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How to add a donate or payment link to your podcast

August 16, 2018 · By James Cridland

Want to earn revenue from your podcasts? iOS podcast app Overcast supports a simple method to link to your website for donations, and it's already supported by a number of podcast hosts. It's likely that it'll become a defacto standard, given its simplicity.

In Overcast, this link will display with a green currency symbol (in their next release).

Here's how to enable it in your podcast.

In your show notes, you need a link that looks like this:

<a rel="payment"
href="(your Patreon link, or similar)">
Support this podcast</a>

So, a standard link to your Patreon or PayPal donation page, with rel="payment" in the a tag. The message can say anything you like; Overcast won't display it (though obviously it'll still be visible in the show notes). You'll need to be able to directly edit the HTML to add the rel="payment" bit.

Individual hosts have added even easier methods that support this:

Podnews supports the donation link on our podcast pages; here's an example; you can search for your podcast.


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