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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2020

120 episodes - English - Latest episode: 14 days ago - ★★★★★ - 68 ratings

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2020? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

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Episodes

Landsman on software

November 17, 2020 23:12 - 46 minutes - 32.3 MB

Ian Landsman talks about his 15-year history of building HelpSpot

How fragile is the prosumer SaaS market?

November 10, 2020 23:27 - 29 minutes - 20.5 MB

Justin lost his voice and sounds like Steve-O.

What it takes to launch a SaaS

September 22, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 63.2 MB

Justin was a guest on the Framework podcast

THE FEAR

September 15, 2020 08:00 - 40 minutes - 27.7 MB

Justin is worried. Jon says "chill."

Do you really need to build an audience?

September 08, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

Reverse engineering success

Break out

August 04, 2020 08:00 - 45 minutes - 31.7 MB

What do you do when you can't solve a problem on your own?

Talking about an acquisition

June 30, 2020 08:00 - 51 minutes - 35.8 MB

One of our competitors was acquired; what does that mean for us?

It's just too much

June 16, 2020 08:00 - 39 minutes - 27 MB

What happens when your SaaS grows 300% over the quarantine?

Waking up

June 09, 2020 08:00 - 25 minutes - 17.9 MB

Resisting oppression and resisting being an oppressor

Why there's no episode today

May 26, 2020 23:00 - 3 minutes - 3.36 MB

A quick update from Justin

Building software for 2030

May 19, 2020 23:00 - 45 minutes - 31.6 MB

Will we still be supporting Internet Explorer in a decade?

Simon is going full-time

May 13, 2020 00:30 - 56 minutes - 38.9 MB

Simon is quitting his job and going full-time on SnapShooter

They stole our idea!

May 05, 2020 20:00 - 48 minutes - 33.7 MB

What do you do when a competitor steals from you?

What SaaS would we start today if we started over?

April 28, 2020 16:20 - 58 minutes - 40.7 MB

Catching up with the real-life stuff that's going on

What should we build next?

April 21, 2020 15:35 - 48 minutes - 34 MB

Bake that bread!

How coronavirus is impacting revenue

April 14, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 43 MB

Josh Pigford sees a lot of SaaS revenue analytics; what's he seeing that we're not?

Giuuuuuuuunta

April 07, 2020 16:55 - 1 hour - 52.2 MB

"This is like unveiling Banksy."

Pants-driven development

March 31, 2020 16:00 - 43 minutes - 30.2 MB

We're still in it

How are founders handling the pandemic?

March 24, 2020 08:00 - 44 minutes - 30.5 MB

Waking up to the coronavirus

Maybe you shouldn't start a software company

March 17, 2020 08:00 - 51 minutes - 35.7 MB

Chatting with Marie Poulin, Oki Doki

All that he wants

March 10, 2020 08:00 - 45 minutes - 31.1 MB

"Sorry for the delay"

Should you start a startup with your spouse?

March 03, 2020 09:00 - 52 minutes - 35.7 MB

Michele and Mathias started their company with a hope for a better future

What's driving you now?

February 25, 2020 09:00 - 58 minutes - 40.5 MB

"Everybody needs to build a website for Uncle Larry"

Clearing the air

February 18, 2020 09:00 - 39 minutes - 27.5 MB

Should you rebuild your app?

Anxiety about what might happen with the business

February 11, 2020 09:00 - 35 minutes - 24.9 MB

What do you worry about when you own a software company?

A cloudy feeling of dread

February 04, 2020 09:00 - 30 minutes - 21.4 MB

You need to get out of town

Who gets paid, and who doesn't?

January 28, 2020 09:00 - 40 minutes - 27.9 MB

"In our universe, the parts that people pay for is interesting."

What's your sustainable competitive advantage?

January 21, 2020 18:40 - 1 hour - 49.4 MB

A chat with Nathan Baschez (Substack, Gimlet, Product Hunt)

The challenges of being in (the wrong) business

January 14, 2020 09:00 - 51 minutes - 37.7 MB

Don't optimize for the horse you're riding if you're riding the wrong horse

What happens tomorrow?

December 31, 2019 09:00 - 14 minutes - 13.6 MB

Advice for new software founders going into 2020

A Christmas Eve SEO scare

December 24, 2019 09:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Predictions for 2020

Should you build an audience first?

December 17, 2019 09:00 - 41 minutes - 29 MB

Some unpopular opinions on bootstrapping

How did we do on last year's predictions?

December 10, 2019 09:00 - 44 minutes - 30.5 MB

We tried to see the future

What should we do in 2020?

December 03, 2019 09:00 - 38 minutes - 26.7 MB

Tired turkey talk

Why we stopped sharing our revenue numbers

November 26, 2019 10:00 - 39 minutes - 27.4 MB

Should you be an "open startup?"

Throwing computers off a tall building

November 19, 2019 09:00 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

What happens when you get a bug before bedtime

Why did this take so long?

November 12, 2019 09:00 - 40 minutes - 28.2 MB

First commit was six months ago!!!

Desktop life

November 05, 2019 09:00 - 42 minutes - 29 MB

What does Jon think of Tailwind CSS?

Limitless growth!

October 29, 2019 08:00 - 55 minutes - 38.2 MB

Wrestling with capitalism, SSO, and our spending

"Launched" with quotation marks

October 22, 2019 08:00 - 43 minutes - 30 MB

Are we flailing now that our first cycle has ended?

What's threatening our business?

October 15, 2019 17:30 - 54 minutes - 37.6 MB

"All of these eyeballs are giving me anxiety."

User tracking, Basecamp, $30k

October 08, 2019 08:00 - 51 minutes - 35.3 MB

Hot topics

How do you even sleep at night?

October 01, 2019 08:00 - 46 minutes - 32.1 MB

A lot of business owners have a hard time sleeping; what can be done about it?

Bootstrapping loneliness

September 24, 2019 08:00 - 37 minutes - 26.7 MB

No safety nets – there's going to be some injuries

Is it a good idea to be a transparent startup?

September 17, 2019 08:00 - 44 minutes - 30.8 MB

We've started our 6-week dev cycle.

How much MRR is enough?

September 10, 2019 08:00 - 44 minutes - 30.7 MB

Also: will paid podcast feeds be a thing?

Change is in the air

September 03, 2019 08:00 - 47 minutes - 32.8 MB

Do you feel it?

The constant feature release cycle

August 27, 2019 06:00 - 41 minutes - 28.5 MB

How could we enjoy the journey more?

WHO DELETED MY CODE?!?!

August 20, 2019 08:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Two peanut butter banana sandwiches at 2am

How we're Shaping Up

August 13, 2019 08:00 - 36 minutes - 25.1 MB

Lots of feedback on our last episode with Jason Fried

Guests

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