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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

By Transistor.fm

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2021? Thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.

  1. 1.
    We're doing this and it's weird01/26/2021
    37:46
  2. 2.
    Podcast companies losing money?01/19/2021
    44:06
  3. 3.
    Jason Fried – you can't control the market12/29/2020
    53:37
  4. 4.
    What happened after Simon went full time on his SaaS?12/15/2020
    52:50
  5. 5.
    Landsman on software11/17/2020
    46:44
  6. 6.
    How fragile is the prosumer SaaS market?11/10/2020
    29:35
  7. 7.
    What it takes to launch a SaaS09/22/2020
    1:08:57
  8. 8.
    THE FEAR09/15/2020
    40:01
  1. 9.
    Do you really need to build an audience?09/08/2020
    1:21:24
  2. 10.
    Break out08/04/2020
    45:51
  3. 11.
    Talking about an acquisition06/30/2020
    51:50
  4. 12.
    It's just too much06/16/2020
    39:06
  5. 13.
    Waking up06/09/2020
    25:50
  6. 14.
    Why there's no episode today05/26/2020
    3:38
  7. 15.
    Building software for 203005/19/2020
    45:47
  8. 16.
    Simon is going full-time05/13/2020
    56:27
  9. 17.
    They stole our idea!05/05/2020
    48:26
  10. 18.
    Starting over again on our SaaS04/28/2020
    58:38
  11. 19.
    What should we build next?04/21/2020
    48:52
  12. 20.
    How coronavirus is impacting revenue04/14/2020
    1:02:24
  13. 21.
    Giuuuuuuuunta04/07/2020
    1:15:43
  14. 22.
    Pants-driven development03/31/2020
    43:47
  15. 23.
    How are founders handling the pandemic?03/24/2020
    44:09
  16. 24.
    Maybe you shouldn't start a software company03/17/2020
    51:47
  17. 25.
    All that he wants03/10/2020
    45:01
  18. 26.
    Should you start a startup with your spouse?03/03/2020
    52:00
  19. 27.
    What's driving you now?02/25/2020
    58:40
  20. 28.
    Clearing the air02/18/2020
    39:48
  21. 29.
    Anxiety about what might happen with the business02/11/2020
    35:29
  22. 30.
    A cloudy feeling of dread02/04/2020
    30:56
  23. 31.
    Who gets paid, and who doesn't?01/28/2020
    40:25
  24. 32.
    What's your sustainable competitive advantage?01/21/2020
    1:11:43
  25. 33.
    The challenges of being in (the wrong) business01/14/2020
    51:05
  26. 34.
    What happens tomorrow?12/31/2019
    14:51
  27. 35.
    A Christmas Eve SEO scare12/24/2019
    38:18
  28. 36.
    Should you build an audience first?12/17/2019
    41:54
  29. 37.
    How did we do on last year's predictions?12/10/2019
    44:03
  30. 38.
    What should we do in 2020?12/03/2019
    38:07
  31. 39.
    Why we stopped sharing our revenue numbers11/26/2019
    39:34
  32. 40.
    Throwing computers off a tall building11/19/2019
    41:18
  33. 41.
    Why did this take so long?11/12/2019
    40:37
  34. 42.
    Desktop life11/05/2019
    42:01
  35. 43.
    Limitless growth!10/29/2019
    55:24
  36. 44.
    "Launched" with quotation marks10/22/2019
    43:26
  37. 45.
    What's threatening our business?10/15/2019
    54:28
  38. 46.
    $30k in MRR – how does this feel?10/08/2019
    51:13
  39. 47.
    How do you even sleep at night?10/01/2019
    46:28
  40. 48.
    Bootstrapping loneliness09/24/2019
    37:56
  41. 49.
    Is it a good idea to be a transparent startup?09/17/2019
    44:38
  42. 50.
    How much MRR is enough?09/10/2019
    44:26
  43. 51.
    Change is in the air09/03/2019
    47:33
  44. 52.
    The constant feature release cycle08/27/2019
    41:12
  45. 53.
    WHO DELETED MY CODE?!?!08/20/2019
    44:46
  46. 54.
    How we're Shaping Up08/13/2019
    36:17
  47. 55.
    Jason Fried wants to delete our backlog08/06/2019
    50:23
  48. 56.
    No sleep 'till Brooklyn (what we learned in New York)07/30/2019
    50:03
  49. 57.
    Once you launch, you're immediately behind07/23/2019
    43:45
  50. 58.
    Your backlog is making me thirsty07/16/2019
    45:22
  51. 59.
    What if there's an accident?07/09/2019
    53:31
  52. 60.
    Jon's big announcement07/02/2019
    48:03
  53. 61.
    I want to work at Transistor.fm06/25/2019
    43:23
  54. 62.
    We took funding (from our customers)06/18/2019
    46:56
  55. 63.
    "I can't believe you're using that in production"06/11/2019
    45:53
  56. 64.
    How big of a market should you target?06/04/2019
    49:12
  57. 65.
