Podbean’s patron program allows podcast fans to support their favorite podcasts financially (“become a patron”) with monthly pledges. This guide will walk you through to set up a successful patron campaign. Follow the instructions to join the patron program, create your patron campaign and market your patron page to others.
Here is the catalog for the instruction. You can click the titles below to view the detailed information:
Submit your podcast feed to join the patron program.
For the podcasts hosted on Podbean, please go to patron.podbean.com, click on “get started” to submit your podcast feed.
For the podcasts not hosted on Podbean, after submitting your feed, you will need to verify your ownership of the podcast. To verify your podcast ownership, please click here.
Create the patron page.
There are mainly 3 steps to create a successful campaign.
- Setup your patron profile.
This is where you describe who you are, what your podcast is about and what you want potential patrons to know. Here are a few things to do:
1. Add a tagline which is a call to action.
2. Set up your patron page URL,
3. Add an image/video to share your story in your own voice.
- Set goals.
Goals are funding levels you hope to reach and what you can do with the funding. Here are a few tips:
1.Show patrons how money will be used.
2.Start with an obtainable goal, such as $100.
3.Set multiple goals.
Click here to find more about goals.
- Set Rewards.
Rewards are monthly pledge amounts and the corresponding rewards you provide to your patrons at those levels.
1. Start with a few low-level reward options, such as $1 and $5.
2. Be creative with your rewards.
3. Consider virtual rewards.
Click here to find more about rewards.
Set up your payment method and get paid.
We use Stripe for the entire payment and payout system, as they process payments to you directly/immediately. With Stripe, the money will be sent to your credit card immediately when a patron makes a pledge.
Market your patron page.
Now your patron page is created successfully. It’s time to let your friends know about it.
1. Mention your patron campaign in your episodes.
2. Place a crowdfunding badge on your site.
3. Share your campaign with your social media network.
Click here to view tips to promote patron pages.
More options for patron.
To learn more about Publishing Patron-Only Content, click here.
To learn more about Patron Processing Fees, click here.
To learn more about When Are My Patrons Charged, click here.
To learn more about Patron Reward Examples, click here.
To learn more about Adding A Patron Badge to Facebook Page, click here.