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Making an Income From Your Podcasts

Many people have learned and believed that one of the best ways in generating some extra income online is through blogging and writing good articles. It is true that success can be made by using these methods, but they take a lot of time and effort in attracting people and hoping that they would be interested with your ads so you can gain some revenue. It is always good to think of ways to improve the income even more and make the money come in faster. A routine that has some similarities to blogging and writing can be used to escalate the income- and that’s by podcasting.

Podcasting is quite the same as writing. You talk about a certain subject or make announcements that can attract visitors to tune in more often. However, podcasts go the extra mile and offer a unique voice to be heard, which can further define the personality and theme of the website. Because of the added capabilities of podcasts, many would rather listen to podcasts than reading long articles. And the more listeners means more revenue for your advertisements.

Podcasting is all about audio, leaving it unnecessary to plant so much text into the podcast page unless you are willing to do transcripts. The advantage of less text means having more available space that be used for putting bigger ads that stand out more and give you higher chances to benefit from clicks and even commissions. People can be having lots of fun listening to the podcast while actively browsing the main site and seeing what these advertisements are.

Charging visitors to listen to podcasts is never a good idea, but adding a link for donations won’t keep people away. In fact, it may even be rewarding putting it there if lots of people enjoy your podcasting. Just remember that most people donate to support you and the site and encourage you to make more podcasts and keep the site updated. It’s a good idea to follow those wishes of the visitors so that you can attract more numbers. And in turn receive more donations and advertising revenue.

Even when your standard advertisements are doing extremely well, never give up in getting more people to your site. If your bandwidth can’t handle it, consider using the money you earned in getting a podcast hosting package so you can accommodate more listeners. The more listeners you attract, the more advertisers will see it worthwhile in investing some money for commercial grade advertisements.

This is where the big money comes in so make sure you put your contact information on the main page because you never know, you may find some corporate sponsorships coming your way and willing to pay you to get their advertisements up there giving you even more income. And by having the donation link and other PPC advertisements there, you’re looking at big earning potentials.

It is very possible for you to do this all through the means of podcasting and keeping your website simple. Make sure you don’t overdo it on the ads as too many ads can take away some loyal visitors. Keep your website balanced and the podcasts steady and you should be piling up on some extra revenue.

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December 27, 2008 - Posted by | Podcasting | , ,

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