42 episodes

A weekly podcast by two indie hackers, Marc and Matt. They share their ups and downs of building their bootstrapped online businesses. They prefer to show instead of teach, so you get to see the real story about what it's like to “startup to something” - raw and unpolished.

Startup to Something Marc LG and Matt Gale

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A weekly podcast by two indie hackers, Marc and Matt. They share their ups and downs of building their bootstrapped online businesses. They prefer to show instead of teach, so you get to see the real story about what it's like to “startup to something” - raw and unpolished.

    42: Information wants to be free

    42: Information wants to be free

    Marc is finishing up the bi-directional relationship, but testing is slow. Matt is beginning his crypto-education journey and onboarding a new client. The guys discuss the open web and how the rest of the year will shake out.

    • 46 min
    41: In a post-nocode conf world

    41: In a post-nocode conf world

    Nocode conf is over and webflow has announced a lot of changes that have shaken up Matt’s ideas for GDPR webflow hosting. Marc is finishing up the bi-directional importer and is planning a rollout. The guys discuss shape-up planning and how to prioritize as solo founders.

    • 50 min
    40: Bi-directional magic

    40: Bi-directional magic

    Marc has been planning and coding a rewrite of the PowerImporter sync to support bi-directional relationships and is having a blast. Matt is stuck in a rut and working out how to manage his time. See you at NoCodeConf!

    • 57 min
    39: Frozen with fear

    39: Frozen with fear

    Marc is setting MemberRow aside for now while he regroups on PowerImporter and handles support and adds new features. Matt is feeling stuck, he’s feeling a lot of fear and that’s getting in the way of moving forward. The guys talk through pricing and feelings.

    • 49 min
    38: Remember marketing?

    38: Remember marketing?

    Marc is realizing that his development efforts have taken too much of his time and he needs to spend more time marketing. Matt has been taking a small break to avoid burnout. The guys discuss affiliate marketing and how awesome vim is.

    • 46 min
    37: Receiving signals

    37: Receiving signals

    Marc was taking it easy last week and recovering, but is back on the shipping train this week. Matt has learned a lot from his Webflow research and is thinking about the right approach to validating his idea. The guys discuss accounting and legal strategies.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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Good insightful conversations about building an indie business

It's interesting hearing Marc and Matt discuss the challenges they face week-to-week, and how they each tackle the issues in their own way.

Whether it's about the technology, marketing strategies, budgeting, or personal discipline and habits, there's always something to talk about. It provides great insight into the process of building an independent business and finding your customers.

Well worth a listen!

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