Episodes

  1. Craig and I are both bootstrapping our businesses while living in foreign countries. In this episode we discuss what that's like for us personally. We also discuss the challenging practicalities of visas, languages, and business while living abroad.

  2. Craig turns the tables and interviews me about Feature Upvote and about this podcast.

  3. We discuss how you can become a speaker at events, and whether this is a viable way to raise awareness of your product and services.

  4. Craig and I discuss how bootstrappers can use the podcasting ecosystem to promote their products.

  5. I'm joined by Craig Hewitt for the first of several episodes in which he is my cohost.

  6. Robin and I discuss living the Bootstrapper dream - and how the dream changes over time. We also go off topic and discuss surfing up the Bristol Channel.

  7. Andy and I discuss why he's created a new product, even though he already has two successful products.

  8. Hannah and I discuss content strategy for bootstrappers.

  9. Robert and I discuss how to hire and manage freelancers. We also discuss how having children forces you to change the way you work.

  10. In my conversation with Sylvestre from Parseur, we discuss how bootstrapping allowed Sylvestre to move to Mauritius. We also discuss:

  11. This is a short and special episode in which I share some news about the podcast.

  12. In this episode we're joined by Natalie Nagele from Wildbit to talk about starting a business vs. consulting, employees with side hustles, how to pick conferences to attend, and yes, GDPR.

  13. In this episode we discuss conferences & traveling, birthday parties for kids, .app domains, and Andrey's new GDPR-related project Consent Monitor.

  14. In this episode we discuss parenting at the park, hiring a plumber, cutting & bulking > marketing, the awesomeness of Peers Conference ⭐, hiring a contractor for Scribbleton, & more.

  15. #101 – All About Landsman

    In this episode we discuss planning for Laracon Online, what's coming up next for Helpspot & Thermostat, and investing in startups.

  16. #100 – All About Butov

    In this episode we discuss Butov's workout routine, the pros and cons of hiring a part-time employee, and upcoming conference plans.

  17. In a special episode of Bootstrapped, Taylor Otwell (creator of Laravel) joins Ian to talk about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

  18. In this episode we discuss solo parenting, Disney on Ice, future conference plans, and a plan to live stream Ian playing video games.

  19. #97 – ButovOrBust.com

    In this episode we discuss being sick, what happens when you get an influx of clients, and a bunch of updates on everything from Scribbleton to Thermostat to Ian's new project, LaraTalent.

  20. In this episode we discuss the beginnings of Ian's new CRUD app, Scribbleton upgrades, freezing your credit, Las Vegas, and more.