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