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!
@mijustin. Why Rails?
@realnegotiator we answered that question in this episode:
"Six screens and a power glove."
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!
@lenmarkidan thanks! We really feel there was a need for an honest show about building a SaaS nowadays.
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!
@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. 👍
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.
@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. 🙌
Awesome Justin! Looking forward to listening :)
@daviswbaer thanks! Let me know what you think!
Oh boy, this would have been awesome to have around when we were starting up Webflow. Looking forward to more content!
@bryantchou thanks! Actually... we should have you on sometime to talk about building Webflow. 👍
@mijustin happy to share everything!!
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!
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.
@studiofellow we're hoping to be as transparent as we can. We're thinking of talking about MONEY for the next episode. 😮
Stoked for this and transistor
@matt_mclelland1 Thanks so much Matt! (And thanks for signing up for early access on Transistor.fm!
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!
@logannickleson you're too kind. Thank you! ❤️
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.
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Amazing content @mijustin ! A lot of it could have applied to Bubble :)