25 episodes

Two founders share an unedited look at what it's like to bootstrap a startup through weekly updates. Chris Spags is the founder of Jetboost, a suite of no-code plugins for Webflow. Corey Haines is the founder of Swipe Files, a membership site for marketers built with no-code tools. They chronicle their journeys getting to and staying "default alive": profitable, self-sustaining, with infinite runway.

Default Aliv‪e‬ Corey Haines & Chris Spags

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Two founders share an unedited look at what it's like to bootstrap a startup through weekly updates. Chris Spags is the founder of Jetboost, a suite of no-code plugins for Webflow. Corey Haines is the founder of Swipe Files, a membership site for marketers built with no-code tools. They chronicle their journeys getting to and staying "default alive": profitable, self-sustaining, with infinite runway.

    25 | To Clubhouse or not to Clubhouse

    25 | To Clubhouse or not to Clubhouse

    Corey scales back on consulting and workshops a new idea for a course. Chris has a rough week dealing with server issues, but managed to finally update the Jetboost website. They also discuss consulting vs working on your own products, why "product market fit" isn't that useful of a term, and of course, clubhouse.

    • 49 min
    24 | Hiring saga continues

    24 | Hiring saga continues

    Corey shares some numbers on the launch of Everything Is Marketing and attempts to make room for Deep Work. Chris thinks about hiring and his new schedule as a dad. They also talk about when to hire, when to take a business moonshot, and more baby analogies about business.

    • 50 min
    23 | Babies and bootstrapping

    23 | Babies and bootstrapping

    Corey finally launches his new podcast Everything Is Marketing. Chris comes back from paternity leave and has an outage scare right before his son is born. They also talk about the lack of health insurance and mortgages for entrepreneurs, Corey's new no-code project, and plateau profitability.

    • 54 min
    22 | Better done than perfect with Jane Portman

    22 | Better done than perfect with Jane Portman

    Corey prepares to launch his new podcast Everything Is Marketing. Jane talks about the new direction for Userlist in 2021 becoming a full-blown ESP. They also talk about early-stage SaaS growth, starting and growing a podcast, and the new Swipe Files book club.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    21 | Fighting marketing bullsh*t with Louis Grenier

    21 | Fighting marketing bullsh*t with Louis Grenier

    Corey buys swipefiles.com and releases the trailer for his new podcast. Louis prepares for his hotseat workshop and begins creating new content for his podcast Everyone Hates Marketers. They also talk about what it means to be productive, earning and capitalizing on trust, and being self-critical.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    20 | Rent money revenue and the first customer with Noah Bragg

    20 | Rent money revenue and the first customer with Noah Bragg

    Corey gets to "rent-money" revenue with Swipe Files. Noah gets the first customer for his new SaaS called Potion. They also talk about how much marketing you should do early on, which segment of a market you should target first, and how to plan for irregular cash flow.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tax Podcast Fan ,

A must listen

It is awesome to hear behind the scenes takeaways and reflections from early stage(ish) founders. Can’t wait to follow Chris and Corey’s journey in 2021 and beyond!

ThomasCoiner ,

Great conversations around building internet businesses.

I’m a BIG believer in Chris and what he’s doing with Jetboost so I’m excited to get this insider’s perspective about his journey and build.

Also looking forward to learning more about Corey and his build with Swipefiles.

Thanks guys!!

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