How to make money Podcasting? Five Ways You Can Monetize your show…

Can you actually make ANY money podcasting — lots of effort for very little return!

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Are you thinking of starting a podcast and want to know how to make ANY money from this area?

Or do you already have a podcast show and are looking to increase your revenues for your show?

Some work really well, and others work best once you’re more established. You’ll find at least one to even two ways to make money podcasting.

Look at Affiliate Marketing:

Affiliate marketing or performance marketing is where you get a commission when you refer people to other companies.

Affiliate marketing works best when you promote products or services that you use.

You could create your own “ad” spot to promote an affiliate offer if you don’t have the audience size for sponsorships. Or include a mention of a product or service as you deliver your show.

Sponsorship & Advertising:

Advertising and sponsorships are probably the first things you think of when looking for ways to make money from your podcast show!

There are several different podcast “ad” networks that connect you with advertisers. They do all the work of finding advertisers, negotiating rates, etc.

And here is the KICKER — You usually need a larger audience of at least 5K in some cases 10K listeners per month — There is always a downside for sure!

What Services do you offer?

You can offer services that tie in with the content on your podcast show.

By showing that you know what you are talking about on a topic, people would get that expert level. This made it much easier to get clients without having to “sell” them.

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Coaching & Consulting

Coaching & Consulting is somewhat similar to offering a service, but you usually don’t do the work. Some industries that have a lot of consultants are for example business, fitness and teaching.

Premium Content

Premium content can really be anything you want, some of the common ways podcasters offer premium content include:

  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Early-access RSS feed
  • Q&A with the hosts of the show

Combine ALL Methods

As you can see, there are many different ways to make money from podcasting. Combining a few different ways is a popular approach and you can always change and adjust your methods over time.

There is no “right” way or “wrong” way to turn your podcast show into a business, just the way that works for you.

By Pete Moore

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