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Startup to Something

Author: Marc LG and Matt Gale

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A weekly podcast by two indie hackers, Marc and Matt. They share their ups and downs of building their bootstrapped online businesses. They prefer to show instead of teach, so you get to see the real story about what it's like to “startup to something” - raw and unpolished.
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Marc is finishing up the bi-directional relationship, but testing is slow. Matt is beginning his crypto-education journey. The guys discuss the open web and how the rest of the year will shake out.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow https://devdocs.io/ Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Nocode conf is over and webflow has announced a lot of changes that have shaken up Matt’s ideas for GDPR webflow hosting. Marc is finishing up the bi-directional importer and is planning a rollout. The guys discuss shape-up planning and how to prioritize as solo founders.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc has been planning and coding a rewrite of the PowerImporter sync to support bi-directional relationships and is having a blast. Matt is stuck in a rut and working out how to manage his time. See you at NoCodeConf!Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
39: Frozen with fear

39: Frozen with fear

2021-11-1049:54

Marc is setting MemberRow aside for now while he regroups on PowerImporter and handles support and adds new features. Matt is feeling stuck, he’s feeling a lot of fear and that’s getting in the way of moving forward. The guys talk through pricing and feelings.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc is realizing that his development efforts have taken too much of his time and he needs to spend more time marketing. Matt has been taking a small break to avoid burnout. The guys discuss affiliate marketing and how awesome vim is.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
37: Receiving signals

37: Receiving signals

2021-10-2701:04:40

Marc was taking it easy last week and recovering, but is back on the shipping train this week. Matt has learned a lot from his Webflow research and is thinking about the right approach to validating his idea. The guys discuss accounting and legal strategies.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc has finished the MVP of MemberRow and is ready to show his earliest customers. Matt has been approaching people for customer interviews on the Webflow forum. The guys discuss the next steps in marketing their products and how dumb the postgres json query syntax is.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
35: A case of the shoulds

35: A case of the shoulds

2021-10-1301:04:28

Marc hit a snag with devise and dynamic roles, delaying the shipping of the MemberRow MVP. Matt hit a milestone with his Webflow proof of concept and is on the road to interview customers. The guys talk through setting expectations with yourself and how to have a sense of urgency but also treat yourself with kindness.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
34: Big things ahead

34: Big things ahead

2021-10-0601:04:58

Marc is coding his brains out on MemberRow and is close to shipping his alpha. Matt is working through the last bit of the technical uncertainty for his Webflow tool MVP. The guys discuss online communities and how interesting and annoying NFTs are.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc invested in a rails SaaS template and is using it to great effect to code his face off on MemberRow. Matt is experimenting with Webflow’s APIs and hitting technical problems that the guys discuss.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Jumpstart Pro Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc is coding up a storm for the MemberRow MVP while support requests begin to ramp up for PowerImporter. Matt is diving into his latest project: helping Webflow users break the 10,000 row limit. The guys discuss Matt’s new project and how to take it to market.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
31: Off with a bang

31: Off with a bang

2021-09-1543:56

Marc is seeing a big response to the launch of MemberRow and is interviewing beta customers. Matt has finished his big deliverable for his freelancing client and is returning to normal life. The guys discuss MemberRow and what the best course of action is for next steps.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
30: Introducing MemberRow

30: Introducing MemberRow

2021-09-0801:02:09

Marc has announced his newest addition to the WAP ecosystem: MemberRow and Matt is busy stressing out about delivering value for his freelancing client. The guys discuss MemberRow and its role in the WAP stack and plans for taking it to market.Mentions: PowerImporter MemberRow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc is getting set for the launch of his side project and the new version of rails doesn't play well with the defaults for past defaults. Matt Is having trouble setting boundaries and is fighting with feelings of guilt. The guys discuss scoping for Marc's launch and how to start putting out the word.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
28: Planning session

28: Planning session

2021-08-2501:09:23

Marc is overcoming both the technical and mental hurdles for his next move for PowerImporter and Matt is getting his ducks in a row for his next project. The guys go over a plan for goals for the next month of Matt's project.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Matt has had a spiritual awakening around goal setting, and is learning to work backwards from them. Marc is coming out of summer mode and building proof of concepts for new entrants into the PowerImporter ecosystem. The guys discuss staying authentic on social media and trying out surfing in the local river.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
Marc is returning to normal life and it's giving him a surge of productivity. Matt is getting interesting opportunities and is trying to understand how to evaluate if they are right for him. The guys discuss how to set goals and to use them as a framework to evaluate decisions.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
25: Taking swings

25: Taking swings

2021-07-0701:05:17

Marc has support under control and is getting time for deep work as his vacation looms and he considers businesses that fire their customers. Matt is considering working for a more senior entrepreneur as a way of learning and mining for new ideas- or is he avoiding the pain of uncertainty?Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
24: Music to my ears

24: Music to my ears

2021-06-3054:09

Marc is busy with support and his deep work on his side projects. Matt is in the middle of moving, and preoccupied with finishing his R&D consulting. The guys discuss opportunistic entrepreneurship and how that relates to their unfair advantages.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
23: Getting unstuck

23: Getting unstuck

2021-06-2352:47

Matt is dealing with deadlines for his SRED consulting and it’s eating up his time. Marc is feeling stuck- it’s difficult to get motivated to take on new commitments when the nice weather and freedom of his family is drawing him away from his computer. The guys talk about business-finance literacy and the ways that starting a business is hard.Mentions: PowerImporter Webflow Get in touch! Marc’s Twitter Matt’s Twitter
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