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The podcast journey of two dads bootstrapping a SaaS business (or 2) to achieve financial freedom.

The podcast journey of two dads bootstrapping a SaaS business (or 2) to achieve financial freedom.
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Boston, MA

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The podcast journey of two dads bootstrapping a SaaS business (or 2) to achieve financial freedom.

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English


Episodes

119 The Reunion Show

5/18/2017
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Brecht and Scott are back and slipping into your earbuds, at least for today. After almost a year and a half after much prodding and some haranguing we published another show. This one's a long one we had a lot to catch up on so if you don't like long podcasts just EABOD (a whole bag) or whatever because we didn't record this one for you.

Duration:01:45:43

Episode 60: Your Business is What you Decide it Will Be

7/11/2014
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For the last couple of weeks Scott has been complaining about the stresses of running a development shop, lack of sleep, lack of time, you name it. At the same time Brecht is talking about embarking on a year (multi-year?) nomadic voyage through the states with his wife, three kids, and a dog. In this […] The post Episode 60: Your Business is What you Decide it Will Be appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:48:08

Copy Hacking with Joanna Wiebe

7/9/2014
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Joanna Wiebe is the startup’s copywriter. She’s written a variety of detailed guides that help startups get more leads and convert more visitors to sales with good copy. Joanna’s company CopyHackers also does conversion rate optimization for better SaaS businesses like Mad Mimi and and Crazy Egg. In this interview we go in depth into […] The post Copy Hacking with Joanna Wiebe appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:58:20

Lifehacks with Jason Roberts

7/2/2014
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What if you find the time to work out more, lose weight, feel better, and at the same time make the rest of your family happier? In this episode, Jason Roberts of Techzing shares some of his Lifehacks with Scott including: How to find time to work out How to build your network without networking […] The post Lifehacks with Jason Roberts appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:01:18:44

Episode 59: Get Yourself a Sponsor

6/30/2014
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It turns out that when you do something interesting, and if you are part of a lucrative target market, people want to give you stuff. And we’re not just talking about rubber dog poop… They want to give you real things, like money, products, and more… In this Episode Brecht opens up about the types […] The post Episode 59: Get Yourself a Sponsor appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 58: Dive in Already!

6/20/2014
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Brecht and Scott talk discuss the value of entrepreneurship blogs, podcasts, tutorials, networking… do they actually help or do they even hurt your ability to jump in and change your life. Brecht updates us on how his family is preparing to go Nomad. Stuff: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me 5 years Ago Laracasts […] The post Episode 58: Dive in Already! appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 57: Going Nomad

6/6/2014
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Can you take your location independent business on the road? Should you? Can you do it with kids? Is Brecht frigging crazy? Maybe. But it just might be a lunatic you’re looking for. Brecht’s talking about going digital nomad with his location independent business and a pack of kids. Plus we discuss more about effective […] The post Episode 57: Going Nomad appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 56: Performance and Planning – Measure Yourself

5/23/2014
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Brecht and Scott go over tools and tactics for quantifying your productivity, and using the results to refine your project and product planning. Stuff: Web Dev Break – Screencast by Eliot Sykes EnhanceCast – Podcast app with integrated show notes The post Episode 56: Performance and Planning – Measure Yourself appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:50:10

Episode 55: Finding, Hiring, and Keeping a High Quality Virtual Assistant

5/16/2014
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After a week’s hiatus, Brecht and Scott catch up on their bootstrapping jobs and discuss finding, hiring, and keeping a high quality virtual assistant. Also, congratulations to Brecht who is now 40! Stuff: Monoprice.com – good and cheap AV connectors and computer and smartphone accessories Optimizing your TimeMachine sparsebundle for use with a NAS The post Episode 55: Finding, Hiring, and Keeping a High Quality Virtual Assistant appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:53:46

Episode 54: The “Right” Way to Become a Micropreneur

5/2/2014
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Brecht and Scott give updates on their ventures, and then hold a heated discussion about the “right” way to become a successful micropreneur. Also, Brecht coins a new hashtag. The post Episode 54: The “Right” Way to Become a Micropreneur appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:44:51

