The Indie Hackers Podcast

The Indie Hackers Podcast

www.indiehackers.com
Learn how the founders behind profitable online businesses turned their ideas into reality, found customers, quit their jobs, and became financially independent. ✊


#137 – Creating an Ecosystem for Millions by Building for Yourself with Taylor Otwell of Laravel
Nov 27 • 67 min
#136 – Happy Customers, Happy Wife (and Co-CEO), Happy Life with Dave Sims of Floify
Nov 18 • 59 min
#135 – Quick Chat with Stefan Endress
Nov 15 • 27 min
#134 – Code vs No-Code with Ben Tossell of Makerpad and Sahil Lavingia of Gumroad
Nov 11 • 65 min
#133 – Quick Chat with Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Nov 8 • 29 min
#132 – Niching Down to Find Product-Market Fit with Ryan Born of Cloud Campaign
Nov 4 • 62 min
#131 – Funding for Indie Hackers with Tyler Tringas of Earnest Capital
Nov 1 • 34 min
#130 – Iterating Your Way to Founder-Product Fit with Zach Resnick of EasyPoint Concierge
Oct 28 • 71 min
#129 – Quick Chat with Dominic Monn of MentorCruise
Oct 24 • 29 min
#128 – Finding 22,000 Paying Customers Despite Stiff Competition with Tyler King of Less Annoying CRM
Oct 21 • 70 min
#127 – Quick Chat with Ghyslain Gaillard of Indie London
Oct 18 • 27 min
#126 – Finding Success by Staying Optimistic with Ketan Anjaria of HireClub
Oct 12 • 79 min
#125 – Quick Chat with Danielle Johnson of Leave Me Alone
Oct 10 • 38 min
#124 – Talking to Customers and Growing to $50,000 a Month with Sarah Hum of Canny
Oct 7 • 56 min
#123 – Quick Chat with Louis Nicholls of Sales for Founders
Oct 4 • 34 min
#122 – Filling a Gap and Bootstrapping to $1M with Josh Wood of Honeybadger
Sep 30 • 57 min
#121 – Quick Chat with Mubashar Iqbal of Pod Hunt
Sep 27 • 34 min
#120 – Seeking Truth as a Founder with Patrick Campbell of ProfitWell
Sep 24 • 97 min
#119 – Sales Tips Every Founder Should Know with Steli Efti of Close
Sep 20 • 45 min
#118 – The Magic of Choosing a Great Market with Justin Jackson of Transistor
Sep 16 • 66 min
#117 – Becoming Indistractable as a Founder with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked
Sep 13 • 38 min
#116 – Exploring Ideas and Exploiting the Good Ones with Justin Mares of Kettle and Fire
Sep 9 • 67 min
#115 – Quick Chat with Harry Dry of Marketing Examples
Sep 6 • 28 min
#114 – The Business of Podcasting with Jeff Meyerson of Software Engineering Daily
Sep 2 • 59 min
#113 – Quick Chat with Ben Orenstein of Tuple
Aug 30 • 31 min
#112 – From Side Project to Full-Time Founder with Tommy Griffith of ClickMinded
Aug 26 • 65 min
#111 – Quick Chat with Jessica Chan of Coder Coder
Aug 23 • 29 min
#110 – How to Prepare for Success From the Beginning With Chris Savage of Wistia
Aug 19 • 64 min
#109 – Quick Chat with Reilly Chase of HostiFi
Aug 16 • 32 min
#108 – Keeping It Simple to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Business with Sam Parr of The Hustle
Aug 12 • 53 min
#107 – Quick Chat with Joe Howard of WP Buffs
Aug 9 • 31 min
#106 – Creating a $200k Side Project Without Writing a Line of Code with Ben Tossell of Makerpad
Aug 5 • 50 min
#105 – Charting Your Own Course as a Founder with Jason Fried of Basecamp
Jul 29 • 69 min
#104 – Quick Chat with Dianna Allen of Budget Meal Planner
Jul 26 • 27 min
#103 – Finding Success by Working on Things That Matter with Hiten Shah of FYI
Jul 23 • 69 min
#102 – Quick Chat with Pat Walls of Starter Story
Jul 19 • 35 min
#101 – How to Execute Well and Beat the Competition with Eric Zhang of Scalable Press
Jul 12 • 66 min
