October 2, 2019

Mini Podcast Tour

Mubashar Iqbal @Mubs

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.

https://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/121-quick-chat-with-mubashar-iqbal
https://smashnotes.com/p/smash-notes/e/special-interview-with-mubashar-iqbal-product-hunt-make-of-the-year-for-2016-and-founder-of-pod-hunt-will-robots-take-my-job-plus-80-other-projects

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:

๐Ÿ“„ Pageviews 40,970

๐Ÿ  Visitors 9,511

๐Ÿ™โ€โ™€๏ธ Users 617

๐Ÿฆ Followers 452

๐Ÿ“ผ Episodes 614

โœ‰๏ธ Subscribers 297

๐Ÿ’ต Revenue (supporters) $370 ($30.83 MRR)

Pod Hunt: https://podhunt.app

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