Podcast Monetization: 9 Ways to Make Money Podcasting

There are several different ways to make money podcasting. In this video, I'll be sharing 9 models that you can choose from (beyond the traditional advertising and sponsorship model) and I'll show you examples of real life podcasts that are using that business model.

If you have yet to start your podcast, I suggest taking my free 3-day mini course to help you get your podcast setup at

When you're starting out, advertising and sponsorships are hard to obtain. You don't have a ton of listeners and you don't have a proven track record, so advertisers are not going to want to work with you. Not yet, at least.

These other methods can be implemented right away. Some are easier to setup than others, and while all may not apply to you or the type of podcast you have, all are monetization models that you should learn about so that you can begin to consider how you can start to make money from the hard work you do to produce your show.

I would suggest picking one of these methods to start making money with your podcast, and even if you don't have a ton of listeners, you can make this work.


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David Koenig - February 28, 2018 Reply

Ooo! I like making money, Pat! How did you know? Super helpful list. 🙂

Jason Resnick - February 28, 2018 Reply

Thanks Pat — Great ideas and thoughts as well on mixing in products/pitches naturally throughout the course of a show. Season 2 of my podcast, Live In The Feast, just released today. I’m excited about it since it’s all about helping freelancers market themselves.

Candice Dick née Smith - March 1, 2018 Reply

Pat always love your sharing!! Thank you. Podcasts I listen to The RobCast, Super Soul Sunday, Smart Passive Income (of course), On Being

Frank Ross - July 13, 2018 Reply

Pat , your very helpful with your podcasting tips. I’m just getting started and I’m doing this because of your inspiration, I’m 56 retired /disabled and I have ideas. simple as that.lol

    Pat Flynn - July 13, 2018 Reply

    Thanks Frank. All you need to start is an idea. Don’t leave it at that though. You got this!

rahul adap - July 18, 2018 Reply

I thought I’m listening at 1.5X speed

    Carl Ross - April 13, 2019 Reply

    professional podcasters are efficient!

    Daniela Tomescu - May 30, 2019 Reply

    This is glorious, been searching for “streams of income online” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Qonmily Passive Formality – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my m8 got excellent success with it.

    Kimberly Hawkins - July 2, 2019 Reply

    Seriously! I had to keep scrolling back to make sure I understood. This is an issue with a lot of podcasters I’ve noticed. Slow down! Cramming as much into a video is not necessarily efficient. Write it out and rehearse it first.

Shane Davis - July 20, 2018 Reply

Man your videos are the best I have found on YouTube. So palatable and easy to understand, perfect length, and rich information.

    Pat Flynn - July 20, 2018 Reply

    Thank you Shane!

Tyler Joe Stratton - July 25, 2018 Reply

I am listing to the following podcasts.

1) The School Of Greatness
2) Smart Passive Income
3) Ultimate Human Connect
4) The Brendon Show

Michele Joy - August 7, 2018 Reply

I’m new at Podcasting, so your videos are golden! Thank you!!

Josh Shechter - November 2, 2018 Reply

Noticed how you almost used every one of your tips and strategies in this video for branding/marketing yourself and others. Also noticed how this is not making money through podcasts it is how to possibly build opportunities using your podcast that may or may not make you money.
Besides patreon.

Cult Classic Mania - January 11, 2019 Reply

I’m currently listening to:

Dead Meat
Spitballers (Hosted by the kind folks over at Fantasy Footballers)
The Horror Show
Slashers Pod
Lens Me Your Eears

Clint Edwards - January 15, 2019 Reply

I have a podcast: The Scottish Clans. I listen to a bunch of podcasts, to include: Book of Mormon Central, Icon Athlete, Long Range Pursuit, The Public Square, and Beyond the Kill.

Willie Lee Henderson lll - February 13, 2019 Reply

I just started a mma podcast and I’m having so much fun. Cant wait till it’s my full time job

Kwaku Quansah - February 19, 2019 Reply

I listen to The Growing Over Life Podcast, pretty amazing African lifestyle podcast

Michael Rauch - April 9, 2019 Reply

This gives me hope that my dream will be possible. That i can live on my dreams… I realized that YouTube wasn’t for me so podcast storytelling feels perfect. I love this 😍

Kathy Lucas - April 15, 2019 Reply

I really enjoyed your podcast. I am getting ready to start a podcast and I would like to chat with you more. Could I email you or find you on Facebook?

Fit BMX - April 30, 2019 Reply

I am very dedicated to two podcasts, the first one is “Ologies” which is so good and funny. The second one is new, and it is “The Deep Place.” it’s about art, creativity, and spirituality. It is super powerful, and will most likely make you cry! LOL
Love the video, thanks so much!

Sehyun Jeong - June 17, 2019 Reply

I love how he is advertising all these podcasts lol, if not he is doing one hell of a job giving these podcasts shoutouts.

Sitender Sehrawat - June 30, 2019 Reply

You just proved my ideas right. this could be a change of life for me after watching this video. Thanks a ton!

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