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The Indie Dads Podcast

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We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

Location:

United States

Description:

We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

Language:

English

Contact:

6028295281


Episodes

8 | Wait, Are We Finally Doing Some Marketing? 🤔

11/16/2021
Could it be true? Two software engineers, both trying to do some actual marketing? Holy smokes this is harder than it sounds! Bryan shares his experience so far with Google Ads and all the gotchas he has to watch out for. Malcolm shares his plans for the next two weeks and they discuss different strategies for getting in front of the right eyeballs when you're just starting out. -- Follow us on Twitter for more updates: Bryan is @PocketBryan Malcolm is @InquisitorJax IndieDads is...

Duration:00:38:41

7 | Snakes and Ladders (AKA the Startup Roller Coaster)

11/2/2021
In this episode, Bryan and Malcolm provide updates on their products and share their learnings and thoughts on the ups and downs that comes with being a startup founder/entrepreneur, how that affects you and your family, and how to separate work/startup life from family time. Malcolm wrapped up his first 2-week (bug) sprint, despite his power being shut off often due to load shedding (rolling blackouts). For the next two weeks, he'll be focusing on product features, before starting a...

Duration:00:52:26

6 | Project Updates and Tactics for Avoiding Burnout

10/20/2021
In this episode, Bryan and Malcolm discuss updates to their projects, what to look for to avoid burnout, and what they do when they feel it coming on. -- Follow us on Twitter for more updates: Bryan is @PocketBryan Malcolm is @InquisitorJax IndieDads is @IndieDads_ -- About this podcast: We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families. Our goal is financial and location independence,...

Duration:00:58:36

5 | Balancing Family Life with Your Long-Term Goals

10/5/2021
Malcolm spent the last week with his kids and family while they were on school break, and talks about how he manages how much time he spends on his side project versus family time. He also shipped a big update with some great UX improvements, getting him closer to where he wants to be with Remotime as a product. Bryan just got back from a vacation with his family in the Bahamas and managed to get along without taking a laptop with him. He talks about how taking a complete break from...

Duration:00:44:43

4 | Should You Go Solo or Find a Co-Founder?

9/21/2021
In this episode, Bryan and Malcolm talk about the risks and benefits of finding a co-founder. We also go over progress on our projects over the past two weeks, and Bryan's takeaways from MicroConf. Follow us on Twitter for more updates: Bryan is @PocketBryan Malcolm is @InquisitorJax IndieDads is @IndieDads_ -- About this podcast: We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families. Our...

Duration:01:01:34

3 | Follow the Scarecrows

9/7/2021
In this episode, Bryan and Malcolm share their product updates, how they manage their time as parents and Indie founders, how to prioritize marketing efforts versus building, and managing stress and burn-out. This episode's updates: Malcolm sat down with his Indie accountability partner and teased out some bugs that he quickly knocked out. He also experimented with sharing updates and asking for feedback on Reddit. Malcolm talks about how he will be focusing on finding new ways to get his...

Duration:00:58:18

2 | How we each got started, having fun on your project, and future plans

8/23/2021
In this episode, Malcolm and Bryan dive deeper into how they got started on each of their projects, and how they've been able to balance family priorities at the same time. For Malcolm, it began with a big idea that he ultimately realized he would need to scale way back in order to not burn out while working a full-time job, supporting and spending time with his family, and still trying to put in a few hours each night. He ultimately tabled his original idea and began working on a problem...

Duration:00:54:33

1 | Introductions and Bad Dad Jokes

8/9/2021
This is the Indie Dads podcast. We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families. Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships. That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first. We believe that you can bootstrap a...

Duration:00:38:02