Bootstrapping Saas

Bootstrapping Saas

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Bootstrapping Saas is a podcast where I document my attempts at getting to $10K in MRR with my Saas products as a one man show (designer, developer, marketer).


Claritask as a side project
May 25 • 21 min
Talking about how I want to treat Claritask as a side project and how it feels more successful as such.
Catching up with Corey — Part Deux
May 15 • 67 min
Corey and I come together for the second time in 9 months and talk about what we’re up to, mass media and how it affects our reality, our purpose as bootstrappers, and a whole lot more.
The importance of having the right co-founder
May 11 • 44 min
In this episode I explore the importance of having the right co-founder, including audio clips from Arvid Kahl, Justin Jackson, and Simon Bennett.
Online Friends
May 2 • 28 min
The importance of having online friends who share the same struggles and journey, and more.
1 Year of Bootstrapping Saas
Apr 19 • 30 min
I’m back after 6 weeks MIA
Sales and marketing efforts
Mar 8 • 16 min
Details on my sales & marketing efforts and their results so far
Selling a solution VS a comodity
Feb 28 • 10 min
Dealing with a conundrum about if offline selling is needed when selling a solution like Claritask
Claritask is 1
Feb 16 • 24 min
Celebrating Claritask, looking back at things that worked, and what’s ahead.
How to find an idea… my way
Feb 9 • 22 min
Speaking to Noah and Ben got me into thinking how I would go about finding an idea to work on
Talking Shop with Helen Ryles
Feb 1 • 52 min
Helen has a lot to share with insights about her product making and how she goes about marketing and selling them to the world.
How I got here
Jan 26 • 25 min
A few personal things to share.
Just a quick update
Jan 18 • 21 min
A quick update of what’s working with Claritask and what’s ahead
Feeling like a cheat
Jan 11 • 20 min
Having mixed feelings with doing client work and chasing a dream.
Moving forward this 2020
Jan 3 • 30 min
Talking about the ups and downs of last year and what I am working on now. Support my journey on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bootsaas
Get Lucky! (A blog post)
Dec 19, 2019 • 5 min
Not a regular episode, just something I wrote about how I think about Luck and Getting Lucky!
Back from MIA
Dec 15, 2019 • 17 min
A recap of events in the past 6 weeks. Probably the last episode of this year. Happy Holidays y’all!
Is Bootstrapped Investor a thing?
Nov 1, 2019 • 28 min
Talking specifics with the potential investor and the benefits of transparency
Back on Claritask
Oct 20, 2019 • 26 min
I am back working on Claritask after almost 6 weeks away from consulting on client projects.
What I wished for my birthday
Oct 14, 2019 • 28 min
It was my birthday so I had time to reflect and ponder
I need a new business model
Oct 9, 2019 • 23 min
Working on client work on one side and running Claritask on the other is proving to be hard.
Speaking to Corey Gwin
Oct 6, 2019 • 76 min
We sat down to talk about boostrapping life and decided to publish this for everyone.
Things are good
Sep 22, 2019 • 36 min
With my finances being in control I feel a bit better of how things are progressing forward
Discipline
Sep 15, 2019 • 11 min
Moving forward more efficiently with a razor focused mind.
Grinding and fighting a (good) fight
Sep 8, 2019 • 24 min
Some new consultancy work is taking me away from Claritask, but it’s helping me keep the lights on until Claritask reaches to $1K MRR
Sales in a Bootstrapped Saas with Louis Nicholls
Aug 31, 2019 • 66 min
Speaking with Louis Nichols on how boostrappers should focus more on sales and less in marketing, in the early days.
The one where I have a lot to say
Aug 23, 2019 • 32 min
A tonne of things went on and I had a lot to say
Focusing on the ones who love Claritask
Aug 12, 2019 • 17 min
Video format here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKr0lHMsRdA Thought I almost lost this episode as I didn’t press the record button on Garage band. Listen for details how it went down : ) In this episode, I talk about how I want to continue focusing on…
How I work
Aug 3, 2019 • 21 min
Details on how I plan my work around Claritask features, tasks, support — and client work.
Embracing Bootstrapper Life
Jul 28, 2019 • 16 min
Notes on how I’m falling more in love with bootstrapping On Youtube: https://youtu.be/LOTT3APAOAU
Milestone: $500 All Time Revenue
Jul 20, 2019 • 23 min
Talking about crossing the $500 all time revenue with Claritask and having $200 for the first time in the business bank account.
Getting my head out of my ass
Jul 5, 2019 • 20 min
Talking about how the angel investment didn’t go through and how a listener friend make me realize a few things.
Should I be taking Angel investment?
Jun 21, 2019 • 29 min
Recorded this right after speaking with the potential angel investor in NYC who is interested in Claritask. My cons/pros regarding this potential investment and few more things.
Not doing what I should be doing!
Jun 16, 2019 • 18 min
I should be hanging out more in places where my potential clients hang out and less in Twitter where I feed my vanity.
Loving the boring bits and the Saas grind
Jun 9, 2019 • 32 min
An episode with a ton of talk on the boring side of Saas, the seriousness of having a growing user base, thinking about how it would be with an investment and taking a few listener questions.
When not to quit and how to run your Saas as a hobby
Jun 2, 2019 • 20 min
How to know when you have positive signals in your product and why not to quit. Also, running your business as a hobby could be beneficial on you talk to your customers and how you run your product overall.
Lead problems and what I’ll be doing next
May 26, 2019 • 26 min
EP06 is the first episode recorded with a proper microphone. I talk about how I am still having trouble generating more leads and what I will do this coming week on fixing this problem (new content angle on the website and highly prospected direct emails…
Weekly confessions while driving
May 19, 2019 • 29 min
Recorded this episode while driving. Taking a listener question and talking about my final-ish focus on marketing efforts.
Content marketing, the long game, and getting lucky
May 10, 2019 • 27 min
Talking about Content Marketing, “The numbers game”, Luck, and a few stats
Overwhelmed with work, taking small steps, and delighting customers
May 3, 2019 • 22 min
New pricing plans & the way forward
Apr 26, 2019 • 33 min
Worked less, did more. New pricing plans and few discoveries along the way.
Growth strategies I am currently considering
Apr 19, 2019 • 26 min
Various channels and tactics on how to increase the number of qualified leads for Claritask.com