This week, I’ve finished setting up the first affiliate sponsor of the podcast. I found a company with great products that are a good fit for the show, and I really like them. They’ll be doing a 12 show run to start. I’ll talk about my experience with the product and let listeners know about the brand’s current promotions. I’m super excited about this.
I also had a cold call from an advertiser of a product that helps some people sleep. This would be a straight-up sponsorship, and again, it seems like a good fit. It was good to sit down and iron out rates anyway.
I lowered the price of the premium membership to the podcast which includes the extended editions that have nature sounds I record myself under the story with no ads or introductions for people who prefer those. At $3/month or $24/year, they are less than half of what most of the other sleepy story premium podcasts and apps are charging. Seems about right. I’m planning a promotion on this for the month of December as well.
Growth continues at about 33% month over month, which basically doubles the audience every three months at the current rate. I decided to do something fun for October, so I’ve made it “Creepy but Sleepy” month and I’m ready stories that are a little creepy and very sleepy. This week’s trailer came out today. Got some great spooky footage after the rain this morning at the cabin. Have a look.