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!
#265 – From Full-Time Job to $30k/Month with Damon Chen of Testimonial
Damon Chen (@damengchen) talks failed side projects, validating your idea, charging higher prices than is comfortable, what makes for a good website testimonial, and growing a bootstrapped startup to $30k/mo with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Nov 23
40 min
#264 – Growing a 2-Person Business to $80k/Month with Eric Turner of Japan Dev
Eric Turner (@_etdev) talks living in Japan as a foreigner and visiting Japan as a tourist, finding inspiration to start as an indie hacker, picking a lucrative market, and shares some tips growing a job board with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Oct 31
56 min
#263 – Starting a Profitable Business After a Life-Changing Exit with Laura Roeder of Paperbell
Laura Roeder (@lkr) talks life coaching, starting multiple successful businesses (and selling one for millions), early growth via SEO, and designing a company to align with your lifestyle with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Oct 19
57 min
#262 – Bootstrapping to $100,000/mo in a Crowded Market with Marko Saric of Plausible
Marko Saric (@markosaric) talks living in Brussels, things he learned working in marketing, joining an existing project as a late co-founder, succeeding on Hacker News, surviving against a behemoth competitor, and learnings from bootstrapping an open-source project to over $1.2M in annual revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Oct 12
1 hr 3 min
#261 – Self-Funding, Pivoting to a Better Idea, and Growing Beyond $10M with Kapil Kale of Tremendous
Kapil Kale (@kapil) talks AI-generated art, going through YC, buying out his investors to own 100% of the company, pivoting from an okay idea to a great idea, and growing a profitable business to 8-figures in annual revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Sep 28
59 min
#260 – Growing Multiple Products to $18K/mo Revenue with Tony Dinh
Tony Dinh (@tdinh_me) talks growing up in Vietnam, quitting his job working for the man, failed vs successful side projects, growing via Twitter, and managing multiple projects that add up to $18,000 in monthly revenue with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Sep 21
1 hr 7 min
#259 – Dating, Hollow Abstractions, and Making Millions of Dollars with Liron Shapira of Relationship Hero
Liron Shapira (@liron) talks relationship and dating advice, building a coaching business, marketing via Facebook groups, and growing his revenue to millions of dollars with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Sep 14
52 min
#258 – From $0 to $36K/Month in a Year with Dashiell Bark-Huss of WishTender
Dashiell Bark-Huss (@DashBarkHuss) talks quitting the fashion industry, living in a van, learning to code, selling to sex workers, lucid dreaming, and growing her first-ever startup to $36k/mo with Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen).
Sep 7
46 min
#257 – From Indie Hacker to $200M+ with Patrick Campbell of ProfitWell
We're talking to Patrick Campbell (@patticus), an indie founder who just sold his company for $200,000,000.That's an insane nine figure exit for a bootstrapped founder. In this episode, we talk with Patrick about his champagne problems and what indie hackers need to know today to get to where he is more quickly.
Jun 22
48 min
#256 – Debate: Elon Musk, Billionaires, Ethics, and Role Models with Sahil Lavingia and Justin Jackson
Sahil Lavingia (@shl) and Justin Jackson (@mijustin) join Courtland (@csallen) and Channing (@ChanningAllen) for a special debate-style episode. It's four dudes talking about Elon Musk. What could go wrong?
Jun 15
1 hr 7 min
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