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Building an Indie Business

66 EpisodesProduced by Alex, known as @supremerumhamWebsite

Hi, I'm Alex, known as supremerumham on the internet. On this podcast I will be documenting the process of building openpodcast.xyz, a podcast community. Using this podcast I hope to educate as many people as possible on web development, indie maker culture, and many other things.

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Using Writing to Promote A Podcast

May 25th, 2020

24:16

In this episode, I discuss how to use writing to promote a podcast. I go over my goals for writing, how to writing and setup a blog, benefits of writing over podcasting, and problems someone might have with blogging.

Interview w/ Ross Kinkade

May 18th, 2020

15:38

In this episode Ross and Alex discuss content creation, Salesforce, and state of the internet.

Survey for the podcast

Show Notes:

Open Podcast Blog

Open Podcast Forum

Open Podcast Website

Pre-order the book I am writing

How to Grow A Podcast on Social Media

May 11th, 2020

17:53

In this episode I discuss how to use social media to grow a podcast audience. I go over my goals for social media, what I've done to grow my audience on social media, the benefits of social media promotion, and the …

Creating Surveys for A Podcast

May 4th, 2020

17:44

In this episode I discuss surveys for a podcast. I go over goals for a podcast survey, how to create a survey, benefits of a survey, problems, how to get people to fill out a survey, what not to do, errors that I had …

Podcast Workflow

April 27th, 2020

12:04

In this episode I discuss the BAIB workflow. I go over all the products and services I use to product the podcast.

Survey for the podcast

Show Notes:

Open Podcast Blog

Open Podcast Forum

Open Podcast Website

BAIB Email …

How to use Email to Grow A Podcast Audience

April 20th, 2020

21:34

In this episode I discuss the BAIB mailing list. I go over the goals of my mailing list, how to setup an email of the list, lead magnets, landing pages, m y past design for the email, my current design, benefits of an …

The Open Podcast Blog is Live

April 13th, 2020

11:51

In this episode I discuss the Open Podcast blog. I go over how the blog was built, why I started the blog, the current content on the blog, and the future of the blog, 

Survey for the podcast

Show Notes:

Open Podcast …

Launching the Podcast on Producthunt

April 6th, 2020

23:50

In this episode I discuss launching the podcast on ProductHunt. First I say hello to my listeners in France👋 then, I go over my goals for the …

The Open Podcast Forum is Live

March 30th, 2020

20:12

In this episode I discuss the Open Podcast forum. I go over the Telegram chat and it's future, the discourse forum, the current content on the Discourse forum, A Discourse forum walk-through, what the Discourse forum …

How Storytelling Can Improve Your Podcast

March 23rd, 2020

14:42

In this episode I discuss how learning to tell a story can improve a podcast. In this episode I go how how to tell a story, comedians and storytelling,  why focus on storytelling, the benefits, and problems.

Survey for …

Running A Community

March 16th, 2020

22:43

In this episode I discuss running a community for a podcast. In the episode I go over the benefits of running a community, problems you will run into, random tips, and how to grow a community.

Survey for the podcast

How to Live-Streaming Podcast Recordings

March 9th, 2020

15:02

In this episode I discuss live-streaming podcast recordings. In the episode I go over why people should live-stream their podcast recordings, how to …

Using Podcasting as a Lead Magnet

March 2nd, 2020

10:40

In this episode I discuss using podcasting as a lead magnet. During the why to use a podcast as a lead magnet, How to use the podcast as a lead …

Time Spent Listening as a Metric for Your Podcast

February 24th, 2020

11:25

In this episode I discuss a better metric to track for a podcast Time Spent Listening. I go over why TSL is a better metric, how to find it, what you can do with the information of TSL, how to get TSL to become a …

How to Interview A Podcast Guest

February 17th, 2020

21:00

In this episode I discuss how to interview someone on a podcast. I go over the Do's and Don'ts, an interview walk through, mistakes I made, and how to find great guests.

