Preserve Your Freedoms: Look Closely Before Signing on the Dotted Line!



Free enterprise is a beautiful thing! Dictionary.com describes it as: “An economic and political doctrine holding that a capitalist economy can regulate itself in a freely competitive market with a minimum of intervention and regulation . . .” That’s a whole lot of big words. We simply call it our business practice. See, we dig making you money and we dig the fact that you have all sorts of options to make money, and we applaud and encourage that! That’s free enterprise.

We take pride in the fact that the Blubrry community offers podcasters great flexibility of participation in our community. No tricks, no gimmicks, no quiet rules that might slip past you that would in any way restrict your ability to practice your freedoms.

Take a look at some of our radically liberal policies that are all about choice for the podcaster:

  • You retain the rights to your show.
  • You can be a part of other networks.
  • You can negotiate outside advertising deals.
  • You can add multiple podcast shows to the community.

All we ask in return is that you keep Blubrry in mind and tell your listeners that there are other great shows to check out at Blubrry.com.

In fact, that reminds us of a whole other level of flexibility:

  • There are no auto insertions when you do participate in our ad deals.
  • You can mention the sponsor in your voice in each podcast if you wanna.
  • We can provide pre-recorded sponsor announcements if you don’t feel comfortable delivering the message yourself.
  • If you have existing relationships with advertisers you can still benefit from the Blubrry advertising program.
  • If you introduce us to an advertiser who ultimately goes forward with an ad deal on the community you will be paid a 10 percent finder’s fee simply for making the introduction.

As podcasters ourselves, we are hearing of changes taking place in the podcasting space that make us wonder who’s really looking out for your show’s best interest.

We’ve heard rumors that some free hosting services might be restricting you to only their platform and only their ad deals. Seriously gals and guys, what’s the real price of “free hosting” when you’re not able to grow your audience, make money on your own and maintain control of your show?

And there’s something else we’ve heard, too. We’ve heard that on one of the paid hosting platforms when your show gets X-amount of listeners and viewers, the host inserts a pre-roll and post-roll ad of its own service onto your content. That’s just not right. It’s not free enterprise. It’s not the Blubrry way.

Keep your eyes peeled! Read the fine print! Look out for your own interests! That’s the free enterprise way; that’s the Blubrry way . . . and we hope you’ll go our way.