The most common way people make money from podcasting is by hosting ads during the show. Ads from sponsors are usually short and easy to read compared to long commercials on TV. Also, the ads are generally read by the host, so they are more like a brief commercial. Some podcasters make money by selling books, courses, or other products, and they read small ads for them. Some people get sponsors to pay them monthly, so they have the money to pay for their website and other podcasting equipment. The most popular way is to sell a unique sponsorship package to a sponsor. This may include ads read by the host, announced by the host, with a special intro and outro produced by the podcast, mentions of the sponsor during the show, and a special episode. Some podcasters make money by asking for donations from their listeners.