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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.

Location:

Boston, MA

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

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

7/11/2014
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
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
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
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 57: Going Nomad

6/6/2014
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
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
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
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
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
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 50: Networking Icebreakers

3/28/2014
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
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 47: Better than Business Cleavage?!?

2/28/2014
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
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
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
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

Bootstrapped Business Ideas with Scott Watermasysk of KickoffLabs

2/12/2014
Identifying bootstrapped business ideas can be tough. In this interview, Scott talks to Scott Watermasysk, one of the founders of KickoffLabs about the process Scott and his business partner undertook to find an idea to bootstrap and how they keep in sync on their business priorities. Scott also shares two tips to increase the conversion […]The post Bootstrapped Business Ideas with Scott Watermasysk of KickoffLabs appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 44: A Sales Webinar Framework

2/7/2014
Scott and Brecht talk through a sales webinar framework that Brecht is using to sell DistressedPro memberships at a conference this weekend. We also discuss some tactics from pulling yourself out a winter funk should that happen to creep up and get you. Stuff: Using git to manage your dot filesThe post Episode 44: A Sales Webinar Framework appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:34:02

Bootstrap Co-Founders with Shahab Kaviani of CoFoundersLab

2/5/2014
Bootstrapping is tough business and you might be better off with the help of a bootstrap co-founder. Shahab Kaviani of CoFoundersLab joins Scott to talk about the mission behind CoFoundersLab and how they are working to help founders engage with each other to accelerate global entrepreneurship. Shahab delivers a wealth of information about entrepreneurship as […]The post Bootstrap Co-Founders with Shahab Kaviani of CoFoundersLab appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:36:28

Episode 43: Leaving Corporate and Real Life Customer Development

1/31/2014
Scott announces a career change, and Brecht discusses the power of customer development in real life. We also deliver a new edition of the “Half Baked Ideas” series, this time Brecht unveils CopySmackDown.com. Stuff: Hipmunk – Better travel planning Cryptsy – Crypto-currency trading Deep Dark Fears Bootstrap Newsletter by Scott Watermasysk Catacombo Sound System - […]The post Episode 43: Leaving Corporate and Real Life Customer Development appeared first on Bootstrapped with Kids Podcast.

Duration:00:47:30