First published
Sep 04, 2020
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Total Episodes
110
Average duration
00:15:44

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Lemon Squeezy CTO on why he still makes side projects - Gilbert Pellegrom

<p>Gilbert Pellegrom, is co-founder and CTO of <a href="https://lemonsqueezy.com/">Lemon Squeezy</a>, a platform for selling software and digital products online. Previously Gilbert created the Nivo Slider all in 2010, which grew to millions of users before selling it. He then went on to work with Orman Clark at ThemeZilla and Dunked, who he’s teamed up with again to build Lemon Squeezy. What’s interesting about Gilbert is that despite being the CTO of a rapidly scaling startup, he’s still making and shipping side projects, which we’ll talk about more on this episode.</p><p>If you want to hear more about Lemon Squeezy, I actually co-host their podcast called <a href="https://pod.link/1611623448">Make Lemonade</a>, where I speak with their CEO JR Farr about the behind the scenes of building a bootstrapped company making millions.</p><p><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership">Sign up to the Indie Bites membership</a> for $60 a year to access the full conversation with Gilbert.</p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 Intro</li><li>03:57 Working with Orman Clark at Themezilla and Dunked</li><li>06:11 Delicious Brains</li><li>06:40 Starting Lemon Squeezy</li><li>07:52 Why Gilbert makes side projects</li><li>10:36 Should you charge money for your side projects</li><li>12:58 Selling side projects</li><li>14:59 Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book - <a href="https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits">Atomic Habits</a></li><li>Podcast - <a href="https://yo.fm/">Yo!</a></li><li>Indie Hacker - <a href="https://twitter.com/marcelpociot">Marcel Pociot</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> 🐙</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 20, 2023