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The Indie Worldwide Podcast
32 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
The easiest way to grow Shopify stores with Kaus Manjita
Follow Kaus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmanjitaIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
22 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Using profitable paid ads to build a $10,000 MRR business
Jamie Tam is a Shopify merchant turned app maker. He previously ran a profitable drop-shipping business but realized there was no great ways to track his profitability within Shopify, so he built Profit Calc. His app is now making more than $10,000 per month with no employees and 80% margins.Links:https://apps.shopify.com/profit-calc Understand Your Profit With: Dashboards, Analytics, & Insightshttps://www.ecommerceeducated.com/ Jamie's new blogIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
19 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
How Shar grew Billflow to $20,000 in MRR
Shar is the Founder & CEO of Billflow. Focusing on SaaS pricing, billing, and no-code. http://billflow.ioIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
26 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
$150,000,000 in the next 2 years w/ Ganesh from AI Hello
Ganesh participated in the 100 in 100 challenge and finished at the top of the leaderboard. Now they're well past 100 customers and have already hit $15,000 in MRR with the audacious goal of growing to $10 Million in ARR in the next two years and hitting a $150 Million evaluation (based on a 15x multiple). Not outrageous at all if you consider their recent growth of 40% MoM.AiHello AutoPilot automates Amazon PPC to reduce ad costs, increase revenues and decrease your time spent on managing Amazon Ads.https://www.aihello.com/Indie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie...Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
29 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Franco Gobbo: What is AB Testing?
00:00 Intro05:00 What is AB Testing AI work?07:00 Multi Armed Bandit10:00 Landing Marquis Partners12:30 Growth through white labeling15:30 Enterprise Sales20:25 Growth Goals & SEOAlternate title: "Marketing God Makes 7 figures in less than a week (you won't believe...)"
33 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Charlie Ward: Grow a community by empowering your members
Charlie Ward is the founder of Weekend Club, a remote co-working club for bootstrapped founders. Over the last few years he's grown the club to ramen-profitability and scaled to host multiple events every single week (weekdays too!). In this interview we discuss how to start your community, how to scale it, and how to empower your members to become leaders.Topics we cover:- Member led events- Indie Hacking w/ a job- Indie London- Weekend Club- processes of scaling community systems, growth as we'll- Navigating going in and out of a lockdown- Plans for coming out of the lockdownCharlie Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlierwardJoin the club: weekendclub.coIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
32 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Judo Hacker: How he's built and grown PowerImporter
Indie hacker since 2011, full-stack web developer since 1997, Marc LG aka The Judo Hacker is the founder of PowerImporter — the easiest nocode tool for updating your Webflow CMS.
28 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Noah Bragg: Building Potion.so in public on Twitter
Build in public to market your brand, keep yourself on task, and grow your audience as a maker. Learn from two makers building in public on Twitch and on Twitter and apply their learnings to your own startup journey.Noah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/noahwbraggAbout Noah Bragg:Building @potion_so in public. Co-host of @pjourneypod. Transparently tweeting about what he's building and the journey to get Potion to 5k MRR.Indie Worldwide is an online meetup group for indie hackers, makers, and bootstrapped founders.What you'll find at Indie Worldwide: Passionate founders and indie hackers to bounce ideas off of. Business partners, clients, and beta testers. Motivation and support from people going through the same journey. A global network impossible to create if you only meet people in your own city.
35 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Building a startup in public on Twitch.tv
Dan aka “Roxkstar74” building in public on TwitchDan is the founder of TwitchToTIkTok and is currently building a new startup live from Thailand on Twitch.https://twitter.com/roxkstar74https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1031807181Build in public to market your brand, keep yourself on task, and grow your audience as a maker. Learn from two makers building in public on Twitch and on Twitter and apply their learnings to your own startup journey.Q&A w/ DanQuestions:Which came first stream or startup?What is the startup?What were you working on before?logistics of a Twitch stream.Who do you follow on Twitch?On the go streaming?What should a brand new startup streamer do to get viewers?
31 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Paulina Masson: Growing a 7-figure business with SEO
Software developer by background, Paulina Masson is now focused on marketing and growing her startups through SEO. In this episode we talk about her previous success selling Shopkeeper and how she's planning to grow CreatorBooks.Follow Paulina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonlightpaulina/CreatorBooks: Most creators hate logging into multiple affiliate networks to check how much money they made. We aggregate your earnings from YouTube ads, Patreon donations, affiliate programs and product sales, so you can ditch your manual spreadsheets and focus on what you do best - creating new content. Shopkeeper: Most Amazon sellers hate combining 72 types of fees from Seller Central spreadsheets, to check if their products are profitable. We do the boring part of aggregating it for you, so you can focus on the fun part - making important decisions based on this data, to grow your Amazon business.
31 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Andrew Gazdecki: How to Sell Your Startup
Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/agazdeckiIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Indie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideJoin the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie...Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrioAltera Staffing mentioned at 22:00 https://www.alterastaffing.com/Timestamps:00:00 - 1:00 Intro1:00 - 4:45 Why was MicroAcquire started4:45 - 6:50 Who gets a 10x multiple?6:50 - 13:15 Why to hire a CFO as soon as possible13:15 - 15:50 How to hire a CFO?15:50 - 20:10 Who should sell on MicroAcquire?20:10 - 23:10 Outsource recruiting23:10 - 26:43 The best time to sell a startup.26:43 - 27:50 Why choose MicroAcquire?27:50 - 30:00 Types of businesses that are doing well?30:00 - 31:06 OutroIndie Worldwide:The online meetup group for indie makers. Video chats and 1-on-1 matching with makers around the world.Micro Acquire:Startup acquisition marketplace. Free. Private. No middlemen.Start the right acquisition conversations at your own pace. Get free and instant access to 30,000+ trusted buyers with total anonymity. Say goodbye to brokers and meet your ideal buyer today.
