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329: "AI For The Rest of Us"

Generative AI used to be for early adopters. But now, Apple is bringing it to every iPhone. What does this mean for indie founders?This episode is sponsored by Acquire...

328: Negotiating Bootstrapper Funding with Tyler Tringas

A few months ago, I raised a low 6-figure investment for Podscan. Here's the conversation between me and my investor, @tylertringas, that happened just before I signed...

327: Two (Surprisingly Scary) Tales of Platform Risk

This week, I almost lost access to my database, including all its backups. Also, a full-text index brought down my product. Neither were intended —obviously—, but both...

326: Zeno Rocha — From Bootstrapping to YCombinator

Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha) went through YC to build Resend, yet he still acts and thinks like a bootstrapper. In a world of polarized opinions about venture funding and n...

325: Indie Hackers’ Myopic View of AI

"Everyone and their mother are talking about AI. Every founder releases their 500th GPT wrapper.""AI is all hype, no substance."Or is it? What if our collective perspe...

324: Tim Schumacher — The Bootstrapper's Mindset

Tim Schumacher (@TimSchu), the mastermind behind SEDO and Adblock Plus, now leads the SaaS Group to new heights. With $60 million ARR, 20 thriving businesses, and 300 ...

323: The Power of the Dream Customer List

Today, you get a glimpse into an ongoing marketing experiment for Podscan.fm. What if I can frontload value for my future customers even before they sign up?Here's why...

322: Noah Kagan — Early Stage Founder Hurdles & How to Jump Them

Noah Kagan (@noahkagan) has made AppSumo a massive success — and he's spilling the beans on how to launch, build, and grow a successful software business. Noah likes t...

321: Unexpected Downtime: Stress as Enhancement vs. Stress as Panic

It started as a normal day — but then things started going wrong. And my stress levels rose.But I recently learned how to use that to my advantage. Here's how I wrangl...

320: Dr. Jessica Gold — Emotional Resilience and Self-Care for Founders

Dr. Jessica Gold (@blissscience) helps founders live an intentional and passionate life — which ultimately impacts their entrepreneurial success. She wants to put inte...

319: My SaaS Server Exploded (& How I Salvaged It)

Earlier this week, I finally found time to work on a large code change. When I deployed it, things got worse quickly. Here's what happened, why it happened, and how th...

318: Louie Bacaj — Betting Small to Win Big

Louie Bacaj (@LBacaj), once a Walmart engineer, made a bold career shift into the unpredictable world of venture capitalism and entrepreneurship. Now a co-leader of a ...

317: Podscan, 2 months and $1k MRR in

It's been two months of running Podscan at full speed.Have I spent 6 figures of money yet? Well, you'll see in this week's update :)This episode is sponsored by Acquir...

316: Marybeth Alexander — Knowledgebase Secrets

Marybeth Alexander is the Chief Executive Owl at KnowledgeOwl, a SaaS that focuses on providing the most impactful knowledgebase you could possibly have. We talk about...

315: MicroConf Atlanta — My Biggest Learnings

I went to MicroConf 2024 in Atlanta — here is what I learned. Literally. My brain just absorbed this. I recorded this episode minutes after waking up the day after the...

314: Nicolai Klemke — Switching Lanes: Physics PhD to Indie Hacker

Nicolai Klemke (@nicolaiklemke) is an Indie Hacker with a PhD in Physics. Talk about a career change! Nicolai shares his founder journey from learning how to code to m...

313: Challenges of Offering an API

When you sell access to an API, what should you keep in mind? How would you protect your data but still make it easy to use? What product and legal repercussions does ...

312: Aaron Francis — You're FIRED!

Aaron Francis (@aarondfrancis) lost his job and gained a new outlook on life — or rather, he stepped into entrepreneurship for good. Aaron weighed his options, found o...

311: Finding my Ideal Customer Profile

This week, I share my journey to finding Ideal Customer Profile — live on air. In this episode, I share my framework for determining who I will build for, market to, a...

310: Jessica Malnik — How to Communicate as an Indie Hacker

Jessica Malnik (@jessicamalnik) deeply understands how remote work has changed the world of marketing and running a business. And fortunately, she's sharing her knowle...

309: Funded!

Big news! Podscan.fm, my B2B SaaS that alerts you when your keywords or topics are mentioned in any podcast anywhere, has received bootstrapper-aligned funding from Ca...

308: Michael Taylor — Prompt Engineering for Fun & Profit

Mike Taylor (@hammer_mt) literally wrote the book on Prompt Engineering. He paints a vivid picture of a future where generative AI could make our traditional databases...

307: Addressing my Weaknesses

I’m a pretty okay developer, but when it comes to marketing and sales, I really need help. And for the longest time, I’ve held myself back.That ends today.My current S...

306: Johannes Radig — Traveling the World and Raising Prices

Johannes Radig (@joradig) runs a SaaS from the Canary Islands — the most recent stop on a globe-spanning digital nomad trip. Johannes and I chat about building a softw...

305: AI Hype — The Straight Line Bias and the Fear of not Keeping Up

“If this tech keeps developing as fast as it does right now, will I ever be able to catch up?” is a question on my mind and the minds of many founders I’ve been talkin...

304: Tyler Tringas — Investing in Bootstrapped SaaS

Tyler Tringas (@tylertringas) invests in bootstrapped businesses. Wait… Aren't those supposed to NOT take investment money? What's going on here?Alignment is what's go...

303: How I Deal with Investment Offers

Ever since I started building Podscan in public, I’ve received a lot of attention.And it’s been spectacular: I’ve found early users, prospects, customers, and cheerlea...

302: Nick Groeneveld — Speaking the Language of your Customers

Nick Groeneveld (@ToolboxOfDesign) understands that design isn't about gadgets, widgets, or buttons. For Nick, design is understanding the needs, desires, and expectat...

301: Podscan, One Month In (MRR, Expenses, Marketing Tactics)

Do you like revenue and expense numbers? I've been running my new SaaS podscan.fm for a month now. And today, I share all the facts and figures behind this first four ...

300: Marc Louvion — Becoming a Product Launch Beast

Marc Louvion (@marc_louvion) is the Maker of the Year 2023 and the visionary behind the innovative ShipFast. His product development philosophy emphasizes rapid shippi...

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