Bootstrapped, Episode 21, “Special Guest: Andy Brice”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest, Andy Brice, to discuss Perfect Table Plan, software marketing, creating desktop software vs. SaaS web apps, software pricing, cross-platform development with QT, analytics, measuring how many people are ‘word-of-mouth’ customers, Andy’s 2-day intensive training course on starting your own software business, practical software products, the legacy of shareware, the effect of SaaS apps on lifestyle, A/B testing, Adwords, email vs. helpdesk system for one-person companies, and martial arts.

 

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 20, “Hard Stop”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss their appearances on other podcasts, depression caused by taking consulting work, how Andrey will structure his day, Apple keynote and how new hardware relates to mobile development, releasing software in the app store, SaaS searching tech and more.

Bootstrapped, Episode 19, “No Red Candy!”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Laracon EU, Snappy, web app activity tracking and analytics, Uberdeck, marketing as your primary daily activity, Andrey’s next app, native clients vs. mobile web apps vs. responsive design for a SaaS product, front-end web dev frameworks, annual SaaS billing, getting dumber, Vincent van Gogh, San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Texas.

 

(Sorry for the crappy audio quality on Andrey’s side in this episode; he’ll get it right one of these days).

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 18, “Special Guest: Chase Clemons on Bootstrapped Support”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest Chase Clemons of SupportOps to discuss customer service for bootstrappers. We also get an Uberdeck update on leaving beta and pricing strategy.

This episode is being cross released on both Bootstrapped.fm and Support Ops Podcast. Check them out!

Bootstrapped, Episode 17, “Special Guest: Rachel Andrew”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest Rachel Andrew from EdgeOfMySeat.com, to discuss Perch, the really little CMS, the new Bootstrapped.fm forums, marketing, customer support, product dependencies, how important personal visibility is to your business, content management systems, writing and speaking, and self-publishing.

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 16, “Meat and Attitude”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Andrey’s new mobile apps, doing press releases in unique cases, HARO, bringing on a partner, Valentino movie, Breaking Bad, Andrey on being abducted, dress code in fancy steak joints, optimal steak restaurant design, Snappy marketing, doing a giveaway

 Note: this podcast was recorded before we released http://discuss.bootstrapped.fm, next week we’ll discuss that in more detail.

Discuss this episode: http://discuss.bootstrapped.fm/t/episode-16-meat-and-attitude/74

Bootstrapped, Episode 15, “Patrick McKenzie (patio11) on Selling Software”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest, Patrick McKenzie (patio11), to discuss the “early” days of the Business of Software forums, Patrick’s journey and daily routine, Helpdesk systems and support, Appointment Reminder,  systemizing and automating daily tasks, SaaS, B2C vs. B2B, pricing of software, consulting, learning from Blackhats, Hacker News, marketing, Uberdeck, making money from open source, dual-licensing, running a conference, hacker meetups, Patrick’s biggest mistake in business, Patrick’s next product, and Facebook games.

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 14, “Now you have to do stuff”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest Scott Watermasysk. We get the back story on KickoffLabs Scott’s company, Andrey laments about having to do “stuff”, we don’t get Quora, we go deep on Uberdeck pricing strategy, how Agant went back to being a one person shop, starting solo or with a co-founder, Ship It!, a few landing page tips from Scott.

Bootstrapped, Episode 13, “Boiler Room”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss getting ready to deploy Uberdeck, Snappy progress, what’s next for Snappy marketing, stories of first job interviews, the benefits, if any, of a college education, selling into the consumer space, the experience of buying software in a box, selling software before making software and vetting product ideas.

 

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 12, “The Analogy”

Download this episode, in which Andrey and Ian discuss mistakes with Snappy’s initial website, building multiple products vs focusing on a single product, fixing the app store, recommendations on going into the mobile space, and Derek Sivers new company and how he outsourced it all.