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How do I get paid to podcast?

Transistor doesn't currently provide a way for you to monetize your podcast directly.

However, many of our users earn revenue through their podcast through the following means:

  • Getting listeners to support them on PatreonPatreon is a 3rd-party platform that allows your listeners to support you monthly. Their website describes it best: "Fans pay you a subscription amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive content." As an example, here's The Good News' Patreon page.
  • Create a members-only podcast feed – using a 3rd-party system, like Supercast, Glow.fm, Patreon, and Pod.fan, you can also generate a "premium membership feed." They work well for podcasts where listeners don't want ads (like Sleep With Me), or where there's additional content that people really want (like Acquired).
  • Creating a membership site – using tools like Podia, MemberSpace, Memberful, or PodFan, you can create a private membership site for your listeners, and charge them a subscription.
  • Getting advertisers – some of our users also allow companies to sponsor their podcast.

Set your donation URL

If you set up a Patreon, donation, GitHub donation URL, PayPal.me, or membership page, you can automatically add it to your podcast's show notes, by going to your "Social" menu, and adding a "donation URL:"


Get people to donate to your podcast's Patreon


This link has the rel="payment" attribute which enables a special donation icon in some podcast players, like Overcast:



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  1. Justin Jackson

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