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For digital makers who want to earn a living from the things they create. Indie software developers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives!

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For digital makers who want to earn a living from the things they create. Indie software developers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives!

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Great Podcast

By Ledoukoure - Apr 23 2017
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MegaMakers is pack with gold coins in very episode

Only the best

By AndrewDBass - Feb 23 2017
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Quality. Justin is a stud.

iTunes Ratings

111 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
11
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Great Podcast

By Ledoukoure - Apr 23 2017
Read more
MegaMakers is pack with gold coins in very episode

Only the best

By AndrewDBass - Feb 23 2017
Read more
Quality. Justin is a stud.

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For digital makers who want to earn a living from the things they create. Indie software developers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives!

043 - How do you get out of a creative rut?

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What do you do when you lose your motivation? When you haven't created anything in weeks? When you no longer like the project you're working on?

Justin's had a hard couple of weeks. How can he get back on track?

This is the last episode of 2016! Join me for Season 4 in January 2017.

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Nov 18 2016

17mins

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041 - Addicted to progress

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Everyone dreams of a better life. But how do you achieve it?

Justin gives some context to the idea of "living the dream."

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Nov 04 2016

21mins

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060 - Big news: I’m building a SaaS in 2018

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The announcement: I’m building a new podcasting hosting platform
It’s called Transistor.fm. It was started by my friend Jon Buda, in Chicago. I’m coming on as his co-founder.

Jon and I were introduced in 2014 by our mutual friend Chase Reeves at XOXO in Portland. Here’s a photo from the day we met.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 08 2018

16mins

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059 - Buying bread ain't romantic

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★ Last chance to get $50 off tinymarketingwins.com. Use the code: relaunch! ★
What makes a customer try to save $1 one week, but spend $60 (without hesitation) the next week?
It comes down to the emotion behind the purchase.
Learn how you can use it to attract the right customers, and offer them the right product / service!

Show notes
★ Get $50 off Tiny Marketing Wins until Feb 28, 2018 with the code: relaunch ★

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Feb 26 2018

12mins

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057 – Harder than ever to be a solopreneur (what's going to happen in 2018?)

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2017 proved that it's harder than ever to be a solo-founder. Niches crumbled. Marketing channels were saturated. Competition increased. And more than ever, consumers got tired.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Dec 23 2017

14mins

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047 - Why I'm moving to YouTube (and why you should too)

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I've been blogging since 2008 and podcasting since 2012.

Why, in 2017, am I starting a YouTube channel?

My new project is: tinymarketingwins.com

Have you left a review on iTunes? It's easy! Just open up iTunes, search for MegaMaker, and click ★★★★★!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 17 2017

8mins

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056 – My highlights and fails from 2017

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Here's my year in review: what worked, what didn't, what am I going to change in the future?

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Dec 10 2017

17mins

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051 - Stay up until your eyeballs bleed

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How do you go from no audience, no idea, and no revenue to quitting your job?

Justin tells his story.

(This is an excerpt from his talk at MicroConf 2017)

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 21 2017

16mins

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053 - A marketing tactic no one is talking about

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Want to increase sales? Do this first.

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May 26 2017

6mins

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054 – Do this before you do ANYTHING else

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Have an idea for a new project? Here's what you should do first (before you write any code!)

Update: there's big changes that have been happening here with MegaMaker. I'll share those soon! In the meantime, here's an episode inspired by a talk I gave at Laracon 2017 in New York City.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Aug 15 2017

13mins

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#justinsburrito

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Justin kicks off the weekly maker challenge. What's he's going to try to make in 7 days?

If this podcast was Star Wars, the first two episodes would be "A New Hope" and this episode would be "Empire."

Start with something small and silly.

Update: MegaMaker just landed in iTunes! Please help by leaving a 5 start review at megamaker.co/review

This week's MegaMaker project: a burrito

Justin's goal this week is to make something that is both small and ridiculous. A burrito. Why?

  • Burritos are freakin' delicious.
  • I suck at cooking and wanted a challenge.
  • I love burritos.

Why not take the pressure off ourselves, and create something just because it's fun?

Who sponsored my burrito?

I want to thanks these guys for believing in me. They were willing to take a chance on a crazy idea. Please give them your business!

