Here are some resources available for podcasters (new or existing), creators, and small businesses during this time of uncertainty
They made a Creator fund to help creators in this time of need. They will give up to $500 to help cover anything: rent, child care, groceries, medical, whatever.
SBA is offering disaster relief loans for small businesses up to $2 million at a 3.75% interest rate (2.75% if non-profit)
Zencastr is giving you unlimited guests and recording time on the free Hobby plan for their remote recording software.
Buzzsprout is offering free Pro accounts for:
- School or college moving classes online
- Federal, state, or municipal government
- Any non-profit or charity working to combat COVID-19
- Other requests on a case-by-case basis
Whooshkaa is an Australian podcast hosting company and is offering free private podcasting to schools K-12 worldwide. Rode also partnered with them to offer equipment in Australia. Apply Here.
They updated their free plan to let you send broadcast emails up to 500 subscribers and are giving you access to two of their paid courses. Sign up here.
Anchor is a great podcast hosting option for kids and teachers. It’s free, can be used 100% mobile, and is a great way to learn.
Smart From Scratch
Pat Flynn of SPI is giving away Smart From Scratch: How to Find a Winning Business Idea & Land Your First Customer. It’s normally $249.
Blogging For Business
Ahrefs is giving away Blogging For Business, a $799 course, for free. I’ve gone through part of this course and it’s excellent.
DigitalMarketer opened up free access to DigitalMarketer Lab for through at least the end of March 2020.
Popular free guides and posts on Podcast Insights:
How To Make Money Podcasting (some options, like in-person events, might not apply right now, but many of them do)