327 episódios

A podcast about a developer that is trying to bootstrap his own projects and is interviewing other entrepreneurs along the way...

I hope that my lessons help other developers and indie makers bootstrapping their companies and startups!

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Wannabe Entrepreneur Tiago Ferreira

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A podcast about a developer that is trying to bootstrap his own projects and is interviewing other entrepreneurs along the way...

I hope that my lessons help other developers and indie makers bootstrapping their companies and startups!

There are no ads in this podcast!

if you like the content please consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tiagorbf

    #327 - Why Some Products Grow And Others Don't?

    #327 - Why Some Products Grow And Others Don't?

    Why do some products grow more than others? In today's episode of "The Wannabe Entrepreneur," I ponder over the growth trajectory of my product, the inevitable plateau, and the significance of early adopters and the early majority. I confess to overlooking long-term marketing tactics initially and discuss strategies to break into fresh markets, like YouTube and non-English speaking segments, aiming to maintain momentum and captivate early innovators.
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    The frustrating smartwatch purchase (00:00:12)
    Dealing with refunds and customer complaints (00:03:21)
    Understanding early adopters and early majority (00:07:30)
    Lessons from initial product growth (00:10:53)
    Neglecting sustainable marketing strategies (00:14:06)
    Tapping into new markets and potential strategies (00:17:04)

    • 20 min
    #326 - You Need To Grow Together With Your Business

    #326 - You Need To Grow Together With Your Business

    I'll talk about the crucial skill shifts, strategies to keep customers, the art of delegation, and the power of SEO and email marketing. Learning from fellow entrepreneurs has been key, and I'm eager to show that bootstrapping can lead to serious financial wins.

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    Timestamps
    Skills required to scale a product (00:01:18)
    Understanding churn and its impact (00:03:39)
    Delegating tasks and reclaiming time (00:06:57)
    Investing in sustainable marketing strategies (00:10:07)
    Expanding touchpoints and marketing efforts (00:12:08)
    Learning from others' experiences (00:16:01)
    Conscious use of time and resources (00:19:25)
    Becoming the Best Entrepreneur (00:20:28)
    Closing Remarks (00:21:23)

    • 22 min
    #325 - Don't Waste Time... Pay For A Marketing Expert Instead!

    #325 - Don't Waste Time... Pay For A Marketing Expert Instead!

    Ever wondered how a developer turns into an entrepreneur? In this episode of "The Wannabe Entrepreneur," I, Tiago, dive into my own transformation, revealing the ins and outs of my entrepreneurial journey. I'll walk you through the crucial role of passive user acquisition strategies, such as SEO and content creation, and explain why it's essential to engage different customer segments through multiple touchpoints. I'll share my experience in recognizing the power of expertise, detailing how bringing in SEO and Instagram marketing specialists took my business to new heights. Plus, I'll discuss how I broke through a growth plateau by embracing automation and delegation. And don't miss out—I'm inviting you to join my now-free community for entrepreneurs, a place where strategic investments meet exponential growth. Join me on this adventure!
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    Timestamps
    Marketing as an Entrepreneur (00:00:08)
    Tiago discusses the challenges of marketing as an entrepreneur and the need to change skill sets.

    Learning as an Entrepreneur (00:02:43)
    Tiago emphasizes that entrepreneurship is a lifelong learning process and shares his journey of learning and growth.

    Investing in Passive Sources (00:04:44)
    Tiago talks about the importance of investing in passive sources of users and the impact on sustained growth.

    Strategies for Marketing (00:08:54)
    Tiago discusses the need for multiple touchpoints and strategies for automating marketing efforts.

    Utilizing Shorts for Marketing (00:12:40)
    Tiago shares the experience of using shorts for marketing and the initial success and challenges faced.

    Analyzing Conversion Rates (00:16:59)
    Tiago explains the importance of analyzing different sources of marketing and their impact on conversion rates.

    Automating tasks (00:19:03)
    Discussing the need to automate tasks to avoid burnout and focus on marketing and strategizing.

    SEO strategy (00:19:59)
    Exploring the effectiveness of hiring an expert for SEO strategy and the positive impact it had on the business.

    Utilizing expertise (00:21:57)
    Highlighting the value of hiring experts in specific fields, such as Instagram, to accelerate growth and avoid unnecessary trial and error.

