It is hard to answer this question as every platform pays money as per the content delivered by the podcasting host and not because of his/her face or popularity in the beginning. This means it is the podcast content that stands as a hero in this entire process and not the person, company that is hosting, company that is distributing and is into marketing tactics.
Meaning, that if there is great content, and if it is conspiring with all the above-said parameters, then it becomes an instant hit as it gathers more listeners/audiences. And once this happens, automatically the sponsors, companies that are ready to buy your content and followers increase as time goes on.
So, any platform like Spotify and Apple Podcasts only invests money when it finds that the content has the potential to become a hit. Then every other thing like the earnings from the podcast follows.
How much money can a podcast earn?
The number of earnings can vary and depend on the size of the audience that is the followers and downloads. Then the number of monetization channels that the podcast is been thrown into and the impact of marketing along with the cost of producing the podcast. If one can keep the production costs low, then one can foresee a fair amount of profit margin.
Does YouTube Hosting make sense for Podcasts?
Well, to a certain extent yes as it is available to all android users for free and they only need to pay for the content that is ad-free. That being said, if you want the audiences to bounce back only to you, with no distractions, then it is better to host the podcast on the website and release a show notes type of advertisement on YouTube and then market it on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to gain more traffic.
How does a podcaster make money?
There are several ways to earn money from podcasts. Like affiliate marketing, selling merchandise to patrons, earning donations for making up the best content, sponsorship from companies like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify, hosting live podcasts and earning tips while tutoring audiences, joining a podcast advertising network, and writing books on various topics that audiences/listeners have requested onLive shows and asked for a kind of reference material. Offering premium content to listeners by publicly speaking on various topics that you are in perfection can also keep the cash bells ringing.
What is the average earning of a podcast creator?
Once your podcast reaches the 1000 downloads milestone per episode, it might not attract the sponsors at once but can generate an income of $100/ month from Patreon support, $150/month in affiliate sales, and $495 per month in the course sales making it $745 per month.
Once your podcast reaches the 5000 downloads milestone per episode, it will attract sponsorship and can generate an income of $500/ month from Patreon support, $750/month in affiliate sales, $1,100 through ads placed at the start of the podcast, in the middle and at the end of the show, plus $2,495 per month in course sales making it $4000~$5000 per month.
And once you reach the 10,000 downloads per episode mark, then the creator of the podcast will receive fame and companies will start recognizing your content as a platform to connect with the audiences and so you will charge $50 CPM for ads and will gain $6k on a monthly note from ads, $1,000 per month from Patreon, and $1,500 from Affiliate sales and $4,850 per month on-course sales. Thus, $14,000~ can be earned from the ad revenue per month.