We’re excited to share more spectacular monetization news for our Blubrry Podcasting family. Blubrry, your trusted podcast provider’s podcast hosting and monetization platform since 2005, has just unleashed Blubrry Premium Podcasting.
What does that mean? You’ve poured your heart and soul into your podcast. You’ve built a loyal fanbase that hangs on to your every word. Now, you can take your content to the next level with Premium Podcasting, where these fans can subscribe to your show and receive bonus content, early release of episodes, or even ad-free content, and you set the monthly or annual fee – and make money.
This feature harnesses the power of Blubrry Publisher podcasting feeds with premium capabilities. And here’s the best part – it’s incredibly easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can password-protect your premium podcast feed and share your content exclusively with subscribers willing to pay a monthly or annual fee that you set yourself.
You might wonder, “How is this different from other solutions?” Blubrry’s Premium Podcasting option offers a robust and user-friendly approach to safeguarding valuable content. Users are authenticated through a username and password to be listened to in podcast apps or via their listener portal.
A unique feature allows podcasters to dual publish to Apple Premium through delegated delivery while at the same time publishing to their premium podcast listeners on Blubrry. This gives podcasters maximum flexibility to earn through Apple Podcasts and Blubrry Premium.
Here’s How Premium Podcasting Works:
Feed Protection: Podcasters create custom podcast feeds with authentication handled by a username and password.
User Management: Podcasters can view user subscriptions and expiration dates, along with a robust panel showing earnings and payouts.
Free Subscription Option: Podcasters choose individuals to offer free access to their premium content (up to five listeners).
The service costs $10 a month per podcast, and Blubrry’s fee for subscriptions is 15%. We require podcasters to have a minimum monthly subscription of $3. The service is designed for no refunds to reduce chargeback processing fees. You must have a Blubrry podcast hosting plan; this add-on to the hosting plans enables you to publish premium content in addition to your typical public content.
Please note that you may choose to have a 100% premium show with no public episodes besides an advertorial type of episode to promote the premium content.
Like Apple Premium, your show can have public and premium episodes published from the Blubrry Dashboard. If you are a PowerPress user, you will publish your public show the way you do now and the private episode from the Blubrry Dashboard.
So, whether you’re a seasoned podcaster ready to expand your horizons or a newcomer eager to turn your passion into a revenue stream, Blubrry’s Premium Podcasting is the solution you’ve been waiting for.