Building an Indie Business

Building an Indie Business

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Hi, I’m Alex, known as supremerumham on the internet. On this podcast I will be documenting the process of building openpodcast.xyz, a podcast community. Using this podcast I hope to educate as many people as possible on web development, indie maker culture, and many other things.


Ethics in Podcasting
Jul 6 • 24 min
In this episode, I discuss ethics in podcasting. I go over what things a podcast host should do to avoid being unethical, the benefits of being ethical, how to run a community while being ethical. Show Notes: Pre-order the book I am writing use the code…
How Comedians Relax on Stage
Jun 29 • 15 min
The answers may surprise you! In this episode, I discuss how comedians relax on stage. I go over why focus on this, interesting methods I found, the problems and benefits of those methods, methods podcast hosts can use, benefits and problems of those…
Podcast to Podcast Promotions
Jun 22 • 16 min
In this episode I discuss podcast to podcast promotions. I go over what are podcast to podcast promotions, the different types of promotions, where to find hosts to swap with, tips, benefits, things not to do, and the disadvantages Show Notes: Pre-order…
What’s the Deal with Podcasting and Stand-up Comedy?
Jun 15 • 24 min
In this episode I discuss the fact that I am writing a book. I discuss what the book is, my goals for the book, why I am writing a book, the platform I am using to sell the book, why comedians, pricing, my process for writing, how I am promoting the book,…
Promoting A Podcast at Meetups
Jun 8 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss how to promote a podcast in-person, stickers, attending in-person events, benefits, problems, and comedians Show Notes: Pre-order the book I am writing use the code “baib” to get the book for free Get a free list of the tools I…
Creating Videos to Promote A Podcast
Jun 1 • 20 min
In this episode I discuss how to use writing to promote a podcast. I go over my goals for writing, how to writing and setup a blog, benefits of writing over podcasting, and problems someone might have with blogging. Pre-order the book I am writing use the…
Using Writing to Promote A Podcast
May 25 • 24 min
In this episode, I discuss how to use writing to promote a podcast. I go over my goals for writing, how to writing and setup a blog, benefits of writing over podcasting, and problems someone might have with blogging. Pre-order the book I am writing use…
Interview w/ Ross Kinkade
May 18 • 15 min
In this episode Ross and Alex discuss content creation, Salesforce, and state of the internet. Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast Blog Open Podcast Forum Open Podcast Website Pre-order the book I am writing BAIB Email List Ross on Twitter…
How to Grow A Podcast on Social Media
May 11 • 17 min
In this episode I discuss how to use social media to grow a podcast audience. I go over my goals for social media, what I’ve done to grow my audience on social media, the benefits of social media promotion, and the problems with social media Survey for…
Creating Surveys for A Podcast
May 4 • 17 min
In this episode I discuss surveys for a podcast. I go over goals for a podcast survey, how to create a survey, benefits of a survey, problems, how to get people to fill out a survey, what not to do, errors that I had with my survey. Survey for the podcast…
Podcast Workflow
Apr 27 • 12 min
In this episode I discuss the BAIB workflow. I go over all the products and services I use to product the podcast. Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast Blog Open Podcast Forum Open Podcast Website BAIB Email List Support this podcast Published…
How to use Email to Grow A Podcast Audience
Apr 20 • 21 min
In this episode I discuss the BAIB mailing list. I go over the goals of my mailing list, how to setup an email of the list, lead magnets, landing pages, m y past design for the email, my current design, benefits of an email list, problems, and what not to…
The Open Podcast Blog is Live
Apr 13 • 11 min
In this episode I discuss the Open Podcast blog. I go over how the blog was built, why I started the blog, the current content on the blog, and the future of the blog, Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast Blog Open Podcast Forum Open Podcast…
Launching the Podcast on Producthunt
Apr 6 • 23 min
In this episode I discuss launching the podcast on ProductHunt. First I say hello to my listeners in Franceđź‘‹ then, I go over my goals for the launch, how I prepared, How I THINK a successful product in launched, benefits of producthunt, problems, the fact…
The Open Podcast Forum is Live
Mar 30 • 20 min
In this episode I discuss the Open Podcast forum. I go over the Telegram chat and it’s future, the discourse forum, the current content on the Discourse forum, A Discourse forum walk-through, what the Discourse forum needs, Problems with Discourse, the…
How Storytelling Can Improve Your Podcast
Mar 23 • 14 min
In this episode I discuss how learning to tell a story can improve a podcast. In this episode I go how how to tell a story, comedians and storytelling, why focus on storytelling, the benefits, and problems. Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast…
Running A Community
Mar 16 • 22 min
