Episodes

  1. Ed and I talk about how currency fluctuations are affecting our pricing. And we give our opinion on the recent acquisition of Postmark, a bootstrapping success story, by ActiveCampaign.

  2. We talk about why we are switching the podcast from weekly to fortnightly for a while. We also discuss headaches when customer payments fail and what we can do to address the problem.

  3. Ed chats with Pierre de Wulf, co-founder of ScrapingBee. Pierre tells us about the time his company almost got acquired - and how the deal fell apart at the final stage.

  4. My co-host Ed Freyfogle chats with Brian Sierakowski, general manager of Baremetrics. Brian stepped in to manage Baremetrics after it was acquired a year or so ago from the founder.

  5. Ed and Steve talk about a dilemma Steve is facing. An open source component heavily used by Feature Upvote has become abandoned by the maintainer, and Steve has to make a hard decision about how to deal with this.

  6. Ed chats with John Ndege, a former bootstrapper, about how it feels no longer being one's own boss.

  7. Ed and I chat about Ed's recent trip to London, my upcoming trip to London, the return of in-person events, and getting exposed to ideas and concepts outside of our normal channels.

  8. I talk with Brian Casel, founder of ZipMessage, an asynchronous video messaging tool.

  9. Ed tells me why and how he obtained a trademark for his business. We discuss when it is worthwhile to do this. We then talk about the trouble with having competitors clone your product or website content.

  10. I chat with Robert Brandl, founder of ToolTester.com. We talk about Robert's recent experience changing the domain name of his website. It was an expensive experience, and one that, for a while, did not go to plan.

  11. #214: I hired a marketer

    Ed and I chat about my recent experience hiring a marketing manager for Feature Upvote, including how I went about finding the right person.

  12. Ed  interviews Charles Perry, founder of RelaNet. Charles was the co-host of Release Notes, a long-running podcast that Charles and his co-host recently ended.

  13. We talk about Ed's launch of his new product line.

  14. Frequent guest Peldi, founder of Balsamiq, makes another welcome appearance.

    We talk about some ways to strengthen company culture in a fully-remote team, we discuss advice that Peldi often gives to first-time entrepreneurs, and Peldi tells me why he might finally start with traditional product marketing – 14 years after he launched his product.

  15. Part 2 of Ed Freyfogle's 50 tips for running a stress-free SaaS.

  16. Ed Freyfogle shares with us his 50 tips for running a stress-free SaaS. This is based on Ed's talk he prepared for MicroConf late last year, but was unable to deliver due to misfortune.

  17. This week I go solo and rant about the dismal deeds of a desperate competitor. I also talk about the freedom that bootstrapping gives us to change our approach, our style, our audience while staying true to the nature of what we do.

  18. #207: Our goals for 2022

    Ed and I discuss the goals we'd like to achieve in 2022.

  19. Back in episode 163, Ed and I set our goals for 2021. In this episode we look back at those goals and we ask ourselves, how well did we do in achieving them?

  20. I give Ed an update on what I've achieved on Saber Feedback in recent months.