Corey and Chris introduce the concept of the show, what to expect, and what it means to be "default alive." Corey talks about how he switched his courses from evergreen to an open/close model and now trying to figure out how to make the Swipe Files membership more valuable. Chris talks about how he mostly did marketing in August and is now switching back to "product mode." They also discuss the pros and cons of transparency and how it's different between software and content businesses.
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What is Default Alive?
Two founders share an unedited look at what it's like to bootstrap a startup through weekly updates. Chris Spags is the founder of Jetboost, a suite of no-code plugins for Webflow. Corey Haines is the founder of Swipe Files, a membership site for marketers built with no-code tools. They chronicle their journeys getting to and staying "default alive": profitable, self-sustaining, with infinite runway.