In this episode I discuss running a community for a podcast. In the episode I go over the benefits of running a community, problems you will run into, random tips, and how to grow a community. Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast Telegram chat…
How to Live-Streaming Podcast Recordings
Mar 9 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss live-streaming podcast recordings. In the episode I go over why people should live-stream their podcast recordings, how to live-stream, tips to creating a better live-stream experience, and problems I have discovered while…
Using Podcasting as a Lead Magnet
Mar 2 • 10 min
In this episode I discuss using podcasting as a lead magnet. During the why to use a podcast as a lead magnet, How to use the podcast as a lead magnet, the advantages and disadvantages, and who shouldn’t use podcasting as a lead magnet. Survey for the…
Time Spent Listening as a Metric for Your Podcast
Feb 24 • 11 min
In this episode I discuss a better metric to track for a podcast Time Spent Listening. I go over why TSL is a better metric, how to find it, what you can do with the information of TSL, how to get TSL to become a standard metric, why downloads is used,…
How to Interview A Podcast Guest
Feb 17 • 21 min
In this episode I discuss how to interview someone on a podcast. I go over the Do’s and Don’ts, an interview walk through, mistakes I made, and how to find great guests. Survey for the podcast Show Notes: Open Podcast Telegram chat Open Podcast Website…
Interview w/ Brendan Weinstein
Feb 10 • 50 min
In this episode Brendan and I discuss communities, education, VC, and profit-sharing Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz email me any questions: supremerumham@gmail.com Find Brendan on Twitter here…
The Importance of Owning Your Content
Feb 3 • 12 min
In this episode I discuss the importance of owning your content Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz email me any questions: supremerumham@gmail.com Support this podcast Published on Feb 3, 2020
Newsletter Launch
Jan 27 • 11 min
In this episode I discuss the launch of the newsletter Show Notes: Sign up for the newsletter here Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz email me any questions: supremerumham@gmail.com I’m on Twitter:…
Solo Podcasting
Jan 20 • 12 min
In this episode I discuss Solo Podcasting Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast email me any questions:…
Monetization of Open Podcast
Jan 13 • 10 min
In this episode I discuss how I will monetize the Open Podcast Community Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast…
Coffee and Web Development: Results
Jan 6 • 9 min
In this episode I discuss the results of the coffee and web development results Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Goals 2019 and 2020
Dec 30, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode I discuss the goals I achieved in 2019, the ones I didn’t, the ones I want to achieve for Open Podcast in 2020, and the ones I want to achieve for myself in 2020. Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here…
Great Podcasts from 2019🎙
Dec 23, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss great podcasts I’ve listened to this year Show Notes: Knowledge Project Darknet Diaries Ladybug Podcast Your Undivided Attention Derek Sivers Yo! Software Engineering Unlocked Entrepreneurs Playing Games Troublemakers Mango…
All About the Roadmap🛣
Dec 16, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode I discuss the latest roadmap🛣 Show Notes: Upload podcast to every major platform: YouTube Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Podcast Monetizationđź’°
Dec 9, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss how to monetize a podcast🎙 Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast email me any questions:…
Podcast Marketing🎙
Dec 2, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode I discuss how to market a podcast🎙 Show Notes: Automated Podcast Emails: https://transistor.fm/automatic-podcast-email/ Upload podcast to every major platform: YouTube Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here…
Product Update: Forum Edition part 2
Nov 25, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss the latest update in the progress of the forum, back-end âś… Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Fajar as a Service: https://www.fajarsiddiq.com/work Follow the podcast’s…
Why You Shouldn’t Compare Your Solo/New Podcast to Big Podcasts
Nov 18, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode I discuss why you shouldn’t compare your podcast to Big Podcasts such as Bill Burr’s Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Sergio’s website: Makerlog Follow the podcast’s Twitter for…
Finding Episode Ideas
Nov 11, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode I discuss how I find episode ideas for the podcast Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Get the newsletter here Openpodcast.xyz Ryzal’s website: https://veggsocial.com/ Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Product Update: Newsletter
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss the upcoming Open Podcast newsletter Show Notes: Get the newsletter here Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Openpodcast.xyz Konstantin’s App: https://appliku.com/ Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Growing A Community
