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Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

Location:

United States

Description:

Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

Language:

English

Contact:

6178386443


Episodes

#265 – From Full-Time Job to $30k/Month with Damon Chen of Testimonial

11/23/2022
Damon Chen (@damengchen) talks failed side projects, validating your idea, charging higher prices than is comfortable, what makes for a good website testimonial, and growing a bootstrapped startup to $30k/mo with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:00:38:26

#264 – Growing a 2-Person Business to $80k/Month with Eric Turner of Japan Dev

10/31/2022
Eric Turner (@_etdev) talks living in Japan as a foreigner and visiting Japan as a tourist, finding inspiration to start as an indie hacker, picking a lucrative market, and shares some tips growing a job board with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:00:56:01

#263 – Starting a Profitable Business After a Life-Changing Exit with Laura Roeder of Paperbell

10/19/2022
Laura Roeder (@lkr) talks life coaching, starting multiple successful businesses (and selling one for millions), early growth via SEO, and designing a company to align with your lifestyle with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:00:57:10

#262 – Bootstrapping to $100,000/mo in a Crowded Market with Marko Saric of Plausible

10/12/2022
Marko Saric (@markosaric) talks living in Brussels, things he learned working in marketing, joining an existing project as a late co-founder, succeeding on Hacker News, surviving against a behemoth competitor, and learnings from bootstrapping an open-source project to over $1.2M in annual revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:01:03:46

#261 – Self-Funding, Pivoting to a Better Idea, and Growing Beyond $10M with Kapil Kale of Tremendous

9/28/2022
Kapil Kale (@kapil) talks AI-generated art, going through YC, buying out his investors to own 100% of the company, pivoting from an okay idea to a great idea, and growing a profitable business to 8-figures in annual revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

#260 – Growing Multiple Products to $18K/mo Revenue with Tony Dinh

9/21/2022
Tony Dinh (@tdinh_me) talks growing up in Vietnam, quitting his job working for the man, failed vs successful side projects, growing via Twitter, and managing multiple projects that add up to $18,000 in monthly revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:01:07:21

#259 – Dating, Hollow Abstractions, and Making Millions of Dollars with Liron Shapira of Relationship Hero

9/14/2022
Liron Shapira (@liron) talks relationship and dating advice, building a coaching business, marketing via Facebook groups, and growing his revenue to millions of dollars with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:00:52:05

#258 – From $0 to $36K/Month in a Year with Dashiell Bark-Huss of WishTender

9/7/2022
Dashiell Bark-Huss (@DashBarkHuss) talks quitting the fashion industry, living in a van, learning to code, selling to sex workers, lucid dreaming, and growing her first-ever startup to $36k/mo with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).

Duration:00:46:41

#257 – From Indie Hacker to $200M+ with Patrick Campbell of ProfitWell

6/22/2022
We're talking to Patrick Campbell, an indie founder who just sold his company for $200,000,000. That's an insane nine figure exit for a bootstrapped founder. In this episode, we talk with Patrick about his champagne problems and what indie hackers need to know today to get to where he is more quickly.

Duration:00:02:55

#256 – Debate: Elon Musk, Billionaires, Ethics, and Role Models with Sahil Lavingia and Justin Jackson

6/15/2022
Sahil Lavingia (@shl) and Justin Jackson (@mijustin) join Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) for a special debate-style episode. It's four dudes talking about Elon Musk. What could go wrong?

Duration:01:06:41

#255 – The Drive to Make Money, Defining Life Principles, and Courtland Wins $10k from Vincent Woo of Coderpad

5/27/2022
Vincent Woo (@fulligin) sold his company for tens of millions of dollars. He joins the pod to talk to Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) about advice for fledgling indie hackers trying to make money, the purpose of business, defining principles for one's life, and why he shouldn't have to pay Courtland for a $10,000 bet he lost.

Duration:00:55:44

#254 – Getting Rich, Designing Your Life Afterwards, and Risk Management with Arvid Kahl and Daniel Vassallo

5/22/2022
Daniel Vassallo (@dvassallo) and Arvid Kahl (@arvidkahl) have both already made it as indie hackers. They join Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) to discuss making money as an indie hacker, designing your life after you reach financial freedom, avoiding risk, mitigating inflation, and whether or not college is worth it. Related episodes:

Duration:00:40:19

#253 – Mother’s Day, Unscrupulous Cofounders, and Why You Should Never Retire

5/11/2022
Long-time listener, first-time guest — Courtland (@csallen) and Channing's (@ChanningAllen) mom, Eva, joins the pod to talk raising twins, buying gifts, selling computer parts, co-founder theft, an Indie Hackers quiz for moms, and why you should never retire.

Duration:00:36:31

#252 – A New Co-Host and a New Direction for the Pod

5/4/2022
I'm making some changes to the Indie Hackers Podcast. Check out this episode for a sneak peek into what's ahead.

Duration:00:26:41

#251 – The Best Ways to Make Money in Tech with Julian Shapiro of Julian.capital

4/27/2022
Julian Shapiro is back on the show today. He's been my co-host for our podcast Brains, he's an investor at Julian.capital and a writer at Julian.com. Lately, he's been super into investing. He's managed to take an overly complex thing like investing and reverse-engineer it, breaking it down into its simplest frameworks.

Duration:00:57:10

#250 – Italy, COVID, Indie Creators, and our A.I. Future with Channing Allen of Indie Hackers

4/22/2022
My twin brother Channing (@ChanningAllen) joins the show for the first time, for a casual chat about our recent trip to Italy, the best and worst parts of getting COVID, the future of media companies and indie creators, and DALL-E 2 and the future of AI.

Duration:00:24:06

Throwback: Writing Code to Sell $200,000/Month of Cookies with Sam Eaton of Crave Cookie

4/13/2022
When Sam Eaton hears a new idea, it's all he can do to contain his excitement and dive right into the code. So when his sister told him she wanted to start a cookie delivery business, there was never any question that he'd apply his indie hacker skills to help out however he could. And to great effect — today they're selling hundreds of thousand of dollars worth of cookies every month. In this episode, Sam and I discuss the advantages of target your local community as a niche, ways to...

Duration:01:02:05

Throwback: Building a Business Meant to Last with Peldi Guilizzoni of Balsamiq

3/30/2022
Twenty pages into reading his first business book, Peldi Guilizzonni (@peldi) closed it for good and told himself, "This is not for me. I'm never going to start a business. It's insane." Not long after that, he rolled up his sleeves and got started building Balsamiq Mockups, which would go on to employee dozens of people, serve thousands of customers, and generate over $6M per year in revenue. Over ten years later, it's still going strong. Learn about the path Peldi took to get where he is...

Duration:00:46:05

#249 – The Keys to Making $1M/Year as a Solo Founder with Brett Williams of DesignJoy

3/16/2022
Today I'm talking to Indie Hacker Brett Williams (@brettfromdj) who has built a $1M ARR "agency of one." In this episode we talk about how he manages 50 clients as a solo designer and has 10x'd his prices in the process.

Duration:00:55:37

#248 – Crypto Literacy, Daily Habits, and New Business Ideas with Dru Riley and Greg Isenberg

3/9/2022
Today I'm talking to Greg Isenburg of Late Checkout and Dru Riley of Trends.vc. In this episode, we cover a bunch of topics around media and community. I'll ask them where they get their content ideas, how they create product stickiness, how they stay productive and what new business ideas are sitting in their notes app.

Duration:00:47:34