Some people start podcasting just to experiment and then realize they can make money doing a podcast. Not many people create a podcast just for the fun of it. Most podcasters are looking to get some sort of monetary return.
Podcasting is the process of recording audio files which your audience can subscribe to and download to their smartphone or tablet. In the US, the largest demographic of podcast listeners are 25 to 54 years old, a segment of the population with money to spend. In the UK, over 4 million adults regularly listen to podcasts.
Smart podcasters are constantly finding new ways to make money doing a podcast. Here are a 6 proven ways for you to try.
When creating a podcast, the most difficult thing for most people is coming up with good podcast content on a consistent schedule. You can have a great voice, lots of followers and listeners and bags of confidence, but without the content to accompany it, your podcasts will fail.
Your podcast won’t deeply connect with everyone that listens to it. Some people will listen to one of your podcast episodes for a couple of minutes, then tune off and never return. That’s OK. You can’t please all of the people all of the time.
But, with the right podcast content, what you can do is connect deeply with people who are looking for the information you’re talking about. These are people who identify with your voice and your message. They are much more involved emotionally when they hear your voice in a podcast, rather than reading that very same information in a blog post.