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Bootstrapped

Steve McLeod

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Bootstrapped

Bootstrapped

Steve McLeod

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8
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The Podcast for Software Bootstrappers

Latest Episodes

#140: How NOT to handle customer payment problems

EThis was a painful episode to record. I had problems getting some customers to pay. How I handled it was a cascade of mistakes. I tell Ed the story, and he gives me advice on what I should have done. Ed tells us about his recent effort to add a once-off pricing plan to his […]

33 MIN1 w ago
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#140: How NOT to handle customer payment problems

#139: Selling to Developers with Peter Suhm of Branch CI

Ed chats with Peter Suhm about the challenges and rewards of selling to developers. Peter is the founder of Branch, a deployment tool for WordPress developers. Peter on twitter:https://twitter.com/petersuhm Branch:https://branchci.com WP Pusher, another product by Peter for WordPress developers:https://wppusher.com Out of Beta, Peter’s podcast:https://outofbeta.fm (recommended!) Discuss this episode and more on ourdiscussion forum for Bootstrappers.

28 MIN2 w ago
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#139: Selling to Developers with Peter Suhm of Branch CI

#138: “Epic Guide” Marketing

We discuss Ed Freyfogle’s recent experience creating the OpenCage Reverse Geocoding guide, an example of an “epic guide” approach to content marketing. Useful links: The OpenCage Reverse Geocoding guide Adam Duvander, who helped Ed create the guide Adam’s company Adam’s personal site Discuss this episode and more on ourdiscussion forum for Bootstrappers.

28 MIN3 w ago
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#138: “Epic Guide” Marketing

#137: Derrick Grigg – Founder of PageProofer

Derrick’s product is a direct competitor to one of my products. So it was extremely generous of him to speak openly about the challenges and successes of running PageProofer. We also discussed: the challenge of having many competitors having years of work annihilated by one Steve Jobs announcement the challenge of separating personal life from […]

33 MINJUN 5
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#137: Derrick Grigg – Founder of PageProofer

#136: Website security for bootstrappers

ESecurity audits! Bug bounty programs! Frequent unsolicited pen-testing! When you put a website on the Internet, it almost immediately faces non-stop security attacks. Ed and I discuss the ways we handle this within the resources available to us as bootstrappers. Thanks to EmailToolTester who sponsored this episode. Find which email newsletter service actually reaches your […]

30 MINMAY 30
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#136: Website security for bootstrappers

#135: How to improve Saber Feedback’s website content, with Hannah Adcock of Contented Strategy

EContent specialist Hannah Adcock auditedSaber Feedback's website. In this episode, she tells us what's good about our site and what needs to change.

31 MINMAY 22
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#135: How to improve Saber Feedback’s website content, with Hannah Adcock of Contented Strategy

#134: Why I chose to acquire Saber Feedback

EFrequent guest co-host Ed Freyfogle has questions about why I acquiredSaber Feedback, what the acquisition process was like, and what plans I have for Saber Feedback in the coming months.

32 MINMAY 15
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#134: Why I chose to acquire Saber Feedback

#133: Why Matt Bearman chose to sell his bootstrapped product, Saber Feedback

EMatt Bearman, original founder of Saber Feedback, discusses the experience of creating, growing, and then selling Saber Feedback.

29 MINMAY 8
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#133: Why Matt Bearman chose to sell his bootstrapped product, Saber Feedback

#132: COVID-19 and our businesses

EEd Freyfogle and I discuss how COVID-19 is affecting our lives, our families, and our businesses. We also talk a little about my acquisition of Saber Feedback.

31 MINMAY 1
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#132: COVID-19 and our businesses

#130: A brief hiatus

EA short episode where I explain why the podcast is on break for a few weeks.

4 MINMAR 27
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#130: A brief hiatus

Latest Episodes

#140: How NOT to handle customer payment problems

EThis was a painful episode to record. I had problems getting some customers to pay. How I handled it was a cascade of mistakes. I tell Ed the story, and he gives me advice on what I should have done. Ed tells us about his recent effort to add a once-off pricing plan to his […]

33 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#140: How NOT to handle customer payment problems

#139: Selling to Developers with Peter Suhm of Branch CI

Ed chats with Peter Suhm about the challenges and rewards of selling to developers. Peter is the founder of Branch, a deployment tool for WordPress developers. Peter on twitter:https://twitter.com/petersuhm Branch:https://branchci.com WP Pusher, another product by Peter for WordPress developers:https://wppusher.com Out of Beta, Peter’s podcast:https://outofbeta.fm (recommended!) Discuss this episode and more on ourdiscussion forum for Bootstrappers.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#139: Selling to Developers with Peter Suhm of Branch CI

#138: “Epic Guide” Marketing

We discuss Ed Freyfogle’s recent experience creating the OpenCage Reverse Geocoding guide, an example of an “epic guide” approach to content marketing. Useful links: The OpenCage Reverse Geocoding guide Adam Duvander, who helped Ed create the guide Adam’s company Adam’s personal site Discuss this episode and more on ourdiscussion forum for Bootstrappers.

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#138: “Epic Guide” Marketing

#137: Derrick Grigg – Founder of PageProofer

Derrick’s product is a direct competitor to one of my products. So it was extremely generous of him to speak openly about the challenges and successes of running PageProofer. We also discussed: the challenge of having many competitors having years of work annihilated by one Steve Jobs announcement the challenge of separating personal life from […]

33 MINJUN 5
Comments
#137: Derrick Grigg – Founder of PageProofer

#136: Website security for bootstrappers

ESecurity audits! Bug bounty programs! Frequent unsolicited pen-testing! When you put a website on the Internet, it almost immediately faces non-stop security attacks. Ed and I discuss the ways we handle this within the resources available to us as bootstrappers. Thanks to EmailToolTester who sponsored this episode. Find which email newsletter service actually reaches your […]

30 MINMAY 30
Comments
#136: Website security for bootstrappers

#135: How to improve Saber Feedback’s website content, with Hannah Adcock of Contented Strategy

EContent specialist Hannah Adcock auditedSaber Feedback's website. In this episode, she tells us what's good about our site and what needs to change.

31 MINMAY 22
Comments
#135: How to improve Saber Feedback’s website content, with Hannah Adcock of Contented Strategy

#134: Why I chose to acquire Saber Feedback

EFrequent guest co-host Ed Freyfogle has questions about why I acquiredSaber Feedback, what the acquisition process was like, and what plans I have for Saber Feedback in the coming months.

32 MINMAY 15
Comments
#134: Why I chose to acquire Saber Feedback

#133: Why Matt Bearman chose to sell his bootstrapped product, Saber Feedback

EMatt Bearman, original founder of Saber Feedback, discusses the experience of creating, growing, and then selling Saber Feedback.

29 MINMAY 8
Comments
#133: Why Matt Bearman chose to sell his bootstrapped product, Saber Feedback

#132: COVID-19 and our businesses

EEd Freyfogle and I discuss how COVID-19 is affecting our lives, our families, and our businesses. We also talk a little about my acquisition of Saber Feedback.

31 MINMAY 1
Comments
#132: COVID-19 and our businesses

#130: A brief hiatus

EA short episode where I explain why the podcast is on break for a few weeks.

4 MINMAR 27
Comments
#130: A brief hiatus
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