First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
74
Average duration
00:15:28

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Bootstrapping to $3.5m ARR from YouTuber to Founder - Sam King, Flick

<p>Sam King is the founder of Flick, a tool for managing and growing your social media, doing over $3.5m ARR fully bootstrapped. Sam has taken a unique path into bootstrapping, first being a YouTuber, then running an agency before flipping it into a SaaS with Flick. There is an hour long extended version of this show available on the Indie Bites membership, head to <a href="http://indiebites.com/membership">indiebites.com/membership</a> to sub.</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>Starting out as a YouTuber</li> <li>Pivoting from YouTuber to starting an agency</li> <li>Pivoting the agency to start a SaaS</li> <li>Marketing Sam used to grow Flick</li> <li>Affiliate marketing</li> <li>Building an MVP</li> <li>Hiring challenges</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9781471146725"><strong>Shoe Dog</strong></a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/thediaryofaceo"><strong>Diary of a CEO</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/_baretto"><strong>Baretto</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/Samkingftw">Sam on Twitter</a></li></ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven"><strong>Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod"><strong>Indie Bites Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/"><strong>Personal Website</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/"><strong>Buy A Wallet</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/"><strong>2 Hour Podcast Course</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="https://podpanda.co/"><strong>PodPanda</strong></a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>Figura</strong></a><strong><br></strong><br>Often great design makes products stand out in this day and age; stop trying to figure it out yourself. Figura offers vetted product designers for startups and fast-growing companies. Find your first designer or contractor, or land a helping hand for your product in less than 48hours. Save $199 and start your project for free, using code <strong>"INDIE199"</strong>.</p><p>Head to <a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>figura.digital</strong></a> to try it out.</p>
Published Nov 02, 2022