How to add a donate or payment link to your podcast
August 16, 2018 · Updated September 30, 2018 · By James Cridland · 0.9 minutes to read
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
Individual hosts have added even easier methods that support this:
- Omny Studio’s details.
- Anchor have said they’ll support this for their Listener Support links shortly.
Podnews supports the donation link on our podcast pages; here’s an example; you can search for your podcast.
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