    Cost-effective marketing (00:22:52)
    Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of hiring individuals for marketing strategies instead of delegating to expensive agencies.

    Community engagement (00:24:43)
    Announcing the decision to make the community space free and encouraging support for the podcast through alternative means.

    Conclusion and support (00:25:33)
    Wrapping up the episode and offering ways for listeners to support the podcast while also making the community space accessible for free.

    • 26 min
    #324 - Starting a Podcast in 24 Hours: Guerrilla Marketing 101!

    #324 - Starting a Podcast in 24 Hours: Guerrilla Marketing 101!

    Are you ready to dive into the world of guerrilla marketing and podcasting? I'm Tiago, the host of "The Wannabe Entrepreneur" and co-founder of PodSqueeze. In this episode, I'm excited to share our marketing focus for early 2024 and the behind-the-scenes of our rapid-fire podcast creation, "Lessons from a Podcaster." I'll walk you through our launch strategies, the innovative use of AI in our production, and how our podcast has skyrocketed PodSqueeze's marketing efforts. But it's not all work—I'll also get real about the challenges of maintaining work-life balance, avoiding burnout, and why personal well-being should never take a backseat. Join me as we explore the hustle and the humanity of entrepreneurship.

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    Timestamps

    Tiago's Decision to Focus on Marketing (00:00:09)
    Tiago discusses his decision to focus solely on marketing for the first three months of 2024 and the reasons behind it.

    The Concept of Guerrilla Marketing (00:06:43)
    Tiago explains the concept of guerrilla marketing and its importance for their marketing strategy, emphasizing the need for low-budget, high-impact campaigns.

    Creating a Podcast for PodSqueeze (00:10:27)
    Tiago and his co-founder, John, brainstorm the idea of creating a podcast for PodSqueeze, discussing the benefits and reasons behind the decision.

    Challenges and Success in Starting the Podcast (00:13:17)
    Tiago shares the challenges and success of starting the podcast in just 24 hours, including the overwhelming response from potential guests and the technical aspects involved.

    Using AI for Podcast Intros and Outros (00:18:45)
    Tiago discusses the use of AI for creating podcast intros and outros, detailing the process and the outcome of using this technology.

    Initial Success of the Podcast Launch (00:20:28)
    Tiago reflects on the initial success of the podcast launch, including the viewership and downloads within the first 24 hours, and the creation of short content for the podcast.

    The launch of "What the F is PodSqueeze" campaign (00:21:26)
    Tiago discusses the idea of a marketing campaign to create buzz and attract attention for PodSqueeze.

    Struggling to balance work and social life (00:22:42)
    Tiago reflects on the challenge of balancing work commitments with maintaining a social life and personal well-being.

    The dilemma of prioritizing work over personal life (00:23:46)
    Tiago explores the conflict between dedicating himself entirely to work and the desire to enjoy a balanced personal life.

    Realizing the importance of work-life balance (00:24:52)
    Tiago acknowledges the need to prioritize mental health and social aspects alongside work commitments.

    Striving for a work-life balance (00:25:26)
    Tiago discusses the need to change his mindset and focus on maintaining a balance between work and personal life.

    Acknowledging the importance of disconnecting from work (00:26:02)
    Tiago emphasizes the significance of disconnecting from work and engaging in activities for personal well-being.

    Seeking balance and consistency (00:27:49)
    Tiago encourages feedback and shares his struggle with maintaining consistency while striving for work-life balance.

    • 29 min
    #323 - The Crazy Journey from $0 to $100K in One Year!

    #323 - The Crazy Journey from $0 to $100K in One Year!

    In this episode, together with my co-founder João, we dive into our entrepreneurial rollercoaster with Pod Squeeze. From the ashes of a failed project to the thriving business we run today, we're peeling back the curtain on our journey. We'll chat about the crucial role of user feedback, the exhilarating boost from financial wins, and the gritty details of negotiations and taxes. Plus, we're getting real about the future—do we sell or keep growing? Join us as we share the lessons learned and the unbreakable bond we've built along the way.

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    The journey begins (00:00:11)
    Tiago and Jerome reflect on their decision to work together and the challenges they faced.

    The struggles of entrepreneurship (00:02:05)
    Jerome discusses his frustration with freelancing and skepticism about entrepreneurship.

