Last Updated on May 9, 2021 by Kelly Thoreson
Want to offer your audience a way to consume your content without actually READING it?
Turning your blog posts into audio files is a great way to reach more people and easily repurpose your existing content.
Let’s take a look at how to do exactly that below!
How to Turn Your Blog Posts Into Podcasts (Video)
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Options for Creating Podcasts + Audio-Versions of Your Blog Posts
Let’s take a look at your options for creating audio-versions of your blog posts:
- Create a podcast
- Create a YouTube channel
- Upload your audio to a host + embed it in your blog post
- Use a text-to-speech WordPress plugin (easiest option)
Keep reading to explore each option!
Create a Podcast
If you’ve already have or are willing to put in the work of recording yourself narrating your blog posts, the best bang-for-your-buck would be to create a podcast or YouTube channel!
After your podcast or channel is created (see instructions below), then you would:
- Upload your audio file
- Embed the podcast episode or YouTube video in your blog post
How to embed a podcast and/or video into your blog post:
- Insert an HTML block into your blog post
- Copy the embed code from your podcast/video host
- Paste the embed code into said HTML block
How to Start a Podcast
If you are already doing the work of recording yourself reading your blog post, you might as well repurpose that content and reach a whole new swath of people!
Start a YouTube Channel
Another easy way to offer an audio-version of your blog post is to host the recording on YouTube.
You don’t even have to show your face! Many podcasts, like My Brother, My Brother, and Me, upload their episodes to YouTube and simply display their podcast art as the video while the audio plays over it.
Of course, if you use this method you gain the added benefit of reaching the YouTube audience as well!
Learn how to set up a YouTube channel below 👇.
How to Create a YouTube Channel
Audio Hosting Websites
If you want to record yourself reading your blog posts aloud, but the thought of starting a podcast makes you curl up in a ball and cry, there is another option.
There are audio hosting websites that allow you to upload your file and embed it anywhere you’d like.
No channel creation required!
After you’ve uploaded your audio file, simply embed the code in your blog post using the instructions above.
Text-to-Speech WordPress Plugins
By far the easiest option is to use a text-to-speech WordPress plugin.
This method allows you to offer your blog post as audio in just a matter of minutes!
Text-to-speech plugins embed an audio player into your post and create a robot-read version for your audience’s listening pleasure.
While not as polished as human-narration, we’ve all become familiar with listening to Siri-esque robot voices and I doubt your readers will think twice about it.
Text-to-Speech for Blog Posts Video Transcript
How is everybody this morning?
Hi bloggers, happy Tuesday.
So today we’re going to talk about how to add an audio version onto your blog post.
So kind of like turning your blog post into a podcast!
Turning blog posts into podcasts is easier than you think and can open your blog up to a whole world of new customers!
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