Radio.co share their best and varied methods to earning money whilst running your radio station.

Subscriptions

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Place your content behind a paypal and ask for a recurring monthly subscription to ensure a steady income, but you need to offer value in order to get a commitment, such as -

  1. High value information
  2. VIP status (make your subscribers feel special)
  3. Opportunities to connect with other subscribers
  4. Insider access with leading experts

Merchandise

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Sell physical or digital goods branded to your station, shows, or music you play.

  1. T-shirts & hoodies
  2. Stickers & posters
  3. Bags & coffee mugs
  4. Smartphone & laptop covers or skins
  5. eBooks & courses relating to your shows

Affiliates

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Monetize your station without having to do a lot of hard work by setting up an affiliate program. Refer potential customer to shops online that sell good, once they've clicked through and purchased you'll get a cut of the profits.

Use affiliate links to tracks you play or recommend, either via The App Store or on Amazon. You can even sell physical goods.

In-Stream Advertising

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There's radio stations for every genre, sub-genre, or category, so capitalise on this by working with advertisers to offer targeted in-streams ads.

Advertisers will pay big money to talk to your listeners as this method is one of the most popular avenues as it's an easy win.