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  • Grow and engage with your audience by converting existing blog posts to podcasts.

    When having a blog, you might want to expand your audience and reach a broader number of internet users who rely on audio and other mediums of communication apart from written text and graphics.

    For this, you will need to know how to convert your blog posts to downloadable mp3 audio formats.

    This will not only make your blog more popular but also give you more opportunities to market your content as more users gain the ability to interact with you giving you more insights on how to develop the blog to meet their needs.

    Other benefits of converting a blog to a podcast are that you can make passive income from the same as you can advertise other brands and get affiliate commissions in the podcast or engage your audience more in-depth, creating a following.

    The following online tools are available to help you with that.

    Play

    Play helps to narrate Medium, Pocket, WordPress, or any site’s article in more than 30 types of voices with excellent quality. Not just the English, but it also helps you with French, Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.

    For WordPress users, there is a plugin for that by Play.

    You can get it started in FREE without providing a credit card.

    If you are using WordPress, install the plugin,  go to your WordPress dashboard to select the blog post you want, select the voice, and the language you want, then click convert to audio.

    After converting the audio…

    Refresh the respective post, and you should find playable embedded audio files.

    As you can see, the audio player is responsive, and it offers a beautiful dashboard where you can see the analytics.

    Amazon AI

    Amazon recently announced turning text to speech service using deep learning. You can convert anything to build a speech-enabled product.

    Amazon Polly supports more than 50 languages.

    • English
    • Danish
    • Spanish
    • Korean
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • German
    • French

    and many more…

    Imagine your English written article is converted into Japanese audio. Amazing!

    Good news for WordPress user…

    Amazon Labs with WP Engine has released a WordPress plugin to make content available to listen.

    It’s a low-cost solution. Give a try to see how it works.

    Blogcast

    Blogcast is the simplest solution when it comes to audio generation for articles. Just add a link to your articles, add the embed to your blog, and you’re up and running!

    Trinity Audio

    A brilliant WordPress plugin that can turn your existing blog posts into audio podcasts, Trinity Audio takes content diversification to another level. It allows you to choose from various different Amazon Polly voices and that too in your preferred language.

    This plugin can make a great impact on your audience as more and more people are turning towards listening to audios; whether they’re at the gym or stuck at the traffic, podcasts are taking over the internet. On top of that, not everybody likes to sit in front of the computer and read a whole block of text.

    Trinity Audio allows you to:

    • One-click convert and add a player to all of your blog posts
    • Select where you’d want to place the player
    • Select your default gender voice
    • Choose your preferred language
    • Add a post excerpt into the audio player

    With all these great features, you can get access to this amazing plugin for absolutely free.

    SpeechKit

    Meant for news articles, SpeechKit will instantly turn your text into audio using their library of realistic voices that are bound to increase engagement. You can try out their instant demo on their website. Just copy and paste the URL of the news article and watch the magic.

    This service uses NewsNet as its audio technology, which is rather new but swiftly blooming across the text-to-speech space. They have a great video player and offer monetization options, which include ad placements.

    You can track and analyze every bit of your performance stats, thanks to their in-depth analytics. To conclude, SpeechKit can dramatically increase your reader engagement, subscriptions, and revenue.

    WebsiteVoice

    Works rather for all types of bloggers and publishers, WebsiteVoice is an amazing option to consider. It takes no more than 5 minutes to turn your articles into professional audio clips, resulting in better content accessibility.

    To start using this solution, all you have to do is:

    • Sign up
    • Customize the button to match your brand style
    • Install on your website using just a line of the script

    Once you install it, you can let it run automatically every time you publish new content. Also, their voice technology sounds very natural and human-like. If you’d want audios in different languages, you can do that too. It supports over 15 different languages, including Korean, Danish, and Romanian.

    Conclusion

    I think turning articles to audio for people to listen is a great way to increase the engagement and overall time spent on a site.