Do you want to sponsor my burrito?

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Music

My theme music is Bad Decisions by Striker. Visit them online: strike-metal.com

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Jan 16 2016

10mins

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The world is creative

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Justin reveals that the MegaMaker burrito is being added to the menu at a local restaurant.

How is a cooking noob going to make something that people will order for a Friday lunch? Go behind the scenes and hear how a restaurant creates a new menu item. (Justin learned a lot about how a restaurant works).

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Thanks to

Music

My theme music is Bad Decisions by Striker. Visit them online: strike-metal.com

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Jan 20 2016

10mins

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058 - I spent $30,000 looking for product-market fit

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Thousands of dollars were pouring into my account. And I was miserable.

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★ Get $50 off Tiny Marketing Wins until Feb 28, 2018 with the code: relaunch ★

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Feb 22 2018

14mins

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061 - You're out of touch

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What am I working on these days?

I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda.

I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist.

I'll be speaking at MicroConf Las Vegas 2018. If you're going, say hi!

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 17 2018

17mins

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049 – Build things without code

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Justin talks about the secret to building products AND shares some "old person" computer nostalgia.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 07 2017

21mins

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050 - How I make my money

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Justin does a revenue breakdown for his various projects.

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Apr 14 2017

13mins

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040 - Four years lost & wasted

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Justin sneaks out of the house on a cold, dark autumn night and records an episode.

Topic: why you should learn from practitioners, not professors.

Didn't record an episode last week, because I was launching the new Marketing for Developers course.

Special $50 discount for podcast listeners: megamaker.co/coupon

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I learned more from building, launching, and marketing a product than I did in 4 years of university.

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Oct 22 2016

18mins

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045 - What are you plans, maaaaaan?

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We're two months into 2017. What are your plans?

Justin shares his goals for this year (revenue, and what he's going to change)

Show Notes

Please remember to leave a review in iTunes!

I'll be back next Friday with another episode. Follow online: megamaker.co

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Feb 24 2017

12mins

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046 - Three tips for aspiring solopreneurs

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Looking to make an independent living from the things you make? Is passive income a myth?

In this episode I share three lessons I've learned from my first year of going solo.

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Have you left a review on iTunes? It's easy! Just open up iTunes, search for MegaMaker, and click ★★★★★!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 04 2017

9mins

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048 - Sell more beer

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I've been thinking a lot about how important it is for potential customers to "see your product used in public."

Lots of examples of this:

  • Apple Macbooks in coffee shops
  • People sharing their Snapchat filter videos outside of Snapchat
  • GitHub stickers on people's laptops at conferences (another example: public Gists)

How we could all implement this on our products?

Show notes

My new project is: tinymarketingwins.com

Have you left a review on iTunes? It's easy! Just open up iTunes, search for MegaMaker, and click ★★★★★!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 25 2017

8mins

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A time capsule of bootstrapping anxiety

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Back in July 2018, right before we launched Transistor, I was so stressed out about money. What's happened since then?

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Find Justin online:

Support the show:

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 11 2019

13mins

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To be a winner, you need to be a loser

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Find Justin online:

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Support the show:

Leave a review on iTunes!
Join MegaMaker Club

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Oct 01 2018

41mins

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Why are you doing everything yourself?

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What am I working on these days?

I'm building Transistor.fm and Spots.fm with my friend Jon Buda.

Marketing for Developers is available until July 30th, 2018 (last chance to buy until October!)

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Jul 11 2018

13mins

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What it's really like being a solopreneur

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What am I working on these days?

I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda.

I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist.

I'm having a birthday sale until June 18th: megamaker.co/birthday

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Jun 06 2018

32mins

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Bootstrapping punk – MxPx

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Contact me

What am I working on these days?

I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda.

I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist.

I'll be speaking at MicroConf Las Vegas 2018. If you're going, say hi!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

May 03 2018

56mins

Play

061 - You're out of touch

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What am I working on these days?

I'm building a new podcasting platform called Transistor.fm with my friend Jon Buda.

I'm also creating a system for validating your market and your product. It's called the Product Validation Checklist.

I'll be speaking at MicroConf Las Vegas 2018. If you're going, say hi!

