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Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!
 
Learn to sell, find your first paying customers and grow a successful business. An interview series for (technical) founders who are fed up of building products nobody wants to buy... Your host, Louis Nicholls, interviews the best founders and salespeople out there. You'll learn how they found their first customers and grew successful businesses. With a focus on actionable insights from every area of sales.
 
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Daniel Vassallo (@dvassallo) and Arvid Kahl (@arvidkahl) have both already made it as indie hackers. They join Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) to discuss making money as an indie hacker, designing your life after you reach financial freedom, avoiding risk, mitigating inflation, and whether or not college is worth it. Related epis…
 
Huge thanks to all of our listeners who’ve become Software Socialites and support our show! You can become a supporter for $10 a month or $100 a year at softwaresocial.dev/supporters. Chris from Chipper CI The Daringly Handsome Kevin Griffin Mike from Gently Used Domains Dave from Recut Max of OnlineOrNot Stefan from Talk to Stefan Brendan Andrade …
 
Follow Zuzana on Twitter. Zuzana's website. Check out Larabelles. Huge thanks to all of our listeners who’ve become Software Socialites and support our show! You can become a supporter for $10 a month or $100 a year at softwaresocial.dev/supporters. Chris from Chipper CI The Daringly Handsome Kevin Griffin Mike from Gently Used Domains Dave from Re…
 
Check out Colleen's new product, Refine: https://hammerstone.dev Huge thanks to all of our listeners who’ve become Software Socialites and support our show! You can become a supporter for $10 a month or $100 a year at softwaresocial.dev/supporters. Chris from Chipper CI The Daringly Handsome Kevin Griffin Mike from Gently Used Domains Dave from Rec…
 
Julian Shapiro is back on the show today. He's been my co-host for our podcast Brains, he's an investor at Julian.capital and a writer at Julian.com. Lately, he's been super into investing. He's managed to take an overly complex thing like investing and reverse-engineer it, breaking it down into its simplest frameworks. Follow Julian on Twitter: ht…
 
When Sam Eaton hears a new idea, it's all he can do to contain his excitement and dive right into the code. So when his sister told him she wanted to start a cookie delivery business, there was never any question that he'd apply his indie hacker skills to help out however he could. And to great effect — today they're selling hundreds of thousand of…
 
This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Bento. Bento is an email marketing and automation company for more technical-minded marketers. If you're using drip MailChimp or Active Campaign, but wish it was a bit more developer-friendly, Bento's the email product for you. With libraries for Ruby, Laravel, Node, and JavaScript, Bento can hel…
 
Follow Ben: https://twitter.com/r00k Check out Tuple: https://tuple.app Did your latest AWS bill give you a heart attack? CloudForecast sends you daily transparent reports that help you understand your AWS costs, find any overspends, and promote opportunities to save costs. CloudForecast takes complicated data and produces accurate, presentable rep…
 
Twenty pages into reading his first business book, Peldi Guilizzonni (@peldi) closed it for good and told himself, "This is not for me. I'm never going to start a business. It's insane." Not long after that, he rolled up his sleeves and got started building Balsamiq Mockups, which would go on to employee dozens of people, serve thousands of custome…
 
Follow Marie: https://twitter.com/threehourcoffee Check out Llama Life: https://twitter.com/llamalifeco Check out Marie's learn to code YouTube recommendations: JavaScript 30 by Wes Bos Dev Ed Traversy Media This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Flightcontrol. You can save up to 80% of your hosting costs by switching to Flightcontrol…
 
This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Flightcontrol. You can save up to 80% of your hosting costs by switching to Flightcontrol. Flightcontrol is a new deployment platform by the creator of Blitz.js that solves the age-old Heroku vs AWS tradeoff by bringing the Heroku-style developer experience natively to AWS. The beauty of Flightco…
 
Today I'm talking to Indie Hacker Brett Williams (@brettfromdj) who has built a $1M ARR "agency of one." In this episode we talk about how he manages 50 clients as a solo designer and has 10x'd his prices in the process. Check out DesignJoy: DesignJoy.co Follow Brett on Twitter: twitter.com/brettfromdj…
 
Follow Anna: https://twitter.com/skulegirl This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Flightcontrol. You can save up to 80% of your hosting costs by switching to Flightcontrol. Flightcontrol is a new deployment platform by the creator of Blitz.js that solves the age-old Heroku vs AWS tradeoff by bringing the Heroku-style developer experie…
 
Today I'm talking to Greg Isenburg of Late Checkout and Dru Riley of Trends.vc. In this episode, we cover a bunch of topics around media and community. I'll ask them where they get their content ideas, how they create product stickiness, how they stay productive and what new business ideas are sitting in their notes app. Follow Greg on Twitter: htt…
 
