Did you know that podcasters can now earn Bitcoin podcasting?
RSS.com is the first podcast hosting company in the world to allow listeners and fans the ability to support podcasts by sending Bitcoin (sats) through supported Value 4 Value apps.
Getting started is easy and the entire process takes less than 5 minutes.
Here’s how to enable Value 4 Value payments (also known as ‘boostagrams’) through your RSS.com Dashboard.
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📽️ Are you a visual learner? Click here for the full video tutorial.
Step 1. Log in to Your RSS.com Account
Sign in to your RSS.com account, select the “Monetization” tab from your Dashboard, and activate Value 4 Value.
Step 2. Active Your Free Account on Alby
RSS.com has partnered with Alby to enable Value 4 Value payments in Bitcoin.
After you select “Activate”, from your Monetization Dashboard on RSS.com, you’ll be automatically redirected to Alby to set up your free account.
On Alby, you’ll select “Sign up for a free account,” add your email, a strong password, and select “Authorize.”
Step 3. Tell Your Followers & Fans
Now that your Value for Value payments have been activated, it’s time to let your listeners know that you can receive Bitcoin payments as a way of supporting your show!
Here is a list of supported boostagram apps:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I own my wallet?
Yes! Your wallet and the donations your receive will always be accessible via your Alby account – even if you decide to move your show to another host.
How do I check my wallet's balance?
You can check the balance in your wallet from your RSS.com Dashboard (below) or through your Alby account.
What is a sat?
Satoshis, or sats for short are the smallest unit unit of Bitcoin (BTC). One Satoshi is equal to 0.00000001 BTC (one hundred millionth of a Bitcoin), or in other words, there are 100 million sats in one Bitcoin.
Can I split payments with my co-hosts?
Yes! With Value 4 Value enabled, the creator / host can choose if the payment goes 100% to them or split it with others including causes, charities, institutions, companies, and individuals of their choice.
What options do my listeners have for sending me Bitcoin?
There are multiple apps that support Value 4 Value (see above list), that allow your fans to send a defined amount of bitcoin (sats) for every minute they listen, or even send larger “boosts” during a show if they feel like they received more value during a particular segment.
These boosts can be time stamped by the app so that a podcaster knows what they said/did that was appreciated by the listener.
How to Use the Fountain Podcasts App to Send and Receive Bitcoin Sats
Fountain makes the process of sending and receiving sats easy.
The first step is to download the Fountain app which is available on both Google Play and the App Store.
Now that you’ve downloaded the app, go to the “Podcasts” tab and search for the podcast you’d like to support.
You can search using the name of the show, an episode or using the podcast’s RSS feed.
To support a show, you can simply hit the sats button. To boost an episode, select the episode and then the “BOOST” button at the bottom of your screen.
Add the amount of sats you’d like to give and also share a message. This type of interaction is called a boostagram or boost.
How to Use the Alby - Bitcoin Lightning Wallet Chrome Extensions to Receive Satoshis
If you host your podcast on RSS.com and have enabled V4V payments, you can let your listeners know that they can send you boostagrams using the Alby Chrome extension.
Fans who navigate to your public podcast website on RSS.com will see the Alby icon turn blue and be able to directly send boostagrams from there.
₿ Earn Crypto Podcasting
Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions for how to send and receive Bitcoin payments in real-time over the Lightning network using compatible Podcasting 2.0 apps like Fountain.