    Four different git branches in various unfinished states05/28/2019
    45:40
  58. 66.
    You can't put me in a box05/21/2019
    36:05
  59. 67.
    Wrestling with our company's growth05/14/2019
    43:41
  60. 68.
    Burn it all to the ground05/07/2019
    48:59
  61. 69.
    Keeping the dream alive in Portland04/30/2019
    37:19
  62. 70.
    The "charge more" debate04/23/2019
    58:55
  63. 71.
    Taylor Otwell: "PHP (and a cheap laptop) changed my life"04/16/2019
    57:47
  64. 72.
    The market for your startup matters04/09/2019
    46:43
  65. 73.
    When should bootstrappers get paid?04/02/2019
    45:21
  66. 74.
    Worst day ever03/26/2019
    51:08
  67. 75.
    Pro athletes are mocking me on the internet03/19/2019
    48:37
  68. 76.
    Do startups need specialists or generalists?03/12/2019
    45:50
  69. 77.
    Full-on sweatpants mode03/05/2019
    46:38
  70. 78.
    Did we solve our bandwidth cost crisis? 02/26/2019
    44:09
  71. 79.
    Counting beans and getting hit by a bus02/19/2019
    48:33
  72. 80.
    Is this the best time to start a podcasting startup?02/13/2019
    51:18
  73. 81.
    Getting real: sharing our founder struggles02/05/2019
    43:15
  74. 82.
    How to grow your audience01/29/2019
    42:22
  75. 83.
    Should startups worry about their competition?01/22/2019
    44:11
  76. 84.
    Marketing tactics for your SaaS: how to get the word out01/15/2019
    33:26
  77. 85.
    Our predictions for 201901/08/2019
    58:25
  78. 86.
    How to find the right customers for your software business12/19/2018
    31:48
  79. 87.
    Let's chat about the podcast industry12/13/2018
    42:45
  80. 88.
    Why does Jon need a co-founder?12/05/2018
    42:33
  81. 89.
    How did you split equity in Transistor?11/27/2018
    20:29
  82. 90.
    Interesting ways you can use a podcast11/20/2018
    45:34
  83. 91.
    Insulating our recording studio with dollar bills11/13/2018
    40:22
  84. 92.
    There's a new funding option for bootstrapped founders11/06/2018
    47:41
  85. 93.
    Your startup's expenses are too high10/30/2018
    56:56
  86. 94.
    How'd you get into computers? (Apple II, PC clones, BBSes, CYBERSPACE)10/23/2018
    1:12:43
  87. 95.
    You forgot $20,000 in your snowboard pocket10/10/2018
    58:32
  88. 96.
    You drew a prototype on that napkin from Portland10/02/2018
    50:14
  89. 97.
    What's the most important metric for a web app?09/25/2018
    46:23
  90. 98.
    We have some explaining to do09/18/2018
    45:11
  91. 99.
    Your revenue forecast is wrong08/28/2018
    45:46
  92. 100.
    The problem with podcasts08/21/2018
    53:15
  93. 101.
    What's a good conversion rate for a web app?08/14/2018
    30:26
  94. 102.
    Launch week hangover08/07/2018
    27:51
  95. 103.
    The opposite of bored money07/24/2018
    9:21
  96. 104.
    Startup advice from Justin Kan, Stephanie Hulburt, and Naval07/17/2018
    29:49
  97. 105.
    Meet me in Chicago07/10/2018
    35:57
  98. 106.
    I see Spots07/03/2018
    41:33
  99. 107.
    Our Voltron needs fuel06/26/2018
    31:36
  100. 108.
    Teaser: I don't want to get crushed by the VC monster06/19/2018
    1:07
  101. 109.
    Bonus: building a SaaS on the side is hard!06/12/2018
    32:06
  102. 110.
    SaaS pricing advice from Rob Walling and Patrick Campbell06/05/2018
    48:11
  103. 111.
    What does Nathan Barry think of podcast hosting pricing?05/29/2018
    11:31
  104. 112.
    How should we price our SaaS?05/22/2018
    57:12
  105. 113.
    Should we make our revenue numbers public?05/15/2018
    46:20
  106. 114.
    How to validate your product idea05/08/2018
    37:44
  107. 115.
    Live from Las Vegas05/02/2018
    49:15
  108. 116.
    How to organize your time when your startup is your side-hustle04/24/2018
    48:29
  109. 117.
    Startup money04/17/2018
    48:31
  110. 118.
    We need to talk04/10/2018
    37:17
  111. 119.
    My teenager wants to play Dungeons & Dragons04/03/2018
    52:05
  112. 120.
    Six screens and a power glove03/27/2018
    56:30
  113. 121.
    What are you scared of?03/20/2018
    44:34
  114. 122.
    I want Castle Grayskull03/13/2018
    33:45
  115. 123.
    How to find a cofounder (our story)03/06/2018
    37:18
  116. 124.
    What does it take to build a SaaS these days?02/17/2018
    5:44

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