Get paid to listen to podcasts
Give back to podcasts you love
Share podcasts with others
Get paid to listen to podcasts
Give back to podcasts you love
Share podcasts with others
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How do I earn on Fountain?

In this article you'll learn why and how you can earn on Fountain. If you want to find out more about how you can earn from your podcast on Fountain, please click here. This article covers the following topics:
  • Why does Fountain pay you for listening to podcasts?
  • How do listeners earn on Fountain
  • What are sats?
  • How much can you earn from listening to podcasts?
  • Where can I see my balance?
  • Why am I not earning?
Why should I earn for using a podcast app? Every minute you spend consuming or creating content increases the value of the platform you’re using yet none of them reward you for it. Fountain is different. It is the only place where listeners and podcasters get rewarded for the value they provide for others. How do listeners earn on Fountain? There are several ways you can earn as a listener on Fountain: 1. Listen to podcasts Get paid by Fountain for your first hour of daily podcast listening. The earning rate changes every day and it’s completely random. The earnings meter at the top of the player will tell you how much you have earned and you can tap it to see your rate today. You will earn based on playback time (not real time), so if you are listening on 2x speed you will stop earning after 30 minutes of real time and earn every 30 seconds instead of every minute. 2. Listen to promotions Get paid by podcasters and advertisers for listening to their promoted content. The earning rate is set by the promoter. You will see one promoted episode and one promoted clip on the Home page every day. 3. Clips and comments Get paid by other listeners when they like your clips or comments. The default amount for likes can be configured in the settings and you can press the like button as many times as you want. 4. Refer friends You can also earn by referring friends to Fountain. You can learn more about referrals here. What are "sats"? The smallest unit of bitcoin is called "satoshi" or "sat" for short - named after the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. You can think of sats as the "bitcoin cents". They are the digits after the decimal point. There are 100 million sats in one bitcoin. How much can you earn from listening to podcasts? Your earning rate is assigned to you at random every day. It's a bit like a lottery. One day you might earn one sat per minute and the next day it could be hundreds of sats per minute. You will not be able to earn more by listening to podcasts at a higher speed as rewards are paid out every minute of playback time (not real time). If you skip forward or back while you listen, or if your device loses connection, your earnings will be affected and you may not earn the full amount. Where can I see my balance? When you earn sats they will be added to your wallet balance. You can access your wallet from the main navigation. In your wallet you can also see how many sats you have earned in a given period and find a history of your recent transactions. Why am I not earning? If you are not earning, the lightning bolt at the top of the player will turn grey. Press it for more information and you may see one of the following messages: 1. You've reached the daily limit Fountain only pays you for your first hour of daily podcast listening. You can still earn more by listening to promotions, or you can come back tomorrow to continue earning. 2. Your earnings are paused If our security system notices something irregular about your account, your earnings will be temporarily paused. If you're playing fair this shouldn't happen, but here are two other common reasons:
  • You have changed devices. Since you can only listen to Fountain on one device per day, this will flag your account in our security system. There's nothing you need to do - you will continue earning tomorrow on the new device.
You have not updated to the latest version of Fountain. Once you have upgraded, you should be earning again tomorrow. 3. You're not connected to the internet You won't be able to earn if your device doesn't have mobile data or an active WiFi connection. In this instance, the earnings counter will simply not tick up.