First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
62
Average duration
00:15:24

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Why you need a single focus (and ditch your portfolio of projects) - Chris Frantz, Loops

<p>Chris Frantz is the co-founder of <a href="https://loops.so/">Loops</a>, YC backed email tool for startups. Chris is one of those people who just knows how to run a SaaS business, having founded and sold Snazzy AI, acquired by Unbounce last year. Chris has been living rent free in my brain after a conversation we had a few weeks ago about my multiple projects. A lot of you are going to have multiple projects too, and wondering why you’re not getting anywhere with them. In this episode, Chris is going to explain why.</p><p><strong>What we cover in this episode</strong></p><ul> <li>Some of Chris previous bootstrapped projects<ul><li><a href="https://www.producthunt.com/@frantzlight">PH profile</a></li></ul> </li> <li>How Chris started and sold <a href="http://snazzy.ai/">Snazzy.ai</a><ul><li><a href="https://chrisfrantz.com/how-to-sell-a-project/">Selling article</a></li></ul> </li> <li>Tackling email with <a href="http://loops.so/">Loops.so</a> </li> <li>Making the chef’s knife of email</li> <li>Why you should have a single focus</li> <li>Why having a portfolio of small bets doesn’t work</li> <li>Doing the hard things</li> <li>Having hobby projects vs a business</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9781847941831"><strong>Atomic Habits</strong></a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://www.theverge.com/the-vergecast"><strong>The Vergecast</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/SahilBloom"><strong>Sahil Bloom</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Chris</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/frantzfries">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://chrisfrantz.com/">Personal site</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><p>👉 <a href="https://nomoremondays.fm/"><strong>Listen to my new podcast, No More Mondays</strong></a><strong>.</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 May 28, 2022