How do I get started?
Click the sign up button at the top of the page. You will be asked to answer a few questions, and then someone from the Glow team will get in touch to start onboarding. You will set up an account, create a podcast offering, and design your page.
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.
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.
How do listeners access bonus content or an ad-free feed?
We provide listeners with buttons to add their new feed to popular podcast players. It is a two-tap process to choose the player and add the bonus feed. Alternatively, listeners can copy a bonus feed and paste it in players that accept entering custom feeds.
What types of exclusive content can I charge for?
Your listeners find what you create valuable and are happy to support you for a range of content. Here are a few things that you can use Glow to charge for (of course, you can offer a combination of the below):
- Ad-free content: Create your regular feed without ads, and give listeners the option of accessing it
- Early access: Are your listeners waiting on the edges of their proverbial chairs for the next episode? You can use Glow to give early access to new episodes, so subscribers can get a peak at new content before it’s released to the full feed.
- Episode backlog: Maybe you produce content that never goes out of style. Anything that’s not newsy might fit into this category: a good audiodrama, a deep dive into startups, or a fitness podcast might all work. If people are loving what you’re doing and want more, you can put a good chunk of your old episodes behind a paywall.
- Bonus content: Maybe you have an interview-style show and are always looking to have on new guests, or have a bunch of cutting room floor tape. That’s prime bonus content material that you can use Glow to help charge for.