#100 – From Aspiring Billionaire to Indie Hacker with Sahil Lavingia of Gumroad
Jul 5 • 124 min
#099 – Overcoming Fear and Paralysis to Build an Industry-Changing Business with Aline Lerner of Interviewing.io
Jun 28 • 72 min
#098 – How to Make $2.5MM as a Solo Founder by Teaching What You Love with Adam Wathan
Jun 20 • 93 min
#097 – Paying It Forward with Kindness to Build a $1.2MM Community with Rosie Sherry of Ministry of Testing
Jun 14 • 66 min
#096 – How Three Founders Created a Profitable Business That They Haven’t Even Launched Yet with Ben Orenstein of Tuple
Jun 7 • 62 min
#095 – Reaching $20MM/year Building Hundreds of Products with Chad Pytel of thoughtbot
May 30 • 60 min
#094 – How to Build a Better (Funnier!) Brand for Your Business with Allie LeFevere of Obedient
May 23 • 81 min
#093 – Things You Learn from Starting 23 Businesses with “Parallel Founder” Danielle Baskin
May 16 • 72 min
#092 – The Business of Bringing People Together with Derek Andersen and David Spinks of Bevy
May 3 • 66 min
#091 – Making It Happen as an Early-Stage Founder with Mark Fershteyn of Recapped
Apr 26 • 60 min
#090 – Inventing the Company That’s Right for You with Natalie Nagele of Wildbit
Apr 18 • 68 min
#089 – From Fireman to First-Time Founder with Matt Verlaque of UpLaunch
Apr 12 • 63 min
#088 – Sage Advice (and Reasons You Probably Won’t Follow It) from Jason Cohen of WP Engine
Mar 30 • 68 min
#087 – Examining the Repeated Successes of a Product-Focused Solo Founder with AJ of Carrd
Mar 29 • 74 min
#086 – How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values
Mar 21 • 100 min
#085 – Building a Business Meant to Last with Peldi Guilizzoni of Balsamiq
Mar 14 • 46 min
#084 – Creating Better Products Through Marketing with Tim Soulo of Ahrefs
Mar 8 • 62 min
#083 – The Trial-and-Error Path from $0 to $1 Million with Dominic Wells of Human Proof Designs
Mar 1 • 66 min
#082 – Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Bootstrapping with Rob Walling of Drip and TinySeed
Feb 21 • 66 min
#081 – Bootstrapping to Millions in Revenue, Not Once, But Twice! with Ajay Goel of GMass
Feb 10 • 64 min
#080 – How to Accomplish Something Extraordinarily Great with Daniel Gross of Pioneer
Feb 4 • 60 min
#079 – Things Every Founder Should Know About Growth with Julian Shapiro of Bell Curve
Jan 24 • 73 min
#078 – Taking on Google and Facebook as a Solo Open-Source Founder with Evan You of Vue.js
Dec 13, 2018 • 57 min
#077 – Iterating Your Way to a Product That Customers Find Valuable with Andy Cook of Tettra
Dec 6, 2018 • 63 min
#076 – Becoming Better Leaders to Build Better Companies with Keegan and Cameron of Torch.io
Nov 29, 2018 • 57 min
#075 – Escaping the 9-to-5 Grind to Create a $3 Million Business with Joel Hooks of egghead.io
Nov 16, 2018 • 69 min
#074 – How to Build a Complex Hardware Business by Starting Simple with David Rabie of Tovala
Nov 2, 2018 • 55 min
#073 – Building the Habits Necessary to Succeed as a Founder with James Clear
Oct 26, 2018 • 66 min
#072 – Building a High-Growth Startup in an Emerging Market with Shola Akinlade of Paystack
Oct 19, 2018 • 63 min
#071 – Bootstrapping to $1 Million in Two Years as a Non-Technical Founder with Christy Laurence of Plann
Oct 4, 2018 • 58 min
#070 – Pivoting from Hard Times to Profitability with Christine Spang of Nylas
Sep 28, 2018 • 54 min
#069 – How to Use Patience and Empathy to Reach Millions with Ben Halpern of Dev.to
Sep 13, 2018 • 85 min
#068 – Finding Success as a First-Time Founder with Mathilde Collin of Front
