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A podcast about how to be effective at independent remote work featuring companies like Disney, Basecamp, Convertkit, YNAB, and more.

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How to Start a Remote Design Agency with Jean Massad of LIFT Media

November 30th, 2019


For the curious

  • Jean's company: LIFT media

  • Rob's company: Folyo (use the coupon code: podlistener)

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Part 1

November 2nd, 2019


For the curious

How to Find Clients That are a Great Fit with Corey Tiani

October 5th, 2019


For the curious

How Guidea chose a designer

September 21st, 2019


For the curious

  • Theresa's Agency: Guidea

  • Folyo: use the promo code PODLISTENER for 10% off

Winning a 6-Figure Design RFP with Joey Kirk

August 10th, 2019


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Obviously Awesome by April Dunford - Book Club

June 29th, 2019

The books definition of Positioning:
“Positioning is the act of deliberately defining how you are the best at something that a defined market cares a …

Confessions of a Recruiter - How to Find Clients with Zack Burt

May 25th, 2019

If you micro-manage yourself, then you don't have to be afraid of a client doing it.
For the curious

Rob Palmer: Focus + Freedom

May 18th, 2019

For the curious:"You need to make a connection with your prospects. Everyone thinks you need to find the killer headline. But it's more about engaging with the conversation that a customer is already having in his head. …

Robby McCullough, Beaver Builder: Word of Mouth

May 4th, 2019


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Jordan Gal, CartHook: Your Business Needs Confidence

April 27th, 2019

Favorite quotes

One thing I've discovered in the past year is: I'm just not that good at work.

I'm just not that good at it. I don't have great discipline and I'm not very good at focusing for 1 or 2 hours on one thing. …

Maneesh Sethi: Habits for Greatness

April 6th, 2019


For the curious

5 Work From Home Tips

March 30th, 2019


In this episode, Jason Forrest and I go over the top 5 ways we've been able to focus as internet business owners who work from home.

Brian Rhea: Practical JTBD

March 23rd, 2019


For the curious

  • Why giving your clients homework is crucial.

  • How you can use JTBD in your business today.

  • Ideas for using JTBD to productize your …

Marie Poulin: Your Roadmap

March 9th, 2019

Your company is amazing. Find a special designer for it. I'd love to introduce you to a few designers I trust. Click the link below to share your job …

Val Geisler: People-first Email

February 23rd, 2019


In this interview Val talks about her approach to writing emails that build a relationship with your customers by providing something useful that …

Mike Julian: Simple Legal Talk

February 16th, 2019


For the curious

  • Mike Julian is not a lawyer and this is not legal advice

  • Check out Mike Julian's newsletter Monitoring Weekly

  • To have Rob help you find …

Robert Williams: Underwater Agencies

February 2nd, 2019


In this episode, I talk about how I'm helping design agencies fix painful staff shortages with my referral community for product designers.

Margo Aaron: Virtual Coworking

January 26th, 2019


For the curious

Kaleigh Moore: Authentic Networking

January 19th, 2019


For the curious

Liston Witherill: LinkedIn vs. Podcasting

January 12th, 2019


From the episodeA lot of people get frustrated with low numbers and say “Ah! It’s terrible I only get 100 downloads per episode.” I’d challenge you to picture yourself talking in a room of 100 people every week. That’s …

Robert Williams & Jason Forrest: 2019

January 5th, 2019

I'm growing a community for agency owners and freelance designers designed to help you share projects, referrals, and tips on running a successful …

Robert Williams: Portfolio to Product

December 29th, 2018

I run a Slack for freelance designers where companies share projects, referrals, and tips for running a successful business. Get access for free here.

Joe Workman: Products People Want

December 22nd, 2018


As an indie developer, how do you create plugins and products that customers want? Joe Workman stops by to talk his process and how he's made $280k/year selling niche plugins as a one man shop.

Philip Morgan: Choosing Clients

December 15th, 2018

How do you figure out which clients to go after?

Can you choose to target better clients and improve your business forever? Yes! 

In this episode Philip Morgan and I talk about the exact step-by-step strategy Philip …

Paul Jarvis: Company of One

November 10th, 2018

For the curiousPaul has a new book coming out called Company of One in January. He also publishes a weekly newsletter that's one of my personal …

Ben Manley: Radical Productization

November 3rd, 2018


  • The story behind Knapsack Creative, Ben’s design firm, that goes against the grain - and why he designed his business model that questions common …

Robert Williams & James Sowers: Consulting to Products

October 27th, 2018


James of and Robert of talk about going from consulting to products, selling community, creative constraints and more.

Adam Wathan: Building Products

October 20th, 2018


Topics covered

  • How does Adam come up with new product ideas?

  • What does scratching your own itch mean practically?

  • How exactly do you work in public to …

Robert Williams: Content FOMO Challenge

October 12th, 2018

The more business-related content I consume, the less I get out of it.

It’s gotten to the point where I feel like I have a constant stream of …

Jonas Downey, Basecamp: Designing a Company

October 5th, 2018


Jonas Downey, a principal designer at Basecamp, joins me to talk about one of their guiding beliefs: that your company should be your best product. …

Ashley Baxter: Bootstrapped Marketing

September 1st, 2018

  • [1:00] How Ashley got the idea for her podcast Bootstrapped Digest.
  • [5:00] What's better in content marketing? Short or Long form?
  • [7:34] Where …

Robert Williams: $2.5k in 60 days

August 12th, 2018



  • What did I have in place already?

  • My existing audience on Folyo, Workshop, Medium and Twitter and how I built those things.

  • Why I decided to …

Robert Williams: Fortnite

July 23rd, 2018

For the curious...I’ve played over 600 Fortnite matches myself… and yet I’ve never spent a dime on the actual game. Fortnite gives that part away for free. Their revenue instead comes from upsells that happen inside the …

Nathan Barry, Convertkit: Rebranding

July 20th, 2018

For the curious...On July 2nd, Convertkit announced they'd be rebranding to Seva. So I reached out to talk to Nathan Barry about the process of …

Shawn Blanc: Focus

July 14th, 2018


For the curious...The Sweet Setup has been on a roll recently, releasing 3 new courses. All the things: a productivity course on the app Things 3,
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