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Jan. 20, 2023

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Build Service-Based Businesses Before P…

Meet Stefan Palios (@stefanpalios) — an almost-corporate type turned freelance writer, strategist, and coach. After graduating from Yale, Stefan went into corporate consulting. But he quickly realized that his real passion was helping entrepreneurs ...

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Jan. 13, 2023

He’s A Carnival Psychic Turned Entrepreneur — Meet Brian Groat

Meet Brian Groat (@BGroat) founder of Intersect Home Services — a hyper-growth home services business. Growing up around fairs and carnivals Brian mastered the art of speed-reading people and applying powerful persuasion. After leaving that world be...

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Jan. 6, 2023

He’s a NASA Engineer Turned Entrepreneur — And He’s Building the Patr…

Meet Christopher Niblett (@niblettc89), the founder and CEO of Bizzly. Chris has always had a diverse set of interests — from cars, to software, to podcasts, to start ups. A software engineer by trade, Chris spent the last several years …

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Dec. 16, 2022

Why More Indie Hackers Should Care About Podcasting

Meet James McKinven (@jmckinven) — founder of Whitstable Craft (a DTC handcrafted leather goods brand) and host of the popular Indie Bites and This Indie Life podcasts. James is a marketer by trade but has always had the itch to …

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Dec. 9, 2022

Why Being Ridiculously Joyful Can be an ”Unfair Advantage” for Entrep…

Meet Justin Charisma (@itsJustinCee) — Founder of CrowdParty, a Jackbox TV-like app that's on a mission to build the Netflix for workplace games. Justin is bullish on the importance of spreading joy throughout every interaction he has with a team …

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Dec. 2, 2022

How to Get Your SaaS Project to $500 in MRR Without Leaving Your Day …

Meet Matt Reid (@Matthew_Reid) is the founder of PriceWell — a no-code tool for building Stripe subscriptions for your website. In this episode of Zero to (point) One, Matt and Zach chat about: lessons Matt learned about startups while working …

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Nov. 18, 2022

How to Get to $5k in MRR as an Indie Hacker Without Selling SaaS

Meet Charlie Ward (@charlierward) — the founder of Ramen Club, a community focused on helping founders get to ramen profitability, and beyond. Charlie loves the intersection of ideas and community. A software developer by trade, Charlie is always t...

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Nov. 11, 2022

He’s on a Mission to Build the Y Combinator for Bootstrapped Founders

Meet Tiago Ferreira (@wbetiago), founder of the Wannabe Entrepreneur community. Tiago had dreamed of the day he'd be able to work for himself, but the moment he actually quit his day job, fear overcame him. As a way of calming …

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Nov. 4, 2022

He Worked for Tai Lopez — Now He’s Building a Gamified Habit Tracker …

Meet Marc Louvion (@marc_louvion) — a software developer originally from France now living in Bali. Marc has always loved building things — particularly anything that has to do with games. So, when Tai Lopez (the somewhat infamous internet marketer) ask...

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Oct. 28, 2022

How to Pick a Revenue Model for Your SaaS Project

Meet Cam Blackwood (@CamBlackwood95), Co-Founder of The Coder Career. After spending years working as a technical recruiter, Cam realized that the community needed better resources to help assess talent and help job seekers find the right gig. And that...

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Oct. 21, 2022

How to Know It’s Time to Go All In on Your Bootstrapped SaaS Project

Liz and her husband Lukas met while volunteering in New York after Hurricane Sandy hit. Lukas is a developer and had always dreamed of working for himself, and Liz was ready for a career pivot after working in humanitarian relief …

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Oct. 14, 2022

She Went Viral on TikTok — Now, 94% of Her Sales Come from the App. M…

Meet Callie Goodwin (@CallieGoodwin) founder of Sparks of Joy — a custom greeting card service. After being exposed to COVID early on in the pandemic, Callie was stuck quarantining inside, by herself, for two solid weeks. And while most of …

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Oct. 7, 2022

She Built the Fantasy Football for US Politics — Now She’s Building a…

Meet Allison Seboldt (@allison_seboldt) — founder of Fantasy Congress and PageFactory. Allison was born and raised on a small farm. She spent her afternoons trying to catch turtles in the small ponds that were scattered across her family's properties. ...

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Sept. 30, 2022

How to Bootstrap a Productized Services Business — Meet Scott Millard…

Scott Millard (@scottcmillard) fell in love with shooting, editing, and producing videos at age 13. While working in marketing at tech start ups over the last few years, Scott was shocked by how few SasS companies had good product explainer …

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Sept. 24, 2022

He Launched One of the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns of All T…

Syed Rahman (@shapingelements) designed The Micro, a consumer-friendly, sub-$300 3D printer, which went on to be one of the best performing kickstarter campaigns of all time. Today, he's building products for creators —like Coffees with Creators which a...

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Sept. 16, 2022

Why More Bootstrapped Founders Should Dive Into Massive Markets BEFOR…

Growing up, Mike Sallese's (@MikeSallese9) Christmas list was full of requests for both the latest tech gadgets and athletic gear. Mike played basketball from grade school through college — the discipline he learned on the court has helped him stay …

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Sept. 9, 2022

Why Indie Hackers Should Build Content Products First — Dan Kulkov, F…

Dan Kulkov (@DanKulkov) is 24 years old and has already worked as COO at two Eastern European startups. Most recently, he worked as COO for a Ukrainian tech start. This gig came to an end on February 24th, 2022 when …

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Sept. 2, 2022

He’s Building a Better Bitly and He’s Bullish on Chrome Extensions — …

Tim loves building software. By day he works as a software engineer at a technology company that builds apps and resources for churches. By night, when he's not playing with his three kids, you'll find him tinkering with his projects …

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Aug. 26, 2022

He’s Pissing Off the Golf Industry with His Sleeveless Polos for Men …

Gabe Salinas is a professional MMA fighter turned entrepreneur. Over the last year, he's been building "The Brolo" — the first brand of sleeveless polos for men. Gabe is a remarkable growth hacker and copy writer which has enabled Brolo …

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Aug. 19, 2022

He Was Building TI-83 Games in Math Class — Now He’s Building a Game-…

When Sam Zipp was in high school, he spent more time building TI-83 calculator games then he did learning calculus. After graduating high school he tried the whole college thing, but it wasn't for him. Instead, he hustled his way …

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Aug. 12, 2022

How to Optimize for Learning as a First-Time Founder — Alex Breen, Fo…

When Alex Breen (@alexbreen7) was 14, he started a business on eBay flipping phones. His buddies, who were working at ice cream parlors and coffee shops after school, just couldn't understand how Alex was making 2-3x what they were each …

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Aug. 5, 2022

How to Find Product-Market Fit as an Indie Hacker — Dominik Sobe, Fou…

Dominik Sobe (@sobedominik) has been tinkering with bootstrapped start up ideas for the last several years. After studying business at university in Austria, Dominik was convinced he wanted to become a management consultant. In order to prepare for his i...

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July 29, 2022

Meet the Corn and Soybean Farmer Turned Internet Entrepreneur — Ryan …

Ryan Doyle (@Ryan___Doyle) grew up on a farm in upstate New York. He started driving at the age of 11 (and didn't realize that was illegal until a cop pulled him over on the side of a dirt road one …

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July 22, 2022

He’s Building a Social Club and Virtual Incubator for Startup Founder…

Anthony Castrio (@AnthonyCastrio) is the founder of Indie Worldwide — a social club and virtual incubator for startup founders. As a kid, he used to binge Biz Kids — a show on PBS about kids starting businesses. Before he graduated …

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