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!
#211 – Making 5-figures a Month as an OnlyFans Creator with Aella and Savannah Solo
Today I'm talking to two of the top creators on OnlyFans: Savannah Solo and Aella. Each of them is earning 5-figures a month on the platform, which sits at the intersection of the creator economy and porn. (NSFW… depending on where you work.) In this episode we talk about the stigma of making a living from porn, marketing strategies to get huge on social media, and the future of independent creators on the internet.
#210 – How to Take On Huge Incumbents as a Solo Founder with Derrick Reimer of SavvyCal
Derrick Reimer (@derrickreimer) has been following a playbook that involves taking on big players in a market by drafting on their tailwind. It's gotten him to six-figure revenue with SavvyCal but it wasn't a strategy that always worked. In this episode, we'll talk about how he failed when trying to take on Slack and how he eventually bounced back with SavvyCal.
#209 – Business Books, Coaches, and "Getting Rich" with John Doherty of Credo
Since John Doherty (@dohertyjf) was on the podcast three years ago, he's completely changed the business model of his company. In this interview, we'll talk about the moment his customers told him his "baby was ugly" and what happened next.
#208 – How this Indie Hacker Blew Past $10K MRR with Jon Yongfook of Bannerbear
Joining me is Jon Yongfook (@yongfook), an indie hacker whose broetry post about how he hit $10K MRR went viral. I invited him here to walk me through how he got to that milestone and what his new challenges are as he grows his company Bannerbear toward the $1M ARR mark.
#207 – The Art of Podcasting, the Future of Angel Investing, and Startup Ideas for Indie Hackers with Rob Walling of Tinyseed
Rob Walling (@robwalling) returns to the show to talk about new and not-so-new trends in SaaS that Indie Hackers should be paying attention to.
#206 – How Small Actions Lead to Compound Gains with Nathan Barry of ConvertKit
Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) has grown ConvertKit from $7M to $27M since I last spoke with him three years ago. He’s done several things in the last few years to grow—including making ConvertKit’s first acquisition and riding the wave of the creator economy. But mostly we’ll discuss how incremental improvements over eight years is responsible for the email marketing tool’s compound growth.
Love love love this show. The indie hackers community is a ridiculous amount of free value. So grateful for these interviews.
Frustrating at times
This podcast is kind of hit or miss for me. It is often good but sometimes it’s really feels like a waste of time. The latest episode feels meandering and not really to the point. Maybe I missed something but it feels like a waste of an hour at times.
Genuinely Entertaining Podcast
I am a huge fan of this podcast for many reasons. Every episode is full of valuable and eye opening information and advice, and the show manages to present these stories in a very entertaining manner.... So good!