Survey for the podcast

Show Notes:

Open Podcast …

Interview w/ Brendan Weinstein

February 10th, 2020

50:31

In this episode Brendan and I discuss communities, education, VC, and profit-sharing

Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz

email me any questions:

The Importance of Owning Your Content

February 3rd, 2020

12:47

In this episode I discuss the importance of owning your content


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz

email me any questions: supremerumham@gmail.com  

Support this …

Newsletter Launch

January 27th, 2020

11:08

In this episode I discuss the launch of the newsletter


Show Notes:

Sign up for the newsletter here

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Link to the website: Openpodcast.xyz

email me any questions:

Solo Podcasting

January 20th, 2020

12:03

In this episode I discuss Solo Podcasting


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the newsletter here

Openpodcast.xyz

Follow the …

Monetization of Open Podcast

January 13th, 2020

10:49

In this episode I discuss how I will monetize the Open Podcast Community


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the newsletter here

Coffee and Web Development: Results

January 6th, 2020

9:28

In this episode I discuss the results of the coffee and web development results


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the …

Goals 2019 and 2020

December 30th, 2019

13:30

In this episode I discuss the goals I achieved in 2019, the ones I didn't, the ones I want to achieve for Open Podcast in 2020, and the ones I want to achieve for myself in 2020.


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat:

All About the Roadmap🛣

December 16th, 2019

17:55

In this episode I discuss the latest roadmap🛣


Show Notes:

Upload podcast to every major platform: YouTube

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Podcast Monetization💰

December 9th, 2019

5:44

In this episode I discuss how to monetize a podcast🎙


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the newsletter here

Openpodcast.xyz

Podcast Marketing🎙

December 2nd, 2019

9:54

In this episode I discuss how to market a podcast🎙


Show Notes:

Automated Podcast Emails: https://transistor.fm/automatic-podcast-email/

Upload podcast to every major platform: YouTube

Link to Telegram chat:

Product Update: Forum Edition part 2

November 25th, 2019

7:33

In this episode I discuss the latest update in the progress of the forum, back-end ✅


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the newsletter here

Openpodcast.xyz

Fajar as a Service:

Why You Shouldn't Compare Your Solo/New Podcast to Big Podcasts

November 18th, 2019

9:14

In this episode I discuss why you shouldn't compare your podcast to Big Podcasts such as Bill Burr's


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat:

Finding Episode Ideas

November 11th, 2019

12:01

In this episode I discuss how I find episode ideas for the podcast


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Get the newsletter here

Product Update: Newsletter

November 4th, 2019

7:08

In this episode I discuss the upcoming Open Podcast newsletter


Show Notes:

Get the newsletter here

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Growing A Community

October 28th, 2019

11:16

In this episode I discuss the things I've learned about growing a community and problems I've run into.


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Openpodcast.xyz

Fajar as a Service:

Failure to Design for Thousands of Users

October 21st, 2019

7:42

In this episode I discuss the gap in my knowledge of knowing how to design a product for thousands of users, why I have this gap, and how I plan to fix it. 


Show Notes:

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast

Coffee and Web Development

October 14th, 2019

4:51

In this episode I discuss Coffee and Web Development
Show notes:
Leave Me Alone
https://openpodcast.xyz/
Email list for Open Podcast:

Product Update: Forum Edition

October 7th, 2019

3:54

In this episode I discuss the forum I am building for Open Podcast and other features I will build in the future.


Show notes:

https://openpodcast.xyz/

Email list for Open Podcast:

Twitter Lists

September 30th, 2019

5:04

In this episode I discuss Twitter lists. I discuss the reason I use them, the benefits, and the drawbacks.


Show notes:

https://openpodcast.xyz/

Email list for Open Podcast:

Hire Me

September 23rd, 2019

4:53

In this episode I discuss the fact that I'm graduating soon, my need for a job, and my qualifications.


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Open Podcast

September 9th, 2019

5:00

In this episode I discuss my new project Open Podcast

Link to Telegram chat: t.me/Openpodcast


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The Importance of Research

August 26th, 2019

8:42

In this episode I discuss the importance of research, how I learned that lesson, and how I apply that lesson to design.
Fajar as a Service:
 https://www.fajarsiddiq.com/work 

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Launched alertsforbtc.com on Product Hunt

August 19th, 2019

15:03

In this episode I discuss why I launched on Product Hunt, What I learned about launching on the platform, and how it went. 

Link to launch: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/alertsforbtc-com


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Benefits of Podcasting

August 12th, 2019

8:09

In this episode I discuss the benefits of podcasting that I have found so far.


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Automating Sending New Blog Posts and Podcast Episodes to Email List

August 5th, 2019

12:56

In this episode I walk listeners through how to automate sending new blog posts or podcast episode to their email list through the power of RSS

Streaming the walk through on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/448627048

Why You Should Build Your First Idea

July 29th, 2019

6:57

In this episode I discuss why you should build the first idea you have.

