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The Indie Worldwide Podcast

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Indie Worldwide is where indie hackers come to meet other indie hackers. Every week we interview a successful startup founder, indie maker, or bootstrapper and find out how they did it. Each episode is packed with actionable growth strategies and proven tactics for building your indie startup. Catch our recorded interviews here, or check out one of our multiple monthly live meetups: https://indieworldwide.co/ See you there 🌎🌍🌏 Hosted by Anthony Castrio

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Indie Worldwide is where indie hackers come to meet other indie hackers. Every week we interview a successful startup founder, indie maker, or bootstrapper and find out how they did it. Each episode is packed with actionable growth strategies and proven tactics for building your indie startup. Catch our recorded interviews here, or check out one of our multiple monthly live meetups: https://indieworldwide.co/ See you there 🌎🌍🌏 Hosted by Anthony Castrio

Language:

English


Episodes

Live consulting call with AI startup founder

9/6/2023
Try Outdone for AI-powered gift recommendations: https://www.outdone.io K-Means Clustering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-means_clustering Other links mentioned: https://violet.io Socials https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio https://twitter.com/indie_worldwide Indie Worldwide - Startup founder community https://indieworldwide.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:25:08

How to grow a newsletter to 25,000+ daily readers with Chevy Cassar from Web3 Daily

7/6/2023
With Chevy Cassar from Web3 Daily: https://twitter.com/chevycassar Web3Daily: https://www.web3daily.co/ Follow Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio Join Indie Worldwide: https://indieworldwide.co/ Follow Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwide 00:00-00:16 Intro 00:00:16-00:02:36 Our secret mastermind 00:02:36-00:10:21 Growth and Monetization 00:10:21-00:11:49 TikTok advertising and tracking 00:12:38-00:14:23 Content creation on TikTok 00:18:34-00:21:00 Personal newsletters and experimental projects 00:21:02 How will I die 00:21:30 YouTube Channel 00:25:22 Starting Web3 Daily 00:31:19 Monetization Path for Newsletters 00:32:51 The Potential of Newsletter Businesses 00:34:24 Comparing Platforms 00:41:57 Taylor Swift 00:43:49 Content Growth Engine 00:50:09 Monetizing parasocial audiences 00:52:37 Billion dollar exits 00:53:25 3 million readers 00:54:32 Competition 01:03:16 Sponsorships 01:05:46 Creating Products for Newsletter Audiences 01:09:19 Word of Mouth and Social Proof 01:14:43 Sales business targeting newsletter owners 01:14:50 Selling ads 01:15:08 Outro --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:01:15:17

Elie Steinbock, Sharemint.xyz - Building a $5k/month SaaS for web3 referral programs

5/5/2023
https://sharemint.xyz/ https://twitter.com/elie2222 https://indieworldwide.com/ https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio In this conversation, Anthony Castrio, founder of the Indie Worldwide Community, interviews Elie Steinbock, founder of Sharemint.xyz, CryptoFighters, and FrontWork. Elie shares his journey from running a front-end development agency to working on Sharemint, a Web3 referral platform for startup partnerships. He discusses how he met his cofounder, Aamir, and built a strong working relationship with him. Elie explains that launching a Web3 business is similar to launching other businesses but emphasizes the importance of finding users on platforms like Twitter, Telegram, and Discord. He believes that building a valuable business during a bear market is more sustainable than focusing on quick gains during a bull market. Sharemint currently has a handful of clients and is making between $5,000 and $10,000 a month. Elie shares the challenges of managing finances in cryptocurrency and advises those looking to build a Web3 business to focus on providing value to users rather than launching unnecessary tokens. Elie is optimistic about the potential of Web3 and NFTs as alternative authentication systems and voting rights within organizations. He plans to focus on growing Sharemint over the next few years and hopes to become more established in the crypto space. In terms of the Indie Worldwide community, Elie appreciates the monthly calls and small group chats, but suggests hosting these calls more frequently to deepen connections within the community. His parting wisdom for aspiring indie hackers is that there is no right way to do things and that it's important to be open-minded and adaptable. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:43:54

Interview with Hua | Typogram

4/28/2023
https://typogram.co/ https://twitter.com/HuaTweets https://indieworldwide.com/ Anthony: Tell me more about Typogram! Hua: Typogram is a logo design tool for founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who do not have a professional design background. It aims to make logo design and branding easy for non-professionals. It is not a random logo generator, but rather a platform that allows users to feel creative and confident in making their own logos. Anthony: Who is your target audience? Hua: Our customers come from both individual creators and business owners, as well as people who offer logo design as part of their services, such as web developers or marketing consultants. Anthony: How did you and your co-founder meet and start working together? Hua: My co-founder and I met at a typeface design program at the Cooper Union in New York City. We collaborated on several projects before starting Typogram together. Anthony: How do you handle co-founder challenges? Hua: We have a clear division of work, with my co-founder handling product design and development, while I handle the marketing, content creation, and some backend work. This division of labor helps to prevent conflicts. Anthony: How has your background as a designer influenced Typogram? Hua: Both my co-founder and I are designers, and we wanted to make a tool that allows people to feel creative and enjoy the process of designing their own logos. We also aim to educate users on design concepts within the app, making it both a design tool and an educational platform. Anthony: What are the struggles of having two designers as startup founders? Hua: One downside is that we are both more introverted, which can make marketing and networking more challenging. However, we have complementary skills, such as my co-founder being a front-end developer and me being more focused on the big picture and deadlines. Anthony: Here's a big-brain question: What is a brand? Hua: A brand is how you want your customer to feel about the product and what they immediately think when they see it. Anthony: Can you have a brand without a logo? Hua: Yes, you can have a brand without a logo. An example would be Bernie Sanders' initial presidential campaign, which had a strong brand without a specific logo. Anthony: What are three things indie hackers should be aware of when creating a brand for their product? Hua: Thanks Hua for agreeing to this interview! Check out Typogram here: https://typogram.co/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:47:08

