First published
Feb 17, 2018
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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

Business Technology Marketing
Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2021? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS,

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My cofounder shared this with me

...and we’re both hooked. This is just what we needed. And I might start a podcast 😁


Best look into building a SaaS

I’ve listened to other saas podcasts and I must say, it feels like wire tapping a hot new startup’s phone line to glean all the crucial decisions they make for their startup and get to see how and when they iterate or pivot.

To be honest, I was hoping for more contrasting views on topics between Jon and Justin, but it’s good to see that these two see eye to eye on things in their business. I hope to hear more because as they think through their business decisions on the air, it’s nice to see how another company makes their decisions in a way that you wouldn’t see any other way.

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Darian :D

One of my favorite podcasts ever!

Jon and Justin do a great job giving real-time insight into the ups and downs of building a SaaS business from the ground up. It's the best of what made the first season of Gimlet's Startup so good, but with more authenticity.

As a Justin Jackson "fan", it's hard to top Mega Maker, but I think this does it.

It manages to be informative, educational, inspirational AND entertaining all at the same time. I look forward to it every week.

Highly recommended.


The best of both worlds

A coworker recommended this to me and since then I have recommended it to many more. Hearing the decisions being made from both perspectives (developer and product/marketing guy) is really cool from a small start up. Lately it has me pitching ideas constantly to other people!


Great inside look at what it takes to build a software product in 2018

As someone who's currently working on building a software product of my own, I've really enjoyed listening to this podcast. Justin and Jon both provide solid discussion about not only the work they're doing but also decisions they have to take to get their business up and running. Their thoughts and insights have been a motivator for me to get work done myself. If you're currently working on a SaaS or have ever wanted to build one, this podcast is one to listen to.


Sharing is Caring

So much of the media around startups revolves around the big venture captial backed companies and there's plenty of room in the world for the small guy/partnership to build their own thing. This is a great "diary" of their journey to build their product. I'm getting a lot of inspiration listening this podcast. Thank you Justin and Jon for sharing!

Snake Spit

Insightful and Detail Oriented

Working for a SaaS Startup, with little prior experience, this podcast has been a wealth of knowledge. Having had the opportunity to work directly with Justin Jackson has been a very enlightening experience.


Love It! <3

I've listened to Justin's other podcasts, and even purchased some books and courses from him. He does not disappoint with this!

Since I don't run my own business yet, I'm listening as much for the entertainment as for the insights.

I think this is immensely helpful for people interested in starting they're own business/start up. Proof that it's not all roses, it's a lot of work, and most importantly, no such thing as overnight success. In a society obsessed with instant gratification, social media, and the glorification of start ups, it's refreshing and entertaining.