Sep 6, 2018 • 60 min
#067 - Creating a Massive Community and Making It Profitable with Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt
Aug 30, 2018 • 76 min
#066 – Building a Tech Business Outside of the Tech Industry with Brian Jagger of Casting Calls America
Aug 23, 2018 • 66 min
#065 – From Blogging to Growing an Agency to $85,000 a Month with Nat Eliason of Growth Machine
Aug 16, 2018 • 67 min
#064 – The Path from Minimum Viable Product to $50M a Year with Des Traynor of Intercom
Aug 9, 2018 • 68 min
#063 – Turning Small Ideas into a $35,000 a Month Business with Katie Keith of Barn2 Media
Aug 2, 2018 • 66 min
#062 – Getting a Brand New SaaS Business Off the Ground with Mike Taber of Bluetick
Jul 26, 2018 • 70 min
#061 – How to Bootstrap Your Way to $250,000,000/year with JT Marino of Tuft & Needle
Jul 19, 2018 • 88 min
#060 – The Psychological Challenges of Being a Founder with Dr. Sherry Walling of Zen Founder
Jul 12, 2018 • 61 min
#059 – From Laid Off to Generating $25,000 in Monthly Revenue with John Doherty of Credo
Jul 5, 2018 • 52 min
#058 – Building the Company You Actually Want to Work at with Joel Gascoigne of Buffer
Jun 28, 2018 • 55 min
#057 – Wearing All the Hats as a Founder with Saron Yitbarek of CodeNewbie
Jun 21, 2018 • 70 min
#056 – Following Your Passion to Build an Impactful Business with Quincy Larson of freeCodeCamp
Jun 14, 2018 • 67 min
#055 – Blazing New Trails with a Small Team with Claire Lew of Know Your Company
Jun 7, 2018 • 94 min
#054 – Getting Help from the Community to Build a Profitable Game with Vicky Hsu of Habitica
May 31, 2018 • 70 min
#053 – The Path to Improving as a Founder and Generating Millions in Revenue with Steli Efti of Close.com
May 24, 2018 • 83 min
#052 – Creating a Popular Product and Selling It to Governments with Tiffany and Danny of Remix
May 16, 2018 • 54 min
#051 – Finding Your Way as a Founder with Rand Fishkin of Moz and SparkToro
Apr 26, 2018 • 60 min
#050 – Creating a New Product Category with Katelyn Gleason of Eligible
Apr 19, 2018 • 54 min
#049 – Everything You Need to Know About Business with Josh Kaufman of The Personal MBA
Apr 12, 2018 • 67 min
#048 – Publishing Wildly Successful Content Online with David Smooke of Hacker Noon
Apr 5, 2018 • 62 min
#047 – The Value of Being Interesting and Persistent with Joel Runyon of Impossible
Mar 29, 2018 • 77 min
#046 – Building a Life-Changing Business with Austen Allred of Lambda School
Mar 22, 2018 • 77 min
#045 – Turning a Vision Into a Massively Profitable Business with Max Lytvyn of Grammarly
Mar 15, 2018 • 53 min
#044 – From Fledgling Founder to 7-Figure Deals with Stephanie Hurlburt of Binomial
Mar 8, 2018 • 72 min
#043 – Confronting Your Fears and Taking a Leap with Pieter Levels of Nomad List
Jan 17, 2018 • 93 min
#042 – Bootstrapping in a Crowded Market with Gareth and Jonathan Bull
Jan 3, 2018 • 58 min
#041 – An Optimistic Nihilist’s Take on Building a $2M Business with Vincent Woo
Dec 20, 2017 • 56 min
#040 – Learning How to Be a Successful Founder with Spenser Skates
Dec 13, 2017 • 61 min
#039 – Success Ten Years in the Making with Amir Salihefendic of Doist
Dec 6, 2017 • 52 min
#038 – When Your Side Project Blows Up with Dawson Whitfield of Logojoy
Nov 29, 2017 • 57 min
#037 – The Story of WorkFlowy: From $0 to $800,000 a Year with Jesse Patel
Nov 15, 2017 • 62 min
#036 – From Two Failed Startups to $10,000,000 in Revenue with David Darmanin
Nov 8, 2017 • 55 min
#035 – “Definitely Not Trying to Fit In” with Tobias van Schneider
