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How To Use the Fame Economy To Grow Your Podcast

Read on my website Read time: 2 mins Hey Reader! - It is officially the second day of summer, and the sun is shining, which means two things: Trying to record when people aren't cutting their grass. And I'm going to manage to have my pizza garden party at the weekend. Swings and roundabouts. I'm excited to bring you today's issue, 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...

1 day ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! - I'm working hard this week putting together an eBook on getting your first 100,000 podcast downloads. It's really coming together and going to be super valuable so stay tuned! 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...

9 days ago • 3 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 mins Hey Reader! It's gig time again at podcast HQ. This time, I'm lucky enough to be going to see Taylor Swift! Yes, I have friendship bracelets. And yes, I'm dressing up. I'll be going as Travis Kelsey (admittedly without the muscles...) Today's newsletter is brought 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...

16 days ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! I'm feeling very behind the times this week as I've been laid up with an illness that rhymes with shmovid for the last week. It's like so 2021... But my podcast, Generally Spooky History, is back with new episodes! Anyway, on to today's newsletter. Affiliate Partner of the Week Overwhelmed by editing? Let Next Day Podcast take care of it. Keeping up with editing is perhaps the most tedious part of podcast production. You don't have a ton of...

23 days ago • 4 min read

Read on my website Read time: 2 minutes Hey Reader! There's much excitement here in Scotland, well, in my house at least, because a new episode of Generally Spooky History coming out today! New podcast day is always a great day am-I-right? Today's newsletter is brought 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 releasing a...

30 days ago • 3 min read

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 brought 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...

about 1 month 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...

about 1 month 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)...

about 2 months 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...

about 2 months 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...

2 months ago • 5 min read
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