An interview show where I talk to programmers, developers, and coders of all types who have gone into business for themselves. I find out the secrets to their success so you can make the move into an entrepreneurial pursuit yourself.
#44 - Monica Lent - How to Build a Blog with Great SEO
Monica talks about her journey building Affilimate, a SaaS product that provides a unified dashboard and content analytics for affiliates. She also talks about her other products including Blogging for Devs, an email course and newsletter that teaches developers how to be effective with their blogs.
#43 - Arvid Kahl - How to Build and Sell a SaaS Company
Arvid talks about his experience building and selling FeedbackPanda, a SaaS product that helps English teachers save time and earn more money. He goes into detail about how he and his partner came up with the idea for the product, how they validated it, and how they brought it up to $55k/month before selling it.
Arvid also talks about his book "Zero to Sold", a guide which helps bootstrapped founders find and validate their SaaS ideas, grow their business, and eventually sell. He goes into a lot of detail about why the preparation phase is so important and how you can validate your ideas before proceeding.
#42 - Michael Lynch - How to Hit the Front Page of Hacker News
Michael talks about his experience consistently getting on the front page of Hacker News. One example of where he's done so is his product TinyPilot, a remote server administration device. He talks about the benefits of ranking on Hacker News, which topics will be of interest to readers, the best way to engage with Hacker News users, and more.
#41 - Hassan El Mghari - Building/Selling a Game Publishing Company and How to Stay Productive
Hassan talks about his experience building and selling UltraShock Gaming, a game marketing startup. He goes into detail about how he built it while being in school and how he approached selling it. He also talks about productivity and how you can use tools like calendars to your advantage to be more productive.
#40 - Kyle Mathews - How To Know If You Should Start a Startup
Kyle Mathews talks about his experience building Gatsby as an open source project and starting a venture-backed company around it. He goes into detail about the ups and downs of a high-growth startup and how you might be able to tell if it's the right choice for you. Kyle also talks about what's involved with raising money from investors, his specific challenges as the CEO of Gatsby, and more.
#39 - Shawn Wang (swyx) - How to Launch Your Product and Sustain Revenue
Shawn Wang (aka swyx) chats about his experience writing and publishing his book, The Coding Career Handbook. He goes into detail about the challenges he encountered, how he learned from other people's launches, and how he was able to successfully launch the book and make it into something that provides meaningful revenue. He also talks about how to sustain revenue for your product after you launch.
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Tech entrepreneurs must check this podcast, that are many insights and it’s very objective, you can have many ideas about how to plan better and how to put in practices your thoughts!
For coders who want to start a business
Ryan interviews all sorts of folks who have made the jump from dev employee to entrepreneur.
Thanks for the show!
Hey Ryan, thanks for the great show!
As a coder who thinks about starting a business, it'd be great to hear something about, you know, starting the buisiness. I'm not asking about legal advice, just some thoughts/experience from you and your guests. About what business entity to choose. How to deal with bookkeeping/taxes/finances. Should you outsource your business-related stuff or not. Etc. I think it's a shadow zone for most of the coders.
Anyway, keep it up, waiting for the next episode!