Podmatch Now Pays Podcast Hosts When They Release Episodes

Podmatch, a popular podcasting service that automatically matches podcast hosts and guests together to record interviews, begins paying hosts whenever they release new episodes through their new initiative called PodValue, company founder Alex Sanfiilippo announced. Effective immediately, podcasts hosts using PodMatch’s interview booking system will earn monetary rewards when releasing new episodes. (Explore available membership options, features, and pricing at PodMatch.com).

At the start of PodMatch’s PodValue initiative, it is envisioned that a podcaster who has an interview format show can cut back on hours of administrative work and get paid for releasing new episodes when they utilize PodMatch’s interview management system.

“Podcasters, being creators, don’t make money for the art of podcasting. That’s something that’s been on my mind to change for over a year now,” Sanfilippo said. “I believe podcast hosts should get paid for the value they’re adding to the world. The PodValue initiative is going to revolutionize the podcasting industry and will quickly become the new standard.”

PodMatch has launched this new program with just three simple steps involved:

  • A podcast host must confirm a match for an episode.
  • Set an interview date and time using the PodMatch interview management system.
  • Once the episode is scheduled for release, PodMatch will pay the podcast host.
  • The goal of the PodValue initiative is to help offset the cost that podcasters incur for their show’s production.

To further cast the vision of this new initiative program, Sanfilippo stated, “Our goal is to help monetize and streamline the booking process for every podcast out there. No matter how big or small, we appreciate all they do and want to support them on their podcasting journey. I expect that the PodValue initiative will help offset podcasters’ cost and most of the administrative work, and ultimately, help them continue producing their podcast for years to come.”

“PodMatch paying hosts for the art of creating content via podcast interviews is a win for show hosts everywhere and the podcasting industry as a whole.” Sanfilippo added, “We’re honored to be part of podcasters’ journey in this new way.”

PodMatch is proud to report that during a 30-day soft launch of the PodValue initiative (Jan 14 – Feb 14), they experienced an immediate increase in podcasters utilizing the PodMatch system along with record-breaking signups of podcasters joining their platform.

The Creators of PodMatch Launch PodcastSOP

Software aimed to serve podcast hosts as their dedicated project management system for releasing podcast episodes has been launched by creators of PodMatch. Called PodcastSOP, the software is specifically designed to help podcasters manage the workflow that goes into releasing upcoming episodes of their show.

Alex Sanfilippo of PodMatch, a free podcast booking service that automatically matches guests and hosts together for interviews, announced the official launch of this additional service, saying, “When I polled more than 1,000 podcasters who ended their shows, I found that one of the primary reasons that they stopped podcasting was due to stress caused from a lack of organization and systems, and that’s precisely what PodcastSOP helps with.”

Sanfilippo noted that he performed extensive research on the lifespan of podcasters. “What I learned was alarming, 90% of people who launch a podcast stop before they reach the one-year mark of their show. The mission of PodcastSOP is to help more than just 10% continue for longer than one year.”

Features included with PodcastSOP consist of creating episode templates, adding episode checklists to complete, setting deadlines, uploading unlimited files, adding team members, commenting on specific tasks, and much more.

From the pre-launch week came great feedback that has generated significant support for PodcastSOP, as follows:

  • “PodcastSOP is seriously a game changer! I don’t know how these guys always come up with the most needed software in the podcasting industry!” – Josh Tapp, Founder of Podcast Multipliers and host of.
  • “With the explosive growth in podcasting, it’s exciting to see a new resource like PodcastSOP help podcasters of all levels.” – Harry Duran, Founder of FullCast and Host of Podcast Junkies.
  •  “Finally! A systems-based, time-saving software specifically for podcasters to help them manage their workflow! Thanks, PodcastSOP!” – Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire.

Prior to launching, PodcasSOP conducted a three-month alpha test with 100 podcasters ranging from beginners to seasoned show hosts to learn what the podcast industry needed in project management software. During those 90 days, Sanfilippo and the team implemented recommendations and enhanced the product to be the ideal solution for all podcasters regardless of their experience level.

The later part of the new software’s name comes from one of its noteworthy features, called the Template Gallery, which allows users to select a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) from popular podcasters to manage their show like industry leaders. They can also adjust the template and make it their own with just a click of a button.

The first project management software specifically for podcasters, PodcastSOP is currently available at an introductory rate of $6.00 (USD) per month after a 14-day free trial.