How to be more effective at remote independent work featuring companies like Basecamp, Converkit, Highrise and more..
Kurt Elster - Marketing to Clients
Apr 20 • 31 min
Today Rob talks to Kurt Elster who runs Ethercycle, an agency out of Chicago which focuses on helping Shopify owners design more profitable stores. He shares how he uses his Podcast, Pipedrive, Linkedin, and Email Marketing – and also does a Borat…
Keith Perhac - Unproductizing your service
Apr 13 • 35 min
Rob talks to Keith Perhac about why productized services didn’t work for him, what he started doing instead, and winning mind games.
Maneesh Sethi: Habits for Greatness
Apr 6 • 24 min
Maneesh Sethi talks about Pavlok, being called a con-artist by Mark Cuban on national TV, and how he structures his day to get the most out of himself and his team.
5 Work From Home Tips
Mar 30 • 19 min
In this episode, Jason Forrest and I go over the top 5 ways we’ve been able to focus as internet business owners who work from home.
Brian Rhea: Practical JTBD
Mar 23 • 36 min
Forget theory, what are a few practical ways you can use jobs to be done in your business today - no matter the size? Brian Rhea stops by to discuss.
Andy Baldacci: Freelance to Founder
Mar 16 • 43 min
This week I talk to Andy Baldacci, CEO of SaberSim, about his transition from freelance marketing consultant to CEO of a software as a service in fantasy sports.
Marie Poulin: Your Roadmap
Mar 9 • 45 min
In this episode I talk to Marie Poulin about how creating awesome roadmaps for clients (using Notion) has changed her business.
Jason Cohen’s Kung Fu
Mar 2 • 35 min
In this episode Jason Forrest and I discuss 4 intriguing quotes from Jason Cohen’s most recent essay, Kung Fu, which is a summary of everything he’s learned about building companies.
Val Geisler: People-first Email
Feb 23 • 47 min
In this interview Val talks about her approach to writing emails that build a relationship with your customers by providing something useful that will help their lives outside of your product - and help you keep more customers.
Mike Julian: Simple Legal Talk
Feb 16 • 34 min
In this episode I talk to Mike Julian of Monitoring Weekly about growing up and acting like a real business. We cover all the scary parts like lawyers, contracts, insurance, and more in a really non-scary way.
Nick Disabato: Proving Your Value
Feb 9 • 52 min
In this episode I talk with Nick Disabato about how a designer like you can prove your worth to any business by presenting the overall impact of your work.
Robert Williams: Underwater Agencies
Feb 2 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about how I’m helping design agencies fix painful staff shortages with my referral community for product designers.
Margo Aaron: Virtual Coworking
Jan 26 • 45 min
In this episode Margo Aaron and I talk about why all those Slack communities are ghost towns and how to make virtual coworking amazing.
Kaleigh Moore: Authentic Networking
Jan 19 • 23 min
How can you build your network into a community of like-minded freelancers? Kaleigh Moore stops by to talk about a couple ideas for reaching clients and freelancers in an authentic way.
Liston Witherill: LinkedIn vs. Podcasting
Jan 12 • 47 min
Two polar opposite marketing channels: LinkedIn and Podcasting. Liston Witherill (who uses both) stops by to talk about his experiments on each and what he’s doing now.
Robert Williams & Jason Forrest: 2019
Jan 5 • 32 min
Today I talk to Jason Forrest about 2019 and how we’re planning to grow our bootstrapped businesses.
Robert Williams: Portfolio to Product
Dec 29, 2018 • 16 min
“How do I make my website better at attracting clients?” I discuss one idea to bring into the new year that’s worked for me.
Joe Workman: Products People Want
Dec 22, 2018 • 47 min
As an indie developer, how do you create plugins and products that customers want? Joe Workman stops by to talk his process and how he’s made $280k/year selling niche plugins as a one man shop.
Philip Morgan: Choosing Clients
Dec 15, 2018 • 69 min
How do you decide which clients to go after? Author of the Positioning Manual stops by for a deep dive.
Robert Williams & Jason Forrest: Overhead
Dec 1, 2018 • 53 min
Jason Forrest and I do a deep-dive into how we think about expenses in our business.
Jonathan Stark: Big League Pricing
Nov 17, 2018 • 51 min
Jonathan Stark stops by to talk value-based pricing: the best way to price risky, 3+ month-long projects, for large clients.
Paul Jarvis: Company of One
Nov 10, 2018 • 34 min
Paul Jarvis talks about why bigger isn’t always better and how you can push back against a world that’s constantly bullying you into growth.
Ben Manley: Radical Productization
Nov 3, 2018 • 40 min
Ben Manley shares the nuts and bolts of running a web design agency like a product. He shares how he provides quick turnarounds, low prices, and live collaboration while other agencies can’t.
Robert Williams & James Sowers: Consulting to Products
Oct 27, 2018 • 55 min
James of and Robert of talk about going from consulting to products, selling community, creative constraints and more.
Adam Wathan: Building Products
Oct 19, 2018 • 41 min
Adam Wathan stops by to talk about how he creates products from his everyday problems, and how he markets them by working in public.
Robert Williams: Content FOMO Challenge
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
A challenge for you to stop filling your day (and head) with business-related content.
Jonas Downey, Basecamp: Designing a Company
Oct 5, 2018 • 56 min
“Your Company Should be Your Best Product” - Jason Fried.
Robert Williams & James Sowers: What’s Next
Sep 13, 2018 • 18 min
James Sowers of joins me to talk about where we are in our business and what we’re working on next. (18:20 minutes)
Ashley Baxter: Bootstrapped Marketing
Aug 31, 2018 • 51 min
Ashley Baxter joins me to talk solopreneurship and how she’s marketing her SaaS as a solo founder. (51 min.)
Robert Williams: $2.5k in 60 days
Aug 12, 2018 • 19 min
Today I give you a high-level overview of how I launched a new product that’s making $2.5k in monthly recurring revenue in about 2 months.
Laura Elizabeth: Full-time Products
Jul 29, 2018 • 46 min
Laura Elizabeth joins me to talk about how she’s switched to selling products full-time, her DIY SEO strategy, and more. (46 minutes.)
Robert Williams: Fortnite
Jul 23, 2018 • 11 min
Fortnite has made over a billion dollars since launching in October 2017 with a free game. What can we learn about selling from this?
Nathan Barry, Convertkit: Rebranding
Jul 20, 2018 • 42 min
Nathan Barry joins me to talk about what’s changed in his approach to branding, marketing, and content creation in 2018. (42 minutes.)
Shawn Blanc: Focus
Jul 13, 2018 • 61 min
Shawn Blanc joins me to talk about how he focuses on what matters, builds great websites, gets great writers and more. 61 minutes.
Nate Kontny: Highrise
May 26, 2018 • 60 min
Nate Kontny (former CEO at Highrise) joins me to talk Highrise, product design / JTBD, and the app he’s working on next. (60 minutes.)