How to work independently featuring companies like Basecamp, Converkit, Highrise and more.
Simple Legal Talk with Mike Julian
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.
Proving Your Value with Nick Disabato
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.
Underwater Agency with Robert Williams
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.
Virtual Coworking with Margo Aaron
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.
Authentic Networking with Kaleigh Moore
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.
LinkedIn vs. Podcasting with Liston Witherill
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.
2019 with Jason Forrest
Jan 5 • 32 min
Today I talk to Jason Forrest about 2019 and how we’re planning to grow our bootstrapped businesses.
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.
Products People Want with Joe Workman
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.
Choosing Clients with Philip Morgan
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.
Overhead with Jason Forrest
Dec 1, 2018 • 53 min
Jason Forrest and I do a deep-dive into how we think about expenses in our business.
Big League Pricing with Jonathan Stark
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.
Company of One with Paul Jarvis
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.
Radical Productization with Ben Manley
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.
Consulting to Products with James Sowers
Oct 27, 2018 • 55 min
James of and Robert of talk about going from consulting to products, selling community, creative constraints and more.
Building Products with Adam Wathan
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.
Content FOMO Challenge
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
A challenge for you to stop filling your day (and head) with business-related content.
Designing a Company with Jonas Downey
Oct 5, 2018 • 56 min
“Your Company Should be Your Best Product” - Jason Fried.
Next with James Sowers
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)
Bootstrapped Marketing with Ashley Baxter
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.)
$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.
Full-time Products with Laura Elizabeth
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.)
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?
Branding with Nathan Barry
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.)
Focus with Shawn Blanc
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.
Highrise with Nate Kontny
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.)