Download this episode, in which we’re joined by special guest, Matt Stauffer, to talk about bootstrapping a SaaS while running a consultancy full-time, happiness, Laravel, structuring your day, hiring developers, work & family, gritty TV shows, and Star Trek!
- Matt Stauffer - Twitter, Website
- Tighten Co – Matt’s consulting company
- Karani – Matt’s SaaS application.
- Eric Barnes’ Laravel News Artisan Files – interview with Matt.
- Matt’s series on Laravel 5
- The Long, Slow, SaaS Ramp of Death
- An evening with the Star Trek TNG cast (video clips)
Download this episode. This week we fail to discuss that it’s our 50th episode, family impact on development, Andrey might be hiring a helper so contact him, crazy contract work, Servers for Hackers, UTF–8, Bootstrapped app we don’t have time for, Markdown, Moto X review, a plumber will run UserScape for a day.
Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey talk about antisocial haircuts, Joan Rivers, consulting, Scribbleton on Lifehacker, relaxing, doing a product from start to finish on the show, a Userscape update, Postgres, Nightstand, the Oculus Rift, Minecraft, Star Trek Bridge Commander, Wing Commander, Steam.
We chat with special guest Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo. We cover the full gamut from bootstrapping, VC, competing against Google, Perl, privacy, advertising, remote work, finding customers, biz dev and Gabriel’s new book Traction.
Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss anchor celebrities, parenting, Larajobs, fake snow, product hunt, donationware, Uberdeck, consulting retainers, the costs of opening up an office.
- Dave Hicking
- Bootstrapping a job board to $5,000 in revenue
- What does it really cost to open an indie studio?
- Setting up an office for a software company
This episode is sponsored by Linode
This week we have special guest Jeffrey Way. We talk about how he’s bootstrapped Laracasts, how he got started in Laravel, the philosophy behind Laracasts, pricing, hiring, building a personal brand, supporting open source, how to make a great screencast, working for The Man.
Thanks to this weeks sponsor: Linode
Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss taking a vacation while bootstrapping, the craziness of Hacker News, LaraJobs, Scribbleton, installing desktop software, mods, git, pity purchases, Linux desktop apps, Walmart, the new square BlackBerry, Commodore 64, consulting work, how much it costs to build an app, shutting down a SaaS that isn’t performing, who handles support, bad web hosting, Martha’s Vineyard, American Presidents, Ian posting Scribbleton on Hacker News and causing trouble.
This episode is sponsored by FusionInvoice — 20% 0ff for our listeners.
This episode is also sponsored by Linode .
Ian’s (non-life threatening) health issues, delaying the Bootstrapped Conference, quarters as a service, app translation, LaraJobs, what we’d do if we had to work someplace else, Scribbleton update, twitter as protocol.
- Level Up Conference
- MacDowell Colony
- Washboard.co – Even the goodbye letter is weird, don’t miss the video.
In this episode, we sit down with the developers of Userscape; Eric Barnes, Chris Fidao, and Taylor Otwell, to talk about weird dreams, Eric’s, Chris’ and Taylor’s backgrounds and how they got started at Userscape, supporting open source, Forge, newsletters, servers, building Scribbleton for Linux, content-based products, deploying desktop apps, and TV shows
- Userscape – About Us
- Eric Barnes – blog, Wardrobe CMS, Laravel News
- Chris Fidao – Servers for Hackers
- Taylor Otwell – Laravel, Forge
- Video of Ian’s talk from Laracon: Open Source & Your Business
This episode is sponsored by Linode.
This week we talk about Scribbleton, Sponsor us!, Rails apps, The Bootstrapped.fm Conference, semi-obscure Seinfeld references, Apple WWDC, Beats and Jimmy Ionvine, and much much much more!
- Apple WWDC Keynote
- Sponsor Bootstrapped.fm!
- Bootstrapped.fm Conference!
- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
- The Boyfriend (Seinfeld)
- Recode/Jimmy Iovine interview
- Wil Wheaton