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Build Your SaaS

144 EpisodesProduced by Transistor.fmWebsite

Interested in building your own SaaS company? Follow the journey of as they bootstrap a podcast hosting startup.


What are you scared of?


  • We’ve opened up early access! We’ve been inviting people by email.
  • We currently have 15 shows on our platform. In four months, we’ve served 2,335,033 downloads!
  • So far: great feedback and feature requests.
  • We have a bunch of folks in our trial funnel. We’ll start seeing whether people convert to paying accounts on April 6.
  • XOXO is back!

Top fears when you're building a SaaS

  • Can our servers handle the load? (So far, so good: over 2 million downloads)
  • Will the user experience be good?
  • Are we building the right tools?
  • Uptime. There's this added layer of stress, because you don't want to let users down.
  • Lack of time to build an app on the side.
  • Or, working too much and burning out!

Two co-founders can't go out drinking the same night, unless they're in the same room. 😜

How to get over your fears

  • Don't focus on your competition; focus on your customers!
  • Listen to your customers. Get on the phone with them. Read their emails. Do live chat.
  • Get paying customers as soon as you can. Listen to their feedback.
  • Your ego is the enemy. You're putting your product out into the world so people get value from it.
  • Put things in context: sure, this might not work out. But that's not the worst thing that could happen.

How to get over your fears?

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