Monetize Your Podcast or Radio Show!

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  • Events

  • Shoutouts

  • Online Store

  • Paid Interviews

  • Live Broadcast

  • Ask for donations

  • Product Placement

  • Contests & Giveaways

  • Sell Premium Episodes

  • Create paid membership tiers

  • Sell sponsorships or ads
  • Join an advertising network
  • Gate your back catalog
  • Sell repurposed content
  • Syndicate your show to YouTube

Frequently Asked Questions

You usually need a larger audience of at least 5K or 10K listeners per month to work with them. One of the largest ad networks is Midroll, another popular network is Authentic, and many of the podcast hosting companies have their own networks as well.
As an estimate, if your podcast has about 10,000 downloads per episode, you can expect to make between $500 – $900 per episode in affiliate sales.
How many downloads makes a successful podcast? The most successful podcast episode had around 50,000 downloads in only 30 days. An episode with 9,000 downloads earns a place in the top 5% of podcasts, and 3,400 downloads puts you in the top 10%. The average podcast racks up 141 downloads in the first 30 days.
Leverage your guest’s audience.
Promote on social media … in a dozen different ways.
Release at least 3 episodes on launch day.
Convert the audio to a YouTube video.
Submit your podcast to podcatchers and aggregators.
Transcribe the audio.
Throw a two-week ratings party.
Run a giveaway contest.
Many sponsors want to see at least 5000 downloads per episode before they’ll start working with you, but if you serve a highly-targeted niche audience, you can probably get deals with less than that. On Side Hustle Nation, you’ll find a list of creative ways to monetize your show, even if you don’t have a large listener base (yet!).

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