20,000 downloads 1 year in

I had the idea for the Indie Bites podcast on the 1st Sept 2020, bought the domain on the 2nd, built the Notion site on the 3rd then released the first episode with Charlie Ward on the 4th.

Since then I've recorded episodes with some of my favourite Indie Hackers, including Natalie Nagele, Justin Jackson, and the man himself, Courtland Allen.

I've met some of the kindest and supportive people through this podcast in some of the toughest periods of my life.

I couldn't have done it without the support of indie hackers everywhere.

I even made some revenue, £2,290.45 to be exact (around $3,100), through sponsors and members. Here's the full rundown of the numbers:

🎉 Total downloads: 20,767
📈 Avg downloads p/m: 1,730
📈 Avg downloads p/ep: 692
💸 Total revenue: £2,290.45
💰 Sponsors: £1,552.45
🤑 Members: £738
📆 Best month: March 2021 (3,551)
🚀 Best episode: Dan Rowden (1,221)

I've written a more in-depth post reflecting on the year here.

  1. 1

    congratulations for that milestone.

  2. 1

    Nice work man!! they have to pay for membership on your page?, I didn't understand! Elaborate please, I'm a newbie. hahaha

  3. 1

    Congrats! How did you get sponsorship?

    1. 1

      The plan from the very start of the show was to turn it into something that could support me doing something I love, while helping out the community I love. I had to figure out a way to make money, which is hard to do with an audience of 0.

      So I spoke to my friend Charlie (from episode 1) who agreed to sponsor the show for £25 an episode for the next 5 for his community, Weekend Club. From then we just agreed to keep going indefinitely until I found some new sponsors who were willing to pay the £49 full price I’d set for the show at the start.

      From then a few of my friends from Weekend Club, David Miranda and Joe Masilotti agreed to purchase 2x slots each for £49 to promote their products (Remake and Mugshot Bot).

      After this I raised my prices to £89 an episode and reached out to previous guests and others in the community who I thought would be a good fit. I think half reached out to me and I reached out to the other half.

  4. 1

    Great progress! Thanks for sharing

  5. 1

    Good stats and great story! Congrats.

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