Making money isn't easy and will take a year or two. I have owned Radio Trop Rock (www.RadioTropRock.com
) for about a year and a half. We are very successful in our genre (Trop Rock). If not for the cost of travel, we would be profitable.
We won Trop Rock Music Association awards for Radio Station of the Year and Radio Show of the Year in 2017.
I saw on one post that mentioned "500,000 listeners". I literally LOL'd when I saw that. Just as a reference, we're getting about 4,000 unique listeners per month. With that said, there are ways to read statistics, numbers, etc to be able to say you've got "millions of listeners" over a year period or so.... but it's not accurate. You could use "listener sessions" which is always a very high number, but should NOT count as a separate listener since everytime someone logs in to your website, app, tune in etc it counts as "1"... so, one listener could count as hundreds of "sessions" in one month.
We're available on Tune In, Streema and have smart phone applications.
My advice to anyone thinking of doing it is this..... it's a HOBBY. An expensive, and time consuming hobby. Yes, you can make money at it... but you won't get rich.