97 episodes

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2020? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2020 Transistor.fm

    • Marketing

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2020? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

    Clearing the air

    Clearing the air

    Should you rebuild your app?

    • 39 min
    Anxiety about what might happen with the business

    Anxiety about what might happen with the business

    What do you worry about when you own a software company?

    • 35 min
    A cloudy feeling of dread

    A cloudy feeling of dread

    You need to get out of town

    • 30 min
    Who gets paid, and who doesn't?

    Who gets paid, and who doesn't?

    "In our universe, the parts that people pay for is interesting."

    • 40 min
    What's your sustainable competitive advantage?

    What's your sustainable competitive advantage?

    A chat with Nathan Baschez (Substack, Gimlet, Product Hunt)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The challenges of being in (the wrong) business

    The challenges of being in (the wrong) business

    Don't optimize for the horse you're riding if you're riding the wrong horse

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

Daniel's Reviews ,

This show is so good

I love how approachable it is. I feel like they approach building a company with no pretense or ego at all. It’s just two talented people building something good.

brian.rhea ,

One of My Faves!

I frickin' love this show! Justin & Jon are "doin' it live!!" and sharing all the nitty gritty details of building a SaaS. This show is a huge contribution to the bootstrapper community! Thanks fellas!

Mitch Dennett ,

Love it

Big fan of Justin and John. Their podcast has been super helpful and super interesting hearing about their journey as founders. Keep it going!

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