Creating a Podcast Patron Program: Podbean Crowdfunding

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a means of community members supporting work or helping to fund a project/product. In the case of podcast crowdfunding, it refers to listener donations helping to support your podcasting efforts.

Why should I consider setting up a crowdfunding campaign?

Crowdfunding is a great way for your listeners to support the work you’re doing. If you have an engaged community and great content, you have the potential to succeed with crowdfunding. Many listeners may be willing to become patrons to help you continue to create.

What is unique about Podbean Crowdfunding versus sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Go Fund Me or Patreon?

Many crowdfunding sites are focused around one-time projects or products; others like Patreon are focused on creators and may include one-time or ongoing projects. Podbean Crowdfunding was created specifically for podcasters’ needs. The system is set up to allow patrons to support your podcast with recurring monthly donations, since podcasting is an ongoing medium. Podbean CF is open to all podcasters, regardless of whether you host with Podbean or not.

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