The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.
Episode 587 | Renaming a Company, Revisiting Inflation, and Micropreneurship (Listener Email Edition)
26:08In Episode 587, join Rob Walling as he answers listener emails including feedback and a critique about the podcast, the state of microentrepreneurship, and where to start with user growth. The topics we cover [2:22] The reason Rob continues to podcast [5:26] Renaming a company or podcast [8:40] Revisiting inflation [15:06] The state of microentrepreneurship […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 586 | Mastering Customer Interviews with Michele Hansen
27:05In Episode 586, Rob Walling chats with Michele Hansen about her new book where she talks about how to master customer interviews as a startup founder. The topics we cover [5:00] User experience research for startup founders [11:20] Customer Interviews for developers [12:30] Feature requests as customer research springboard [19:55] Practicing customer interviews [23:37] Comparing […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 585 | Moving Outside Your Comfort Zone with Dr. Sherry Walling
30:14In Episode 585, Rob Walling chats with Sherry Walling about moving outside your comfort zone, the power of relationships, psychedelic-assisted therapy, as well as her new book about grief launching later this year. The topics we cover [3:22] Deciding against self-publishing [12:00 ] Building an audience vs. a network [14:26] Psychedelic-assisted therapy [24:00] The power […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 584 | Looking Back and Looking Ahead
17:05In Episode 584, Join Rob Walling for a Happy New Year edition of the show where looks ahead to 2022 and evaluates what he wants to focus on. The things we choose not to do are just as important as the things we chose to do and Rob encourages you to think hard about what […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 583 | Finding Startup Ideas with Sam Parr
39:34In Episode 583, Rob Walling chats with Sam Parr about about building an email list, selling to Hubspot, podcast growth, and how to spot business opportunities. The topics we cover [3:53] Building Hustle to 8 figures in revenue [5:52] Growing an email list [11:01] Selling to a B2B SaaS [19:00] My First Million and growing […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 582 | Enterprise Sales, Crowdfunding, Replacing Yourself, and More Listener Questions
33:14In Episode 582, Rob Walling is joined by Einar Vollset to answer listener questions about enterprise sales, crowdfunding, replacing yourself, and things that every B2B SaaS founder should know. The topics we cover [1:26] Investing with Reg CF [6:20] Enterprise plans and pricing [13:31] Finding your replacement [19:29] Best way to give software demos [21:55] […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 581 | Inflation for Founders
24:48In Episode 581, Rob Walling discusses how to grow money sensibly while protecting the principle during inflationary times. He explores real estate, collectibles, crypto, stocks, bonds, and other strategies to consider as inflation and other economic changes occur. The topics we cover [2:00] Inflation is here [7:20] Pricing flexibility with SaaS [9:44] Rules when inflation […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 580 | Seven SEO Tips Every SaaS Can Use (with Ross Hudgens)
28:16In Episode 580, Rob Walling chats with Ross Hudgins, an SEO expert, about seven common things that SaaS founders either do well or frequently get wrong. The topics we cover [4:42] Put your blog in a subfolder, not a subdomain. [7:18] With keyword-focused content, make the URL exactly the main keyword. [10:10] Be thoughtful about […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 579 | The SaaS Fundraising Landscape (+The TinySeed Syndicate)
20:25In this special episode of Startups For the Rest of Us, Rob Walling chats with Einar Vollset about not only the announcement of the TinySeed Syndicate but also the investment landscape for B2B SaaS today. Even if you don’t think you’ll raise funding, it’s important to understand the dynamics of the investment and acquisition market […]Click the icon below to listen.
Episode 578 | How Mike’s Merger Panned Out
30:28In Episode 578, Rob Walling is joined again by co-host emeritus, Mike Taber for an update on his progress with Bluetick. Today we find out how Mike’s merger that he has been working on for the past year has panned out. The topics we cover [3:55] Mike reflects on time and effort working on partnership […]Click the icon below to listen.