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

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Taking on Bit.ly bootstrapped - Tim Leland, T.LY

<p>Tim Leland is the founder of <a href="http://t.ly/">T.LY</a>, a link shortener with almost half a million users that he recently quit his job to pursue full time. Tim started out building chrome extensions, including a weather extension that grew to 200k users at it’s peak. He then capitalised on Google closing down their link URL shortener and tried to build his own competitor, which is where T.LY was born. Tim has gone for the high volume, low price option for his product, which often isn’t recommended as a good route for Indie Hackers, but Tim has made it work.</p><ul><li>00:00 Intro</li><li>05:15 Building a portfolio of extensions</li><li>07:45 Starting T.LY</li><li>10:06 Being the low price option</li><li>11:49 Getting users for T.LY</li><li>12:51 Quitting his job</li><li>15:13 Reccos</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book - <a href="https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits">Atomic Habits</a></li><li>Podcast - <a href="https://mfmpod.com/">My First Million</a></li><li>Indie Hacker - <a href="https://twitter.com/robwalling">Rob Walling</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/"><em>start today</em></a><em>, with their industry leading free plan where you can contact up to 2,500 subscribers without paying a penny.</em></p>
Published Jul 21, 2023