How to Schedule Podcast Episodes in Podbean

Scheduling a podcast allows you to set the time and day for your podcasts or blog posts to be published. The scheduling feature conveniently helps you plan ahead and/or ensure consistent timing of episodes. Here’s how to set up podcast scheduling:

Step 1: After you have written your post, click the triangle icon on the right of the “Publish” tab for the dropdown menu and choose “Publish on…”. Enter the date and time you wish to publish the post and click the “Schedule post” tab.

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You can always go to the “Publish”-> “Episodes” page to re-schedule your posts by clicking the pencil icon of each post and then changing the date/time. You can also edit the content of a scheduled post.

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Your post is now scheduled for publication and will appear on your site at the time and date you’ve arranged. This is great for planning around times when you’ll be away or just batching your work to make things more efficient!

 

How to Create a Podcast for Internal Communications (Protected/Private Content)

Creating Protected Audio/Video Content for Your Members or Employees

Podbean offers “private podcasting” to limit content access to permitted members (see plan pricing for the number of private members included with each plan; enterprise plans are also available for larger organizations and customized options).

With this feature, you can create content that is available only to members (“private content”). You can add members manually to your account, or batch add them by uploading a .txt file of multiple email addresses. You can also delete members individually or by uploading a .txt file. SSO and other authorization methods are available for enterprise users.

When you create private content, only these permitted members (such as your internal team members) will be able to access it. When those members login, they will be able to access the content online or by listening with the Podbean iOS app or Android app.

How to Upload Large Media Files to My Podbean Account: Using FTP

If your audio or video files are particularly large, you might want to upload using FTP. Here are the steps to do so.

To upload files with FTP, you’ll first need to download a FTP client. You can download the FTP client FileZilla here: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php, or choose another FTP client of your preference.

Then, follow these steps to upload your file via FTP:

1. Activate FTP uploads in your Podbean account.
Go to “Publish”->”Media Manager” in your Podbean account and click the “Ftp Upload” button.

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Once you’ve clicked the “Activate FTP Upload” button, you’ll see your FTP server name, username and password.

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2. Connect your Podbean account with FTP.
Open your FileZilla or other FTP client, and enter the “Host”, “Username” and “Password” into the boxes. The “Host” is the FTP server name in your Podbean account. Click the “Quick Connect” button to connect them.

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3. Upload your files to FTP.
Go to the Local Site box, choose the file you want to upload, then right click and select “Upload” in the pop-up window. Alternatively you can just drag the file in to the Remote Site box.

4. Import the file from the FTP client to your Podbean account.
After the files are uploaded in your FTP, refresh the “Media Manager” page in your Podbean account and you’ll see all the uploaded files. Select the file and click the “Import” button to import to your Podbean account. After it shows as “Imported”, you can click the “Media Manager” tab on the left side of this page to see the imported files. You can click the “Refresh” button near the “Import” button to display more files that are uploaded in the FTP.

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How to Create Premium Subscription Plans for Your Podcast

Podbean offers easy-to-use podcast monetization tools, including premium content options so you can charge for content. This can be done by charging a fee for a single episode or by creating premium subscription plans.

To create premium plans, first set up your account to be linked to Stripe for payment
(in the premium page of your dashboard) and then follow these steps:

Step 1. To add a premium plan, go to the “Premium”->”Premium Plans” tab and then click “Add a new plan” under the “Add Subscription Plan”.

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Step 2. You can set it to be a recurring plan/payment (such as monthly) or a one-time payment (Season Pass) plan with fixed start and end date.

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Step 3. If you wish to create a recurring plan, you can set the billing cycle for whatever length you want in days, weeks, months, or years. Name the plan and choose your price.

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You also set up a flexible free or discounted trial period for your paid subscribers. It can be couple days, weeks or even months. Click ”Set Trial Period” to set the trial settings.

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Step 4. Click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this page and you’ll see the update success message.

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When you publish episodes, you will choose “free” or “premium” in the editor. When you choose “premium” you will have the option to charge a fee for the single episode or add it to one of our premium subscription plans.

Though listeners cannot purchase premium content in the Podbean app, they can listen to it there if they are logged in with their corresponding login information that they used to purchase the content.

Note: If you wish for some paid content to be available to subscribers as well as for separate purchase, please post the file twice choosing each corresponding option. For best results, please name the audio files with different names.

Related article: Podcaster fees for premium content