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.
#46 - Josh Comeau - How to Have an Amazing Course Launch
#45 - Gonto - Billion Dollar Marketing Practices
Gonto talks about his journey leading marketing at Auth0 up until its acquisition to Okta for $6.5b. He's now the co-founder of a sweat-equity advisory, Hypergrowth Partners. Gonto talks about how bootstrappers and indie devs can apply the marketing practices of large companies, where to focus sales and marketing effort, and how to increase your chances of being more successful in your company.
#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.
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!