Nov 1, 2017 • 93 min
#034 – Making $125,000 a Month as a Solo Founder with Mike Carson of Park.io
Oct 25, 2017 • 56 min
#033 – Finding Your Next Idea with Philippe Lehoux of MissiveApp.com
Oct 18, 2017 • 59 min
#032 – Before and After Product-Market Fit with Peter and Calvin from Segment
Oct 11, 2017 • 54 min
#031 – How Kevin McArdle Quit His Job and Bought 28 Businesses in Two Years
Oct 5, 2017 • 66 min
#030 – Pivoting Your Way to Three Million Users with Vivek Ravisankar
Sep 28, 2017 • 60 min
#029 – How to Win by Refusing to Quit with Tracy Osborn of Hello Web Design
Sep 20, 2017 • 64 min
#028 – How Wes Bos Teaches 100,000 Programmers as a One-Man Operation
Sep 8, 2017 • 57 min
#027 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Company with Thomas Smale
Sep 1, 2017 • 58 min
#026 – Building a Mission-Driven Company with Reuben Pressman of Presence
Aug 25, 2017 • 56 min
#025 – Becoming the Internet’s Most Prolific Maker with Mubashar Iqbal
Aug 11, 2017 • 57 min
#024 – From Side Projects to Serial Entrepreneur with Moritz Dausinger
Aug 4, 2017 • 53 min
#023 – Building Habit-Forming Products with Nir Eyal, the Author of “Hooked”
Jul 19, 2017 • 57 min
#022 – Going Full-Time on Your Side Project with Dave DeSandro of Metafizzy
Jul 12, 2017 • 57 min
#021 – Starting a Mission-Driven Company with Rachel Carpenter of Intrinio
Jul 5, 2017 • 52 min
#020 – Building a Million Dollar Mailing List with Scott of Scott’s Cheap Flights
Jun 28, 2017 • 56 min
#019 – Solving Your Own Problem with Todd Garland of BuySellAds
Jun 21, 2017 • 52 min
#018 – Finding Your First Paying Customers with Wade Foster of Zapier
Jun 14, 2017 • 51 min
#017 – How to Grow Your Business with Julian Shapiro of Bell Curve
Jun 8, 2017 • 96 min
#016 – Building a $1 Million Business Solo with Mike Perham of Sidekiq
May 31, 2017 • 53 min
#015 – Data-Driven Marketing and Sales with Alex MacCaw of Clearbit
May 24, 2017 • 56 min
#014 – Delivering More Value and Charging More Money with Brennan Dunn of DoubleYourFreelancing.com
May 17, 2017 • 61 min
#013 – How to overcome the biggest challenges to your online business with patio11
May 10, 2017 • 63 min
#012 – Traveling, Learning to Code, and Bootstrapping to $25k/mo with Tyler Tringas of Storemapper
May 3, 2017 • 54 min
#011 – How Ryan Bednar Went from SEO Consulting to Building an SEO Product That Makes $80,000/mo
Apr 26, 2017 • 53 min
#010 – Growing Your Social Media Presence and Building an Audience with Laura Roeder of MeetEdgar
Apr 12, 2017 • 63 min
#009 – Breaking Into Bootstrapping Your Own SaaS Business with Clifford Oravec of Tamboo
Apr 5, 2017 • 54 min
#008 – Growing a $600,000/mo Business by Starting with Direct Sales with Nathan Barry of ConvertKit
Mar 22, 2017 • 60 min
#007 – Building an Open-Source Publishing Platform That Makes $63,000/mo with John O’Nolan of Ghost
Mar 16, 2017 • 58 min
#006 – Launching Your Product and Finding Customers Immediately with Josh Pigford of Baremetrics
Mar 8, 2017 • 44 min
#005 – How the VC Business Model Co-Opts Entrepreneurs’ Visions with Bryce Roberts of Indie.vc
Feb 28, 2017 • 48 min
#004 – Succeeding in a Crowded Market by Building a Niche Business with Garrett Dimon of Sifter
Feb 22, 2017 • 58 min
#003 – Bootstrapping a SaaS Business to $30,000,000/year with David Hauser of Grasshopper
Feb 13, 2017 • 52 min
#002 – Fueling Growth with SEO and Content Marketing with Chris Chen of Instapainting
Feb 10, 2017 • 59 min
#001 – Building an Audience and Being Scrappy with Jason Grishkoff of SubmitHub
Feb 9, 2017 • 64 min