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73 | Hiring spree

73 | Hiring spree

2022-08-1056:06

Corey launches a programmatic content experiment on Product Hunt and starts planning the Swipe Files Summit. Chris moved to Chicago and made two new hires! They also talk about a new SaaS project and Webflow Conf.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Retext More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Default Alive Ventures Swipe Files Jetboost SwipeWell Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
72 | Bought a new domain

72 | Bought a new domain

2022-07-1301:00:15

Corey builds a mobile app MVP using the no-code tool Adalo. Chris is continuing to push out small UX updates for Jetboost while preparing for his big move across the country. They also talk about new onboarding flows for SwipeWell and Swipe Files.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Adalo Crash Course YouTube Video More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Default Alive Ventures Swipe Files Jetboost SwipeWell Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey celebrates getting the first SwipeWell customers. Chris ships a helpful update to Jetboost and brainstorms some content ideas. They also discuss product analytics and being a power user of your own app.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: PostHog More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Default Alive Ventures Swipe Files Jetboost SwipeWell Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey launches CopywritingPrompts.com and experiments with programmatic SEO for SwipeWell. Chris is getting back in the groove, talking to customers, exploring partnerships, and working on new features for Jetboost. They also provide an update on Default Alive Ventures and discuss the opportunity cost of buying a SaaS.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: CopywritingPrompts.com Relume Rails SaaS Conf Framework Friends More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Default Alive Ventures Swipe Files Jetboost SwipeWell Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey works on a new side project as marketing for SwipeWell. Chris ships an important update to handle subscription changes and works on turning content briefs into articles. They also introduce Default Alive Ventures and talk about SaaS acquisition multiples based on ARR vs SDE.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Default Alive Ventures Tweet Hunter Maker Grant Pieter Levels tweet More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey and Chris were about to close on a deal to acquire a micro SaaS business together until it suddenly fell apart. Listen in to hear what happened and what they’d do differently next time.Know a SaaS business we might want to acquire? →Notable mentions: MicroAcquisitions course Boopos More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
67 | $500 MRR

67 | $500 MRR

2022-05-0353:31

Corey experiments with a $500 MRR Challenge to gain new members. Chris has had to put work on the backburner for a bit while overcoming some challenges at home. They also talk about Elon buying Twitter, NFT launches, and meetups.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Milk Road City Clash More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey onboards the first SwipeWell users on calls and publishes some new blog posts. Chris is only working half-time right now but managed to ship a key stability update for Jetboost. They also how sleep affects productivity and a new indie hacker podcast, Framework Friends.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Framework Friends More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey builds a waitlist for SwipeWell and shares the outline for Founding Marketing. Chris gives a short update on how paternity leave is going. They also talk about the woes of tax season, meeting online friends in person, and the discipline to focus on what you work on.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Founding Marketing Table of Contents Jetboost Compare Products More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey announces a new SaaS project. Chris makes a marketing hire and shares some product updates. They also talk about platform risk, outcome oriented communities, and hiring outside of your area of expertise.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Bootstrapping an outcome oriented community The Elephant in the room: The myth of exponential hypergrowth Jason Cohen talk: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (#2 on the page) SwipeWell (Corey’s new SaaS project) More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey is focused on newsletter content and gives an update on the Swipe Files Job Board. Thanks to a situation with a competitor, Chris’ fire has been re-lit. They also talk about competition and celebrating customer wins.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Founding Marketing Swipe Files Job Board More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey explores a new cohort-based course partnership and reveals a book concept. Chris is working on major product improvements for Jetboost and a brand new booster. They also talk about community engagement and pricing dynamics.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Founding Marketing More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
61 | Reaquired!

61 | Reaquired!

2022-01-2745:49

Corey reacquires Hey Marketers and rebrands it to the Swipe Files Job Board. Chris shares his current struggles with productivity and setting direction for Jetboost. They also talk about burnout, launching on Product Hunt, and Alexis Ohanian’s approach to customer support.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Corey’s tweet announcing Hey Marketers Adam Wathan on burnout More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey finishes Marketing Like A Media Company and prepares for launch. Chris is getting ready to roll out the Jetboost affiliate program in January. They also talk about goal-setting, 2022 plans, and recording biweekly moving forward.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Corey’s holiday side project: How To Beat Your Friends At Poker Ruben Gamez tweet on marketing Sahil Bloom’s thread on goal setting More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
59 | 2021 Year In Review

59 | 2021 Year In Review

2021-12-2901:08:58

Corey and Chris chat about the last year — highlights, wins, losses, learnings, and everything in between.Ask us a question →Notable mentions:More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey and Chris bring on Brian Casel to talk about growing ZipMessage, what he'd do differently today if he was starting from scratch, and recent experiments including freemium.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: @CasJam on Twitter ZipMessage Bootstrapped Web More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey gets another premium sponsor commitment and shares Black Friday results. Chris recaps No-Code Conf and has an epiphany when it comes to testing software. They also discuss code rewrites, throwing away your MVP, and of course, end with Corey's Crypto Corner.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Working Effectively With Legacy Code ConstitutionDAO More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey records the first module for Marketing Like A Media Company and gets airdropped free crypto. Chris contemplates expanding the customer support team. They also talk about the new Calm Fund scout program, Black Friday / Cyber Monday preparation, and free competitors.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: ENS Report "@swipefiles" for impersonation to help Corey More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey feels the pressure to create new course content and pitch premium sponsorships before the holidays. Chris launches a new search feature and Webflow template along with it. They also talk about YNAB's pricing update snafu, emailing Seth Godin, and a tweet by Jon Yongfook about SaaS marketing.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Jetboost Search Highlighting New FAQ cloneable Jetboost's new changelog Jon Yongfook's tweet More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
Corey hosts the first Swipe Files Office Hours session. Chris turns off MRR notifications as he works to make Jetboost more of a calm company. They also talk about "skeuomorphism", digital information paradigms, and the merits of keeping a changelog.Ask us a question →Notable mentions: Startups For The Rest Of Us #572 Andrew Wilkinson on the My First Million podcast PageFlows.com Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs (#542) More podcasts for bootstrappers Learn more about their businesses: Swipe Files Jetboost Follow them on Twitter: @coreyhainesco @c_spags
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