Making money on a 24/7 internet only station.

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Re: Making money on a 24/7 internet only station.

Post by eddylim » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 am

Would this be profitable? i would like to have one..test it for myself..

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Post by jimwalsh » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:01 pm

I researched the subject for my master's degree. Your best shot would be to have a VERY compelling format/concept/personality going in.

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Post by mathew05 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am

Thanks Machael for your answer this will definitely help someone who want to earn some . keep it up lad

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Post by radiotroprock » Sat May 19, 2018 6:20 am

Making money isn't easy and will take a year or two. I have owned Radio Trop Rock ( for about a year and a half. We are very successful in our genre (Trop Rock). If not for the cost of travel, we would be profitable.
We won Trop Rock Music Association awards for Radio Station of the Year and Radio Show of the Year in 2017.
I saw on one post that mentioned "500,000 listeners". I literally LOL'd when I saw that. Just as a reference, we're getting about 4,000 unique listeners per month. With that said, there are ways to read statistics, numbers, etc to be able to say you've got "millions of listeners" over a year period or so.... but it's not accurate. You could use "listener sessions" which is always a very high number, but should NOT count as a separate listener since everytime someone logs in to your website, app, tune in etc it counts as "1"... so, one listener could count as hundreds of "sessions" in one month.

We're available on Tune In, Streema and have smart phone applications.
My advice to anyone thinking of doing it is this..... it's a HOBBY. An expensive, and time consuming hobby. Yes, you can make money at it... but you won't get rich.

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Post by charlietrece » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:10 pm

"it's a HOBBY" After reading all these comments I come to the conclusion that your advice it's the best answer by far. Look I've been streaming since 2002 when streaming was a rare novelty. I went throughout everything you can imagine. All kind of different websites, switching music genres, web designers, servers, broadband providers, scammers, you name it. In the end I take it in stride and enjoy the beauty of listening my creation. Money is not my goal (never was). Enjoyment is and if people likes my station better yet.

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Post by srdjan87 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:21 am

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Re: Making money on a 24/7 internet only station.

Post by thepulsemontgomery » Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:37 pm

i've been running streaming stations on and off since 1997 with the original live365.

my current station, is profitable and before moving to live365 to cut down on my soundexchange fees, i make even with just enough to cover costs.

just like with terrestrial radio, your investment into it determines your profit.

right now, i'd love to afford a digital billboard ad around town, but that's just not feasible with my budget without tapping into personal funds.

so til then, i rely on facebook and word of mouth to get listeners.

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