The other day, a friend of mine sent me a text message asking why I haven’t set up a Patreon for my podcasts.
“Why would I do that?” I asked.
“Asks the person who has wondered how he can get paid for the podcast he puts out,” he replied.
There were a few more exchanges after this, but you get the idea.
This was being asked by one of my closest friends and I know that it was absolutely from a space of love and out of the belief that what I do has value – monetary value – and he wants to see that value acknowledged in dollars. And to be fair, he has a valid point. I do too. But it’s not a simple as if/then – as in if you produce a podcast — or any creative work for that matter — then you’ll get paid for it. There are a lot of moving parts, so to really unpack it, we have to have an honest conversation about podcasting and money.
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