100 episodes

The Podcast for Software Bootstrappers

Bootstrappe‪d‬ Steve McLeod

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Podcast for Software Bootstrappers

    #168: Twitter for Marketing, and Zombie Customers

    #168: Twitter for Marketing, and Zombie Customers

    Ed and I cover a lot of ground this week: nerves, geo-trivia as marketing, a brief foray into geopolitics, using Twitter for marketing, the frustrating unpredictability of what marketing efforts will bear fruit, the pleasure of working from home, and dealing with zombie customers.

    • 31 min
    #167: The blog gets posts once every 13 years

    #167: The blog gets posts once every 13 years

    Ed and Steve talk about the mental stress of having real-time business metrics, how to find a business mentor, and Steve’s attempt to get started with enterprise sales. And we talk about the blog that posts very infrequently. Discuss this topic and more with the Bootstrapped community.  

    • 31 min
    #166: Making an Open Source business work with Allan Jardine of DataTables

    #166: Making an Open Source business work with Allan Jardine of DataTables

    Allan Jardine is the creator of DataTables, a popular jQuery plugin. We discuss his challenges and successes as he learned how to make a viable business from creating Open Source software. We also discuss Allan’s new SaaS product, CloudTables. Discuss this topic and more with the Bootstrapped community.  

    • 27 min
    #165: Finding and hiring freelancers

    #165: Finding and hiring freelancers

    In this episode I answer some listener questions about freelancers. I discuss how to find, hire, and communicate with freelancers. Discuss this topic and more with the Bootstrapped community.

    • 23 min
    #164: A Saber Feedback update 9 months after acquisition

    #164: A Saber Feedback update 9 months after acquisition

    Ed grills me on my progress with Saber Feedback, my B2B SaaS, nine months after I acquired it. We talk about SEO, competitors, getting backlinks, finding a niche, and resisting the temptation to write code instead of doing marketing. Discuss this topic and more on the Bootstrapped discussion forum.  

    • 37 min
    #163: Our goals for 2021

    #163: Our goals for 2021

    Ed and I discuss what we want to achieve in 2021. Last year, unexpected world events turned our “goals for 2020” upside-down. Having learnt no lesson whatsoever from this, we fearlessly enter 2021 with plans! We mentioned Ed’s personal blog in this episode. Discuss this episode and more on our discussion forum for Bootstrappers.  

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

nikefido ,

Get off my lawn!

Get off my lawn driven bootstrapping, the best. My favorite!

Dave from SelfmadeBusinessMan ,

Very knowledgeable

Ian and Andrey know their stuff, and provide useful information for the rest of us - thanks guys!

Jeff McDowell ,

A "must listen" for someone thinking of bootstrapping a software business

I am a software engineer by day for a large corporation but have been considering branching out in my nights and weekends into creating some of my own products. For someone in my boat, this is really the perfect podcast to listen to. Andrey and Ian are both hilarious, and I find myself laughing out loud several times each episode. But this isn't just about the entertainment, these guys really take you on a whirlwind tour of the ups and downs of trying to make it out on your own bootstrapping sotware.

Both Ian and Andrey have launched multiple successful products, and between them- they have knowledge of downloadable desktop software, SaaS apps, and mobile apps.

I have been devouring their backlog over the last few weeks and look forward to hearing what these guys do next.

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