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How to build a newsletter business - Louis Nicholls, SparkLoop

Louis Nicholls has dived deep into the world of newsletter referral programs, and he's learnt a thing or too along the way. This chat is packed with advice about speak...

Near death VC experience to $25k p/m bootstrapped - Kyle Gawley, Gravity

Kyle Gawley is living his life in Thailand and making $25k p/m through his product Gravity, although it did take a near-death traumatic experience with a VC-company fo...

Bootstrapping to $3.5m ARR from YouTuber to Founder - Sam King, Flick

Sam is the founder of Flick, a bootstrapped social media tool doing $3.5m ARR.

A masterclass in customer research as a founder - Michele Hansen, Deploy Empathy

The dreaded (and sometimes neglected) customer research. I know I've avoided it. Michele has convinced me that it's something I should be doing and how to do it in an ...

Bootstrapping, AppSumo deals and productivity tools - Macgill Davis / Will Goto, Rize.io

Macgill Davis and Will Goto are two technical co-founders figuring out how to make you more productive with their product, Rize. They've bootstrapped the right way- wi...

Building a community of generalists on a remote island - Milly Tamati, Generalist World

Milly is truly embracing remote work, living on an island off the coast of Scotland with 170 people. From there, she's building a community of people that just haven't...

Bootstrapping Helpkit to $4.5k MRR - Dominik Sobe, Helpkit

Dominik Sobe packed in his dreams of working as a management consultant, earning cushy money and travelling the world for free, to become a stressed-out, risk-taking i...

Solo founder grows reverse job board to $100k a year - Joe Masilotti, RailsDevs

Joe Masilotti is an all round top bloke. He's now just a top bloke who's making that juicy bootstrapped cash helping Rails developers get jobs. All while sneakily avoi...

Focusing on one product in a strong market (for 15 years) - Geoff Roberts, Outseta

Geoff Roberts his co-founders at Outseta do things differently. They run a flat organisation, have ignored SEO, and have committed to 10-15 years to make the company w...

Ending the VC dream and pivoting to an indie company - David Kofoed Wind, Eduflow

David wanted his startup, Peergrade, to be the next big thing in education. He went about it by raising VC funding. But as indies we know this story rarely ends well. ...

How to build in public - Kevon Cheung, Public Lab

If you've wanted to build in public but feel you have nothing interesting to share, start here. Kevon gives a masterclass on how and why to build in public.

How to build a brand for your indie product - Marie Ng, Llama Life

If you can build all the features in the world, why would you need a brand? My guest today, Marie Ng of Llama Life, tells you exactly how and why you should consider c...

Why you need a single focus (and ditch your portfolio of projects) - Chris Frantz, Loops

Chris Frantz is your agony aunt for your multiple projects. You've probably got multiple projects and it's just not working out. Chris is here to cut through your excu...

Growing Dependabot to $14k MRR before selling to Github - Grey Baker, Dependabot

I don't know how Grey fit everything in. Consulting firm > VC backed startup > cycling around the world > bootstrapped company > sold to one of the biggest...

r/SaaS moderator making $6k MRR with his own SaaS - CH Daniel, Simple.ink

Bootstrapped mogul CH Daniel shares his experience starting, building and acquiring multiple small businesses. He loves talking too, so does so on his pod; The Usual S...

Multiple successful exits to making lemonade - JR Farr, Lemon Squeezy

I speak with JR Farr, co-founder of Make Lemonade about his recipe for bootstrapped success (and how we can make MRR with our own lemonade stand).

Behind the success of Trends.vc - Dru Riley, Trends

I speak with framework based research extraordinaire, Dru Riley, about his route to success with Trends.vc.

Bootstrapped founder running 3 profitable businesses - Monica Lent, Affilimate

I speak with literal octopus Monica Lent about how she juggles a SaaS, community and travel blog that all make cold hard cash.

Growing ScrapingBee to $1m ARR - Pierre De Wulf, ScrapingBee

I speak with Pierre De Wulf of ScrapingBee about making $1m a year with ScrapingBee, after pivoting a failed business.

Bootstrapping Testimonial to $13k MRR after many failed products - Damon Chen, Testimonial

I speak with Damon Chen about repeatedly failing to make any money, then hitting big when he quit his job and started Testimonial.

Building a mentorship platform to $1m GMV - Dominic Monn, MentorCruise

I speak with Dom Monn (the other "Dom"), founder of MentorCruise, about persistence and working full-time on his business.

Bootstrapping vs venture capital & lessons from a veteran - Spencer Fry, Podia

I'm joined by bootstrapping legend Spencer Fry and we talk about how beer can turn into VC funding. Other things were discussed, such as predictions for the creator ec...

Why your product needs marketing - Dagobert Renouf, Logology

I speak with Twitter meme king Dagobert Renouf about his turbulent journey to $3k monthly revenue with Logology.

Bootstrapping a portfolio of SaaS products to $3k MRR - Jim Raptis, BrandBird

I speak to Jim Raptis, a full time indie hacker, about why he quit working at his funded startup to pursue indie hacking, how he learnt how to design as an engineer, a...

Candle dealer builds $5k MRR software to solve own problem - Dianna Allen & Jeremy Blalock, Inventora

I chat to dynamic duo Dianna Allen and Jeremy Blalock, co-founders of Inventora (an inventory management system for handmade businesses) about what it took to scale th...

Gumroad founder's framework for a bootstrapped business - Sahil Lavingia, Gumroad

I speak to Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia about his new book, The Minimalist Entrepreneur, and the framework behind a successful bootstrapped business.

A solo $130k MRR productized design service - Brett Williams, Designjoy

I chat with Brett Williams, founder of Designjoy, a rather meaty solo business with over $1m yearly revenue.

Growing an online card tool to $23k a month - Valentin Hinov, Thankbox

A chat with Thankbox founder, Val Hinov, who grew the tool to $23k with his one-time purchase online card tool.

Building a $15m GMV side-project at 15 years old - Che Sampat, SuperPay

I speak with Che Sampat, the 18 year old founder of SuperPay, a no-code Stripe checkout app.

Mental health as a founder and the importance of community - Tom Ross, Design Cuts

I speak with Tom Ross, founder and CEO of Design Cuts, and co-host of The Honest Designer's podcast.

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