Join us as we share what it's like to build and launch a bootstrapped startup while working for yourself full-time. Benedikt is working on Userlist with two other co-founders and Brian is running solo on a product to combat loneliness on remote teams.
"Does Headlamp have a market?" A convo with Justin Jackson
Benedikt is out, so Brian talks with Justin Jackson of Transistor about Headlamp's market, the risks and benefits of going upstream, and how the heck to pronounce "portage."
Vacation Starts Now!
Benedikt is trying to tie up a few things so his vacation can get started and Brian is settling into truly believing that "Slow & Steady" is the way to go.
Brian wants to get himself more margin by improving his consulting offering around remote work. Benedikt's deploy of a new feature didn't go quite as planned.
Is SEO black magic, an educated guess, or a science?
There are some encouraging trends in Userlist's numbers as some efforts have begun to pay off, and Brian wonders if SEO tools are even worth using.
What to focus on?
Brian considers changing the primary focus of Headlamp, while Benedikt wonders what's an opportunity and what's a distraction.
Benedikt is out this week so Brian gives a solo update on his SEO efforts and recent customer discovery calls.