201 episodes

Join us as we share what it's like to build and launch a bootstrapped startup while working for yourself full-time. Benedikt is working on Userlist, and Benedicte is establishing herself as a Gatsby expert and developer advocate for hire.

Slow & Steady Benedikt Deicke, Benedicte Raae, and Brian Rhea

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join us as we share what it's like to build and launch a bootstrapped startup while working for yourself full-time. Benedikt is working on Userlist, and Benedicte is establishing herself as a Gatsby expert and developer advocate for hire.

    Embracing the fractional life

    Embracing the fractional life

    Benedicte enjoys the mix of remote and in-person activities that comes with her several fractional roles. Benedikt tries to get back into the work groove.
    WheeUrlboxBenedicte is enjoying the mix of her fractional roles with Outseta and Whee, giving her the best of both worlds of remote and in-person work. She also shares details about their upcoming collaboration with Urlbox.
    Coming back from a long vacation and taking days off for some holidays the past few weeks, Benedikt is still trying to get back to regular programming at work. He’s also thinking about which feature they’ll focus on building next.

    • 40 min
    🎊 200 🎊

    🎊 200 🎊

    To celebrate our 200th episode, Benedikt and Benedicte take a look back at their journey since 2019 and how these milestones have shaped where they are today.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Just a couple of vacationers 🍹

    Just a couple of vacationers 🍹

    Benedicte enjoys her workation in Portugal. Benedikt and the team fixed two major bugs with the help of a user.
    Data in the WildSubscribe to Queen Raae’s YouTube channelBenedicte has been enjoying the slow life in Portugal for the past two weeks, enjoying the beach while still able to get some work done. She’s still polishing her latest services for devs and is preparing for the relaunch of Data in the Wild.
    Benedikt and the team resolved two major bugs with the help of a customer, which goes to show the importance of testing edge cases. Still struggling to have longer durations of focused work, Benedikt thinks of how to be more deliberate about it.

    • 32 min
    Be persistent but in a polite and non-spammy, annoying way

    Be persistent but in a polite and non-spammy, annoying way

    The Userlist team is seeing some progress with their sales process. Benedicte has some ideas of how to refine her live streaming service.
    Things are moving forward sales-wise for Benedikt and the Userlist team, sending a few custom-priced enterprise quotes in the past few weeks. Benedikt also shares his takeaway from his recent chat with Monica Lent.
    With her new Go Live with Queen Raae service, Benedicte is thinking about how to help those dev founders who are a bit hesitant about going live. And while it’s unfortunate that she didn’t get the caravan, Benedicte refocused her energy on improving their property and possibly the Volkswagen bus that’s sitting in Sweden.
    Benedikt and Benedicte talk about the importance of following up, greenfield projects, and more.

    • 30 min
    Go live with Queen Raae 👑

    Go live with Queen Raae 👑

    Benedicte is feeling playful with her latest service and project ideas. Benedikt makes it through a stressful week.
    Should Benedicte and Ola get the Caravan? Let them know in this thread.Mastering live streaming as a content creation flywheel for a couple of months now, Benedicte is now finalizing the details of her latest service for fellow dev founders. She’s also trying to convince Ola to get a Caravan to renovate as her office/studio.
    Benedikt is feeling a bit scattered after having a stressful week: he had to do a few demo calls in between everything, and had a bit of a rough time with one of their largest customers renewing its annual subscription.

    • 31 min
    Hitting break even 🎉

    Hitting break even 🎉

    Benedikt and the Userlist team celebrate a significant financial milestone. Benedicte leans into the human aspects of content creation.
    Join Benedicte’s biweekly live streams on YouTubeCheck out MixPod’s revamped web designDespite experiencing a few hiccups with their bank account and Stripe, the Userlist team celebrates a financial milestone as they’ve hit break even. As a bonus surprise, Userlist was able to sell a domain for a significant amount of money.
    After powering through the birthday bonanzas in January, Benedicte spent 24 hours at the spa and is now feeling re-energized and ready. And with all of the streams and content creation she’s been doing for the past few months, she’s now opening herself to those who need a livestream host, a mystery dev, or video creator.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

🤍🧲JohnnyHORSE🧲🤍 ,

Very good podcast😌

Brian and Benedict are very kind and I love the new edition of Benedicte. The honest peek into their lives has helped me get more ideas and be more satisfied with my work because I’m a software developer too. I like to listen to Slow and Steady in the morning because it’s very funny 😁 in the beginning and it makes me happy and is a start to a good day. Then I listen to the rest because it’s more serious (but still the perfect amount of friendly and funny😝) and helps me with my work.

I highly recommend this podcast!

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