First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
70
Average duration
00:15:27

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Solo founder grows reverse job board to $100k a year - Joe Masilotti, RailsDevs

<p>Joe Masilotti is the founder of <a href="https://railsdevs.com/">RailsDevs</a> a reverse job board for Ruby on Rails developers, which is over $4k MRR and on for $100k revenue. Joe also runs the monthly <a href="https://masilotti.com/hotwire/">Hotwire Dev newsletter</a>, which has over 2,000 subs. And then late last year, Joe <a href="https://masilotti.com/idea-to-sold-in-14-months/">sold his side-project Mugshot Bot</a>, which he took from idea to sale in just 14 months.</p><p><strong>What we covered on this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>How and why Joe sold Mugshot Bot at $200 MRR</li> <li>When to stop working on projects</li> <li>How RailsDevs started with a spreadsheet</li> <li>Solving a problem with a simple solution</li> <li>Why a reverse jobs board works</li> <li>A unique approach to a marketplace business</li> <li>Growing RailsDevs (from both sides)</li> <li>Being an embedded entrepreneur</li> <li>Why RailsDevs has a hiring fee and subscription</li> <li>Dealing with high churn</li> <li>Growing a newsletter to 2,300 subs</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9781999023003"><strong>Obviously Awesome</strong></a> by April Dunford</li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://www.thebusinessofauthority.com/"><strong>The Business of Authority</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/leenyburger"><strong>Colleen Schnettler</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Joe</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/joemasilotti">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://masilotti.com/">Read his blog</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://jamesmckinven.com/">Personal Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/">Buy A Wallet</a></li> <li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/">2 Hour Podcast Course</a></li> <li> <a href="https://podpanda.co/">PodPanda</a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://www.ramenclub.so/uk"><strong>Ramen Club</strong></a></p><p>My favourite community has just got a significant upgrade as it rebrands to Ramen Club, the best community to help you get to Ramen Profitability.</p><p><br>Ramen club has 4 remote coworking sessions a week, masterminds, accountability calls, live AMAs, a fractional CFO, in-house VA, discounts and so much more. But most of all, the founder Charlie has done a wonderful job at cultivating a wonderfully friendly and supportive community.</p><p>To join the world's most supportive community for bootstrapped founders to reach ramen profitable and beyond, head to <a href="http://ramenclub.so/">ramenclub.so</a> and use code "INDIEBITES" to let Charlie know I sent you and get 50% off your first month.</p>
Published Sep 13, 2022