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A podcast for indie entrepreneurs: software developers, app builders, product people, creators, bootstrappers, and makers.

A podcast for indie entrepreneurs: software developers, app builders, product people, creators, bootstrappers, and makers.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast for indie entrepreneurs: software developers, app builders, product people, creators, bootstrappers, and makers.

Twitter:

@mijustin

Language:

English


Episodes

Bootstrapping with kids and waiting to launch

2/14/2022
Josh and Justin recorded this on Jan 19th, 2022. Show notes MeepsMegaMakerBootstrapping with kidsProBar.coFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!https://meeps.app

Duration:00:48:25

Which part of the product will get traction?

12/15/2021
Sorry this episode is late! Josh and Justin recorded Dec 1st, and I'm publishing it two weeks later. Show notes When should we launch?Francesco's tweet about Typefully revenue vs MailbrewTweetFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!https://meeps.app

Duration:00:40:25

How many early access customers did we get?

8/16/2021
In this episode, Josh and Justin discuss when to open up a SaaS for early-access; and how they're going to use Meeps to make it better. Show notes Early-access homepageOur early access emailHow we're running early access for Meepsanyone else noticing a slow August?How Justin does marketing at TransistorFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!https://meeps.app

Duration:00:32:42

Is Josh ready for early access?

8/9/2021
In this episode, Josh and Justin discuss when to open up a SaaS for early-access; and how they're going to use Meeps to make it better. Show notes Casey Neistat interviewSign up for Meeps early accessMeeps video updateFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!https://meeps.app

Duration:00:48:08

What it takes to run a paid online community (8+ years)

7/19/2021
I had a conversation about building online communities on Twitter Spaces that I wanted to share with you. Show notes https://twitter.com/VineetSinhaFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!https://meeps.app

Duration:00:59:32

Is truly possible to validate a product idea before launch?

7/12/2021
In this episode, we answer some questions from MegaMaker members: ValBenTomJonShow notes https://twitter.com/mijustin/status/1258879868952952833https://www.producthunt.com/upcoming/meepshttps://communityweekly.co/https://memberful.com/pricingJustin's spreadsheet for subscription platformsVentureBeata list of all the community toolsCommunity.clubhttps://www.community.club/jobsFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple...

Duration:01:15:43

Josh gets some runway

6/28/2021
In this episode: Joshua Anderton gets three months of runway so he can work full-time on Meeps.app. Show notes https://twitter.com/mijustin/status/1409304136504414210https://megamaker.meeps.app/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNDgRcJYAEghttps://www.producthunt.com/shiphttps://www.instagram.com/brett_thebarber/https://www.instagram.com/mattyconrad/https://transistor.fmStriker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review...

Duration:00:43:12

Observing customer demand (plus: we reveal the name)

6/14/2021
This episode Joshua Anderton and Justin explore customer demand; how to recognize it, and where to find it. Plus: what do you think of the name? 😅 Show notes https://meeps.apphttps://laravel.comhttps://tailwindcss.comhttps://transistor.fmStriker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

Duration:00:36:41

First, a little background

6/7/2021
This season, Justin is making his first investment in Joshua Anderton. In this first episode they talk about the idea for a new SaaS app. Show notes https://megamaker.cohttps://upscribe.nethttps://justinjackson.ca/soloriskhttps://www.epi.org/resources/budgethttp://okdg.orghttps://transistor.fmStriker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online: @joshuaandertonhttps://www.ramen.fm@mijustinSupport the show: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

Duration:00:36:06

Teaser: trying something new for 2021

6/1/2021
I'm doing a new season of MegaMaker. This season I'll be investing in Joshua Anderton, and partnering with him on a new project. The first episode is coming soon! You may have noticed: I've deleted all past episodes from this feed. Now I have Transistor.fm, and it's going well. So, for the first time ever, I'm in a position to invest in someone else. That's what we're going to be doing here on MegaMaker. And my first investment is going to be in Joshua Anderton. He's built a product...

