245 episodes

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

    Episode 616 | An 8-Figure SaaS Founder’s Approach to Remote Work

    Episode 616 | An 8-Figure SaaS Founder’s Approach to Remote Work

    In episode 616, Rob Walling chats with Liam Martin, the co-founder of Time Doctor and author of the new book, “Running Remote: Master the Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Remote Work Pioneers.” We dig into the fundamentals of asynchronous communication, how to do remote work better, and some surprises they saw during the pandemic. […]

    • 33 min
    Episode 615 | Bootstrappable Businesses, Cargo Culting, and How Pricing Affects Growth (A Rob Solo Adventure)

    Episode 615 | Bootstrappable Businesses, Cargo Culting, and How Pricing Affects Growth (A Rob Solo Adventure)

    In episode 615, join Rob Walling for a solo adventure where he covers what makes a business bootstrappable (and things to avoid), cargo culting, and how large of a business you can build at different customer lifetime value levels. Episode Sponsor: Hiring developers has been tough for years, but it is even tougher these days. […]

    • 27 min
    Episode 614 | Deciding When to Quit Your Day Job, Founder Anxiety, and More Listener Questions

    Episode 614 | Deciding When to Quit Your Day Job, Founder Anxiety, and More Listener Questions

    In episode 614, Rob Walling chats with fan favorite Derrick Reimer. They start out by talking about Derrick’s decision to take a sabbatical from The Art of Product podcast after co-hosting it with Ben Orenstein for more than 5 years. Then, they answer a handful of listener questions, including when to quit your day job to […]

    • 42 min
    Episode 613 | Hacking Your Founder Psychology

    Episode 613 | Hacking Your Founder Psychology

    In episode 613, Rob Walling chats with Dr. Sherry Walling about the release of her new book, Touching Two Worlds: A guide for finding hope in the landscape of loss. They cover a lot in this episode, including the hustle of launching a book, the behind the scenes of how Sherry has hacked her own […]

    • 30 min
    Episode 612 | Balancing a Side Project and Going Full-time on Your Product

    Episode 612 | Balancing a Side Project and Going Full-time on Your Product

    In episode 612, Rob Walling chats with longtime friend and repeat podcast guest Dave Rodenbaugh. Dave was even at the very first MicroConf back in 2011.
    In this episode, we have a candid conversation on our experiences balancing side projects with a day job, struggling with the decision in our own different ways of when to quit, and the surprising habits you have to unlearn once you are finally independent of the day job and consulting work.
    Topics we cover: 
    [1:27] Dave’s thought process behind expanding Recapture 
    [5:34] The decision to go full-time on Recapture 
    [15:05] Dave’s process for unlearning bad employee / consultant habits 
    [20:07] The danger of the arrival fallacy 
    [24:20] What would you do if you sold the business?
    [26:03] Balancing a side project with your day job  

    • 37 min
    Episode 611 | Bootstrapping ProfitWell to a $200M Exit (with Patrick Campbell)

    Episode 611 | Bootstrapping ProfitWell to a $200M Exit (with Patrick Campbell)

    In episode 611, join Rob Walling as he chats with Patrick Campbell, the cofounder of ProfitWell, on how he and his co-founders bootstrapped ProfitWell to a $200 million exit. Profitwell was acquired by Paddle earlier this year. We dive into a bunch of topics you have not heard elsewhere, including details about the actual transaction, […]

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Octium8 ,

Great idea with the contest

Great idea with the contest!

Cyupa89 ,

Love your podcast

I started listening to you guys about a year ago and enjoyed every single aspect of your podcast. Your take on building, launching and growing software products is invaluable to people like myself that want to shift from a full time employee of a software company to building their own business and working on projects that we love and enjoy building. Thanks for the episodes so far and I am sure that more quality content will come along. Best wishes from Romania 😊

gvoicu ,

Best podcast for people who want to work on their first non-VC funded startup

I love this show because Rob & Mike are doing a wonderfull job presenting their startup experience and giving advices to future micropreneurs.

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