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Bootstrapped

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The Podcast for Software Bootstrappers

Latest Episodes

#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt

ECraig turns the tables and interviews me about Feature Upvote and about this podcast. We discuss: why Steve launched Feature Upvote when he already had a successful product. doing things differently the second time around. the beauty of “expansion revenue”. B2C vs B2B (spoiler alert: B2B has a whole lot of advantages). the Bootstrapped podcast … Continue reading "#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt"

29 MIN2 d ago
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#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt

#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt

EWe discuss how you can become a speaker at events, and whether this is a viable way to raise awareness of your product and services. Topics include: Why speak at events and conferences Getting started as a speaker What event organisers look for in potential speakers Non-obvious benefits from speaking at events Steve’s champagne-spilling behaviour … Continue reading "#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt"

29 MIN1 w ago
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#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt

#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

ECraig and I discuss how bootstrappers can use the podcasting ecosystem to promote their products. We discuss three ways to use podcasts – and the pros and cons of each: Start and run your own podcast Do the “podcast circuit” as an interesting guest with riveting insights Sponsor podcasts We ‘go meta’ and talk about … Continue reading "#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos"

29 MIN2 w ago
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#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

EI’m joined by Craig Hewitt for the first of several episodes in which he is my cohost. TinySeed is a “startup accelerator designed for bootstrappers.” Craig was accepted into TinySeed’s first cohort. To help me answer the question, “Should I apply for TinySeed?”, Craig tells me what it has been like for him. We discuss … Continue reading "#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos"

32 MIN3 w ago
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#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello

ERobin and I discuss living the Bootstrapper dream – and how the dream changes over time. We also go off topic and discuss surfing up the Bristol Channel. Links: Robin’s company, Corrello: Dashboards for Scrum and Kanban teams using Trello: https://getcorrello.com/ Robin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robinwarren Robin’s blog post “$0 to $1k MRR in 57 months”: … Continue reading "#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello"

34 MINOCT 11
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#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello

#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform

Andy and I discuss why he’s created a new product, even though he already has two successful products. We also discuss: how Andy manages a portfolio of three desktop apps as a one-person team how to name products choosing a market usability testing choosing to remain a one-person team the benefits of the founder doing … Continue reading "#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform"

41 MINOCT 4
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#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform

#108 – Hannah Adcock – Owner of Contented Strategy

Hannah and I discuss content strategy for bootstrappers. Hannah’s website: https://contentedstrategy.com/ Hannah’s book: “Content Strategy for Solopreneurs, Startups, Charities and Growing Businesses”: https://contentedstrategy.com/content_strategy_for_startups.html How to do a content audit: https://contentedstrategy.com/blog/2019/05/17/startup-content-audit.html Traction by Gabriel Weinberg: https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Startup-Achieve-Explosive-Customer/dp/1591848369

29 MINSEP 27
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#108 – Hannah Adcock – Owner of Contented Strategy

#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester

Robert and I discuss how to hire and manage freelancers. We also discuss how having children forces you to change the way you work. Robert’s 4 tips for a healthy freelancer relationship: Meet in person from time to time, if possible Pay at the higher end of their expected rate Remember the Golden Rule: Treat … Continue reading "#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester"

36 MINSEP 20
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#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester

#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur

In my conversation with Sylvestre from Parseur, we discuss how bootstrapping allowed Sylvestre to move to Mauritius. We also discuss: Collecting domain names Leaving consulting to bootstrap a SaaS Bootstrapping with the generous assistance of the French government(!) The tough months before the first sale – and then the elation after the first sale Using … Continue reading "#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur"

45 MINSEP 13
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#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur

#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped

This is a short and special episode in which I share some news about the podcast. Back in 2013, Ian Landsman and Andrey Butov started the Bootstrapped podcast together. Over the next few years they created more than 100 excellent episodes. Now Andrey and Ian both want to concentrate on their core products. But instead … Continue reading "#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped"

1 MINSEP 13
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#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped

