*Host-read ad opportunities are available to Podbean-hosted podcasts with over 10,000 monthly downloads.

Podbean Ads Marketplace enables you to monetize your podcast with host-read ads, where you record an ad in your own voice and possibly endorse products/services. These ads pay higher CPM than programmatic ads, so you earn more money. Podbean facilitates communication with advertisers and arranges product/service access for endorsement. Note that during host-read ad contracts, you may need to exclude competitor products/services.

Here’s how to enable host-read ads on your podcast:

  • Login into Podbean. Head to the Settings page at Podbean Ads Marketplace.  

  • Under the Action header, click the blue Join Ads Marketplace button. Or if you see the dropdown menu Manage, click on it and select Activate Ad Types.

  • To enable host-read ads, click the slider to ON and save.

You have now made your podcast available to advertisers for host-read ad opportunities on Podbean Ads Marketplace.

Learn about different ad types, managing ads on your podcasts, and more by clicking the links below.