Nate's website: speedshop.co This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Flightcontrol. You can save up to 80% of your hosting costs by switching to Flightcontrol. Flightcontrol is a new deployment platform by the creator of Blitz.js that solves the age-old Heroku vs AWS tradeoff by bringing the Heroku-style developer experience natively t…
 
Today I'm talking to Victoria Young (@victoriahyoung) and Ravi Mehta (@ravi_mehta) about their coaching platform Scale Higher. In this episode we talk about the type of person who could benefit from a coach and how they've been inspired by platforms like Noom and TalkSpace to change the way people are able to level up their professional lives. Foll…
 
List of Ukrainian indie businesses/OSS contributors/creators to support: https://ukrainianweb.biz/ Donate to World Central Kitchen: https://donate.wck.org/ and let Michele know your donation is part of her matching campaign (michele@deployempathy.com) This is intended as *additional* help in addition to the many other places to donate to help Ukrai…
 
This episode of Software Social is brought to you by Flightcontrol. You can save up to 80% of your hosting costs by switching to Flightcontrol. Flightcontrol is a new deployment platform by the creator of Blitz.js that solves the age-old Heroku vs AWS tradeoff by bringing the Heroku-style developer experience natively to AWS. The beauty of Flightco…
 
Today I'm talking to Steph Smith (@stephsmithio). She runs Trends.co and recently got my attention when she posted on IH how she grew her podcast from 0 to 15k downloads/month. She took a really unique approach to launching her show, The Sh*t You Don't Learn in School, and I want to find out how she did it. Follow Steph on Twitter: https://twitter.…
 
Follow Arvid: https://twitter.com/arvidkahl Arvid's Twitter course: https://www.findyourfollowing.com/ This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translations. It supports over 70 language pairs. TranslateCI eliminates the need…
 
Today I'm talking to Ben Orenstein of Tuple and Derrick Reimer of SavvyCal. I recently joined them on their podcast The Art of Product and we talked about things like long-term goal setting and hiring a team of people you actually enjoy being around. Follow Derrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/derrickreimer Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter…
 
This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translations. It supports over 70 language pairs. TranslateCI eliminates the need to work out of spreadsheets, hire translators and manually merge language files. Instead, with Transla…
 
Today I'm talking to Shahed Khan, the co-founder of Loom and investor at Hyper. In this episode we talk about his first business failure at 16 and the many iterations Loom went through before catching on fire. Follow Shahed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_shahedk Check out Hyper: https://blog.hyper.com/…
 
Read the post Jesse mentions about his daughter Leia: https://jessehanley.com/blog/2021 Follow Jesse: https://twitter.com/jessethanley Check out Bento: https://bentonow.com/ This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translatio…
 
In this episode I'm chat with Rob Walling about a wide range of topics including metal health, how to find a business idea and the relevance of bootstrapping today. Follow Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robwalling Apply to TinySeed: https://tinyseed.com/apply Listen to Startups for the Rest of Us: https://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/…
 
Follow Jesse: https://twitter.com/jessethanley Check out Bento: https://bentonow.com/ This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translations. It supports over 70 language pairs. TranslateCI eliminates the need to work out of s…
 
Follow Chris: https://twitter.com/c_spags Check out JetBoost: https://www.jetboost.io/ Listen to Default Alive: https://www.defaultalive.fm/ This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translations. It supports over 70 language …
 
Today I'm catching up with Pieter Levels after 4 years. The world has changed dramatically since we last spoke. Attitudes toward remote work and global travel are all completely different now. We'll talk about what headwinds and tailwinds these changes have meant for his projects. Follow Pieter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/levelsio/ Move to Port…
 
Arrows is launching its second podcast today, called Happy Customers. So we have Stuart Balcombe on the show, the host of Happy Customers and the head of product marketing at Arrows. We talk about why we're launching a podcast, what the goal of the podcast is, and some tips he learned after creating multiple podcasts now.Please subscribe to Happy C…
 
This episode of Software Social is brought to you by TranslateCI. Translate CI is a tool for developers that helps you localize applications with high quality, human translations. It supports over 70 language pairs. TranslateCI eliminates the need to work out of spreadsheets, hire translators and manually merge language files. Instead, with Transla…
 
Today I'm talking to Amjad Masad (@amasad), the founder of Replit. I'm captivated by his strategy and how Replit is eating the market from the bottom up. We'll talk about that and how he's learned to love being a founder even though it didn't start out that way. Follow Amjad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amasad Check out Replit: https://replit.co…
 
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