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Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2021? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2021? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

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Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2021? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

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Episodes

A few questions

10/12/2021
This week Jon and Justin discussed: what should we talk about?https://transistor.fm/gen-z/Customer case studiesRange by David EpsteinWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaon PodchaserThanks to our monthly supporters: ProdCamp.comIntro CRM podcastTake It EV podcastSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:51:07

Why should we care about our customers' feelings?

9/7/2021
This week Justin chats with Michele Hansen, founder of Geocodio. I got fired up about interviewing customers! Deploy EmpathySoftware Social Michele's newslettera respectful interview with a flat-earther What should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@mjwhansenThanks to our monthly supporters: ProdCamp.comIntro CRM podcastTake It EV podcastMemberspaceSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:01:07:31

This is a big step for us

8/17/2021
This week Jon and Justin discussed: Our valueswe hired Jason Pearlworst month everConvertKit’s public numbersWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Intro CRM podcastTake It EV podcastSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:50:38

Is venture capital bad?

8/3/2021
This week Spencer Fry, founder of Podia.com, joins Justin Jackson to talk about venture capital and bootstrapping. Spencer's tweetJustin's interview with Jason CalacanisVC bragsRoy Bahat on Big Technology Podcast: Why VCs are madSilicon Valley: No RevenuePodcasts and capitalHow venture capitalists make moneyThe rise and fall of Quibi:TweetTweetTechcrunchAdii Pienaar on venture capitalBlog postWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@spencerfryThanks to our monthly...

Duration:01:03:21

Basecamp | Hiring | How to have a calm company

5/4/2021
This week Jon and Justin discussed: second article on Basecampthis articlehttps://discuss.rubyonrails.org/t/effect-of-the-last-week-on-ruby-on-rails/77702https://transistor.fm/helen/https://transistor.fm/apple-podcasts-problem/https://transistor.fm/spotify-bug/What should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Intro CRM podcastTake It EV podcastSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:48:12

A good business will change your life (for real)

4/6/2021
This we, we chatted about: Evil Crypto TeletubbiesVoltswagonFathom has acquired GoogleDeskpassDerrick ReimerSavvyCalTweetYour company history is a mythTweetJon YoungfookBannerbearPeter SuhmReformSimon BennettSnapShooterTweetNew releases on Transistor.fm:Private podcasts can receive email + play on the webAutomatic tweetWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Intro CRM podcastTake It EV podcastSammy...

Duration:00:49:04

We're doing this and it's weird

1/26/2021
Real humans making a business together: Apple Podcasts going into subscription podcasts roundtableJustin's talk with Jason CalacanisWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comdev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:37:48

Podcast companies losing money?

1/19/2021
Jon's back! He and Justin share their feelings/thoughts about the new...

Duration:00:44:08

Jason Fried – you can't control the market

12/29/2020
This week, Justin and Jason discuss the dynamics of market demand. Justin's original tweetJason's responseWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@jasonfriedLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comdev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:53:39

What happened after Simon went full time on his SaaS?

12/15/2020
This week, Justin catches up with Simon Bennett of Snapshooter: Simon Bennetthttps://snapshooter.ioWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@MrSimonBennettLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comdev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:52:52

Landsman on software

11/17/2020
Justin is joined by everybody's favorite Twitter Uncle: Ian Landsman (founder of HelpSpot). What should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@ianlandsmanLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:46:46

How fragile is the prosumer SaaS market?

11/10/2020
We're back! A BUNCH OF NEW TRANSISTOR FEATURES:Zapier integrationPodcast:lockedEasily submit your podcast to the major podcast directories.Podcast distribution checklistWhat should we talk about next? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com★...

Duration:00:29:36

What it takes to launch a SaaS

9/22/2020
We have a bonus episode for you this week! FrameworkSpec.fmSubscribe to Framework in OvercastWant to reply to something we said? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@tomcreighton@therobhayesLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcastteami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:01:08:57

THE FEAR

9/15/2020
Jon and Justin talk about "optionality" in bootstrapping. (Justin is concerned, Jon thinks we should just enjoy the moment). DHH"Taking money off the table."ArticleHow much richer than us is Jeff Bezos?Want to reply to something we said? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: teami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com...

Duration:00:40:01

Do you really need to build an audience?

9/8/2020
Late-summer update! This week on the program, we bring you a super spicy interview that Justin did on the TechZing podcast. Justin's tweetIndieHackers interview with Vincent Woojustinjackson.ca/surfingTweetWant to reply to something we said? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbuda@justinvincentLeave a comment on the TechZing episode pageLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: teami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io eventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian...

Duration:01:21:26

Break out

8/4/2020
Mid-summer update! This week on the program, Justin and Jon talk about: TweetWant to reply to something we said? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHuntThanks to our monthly supporters: teami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io pradyumna.deveventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:45:53

Talking about an acquisition

6/30/2020
This week on the program, Justin and Jon talk about: Want to reply to something we said? @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHunt★ Bootstrapper shout-out of the week: https://nusii.comThanks to our monthly supporters: teami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io pradyumna.deveventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian Rheadev.transistor.fmletterjoy.cousefathom.com danbuda.comthebicrowd.comSammy SchuckertGetRewardful.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:51:52

It's just too much

6/16/2020
This week on the program, Justin and Jon talk about: Jason Calacanis’ tweet“Good businesses have margin."30 hours per weekSandra & Nora podcastThe Dept of Veteran AffairsYou can reply to this podcast here: @buildyoursaas@mijustin@jonbudaLeave a comment on PodHunt★ Bootstrapper shout-out of the week: https://www.lessaccounting.com/Thanks to our monthly supporters: teami.ioMemberSpace.comNiceThings.io pradyumna.deveventOneHQ.comSimplicio.comalitu.comhellosift.comBrian...

Duration:00:39:08

Waking up

6/9/2020
Structural racism affects every part of the economic system. It affects bootstrappers too! It defines: "It's not just about being oppressed or being an oppressor, it's about resisting oppression and resisting being an oppressor; being an ally, being an advocate for social justice." – Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum (clip)Right now, in cities across America, people are protesting systemic violence and oppression against Black people. We (Jon and Justin) are waking up to how complicit we are in the...

Duration:00:25:52

Why there's no episode today

5/26/2020
👋 Justin here. This episode is to let you know why there's no episode today. (I've had a few DMs from folks that were worried!) We're good; we had some server trouble this morning that took all our time and attention today. We're hoping to be back next Tuesday with a full episode. Thanks everyone; we appreciate your support! ✌️ Special thanks to Dean Layton James, from CloudPeriscope and Benedikt Evans from UserList for giving us ideas on how to fix our issues today! ❤️ You can reply to...

Duration:00:03:38