300 episodes

Release Notes is a weekly podcast about building online businesses and financial freedom. We discuss inspiration, design, marketing, promotion, business, trends, and tools – everything but the code. Each week, we cover topics for the new or curious independent developer looking to launch or grow online business. Whether your business is SaaS, desktop software, mobile apps, consulting, or a productized service, here you’ll find tips for success as well as warnings about the pitfalls we’ve encountered along the way. The show is hosted by Charles Perry, owner of RelaNet, and Joe Cieplinski, Creative Director of Bombing Brain Interactive.

Release Notes Charles Perry and Joe Cieplinski

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    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

Release Notes is a weekly podcast about building online businesses and financial freedom. We discuss inspiration, design, marketing, promotion, business, trends, and tools – everything but the code. Each week, we cover topics for the new or curious independent developer looking to launch or grow online business. Whether your business is SaaS, desktop software, mobile apps, consulting, or a productized service, here you’ll find tips for success as well as warnings about the pitfalls we’ve encountered along the way. The show is hosted by Charles Perry, owner of RelaNet, and Joe Cieplinski, Creative Director of Bombing Brain Interactive.

    #417: Brady Cassidy (part 1)

    #417: Brady Cassidy (part 1)

    Today we are joined by Brady Cassidy, co-founder of Rewardful, a SaaS to help you run an affiliate program for your business. We talk to Brady about his experience bootstrapping Rewardful, how he got into that business, and how he and his partner are setting Rewardful apart from its competition. Mailing List Every month there […]

    #416: I Hate Anything Forever

    #416: I Hate Anything Forever

    In this episode we continue talking about Charles’ plan for marketing RelaNet in 2021. Today we discuss Charles’ plan to start an affiliate program and focus on state-level organizations. We talk about affiliate rates, the affiliate software that Charles is using to manage the program, and all the supporting documentation and web pages that had […]

    #415: They Had No Guidelines

    #415: They Had No Guidelines

    Improving his marketing is one of Charles’ main goals for 2021, and with the end of tax season quickly approaching, he finally has a little more focus about what he’s going to change. Today we talk about Charles’ marketing plans for 2021, and how he’s going to contact the members of a number of professional […]

    • 26 min
    #414: Maybe I Should Tick Somebody Off

    #414: Maybe I Should Tick Somebody Off

    Today we continue talking about the changes that Charles is making to RelaNet pricing tiers. In particular, today we discuss how to handle customers whose pricing would be different under the new pricing plans. Should these customers be grandfathered and allowed to keep their current pricing? Should they be forced to change plans, either immediately […]

    • 24 min
    #413: I Could be Talked Out of This

    #413: I Could be Talked Out of This

    Today Charles talks about his plan to change his pricing tiers for RelaNet. We talk about RelaNet’s current pricing tiers, the problems he’s found with this current pricing, the changes he has in mind, and how to best present information about these new pricing tiers. Mailing List Every month there are more great articles and […]

    • 33 min
    #412: Dermot Daly (part 2)

    #412: Dermot Daly (part 2)

    Today we continue our conversation with Dermot Daly, founder of Tapadoo, one of the premier iOS client services outfits in Dublin, Ireland. In this episode, we talk about how the pandemic has affected Tapadoo’s customer pipeline, changes he’s noticed in potential contracting clients over the years, the role of indie iOS development in today’s overall […]

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Kevin VanderLugt ,

Charles and Joe are a wealth of info

This show has so many great nuggets of information. Their recent section on landing page and homepage design was 🔥.
You should definitely get this podcast today if you want advice on growing your startup business.

rooster818 ,

Two guys carving out their path in the indie developer thicket

The hosts are great. Haven't had the pleasure of meeting them in real life yet, but they're open and honest in both their successes and failures, and you get to feel like you know them. It's been wonderful accompanying them through podcast as they cronicle the challenges they face.

A great show for all of us out there who are fighting to make our independent ambitions into a reality.

Keep up the great work, guys.

christopherandersson ,

These guys are the best

As an independent designer and developer, this podcast features topics that resonate with me, inspire me and entertain me. I love that there is a community of like minded folks out there toiling away from their home offices and garages, and these guys deliver the stories week after week.

Highly recommend!

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