Today I talk about intro for your podcast. You need to know that you can’t use music you hear on the radio as you need
1. Permission from the songwriter
2. Permission from the performer
3. Permission from the person/company that own the masters rights.
Free Podsafe Music
I found a song on Music Alley. If you use music from this site you have to credit them in each episode. So I found a song and contact the band directly (they broke up, but the singer said it was cool).
Inexpensive Voice Over Work
I found a person on Fiverr who did the voice over for me. It cost $10
I then used Audacity (free software for mac and PC) to put the song and the voice together.
Be careful using fiverr. I would NOT use Fiverr for graphics or intros (I explain in the episode as people use illegal pieces in their work). Here is a comment from one of my listeners:
Dave, I can’t believe what a coincidence that you mentioned them on your podcast. I am working on launching my new podcast in May – The College Money Maze and went to fiverr for a designer for the cover art. I hired designeye, gave me the info about what I wanted and paid $15. He sent me a note asking for more info from me but I did not get to it for another week. When I did get to it, he had already done it. It was not what I was looking for. He was also asking for me to rate his work and my experience. I gave him 2 stars out of 5 and asked him to revise the design (which he indicate that he would do within 24hrs). His next response to me was that he would redo the design if I remove the negative rating. I did not remove my rating and wished him good luck. DON’T USE DESIGNEYE for any graphic art work on your website!!!! He indicated that he was a college student trying to make some money to pay for school. This is not the way to do it.
My $1 Artwork
While there are different services that will make your artwork, if you want to make your own use the website canva.com I used it and it cost me $1. If you don’t use any photography in your image its free.
To see how I did this, purchase the “Podcasting For Free” course.