Indie Hackers
Indie Hackers
Courtland Allen
Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!
Throwback: How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values
(Throwback episode!) After spending years pursuing a career in science, Lynne Tye (@lynnetye) shocked her family and colleagues by dropping out of grad school. Thus began a months-long journey of discovery and experimentation that eventually saw her managing 150 people at a high-profile tech startup. But when Lynne realized the fast-paced startup lifestyle was not for her, she quit that, too, and began her search all over again. In this episode, Lynne shares the story behind how she took her career into her own hands, learned to code, and started a business doing what she loves. Transcript, speaker information, and more:
Nov 25
1 hr 41 min
Brains: Talking Money with Anthony Pompliano and Sam Parr
How do you make a ton of money on the internet, and how do you manage it once you've got it? In this crossover episode from the Brains podcast, we have a fun discussion about money with Anthony Pompliano (@APompliano) who's a Bitcoin 9-figure millionaire and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) who sold his startup The Hustle for a reported $27 million. Whether you enjoy this crossover episode or not, tweet me and let me know! I'm @csallen on Twitter.
Nov 17
37 min
#234 – Money, Kids, and Choosing Your Market with Justin Jackson of
Today I'm talking to Justin Jackson (@mijustin). He's someone who started out in entrepreneurship by opening a brick and mortar snowboarding shop. I want to find out how he made the unlikely leap into SaaS and how having four kids at a young age changed both his journey and how he thinks about money, legacy, and the future.
Nov 10
1 hr 15 min
#233 – Hard-Learned Lessons from Decades of Entrepreneurship with Spencer Fry of Podia
Today I'm talking to Spencer Fry (@spencerfry), the founder of Podia. His business is super relevant right now because it is basically a one-stop shop to support creators and entrepreneurs. In this episode we discuss the importance of planning, how to iterate on a plan and how to stay persistent.
Nov 3
49 min
#232 – How to Punch Above Your Weight with Sonal Chokshi of a16z
Today I'm talking to Sonal Chokshi (@smc90), one of the biggest experts on building a media business that I know. Currently she's the Editor-in-Chief at a16z. In this episode we'll talk about creating content in a world where media moves so quickly.
Oct 27
1 hr 3 min
#231 – Learning from Conversations with Andrew Warner of Mixergy
In this episode I'm talking with Andrew Warner (@AndrewWarner), the host of the Mixergy where he's interviewed over 2,000 founders in the tech and software space. His new book, Stop Asking Questions, breaks down everything he's learned about having a meaningful conversation and maximizing the value out of one-shot encounters.
Oct 20
51 min
#230 – Grit, Timing, and Building Businesses You Love with Andrew Gazdecki of MicroAcquire
Andrew Gazdeki (@agazdecki) has some contrarian viewpoints when it comes to the startup ecosystem today. I invited him here to find out about his beef with TechCrunch and how he is empowering founders with his own company, Microacquire.
Oct 13
41 min
#229 – Stealing Users Away From Incumbents Like Google with Marie Martens of Tally
Today I'm talking to an Indie Hacker who has gained over 10,000 users in less than a year. The best part is, her idea wasn't even a new one. In fact, incumbents like Google are already in the space. I invited her here to find out how she did it.
Oct 6
43 min
#228 – Making $1M/yr Then Raising Money as a Solo Indie Hacker with AJ from Carrd
In this episode I'm talking to AJ from Carrd. I want to find how he grew from $30K MRR to over $1M ARR in just two years and what Kim Kardashian had to do with it. I'll also ask him how he thinks about fundraising as an indie hacker.
Sep 29
33 min
#227 – Constraints, Longevity, and Avoiding Competition with John O'Nolan from Ghost
In this episode I'm talking to John O'Nolan (@JohnONolan), the founder of Ghost. For the last year, he's been living on a sailboat and growing his company remotely. I want to ask him about what decisions he made early on that put constraints on how and why Ghost grows.
Sep 22
54 min
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