Setting Up Acast
It’s easy to get started with the Acast integration, and you can try it out yourself before anything happens for your patrons. (Also remember, it’s free for all Patreon podcasters). We recommend following along with the instructions here, which will first have you go to your RSS settings. From there, you’ll create your Acast account. Once you’re all set on the Acast side, you finish turning the integration on for your patrons and let them know about the change.
Tip 1: Bulk episode assignment to tiers
- Acast automatically imports all of the episodes you previously uploaded to Patreon, you just need to assign them to the right tiers. There are two things to know to streamline this process. From your show page on Acast, click the “10/page” button in the bottom right and select 100 episodes instead. Then click the checkbox for any applicable episodes, or the top checkbox to select them all at once. Click “Assign Tiers” and you can do it in one step if all of your episodes go to the same tiers.
Tip 2: Don’t forget to turn it on for your patrons
- After you are comfortable with everything on the Acast side, you go back to your Patreon settings to turn on the integration for your patrons as indicated in the instructions. Nothing happens for your patrons until you take this step. When you do so, patrons using existing RSS feeds are redirected to new Acast feeds - they do not need to subscribe or unsubscribe to anything new! And new patrons or those accessing the content for the first time use a new link provided when pledging and in their membership details
Tip 3: You control how you want to post to your patrons
- When you release new episodes, make sure to upload them to Acast and assign them to the appropriate tiers; they will show up right away in the feeds for patrons on those tiers. It’s up to you what you want to post on Patreon for the episodes - a post is not created by default. Some creators will want to make the same post on Patreon for patrons viewing on the site or getting email confirmations. Other creators may just make a post reminding patrons to get their content through their Acast feeds, or omit posting on Patreon all together. It’s up to you.
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