Podbean offers easy-to-use podcast monetization tools, including premium content options so you can charge for content. This can be done by charging a fee for a single episode or by creating premium subscription plans.
To create premium plans, first set up your account to be linked to Stripe for payment
(in the premium page of your dashboard) and then follow these steps:
Step 1. To add a premium plan, go to the “Premium”->”Premium Plans” tab and then click “Add a new plan” under the “Add Subscription Plan”.
Step 2. You can set it to be a recurring plan/payment (such as monthly) or a one-time payment (Season Pass) plan with fixed start and end date.
Step 3. If you wish to create a recurring plan, you can set the billing cycle for whatever length you want in days, weeks, months, or years. Name the plan and choose your price.
You also set up a flexible free or discounted trial period for your paid subscribers. It can be couple days, weeks or even months. Click ”Set Trial Period” to set the trial settings.
Step 4. Click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this page and you’ll see the update success message.
When you publish episodes, you will choose “free” or “premium” in the editor. When you choose “premium” you will have the option to charge a fee for the single episode or add it to one of our premium subscription plans.
Though listeners cannot purchase premium content in the Podbean app, they can listen to it there if they are logged in with their corresponding login information that they used to purchase the content.
Note: If you wish for some paid content to be available to subscribers as well as for separate purchase, please post the file twice choosing each corresponding option. For best results, please name the audio files with different names.
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