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An interview show where I talk to programmers, developers, and coders of all types who have gone into business for themselves. I find out the secrets to their success so you can make the move into an entrepreneurial pursuit yourself.

The Entrepreneurial Coder Podcast Ryan Chenkie

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An interview show where I talk to programmers, developers, and coders of all types who have gone into business for themselves. I find out the secrets to their success so you can make the move into an entrepreneurial pursuit yourself.

    #33 - Scott Mathson - Bootstrapping a Profitable Side Project

    #33 - Scott Mathson - Bootstrapping a Profitable Side Project

    Scott Mathson talks about his journey bootstrapping Plink, a SaaS product that creates smart podcast links. He goes into detail about how he came up with the product idea, how he thought about what features it should have, what the pricing structure should look like, and how it should be marketed.

    • 59 min
    #32 - Randall Kanna - How To Rapidly Build a Twitter Audience

    #32 - Randall Kanna - How To Rapidly Build a Twitter Audience

    Randall chats about her experience rapidly building a Twitter audience and how it has helped her with new opportunities including job offers, book deals, and overall credibility. She goes into detail about the tactical steps she took to craft valuable Tweets that have received huge engagement.

    Randall also talks about her books, including one that was published with O'Reilly and her new book that will be self-published on Gumroad. She goes into detail about the tradeoffs between publishing with an established publisher like O'Reilly versus self-publishing.

    • 43 min
    #31 - Zeno Rocha - Monetizing an Open Source Project

    #31 - Zeno Rocha - Monetizing an Open Source Project

    Zeno talks about his journey building and selling Dracula Pro, a color scheme and UI theme tailored for programming. He goes into detail about his launch, overcoming doubt leading up to it, and how he marketed the product to make it a success. Zeno talks about his mindset shift going from an open-source developer who was against monetization to now embracing offering a paid product to his audience.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #30 - Philip Kiely - Nailing a Book Launch With Only 13 Twitter Followers

    #30 - Philip Kiely - Nailing a Book Launch With Only 13 Twitter Followers

    Philip takes us through his journey writing and launching his new book, Writing for Software Developers, and how he nailed the launch with a very small audience. He talks about the tactical decisions he made, how he used his existing knowledge of communities to help his marketing efforts, and also how he collaborated with well-known developers to help the launch go so well. Philip offers a lot of practical advice for people who are interested in launching a book but who may not have a large following.

    • 43 min
    #29 - Christopher Gimmer - Bootstrapping a SaaS Product to $1,000,000 ARR

    #29 - Christopher Gimmer - Bootstrapping a SaaS Product to $1,000,000 ARR

    Christopher takes us through his journey building his SaaS app, Snappa, which just recently hit $1,000,000 in annual recurring revenue. He goes into detail about why it's important to remain bootstrapped and also which situations might warrant raising venture capital. Christopher also talks about some of the tactical aspects of running a bootstrapped SaaS company, including topics like pricing, churn, competition, and more.

    • 49 min
    #28 - Saron Yitbarek - The Business of Running a Tech Conference

    #28 - Saron Yitbarek - The Business of Running a Tech Conference

    Saron talks about her journey founding, building, and recently selling CodeNewbie, the most supportive community around for people learning to code. She also talks about her experience running tech conferences and the business considerations that go into doing so. Saron goes into detail about how to think about running the CFP process, how to attract and retain sponsorship, and how to overcome challenges as they arise.

    • 40 min

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