Oct 28, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode I discuss the things I’ve learned about growing a community and problems I’ve run into. Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Openpodcast.xyz Fajar as a Service: https://www.fajarsiddiq.com/work Follow the podcast’s Twitter…
Failure to Design for Thousands of Users
Oct 21, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss the gap in my knowledge of knowing how to design a product for thousands of users, why I have this gap, and how I plan to fix it. Show Notes: Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Openpodcast.xyz Fajar as a Service:…
Coffee and Web Development
Oct 14, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode I discuss Coffee and Web Development Show notes: Leave Me Alone https://openpodcast.xyz/ Email list for Open Podcast: https://twitter.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=3b3ea7679e534fdbd33140942&id=75950d097a Follow the podcast’s…
Product Update: Forum Edition
Oct 7, 2019 • 3 min
In this episode I discuss the forum I am building for Open Podcast and other features I will build in the future. Show notes: https://openpodcast.xyz/ Email list for Open Podcast:…
Twitter Lists
Sep 30, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss Twitter lists. I discuss the reason I use them, the benefits, and the drawbacks. Show notes: https://openpodcast.xyz/ Email list for Open Podcast:…
Hire Me
Sep 23, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode I discuss the fact that I’m graduating soon, my need for a job, and my qualifications. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Learning Sass
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss my process for learning Sass Roadmap: https://dev.to/javinpaul/the-2019-web-development-frontend-backend-roadmap-4le2 Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s…
Open Podcast
Sep 9, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss my new project Open Podcast Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
My Experience on Barnacl.es
Sep 2, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss my experience on Barnacl.es Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast email me any questions:…
The Importance of Research
Aug 26, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode I discuss the importance of research, how I learned that lesson, and how I apply that lesson to design. Fajar as a Service: https://www.fajarsiddiq.com/work Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A…
Launched alertsforbtc.com on Product Hunt
Aug 19, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss why I launched on Product Hunt, What I learned about launching on the platform, and how it went. Link to launch: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/alertsforbtc-com Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the…
Benefits of Podcasting
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode I discuss the benefits of podcasting that I have found so far. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast…
Automating Sending New Blog Posts and Podcast Episodes to Email List
Aug 5, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode I walk listeners through how to automate sending new blog posts or podcast episode to their email list through the power of RSS Streaming the walk through on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/448627048 Support improving the podcast on…
Why You Should Build Your First Idea
Jul 29, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss why you should build the first idea you have. Show Notes: How to Build a Product in Public article: https://supremerumham.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/build-in-public/ Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the…
How I Have Been Growing My Twitter Following
Jul 22, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss the things I have been doing on Twitter this year to gain more followers. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
Product Update: iTunes API Edition
Jul 15, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss working with the iTunes API, my next step with it, and problems working with it. Show Notes: YouTube video that helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5f4zMj415A&t=447s My tweet about the API working:…
Chrome Extensions I Use in My Design Work
Jul 8, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss Chrome extensions that I use to help me design. Show Notes: Open Podcast on Telegram CSS Scan made by Guilherme Rizzo Sizzy made by Kitze Let’s Get Colorblind Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast…
Productivity Tips to Avoid Distractions
Jul 1, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode I give tips to help avoid being distracted while working. Show Notes: Timewarp to block websites: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/timewarp/mmmhadpnjmokjbmgamifipkjddhlfkhi?hl=en f.lux to make your screen orange:…
How I Learn New Skills
Jun 24, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss How I use Twitter, podcasts, and YouTube to learn new skills. Show Notes: Steve Schoger design tips on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/moments/994601867987619840 Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the…
