This post was originally published on Dec. 20, 2018, and was updated on Oct. 29, 2020.
For the past few years, podcasting has seen a phenomenal surge in growth. More and more people are starting their first podcast, whether it’s a platform to share a personal passion, have conversations and interviews with others in their field or simply to build their brand. While we’re seeing an increase in podcasts — especially in the current isolated climate — there is also a rise in the number of ways one can make money podcasting.
5 ways to make money podcasting
Here’s a look at the five top ways to make money from podcasting:
Seek out sponsorship and ads. Embrace affiliate marketing. Consider creating protected content. Accept donations. Build your brand.
1. Seek out sponsorships and ads
You will see this money-making strategy at work in a lot of podcasts. They might insert ad rolls at the beginning, the middle or the end of the podcast — or a mix of all three.
There may be multiple sponsors per show or the opportunity for an exclusive