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Build Your SaaS – bootstrapping in 2019

Author: Transistor.fm

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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: Transistor.fm.
88 Episodes
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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?
Bootstrapping loneliness

Bootstrapping loneliness

2019-09-2400:37:56

No safety nets – there's going to be some injuries
We've started our 6-week dev cycle.
How much MRR is enough?

How much MRR is enough?

2019-09-1000:44:26

Also: will paid podcast feeds be a thing?
Change is in the air

Change is in the air

2019-09-0300:47:33

Do you feel it?
How could we enjoy the journey more?
WHO DELETED MY CODE?!?!

WHO DELETED MY CODE?!?!

2019-08-2000:44:46

Two peanut butter banana sandwiches at 2am
How we're Shaping Up

How we're Shaping Up

2019-08-1300:36:17

Lots of feedback on our last episode with Jason Fried
Also: it's our 1-year launchiversary!
Justin visits Spotify, Chartable, and many others. Jon found an office!
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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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