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Episode 274 |  How to Mentally & Technically Prepare For Your Launch (With Guest Derrick Reimer)
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and guest Derrick Reimer of Drip, talk about how to mentally and technically prepare for your launch. They give you first hand advice from things they learned and experienced when launching a new feature to their product.       
Episode 295 | How to Get Your First 10 SaaS Customers
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to get your first 10 SaaS customers. They reference a ParseHub blog post about the beginning stages of their startup. Rob and Mike walk you through the steps of this article and how you might be able to replicate their success.       
Episode 293 | The 6 Biggest Email Marketing Myths
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the six biggest email marketing myths. The episode is put together around an unbounce.com blog post. Rob and Mike discuss whether they agree or disagree with the myths mentioned in this article.       
Episode 297 | How to Charge for Startup Ideas (With Guest Ken Wallace)
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Ken Wallace, of MastermindJam, about his new project Nugget. Nugget is a subscription based product that sends you startup ideas on a monthly basis. Ken talks about the origins of Nugget, some of the negative and positive feedback he got pre-launch, as well as his launch strategies.       
Episode 415 |  Product-Founder Fit, Stairstepping, Free Trials vs. Money Back Guarantees, and More Listener Questions
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including trials versus money back guarantees, product founder fit, the stair-step approach, and more.       
Episode 413 | How Lucidchart Grew to 13 Million Users with Freemium
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how Lucidchart grew to 13 million users with freemium. They point how effective ways to use freemium, viral loops, horizontal markets, and how you could incorporate some of these things in your bootstrapped startup.       
Episode 412 | The Pitfalls of Several Commonly Recommended Marketing Tactics
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the pitfalls of commonly recommended marketing tactics. This topic was inspired by a tweet from Scott Watermasysk from KickoffLabs. Some of the tactics discussed include split testing, affiliate programs, content marketing, and more.       
Episode 346 | Lessons Learned from Requiring Demos for New Customers
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Jordan Gal, Cofounder of CartHook, about his lessons learned from doing demos for customers. Jordan gives a background on CartHook as well as the journey from one-on-one demos to the possibilities of scaling the sales process.       
Episode 340 | Hiring VAs, Struggling with Engineering, Bootstrapping vs. Raising Funding, and More Listener Questions
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike take some listener questions about hiring VA's, struggling with engineering, and bootstrapping versus raising funding.       
Episode 408 | Should You Take on a Co-founder?
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer the questions, should you take on a co-founder? The guys discuss the difference between hiring and being a partner, how to begin a partnership, and how to do if you're a good fit.       
Episode 407 | A SaaS Pricing Conundrum, Subdomains, Building an Affordable MVP, and More Listener Questions
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us , Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including SaaS pricing, subdomains, and building affordable MVP's.       
Episode 404 | How to Dissect Your Business Competitors
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to dissect your business competitors. Gaining insight can help with validating an ideas and understanding the landscape. The guys give you 8 ways to better understand your competitors.       
Episode 398 | SaaS Marketing Lessons You’ll Wish You’d Learned Sooner
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about saaS marketing lessions you'll wish you'd learned sooner. Based on an article on karolakarlson.com they break the list down to 9 key lessons including growth plans, mission statements, tracking metrics and more.       
Episode 395 | 20 Podcasts We Like
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the 20 podcasts they listen to. They separate the podcasts into three categories, bootstrapping, startups/business, and off topic/entertainment.       
Episode 394 | Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about soft skills for entrepreneurs. They define what soft skills are and list 5 of them that you need to develop as an entrepreneur.       
Episode 393 | Marketing and Growth Questions Answered
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer marketing and growth questions as well as give advice on starting a new venture.       
Episode 348 | Finding Product/Market Fit, Organizing Notes for Maximum Effect, Growing from $100k to $1M, and More Listener Questions
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions. The topics include finding product/market fit, organizing notes for maximum effect, and growing from $100k to $1M.       
Episode 377 | Staying Sane While Starting Up With Dr. Sherry Walling
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Dr. Sherry Walling about staying sane while starting up. Sherry talks about her work with the founder community as a clinical psychologist. How to deal with stresses and fears while growing a business and the importance and power of retreats.       
Episode 379 | There and Back Again, a Founders Tale of Services to Product to Services
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Marie Poulin, chief designer and digital strategist at Oki Doki, about her journey from consulting to products and services.       
TinySeed Tales 1 | A Non-Technical SaaS Founder
Show Notes Rob starts his new podcast series “TinySeed Tales,” with an interview with Craig Hewitt of Castos.       
Episode 467 | “A Life-Changing Exit” with Adii Pienaar of Conversio
Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Adii Pienaar of Conversio, about his life changing exit, when and why he decided to sell, and what the whole process was like. Items mentioned in this episode: Conversio TinySeed Adii.me Discretion Capital Transcript Rob: In this breaking news edition […]       
Episode 456 | Launching a 2nd Product + Revisiting Freemium with Ruben Gamez
Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Ruben Gamez of Bidsketch, about his 10 plus years of bootstrapping, lessons learned, improved decision making, and his new product. Items mentioned in this episode: Docsketch FounderCafe ZenFounder AppSumo Transcript Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups For the Rest […]       
Episode 310 | Indie.vc and a More Realistic Approach to Funding
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Bryce Roberts of Indie.vc about their unique approach to funding startups and their terms. Rob shares his opinions on raising funding and angel investments.       
Episode 308 | Work-work Balance, Living A Process-Based Life, and More Listener Questions
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike discuss work-work balance, living a processed based life, angel investing, and answer more listener questions. Mike also gives an in depth update on his progress with BlueTick, and Rob helps define angel investing and shares some ways to make a possible return on your investment.       
Episode 332 | A Prioritization Framework to Deal With Task Overload
In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about a prioritization framework to deal with task overload. Based on a blog post by Anthony Eden, they discuss business problems and the purpose of creating a framework.       
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 24th, 2013
Latest Episode
Dec 12th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
336
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
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