First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
113
Average duration
00:15:44

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Bouncing back from losing 70% revenue - Max Serrano, IGotAnOffer

<p>Max Serrano is the founder of <a href="https://igotanoffer.com/">IGotAnOffer</a>, a bootstrapped coaching platform focused on helping people get jobs and progress their career. Initially starting out in consulting, Max started IGotAnOffer on the side, creating digital products to help people land consulting jobs, but pivoted to coaching after they lost 70% of their revenue in the tech hiring freeze, having to lay off the majority of his staff. Now, with a profit first mentality, they are on a growth trajectory again.</p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 - Intro</li><li>03:16 - What indie hackers can learn from management consulting</li><li>04:42 - The idea for IGotAnOffer</li><li>06:23 - Slicing pie method of splitting equity</li><li>07:39 - From side project to full time</li><li>08:29 - Fixing a revenue plateau</li><li>10:49 - Losing 70% of revenue</li><li>12:46 - Getting back to profitiability</li><li>13:49 - Pay yourself</li><li>14:46 - Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book - <a href="https://amzn.to/3vjwpul">Profit First</a></li><li>Podcast - <a href="https://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/">Startups for the Rest of Us</a></li><li>Indie Hacker - <a href="https://twitter.com/petecodes">Pete Codes</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> 🐙</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 Mar 27, 2024