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Build Your SaaS

A podcast about what it takes to launch a web app in 2018

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Justin Jackson
Maker
Hey Product Hunt! 37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. Since 2004, thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to capture some of that success by launching their own web apps. But what does it take to launch a Software as a Service business in 2018? "Build Your SaaS" follows our journey as we launch Transistor.fm. We cover topics like finding a cofounder, why we're using Rails, and how to validate your idea. Have a question you'd like us to cover on the show? Ask below!
iCOACH.live
@mijustin. Why Rails?
Justin Jackson
Maker
@realnegotiator we answered that question in this episode: "Six screens and a power glove." https://saas.transistor.fm/episodes/nerd-stuff-our-web-app-tech-stack
Len Markidan
Niiiiice, something new from Justin :) Congrats on the launch! Loving the first couple of episodes. It's great to have a podcast that doesn't sound like every other business podcast. Great work @mijustin!
Justin Jackson
Maker
@lenmarkidan thanks! We really feel there was a need for an honest show about building a SaaS nowadays.
Jesse Poteet
This podcast is so good, as are most things Justin does. Great insight into the thought process and decisions involved in starting a business. I’m not a developer (want to be tho 😎 ) but still get so much insight from this podcast that helps me in my own business. Keep it up @mijustin!
Justin Jackson
Maker
@jessepoteet thanks Jesse! One thing I like about the show: I'm not a developer, and Jon is, so we can really talk about product from both sides. 👍
Hiten Shah
This is an *awesome* idea @mijustin -> things sure have changed a lot since 37signals released Basecamp. Love the first few episodes and I’m looking forward to following along on the journey and learning what you learn! This is a must listen podcast for anyone even just thinking about SaaS today.
Justin Jackson
Maker
@hnshah hearing from you and @bryantchou reminded me we need to have more guests on the show. ;) I'd love to have you on sometime. 🙌
Davis Baer
Awesome Justin! Looking forward to listening :)
Justin Jackson
Maker
@daviswbaer thanks! Let me know what you think!
brryant
Oh boy, this would have been awesome to have around when we were starting up Webflow. Looking forward to more content!
Justin Jackson
Maker
@bryantchou thanks! Actually... we should have you on sometime to talk about building Webflow. 👍
brryant
@mijustin happy to share everything!!
Corey Haines
Love this and can't wait for more episodes! I could've hunted you earlier but I knew you'd probably want to do it yourself with a launch :) never want to spoil a launch for someone else. Big fan and excited for you guys!
Justin Jackson
Maker
@corey_haines thanks!
Jarrod Drysdale
I wish I'd had this podcast when I built my first product (a SaaS). Most of the stories we hear about business are success stories, but no one talks about the early days of building a product—or if they do, it's always a highly edited version. New makers and founders need to hear stories about what it's really like building a business. Sometimes it's hard, but that makes even small successes something to be proud of. Props to Jon and Justin for having the guts to let us see behind the scenes.
Justin Jackson
Maker
@studiofellow we're hoping to be as transparent as we can. We're thinking of talking about MONEY for the next episode. 😮
Matt Mclelland
Stoked for this and transistor
Justin Jackson
Maker
@matt_mclelland1 Thanks so much Matt! (And thanks for signing up for early access on Transistor.fm!
Logan Nickleson
One of my favorite things about Justin is that he really is the "internet stuntman" his Twitter bio claims — regularly testing, experimenting, and trailblazing in the world of online business. And (as others have already mentioned) the best part is that Justin is shares his results, both failures and victories, openly. If you're thinking about building a SaaS, you should listen to this podcast. It may save you some headaches and will likely give you a wealth of ideas. On a related note, I can't wait for the launch of Transistor.fm, @mijustin!
Justin Jackson
Maker
@logannickleson you're too kind. Thank you! ❤️
Елизавета Песчанская
I'm a fan of Justin's previous podcasts. I like the authenticity he brings to the table when describe his personal wins or fails, and doesn't ignore the hard parts. The parts where opportunity and timing intersect to make or break a significant progression for a business. While lots of other podcasts focus solely on the wins, this podcast takes a wholesome view to building a business in 2018. Jonathan Friesen has used this product for one month.
Karolina Geller
Very good
Srebalaji Thirumalai
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Emmanuel Straschnov
Amazing content @mijustin ! A lot of it could have applied to Bubble :)
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