Show Notes:

How to Build a Product in Public article:  

How I Have Been Growing My Twitter Following

July 22nd, 2019

6:00

In this episode I discuss the things I have been doing on Twitter this year to gain more followers.


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Product Update: iTunes API Edition

July 15th, 2019

5:45

In this episode I discuss working with the iTunes API, my next step with it, and problems working with it.

Show Notes:

YouTube video that helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5f4zMj415A&t=447s

My tweet about …

Chrome Extensions I Use in My Design Work

July 8th, 2019

7:44

In this episode I discuss Chrome extensions that I use to help me design.

Show Notes:

Open Podcast on Telegram

CSS Scan made by  Guilherme Rizzo 

Productivity Tips to Avoid Distractions

July 1st, 2019

11:37

In this episode I give tips to help avoid being distracted while working.

Show Notes:

Timewarp to block websites:

 https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/timewarp/mmmhadpnjmokjbmgamifipkjddhlfkhi?hl=en


f.lux to make …

How I Learn New Skills

June 24th, 2019

6:29

In this episode I discuss How I use Twitter, podcasts, and YouTube to learn new skills.

Show Notes:

Steve Schoger design tips on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/i/moments/994601867987619840


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Book Discussion: Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation by Chris Nodder

June 10th, 2019

26:10

In this episode I discuss the book Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation by Chris Nodder. Which is about how the 7 deadly sins can be applied to interaction design

Show Notes:

 

Choosing a Name and Cover Art for the Podcast

June 3rd, 2019

5:16

In this episode I discuss why I chose the name "Building an Indie Business" for the podcast and why I made the cover art red.


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Comparing Podcasting and Creating Videos on YouTube

May 27th, 2019

11:38

In this episode I compare podcasting and creating YouTube videos, what's good and bad about both.

 

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My Failed HackerNews Post

May 20th, 2019

4:49

In this episode I discuss my post on HackerNews that got 0 traffic. Why I think it failed, my normal HackerNews posting habits, and what I plan to do next time. 


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The Results of Dogs and Web Development

May 13th, 2019

6:46

In this episode I discuss the results of the Dogs and Web Development experiment from the previous episode. I discuss my podcast promotion workflow, …

My experience on Minds.com

May 6th, 2019

3:48

 In this episode I discuss what Minds.com is, My experience on it, and what I think about the platform as a whole.


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Dogs and Web Development

April 29th, 2019

3:53

In this episode I discuss web development and dogs.

Twitter Conversation about dog content:  https://twitter.com/supremerumham/status/1092983659131326464 


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Book Discussion: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

April 28th, 2019

13:29

In this episode I discuss the basic ideas of the book and I give a short review of it.

The book:

How to Build a Product in Public

April 28th, 2019

13:38
In this episode I discuss how to build a product in public. Why to build a product in public. How and why to use Twitter, Twitch, Makerlog, Writing, Podcasting, and communities such as Reddit, Quora, and Indiehackers to …

Quora as a marketing channel

April 15th, 2019

5:19
In this episode I discuss Quora as a marketing channel. I talk about my stats on Quora after 3 months, My experience on Quora, and if I this it is worth it. My article on Apple and the Podcast market:  

How to Add Dark Mode to Your Website in Vanilla JavaScript

April 8th, 2019

8:47
This is a very experimental episode where I walk listeners through how to add dark mode to your website. I discuss reasons you should add dark mode to

The 1% rule: How I learn and get things done

April 1st, 2019

5:43

In this episode I discuss the 1% rule for how I get things done. I discuss what it is and how I built the habit.


 

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Alertsforcc.com Reflection

March 18th, 2019

7:13

In this episode I discuss my previous project alertsforcc.com. I reflect on what I did wrong, what I did right, and what I should have done. Along …

A little about myself and the directory

March 9th, 2019

7:13
In this episode I answer some questions Why I started the podcast? Why I decided to start building a podcast directory? How will I be monetizing the directory? Where I came up with the handle '@supremerumham'? Link to …

About the Podcast

March 9th, 2019

4:41

In this episode I talk about the future of the podcast.  


<p><a href=" https://www.patreon.com/supremerumham" rel="payment">Support the podcast editing and hosting</a></p>

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Trailer

March 9th, 2019

0:17

Welcome!! For this podcast I will be documenting my progress building a podcast directory. My goal is to educate others through my decisions and my work. You can email me any questions here: srhpodcast@gmail.com


Blog:

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