How to turn an article into a podcast?

Are you a blogger who’s keen to expand your audience? Then this one’s for you!

 

You might have a blog and your own website with captivating images, colorful graphics, and an attractive layout. Still, it would be best to consider the fact that many people prefer other ways of engaging with content online, like listening to the audio content, as it provides convenience to the users under various circumstances.

 

They can listen to the audio form of content while still multitasking on their day-to-day chores. According to a study by emarketer, nearly 70% of the adults in the US have listened to audio content once a month, and 91.7% of them consume it through mobile.

 

However, many bloggers and online businesses have completely ignored the opportunity to have audio content available on their websites.

 

As a result, they have limited their potential audience size by keeping all their content strictly in written format.

 

So how can you get your blog to reach a larger audience with audio content?

 

Which tools and software are available that you could use to transcribe your content into such communication mediums? Will you have to hire someone to do that?

 

Or is it better if you did it yourself, saving yourself some capital, time, and effort in the process? You have probably stumbled upon these lines.

 

Well, the simplest solution is converting the article into one of the audio formats like Podcasts.

You can even create a series of podcasts based on your article, which will help boost your audience size.

 

So how to easily convert the article into an audio format?

 

Have you considered using a text to speech (tts) tool in your blog posts? If you’re like me and have read a lot of blogs, websites, and articles that use TTS tools, you have seen that it’s pretty popular.

 

While there are many solutions for TTS, let me introduce you to the one we recommend -  Animaker Voice, an AI Powered online text-to-speech software to create human-like voices from just the text in 50+ global languages.

 

Through machine learning and artificial intelligence, Animaker has made making podcasts as simple as making pie.

 

In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to turn an article into a podcast by creating human-like audio from just your blog content/ website. It’s easier than you think, let’s get started,

 

How to convert an Article into an Audio Podcast File?

 

  • Step 1 – Copy & paste the article content
  • Step 2 – Customize the Voice
  • Step 3 – Download the Voice

 

First, let’s head over to the Animaker’s Text to Speech Web Page.

 

If this is your first time on Animaker Voice, click on the Sign-Up button to create a new account with Animaker. (If you are already a registered used on Animaker Voice just click Sign in)

Once the sign-up is complete, you will be directed to the Animaker Voice application.

 

What you see above is the interface of the Animaker’s Text to Speech application. Before starting with the steps to turn an article into a podcast, let us get you acquainted with the different sections of the Animaker’s Text to Speech application.

 

It consists of three sections: the Menu bar, Text Input Field, and Voice Settings.

 

  • Menu Bar – On the left-hand side of the bar, you will see the Animaker Voice icon with a drop-down arrow. Clicking on the drop-down arrow will show you the options directing you to Dashboard, Feedback, Tutorials, Help, and Create new audio.

 

On the right side of the Menu bar, you will find options to Save, Share and Download files.

 

  • Text Input Field – The central blank space is the Text Input field. This is where the text has to be entered. You can straightway type in the text or even copy and paste the text/script in the text input field. The text input has a character limit of 2500 characters.
  • Voice Settings - On the right-hand side of the text input field, you will find voice settings floating window. With this, you get complete control over the voice you want to use in your computer-generated voice. Following are the different voice editing options available,

 

Gender – Under the Gender option, you can choose between Male and Female voices.

 

Language – Under the Language option, you can choose the language for the voice. Animaker’s Voice Generator Application is packed with 50 different global languages.

 

Voice – Under the Voice option, you can choose from different voices available based on the Gender and Language that you have chosen. In total, the Animaker’s Voice Generator Application is packed with over 200 different computer-generated voices.

 

Auto Enhance – The Auto Enhance option is an AI-based neural-voice enhancer that allows you to automatically enhance the voice output without manually optimizing other additional options like breath effect, speed, pitch, etc., to the selected voice.

Now that you have a clear understanding of the interface let’s move on to the steps in turning an article into a podcast,

 

Step 1: Copy & paste the article content

Now copy and paste the article you want to convert into a Podcast in the blank text input field. You can also type in the text directly into the text input field.

 

In this instance, we will turn this article into a podcast - Jeff Bezos and his “two-pizza” rule.

 

Note: A single voice project can accommodate up to 2500 characters. If the text file you are trying to convert into a computer-generated voice exceeds 2500 characters, we suggest splitting the text into two separate projects and then downloading the voices. Of course, you can always merge them together later.

 

Step 2: Customize the voice

After you copy and paste the article’s contents into the text field, you can use the voice settings on the right-hand side to customize your voice for the Podcast.

 

Select the gender, language, and voice for the Podcast according to your preferences. There are more than 200+ voices and 50 global languages to choose from so take your time to decide on the right human-like voice for your Podcast.

 

Animaker Voice also provides editing options to fine-tune the voice manually by adjusting the speed, pitch and volume of the voice.

 

 

Animaker  Voice pushes the voice editing canvas further by allowing you to add real-life breathing or break effects in between the words. These options come with adjustable volume and duration options for the voice output.

 

Also, you can use the Reset button to undo all the changes made to the voice

Step 3: Download the voice

 

Once all the editing and customizations to the voice have been done, you can proceed to the Download option at the Menu bar on the right-hand side of the interface.

 

The edited voice will be downloaded as an audio file in mp3 format. And now, you can easily upload this audio as a Podcast to your blogs/websites.

 

The Animaker’s Text to Speech tool also allows you to share the project. Use the Share option on the Menu bar and enter the email address to share the project.

 

We hope you learned how to turn an article into a podcast in a simple three-step process. Then, it’s time to get started and unleash your creativity using Animaker Voice.

Now that you have a strong TTS version of your blog, you can host this file on platforms like soundcloud and start a podcast show there. In addition you can also embed the Voice version of your text content at the beginning of your blog. This way, people can decide which version(Text or Audio) of the content they want to consume. This will surely improve the average time a reader spends on an article and thereby your article’s SEO performance too.

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