I launched my investing podcast about 18 months ago. Have grown the audience to an average download of about 2,000 per episode. But monetization has proven elusive. I do have a series of virtual investing conferences that have grown out of this, but that is not a regular source of cashflow.
Enter a premium service. I got this idea after reading about Supercast. So here’s what I offer:
A Slack Channel where users can interact with the host and with guests, and access exclusive documents I get from hedge funds, along with some other things.
Early release of podcast episodes and transcripts;
Discounts on the aforementioned virtual conferences (sticker price: $250) and some other discounts through partnerships TBD./
A free mug for signing up.
Just launched this today. Will it work? Stay tuned!
Update 1: To the point by u/Mike_From_GO about the revenues, I realized the $8/month is probably too low to make this all worthwhile. So I have changed that to a "special introductory offer that won't last". Will hopefully create some urgency. Not sure what to charge after that. Open to suggestions.