Apr 18, 2022
11: Growth, lifetime deals and saying no to clients
This week Dan finally comes to his senses on client work, we talk about how many eggs he gets through in a week and why we’ve both decided to make it big on TikTok. James hits some nice milestones, sticks to his deadlines and has a quandary about burning the midnight oil.
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👉 Dan's egg boxes
What we covered in this episode
* How many eggs does Dan get through
* How do we grow the pod
* Tom Elliot's quote tweets
* Sponsor - Paper Website
* Dan's updates:
* Lifetime deals for SaaS (funding secured tweet)
* Cove launch
* No more client work
* James & Dan’s TikTok challenge
* Working late / hitting deadlines
* Combining PodPanda & 2 Hour Podcast
* Doing something with the course
* 2 episodes of Indie Bites out
* Hit 50k downloads
* Content before tools
* James' tweet
* Dan's tweet
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Dan is the founder of a micro-SaaS studio called Monday, where he runs a portfolio of SaaS products currently doing $7k a month. This included ilo (Analytics for Twitter), a collection of products and themes for Ghost and Dan’s new referral product, Refermo, which he’ll be launching during this show. Last year, Dan left his job to pursue indie hacking full-time.
→ Dan's Twitter
→ ilo.so - Twitter analytics
→ Gloat - Ghost host
→ Cove - Commenting for Ghost
→ Super Themes Co. - Ghost themes
→ Refermo - Referrals/affiliates for Paddle-powered SaaS
I’m at a slightly earlier stage than Dan, but also left my full-time job in 2021. I get most of my income producing podcasts for clients but it’s my aim to turn my own podcast into a profitable, sustainable business. I run the Indie Bites show, which is 15 minute conversations with indie founders, currently doing about $700 a month in revenue. I also have a podcast course called 2HourPodcast and a handmade leather wallet business, both of which I’d like to grow over the year.
→ James' Twitter
→ Indie Bites - Indie founder chats
→ 2 Hour Podcast - Podcasting course
→ Whitstable Craft Co - Handmade leather wallets
→ PodPanda - Podcast editing