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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    25 Responses to Podcast Monetization: 9 Ways to Make Money Podcasting

    1. David Koenig February 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

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

    2. mbybak February 28, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

      Amazing content, as always. You’ve inspired me to start my own podcast, Pat! πŸ™‚

    3. Marion Simpson February 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

      Pat thanks for sharing your journey with us. I am learning lots from you.

    4. annalaurakummer March 20, 2018 at 2:06 am #

      I love the quality of this video!! Which camera are you using?

      • Total Social August 27, 2018 at 8:05 pm #


      • J MTLFIT April 20, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

        Total Social Sony what exactly lol

    5. Mother n Trucker Blended Family LIFESTYLE June 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm #


    6. Frank Ross July 13, 2018 at 2:47 am #

      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 at 2:54 am #

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

    7. rahul adap July 18, 2018 at 5:48 am #

      I thought I’m listening at 1.5X speed

      • Carl Ross April 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

        professional podcasters are efficient!

      • Daniela Tomescu May 30, 2019 at 10:38 am #

        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 at 6:43 pm #

        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.

    8. Shane Davis July 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

      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 at 11:46 pm #

        Thank you Shane!

    9. Tyler Joe Stratton July 25, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

      I am listing to the following podcasts.

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

    10. Michele Joy August 7, 2018 at 3:38 am #

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

    11. Josh Shechter November 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

      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.

    12. Driven Digital Marketing February 1, 2019 at 11:57 am #

      I want to challange all of those on the fench and doesnt know if they should start a podcast, to go ahead and launch the podcast and presue it with open arms!

    13. Willie Lee Henderson lll February 13, 2019 at 3:56 am #

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

    14. Willie Lee Henderson lll February 13, 2019 at 4:04 am #

      I listen to the Joe Rogan Experience and The Sugar Show. I dabble in a few other ones from time to time

    15. Kwaku Quansah February 19, 2019 at 11:11 am #

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

    16. Diogo Digital February 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks for all the content @pat flyn! Appreciate all the effort and knowledge shared regularly!

    17. Lucky Romero March 18, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      The King and The Sting
      Joe Rogan Experience
      This Past Weekend
      Believe You Me

    18. Sehyun Jeong June 17, 2019 at 5:35 am #

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

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