My guest today is Justin Jackson. He is a dad, husband, entrepreneur, coach, the founder of Megamaker, author of Jolt, the creator of Marketing for Developers and Tiny Marketing Wins, and overall serial maker. He aims to help people through the things they create.
My guest today is Justin Jackson. He is a dad, husband, entrepreneur, coach, the founder of Megamaker, author of Jolt, the creator of Marketing for Developers and Tiny Marketing Wins, and a serial maker. He aims to help people through the things they create.
On this episode, we discussed the processes of making and/or modifying. We delved on his systems and approach in the different initiatives and creations he is currently working on.
Other areas we touched on includes:
- The story of how we met, a brief background of how he has always been involved in businesses since he was young, and how he transitioned from non-profit, to consultancy, and finally – going solo with his independent projects (1:30).
- How getting married, having children and experiencing failure, affected his plans and initiatives (5:25).
- The process of starting up independently, which includes conceptualizing, case studies, exploring and being a serial maker – getting involved in different things which include his podcast, softwares, plugins, e-books, courses, and even merch (7:32).
- How and why he decided to zero-in on writing Jolt and finishing it in the span of a month (8:43).
- The concept of mind gremlins, how being less self-serving enabled him get rid of these, and other takeaways that people have from his two top products – Jolt and Marketing for Developers (12:00).
- Conducting a survey and how its findings gave him insights when he created Tiny Marketing Wins (15:10).
- His process when things must be put on the backburner or let go, and how he did this with his podcast (17:49).
- His hybrid approach when it comes to making, modifying and refreshing the systems, tricks, and hacks supported by continuous research and learning (19:55; 23:44).
- A sample hack he shared in writing effective landing page copy and generate leads (22:20).
If you want to hear more from Justin, we have a bonus episode where we had some deep-dive on learning and the idea of Brutalism , which you can check out and learn even more at the Productivityist on Patreon.
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- Justin Jackson | Make some stuff
- What has Justin made? | by @mijustin
- Jolt | Sell more by standing out
- Marketing for Developers | A guide to marketing your software, apps, and digital products
- Tiny Marketing Wins | Weekly marketing tactics for online businesses
- Watch for mind gremlins | by @mijustin
- Focus on your own shit | by @mijustin
- Learning with Justin Jackson | Productivityist
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It is always fun and helpful to talk to Justin, and I hope you enjoyed our conversation too. Thanks for listening! Until next time, remember to stop guessing… and start going.
What is The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show?
Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.