Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2019? 37signals did it in 2004, and since then 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 & launch their new product:
United States
80 episodes
since Feb. 17, 2018


Jon and Justin talk turkey: "I'm not used to all this attention. it’s weird. not bad, just…not used to it." "If you're doing anything interesting out in the world, you're gonna have people get mad about something at some point." – Rob Walling "There's a bit of imposter syndrome; like, do we deserve this?" It's more about the way you orient yourself than setting a specific destination. Bootstrapping podcasts: Art of Product, Bootstrapping SaaS, Slow & Steady, Bright & Early, Build your SaaS, Bootstrapping Web, Startups for the Rest of Us, Getting to Ramen, Bootstrapping Digest, Product Journey. How big is podcasting really? 29:11 – This new season of Gimlet's "Startup" podcast is fascinating: it reveals info about the podcast industry that we just didn't know before.  Halt and Catch Fire – is this show too weird? Podcasting has always grown slowly. What are some of the risks, or threats, to our business? How do podcasters build an audience? ★ Thanks to our sponsors: ActiveCampaign. Get the world's most advanced marketing & sales automation platform. Use the code and get two months free + 2 free One-on-Ones! Honeybadger. A web developer's secret weapon! Modern error management that gives you more than an email and a backtrace. They also have an amazing podcast: FounderQuest. Show notes: Canadian Thanksgiving Jason Fried's tweet: "Congrats to @mijustin and @jonbuda for making it to full-time status!" How to deal with haters People on the internet can be so mean Twitter's launch at SXSW Podcast: Chase Jarvis on the Rich Roll podcast Wikipedia: What is a party line? Art of Product Bootstrapping SaaS Slow & Steady Bright & Early Bootstrapped Web Startups for the Rest of Us Getting to Ramen Bootstrapping Digest Product Journey Full Stack Radio The Laravel Snippet New episode of Startup, Season 3 TV: Halt and Catch Fire You can reply to this podcast here: Leave a comment on PodHunt; it's like Reddit, but for podcasts. Leave a comment on Breaker, the podcast app for iPhone. Interact on WhatPods. Otherwise, get us on Twitter: @transistorfm or email us: [email protected] Thanks to our monthly supporters: James Sowers with Travis Fischer Matt Buckley, from Nice Things Russell Brown Evandro Sasse Pradyumna Shembekar (PD) Noah Prail David Colgan Robert Simplicio Colin Gray Josh Smith Ivan Curkovic Brian Rhea (Pronounced “Ray”) Shane Smith Austin Loveless Simon Bennett  Corey Haines Michael Sitver Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis Dan Buda Darby Frey Samori Augusto Dave Young Brad from Canada Sammy Schuckert Dan Ericson Mike Walker Adam DuVander Dave Giunta (JOOnta) Kyle Fox ProfitWell ActiveCampaign Honeybadger ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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