Justin Jackson

Co-founder of Transistor.fm
Bootstrapping and podcasting
ο»Ώ John Bartmann ο»Ώ I'd been podcasting since 2012, and noticed a sea-change that started in 2014, but really peaked in 2017-2018:

  • businesses were starting branded podcasts
  • lots of prosumers were interested in starting their own shows
  • I personally saw a lot more of my friends talking about podcasts and wanting to start their own show
I discussed this in this talk here:
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ο»Ώ Pedro Hernandes ο»Ώ the biggest factor is the market. There has to be (existing) customer demand for what you're building!

I describe it further using this πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ metaphor:
πŸŽ™οΈ I'm building Transistor.fm with Jon Buda (podcast hosting and analytics)

πŸ“ˆ We started working together in Feb 2018, launched Aug 2018, and were both full-time by Aug 2019!

πŸ‘‚ We're a part of the creator economy, and already have customers using Gumroad to charge for access to their private podcast.

🐦 I'm on Twitter at @mijustin

✍️ I've shared all my best bootstrapping tips at justinjackson.ca/bootstrap