Jon and Justin answer the question: how is Transistor.fm going to compete in the crowded podcasting market?
In 1999, Basecamp started a blog called Signal vs Noise, which they billed as “Strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and tech.”
“When you build an audience, you don’t have to buy people’s attention – they give it to you. This is a huge advantage. So build an audience. Speak, write a blog, tweet, make videos – whatever.”
Nowadays, it’s harder than ever to get people’s attention. Channels are saturated. There’s enormous competition. And many folks are growing feel overwhelmed by all the content.
- Businesses have more money to spend, and they value their time more.
- Many hobbyists are looking for the lowest price. Businesses don't mind paying more if there's value.
- Businesses are highly motivated to spend money when it helps them make progress.
What We Urge You to Do
- Why would someone use my product over what's already out there in the market?
- What opportunities exist in this market?
- What advantages do I have?
- Signal vs Noise
- Jon's book recommendation: Da Vinci Biography
- Justin's book recommendation: Sapiens
- Altered Carbon
- Wailin Wong on Twitter
- CodePen Radio
- Gimlet Startup Podcast
- Fast Company: Branded Podcasts are the Ads People Actually Want to Listen to
- The Good News Podcast
- Mastercard Launches a Branded Podcast with Gimlet Creative
- Macualey Caulkin: Bunny Ears Podcast
- The Hyacinth Disaster
- How I Built This Podcast
- Transistor.fm on Instagram
- Transistor.fm on Twitter
What is Build Your SaaS – bootstrapping in 2019?
Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2019? 37signals did it in 2004, and since then thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build & launch their new product: Transistor.fm.