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Sep 04, 2020
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Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Rob Walling on multiple projects, why building an audience is dumb and other SaaS wisdom

<p><a href="">Rob Walling</a> is an absolute legend in the bootstrapping and indie scene. He’s a veteran entrepreneur with his most notable exit being Drip in 2016. Rob also founded <a href="">MicroConf</a>, started <a href="">TinySeed</a> and is the host of the <a href="">Startups for the Rest of Us</a> podcast, which has over 680 episodes having started in 2010. It doesn’t stop there for Rob, he’s also written 4 books, Start Small Stay Small, Start Marketing the Day You Start Coding, The Entrepreneurs Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together and most recently, <a href="">The SaaS Playbook</a>.</p><p><strong>Get the hour long episode here: </strong><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul> <li>00:00 Intro / Sponsor</li> <li>02:03 Why Rob wouldn't do SaaS again</li> <li>03:43 What would an alternative reality look like for Rob</li> <li>05:46 Founder retreats</li> <li>07:40 Building an audience first approach is dumb for SaaS</li> <li>10:29 Building a network</li> <li>12:38 Portfolio of projects</li> <li>15:26 Recommendations</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="">Founding Sales</a>, <a href="">Deploy Empathy</a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="">Comic Lab</a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="">Ruben Gamez</a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Rob</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="">Website</a></li> </ul><p><strong>My links</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="">Indie Bites Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="">Indie Bites YouTube</a></li> <li><a href="">Join the membership</a></li> <li><a href="">Personal Website</a></li> <li><a href="">2 Hour Podcast Course</a></li> <li> <a href="">PodPanda</a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li> <li><a href="">This Indie Life Podcast</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href=""><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=""><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><p><br></p>
Published Oct 13, 2023