3 BIG BRAIN Ways Podcasts Make Money (without Ads or Sponsors)

No, advertising and sponsorships are not the only way to make money with your podcast. Here are 3 ways that are more accessible to more podcasters to generate an income, even if you're just starting out, and even if you don't have your own products to sell to your audience.

Remember, however, you must show up and build trust. Without consistently showing up, it's hard to earn the trust you'll need to make any money at all. None of this will help you get rich quick, but indeed many of these strategies do work and have helped a lot of people, including myself, increase earnings.

0:00 Intro
0:39 Podcast Monetization Method #1
3:34 Podcast Monetization Method #2
7:20 Podcast Monetization Method #3

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    12 Responses to 3 BIG BRAIN Ways Podcasts Make Money (without Ads or Sponsors)

    1. Evolving with Etta January 19, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      Thank you Pat, I often think about all of these. They take time to nurture and feed with time and creativity. Did you juggle all of these monetizing platforms by yourself in the beginning, or did you have a little help?

    2. charles powers January 19, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

      THANK YOU Pat for ALL of your insights of helping the masses “succeed” in today’s video/podcasting endeavors. I personally/professionally appreciate your points of view throughout your experienced teachings. Keep up the GREAT work!

    3. Olayiwola Tunde January 19, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

      Pat really thanks a million thanks buddy

    4. Fabiano Pina January 19, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

      The 1000 fans x100 is an awesome way to explain how we don’t need to have a Joe Rogan size audience. Love it

    5. Desiral Hagger January 19, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

      Pat, taking it to the people! Thanks for the push, I have to Implement!

    6. Micah Buzan ANIMATION January 19, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

      Super inspiring and helpful tips.

    7. Michael Williams January 19, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

      Thanks Pat

    8. Karina Brandenburg January 20, 2022 at 12:26 am #

      Pat, I really enjoy watching your videos. They have helped me sooo much. I want to start a podcast and/or U-tube channel. I feel like the help you give is real. I’m planning now because of you. So thank you!

    9. Chris Floyd January 20, 2022 at 12:54 am #

      Hey Pat, seems like the audio on this vid is a tad crushed with a highpass in a few spaces just an FYI. @1:20 @4:12

      • Pat Flynn January 20, 2022 at 2:03 am #

        I noticed that too – very strange. Thank you!

    10. Jaggers Brewing Co January 20, 2022 at 3:32 am #

      I have watched a few of your videos now. And it has pushed me to do more. I cant wait for my next project to launch.

    11. David Griffiths January 20, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      Thank you! Just what I needed.

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