Cheezus "The Vivino of Cheese"

4/25/2023
Cheezus: https://cheezus.co/ Find Ross on Twitter: https://twitter.com/randomshenans on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/realtalkbusiness1337 Indie Worldwide: https://indieworldwide.com/ Anthony: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:01:07:28

Suzy Choi - GoodPeople.ai

3/24/2023
This is the second episode of our Featured Founder Friday series where we put the spotlight on Bootstrapped founders from the Indie Worldwide community and beyond. Our second feature is Suzy Choi, an Indie Worldwide member and founder of GoodPeople, a pre-launch startup that aims to drive cultural change by creating job descriptions that attract diverse talent quickly and easily. Earlier this week I interviewed Suzy to find out how she does it. What we talked about: --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:26:57

Emma Fletcher - Evergreen Support, Learn to Solder Kits

3/15/2023
Join Indie Worldwide -> https://indieworldwide.com/ https://twitter.com/emmafletcher https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio https://learntosolderkits.com/ evergreensupport.co --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:26:50

Grow your Twitter audience from 0 to 10,000 followers

12/19/2022
Best CRM for indie hackers: https://zoho.to/INDIEWORLDWIDE Going over all the strategies I used to grow my Twitter audience to over 10,000 followers, how you can do the same, and common pitfalls. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:01:12:07

Interview with Outseta Co-founder Geoff Roberts

10/25/2022
Outseta gives founders the tools to monetize their website, SaaS product, or online community in minutes. https://www.outseta.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:40:01

Interview with the founder of Wishtender

10/17/2022
Dash is the founder of https://www.wishtender.com/ a service that allows fans to anonymously buy gifts for adult-creators. Mostly used by members of the findom community, Wishtender has quickly grown by providing security and safety to both sides of the transaction. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:51:08

In person interview with rival community builder - Wannabe Entrepeneur

9/19/2022
This is part 2 of an in person sit down with Tiago in his home in Lisbon Portugal. Tiago is the founder of the Wannabe Entrepreneur community and podcast and a sometimes-rival to the Indie Worldwide Community. Listen to part one: https://wannabe-entrepreneur.com/episodes/249/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:48:36

Dan Vassallo quit his $500,000 job at Amazon.

9/6/2022
Dan has made a name for himself for quitting his job at Amazon where he made $500k+ per year to become an Indie Hacker and build a portfolio of small bets. Now he works part-time for Gumroad, builds a SaaS called Userbase, has 100k+ Twitter followers, and runs the Tiny Bets Community. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:43:18

Q&A with Andrew Gazdecki, MicroAcquire CEO

8/24/2022
This is Part 1 of the 100 users 100 days demo day where we had a live Q&A session with Andrew Gazdecki the founder of MicroAcquire. Part 2 will be uploaded to the Indie Worldwide YouTube Channel. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:33:10

Building a $5,000MRR business out of a virtual stage-timer

8/22/2022
• Husband and wife indie hacker team. • 2k MRR + another 2k non-recurring on average per month • Ramen profitable but still freelancing • Going nomadic soon for a year • Other ventures like a notebook company and a fun online candy shopping experience --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:35:19

Million dollar retail entrepreneur turned indie hacker

8/1/2022
Ana Bibikova founded a retail chain introducing Asian foods to the Russian market. After burning out she sold her business and pivoted into indie hacking. Now Ana teaches introverted entrepreneurs how to use their natural inclinations to become better marketers. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:41:47

Use Notion as a blog - How Bhanu built Feather.so to $500 MRR in 5 weeks.

7/18/2022
Bhanu is a 24 year old Indie Hacker quickly approaching $1,000 MRR just a couple months after launching his blog-on-top-of-Notion platform Feather. In this interview we discuss how Bhanu quit his job, became a startup founder, tried, failed, and pivoted his way to his current product which is now growing like crazy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:20:11

Cold calling airports for $7,000 | Zach Burau

6/23/2022
Zach Burau runs a dev shop, he develops software to run airport time bulletin boards, he bought a website off the founder of Kayak, and now he's building a niche-gaming empire. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:38:55

Clothing made to measure, an interview with the CEO of Balodana

6/13/2022
Dana is the founder and CEO of Balodana, a curated marketplace of bespoke tailors. When you sign up for Balodana they take your measurements so that you can shop for clothes that fit you perfectly, every time. Their collection is curated from around the world and they work directly with the makers of your clothing to get each piece tailored to fit your exact dimensions. In this interview we talked about the clothing industry, artificial intelligence, pivoting during the pandemic, sustainable fashion and a whole lot more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:40:31

$48,000 a year side-hustle helping founders become ramen profitable

6/6/2022
Charlie Ward is an Indie Hacker and a founder of Ramen Club. He got his start organizing local meetups for the London Indie-hacker scene, but when COVID struck he had to make a hard pivot. In this episode we discuss community building, indie hacking, and how Charlie made the most of what could have been a sticky situation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:31:28

Trevor Longino Q&A with Indie Worldwide

5/31/2022
Trevor Longino is the founder of CrowdTamers, a former thespian, and a master marketer. He's helped over a dozen startup scale their marketing efforts to multiple millions in ARR. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indie-worldwide/message

Duration:00:20:58