261 episodes

Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

Indie Hackers Courtland Allen

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 465 Ratings

Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

    #254 – Getting Rich, Designing Your Life Afterwards, and Risk Management with Arvid Kahl and Daniel Vassallo

    #254 – Getting Rich, Designing Your Life Afterwards, and Risk Management with Arvid Kahl and Daniel Vassallo

    Daniel Vassallo (@dvassallo) and Arvid Kahl (@arvidkahl) have both already made it as indie hackers. They join Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) to discuss making money as an indie hacker, designing your life after you reach financial freedom, avoiding risk, mitigating inflation, and whether or not college is worth it.

    • 40 min
    #253 – Mother’s Day, Unscrupulous Cofounders, and Why You Should Never Retire

    #253 – Mother’s Day, Unscrupulous Cofounders, and Why You Should Never Retire

    Long-time listener, first-time guest Eva Allen — Courtland (@csallen) and Channing's (@ChanningAllen) mom — joins the pod! We talk raising twins, buying gifts, selling computer parts, co-founder theft, an Indie Hackers quiz for moms, and why you should never retire.

    • 36 min
    #252 – A New Co-Host and a New Direction for the Pod

    #252 – A New Co-Host and a New Direction for the Pod

    I'm making some changes to the Indie Hackers Podcast. Check out this episode for a sneak peek into what's ahead.

    • 26 min
    #251 – The Best Ways to Make Money in Tech with Julian Shapiro of Julian.capital

    #251 – The Best Ways to Make Money in Tech with Julian Shapiro of Julian.capital

    Julian Shapiro (@julian) is back on the show today. He's been my co-host for our podcast Brains, he's an investor at Julian.capital and a writer at Julian.com. Lately, he's been super into investing. He's managed to take an overly complex thing like investing and reverse-engineer it, breaking it down into its simplest frameworks.

    • 57 min
    #250 – Italy, COVID, Indie Creators, and our A.I. Future with Channing Allen of Indie Hackers

    #250 – Italy, COVID, Indie Creators, and our A.I. Future with Channing Allen of Indie Hackers

    My twin brother Channing (@ChanningAllen) joins the show for the first time, for a casual chat about our recent trip to Italy, the best and worst parts of getting COVID, the future of media companies and indie creators, and DALL-E 2 and the future of AI.

    • 24 min
    Throwback: Writing Code to Sell $200,000/Month of Cookies with Sam Eaton of Crave Cookie

    Throwback: Writing Code to Sell $200,000/Month of Cookies with Sam Eaton of Crave Cookie

    I just got back home to Seattle after a small conference for founders in Bologna, Italy. I went with my brother Channing and there were a ton of Indie Hackers there. It was all great until the end when there was a slight outbreak of COVID and 10 founders (including myself) got COVID and ended up stranded in Italy. I'm finally back, but in the meantime, I'm publishing another throwback episode. Today's episode is one of my favorites. It's with Sam Eaton and in honor of me getting COVID, I picked this episode because we recorded way back at the beginning of the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

Robert C Trujillo ,

momma!

Great show-I didn’t grow up w/the coding or start up knowledge but shows like yours def help me think outside the box as a small box owner.

I love the new direction w/your brother Courtland. And I loved hearing your mom on the show! She sounds awesome! Please invite her back.

Do something w/“Earn Your Leisure” or “Brown Ambition” podcasts please 🙏🏾.

JosefNumber2 ,

Amazing Podcast

Lots of inspirational founders and products.
Thanks for the great content

Niall McQuay ,

Thanks, Courtland

I’ve been involved with the IndieHackers community since 2018. I found the forum online. It has massively helped me gain tons of tech and business expertise, and has inspired me to launch a few businesses of my own. I’ve learned more about business from this podcast and the online community than I did in my business degree program at University.

The value of this community is immeasurable, and thanks to Courtland, his brother, the rest of the IH team, and the great people at Stripe, it’s available for free.

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