The Bootstrapped Founder
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Step into the world of Tony Dinh, an accomplished indie hacker famed for his ability to craft products with show-stopping aesthetics while keeping them public on Twitter. Tony, who holds the helm in the product design world, made waves with his browser extension, Blackmagic, and his unique pricing and revenue model approach. Our chat offers a deep dive into Tony's journey and his decision-making process during the Twitter API price increase, eventually leading to the sale of Blackmagic to HypeFury. His insights on product design and experiences as a front-end engineer are worth their weight in gold.
Working in enterprise businesses first.
Do you have a process for internal documentation?
The importance of having a ProductHunt-compatible audience.
What’s your current software portfolio like?
00:00) - Introduction
01:24) - How do you get good at design?
07:50) - Working in enterprise businesses first.
13:08) - Selling as an indie hacker.
18:18) - How to complete the sale?
23:02) - Transitioning the ownership.
28:31) - Running into platform risk.
34:13) - The launch of the product.
38:42) - Do you have a process for internal documentation?
47:22) - How do you deal with clones?
51:19) - The importance of having a ProductHunt-compatible audience.
55:39) - What’s your current software portfolio like?
01:01:09) - What to do when you’re stuck?
Creators & Guests
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Tony Dinh 🎯
Indie hacker.🧠 @TypingMindApp $30K/mo📸 @XnapperHQ $6K/mo🛠 @devutils_app $5.5K/mo🪄 @blackmagic_so (Sold, was $14K/mo)💬 https://t.co/9b1SSybSdG
What is The Bootstrapped Founder?
Arvid Kahl talks about starting and bootstrapping businesses, how to build an audience, and how to build in public.
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