The Indie Hackers Podcast

By Courtland Allen

About this podcast   English    United States

I'm Courtland Allen, and on IndieHackers.com I've interviewed hundreds of developers about how they've built, marketed, and grown their side projects into profitable online businesses. The Indie Hackers Podcast dives even deeper into the strategies and tactics behind making money online. I'll be speaking with the founders of businesses both big and small, from people working a few hours a week on side projects that generate $500/month, to CEOs who've grown their startups to millions of dollars in annual revenue. Whether you're currently running your own business or you're an aspiring entrepreneur, you'll learn by example the fundamentals behind coming up with valuable ideas, testing the market to see if they'll work, finding your first customers, marketing and growing your business, and becoming a financially independent indie hacker.
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Steli Efti (@steli) has always had something to prove. After starting numerous successful businesses in Germany as a young entrepreneur, he moved to Silicon Valley to try his hand at the startup game, and was met with years of unexpected hardship and failure. Learn how Steli improved his psychology, habits, and skills as a founder; developed better relationships with the people he worked with,Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/053-steli-efti-of-close-io
May 16, 2018
When the founders of Remix released a side project that unexpectedly went viral, they put their heads together and decided to turn it into a startup. Co-founders Tiffany Chu and Danny Whalen share how they were able to build instantly popular software, the mistakes they made and lessons they learned selling it to the governments who needed it, and how they grew from 4 founders and no customers to a 55-person team serving 275 cities and transit agencies across the world.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/052-tiffany-and-danny-of-remix
April 27, 2018 · transcript
When Rand Fishkin (@randfish) was $500,000 in debt, he decided to save his company and the relationships within his family by… starting a blog. He went on to grow a massive audience and transform his services business into Moz, an SEO and marketing company the helped grow to $47M in annual revenue. Learn how persistence, a deep-rooted understanding of marketing, and genuine values that he refused to compromise on helped Rand find his way as a founder.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/051-rand-fishkin-of-moz-and-sparktoro
April 19, 2018
Katelyn Gleason (@katgleason) has been never satisfied with working for somebody else, and she's never been afraid to break into a new field and aim straight for the top. Today, she's the founder and CEO of Eligible, a rapidly-growing business in the difficult and highly-regulated healthcare and insurance industries. Learn how she used the knowledge she gained as a salesperson to develop a category-defining product, and how she goes about learning whatever is necessary for overcoming the next obstacle in her path.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/050-katelyn-gleason-of-eligible
April 13, 2018
Josh Kaufman (@joshkaufman) has read a lot of business books. He also happens to be the author of The Personal MBA, easily one of the best business book in existence. In it, he lays out the fundamental concepts that are core to every successful business, and in this episode, we talk about how he became the kind of person who was able to write this book.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/049-josh-kaufman-of-the-personal-mba
April 6, 2018
David Smooke (@DavidSmooke) has been working with content since he got a job as a teenager at the local newspaper. In this episode we discuss the progression of his career from employee to contractor to the owner of multiple online publications, and we learn how he bootstrapped Hacker Noon to over 600k subscribers and 10M monthly pageviews.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/048-david-smooke-of-hacker-noon
March 30, 2018
Joel Runyon (@joelrunyon) didn't start out with a whole lot. He couldn't get a job. He had no business skills. He didn't know how to code. In fact, all he had was long list of things he thought he couldn't do. In this episode, Joel talks about how he was able to pull himself up by the bootstraps and create multiple successful businesses by doing the things he was most interested in, being persistent and doubling down on the things that stuck, and literally attempting to accomplish the impossible.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/047-joel-runyon-of-impossible
March 23, 2018
Austen Allred (@austenallred) was in debt after watching his company implode. Learn how he used his entrepreneurial experience to turn things around, and then went on to create Lambda School — a successful business that changes people's lives for the better. He dives into the details behind how to align your business' success with your customers' happiness, how to decide whether or not to raise money, the future of education, and the lessons he's learned from Charlie Munger and Jeff Bezos.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/046-austen-allred-of-lambda-school
March 16, 2018
Isn't having a vision just fluff? Doesn't every business need to start with the practical realities first? Max Lytvyn doesn't think so. In this episode he tells the story behind how he and his cofounder started with nothing but a vision, and used that to bootstrap Grammarly into a massively profitable business with hundreds of employees.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/045-max-lytvyn-of-grammarly
March 9, 2018 · transcript
Stephanie Hurlburt (@sehurlburt) shares the story of how she went from being an employee to being half of a 2-person startup that sells software to gaming companies, and all the steps in between. Learn how she quit her job, met her cofounder, landed lucrative contracting gigs, built a product, learned about sales, and stayed sane while doing it.Transcript, speaker information, and more: http://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/044-stephanie-hurlburt-of-binomial

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