Duration:00:05:52

Just testing something for Transistor.fm

10/16/2020
Testing our new Zapier integration

Duration:00:00:16

Archive (2019): A time capsule of bootstrapping anxiety

3/11/2019
Back in July 2018, right before we launched Transistor, I was so stressed out about money. What's happened since then? Show notes Bootstrapper's ParadoxMy interview Jason CalacanisTransistor's revenue numbers are publicTransistor.fmStriker-metal.comFind Justin online: @mijustinFollow me on TwitchSubscribe on YouTubeSupport the show: Leave a review on iTunes!Join MegaMaker Club

Duration:00:13:05

To be a winner, you need to be a loser

10/1/2018
Find Justin online: @mijustininstagram.com/mijustinFollow me on TwitchSubscribe on YouTubeShow notes Annie Duke interview about professional poker on Farnam StreetCouples TherapyATP, episode 293Akimbo podcast, GeniusTransistor.fmStriker-metal.comSupport the show: Leave a review on iTunes! Join MegaMaker Club ★ Support this podcast ★

Duration:00:41:26

Why are you doing everything yourself?

7/11/2018
Show notes I'll be at Laracon in Chicago!Maybe you shouldn't be a solopreneurLeave a review on iTunes!@mijustininstagram.com/mijustinSubscribe on YouTubeTransistor.fmStriker-metal.comWhat am I working on these days? I'm building Transistor.fm and Spots.fm with my friend Jon Buda. Marketing for Developers is available until July 30th, 2018 (last chance to buy until October!)★ Support this podcast ★

Duration:00:13:14

What it's really like being a solopreneur

6/6/2018
Show notes Check out my birthday sale!Watch the full interviewNathan Allotey's websiteLeave a review on iTunes!@mijustininstagram.com/mijustinSubscribe on YouTubeTransistor.fmStriker-metal.comWhat am I working on these days? I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda. I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist. I'm having a birthday sale until June 18th:...

Duration:00:32:14

Bootstrapping punk – MxPx

5/3/2018
Show notes MxPx KickstarterMxPx's websiteRolling Stone: 50 Greatest Pop-Punk AlbumsMike Herrera on TwitterTransistor.fmStriker-metal.comContact me @mijustininstagram.com/mijustinSubscribe on YouTubeWhat am I working on these days? I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda. I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist. I'll be speaking at MicroConf Las Vegas 2018. If you're...

Duration:00:56:11

061 - You're out of touch

4/17/2018
What am I working on these days? I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda. I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist. I'll be speaking at MicroConf Las Vegas 2018. If you're going, say hi!Show notes justinjackson.ca/opinion/Build Your SaaSPC MagazineJoel Spolsky's article on leading developersLeave a review on iTunes!Tiny Marketing...

Duration:00:17:32

060 - Big news: I’m building a SaaS in 2018

3/8/2018
The announcement: I’m building a new podcasting hosting platform It’s called Transistor.fm. It was started by my friend Jon Buda, in Chicago. I’m coming on as his co-founder. Jon and I were introduced in 2014 by our mutual friend Chase Reeves at XOXO in Portland. Here’s a photo from the day we met. Show notesjustinjackson.ca/new-saasBuild Your SaaSThe Good News PodcastLeave a review on iTunes!Tiny Marketing Wins@mijustininstagram.com/mijustinSubscribe on...

Duration:00:16:44

059 - Buying bread ain't romantic

2/26/2018
★ Last chance to get $50 off tinymarketingwins.com. Use the code: relaunch! ★ What makes a customer try to save $1 one week, but spend $60 (without hesitation) the next week? It comes down to the emotion behind the purchase. Learn how you can use it to attract the right customers, and offer them the right product / service! Show notesThe story of iFilm.comjustinjackson.ca/motivationVeroLeave a review on iTunes!I spent $30k looking for product-market fitTiny Marketing Winsthe new SaaS I'm...

Duration:00:12:58

058 - I spent $30,000 looking for product-market fit

2/21/2018
Thousands of dollars were pouring into my account. And I was miserable. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes!I spent $30k looking for product-market fitTiny Marketing Winsthe new SaaS I'm building@mijustininstagram.com/mijustinSubscribe on YouTubeTransistor.fmStriker-metal.com ★ Get $50 off Tiny Marketing Wins until Feb 28, 2018 with the code: relaunch ★ ★ Support this podcast ★

Duration:00:14:40