If you're looking to make a dime, or maybe even a whole dollar by recording up your latest words of wisdom and putting them online, it might be worth talking to a startup called BitPass. They already offer a micropayments plan for Internet broadcasters, helping small Web radio DJs turn their streams into a subscription business.
Now they say they're about to offer the same thing for Podcasters. Details are still slim, but the crux is that listeners will be able to sign up, give a credit card, and pay a few cents or a few dollars for each latest download.
It's a bright idea, and the best Podcasters, once they develop an audience, just might be able to make a few bucks this way. Stay tuned for other Web payment brokers like Pay Pal to get into the business too.