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Earn Money With Our Affiliate & Revenue Sharing Program

The great thing about being a host on BlogTalkRadio is that not only do you get to create your own live talk radio show, but you can also make money while you’re at it.  Just this week, we did a BlogTalkRadio University show all about our Affiliate and Revenue Sharing Programs, which you can listen to here.  We had special guest, Mike Shelton, our Director of Marketing Acquisition at BlogTalkRadio, come on to break down our Affiliate Program, which he runs.

Here are the programs in a nutshell, which will help you to understand why being a part of both programs is a win/win for you.  Did we mention, they are free for you to join?

Affiliate Program

How does it work? You place BlogTalkRadio banners and text links, that we provide to you, on your website or blog.  Each time, someone clicks through and signs up for one of our Premium, Plus or Pro packages you get paid from $25 to $175.

To join the program, click here.

Revenue Sharing Program

How does it work? Earn 35% of advertising revenue for advertising impressions (video, audio, banner) displayed to your BlogTalkRadio listeners that visit your profile or episode pages.

To join the program, click here.

Of course the income  you generate from both programs varies and is dependent on how much work you put in to marketing your show.  The more traffic you can drive, the more revenue you can generated for yourself.  For tips on marketing your show, visit Marketing Club and to listen to the entire broadcast on the topic of Affiliate and Revenue Share, click here.

Host Tip of the Week: How Can Advertisements Benefit Your Show?


When surfing for shows that interest you, or hosting your own radio show on BlogTalkRadio, there is one thing that you are bound to run into: Advertisements. Advertisements are very important on BlogTalkRadio, as it is one of the primary ways we support the network and ensure that we can continue to offer this service to our community.

But hosts often wonder: Can I change them? Can I remove them? Can they benefit me in some way?

The answer to all of the above is yes.

Here are a few of the options that are available to you:

Join the BlogTalkRadio Revenue Sharing Program
Did you know that you can make money off of the ads that BlogTalkRadio places on your pages? Through our Revenue Sharing Program you have the ability to opt in and retain 35% of all revenue generated from the ads on your show.

Get More Control Over the Ads on Your Pages with Premium Services

If you want to have more control over the ads placed on your page, you can opt for a Premium Plus account which will remove audio and video ads, leaving only banner ads.

If you want complete control over all ads placed on your profile, and you desire the ability to sell advertising space and keep 100% of the revenue from them, you can look into one of our Branded Profiles.

If you have more questions on any of the above programs, contact us here!

Podcasts Showing Growth in Traffic, Revenue

Some new figures released yesterday indicate podcast audiences – and revenue – are growing and that the future looks bright.

Duncan Riley at TechCrunch pointed us to interesting post by eMarketer yesterday that shows that podcasts are (again) taking off in both traffic and revenue with a healthy outlook ahead. Riley reports:


According to eMarketer, the total podcast audience in the United States was 18.5 million in 2007 and will rise to 65 million in 2012. “Active listeners” (defined as people who download more than one podcast) were 6.5 million in 2007 and expected to be 25 million in 2012.

At BlogTalkRadio, we’ve seen this growth in action. Our listener numbers continue to rise as more and more people see the benefit of a network as broad and deep as BlogTalkRadio. January saw over 2.4 million listeners tapping into our citizen broadcasts, a 40% increase in listeners since we came out of Beta.

Of course, we’re more than just an audio file shoved through an RSS feed. We are the Internet’s first live social talk radio network for citizen broadcasters. It’s our real-time audio and text interaction PLUS the social networking, asynchronous messaging and time-shifting options that makes us different and more appealing to the millions of BlogTalkRadio hosts and listeners.

The revenue figures are impressive, too as eMarketer indicates advertising in 2007 hit $165 million and is expected to grow to $435 million in 2012. This is great news for anyone enrolled in our Revenue Sharing Program who wants a piece of this action.