82 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.

    82: Build in private

    82: Build in private

    Marc was a part of the recent Webflow marketplace launch, but the rush burned him out. Matt is getting inspired by AI businesses showing up in his facebook feed and contemplating an offer to be a technical cofounder. The guys discuss how to come back from burnout and moving away from building in public.

    • 31 min
    81: How you define work

    81: How you define work

    Matt is drinking port and finally offloading the operations of his business. Marc is drinking rum and coke and is questioning if the job of marketing that he dislikes so much is serving him. The guys discuss the definition of work and AI powered products.

    • 43 min
    80: Profitable bug fixes

    80: Profitable bug fixes

    Matt is in Portugal slacking off. Marc has found and fixed a very profitable bug in PowerImporter. The guys discuss foreign transactions and the best ways to retain revenue when moving between currencies.

    • 34 min
    79: Haters gonna hate—lifestyle businesses unite!

    79: Haters gonna hate—lifestyle businesses unite!

    Marc has been working on a new WordPress importer. Matt is about to head to Portugal. The guys discuss the shift in popular media away from creating lifestyle businesses, and how the lifestyle is the reason they both began indie hacking.

    • 47 min
    78: The business of podcasting

    78: The business of podcasting

    Matt is back after vacation/sickness and is working on cultivating Matt Time. Marc is feeling filled with podcast related business ideas after taking over editing this podcast for a few weeks. The guys talk through Marc's business ideas and evaluate their potential.

    • 43 min
    77: Founder productivity and well-being, with guest Xavier Coiffard

    77: Founder productivity and well-being, with guest Xavier Coiffard

    Xavier Coiffard of FocusPlus joins Marc to chat about productivity and mental well-being as a bootstrapped founder.

    • 1 hr 7 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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