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MegaMaker 2022

A podcast for indie entrepreneurs: software developers, app builders, product people, creators, bootstrappers, and makers.

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Bootstrapping with kids and waiting to launch
Josh and Justin recorded this on Jan 19th, 2022.Show notesMeeps – the best way to start a membership siteWhy haven't we launched yet?The anxiety of not being able to sleep as an entrepreneur: "how am I going to make this work?"How much revenue does the MegaMaker community make per year?Bootstrapping with kidsSurvey resultsProBar.co – track your progress towards a goal publiclyFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.appWant to start a podcast?
48:25 2/14/22
Which part of the product will get traction?
Sorry this episode is late! Josh and Justin recorded Dec 1st, and I'm publishing it two weeks later.Show notesJustin's Black Friday resultsWhen should we launch? January 15, 2022Francesco's tweet about Typefully revenue vs MailbrewTweet: "With startups, the amount of reward you get (revenue) is based on demand: "How strongly do people want what you're selling?""Find Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.appWant to start a podcast?
40:25 12/16/21
How many early access customers did we get?
In this episode, Josh and Justin discuss when to open up a SaaS for early-access; and how they're going to use Meeps to make it better.Show notesEarly-access homepageOur early access emailHow we're running early access for MeepsTweet: anyone else noticing a slow August?How Justin does marketing at TransistorFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.app
32:42 8/16/21
Is Josh ready for early access?
In this episode, Josh and Justin discuss when to open up a SaaS for early-access; and how they're going to use Meeps to make it better.Show notesCasey Neistat interviewSign up for Meeps early access!Meeps video updateFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.app
48:08 8/9/21
What it takes to run a paid online community (8+ years)
I had a conversation about building online communities on Twitter Spaces that I wanted to share with you.Show notesThanks to Vineet Sinha for organizing the Twitter Spaces: https://twitter.com/VineetSinhaFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.app
59:33 7/19/21
Is truly possible to validate a product idea before launch?
In this episode, we answer some questions from MegaMaker members:Val asks: "I'm super curious about this:  How much of starting Meeps was a "hunch" rather than a structured discovery?"Ben asks: "Validation, what are ya'll trying right now/soon to get a signal if you're onto something? Also, is there a "company-wide" donut Friday? 😉"Tom asks: "Yes, specifically user discovery: how do you validate that the customer has, knows about, and will pay to solve the problem?"Jon: "(From our remote work discussion in MegaMaker): I'm interested in learning how you work together. Pros/cons?"Show notes"Business ideas are observations paired with hunches." https://twitter.com/mijustin/status/1258879868952952833Join our waiting list on Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/upcoming/meepsCommunity Weekly: https://communityweekly.co/Memberful pricing: https://memberful.com/pricingJustin's spreadsheet for subscription platformsVentureBeat: Commsor raises $16 million to unlock insights from companies’ online communitiesCommsor: a list of all the community toolsCommunity.clubCommunity jobs: https://www.community.club/jobsFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.app
75:44 7/12/21
Josh gets some runway
In this episode: Joshua Anderton gets three months of runway so he can work full-time on Meeps.app.Show notesThe benefit of the TALL stack: https://twitter.com/mijustin/status/1409304136504414210MegaMaker community on Meeps: https://megamaker.meeps.app/How did validation work with Transistor? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNDgRcJYAEgProduct Hunt Ship: https://www.producthunt.com/shipJustin's barber: https://www.instagram.com/brett_thebarber/Matty Conrad: https://www.instagram.com/mattyconrad/Podcast hosting: https://transistor.fmTheme music: Striker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.The best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.app
43:13 6/28/21
Observing customer demand (plus: we reveal the name)
This episode Joshua Anderton and Justin explore customer demand; how to recognize it, and where to find it. Plus: what do you think of the name? 😅Show notesThe best way to build a membership directory: https://meeps.appTaylor Otwell's Laravel framework: https://laravel.comAdam Wathan and Tailwind CSS: https://tailwindcss.comPodcast hosting: https://transistor.fmTheme music: Striker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.
36:41 6/14/21
First, a little background
This season, Justin is making his first investment in Joshua Anderton. In this first episode they talk about the idea for a new SaaS app.Show notesOnline community for indie makers: https://megamaker.coUpscribe: https://upscribe.netJustin's blog post: https://justinjackson.ca/soloriskFamily Budget Calculator: https://www.epi.org/resources/budgetOkanagan Developers group: http://okdg.orgPodcast hosting: https://transistor.fmTheme music: Striker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJoshua's personal podcast: https://www.ramen.fmJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.
36:06 6/7/21
Teaser: trying something new for 2021
I'm doing a new season of MegaMaker. This season I'll be investing in Joshua Anderton, and partnering with him on a new project. The first episode is coming soon!You may have noticed: I've deleted all past episodes from this feed. Now I have Transistor.fm, and it's going well. So, for the first time ever, I'm in a position to invest in someone else.That's what we're going to be doing here on MegaMaker. And my first investment is going to be in Joshua Anderton. He's built a product called Upscribe.Show notesUpscribe: upscribe.netPodcast hosting: Transistor.fmTheme music: Striker-metal.comFind Josh and Justin online:Joshua Anderton on Twitter: @joshuaandertonJustin Jackson on Twitter: @mijustinSupport the show:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!Please! Share the show with your friends.
05:52 6/1/21
Archive (2019): A time capsule of bootstrapping anxiety
Back in July 2018, right before we launched Transistor, I was so stressed out about money. What's happened since then?Show notesRead: Bootstrapper's ParadoxMy interview Jason CalacanisTransistor's revenue numbers are publicPodcast hosting: Transistor.fmTheme music: Striker-metal.comFind Justin online:Send Justin a message on Twitter: @mijustinFollow me on TwitchSubscribe on YouTubeSupport the show:Leave a review on iTunes!Join MegaMaker Club
13:06 3/11/19