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Danny Brown

Danny Brown is a podcaster, creator, author, and more. He's been podcasting for 10+ years, since the early days of BlogTalkRadio, and has been either host or co-host of multiple shows over the years. He's currently the host of the popular Pod Chat show, as well as One Minute Podcast Tips. Get the latest episodes for every podcast here, and be sure to follow on your favourite podcast app, or visit each podcast's website to listen for free online! read less
Small Audience, Big Opportunities: How Indie Podcasters Can Thrive with Direct Sponsorship
Small Audience, Big Opportunities: How Indie Podcasters Can Thrive with Direct Sponsorship
Welcome back to Pod Chat, the podcast that explores the future of the podcasting industry. I'm your host, Danny Brown, and today we have a bonus episode for you. But before we dive in, I want to apologize for the summer hiatus. Life got in the way, but we're back now and ready to bring you more insightful interviews. In this bonus episode, we're going to discuss why indie podcasters should consider using direct sponsorship and memberships. Recently, I attended Podcast Movement in Denver, Colorado, and one of the hot topics of discussion was podcast monetization. While advertising partnerships are often seen as the go-to option for larger podcasts, it may not be the best route for indie podcasters with smaller audiences. Download numbers can be misleading, as not every download results in an actual listen. So, instead of focusing solely on ad-based approaches, we'll explore more effective ways to monetize your show, regardless of audience size. We'll share some examples of how to attract sponsors, even with lower download numbers, and how to create valuable partnerships tailored to your niche. Additionally, we'll dive into the benefits of direct sponsorship through platforms like Buy Me a Coffee or Patreon, as well as the new Tips and Membership feature from Captivate. These options allow your listeners to support your show and receive rewards in return. We'll discuss the importance of offering value to your audience and how consistency and loyalty can lead to monetization opportunities. So, if you're an indie podcaster looking to monetize your show or a podcast enthusiast interested in the future of podcasting, this episode is for you. Let's dive in and explore the world of direct sponsorship and memberships for indie podcasters.Support the show: Become a Premium Member for ad-free early access, exclusive live streams, and more.Contact me: danny@dannybrown.meProducts I use for Pod ChatNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micRodecaster Pro II production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmBoomcaster remote interviewingMentioned in this episode:Enjoy Pod Chat? Leave a review or rating on your preferred app and show the world you care!Did you know every time Pod Chat gets a new review, a baby podcaster takes their first steps? Help a baby podcaster walk today, by leaving a 5-star rating or review on the likes of Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more. Just head on over to podchat.ca/review and do your magic - these little feet are counting on you! Review the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyOP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable -...