Don't Be Fooled by "Downloads"
Forget downloads—we need more listeners for our podcasts. And the "holiday season" is the perfect time to establish (or strengthen) the foundation that will help you do just that.
It's simple, but it takes time and effort. But the next year will pass regardless, so why not do a little extra work to push yourself (and your podcast) over the top?
You can start today. Both holidays and "the end of the year" are great times to reach out to people you haven't talked to in a while.
Seriously, reach out to somebody you haven't talked to and say hello. Jordan Harbinger recommends getting on your phone, scrolling through your text messages to the very last one, and starting there. And you could do something similar with your email box ... assuming you can find the end.
The "Woo-Woo" Version
I once read an article by a feng shui expert about how to bring more "helpful people" into your life. She recommended either calling or writing (your choice) one helpful person from your past each day for 30 days. At that point, she said you'll have cleared up stagnant energy, allowing that same energy to flow and bring new people into your life.
By the way, if you send physical mail, put it in a red envelope.
Does it work? Yes.
When you're a person who keeps in touch with people, you'll attract people who want to keep in touch with you.
More "Holiday" Opportunities to Grow Your Podcast
I've been writing about this all week via my daily newsletter, Big Podcast Daily.