110 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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    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

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.

    110: Free and untethered

    110: Free and untethered

    Marc's post-acquisition support of PowerImporter is over, and he's running wild and free. Matt is setting out to submit Email Wonderful this week to the monday.com marketplace. The guys discuss pricing and how to keep it simple, and technical issues around CSS in emails.
    Mentions:
    dashdashHARDemailwonderful.comJudoHacker.comMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 1 hr 3 min
    109: The right kind of rest

    109: The right kind of rest

    The guys are back!Matt is fighting with the HTML editor he's using for Email Wonderful, and is coming up with a go to market strategy. Marc is doing support according to his PowerImporter acquisition terms and they are coming to an end. Marc gives Matt his opinions on getting his app into the hands of his customers.
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    dashdashHARDemailwonderful.comJudoHacker.comMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 54 min
    108: Sometimes garbage is actually garbage

    108: Sometimes garbage is actually garbage

    Marc's AI-powered domain buying bot is drawing to a close. Matt is gaining momentum with his product EmailWonderful and is onboarding beta users!The guys talk through Matt's go-to-market plan and tips and tricks for getting potential clients on the phone.
    Mentions:
    dashdashHARDemailwonderful.comJudoHacker.comMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 48 min
    107: Finding early traction

    107: Finding early traction

    Matt has found early traction in the monday.com ecosystem and is building a quick MVP for a niche problem to solve.  Marc is building an AI bot to buy expired domain names to feed his addiction.  
    Topics:
    Finding business problems to solve on UpworkHow to win Upwork jobs with a brand new account... with this one trick Using LLMs and GPT as an intelligent filterThe benefits of expired domains vs new domainsThe gotchas of sending emails on behalf of your users (SPF, DKIM, DMARC)Mentions:
    dashdashHARDJudoHacker.comMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 55 min
    106: A purely creative act

    106: A purely creative act

    Marc is hacking on new technology, but building in public is killing his creativity. Matt is having a lot of fun playing in the monday.com marketplace and learning about Zapier and make.com.The guys discuss creativity and how to just enjoy hacking and how to think through problems we see in the world.
    Mentions:
    dashdashHARDJudoHacker.comMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 59 min
    105: Where commerce happens

    105: Where commerce happens

    Matt has hit a wall with his render blog and talks it out with Marc. What is the next bet he should make?
    Mentions:
    MemberRowdashdashHARDMarc's TwitterMatt's Twitter

    • 34 min

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A software dev from Boston ,

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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