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Startups For the Rest of Us

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The longest running (and most popular) podcast for non-venture track startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of an entrepreneur. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

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The longest running (and most popular) podcast for non-venture track startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of an entrepreneur. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

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472 Ratings
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Greatest podcast

By MonkeyTuck - Dec 12 2018
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Phenomenal podcast that covers all kinds of different topics dealing in the space of tech!

Top notch

By Gritj - Nov 24 2018
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Wow, clearly brilliant and useful info -- huge value!

iTunes Ratings

472 Ratings
Average Ratings
443
16
6
0
7

Greatest podcast

By MonkeyTuck - Dec 12 2018
Read more
Phenomenal podcast that covers all kinds of different topics dealing in the space of tech!

Top notch

By Gritj - Nov 24 2018
Read more
Wow, clearly brilliant and useful info -- huge value!
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Startups For the Rest of Us

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 337 | Hacking (Customer) Acquisition with Sean Ellis

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Sean Ellis, CEO at GrowthHackers, about hacking customer acquisition. Sean defines his coined term "growth hacker" and talks about some topics in his upcoming book that draws from experiences from past products/companies he's worked on including Dropbox, Eventbrite, Lookout, LogMeIn, and Uproar.

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 343 | Growing from $1k to $5k MRR, Projecting SaaS Revenue Growth, Refining Your Sales Process, and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about Growing from $1k to $5k MRR, Projecting SaaS Revenue Growth, Refining Your Sales Process, and More Listener Questions.

Jun 06 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 390 | SaaS Pricing, Sponsoring Events, Subscription Boxes and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions. The topics in this episode include GDPR, SaaS pricing, sponsoring events as a marketing strategy and subscription box companies.

May 01 2018

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Rank #4: Episode 339 | Updates on Bluetick, Drip and Other Madness

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike give updates on Blutick and Drip. Mike talks about some progress he's made as well as his current MRR with Bluetick. Rob gives his update on Drip continuing to scale and fill new positions.

May 09 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 446 | How to Build More Successful Integrations

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to build more successful integrations. They discuss how to approach the different areas of risk including work estimates, API integration, co-marketing opportunities and more.

May 28 2019

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Rank #6: Episode 420 | An Alternative Form of Startup Funding

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Einar Vollset talk about their alternative form of startup funding, Tiny Seed. They talk about why they started an accelerator, and some of the key differentiators that separates them from typical accelerators.

Nov 27 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 393 | Marketing and Growth Questions Answered

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer marketing and growth questions as well as give advice on starting a new venture.

May 22 2018

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Rank #8: TinySeed Tales 1 | A Non-Technical SaaS Founder

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Show Notes Rob starts his new podcast series “TinySeed Tales,” with an interview with Craig Hewitt of Castos.

Oct 24 2019

19mins

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Rank #9: Episode 457 | Starting a Marketplace, Marketing Channels, Resellers, and More Listener Questions

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Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob answers a number of listener questions on topics including starting a marketplace, marketing channels, resellers and more. Items mentioned in this episode: Kiwi for Gmail TaskTrain RobWalling.com Transcript Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups for the Rest of Us. I’m […]

Aug 13 2019

28mins

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Rank #10: Episode 414 | Content Promotion Tactics

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about content promotion tactics. Breaking the tactics down in three categories (Social Media, SEO, and E-mail Marketing), the guys share thoughts and expand based on some previously written articles on the topic.

Oct 16 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 478 | A Few Things I Learned in 2019

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob reflects back on his goals of 2019 and shares some lessons that are broadly applicable to founders/entrepreneurs. He also shares how he “unplugged” from the internet/devices while on a recent vacation with his family and the benefits he experienced.

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Hey, welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us. I’m your host, Rob Walling. This is episode 478 and I’m going to fly solo today. Here I sit, just a couple of days after the New Year. I just had a ton of reflection, it’s really interesting.

I’m going to cover a couple of things today. I...

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Jan 07 2020

24mins

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Rank #12: Episode 459 | From Day Job to Productized Service to Fast-Growing SaaS as a Non-Technical Founder

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Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Craig Hewitt of Castos, about the unique set of challenges to starting and growing a SaaS product as a non-technical founder. Items mentioned in this episode: RogueStartups TinySeed Podcast Motor Seriously Simple Podcasting Transcript Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of […]

Aug 27 2019

37mins

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Rank #13: Episode 471 | Fighting to Gain Traction in a Crowded Space with Jane Portman of Userlist

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Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Jane Portman of Userlist. They discuss the struggles of growing slowly, gaining traction in the crowded space, and some of the lessons learned from her first SaaS app. Items mentioned in this episode: Userlist UI Breakfast Podcast Transcript Rob: In […]

Nov 19 2019

32mins

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Rank #14: Episode 458 | The Return of Mike Taber

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Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike returns to the podcast to give updates on the fate of Bluetick as well as progress updates on his motivation and health. Items mentioned in this episode: BlueTick Seriously Simple Podcasting FounderCafe Transcript Rob: In this Taberrific episode of Startups for the […]

Aug 20 2019

52mins

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Rank #15: Episode 447 | Platform Risk, Pricing, and Customer Development

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including pricing and customer development. They also continue to discuss Mike's verification journey with Google.

Jun 04 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: Episode 421 | The “Science” of Why “Charge More” Works

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us inspired by a Patrick McKenzie tweet, Rob and Mike talk about the science of why charging more works.

Dec 04 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 394 | Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about soft skills for entrepreneurs. They define what soft skills are and list 5 of them that you need to develop as an entrepreneur.

May 29 2018

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Rank #18: Episode 476 | “We Went from Hundreds of Free Trials to a Few Dozen…On Purpose” with Jordan Gal

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Jordan Gal of CartHook about his big move to stop his free trials, move to demos, and increase his prices.

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Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups for the Rest of Us. I’m your host, Rob Walling. Each week on this show, we cover topics related to building and growing ambitious yet sustainable startups.

This week’s guest is Jordan Gal. You may know him from BootstrappedWeb. Also, the founder of CartHook. In this episode of Startups for the Rest of Us, I talk with Jordan about...

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Dec 24 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: Episode 411 | Bootstrapping vs. Funding: 19 Questions To Ask

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about bootstrapping versus funding. It is a common question new entrepreneurs ask themselves and based on an article on the subject, the guys attempt to answer some of these questions.

Sep 25 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 477 | Assessing Product-Market Fit, How to Find a Mastermind, and More Listener Questions with Brian Casel

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Brian Casel of Audience Ops, answer a number of listener questions on topics including assessing product market fit, finding a mastermind and more.

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Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups for the Rest of Us. I’m your host, Rob Walling. This week, Brian Castle joins me on the show. We talked about assessing product/market fit, how to find a mastermind, and answer many more listener questions. This is Startups for the Rest of Us episode 477.

Welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us, the podcast that helps...

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Dec 31 2019

39mins

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