Value4Value is now available for Blubrry podcasters
If you’re not familiar with Podcast 2.0 features, we’re here to help. Not only will we help you understand the advancements underway in the podcast space, but we’re at the forefront of implementing these changes. We have added a whole host of new features, and today we are introducing the Value4Value feature to provide you with a new revenue stream.
Blubrry and other podcast companies are working relentlessly to expand podcasting by expanding the functionality of RSS. We aren’t here to overwhelm you with technical jargon, but we’re here to inform you of the benefits to you and your audience.
Many of these new features are easy to understand and implement. True, the V4V model is likely the most complicated and could cause you to scratch your head. That’s why we have made it as easily as humanly possible to implement with our partner, Alby.
Implementation is only the first step; we will continue to educate you on the best practices to make your audiences understand the Value4Value model and how it can change the entire dynamic of your show.
What is Value4Value?
This is one of the most exciting new features yet and, as far as we are concerned, the most significant opportunity for podcasters to earn revenue for their show. We have placed this feature in an Experimental tab in both the Blubrry Publisher and PowerPress. Our partner, Alby, makes it easier for you to get started.
The Value model means that you are able to accept online payments via your show. Value4Value uses the smallest unit of Bitcoin, the (Satoshi), 100 millionth of Bitcoin, as a method to donate to a show. It can be in the form of supporting the show by the minute and episode or a show-level donation known as a boost with an accompanying listener comment – all with an extremely low transaction fee.
The Value4Value model can also accept donations in traditional currency; a great overview of the Value4Value model can be reviewed at Value4Value.info. We will cover the funding feature in future blog post(s), right now we want you to start with the Value4Value feature.
Setting Up V4V in PowerPress
- Head to the Experimental tab, found in Episodes
- Connect to GetAlby
- Connecting to GetAlby allows you to automatically populate the Value fields
- This also creates a wallet on their platform
- You can start promoting the use of Podverse, Fountain and other apps at NewPodcastApps.com that support the new Podcasting 2.0 features that allow listeners to donate to your show.
Setting Up V4V in Blubrry Publisher
- Go to Show Settings
- Click the Experimental Tab in Episodes
- Connect to GetAlby
- Connecting to GetAlby allows you to automatically populate the Value fields.
- This also creates a wallet on their platform.
- You can then start promoting the use of Podverse, Fountain and others at NewPodcastApps.com that support the new Podcasting 2.0 features that allow listeners to donate to your show.
Value4Value takes a little bit of time to wrap your head around. Our team, and over 11,000 other shows, are seeing success in shows earning a Boost, which is a donation with an accompanying comment that can be sent from within the supported apps at NewPodcastApps.com. Another cool feature is that listeners can donate Satoshis by the minute as they listen to your show.
We highly recommend that you take a look at our documentation concerning Podcasting 2.0 and various new tags. We’ve already added some valuable features (tags) for our users and are excited to see where this leads.
Your next step is to try one of the new podcast apps to get familiar with what your users are going to see when you start recommending the utilization of these features.