Just 37 episodes into The Bootstrapped Founder podcast, I have just now crossed the 10,000 listens.
It seems that releasing at least one new episode a week without fail since February 5th is paying off.
Here is what I've done recently to improve the podcast:
- I've added music. There is an intro, an outro, and some kind of music that plays whenever I read the sponsored messages
- I've started asking for questions on Twitter. On Monday or Tuesday, I will ask a question related to the topic of the show, and I note down the questions I get on Twitter. Then, I respond to them in the second half of the show.
- I try to keep each show between 20 and 30 minutes.
- After I am done with the editing, I make 5-7 short videos using the Headliner app. Those videos look like this and are super useful, as they can be played right within Twitter. I schedule one per weekday, and link the podcast episode with each.
And that's it. To another 10k! :)
Here is a gigantic screenshot with all my podcast stats
And here is the podcast.