The Indie SaaS Operator Podcast

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Dive into the world of Indie SaaS Startups with our Host Nikolas Chapoupis (CEO @EarlyNode). Each episode gets into the trenches alongside those who were *actually* there when it happened. To reveal the full story of what's working in SaaS right now. - Brought to you by EarlyNode.com read less
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Twitter Marketing and Building in Public with Goutham Jay (Founder of FameWall.io)
Jun 20 2023
Twitter Marketing and Building in Public with Goutham Jay (Founder of FameWall.io)
In this episode of The Indie SaaS Operator, Goutham Jay joins us with real-world advice for building in public and Twitter marketing.Tune in to learn more about:How to start building in public in 2023?Why should you test multiple marketing channels?Is a social audience necessary for successful Cold Outreach?Timestamps(00:15) - What problem does FameWall solve? (01:03) - How Goutham stumbled upon this problem? (02:56) - How Goutham deals with burnout? (05:07) - Current scale of FameWall (06:16) - When did Goutham start creating content on Twitter? (08:24) - Why is Goutham testing other marketing channels for FameWall? (10:10) - How is cold outreach going for Goutham? (12:01) - Is a social audience necessary for Cold Outreach? (13:04) - What is the future of FameWall? (15:17) - Does having employees take the fun away from the journey? (16:17) - What would Goutham do if he had to start building in public from scratch?The SaaS Operator NewsletterActionable insights from SaaS Veterans like Jason Cohen & Patrick Campbell. Subscribe for a 5-minute read, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday: earlynode.com/subscribeFollow Goutham JayOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goutham-jay-604457140/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/gouthamjay8Mentioned In The EpisodeFameWall.io - Goutham’s Current StartupReactSquad.io - React.js Agency for StartupsFollow EarlyNodeOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earlynodeOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/EarlyNodeOn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earlynode_crew/On Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/earlynodeOn Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@earlynodeOn TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@earlynodeFollow Nikolas ChapoupisOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikolas_chapOn LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/nikolas-chapoupis
Buying SaaS, startups using AI & much more with Stefan Wirth (Founder of SwiftBrief)
Jun 13 2023
Buying SaaS, startups using AI & much more with Stefan Wirth (Founder of SwiftBrief)
In this episode of The Indie SaaS Operator, Stefan Wirth joins us to talk about buying SaaS, startups using AI, and much more.Tune in to learn more about:~ Steps to take right after you buy a SaaS tool.~ A unique way to find a co-founder with marketing skills.~ Is integrating AI in your SaaS tool a good idea for the long term?Timestamps(00:09) - Story behind SwiftBrief (01:25) - What SwiftBrief does? (02:16) - How did Stefan buy SwiftBrief? (04:43) - How Stefan took over SwiftBrief and got the first few customers? (09:36) - Stefan's experience with AI integration (14:31) - What are future plans for SwiftBrief?The SaaS Operator NewsletterActionable SaaS insights from SaaS Veterans like Jason Cohen & Patrick Campbell. Subscribe for a 5-minute read, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday: https://earlynode.com/subscribeFollow Stefan WirthOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-wirth-5aa03593/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/NafetsWirthMentioned In The EpisodeSwiftBrief.com - Stefan’s Current StartupReactSquad.io - React.js Agency for StartupsAcquire.com - A Platform to Buy/Sell StartupsFollow EarlyNodeOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earlynodeOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/EarlyNodeOn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earlynode_crew/On Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/earlynodeOn Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@earlynodeOn TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@earlynodeFollow Nikolas ChapoupisOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikolas_chapOn LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/nikolas-chapoupis
Building Niche SaaS while Working a Day Job with Matthew Reid (Co-founder of PriceWell)
Jun 12 2023
Building Niche SaaS while Working a Day Job with Matthew Reid (Co-founder of PriceWell)
In this episode of The Indie SaaS Operator, Matthew Reid talks about building an indie business while working a full-time job.Tune in to learn more about:~ How to find the first few customers for your indie saas business?~ What is the best way to start working with a remote co-founder?~ Is a 4-hour work week as rewarding as it sounds?Timestamps(00:12) - What problem does Pricewell solve? (02:00) - How did they find their niche? (03:33) - The current scale of Pricewell. (04:18) - Matthew's story behind Pricewell (05:08) - Was his 4-day workweek experience rewarding? (07:22) - Why he chose the indie route over VC-backed? (09:00) - How did Pricewell get its first few customers? (11:14) - What worked for Pricewell to find the first few customers? (13:00) - What are the future plans for Pricewell? (14:10) - How does Matt balance marketing and development? (17:04) - The IndieHacker story of Matthew & his Co-founder? (21:25) - The Big Vision for Pricewell. (23:30) - What would Matt do differently if he could start from scratch?The SaaS Operator NewsletterLight-hearted SaaS Insights From SaaS Veterans like Jason Cohen & Patrick Campbell. Subscribe for A 5-Min Read Delivered To Your Inbox Every Tuesday: https://earlynode.com/subscribeFollow Matthew ReidOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-reid-0968161b/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Matthew_ReidMentioned In The EpisodePriceWell.io - Matt’s Current StartupReactSquad.io - React.js Agency for StartupsIndieHackers.com - A Social Platform for Indie EntrepreneursFollow EarlyNodeOn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earlynodeOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/EarlyNodeOn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earlynode_crew/On Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/earlynodeOn Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@earlynodeOn TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@earlynodeFollow Nikolas ChapoupisOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikolas_chapOn LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/nikolas-chapoupis