April 8th, 2021
Lessons from selling Claritask and what's next
A quick update
January 11th, 2021
Agency work, new ideas, Claritask...
October 29th, 2020
I share my tools that help me stay healthy emotionally and physically.
Back after the break
October 15th, 2020
Back after a 3-month break. Talking about what I've been up to. Claritask update. Client work. And what I'm up to now/next.
Claritask as a side project
May 25th, 2020
This week I am listening to:
Hermanos Gutierrez and their album Hoy Como AyerHUGE Thanks to my Patreon supporters:
Catching up with Corey — Part Deux
May 15th, 2020
It's Friday, so we slip into philosophical thoughts and let that lead us to the end.HUGE Thanks to my Patreon supporters:
The importance of having the right co-founder
May 11th, 2020
Among other things, I talk about:
- My personal experience with cofounders
- Thoughts on finding a co-founder
Audio clips from:
May 2nd, 2020
In this episode...
- Spoke about the importance of having friends that share the same journey
- Claritask Scrum being ready
- How we don't have to be …
1 Year of Bootstrapping Saas
April 19th, 2020
My panic attack, Claritask progress, issues, and hope ahead.
Mentioned in the show:
Sales and marketing efforts
March 8th, 2020
I talk about about, how I am using
A BIG Thanks to my Patreon supporters:
- Direct Email
Selling a solution VS a comodity
February 28th, 2020
I had a thought earlier today about how maybe selling a solution (like Claritask) requires an offline effort (networking, in person sales, …
Claritask is 1
February 16th, 2020
Enjoying Claritask, more than ever because:
- Claritask is quite complete
- Current clients are happy
- New pricing
- New activity
- New paying clients
- My …
How to find an idea... my way
February 9th, 2020
I was invited on Product Journey podcast to share my story and had a great time speaking to Noah and Ben. One thing that got my mind churning was on …
Talking Shop with Helen Ryles
February 1st, 2020
Had the pleasure to speak to my long time internet friend, Helen Ryles (@HelenRyles
). We covered topics from product making, validation, marketing, timing/luck, staying sane, and more.
One of the longest episodes I …
How I got here
January 26th, 2020
HUGE Thanks to my …
- Would I have been able to make Claritask as a side project?
- The talk I had with my wife
- April Dunford's Obviously Awesome book
Feeling like a cheat
January 11th, 2020
Among other things...
- Running a product in the sea of many competitors
- My readings: David & Goliath, Stillness is the Key, Atomic Habits, …
Moving forward this 2020
January 3rd, 2020
- A recap of last year: bad things & good things
- The $20K bank loan I was about to take
- New Pricing and why I did it (the reasoning behind it)
Get Lucky! (A blog post)
December 19th, 2019
Not a regular episode, just something I wrote about how I think about Luck and Getting Lucky!
Back from MIA
December 15th, 2019
There wont be any ads in the show moving forward. Instead, I will give shoutouts to my maker friends. Want to keep the show ad freeShoutouts:
Is Bootstrapped Investor a thing?
November 1st, 2019
Thankful for EP25 supporters:
- Userlist is a tool for sending behavior-based messages to your SaaS customers. It’s great for onboarding users and …
Back on Claritask
October 20th, 2019
Even though I am excited to come back to Claritask, I still have to find a long-term working model.
Started Cold Emailing and landed the first demo …
I need a new business model
October 9th, 2019
Bootstrapping with client work on one side and Claritask on another is proving to be hard.
Among other things I talk about:
- Bootstrapping is hard in …
Speaking to Corey Gwin
October 6th, 2019
Corey and I have been talking for quite some time on and off. We finally found the time to sit down and talk about this "fancy" bootstrapping life of ours.
Among other things we challenged the bootstrapping way of …
Things are good
September 22nd, 2019
In this show I talk about how I am saving ~$1200 on yearly bank fees.
Also, I share some lessons on what I have learned so far running Claritask and …
September 15th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how client work is making me more disciplined with Claritask. Also, how I am positioning Claritask more as a company and less like an indiehacker side-product, which is not. I will focus …
Grinding and fighting a (good) fight
September 8th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how client work is helping me keep the lights on with Claritask, but it's getting me away from it on daily basis, which …
Sales in a Bootstrapped Saas with Louis Nicholls
August 31st, 2019
Louis Nichols was a cofounder of a VC backed startup that exited and now he consults startups and founders on sales and marketing.
In this Episode we …
The one where I have a lot to say
August 23rd, 2019
Two big announcements:
- Next show (EP17) I will have a guest who I will announce a few days before the show. He is a sales marketer for B2B #Saas …
Focusing on the ones who love Claritask
August 12th, 2019
It's tricky, focusing on tire kickers and those who are not sure about using Claritask — because they require the most time to support (time that I do not have) and chances are will not convert. These are users who it's …
How I work
August 3rd, 2019
In this episode I go into detail on how I divide my tasks in Claritask (Features & Quickies). Also talk about latest in Claritask (features & new clients).
On Youtube: https://youtu.be/1A4cib0LkfU
There's a new …
Embracing Bootstrapper Life
July 28th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how I am embracing the bootstrapping life more and more and how taking controlled risks and having more money in the …
Milestone: $500 All Time Revenue
July 20th, 2019
Also, how taking side projects in costing me more time than it's worth the cash that I am *NOT* getting.
Claritask is doing great with current clients, they are adding more people, new features are coming, existing ones …
Getting my head out of my ass
July 5th, 2019
The angel investment possibility I mentioned on EP10 didn't go through and glad it actually didn't. I can continue building Claritask on my own terms for my clients. Also a listener, Kevin Ratez from Germany …
Should I be taking Angel investment?
June 21st, 2019
There are ton of positives I am feeling about my talks with the potential angel investor. There are a few things which make me reluctant in taking this investment, but overall — the mood is positive.
There's a new paying …
Not doing what I should be doing!
June 16th, 2019
I start with a little bit of venting on how I am not doing enough with my outreach efforts and hanging out in places (Twitter) where my clients are …
Loving the boring bits and the Saas grind
June 9th, 2019
I talk about the boring bits, how Saas is a long game and you really have to love the grind. Then I continue on how things are getting serious because a new client signed up with +30 staff and "daily active users" went …
When not to quit and how to run your Saas as a hobby
June 2nd, 2019
In this episode I talk about how to know when you have a product with some positive signals and how to push through. I also, quickly talk about the …
Lead problems and what I'll be doing next
May 26th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how leads are still a problem and that I will focus on content (I describe in detail what is working for me and where I …
Weekly confessions while driving
May 19th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how hard the week was. Not that anything in particular happened, but the way I feel about things going slower than I …
Content marketing, the long game, and getting lucky
May 10th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how I am focusing on Content Marketing as my sole growth channel of choice, for now.
Other notes include on how I don't …
Overwhelmed with work, taking small steps, and delighting customers
May 3rd, 2019
This week starts with me explaining how I am overwhelmed with everything I am working on in and around Claritask (code, marketing, sales, growth) and …
New pricing plans & the way forward
April 26th, 2019
In this episode I talk about how I worked less (not in purpose) and actually, did more.Also, here are quick show notes:
- Growth channels for the time being
- Current numbers (MRR, users)
- Website updates
- New "Who is it …
Growth strategies I am currently considering
April 19th, 2019
In this very first inaugural show of Bootstrapping Saas
, I get to talk about various growth channels I am considering for Claritask.com
. While daily …