How To Monetize
Your Podcast

Turn Fans into Income with Glow

Glow makes it simple for podcast creators like you to build a membership program that delivers exclusive audio and other benefits to your top listeners. We do the heavy lifting to run your subscription services; you concentrate on creating exclusive content that loyal fans WANT to pay for. 

Why You Should Have a Membership Program

Income Generation

Make money doing what you love with content you already have. Choose your price, and in two taps, fans can purchase a membership.

Community Building

Connect with your most engaged listeners over your exclusive member content. Expand group discussions by integrating with popular community platforms.

Listener-Ready

Your audience can access your exclusive podcast membership on their preferred podcast app.
No new apps needed.

No Compromises!

With subscriber support, you owe nothing to advertisers or sponsorships. Stay true to you—and your fans.

How do you want to glow?

Something else? Contact us
MEET SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS

How our customers use Glow

Glow gives you options so you can build the program that works best for you. We're the most flexible option in town. See how we compare to Patreon.

Case Study

Twenty Thousand Hertz offers ad-free content to its members. At first, listeners had to renew their subscription on a monthly basis. Then, Dallas started offering the option to pay on an annual or monthly basis.

Learn how Twenty Thousand Hertz grew its revenue by allowing annual payments.  

Case Study

Acquired uses Glow to run its “Limited Partner” membership program, where listeners can pay $5/month for two bonus episodes every month (on top of their two regular episodes). Today, five percent of listeners are Limited Partners, and the number is still growing.

Case Study

Strict Scrutiny is a show about the Supreme Court hosted by four lawyers and edited by an incredible producer. The team behind the show uses Glow to make it easy for listeners to help pay their producer Melody, whether it's on a monthly, annual, or one-time basis.

Case Study

Sexual health is important! Welcome to My Vagina brings you real talk about sex and gender every two weeks, and they want listeners to support them however they can, whether it’s a recurring payment, or just one-time.

Case Study

Money for the Rest of Us is a membership-community that provides private access to high-value personal finance resources, like quarterly market reports, a quarterly market report, and a weekly premium podcast.

Case Study

Twenty Thousand Hertz offers ad-free content to its members. At first, listeners had to renew their subscription on a monthly basis. Then, Dallas started offering the option to pay on an annual or monthly basis.

Learn how Twenty Thousand Hertz grew its revenue by allowing annual payments.  

Case Study

Acquired uses Glow to run its “Limited Partner” membership program, where listeners can pay $10/month for two bonus episodes every month (on top of their two regular episodes). Today, five percent of listeners are Limited Partners, and the number is still growing.

Case Study

The No Sleep Podcast uses Glow to offer Season Passes, where listeners get extended versions of episodes and bonus episodes as a
one-time purchase.

Case Study

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio uses Glow to share special content with individuals in the community who want to make a positive impact. "Big" listeners will enjoy listening to new episodes with the knowledge that their support helps to invest in the life and future of a child.

Case Study

Money for the Rest of Us
is a membership-community that provides private access to high-value personal finance resources, like quarterly market reports, a quarterly market report, and a weekly premium podcast.

AD FREE EPISODES
Case Study

Twenty Thousand Hertz offers ad-free content to its members. At first, listeners had to renew their subscription on a monthly basis. Then, Dallas started offering the option to pay on an annual or monthly basis.

Learn how Twenty Thousand Hertz grew its revenue by allowing annual payments.   

BONUS EPISODES
Case Study

Acquired uses Glow to run its “Limited Partner” membership program, where listeners can pay $10/month for two bonus episodes every month (on top of their two regular episodes). Today, five percent of listeners are Limited Partners, and the number is still growing.

EXTENDED EPISODES
Case Study

The No Sleep Podcast uses Glow to offer Season Passes, where listeners get extended versions of episodes and bonus episodes as aone-time purchase.

LISTENER SUPPORT
Case Study

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio uses Glow to share special content with individuals in the community who want to make a positive impact. "Big" listeners will enjoy listening to new episodes with the knowledge that their support helps to invest in the life and future of a child.

INTEGRATE WITH AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Case Study

Money for the Rest of Us is a membership-community that provides private access to high-value personal finance resources, like quarterly market reports, a quarterly market report, and a weekly premium podcast.

Learn how Money for the Rest of Us improved the value of its membership by providing a weekly private podcast to its online community 

Our most dedicated fans were asking for a way to support THE UPSIDE. With Glow, we were able to create that opportunity for them AND generate monthly income that we can count on to reinvest in the show."

Callie and Jeff,
Hosts of The Upside. Read how Callie and Jeff went from 0 to 100+ paid members overnight.

I love that Glow makes it so easy for the podcaster, but more importantly, it's the fastest and easiest way for listeners to sign up and support the show consistently. Highly recommend!"

Erica Mandy,
Founder and host of The NewsWorthy

Contact us if you’re looking to do something else
We're happy to discuss pricing options based on your specific needs
What you are essentially doing is giving your listeners
an easy way to support you—monthly or annually—
and rewarding them for doing so. ‍
Why not make your podcast sustainable today?

Top FAQs

Does Glow require listeners to download a new app?

No. Listeners can pay you and listen to premium content wherever they like to listen. Glow works with major podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Overcast and Pocket Casts.

If I already have a membership program, can I use Glow?

Absolutely. You can create a members-only podcast and share it to current members through Glow. 

Do I need bonus content to get started with Glow?

No. You can use Glow to collect donations from listeners directly, whether or not you have premium content.

Does Glow work with video?

Make exclusive video one of your membership benefits—either as video version of your podcast or new content all together. Go here and click on “Offer members more benefits.”

What payment types do you accept?

Listeners can pay with credit, debit, or prepaid cards. They can provide their payment information in a form or use Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Can someone share my private feed?

They can, but they’d have to try really hard. We monitor for feed piracy to make sure your private content doesn't get into the hands of people who didn't pay for it.

I’m interested, but don’t know where to start.

Start here. Have more questions? Visit our membership launch guide.‍

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