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The Indie Podcaster with Kieran MacRae

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How To Grow Your Podcast With Trailer Swaps

Read on my website Read time: 3 minutes Hey Reader! - Happy Friday, today, I am off to a Nickleback concert in Glasgow tonight to live out my millennial dreams. I'm gonna look at this photograph and want to be a rockstar, and I don't care who knows it... Today's newsletter is brough to you by... The Template Vault Only the top 10% of podcasts get 500 downloads in the first seven days of an episode being released. In the last seven months, my podcast has gained 500 more followers while only...

3 days ago • 5 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - I got lost in food metaphors today; perhaps I shouldn't write these when I'm hungry or when I live 200 miles away from the nearest Vietnamese restaurant! Quick heads up that I am now offering Growth Machine Podcast Audits if anyone needs help growing their show Affiliate Partner of the Week Want professional-sounding audio? You need Auphonic. Brandon from the Mad Fientist podcast recommended Auphonic to me before Eilidh and I started...

10 days ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - Quick question. I want to help you grow your podcast by giving you high-impact feedback on your show. It will include a rating out of 10 across the major areas of your podcast, including structure, intro/outros, engagement, interview questions, and audio quality. Is that something you'd be interested in paying for? If so, hit reply and let me know with a "Yes, that sounds awesome!". Thanks :) Affiliate Partner of the Week X (Twitter)...

17 days ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - Twice in the last week, I've tried to sit out in the sun, and twice I've gone inside because it's still too cold. Summer comes slow in Scotland... Buttoday's issue is coming to you from my local cafe with a cappuccino in hand so all is well, enjoy! Affiliate Partner of the Week I've been using Alitu to half the time I spend editing. And you can too. If you're tired of editing taking up too much of your week, then you need to try Alitu's...

24 days ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 3 minutes Hey Reader! - DIY is happening in the MacRae household. My wife is opening an online second-hand bookshop so we are drowning in books, so it's time for bookshelves to go up. Wish me luck. P.S. If you’ve got a podcasting friend who would benefit from this newsletter, send them to platformpodcasting.com to sign up. Affiliate Partner of the Week Overwhelmed by editing? Let Next Day Podcast take care of it. Keeping up with editing is perhaps the most...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - Hope you're doing great. I'm currently working hard to launch a podcast feedback service! Watch this space... Affiliate Partner of the Week I've been using Alitu to half the time I spend editing. And you can too. If you're tired of editing taking up too much of your week, then you need to try Alitu's 7-day free trial. Just click below. Free 7 day trial of Alitu Don't Go Viral. Go Local Today I’m going to share with you why you should take...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 mins Hey Reader! - After two weekends of catching up with friends, eating pizza, and playing video games, I'm embarrassingly tired. Still, completed the remastered Star Wars Battlefronts and can still crush it on Mario Kart. Glory is mine... Affiliate Partner of the Week I've been using Alitu to half the time I spend editing. And you can too. If you're tired of editing taking up too much of your week, then you need to try Alitu's 7-day free trial. Just click...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - What a week! I put out a plea on Twitter offering feedback and now have 40 podcasts to check out... Stay tuned for the findings! I'm going to share the most common problems I come across. Affiliate Partner of the Week Want professional-sounding audio? You need Auphonic. Brandon from the Mad Fientist podcast recommended Auphonic to me before Eilidh and I started Generally Spooky History. It was a game-changer. It meant that our audio...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

Read on my website Read time: 4 min Hey Reader! - Welcome to Spring! Winter has passed and the sun is shining. It's still cold, but that's Scotland for you. I updated my recommended tools list this week. Feel free to check it out here. Affiliate Partner of the Week X (Twitter) feeling like a Grind? Hypefury has more than halved the time I spend promoting on X (Twitter). Hypefury can schedule out all your promotional tweets in advance, so you don't have to sit down and create something clever...

about 2 months ago • 6 min read

Read on my website Read time: 1.5 Minutes Hey Reader! Did anyone notice my absolute goof introducing the last email? Turns out I missed a bracket when setting up the email. Sigh... Affiliate Partner of the Week Want professional-sounding audio? You need Auphonic. Brandon from the Mad Fientist podcast recommended Auphonic to me before Eilidh and I started Generally Spooky History. It was a game-changer. It meant that our audio sounded professional from day one, even with no experience in audio...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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