Bootstrapping Transistor.fm to 13,000+ podcasts - Justin Jackson, Transistor.fm

Justin Jackson is the co-founder of Transitor.fm which has grown to over 13k podcasts in just a few years. Justin is well known in the bootstrapper community from his excellent writing on his blog and also being the founder of MegaMaker. In this episode we talk about the steps Justin took to grow Transistor, why it's so important to pick a good market and wether or not you should just go and get a job.

Justin Jackson is the co-founder of Transistor.fm, a successful bootstrapped podcast hosting company. The journey building Transistor were documented on the Build Your SaaS podcast, which is a must listen. Justin is the founder of the MegaMaker community which he started in 2013, so if you're part of the maker sphere - you'll probably have heard of him.

In this episode we cover:
  • What is Transistor and why did they start it
  • Why work in podcast hosting? Was it not already a solved problem?
  • How did they get the first few customers?
  • What's next for Transistor?
  • What's it like having "made it" as an indie hacker?
  • What challenges does Justin run into?
  • Should you just get a job at a tech company or run your bootstrapped co?
  • Why bootstrapping is not a level playing field
  • When you should quit your job
  • Addressing mental health as an entreprenuer
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Bootstrapping Transistor.fm to 13,000+ podcasts - Justin Jackson, Transistor.fm
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