Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2020

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Summary

Chatting with Marie Poulin, Oki Doki

Show Notes

This week, Justin is joined by Marie Poulin, co-founder of Oki Doki. They discuss:
  • 3:40 – "I used to be in the 'Ra Ra! Everyone should build a web app' crowd."
  • 4:18 – "Now there's this feeling that maybe everyone shouldn't start a SaaS?"
  • 9:30 – When you're starting a business, there are so many dynamics you need to get right.
  • 13:40 – Why so many people fail to go from zero to one in business.
  • 16:20 – Why are you starting a business in the first place? What's driving you?
  • 23:41 – There's a company called Tighten that gives their employees mental-health days.
  • 26:00 – What is the most efficient way for you to improve your life?
  • 27:00 – Sometimes folks try to make a part-time business into a full-time business.
  • 33:00 – Is it possible for a business to be lucrative, easy, and fun?
  • 42:00 – Having money does solve a lot of life's problems.
  • Marie's super-secret Notion course

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What is Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2020?

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2020? 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 their podcasting SaaS, Transistor.fm.