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

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

The slow and steady path to growth - Michael Christofides

<p>Today Iā€™m joined by Michael Christofides, who is the founder of PgMustard, a product which helps people speed up Postgres queries. Michael started out working for a Devtools company as a product manager and went on to run customer success at London based unicorn, GoCardless. Now, Michael might not be as well known and successful as other popular indie hackers, but he works on his own terms and has been committed to his project for years.</p><p>In this episode I want to unpack why Michael stays committed to his product despite slow growth, his unique approach to the indie lifestyle and where he wants to go in future.</p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 - Intro</li><li>02:18 - Michael's early career</li><li>03:09 - The PGMustard idea</li><li>04:28 - Building for a market rather than scratching your own itch</li><li>06:23 - Launching PGMustard</li><li>08:15 - Going full time on PGMustard</li><li>09:47 - Leaving well paid jobs at $0 MRR</li><li>11:28 - Intentional slow growth</li><li>15:43 - Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book - <a href="https://amzn.to/3TcqAsa"><strong>Small Giants</strong></a></li><li>Podcast - <a href="https://podcast.panic.com/"><strong>Panic Podcast</strong></a></li><li>Indie Hacker - <a href="https://twitter.com/michaelkoper?s=21"><strong>Michael Koper</strong></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> šŸ™</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 Dec 06, 2023