Today’s a fun one! Because today we get to let our creative juices flow as we share 30 super fun podcast merch ideas!
If you’re looking for new ways to monetize your podcast, podcast merch is a great way to do it! It’s totally customizable, and branded merch is a fun way to bring a visual aspect to your podcast.
Every bumper sticker, t-shirt, or coffee cup is a walking advertisement for your show.
And like we said, podcast merch is totally customizable! If this is a podcast monetization method you’d like to try, you can definitely find a way that works for you, your podcast, and your budget.
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We’ve got 30 fun podcast merch ideas that you could use to monetize your podcast!
So, hold on to your (podcast-branded) hats! And get ready for a whirlwind of podcast merch ideas!
Related read: How To Monetize Your Podcast: Here’s Everything We Know
30 Podcast Merch Ideas
Whether it’s a plain mug with your podcast logo or a funny quote from the show, mugs make for great podcast merch.
You can usually find someone in your area who specializes in mug printing, but there are also options online. This means you can print on demand and not have to stock up your inventory.
Mugs are great for your desk, great for gifts, and they’re a winner when it comes to podcast merch.
Hats are another fun way to dive into podcast merch. You can have a variety of different styles and colors, so you can find one that works for your brand.
There are options to embroider your logo on the front or add an extra element with a patch or sticker of your logo or catchphrase.
Snapback, baseball, or trucker, there’s a cap (with your podcast logo) out there for everyone!
Beanies are another versatile and appealing podcast merch option! We all love a good beanie (even a teenie, weenie beanie!) and one with your podcast logo beautifully embroidered on the front would be a winner.
4. Water bottles and tumblers
Another great podcast merch option is water bottles or coffee tumblers. Everyone loves these, and they would love them more with your supercool logo or hilarious catchphrase.
Again, if you find the right supplier and printer, these can also be printed on demand, so you never have to worry about too much stock on hand.
Sleeves for tumblers or water bottles are also a super fun podcast merch idea. They’re a simple product, relatively inexpensive, and would look great with your podcast logo on them!
6. Phone cases
Phone cases are a great way to get your logo out there. People will never not need a phone case. (Although there is a super confident segment of people who bravely walk around with no phone case. Thankfully they seem to be a relatively small collection of people!)
So why not get a phone case from their favorite podcast, AKA, yours!
7. Laptop sleeves
Laptop sleeves are another great podcast merch idea. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you have plenty of options to pick from. And they’ll look great with your logo on them!
Stickers are one of the most affordable podcast merch ideas out there. No matter the generation, stickers are always popular. But they are definitely making a strong resurgence in the past couple of years. So your podcast stickers could turn out to be great sellers!
There are endless opportunities when it comes to sticker designs. From iterations of your logo to catchphrases, or things you often end up saying, to just fun podcast-focused images, you can really have some fun with this one!
Buttons and pins are staples when it comes to podcast merch. If you’ve got a colorful logo, or even mascot pins could work really well as a way to branch into podcast merch.
You could even make them limited editions to drive up the demand.
10. Tote bags
Tote bags are totes awesome (sorry about that) and so are the perfect way to start selling podcast merch.
Tote bags give you lots of branding space, and if you think outside the box, you can come up with some really creative designs that people would love to have!
Backpacks are another great option for podcast merch. Particularly if your podcast audience tends to be high-school or college students. If that’s your audience, your backpacks could be a hit!
12. Fanny packs
Fanny packs are back, baby! (I may not know why, but they are!)
And this means they’re a potentially great option when it comes to your podcast merch options.
I mean, who wouldn’t love an ironic fanny pack with your favorite podcast logo on it?
T-shirts are perhaps one of the most popular pieces of podcast merch out there. Again, they’re easy to source, and if you find a reliable printer, you’re on your way!
Not only are T-shirts a really great way to express yourself and share your podcast with the world, but they’re fantastic for advertising your podcast!
