You can monetise your podcast in a number of different ways.
The most common route is via sponsorship. This is where a brand pays to sponsor the show. The deliverables for sponsorship are often either host-read adverts (where the host of the podcast reads an endorsement for the brand), or spot-ads (which are a little more like radio-style ads, and aren’t generally read by the host).
We’ve included some more details about securing podcast sponsorship in a question below.
You can also monetise through direct listener and community payments, using platforms such as Patreon, Glow, Supercast and many more. This is where your listeners directly contribute money to the podcast, in exchange for features such as ad-free listening, bonus content, interaction with the hosts and much more. These payments may be one-offs or monthly subscriptions.
You can also get inventive with monetisation, exploring routes such as branded content, merchandise or live events.