TPS082: Zoom H6 and Crowdfunding for Podcasters

There are many ways to record your podcast. One of my favorites is directly to a digital audio recorder. The Zoom H6 is the newest in a long line of audio recorders but this one stands out amongst them all. With four truly dedicated microphone inputs and the ability to add two more XLR combo inputs, the H6 is a portable podcasting studio.Zoom H6 kit
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Earn Money When Someone Subscribes to Your Podcast in iTunes.

iTunesDid you know you can earn money when someone subscribes to your podcast in iTunes?

It’s true, iTunes has an affiliate program. Create icons, banners, text links and more by signing up with the iTunes affiliate program and you can start earning commissions when someone uses your link to buy items on iTunes.

If you’re already sending people to iTunes to subscribe to your podcast, you might as well earn a little money in return if they happen to buy music, apps, or movies while they are there. [Read more…]

How to Get a Sponsor for Your Podcast

There are many ways to make money with your podcast (not to be confused with getting rich). The best of these methods is to obtain a sponsor that works with you exclusively. Often times this will result in more money, more customization, and an overall better experience for your audience. This however is likely the hardest way to monetize your podcast…or is it?

I found this video today by Gary Vaynerchuk. If you don’t know him, he is a wine retailer turned podcaster turned millionaire.  But what I know Gary for most are his insights into new media and his awesome ability to speak and engage an audience. You will definitely see what I mean when you watch this video. He never lacks for energy. The bottom line, when Gary speaks he’s often right and this is one of those times… [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 067 – Using Affiliates with Your Podcast to Make Money

Daniel ClarkWant an easy way to start making money with your podcast? Start using affilate links in your content.

It may sound too simple to be effective but signing up for an affiliate program and placing links in your website’s text and/or mentioning them on your podcast is the easiest way to start monetizating your show. You can literally make money while you sleep. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 045 – Libsyn Launches a New Monetization Model for Podcasters – An Interview with Rob Walch

Wizzard Media recently announced that they are implementing a new program that will allow podcast producers, with any Libsyn.com account, to monetize their content. A basic Libsyn account can be purchased for as little as five dollars a month which would give you access to the subscription service.

Each Libsyn account will have the option to create a subscription based webpage on which a producer can add bonus content (audio, video, etc.), deliver their back catalog, or write premium blog posts. The decision on exactly how to monetize the content is completely up to the individual producer. You also get to decide how much or how little you want to charge for access to your premium content.

Revenue from subscriptions will be split 60-20-20. Sixty percent of the profit will go to the podcast producer with Libsyn and MediaPass getting the additional fourty percent split between them. Partnering with Wizzard/Libsyn to deliver your content in this manner saves you the trouble of setting this up on your own and managing subscriptions.

While this is not paid access to your feed, you can integrate this model with your current podcast corresponding feed by limiting the number of free episodes you keep in your public catalog. For example, if you have 100 episodes, you can make the most recent 50 episodes available for free via iTunes or any other podcatcher. This is done by limiting the number of <items> that show up in your feed.

New subscribers could then access all previous episodes (1-50) by subscribing to your premium page (you set the price) at Libsyn.com. This is just one way to integrate a paid model into your podcast.

This is another great opportunity for podcasters to be able to start seeing profits from their efforts. If you want to get started, contact Rob Walch at Rob@wizzard.tv or Rob@podcast411.com and express your interest in getting started with a subscription model for your podcast.

Links mentioned on this episode
Wizzard press release
Libsyn (Liberated Syndication)
MediaPass
Podcast411.com (Rob’s podcast and resource page for podcasters)

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TPS Ep. 022 – Video Interview with Indie Artist Matthew Ebel


An interview with independent music artist, Matthew Ebel who generates all his income solely through premium membership based podcasting.

Matthew is a well know musician in podcasting circles and you can hear his music being played on various shows across the intertubes.

On this episode learn more about Matthew and how he makes a living from producing his own music and how he integrates podcasting into his revenue stream.

You can out find out more about Matthew by visiting MatthewEbel.com or sign up for his music at MatthewEbel.net.

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TPS Ep. 012 – An Interview with Cliff Ravenscraft of GSPN.TV

On this episode of The Podcasters Studio I interview Cliff Ravenscraft of GSPN.tv. Cliff is a full time podcaster meaning he makes his living, all of his income from podcasting.

Listen as Cliff explains his life before deciding to turn podcasting into his career and his life after. Cliff hosts and/or produces more than 22 different shows under his network called Generally Speaking Production Network (GSPN).gspn.tv

In this, our longest show ever, we hear how Cliff is able to make his money from podcasting as well as the gear he uses and excellent advice about some of the things to think about when trying to obtain a sponsor for your own show.

Find out more about Cliff and his shows at http://www.gspn.tv and you can follow him on twitter by going to twitter.com/gspn.

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