Build Your SaaS
By Jon & Justin
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37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. Since 2004, thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to capture some of that success by launching their own web apps. But what does it take to launch a Software as a Service business in 2018? Follow Jon and Justin as they build & launch their new product: Transistor.fm.
||CleanWhat's a good conversion rate for a web app?||Also: should you ask for credit card upfront? How many signups have we had since launch?||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaunch week hangover||Still overwhelmed from their launch week hustle, Jon and Justin recorded a phone call to talk about their experience.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe opposite of bored money||We're 7 days away from the launch of Transistor. Justin is reflecting on bootstrapping.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStartup advice from Justin Kan, Stephanie Hulburt, and Naval||Which is better: B2C or B2B? When should you walk away from a sale? How do you make difficult decisions?||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet me in Chicago||A change of plans. And, Jon and Justin go over their launch strategy for Transistor.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI see Spots||After last week's cliffhanger ending, here's the follow-up. What's going to happen next with Transistor?||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Voltron needs fuel||Is the honeymoon over? Jon and Justin talk about what's not working with their new startup.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser: I don't want to get crushed by the VC monster||Next week: Justin and Jon have a hard conversation about startup funding.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus: building a SaaS on the side is hard!||Ben Orenstein, Derrick Reimer, and Justin Jackson discuss anxiety, increasing app usage, and tricks for building anticipation.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSaaS pricing advice from Rob Walling and Patrick Campbell||We asked Patrick Campbell (Price Intelligently) and Rob Walling (Drip) to help us with our pricing tiers.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat does Nathan Barry think of podcast hosting pricing?||Justin shares a phone call he had with Nathan, the founder of ConvertKit.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow should we price our SaaS?||Jon and Justin try to decide how much to charge for Transistor.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould we make our revenue numbers public?||Jon and Justin debate the pros and cons of being a "transparent startup."||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to validate your product idea||Don't waste time and money building something people don't want!||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from Las Vegas||Justin shares with Jon what he's learning at MicroConf, a conference for self-funded startups.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to organize your time when your startup is your side-hustle||We both work full-time. Here's how we find time to work on Transistor.fm.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStartup money||Money: how to get it (and how we spend it).||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe need to talk||How to communicate (and make decisions) with your co-founder.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy teenager wants to play Dungeons & Dragons||How do you know what product idea to pursue?||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix screens and a power glove||Why we’re using Ruby on Rails in 2018, and Justin's hilarious live chat experience.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat are you scared of?||When you're running a web app, there are worries that keep you up at night.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI want Castle Grayskull||Jon and Justin answer the question: how is Transistor.fm going to compete in the crowded podcasting market?||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find a cofounder (our story)||When building a SaaS, going alone is a tough road. But finding someone to work with can be intimidating as well. Jon and Justin talk about how they found each other, the steps they took to safeguard each other in business, and making sure they're in ali||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does it take to build a SaaS in 2018?||In 2004, 37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. But can you still succeed with something new?||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What did you expect?
I'm a long time follow of Justin, in all his different projects. The man knows his stuff, and knows how to explain it in clear and concise ways, with enthusiasm. I knew to Jon, but he's proving a great co-founder *ahem* along side Justin. Well done, gentlemen!
Awesome... can’t wait for more
Excited to hear the nitty gritty details of these two building their new startup!
Another Great Podcast from Justin
Another great podcast from Justin with a great topic. With the way the landscape has changed, building a sustainable business requires that much more work. But it'll be fascinating to see Justin and Jon tell that story as it happens.
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