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Rosie Sherry: Q&A on Community Building
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gwHUgMMOJYGet Your Community Dashboard: https://orbit.love/?ref=indieworldwid...Rosie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosiesherryAnthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrioIndie Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indie_worldwideIndie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/Rosie Sherry has previously worked at Indie Hackers as a community manager, is the founder of the Ministry of Test, and currently runs community for Orbit.Orbit:Build relationships, not spreadsheetsGrow and measure your community across any platform with Orbit, mission control for your community.Ministry of Testing:MoT is community of 25,000+ software testing and quality professionals.A place to learn, connect, attend, and contribute as we co-create better testing.
42 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
How to design a community - Preet Singh, DesignX
Most of the budget spent on conferences isn't returned. The content isn't why people go to conferences. They're a moral booster and a networking opportunity. Speakers are the hook, community is what keeps people coming back.In-person conferences are still more profitable (for DesignX), mostly because they're charging less for tickets. Even though there are less costs.Sponsors also are able to justify a higher-budget for the in-person conferences. The idea that they get a physical booth makes it easier to sell that higher price point.When building a community, improve constantly. Focus on values. Axe people or aspects of the community that don't fit those values or goals.Day 1 of starting a new community: identify what unites the community. To build a room you need the walls and a door. Some kind of constraint. Go as niche as possible, you can always go broad later. Find out how people are already connecting. It's not that different than building a Saas company, but it's a longer-term value play.Start with an event. Not every group needs a Slack group. Start with a one time thing and grow from there. Don't be afraid of collaborations and existing communities. See if there's some way you can work together with them to build your own unique vision. You can go farther together.Start with great content when creating a conference. Make sure the speakers are great. Have a good delivery mechanism. Allow time for natural interactions. Optimize for authenticity. People are more forgiving of live-events, the flaws make it interesting and authentic.Community building is an art not a science. Lean in to your own personal style.Takeaways for virtual conference organizers:- Get big name and interesting speakers to draw people in- Create a sense of community to keep people coming back- Address sponsorship concerns to get a higher price-point, why do they want a physical booth? How can you deliver that same value? + Point out the money they save on hotel and flight + Guarantee a similar number of one on one interactions with conference-goersConnect with Preet and the DesignX community:https://twitter.com/DesignSinghhttps://designx.community/Connect with Indie Worldwide:https://twitter.com/indie_worldwidehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrioQ&A w/ Preet Singh from the Design X Community00:00 Intro03:30 Going Virtual06:50 Why do people pay for conferences09:40 User psychology of conference-goers12:02 Which is more profitable: virtual or in-person?15:30 What makes a community worth joining?18:11 How to bootstrap a community from scratch21:30 Grow faster with collaborations29:35 There's no rules, do what makes sense for your group34:22 How to host a great conference40:25 Closing remarks
57 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
This Indie Hacker Built a Charity - Nakkeeran Raveendran, We Care Social
Nak on Indie Hackers: https://www.indiehackers.com/Nakkeeran/historyAnthony https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrioFounders' Club https://indieworldwide.co/founders-clubIndie Worldwidehttps://indieworldwide.co/https://twitter.com/indie_worldwidehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/
61 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
70+ projects launched in 20 years, interview w/ Mubs, FounderPath
Founders' Club: https://indieworldwide.co/founders-clubMubs: https://twitter.com/mubashariqbal https://mubs.me/ https://iworkedon.com/@mubashariqbalFounderPath: https://founderpath.com/Indie Worldwide: https://indieworldwide.co/ https://twitter.com/indie_worldwide https://www.facebook.com/groups/indie.worldwide/Anthony: https://twitter.com/AnthonyCastrio
56 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
30,000 active users and 100% monthly growth w/ Taylor Nieman of Toucan
This episode was originally recorded Nov 22nd, 2020Get the Toucan Chrome Extension here: https://jointoucan.com/Indie Worldwide website: https://indieworldwide.co/
61 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Podcasting as a growth channel w/ Michaela Greiler of Software Engineering Unlocked
Originally recorded November 25th, 2020.Listen to Michaela's podcast: Software Engineering Unlocked https://www.software-engineering-unlocked.com/
82 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
$10,000 in two days with 𝙷𝚊𝙺𝚛 from Simple Ops
This episode was originally recorded on November 17th, 2020.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oLeNW7b_2E0
114 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Acquired by Tencent at 18 years old for $2 million dollars w/ Richard Kong of Gravity Tales
This podcast episode was originally recorded as part of a live meetup at Indie Worldwide on November 11th, 2020.https://indieworldwide.co/
59 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Pierre De Wulf, ScrapingBee - The weird and wonderful world of web scrapers.
This podcast was originally recorded on November 4th, 2020. You can also watch this podcast on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ipGJ8DHTDiE
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