If you think you're 100% in control of your podcast; you're fooling yourself. Not unlike other digital products, every podcast is reliant on a complex chain of services -- some free, some not -- that each represent a potential fail point.
In this short episode, I run down 10 I though up in just a couple of minutes, including:
- Hosting companies (yes, even if you roll your own)
- Tracking services
- Website hosts (yes, even if you host your own)
- Computer hardware
- Marketing services
- Social media
- Saas (Skype, etc.)
- Governmental regulations
- Podcasting apps and directories
Any one of those going south could cause major problems for your podcast. Perhaps even prohibiting some (or all) of your audience to consume your content.
Are you prepared for when the inevitable happens?