Podcast Monetization is Not For Everyone

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In today's digital world, podcasting offers a unique way to connect with audiences, build relationships, and establish a strong online presence. However, many new creators tend to focus too heavily on podcast monetization, which can be detrimental to their progress.

Drawing from a decade of experience in launching and producing podcasts for clients, it's evident to us that the growth and impact a podcast can achieve are primarily derived from concentrating on the fundamentals first – SEO, visibility, audience engagement, and building trust.

Keep reading to learn why monetization shouldn't be your priority and the strategies you should focus on to make your podcast successful.

Podcast Monetization is Not For Everyone

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Article originally written by Juergen Berkessel and published on Polymash

Community Hot Take

As we gear up for Podfest 2024, we're eager to shape an experience that resonates with you and your podcasting goals. Our mission is to provide content that not only informs but inspires, and your insights play a critical role in making sure we hit the mark.

What topics, challenges, or innovations in podcasting are you most excited about? Are there specific areas with your podcast that you feel need more attention or discussion?

Your feedback is invaluable in guiding the direction of Podfest. Whether you're interested in exploring the technical side of podcast production, diving into narrative storytelling, or discuss the evolving podcast monetization landscape, we want to hear from you. Help us create an experience that genuinely speaks to our Podfam community by sharing your most sought-after topics and questions.

Together, let's make Podfest an unforgettable learning experience for everyone. Share Here

Calling all NYC-area podcasters!

The NYC Podcasters Summer Session on August 16th is not to be missed.

Attendees will Eat. Level Up. Network. in Queens.

Speakers include Corey Gumbs, Rich Butler, Lee Uehara, and Jonathan Bailie Strong.

Date/Time: 6:30pm, Wednesday, August 16th
Session + Dinner Location: Pollos ala Brasa Mario, 81-01 Roosevelt Ave Jackson Heights, NY 10372

Train: Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Station. Get your tickets here.

Podcasting is one of the most effective strategies to enhance a business’ sales and marketing efforts.

LIVE Event is happening on Thursday, August 17 at 2pm EST / 11am PST

But there is a gap in strategies and support to help businesses understand how to make it happen.

Whether you just started your show, or you’ve been at it for awhile – we get it.

We’ve noticed that much of what is taught in podcasting is focused on lifestyle-based shows, which provide entertainment, breaking news, humor, etc…. Not targeted, branded content for a very specific type of buyer.

What works for celebrity podcasts is not always the same prescription for finance, legal or other business-focused shows that are trying to reach a very specific customer and drive specific actions. Learn More

Podcast Career Opportunities

 🎤 🎧 Anthony Padilla takes his popular YouTube series “I Spent A Day With...” and brings it to the podcast world. Join him as he sits down with a range of guests to discover the truth about often misunderstood and misrepresented groups of people and the human condition.

🎤 🎧 On Don’t Panic, staying alive in the most ridiculous situations keeps comedian Anthony Atamanuik up at night. If you’re attacked by a swarm of killer bees, do you lay on the ground and play dead? Climb up a tree? Jump into the nearest body of water with a little straw poking out as a breathing apparatus? We could find ourselves caught in a million wild situations, and if you don’t know what to do, you might not make it out alive!

 🎤 🎧 On Locker Room Talk, Joe Gorman, Bobby Sheehan, and Matt Maran are three tough guys with hearts of gold trying to make it in New York City. Listen every week as the boys tackle some of the heaviest issues facing our society today - and maybe have a laugh or two along the way.

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