Building and monetizing an audience as a software engineer - Randall Kanna Franson

Today I’m joined by Randall Kanna Franson. Randall is a senior software engineer who has written 3 books, including one published by O’Reilly and a self published one which made over $70k. She also created a course called Hack the Tech interview which made $20k in the first 24 hours and $50k in the first month. All of this has been through Randall’s efforts to share her learnings from almost a decade being a software engineer and growing her twitter audience to over 50,000 followers. She’s also dabbled in SaaS products, notably launching and growing CodeTutor which she sold after the birth of her first child.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:43 Randall's background
  • 03:33 Coding bootcamp to senior software engineer
  • 05:05 Getting a book published with O'Reilly
  • 06:37 Going hard on side projects in 2020
  • 08:01 Audience building and writing another book
  • 10:04 Randall's course
  • 11:42 Randalls advice to early stage entreprenuers
  • 13:13 Why Randall hasn't started a successful SaaS
  • 15:47 Recommendations
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James McKinven
James McKinven
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Building and monetizing an audience as a software engineer - Randall Kanna Franson
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