First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
110
Average duration
00:15:44

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Arvid Kahl on side projects, hobbies and making money as a founder

<p><a href="https://twitter.com/arvidkahl">Arvid Kahl</a> runs <a href="https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/">The Bootstrapped Founder</a>, a podcast, newsletter and educational resource to help founders grow successful bootstrapped businesses. He’s also written two books, <a href="https://zerotosold.com/">Zero to Sold</a> and <a href="https://www.embeddedentrepreneur.com/">The Embedded Entreprenuer</a>. Arvid is a returning guest, <a href="https://indiebites.com/19">having previously been on the show</a> almost 3 years ago, to talk about his exit from FeedbackPanda, which he grew to $55k MRR with his partner, Danielle.</p><p><br>In this episode we talk about life as a creator and solopreneur, how Arvid is scratching his SaaS itch and how people can leave their jobs to work on their side projects.</p><p>πŸ‘‰ <a href="https://indiebites.com/membership"><strong>Get the full 55 minute conversation here.</strong></a></p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 Intro</li><li>01:45 Turning hobbies into business</li><li>02:51 Structuring how you spend your time</li><li>05:14 Revenue for The Bootstrapped Founder</li><li>07:13 Why do consulting when you have runway</li><li>08:30 Scratching the coding itch</li><li>12:07 How to make a side project a main project</li><li>15:52 Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations<br></strong><br></p><p><em>(Prev. the mom test, IH pod and Sergio Mattei)</em></p><ul><li>Book: <a href="https://amzn.to/3N7hoBj"><strong>The SaaS Playbook</strong></a></li><li>Podcast: <a href="https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/greatest-generation/"><strong>The Greatest Generation</strong></a></li><li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/tdinh_me"><strong>Tony Dihn</strong></a></li></ul><p><strong>My links</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://youtube.com/@indiebites"><strong>Indie Bites YouTube</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership"><strong>Join the membership</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/"><strong>Personal Website</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><li><a href="https://indielife.fm/"><strong>This Indie Life Podcast</strong></a></li></ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://emailoctopus.com/"><strong>EmailOctopus</strong></a><strong> πŸ™</strong></p><p><em>EmailOctopus is an independently owned email marketing platform, built to support other small growing businesses. With a focus on affordability and ease of use, EmailOctopus contains all of the features you need to reach and grow your audience. You can </em><a href="https://emailoctopus.com/"><strong><em>start today</em></strong></a><em>, with their industry leading free plan where you can contact up to 2,500 subscribers without paying a penny.</em></p>
Published Nov 29, 2023