Comparing Podcasting and Writing
Jun 17, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode I compare podcasting to writing. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes: https://twitter.com/BAIBpodcast email me any questions:…
Book Discussion: Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation by Chris Nodder
Jun 10, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode I discuss the book Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation by Chris Nodder. Which is about how the 7 deadly sins can be applied to interaction design Show Notes:…
Choosing a Name and Cover Art for the Podcast
Jun 3, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss why I chose the name “Building an Indie Business” for the podcast and why I made the cover art red. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for…
Comparing Podcasting and Creating Videos on YouTube
May 27, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode I compare podcasting and creating YouTube videos, what’s good and bad about both. Support improving the podcast on Patreon Support improving the podcast on Buy Me A Coffee Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on episodes:…
My Failed HackerNews Post
May 20, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode I discuss my post on HackerNews that got 0 traffic. Why I think it failed, my normal HackerNews posting habits, and what I plan to do next time. Support the podcast editing and hosting on Patreon Follow the podcast’s Twitter for updates on…
The Results of Dogs and Web Development
May 13, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss the results of the Dogs and Web Development experiment from the previous episode. I discuss my podcast promotion workflow, interest data points, and if dog content makes a difference. Dogs and Web Development episode:…
My experience on Minds.com
May 6, 2019 • 3 min
In this episode I discuss what Minds.com is, My experience on it, and what I think about the platform as a whole. Support the podcast editing and hosting on Patreon Support the podcast editing and hosting on Buy Me A Coffee email me any questions:…
Dogs and Web Development
Apr 29, 2019 • 3 min
In this episode I discuss web development and dogs. Twitter Conversation about dog content: https://twitter.com/supremerumham/status/1092983659131326464 Support the podcast editing and hosting email me any questions: srhpodcast@gmail.com I’m on Twitter:…
Book Discussion: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Apr 28, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode I discuss the basic ideas of the book and I give a short review of it. The book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26156469-never-split-the-difference Show Notes: “I didn’t go to school for that” is an ” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia…
How to Build a Product in Public
Apr 28, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode I discuss how to build a product in public. Why to build a product in public. How and why to use Twitter, Twitch, Makerlog, Writing, Podcasting, and communities such as Reddit, Quora, and Indiehackers to do it. I give my first product…
Quora as a marketing channel
Apr 15, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss Quora as a marketing channel. I talk about my stats on Quora after 3 months, My experience on Quora, and if I this it is worth it. My article on Apple and the Podcast market:…
How to Add Dark Mode to Your Website in Vanilla JavaScript
Apr 8, 2019 • 8 min
This is a very experimental episode where I walk listeners through how to add dark mode to your website. I discuss reasons you should add dark mode to your website too!! I live-streamed it on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/404722053 Support the…
The 1% rule: How I learn and get things done
Apr 1, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I discuss the 1% rule for how I get things done. I discuss what it is and how I built the habit. Support the podcast editing and hosting email me any questions: srhpodcast@gmail.com I’m on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SupremeRumHam Blog:…
Alertsforcc.com Reflection
Mar 18, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I discuss my previous project alertsforcc.com. I reflect on what I did wrong, what I did right, and what I should have done. Along with a quick product update. Support the podcast editing and hosting email me any questions:…
A little about myself and the directory
Mar 8, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode I answer some questions Why I started the podcast? Why I decided to start building a podcast directory? How will I be monetizing the directory? Where I came up with the handle ‘@supremerumham’? Link to video:…
About the Podcast
Mar 8, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode I talk about the future of the podcast. <p><a href=” https://www.patreon.com/supremerumham” rel=”payment”>Support the podcast editing and hosting</a></p> <p>email me any questions: srhpodcast@gmail.com</p> <p>&nbsp;I’m on Twitter: <a…
Trailer
Mar 8, 2019 • 0 min
Welcome!! For this podcast I will be documenting my progress building a podcast directory. My goal is to educate others through my decisions and my work. You can email me any questions here: srhpodcast@gmail.com Blog: https://supremerumham.wordpress.com/…