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 17 2018

17mins

Play

060 - Big news: I’m building a SaaS in 2018

Podcast cover
Read more
The announcement: I’m building a new podcasting hosting platform
It’s called Transistor.fm. It was started by my friend Jon Buda, in Chicago. I’m coming on as his co-founder.

Jon and I were introduced in 2014 by our mutual friend Chase Reeves at XOXO in Portland. Here’s a photo from the day we met.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 08 2018

16mins

Play

059 - Buying bread ain't romantic

Podcast cover
Read more
★ Last chance to get $50 off tinymarketingwins.com. Use the code: relaunch! ★
What makes a customer try to save $1 one week, but spend $60 (without hesitation) the next week?
It comes down to the emotion behind the purchase.
Learn how you can use it to attract the right customers, and offer them the right product / service!

Show notes
★ Get $50 off Tiny Marketing Wins until Feb 28, 2018 with the code: relaunch ★

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Feb 26 2018

12mins

Play

058 - I spent $30,000 looking for product-market fit

Podcast cover
Read more

Thousands of dollars were pouring into my account. And I was miserable.

Show notes

★ Get $50 off Tiny Marketing Wins until Feb 28, 2018 with the code: relaunch ★

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Feb 22 2018

14mins

Play

057 – Harder than ever to be a solopreneur (what's going to happen in 2018?)

Podcast cover
Read more

2017 proved that it's harder than ever to be a solo-founder. Niches crumbled. Marketing channels were saturated. Competition increased. And more than ever, consumers got tired.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Dec 23 2017

14mins

Play

056 – My highlights and fails from 2017

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Read more

Here's my year in review: what worked, what didn't, what am I going to change in the future?

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Dec 10 2017

17mins

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055 – What's really been going on?

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Welcome back MegaMaker fans! There's been a lot going on. There's been some big changes in Justin's life. Listen to hear how he's making course corrections.

MegaMaker is focused on helping founders improve their product & marketing so they can grow their business.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Oct 06 2017

12mins

Play

054 – Do this before you do ANYTHING else

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Read more

Have an idea for a new project? Here's what you should do first (before you write any code!)

Update: there's big changes that have been happening here with MegaMaker. I'll share those soon! In the meantime, here's an episode inspired by a talk I gave at Laracon 2017 in New York City.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Aug 15 2017

13mins

Play

053 - A marketing tactic no one is talking about

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Read more

Want to increase sales? Do this first.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

May 26 2017

6mins

Play

052 - Help! The robots are coming

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What does the future of work and entrepreneurship look like?

Here is what you need to know to run a business in a world filled with artificial intelligence, robots, and automation.

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★ Support this podcast by donating ★

May 12 2017

9mins

Play

051 - Stay up until your eyeballs bleed

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Read more

How do you go from no audience, no idea, and no revenue to quitting your job?

Justin tells his story.

(This is an excerpt from his talk at MicroConf 2017)

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 21 2017

16mins

Play

050 - How I make my money

Podcast cover
Read more

Justin does a revenue breakdown for his various projects.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 14 2017

13mins

Play

049 – Build things without code

Podcast cover
Read more

Justin talks about the secret to building products AND shares some "old person" computer nostalgia.

Show notes

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Apr 07 2017

21mins

Play

048 - Sell more beer

Podcast cover
Read more

I've been thinking a lot about how important it is for potential customers to "see your product used in public."

Lots of examples of this:

  • Apple Macbooks in coffee shops
  • People sharing their Snapchat filter videos outside of Snapchat
  • GitHub stickers on people's laptops at conferences (another example: public Gists)

How we could all implement this on our products?

Show notes

My new project is: tinymarketingwins.com

Have you left a review on iTunes? It's easy! Just open up iTunes, search for MegaMaker, and click ★★★★★!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 25 2017

8mins

Play

047 - Why I'm moving to YouTube (and why you should too)

Podcast cover
Read more

I've been blogging since 2008 and podcasting since 2012.

Why, in 2017, am I starting a YouTube channel?

My new project is: tinymarketingwins.com

Have you left a review on iTunes? It's easy! Just open up iTunes, search for MegaMaker, and click ★★★★★!

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Mar 17 2017

8mins

Play