I felt it was the right time to focus on promoting Pod Hunt instead of continuing to add more features at top speed.
After some thought I decided the best way to promote Pod Hunt would be on podcasts, shocking I know!
Anyone listening to podcasts is a potential user, anyone hosting podcasts is a potential user (and supporter). Even if I didn't make an appearance on a podcast, just reaching out and talking to more podcast hosts would have been advantageous.
I started by putting out a simple tweet (https://twitter.com/mubashariqbal/status/1174461817072103426) saying I was looking to be a guest on podcasts. I'm fortunate enough to have a number of podcast hosts in my Twitter followers, and a few reached out to arrange an appearance.
I took advantage of the recently created Podcasts group on Indie Hackers and followed up with a post there (https://www.indiehackers.com/post/let-me-be-your-guest-8fe09d1fe7), making the same offer. Finally I jumped at the chance to appear on the Indie Hackers podcast once again, have been on originally 2 years ago. Courtland made a post asking if anyone was free for an interview one weekend, and I offered to be a guest to talk about my progress with Pod Hunt.
I've scheduled 9 podcast appearances now, I've recorded 4 already and 2 have been published.
Early indications are that this will be a very affective way to promote Pod Hunt in the short term.
As well as the direct traffic of the podcast appearance I am hoping that the links from the podcast show notes will help with the SEO ranking for Pod Hunt. Long term I feel that will be best source of traffic for Pod Hunt, but as with all good things, that takes time!
Update on all the stats I've been tracking:
📄 Pageviews 40,970
🏠 Visitors 9,511
🙍♀️ Users 617
🐦 Followers 452
📼 Episodes 614
✉️ Subscribers 297
💵 Revenue (supporters) $370 ($30.83 MRR)
Pod Hunt: https://podhunt.app