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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2020

Author: Transistor.fm

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Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2020? 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, Transistor.fm.
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Clearing the air

Clearing the air

2020-02-1800:39:48

Should you rebuild your app?
What do you worry about when you own a software company?
A cloudy feeling of dread

A cloudy feeling of dread

2020-02-0400:30:561

You need to get out of town
"In our universe, the parts that people pay for is interesting."
A chat with Nathan Baschez (Substack, Gimlet, Product Hunt)
Don't optimize for the horse you're riding if you're riding the wrong horse
What happens tomorrow?

What happens tomorrow?

2019-12-3100:14:51

Advice for new software founders going into 2020
A Christmas Eve SEO scare

A Christmas Eve SEO scare

2019-12-2400:38:18

Predictions for 2020
Some unpopular opinions on bootstrapping
We tried to see the future
What should we do in 2020?

What should we do in 2020?

2019-12-0300:38:07

Tired turkey talk
Should you be an "open startup?"
What happens when you get a bug before bedtime
Why did this take so long?

Why did this take so long?

2019-11-1200:40:37

First commit was six months ago!!!
Desktop life

Desktop life

2019-11-0500:42:01

What does Jon think of Tailwind CSS?
Limitless growth!

Limitless growth!

2019-10-2900:55:24

Wrestling with capitalism, SSO, and our spending
Are we flailing now that our first cycle has ended?
"All of these eyeballs are giving me anxiety."
Hot topics
A lot of business owners have a hard time sleeping; what can be done about it?
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Comments (11)

Shane Smith

You mentioned Castbox in this episode, so I thought I'd try it.

Dec 4th
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Justin Jackson

Some folks have responded to this episode, wanting us to talk more about the total size of the market. We'll get into that in the future!

Aug 30th
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Justin Jackson

Of you've ever wondered about conversion rates, this one's for you!

Aug 14th
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Justin Jackson

"The money is bored" - this still gets me!

Jul 24th
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Transistor

Most folks underestimate the importance of building anticipation *before* a launch!

Jul 17th
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Justin Jackson

Agreed! Paul Graham (from YC) has riffed on this a bunch too.

Jul 11th
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Aaron Deadman

I think the founder of Airbnb said that you have to start with something that doesn't scale to perfect the customer experience, before scaling. I think you're on the right track there!

Jul 9th
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Dave Young

Love the show, love the candid insights and journey! For all of us out here burning our midnight oil and building our dreams.

Jun 13th
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Dan Holowack

A great story with play-by-play updates as founders build a SaaS business. It’s honest and candid, with real insights. As a founder myself I’d certainly recommend it.

Jun 10th
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Justin Jackson

If you’re building a web startup in 2018, this show is for you!

May 17th
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