Hi folks, I need some help and could really use your advice.
I need to know how to go about setting up a paid subscription podcast. I am in a very unique sports niche and I'm developing very original weekly content to provide to this niche market.
My plan is to give the subscribers about 4 FREE shows first to get them warmed up, interested, and willing to pay for future weekly content. Then, I want to have them subcribe to receive the weekly sports content which is extremely unique, original, and one of its kind--the subscribers will not be able to get this content any where else, They will then subscribe on a month to month basis.
Now here are my two challenges I need your help with:
1) how do I set this up so that once the free episodes have been cataloged in the various directories, the subscribers CANNOT get the new weekly material unless they have paid the monthly subcription fee--since the feeds in the directories will be publically available?
To recap: they get the first 4 episodes Free, but they need to subscribe thru PayPal monthly for the remaiing weekly episodes. So I need the exposure of adding my feeds to the directories like ITunes, etc. along with the flexablity to send the "paid weekly content" to actual paid subscribers
2) With the above scenario, how can I set up an affilate program that will pay me and the affiliate each month for the paid subscription? Any ideas on software, or affilate manager programs that allow for a monthly subscription and is totally automated? Affiliate participation is very important in getting a quality subscriber base to this sports niche.
Thank you all in advance for any help, suggestions, or info on setting up "pay per episodes". I greatly appreciate it.