The SaaS Bootstrapper
By Mac Martine
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The SaaS Bootstrapper Podcast: Interviews with entrepreneurs, bootstrappers, Founders, and developers. In each episode, host Mac Martine digs into each guest to extract and highlight their unique views, experiences and insights on bootstrapping, startups, and SaaS. Common themes include idea generation, customer validation and acquisition, positioning and niching down, metrics and growth. Go to http://thesaasbootstrapper.com for more resources from The SaaS Bootstrapper, and to join the community of other like-minded folks.
||CleanTSB017: Ruben Gamez on finding gaps in markets, and navigating positioning in markets, pricing and more||Ruben Gamez is the Founder of Bidsketch, a SaaS application that's used to create professional proposals in minutes. He bootstrapped Bidsketch while working full time and was quickly able to grow it into a profitable business. Ruben is a bit of a poster||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB016: Tyler Tringas on building and growing a $21K/mo. micro-SaaS, how to filter ideas, and more||Tyler Tringas is the creator of Storemapper, a store locator solution for websites that’s enabled him to spend much of his time as a digital nomad, traveling the world and working out of cafes. He also blogs very transparently about the progress and f||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB015: Brandon Pearce on traveling the world while running an upper 6-figure SaaS||Brandon Pearce is the founder and CEO of musicteachershelper.com which helps independent music teachers manage their studios. He began and grew this business from a side project to the upper 6-figure level, and now manages a team of over 25 people to ru||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB014: David Henzel on Managing Happiness, doing meaningful work, and applying business practices to family||David Henzel is co-founder of MaxCDN which was recently acquired by StackPath, he has been published in Inc., Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Fast Company and countless other large publications. He’s currently working on both a course and a book, calle||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB013: Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers, learnings from interviewing 120+ Founders||Today’s guest is Courtland Allen, an MIT grad, a Y-Combinator alumni, has been a co-founder for several startups over the years, and most-recently launched Indie Hackers, where Founders share the revenue numbers behind their profitable apps, side proj||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB012: Oisin O’Connor on how to mine for ideas, get them to market quickly and learn as you go||In this episode I talk with Oisin O’Connor, co-founder of ReCharge, the No. 1 solution for e-commerce stores for recurring billing and subscriptions. Oisin reflects on how he got started, the challenges of balancing client work with passion projects,||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB011: Natalie Nagele on solving your own pain points, drowning out competitor noise and building a spectacular team||In 2000 Natalie Nagele and her husband Chris founded Wildbit as a web design shop in Philadelphia. Their business evolved from there, and today it’s the parent company of three successful products—Beanstalk, a development workflow; DeployBot, a code||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB010: Gabriel Murillo, Founder of Podcasting Press, on growing and scaling a 'service as a service'||Gabriel Murillo, Founder of Podcasting Press, on growing and scaling a 'service as a service'. Podcasting Press is a subscription-based podcast editing service started by Gabriel Murillo. Gabe has found success as an entrepreneur at a young age with Cr||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB009: Growing business through creating great experiences, with Lee Rubenstein||Today’s guest is the Co-founder of ArtSnacks, a subscription box for discovering your new favorite art supplies. He also also the creator of EatSleepDraw, an online art gallery where he posts 100% original content submitted by contributors across the||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB008: Garrett Dimon, on starting and sustaining a bootstrapped SaaS through good times and bad||Garrett Dimon Founded and bootstrapped Sifter, a bug and issue tracker, and ran it for 8 years until it was recently acquired. He’s also the author of Starting & Sustaining, a book about building and launching a web application with less pain and fewe||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB007: John Doherty: How quitting consulting led to traveling the world and $11k/mo recurring||John Doherty is formerly the head of growth and marketing for Trulia Rentals and HotPads.com, brands both owned by Zillow. He has also consulted with some of the largest companies in the world and some of the coolest startups. He is now the Founder of C||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB006: Yusuke Ishikawa: How he quickly grew and sold a company from selling Japanese candy, and he makes it sound so easy||Yusuke co-founded Skoshbox, a subscription box service delivering Japanese candy and snacks to your door. Hear how he got the idea, validated it, and had paying customers within minutes of launching a site. Yusuke makes it sounds easy.||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB005: Drew Wilson: Why a serial bootstrapper decided to raise a seed round||Drew Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Plasso. In this episode he talks about his process for bootstrapping a handful apps and products, and why he eventually decided to raise a seed round for his latest.||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB004: Mike Perham: Turning an open source side project into an $80k/month business||In this episode I talk with Mike Perham, an influential member of the Java and Ruby communities who found a way to monetize an open source project, big time: He pulls in over $800k this year, on his own, from his house.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB003: Sustainable digital marketing, with David Mihm||In this episode, David Mihm talks with us about the current state of SEO, and sustainable content marketing techniques. He also tells us how he positioned himself as a local search expert, and how he grew his first company, GetListed.org to 2.5 million||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB002: How a first-time entrepreneur turned his passion into a very successful business, with Matt Fiedler||In this episode we talk with Matt Fiedler about he has grown his first company, Vinyl Me, Please, as a first time entrepreneur, and the challenges that he has faced. Matt tells an inspiring story about how he has made a great business out of something h||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSB001: Why you need to find the right size audience, with Benjamin Curtis||In this episode, with talk with Ben Curtis about where his application and business ideas come from, the differences in audiences his products have, and on choosing the right size audience. Ben has been developing web apps and building startups since||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful & Thoughtful. Not to be missed.
Compelling Podcast. I was really glad I listened to it.
Interesting and Accessible
I hear this question come up all the time from anyone trying to promote their own business, from local window cleaning to int'l commerce... This is an interesting, accessible way to get some good insight on the subject. (esp. since I am far from an expert on it myself)
Great for aspiring entrepreneurs
Mac does a great job of finding and interviewing approachable entrepreneurs and telling their unique success stories. A great podcast for anyone looking to build a MVP or get some relevant examples of how to get started.