First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
31
Average duration
00:15:11

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Bootstrapping Transistor.fm to 13,000+ podcasts - Justin Jackson, Transistor.fm

<p>Justin Jackson is the co-founder of <a href="http://transistor.fm/">Transistor.fm</a>, a successful bootstrapped podcast hosting company. The journey building Transistor were documented on the Build Your SaaS podcast, which is a must listen. Justin is the founder of the MegaMaker community which he started in 2013, so if you're part of the maker sphere - you'll probably have heard of him.</p><p><strong>In this episode we cover:</strong></p><ul> <li>What is Transistor and why did they start it</li> <li>Why work in podcast hosting? Was it not already a solved problem?</li> <li>How did they get the first few customers?</li> <li>What's next for Transistor?</li> <li>What's it like having "made it" as an indie hacker?</li> <li>What challenges does Justin run into?</li> <li>Should you just get a job at a tech company or run your bootstrapped co?</li> <li>Why bootstrapping is not a level playing field</li> <li>When you should quit your job</li> <li>Addressing mental health as an entreprenuer</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Profitability-Measure-Entrepreneurial-Success-ebook/dp/B08S5GWG1Q"><strong>Life Profitability</strong></a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://softwaresocial.dev/"><strong>Software Social</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/sivers?lang=en"><strong>Derek Sivers</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Justin</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/mijustin">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/mijustin">Blog</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod">Indie Bites Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://mckinven.co/">Personal Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/">Buy A Wallet</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor</strong></p><p>Thank you to Dan Rowden for sponsoring this episode with his product, <a href="http://ilo.so/"><strong>ilo</strong></a> which helps you easily see which kind of tweets get more impressions, likes, profile clicks and more so you can get grow your Twitter audience. Use the code "INDIEBITES27" for 25% off your plan for life.</p><p><a href="http://ilo.so/">Sign up here.</a></p>
Published Jul 25, 2021