    Creating Pod Squeeze (00:06:57)
    The co-founders brainstorm and develop the idea for Pod Squeeze, emphasizing the importance of rapid prototyping.

    Early traction and pricing strategy (00:09:31)
    The co-founders discuss the initial traction and pricing adjustments for Pod Squeeze.

    Rapid growth and product launch (00:14:17)
    The excitement and success of Pod Squeeze's rapid growth and product launch are highlighted.

    Impact on confidence and mindset (00:20:44)
    Jerome shares how the success of their business has positively impacted his confidence and mindset.

    Financial success and confidence (00:21:12)
    Discussion on financial success leading to increased confidence and the illusion of being a genius.

    Validation and confidence through business success (00:22:27)
    The validation and confidence gained from proving oneself through successful business ventures.

    Transition from freelancing to full-time business (00:27:43)
    Jerome's decision to transition from freelancing to focusing solely on the business, impacting his quality of life.

    Negotiation and decision-making (00:35:19)
    Insights into negotiation strategies and decision-making processes, including differences in approaches between the co-founders.

    Challenges of transitioning to a product company (00:39:29)
    The frustrations and challenges of transitioning to a product company, including tax issues and negotiations with partners.

    Frustration with Tax and Legal Issues (00:40:39)
    Tiago and Jerome discuss the frustration and challenges they faced with taxes and legal issues for their business.

    Concerns about Business Growth (00:43:06)
    Jerome expresses concerns about the stagnation and decline in the growth of their business, Pod Squeeze.

    Decision to Pivot or Maintain (00:46:27)
    Jerome urges Tiago to consider pivoting their business strategy due to the stalling growth of Pod Squeeze.

    Debate on Future of Pod Squeeze (00:52:55)
    Jerome and Tiago discuss the options of either selling Pod Squeeze or maintaining it as a steady stream of income, and the possibility of starting a new project.

    Reflection on the Year and Future Plans (00:54:26)
    Tiago and Jerome reflect on the challenges faced during the year and express uncertainty about their energy for building something from scratch in the future.

    • 56 min
    #322 - Startup Plateau and Conquering the Early Majority

    #322 - Startup Plateau and Conquering the Early Majority

    Are you an entrepreneur facing challenges and feeling frustrated with the stagnation of your company? In this episode, I, Tiago, the host and co-founder of Podsqueeze, share my own experiences and insights. Despite the difficulties, I realize that our achievements are impressive. I discuss a conversation I had with a Portuguese entrepreneur and investor, where we delve into marketing strategies and the struggle to reach the early majority. As the year comes to an end, I reflect positively on my financial stability and encourage listeners to take a break during the holiday season. Stay tuned for the next episode!

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    Timestamps

    Tiago's Busy Schedule and Tasks (00:00:13)
    Tiago discusses his busy schedule and the tasks he needs to complete before Christmas.

    Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Stagnation (00:01:32)
    Tiago talks about the challenges of entrepreneurship and the stagnation they are experiencing with Pod Squeeze.

    Realization of Achievements and Frustration (00:02:55)
    Tiago shares his realization that their achievements with Pod Squeeze are actually impressive, despite feeling frustrated.

    The challenges of entrepreneurship and reaching a plateau (00:09:08)
    Tiago discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship and the stagnation they are experiencing with Pod Squeeze.

    Marketing strategies for early adopters and early majority (00:10:13)
    Tiago talks about the different marketing strategies needed for early adopters and early majority, and how they have reached a plateau.

    Strategies for growth and going viral (00:12:44)
    Tiago discusses the limited resources of a bootstrapped company and explores strategies for growth, including SEO, YouTube, and going viral.

    Tiago's Busy Schedule and Tasks (00:17:08)
    Tiago discusses his busy schedule and the tasks he needs to complete before Christmas.

    Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Stagnation (00:17:08)
    Tiago talks about the challenges of entrepreneurship and the stagnation they are experiencing with Pod Squeeze.

    Realization of Achievements (00:18:26)
    Tiago shares his realization that their achievements with Pod Squeeze are actually impressive, despite feeling frustrated.

    • 18 min

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Honestly Tiago, you inspired me to quit my job and start my own career! Keep it up! Fantastic work and if you want to chat anytime call me

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