October 29, 2020

Passed 2,000 downloads!

James McKinven @jmckinven

Just 2 weeks after posting my previous milestone, I’ve reached 2,000 podcast downloads. I’ve been trying to post as consistently as I can since the episode that was posted on the Indie Hackers feed. Here are my three favourite episodes so far.

Harry Dry - #2
I’d spoken to Harry before and recorded a two-hour podcast with him just as Marketing Examples was picking up (around 5k subs), so he was a no-brainer to ask to join me on this new format. As always, it was fun and inspiring to speak to him, discussing exactly what he’s been doing to grow Marketing Examples into one of the best marketing resources out there. He’s a perfect example of growing an audience by providing value.

Listen to this episode if you’d like to get better at marketing your products and would like to learn what it takes to build an audience.

Anne-Laure Le Cunff - #4
I’ll be honest, it was pretty much the opposite situation with Anne-Laure. We’d not spoken before and I hadn’t regularly kept up with her content (despite it being shared with me very often), but that changed as soon as I started prepping for this episode. I found myself with 15 Ness Labs tabs open with articles I wanted to read, and now I read every email Anne-Laure sends. I found this conversation genuinely inspiring as it covered something I’d not really delved into much, mindful productivity.

Listen to this episode if you’re burning the candle at both ends and you’d like to know a little more about why you need to be more mindful about the work you do.

Wilhelm Klopp - #10
Having this episode as one of my favourites surprised me, but Wil is a super smart guy and that came across in abundance during this conversation. We spoke about not only how he built and grew one of the most popular Slack apps of all time, but also the ups and downs of going full-time on a side-project.

Listen to this episode if you’re thinking about going full-time on your side-project, but you’re not sure if it’s the right move.

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    Congrats James, love the pod and proud to be a sponsor.

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    Well deserved James. 🙌 Love the guest lineup 😎

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    The IndieBites podcast has quickly become my go-to "break from work" walk around the block. 15 minutes is the perfect length to get me interested and learn something new. Without having to slog through an hour plus long episode.

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    I love how succinct the podcast is, really capturing what matters... good work!

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    Excellent guest lineup, content, and it's just the perfect length. Great work!

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    Awesome milestone, James!! Easily one of my few "go-to" podcasts nowadays!

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