First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
40
Average duration
00:15:21

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Making $15k in 24 hours selling a book on Gumroad - Philip Kiely, Gumroad

<p>Today we're joined by Philip Kiely, who is currently Head of Marketing at Gumroad. Philip also launched "<a href="https://philipkiely.com/wfsd/">Writing for Software Developers</a>" last May, making $20,000 in sales in its first week without any pre-existing audience. Since then, Philip has been on a mission to help as many software developers as possible realize that they possess the skills they need to become great writers. </p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>Why Philip wrote 'Writing for Software Developers'</li> <li>How Philip made $20k in 24 hours with no pre-existing audience</li> <li>Should you do pre-sales if you're selling an info product?</li> <li><a href="https://philipkiely.com/essays/gumroad_hom.html">How Philip got his job at Gumroad</a></li> <li>Why there has been a boom in the creator economy</li> <li>Why choose Gumroad as your selling platform</li> <li>Where a new creator should start when selling a product</li> <li>Who made the most money on Gumroad in 2020</li> <li><a href="https://gumroad.com/gumroad/p/last-year-in-the-creator-economy">Gumroad Stats 2020</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Philip</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/philip_kiely">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://philipkiely.com/">Website</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>Thanks to <a href="https://weekendclub.co/">Weekend Club</a> for sponsoring Indie Bites, which is launching in the US this week!</p><em>‘I absolutely love being part of Weekend Club.’</em><p><em>‘Huge fan of Weekend Club and I love being part of it.’</em></p><p><em>‘Absolutely love this community.’</em></p><p>These are real testimonials for Weekend Club - the internet’s most helpful community for bootstrappers. If you’ve ever struggled meeting other solo founders and staying accountable, then this is for you.</p><p>We offer weekly Saturday deep working sessions with up to 30 bootstrappers, such as the founders of Simple Poll and VEED, an active Slack community and over 100 software discounts.</p><p>Go to <a href="https://weekendclub.co/">weekendclub.co</a> and enter a very limited promo code ‘Indie Bites’ for 50% off your first month.</p><p>Interested in ad-free episodes an exclusive content? <a href="https://indiebites.co/membership"><strong>Sign up to the Indie Feast membership.</strong></a></p>
Published Jan 23, 2021