are a few other features of your profile that you don't want to overlook!
After all, your Anchor profile says a lot about you and it can be the key to the growth of your Anchor Channel.

Your Profile Tells a Story

When people are on Anchor and they are tying to decide which stations they need to favorite, you might only have one shot at winning them over and convincing them to favorite your station.

With these tips you can be sure that people know what to expect from your station as well as how they can connect with you on other platforms above and beyond your Anchor podcast.

Here are the fields you can complete on your profile:


  • Profile Images
  • Name - 21 Characters
  • Anchor URL - 25 characters after the slash
  • Description
  • Your URL of choice
  • Your email
  • Your Password
  • Twitter connection
  • Facebook connection
  • Apple Music
  • Spotify
  • Station Archive (toggle)

In the video above I'll walk you through each section and help you set up a winning Anchor profile.





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