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What's threatening our business?

What's threatening our business? Jon and Justin talk turkey: “I’m not used to all this attention. it’s weird. not bad, just…not used to it.” “If you’re doing anything interesting out in the world, you’re gonna have people get mad about something at some point.” – Rob Walling “There’s a bit of imposter syndrome; like, do…

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User tracking, Basecamp, $30k

User tracking, Basecamp, k Jon and Justin have a bunch of hot topics this week: Podcast advertising, user tracking, turning away customers? Basecamp switched their podcast (Rework) to us Why Marco Arment gave up on his #1 app $30k in MRR – how does this feel? Shape Up updates: “Small enough to wing it”  ★…

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How do you even sleep at night?

How do you even sleep at night? Sleep. We never get enough: Justin consistently wakes up between 2am-4am and can’t get back to sleep. Jon woke up at 4am. Often reports bad sleeps. Justin asked on Twitter and got tips: Josh Pigford, Baremetrics, says: “CBD oil. Previously I was a very “active” sleeper…talking, getting up,…

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Bootstrapping loneliness

Bootstrapping loneliness Jon and Justin discuss a variety of things. Warning: Justin says the f-word twice. 80s trampolines Jon’s new microphone: mic + pop filter = $65 USD Transistor’s history: 💻 March 2017: first-line of code ✍️ Feb 2018: signed partnership docs  ✉️ March 2018: invited first paying (beta) customers 🎉 Aug 2018: official launch…

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How to start a podcast

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to start a podcast. First, I’ll give you some microphone recommendations. Some folks assume you have to spend a lot of money on equipment, but that’s not true. For instance, you can buy a great podcasting mic for $65. Second, I’ll show you what software to…

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger should start a podcast

Arnold recently announced on Twitter that he’s starting an email newsletter. On his website he says: I have the best fans in the world, and I want to be able to keep you updated on what I’m doing. I’m sure you already follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and reddit, but I’d also love to…

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How do you manually add a podcast feed to iOS and Android

Most podcast players include a directory of podcasts that allow you to search and find the show you want. But occasionally, you’ll need to manually add a podcast to your app. This is true for private podcast feeds, or for podcasts that haven’t submitted their feed to Apple, Google, or Spotify for indexing. Note: this…

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The best free music for your podcast in 2019

If you’re looking for free, quality music for your podcast intro, here are some sites I recommend: Music for Makers – when you sign up for their mailing list you’ll get a new free track every week. There’s a lot of variety in the songs that Logan produces. I ended up upgrading to the paid…

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Public podcast analytics

How do our podcast stats compare to other users? While we can’t share all of our users’ podcast numbers, we can share our company’s podcast’s stats. Jon and I do a show together called “Build your SaaS.” Here are our numbers. Top-level analytics We’re estimating that we have 1,534 folks subscribed to the show. Update: Here’s…

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How to make money podcasting in 2019

When people hear that Joe Rogan is making $25 – $50 million a year from his podcast, they take notice. However, most folks forget that Joe started his podcast back in 2009. “The Joe Rogan Experience” was one of the first comedy podcasts, and he did it for years before it made any money. It…

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