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How do I get paid to podcast? Monetize your episodes

Firstory's built-in, direct monetization feature is currently only available in certain Asian regions.

However, many of our users earn income through their podcast through the following methods:

Open Up a Monetization Account or System

Getting listeners to become Patreon supporters.

Patreon is a 3rd-party platform that allows your listeners to support you for a small monthly fee, Usually, fans pay a subscription amount in exchange for exclusive content.

Example: XXX's Patreon page.

Getting listeners to support through donation.

Sites like Buy me a Coffee and Ko-Fi are more 3rd party platforms that allow listeners to send you their tips

Example: XXX's Buy Me a Coffee Page

Create a member-only feed or podcast membership.

Some 3rd party platforms that help you open a member-only feed or private subscription-based membership include:






This method is perfect if you don't want to insert ads into your podcast.

If you're getting a lot of audience-requested type of content, you can also use this to monetize your podcast content

Getting advertisers.

Some of our users have companies sponsor their podcasts.

Set Up Your Donation/ Monetization URL

If you've opened up a Patreon, Ko-Fi, Buy Me a Coffee, Paypal, membership, or other donation account, you can easily add in your donation URL into your show notes, podcast website, and universal FLink.

On Firstory Studio, go to your Promotion > Settings menu and Add an external link. Name the link button and paste your donation URL. Make sure to click save!


Under Promotion, go to the FLink menu and tick the Show external links checkbox. This will put your donation URL into your Firstory FLink and streamline your podcast promotion process.

The "Show donation links" you see in the image below is for the built-in Firstory monetization system available in select regions.

You can paste your donation URL into your show notes when uploading a new episode. Put this into your description template if you'd like it automatically added every time.

Your donation URL and other external links will automatically be added onto your podcast website.

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Updated on: 19/07/2022

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