14. Sweatshirts and hoodies
If your t-shirts are a hit, you could consider leveling up to sweatshirts and hoodies. They’re always super popular, appeal to almost all demographics, and they would look fantastic with your podcast logo on them!
Sleepwear is another great option for podcast merch. Think Christmas PJs but better because they’ve got your podcast logo all over them!
Or better yet! Christmas PJs with your podcast logo on them!
I know, genius, right?
Socks are a great way to have some fun with your podcast merch. They come in all sorts of styles and can become a sort of collector’s item with people.
You can also have tons of creative fun with the designs.
For better or worse, scrunchies’ star always seems to be on the rise. So join the craze and add your podcast-branded scrunchies to the mix!
Again, if your show’s target audience hits the demographic who are totally vibing with scrunchies right about now, these could be an amazing avenue to pursue when it comes to monetizing your podcast through podcast merch.
Keyrings could be the key to your podcast merch success! Always useful, and always a fun addition to a gift, keyrings are a podcast merch winner!
Purses also make for some great podcast merch! This is a versatile option that you can cater to your audience.
You can go the route of coin or make-up purses. You go bigger and opt for pencil cases or utility purses. Again, if these appeal to your target audience, they could be great sellers!
Who doesn’t love candles? If you can find a great supplier, or you’re an aspiring candle-maker yourself, your podcast-branded candles could really bring the heat!
Notebooks will always be a go-to when it comes to potential podcast merch! Notebooks appeal to all, and so would be an easy buy for your audience and loyal fans.
22. Pens and pencils
Pens and pencils are also great podcast merch options. Like notebooks, they appeal to everyone, and would make a great combo with your podcast-branded notebooks!
Podcast Merch for the Fur Babies
Why not think a little outside that box and consider looking at merch for all the fur babies of your loyal fans?
There is very little cuter than a furbaby in a fun bandana! But what would make it even cuter is if that bandana is showcasing your podcast.
I mean, who could resist that?
24. Water bowls
Another fairly easy merch option would be water bowls for the pets. Again, find the supplier and the printer, and all sorts of podcast merch options become available to you.
25. Collar tags
If you’re going to offer keyrings, you could also consider collar tags for beloved pets. This is just another fun option when it comes to podcast merch. And if there’s a good overlap between your fans and animal lovers, tags would be a great merch option to consider.
Podcast Merch for the Next Gen
What about the little ones? Bibs are a great way for proud podcast-loving parents to show off their fandom, through their kids!
Another great podcast merch option for the next gen would be onesies or babygrows. They could have your podcast logo or catchphrase on them, but you could also come up with some fun podcast phrases.
Something like “Future Podcast Fan” (or Host!) would be a totally fun, unique item you could offer!
The last few podcast merch ideas on our list are digital products. Digital products are a perfect option if you’re just starting out with merch as a way to monetize, as the need for physical stock is eliminated.
Fans can purchase your products, and then they either use them digitally or have them printed on their end. Making this a very low-risk option for diving into podcast merch. Here are some of our top digital product ideas.
Planners are always a great option for podcast merch. Whether it’s a monthly planner or an in-depth yearly one, this could be a great form of digital product or ones that can be printed by the user once purchased.
Cool, graphic posters or artwork are another fantastic digital product. Make graphic designs of your logo, or let your creativity loose and have some fun creating eye-catching artwork.
30. Other printables
The great thing about digital products and printables is that the possibilities are almost endless. You could go the bullet journal route and sell monthly spreads, habit trackers, or even sheets that check off the 100 Podcasts You Should Listen To.
Other options are stickers – either ones that you can use digitally or ones that can be printed on the user’s end – postcards, paper placemats, the sky really is the limit!
So, there you have it! 30 podcast merch ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing! Podcast merch can prove a really successful way for you to monetize your podcast, and get great advertising for your show.
Whether you plan on creating a few items for your listeners, or going all out and launching an entire podcast-branded range, these podcast merch ideas will put you on the right track!
All that’s left is for you to get creative!
Does your podcast have podcast merch? Let us know about it in the comments!