Podcasting Q&A

How to use Patreon for your podcast

November 02, 2020 Buzzsprout
Podcasting Q&A
How to use Patreon for your podcast
Chapters
00:00:00
Intro
00:00:14
"How should I use Patreon for my podcast?"
00:00:50
Patreon 101
00:01:36
Private RSS feed
00:02:33
One more thing..
Podcasting Q&A
How to use Patreon for your podcast
Nov 02, 2020
Buzzsprout

Jacob from Saft Podcast asks, "How should I use Patreon for my podcast?"

TL;DR
Patreon is a platform that allows your dedicated listeners to financially support your show in exchange for perks, exclusive episodes, and behind-the-scenes content.

In this episode, share some best practices for using Patreon to support your podcast and talk about how to leverage your Patreon private RSS feed to serve up bonus content to your listeners.

Helpful articles for getting started on Patreon:


Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.

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Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

Jacob from Saft Podcast asks, "How should I use Patreon for my podcast?"

TL;DR
Patreon is a platform that allows your dedicated listeners to financially support your show in exchange for perks, exclusive episodes, and behind-the-scenes content.

In this episode, share some best practices for using Patreon to support your podcast and talk about how to leverage your Patreon private RSS feed to serve up bonus content to your listeners.

Helpful articles for getting started on Patreon:


Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.

Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.

Badr:

In today's episode, you'll learn how to use Patreon to better serve your podcast audience. Welcome to Podcasting Q&A, where you'll find the best tips and strategies to launch, grow and monetize your podcast. Today's question comes from Jacob. Hi,

Jacob:

this is Jacob from Saft Podcast. I was wondering in what podcast specific way beat for our audio podcast that we upload in the directories or the video podcasts that we upload on YouTube? Can we make use of the patron only exclusive features on Patreon? Thanks in advance for your response.

Badr:

Thanks for your question, Jacob. Patreon is a popular platform that allows creators to earn financial support from their patrons and listeners. So in this episode, we'll show you how to use Patreon to monetize your podcast. Then we'll show you how to use Patreon as private RSS feed to deliver bonus content your supporters. Patreon is a great way to encourage your listeners to support you financially, and help grow your show as well as offset some of those costs that come with podcasting. Now typically, you would create multiple tiers that have corresponding perks and rewards. So for example, I have a Patreon that supports my podcast. I have a tier as low as $1 a month, and offers shout out by name on episodes as well as early access to our weekly episodes. And then I have a $5 tier and offers bonus episodes and behind the scenes content that isn't readily available to the public. brainstorm some incentives that you can reasonably offer your listeners in exchange for their financial support, but be smart about it. You don't want to over commit or take on more than you can handle. You don't want to find yourself solely dedicated to creating content for Patreon that you neglect growing your podcast audience. One product that works really great for podcasters is that Patreon creates a custom private RSS feed that is only available to the patrons of your choosing, or to those that are signed up to the corresponding tier with audio post. A private RSS feed is only available to your patrons and no one else. So consider populating this feed with content like bonus episodes, or exclusive audio that won't be available to the public. If your patrons are using the Patreon app on an iOS or Android device, they can subscribe to that private RSS feed from any compatible podcast app on their device from within the Patreon app. To set up your private RSS feed click Edit page under the page section on the left hand ribbon menu, and then click page settings in the top ribbon. From there, scroll all the way to the bottom and check the box labeled enable RSS feed. If you'd like Patreon to email your current patrons their private RSS links, click the box labeled notify your patrons Patreon is a great option to offer your podcast listeners who might be interested in helping you grow your show and pay some podcast bills to use Patreon effectively. We'll leave some helpful links to articles in the show notes below. Thanks for your question, Jacob. If you have a question that you want us to answer on a future episode of the podcast, go to speak ipe.com/Buzzsprout or click he link in our show notes to lea e a brief audio message. Make s re that you're subscribed to the Buzzsprout YouTube channe for future episodes of Podcas ing Q&A, or subscribe to the sh w on your favorite podcas ing app. That's it for today. Thanks for listening and as alw ys keep podcasting

"How should I use Patreon for my podcast?"
Patreon 101
Private RSS feed
One more thing..