Episode 53: Attack of the Failed Rebills

4/25/2014
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Brecht shares some distressing information about failed rebills and how he is dealing with them, and Scott talks through the details of a Facebook ad campaign he ran last week. TL/DR: people seem to be using Facebook while they are on the potty. Stuff: Perfect Audience Connect The post Episode 53: Attack of the Failed Rebills appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:49:33

Episode 52: We survived Microconf 2014

4/18/2014
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Brecht and Scott are back from Microconf 2014 and pulled together a quick review of what were the highlights for us. Amazing to meet everyone, so many good ideas, tactics, and guidance. Also a big thank you to Rob Walling and Mike Taber for pulling this group of people together! Stuff: Annielytics – Great guidance […] The post Episode 52: We survived Microconf 2014 appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:46:57

Episode 51: Networking Tactics to Maximize Microconf

4/4/2014
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Microconf is coming up and we’re excited. Brecht shares some networking tactics that worked well for him last year to maximize the value he got from Micronconf. We also give updates on DistressedPro (Brecht’s best month ever, again!) and Scott talks through his struggles with putting some process in place. Mixergy – On Outsourcing with […] The post Episode 51: Networking Tactics to Maximize Microconf appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:45:58

Episode 50: Networking Icebreakers

3/28/2014
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Brecht and Scott offer some suggestions on conversations starters for people at networking events, specifically Microconf. If these don’t get the conversation started, we don’t know what will… Also updates on Brecht’s DistressedPro products and Scott’s work at Blackfin Media. Stuff: Placeit Smart drug smarts on Caffeine Spinning up local webservers with virtual machines — […] The post Episode 50: Networking Icebreakers appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:41:09

Episode 49: Build a Vision for Success

3/21/2014
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Scott and Brecht catch up on Scott’s work at Blackfin, talk about outsourcing experiences, and talk about the importance of knowing what your vision for success is. Also, Brecht gets a surprise visit from a runaway, and Scott pulls out another half-baked idea that was once the plan for early retirement. Stuff: Momentum Chrom App […] The post Episode 49: Build a Vision for Success appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:41:21

Episode 48: Embrace your Headspace

3/14/2014
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Back after a week’s hiatus, Brecht and Scott review the missed episode from last week, celebrate an epic week with respect to reviews and beer donations, and discuss the value of owning your own mental frameworks and headspace. Perhaps a little abstract of a podcast, but a podcast nonetheless. Stuff: AmazeLaw: CMS for small law […] The post Episode 48: Embrace your Headspace appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:46:24

Episode 47: Better than Business Cleavage?!?

2/28/2014
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Long held as the highest converting genre of retargetting ad, Business Cleavage images have finally been displaced from their leadership position in at least one test, and we are here to share the details! In an extremely short episode of Bootstrapped with Kids, Brecht gives updates on his sales page tuning and testing, and Scott […]The post Episode 47: Better than Business Cleavage?!? appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 46: Structuring a Sales Letter

2/21/2014
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Brecht tell us how he is structuring the new candidate sales letter for Distressed Pro, and Scott gives an update on GuitarsZone.com. We cover finding your unique differentiators, rooting your product concept in deep, deep pain. We pull out the Half Baked Ideas bag and Scott talks through this first Rails app Wiki-o-meter. Stuff: How […]The post Episode 46: Structuring a Sales Letter appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:52:03

Scaling a Bootstrapped Business Past 1,500 Paying Customers with Ruben Game

2/19/2014
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Call it growth hacking, customer acquisition strategies, or just plain good marketing, Ruben Gamez give us the goods on how he grew Bidsketch from a side project to over 1,500 paying customers. Brecht talks with Ruben about the different techniques he used at different stages of his business, how the strategies evolved, and how he […]The post Scaling a Bootstrapped Business Past 1,500 Paying Customers with Ruben Gamez appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:01:00:28

Episode 45: Get Your Gratitude On

2/14/2014
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It’s time for an update. What that hell are we doing with a podcast called Bootstrapped with Kids when we aren’t bootstrapping anything together? Brecht and Scott let you in on the the current state of affairs of their partnership. Also Brecht shares they key to pulling himself out of a low energy spot. Stuff: […]The post Episode 45: Get Your Gratitude On appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:40:25

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