Latest Episodes

#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt

ECraig turns the tables and interviews me about Feature Upvote and about this podcast. We discuss: why Steve launched Feature Upvote when he already had a successful product. doing things differently the second time around. the beauty of “expansion revenue”. B2C vs B2B (spoiler alert: B2B has a whole lot of advantages). the Bootstrapped podcast … Continue reading "#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt"

29 MIN2 d ago
Comments
#114: “The Tables are Turned”, with Craig Hewitt

#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt

EWe discuss how you can become a speaker at events, and whether this is a viable way to raise awareness of your product and services. Topics include: Why speak at events and conferences Getting started as a speaker What event organisers look for in potential speakers Non-obvious benefits from speaking at events Steve’s champagne-spilling behaviour … Continue reading "#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt"

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#113: “The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror”, featuring Craig Hewitt

#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

ECraig and I discuss how bootstrappers can use the podcasting ecosystem to promote their products. We discuss three ways to use podcasts – and the pros and cons of each: Start and run your own podcast Do the “podcast circuit” as an interesting guest with riveting insights Sponsor podcasts We ‘go meta’ and talk about … Continue reading "#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos"

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

EI’m joined by Craig Hewitt for the first of several episodes in which he is my cohost. TinySeed is a “startup accelerator designed for bootstrappers.” Craig was accepted into TinySeed’s first cohort. To help me answer the question, “Should I apply for TinySeed?”, Craig tells me what it has been like for him. We discuss … Continue reading "#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos"

32 MIN3 w ago
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#111: “Should I apply for TinySeed?” with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos

#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello

ERobin and I discuss living the Bootstrapper dream – and how the dream changes over time. We also go off topic and discuss surfing up the Bristol Channel. Links: Robin’s company, Corrello: Dashboards for Scrum and Kanban teams using Trello: https://getcorrello.com/ Robin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robinwarren Robin’s blog post “$0 to $1k MRR in 57 months”: … Continue reading "#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello"

34 MINOCT 11
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#110: “Living the Bootstrapper dream” with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello

#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform

Andy and I discuss why he’s created a new product, even though he already has two successful products. We also discuss: how Andy manages a portfolio of three desktop apps as a one-person team how to name products choosing a market usability testing choosing to remain a one-person team the benefits of the founder doing … Continue reading "#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform"

41 MINOCT 4
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#109 – Andy Brice – Founder of EasyDataTransform

#108 – Hannah Adcock – Owner of Contented Strategy

Hannah and I discuss content strategy for bootstrappers. Hannah’s website: https://contentedstrategy.com/ Hannah’s book: “Content Strategy for Solopreneurs, Startups, Charities and Growing Businesses”: https://contentedstrategy.com/content_strategy_for_startups.html How to do a content audit: https://contentedstrategy.com/blog/2019/05/17/startup-content-audit.html Traction by Gabriel Weinberg: https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Startup-Achieve-Explosive-Customer/dp/1591848369

29 MINSEP 27
Comments
#108 – Hannah Adcock – Owner of Contented Strategy

#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester

Robert and I discuss how to hire and manage freelancers. We also discuss how having children forces you to change the way you work. Robert’s 4 tips for a healthy freelancer relationship: Meet in person from time to time, if possible Pay at the higher end of their expected rate Remember the Golden Rule: Treat … Continue reading "#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester"

36 MINSEP 20
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#107 – Robert Brandl – Founder of WebsiteToolTester

#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur

In my conversation with Sylvestre from Parseur, we discuss how bootstrapping allowed Sylvestre to move to Mauritius. We also discuss: Collecting domain names Leaving consulting to bootstrap a SaaS Bootstrapping with the generous assistance of the French government(!) The tough months before the first sale – and then the elation after the first sale Using … Continue reading "#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur"

45 MINSEP 13
Comments
#106 – Sylvestre Dupont – Cofounder of Parseur

#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped

This is a short and special episode in which I share some news about the podcast. Back in 2013, Ian Landsman and Andrey Butov started the Bootstrapped podcast together. Over the next few years they created more than 100 excellent episodes. Now Andrey and Ian both want to concentrate on their core products. But instead … Continue reading "#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped"

1 MINSEP 13
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#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped
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