On this week’s episode, Dave makes a comeback and joins me on the show after recovering from what he calls an “H1N1-Ebola-Dengue Fever crossbreed”. We catch up on the latest with SupportVine and PodcastMotor, chat about some growing pains we’ve experienced recently in our bootstrapped startup companies, and talk about the value of one’s time. For an entrepreneur, time means money. How much is … [Read more...] about RS018: How to Know When It’s Time To Grow Your Team
This week I am very happy to welcome Bryan Harris on to the Rogue Startups Podcast. Dave is out this week, but Bryan and I had a really great conversation on the power of email marketing, list building, and how to effectively sell. Bryan has written extensively on how to get started with a service based business, in fact this article was the roadmap I used to start PodcastMotor. It's a great … [Read more...] about RS017: Bryan Harris on Email List Building and Effective Sales
This Week Craig and Dave sit down with Derrick Reimer, Co-Founder of Drip. Drip is a lightweight email marketing automation tool, custom built for small businesses and entrepreneurs. We talk with Derrick about his journey as a developer and entrepreneur, and what he's learned from building Drip into the large scale SAAS app it is today. You can find out more about Drip at getDrip.com and you … [Read more...] about RS016: Derrick Reimer of Drip
This week Dave and I get a chance to catch up on the latest with SupportVine and PodcastMotor. Both of us have been busy doing email outreach and getting some really fantastic results using it to get in touch with potential customers. Dave has been using it to get feedback on positioning SupportVine within the app support space, and Craig has been using it to reach out to new PodcastMotor … [Read more...] about RS015: Ice Cold Email Marketing
Today Dave and I sit down with John Turner of SeedProd to talk about the series of WordPress plugins that he's created over the last few years, and some of his plans for the future. John has a few plugins that are already at the top of their niches: Ultimate Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode plugin for WordPress. John is planning to bring another plugin 404-Pro and has a Landing Page plugin in … [Read more...] about RS014: The Future of WordPress Business with John Turner
This week we are pleased to have Jordan Gal of Carthook on the show. Jordan sits down with Dave and I to talk about a touchy subject: Leaving a high income day job. Or as Dave puts it: Jumping off the deep end without a life jacket. This is probably the biggest fear new entrepreneurs have, and a decision that no one takes lightly, regardless of your situation. We talk about all of the … [Read more...] about RS013: Jordan Gal – Jumping Off The Deep End
This week Dave and I sit down for a chat about building the Assets and minimizing the Liabilities in your business. As with regular business, in the bootstrapped entrepreneurial space Assets are things that give you either more time or more money. Conversely, Liabilities are things that consume unproductive time in your day or cost money that does not contribute back to your business. The key … [Read more...] about RS012: Watch Your Assets!
Welcome to Episode of the Rogue Startups Podcast. This week Dave discusses his top take-aways from Microconf, a popular “self funded” conference held every April to connect founders who are creating online businesses and doing it with non-typical startup funding methods. Dave's top topics include a talk from Steli from Close.io on pursuing the deal until the last door closes and one from Joanna … [Read more...] about RS011: What Is Your One Thing?
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Rogue Startups Podcast. This week is coming to you LIVE from Las Vegas. Dave brought the podcasting mic along with him to Microconf, a popular "self funded" conference put on by Rob Walling and Mike Taber every year. Microconf is THE place to go every April to connect with other founders who are creating online businesses and doing it without the typical startup … [Read more...] about RS010: Microconf – Live, Raw, and Uncensored
In this episode of the Rogue Startups podcast Dave and I talk about a few different ways we're re-investing in our businesses to achieve faster growth. As bootstrap owners it is usually about organic growth, but an injection of cash into your business can really jumpstart your business. Craig is looking to buy a new website or app and Dave has gone through the process of adopting an abandoned … [Read more...] about RS009: How to Invest in your Business for Faster Growth