First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
94
Average duration
00:15:38

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Working towards life-changing outcomes as an indie hacker - Colleen Schnettler, HelloQuery

<p>In this episode Iā€™m joined by Colleen Schnettler, which a lot of you would have heard from through her <a href="https://softwaresocial.dev/">Software Social podcast</a> she co-hosts with Michele Hansen. Colleen has been on quite the journey over the past few years, going from years of contracting to launching her first product, <a href="https://www.simplefileupload.com/">Simple File Upload</a>, then getting a large contracting gig with Hammerstone, landing a separate full-time job to then quit 3 weeks later to rejoin that <a href="https://hammerstone.dev/">Hammerstone</a> as a co-founder. Now Colleen is working on a product called <a href="https://helloquery.com/">HelloQuery</a>, a reporting tool for SQL queries which has been accepted into a recent TinySeed batch.</p><p><strong>What we covered:</strong></p><ul> <li>00:00 Intro</li> <li>02:03 Why start the Software Social podcast?</li> <li>02:59 Why start building products</li> <li>04:04 Colleen's first product: Simple File Upload</li> <li>05:07 Why they stopped the podcast</li> <li>06:37 Joining Hammerstone</li> <li>08:50 Being a solo founder</li> <li>10:16 Hello Query</li> <li>11:47 Closing down a successful product</li> <li>13:50 Reccos</li> </ul><p><strong>Reccomendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://www.momtestbook.com/"><strong>The Mom Test</strong></a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://bootstrappedweb.com/"><strong>Boostrapped Web</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/coreyhainesco"><strong>Corey Haines</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Colleen</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/leenyburger">Twitter</a></li></ul><p><strong>My links</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://youtube.com/@indiebites">Indie Bites YouTube</a></li> <li><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership">Join the membership</a></li> <li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/">Personal Website</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> <li><a href="https://indielife.fm/">This Indie Life Podcast</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/"><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 04, 2023