by Alan Levy
BlogTalkRadio is pleased to announce the launch of two new premium service packages. These packages are designed to give hosts more enhanced features, including call screening, dialing out from the switchboard, being able to download, edit and replace episodes, and limited advertisements.
Hosts that sign up for premium services will receive this service free through July 1st, 2009, so make sure to upgrade your hosting account today to take advantage of this special offer.
Premium Host Package:
BlogTalkRadio’s Premium Host Package is offered in two payment plans: $39.95 per month or a discounted $399 per year.
Premium hosts enjoy the following service upgrades:
• Switchboard -Moderation: With the Switchboard Moderation feature, you and your team can now bring callers into a private room to screen the call from your switchboard. Add caller notes to decide whether or not to bring them on air.
• Switchboard -Outdial: The Switchboard Outdial feature allows free outbound calls to U.S. numbers and fee-based calls for International numbers, which means you can conference in your guests by simply dialing their number from your switchboard
• Edit and Replace Episodes: Edit your archived episodes using your audio editing software, then upload to replace the original version.
• Click to Host: Host your show without a telephone. Using BlogTalkRadio’s internal VOIP system, you can host your show with a headset and your computer.
• Upload Podcasts as Episodes: Upload pre-recorded podcasts right to your Show Page without having to schedule an episode.
• 2,500 promotional widgets/month: Your show will be placed on the BlogTalkRadio widget which is visible throughout our site, helping you to drive traffic to your Show and Episode Pages and build your listener-base. A sample promotional widget is displayed to the right.
• Extended show length: As a Premium host, you can schedule your show for up to 3-hours.
Premium Plus Host Package
Our Premium Plus package offers all features listed above, with the addition of the features listed below. BlogTalkRadio’s Premium Host Package is offered in two payment plans: $99 /per month or $999/ per year.
• Limited advertisements: As a Premium Plus host, your Show and Episode pages will be free of audio and video ads and will only include banner ads.
• 5,000 promotional widgets/month: Your show will be placed on the BlogTalkRadio widget which is visible throughout our site, helping you to drive traffic to your Show and Episode Pages and build your listener-base. A sample promotional widget is displayed to the right.
• Priority Support: Our Support Desk is open from 9am EST-11pm EST to assist our Premium Plus Hosts for the quickest resolution of any questions.
Same Benefits for Free Basic Host Services Users
Hosts who prefer to use our free service can rest assured they will receive the same features that they currently use.
How to Upgrade
To upgrade your host account, login to your BlogTalkRadio account, go to ‘My BlogTalkRadio,’ and in the ‘My Account’ tab, click on ‘Become a Premium Host.’
You can then review the features included in each package and select the package that best matches your needs. If you have any questions, we invite you to watch our screencast tutorials located in your ‘My BlogTalkRadio’ portal and the BlogTalkRadio Learning Center. These tutorials show you how to upgrade to Premium and provide you with an overview of the features that Premium includes. Please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further assistance, and we will be glad to assist you.