Episode 14 – From Developer-Founder to Getting Acquired and Back Again with Derrick Reimer

Episode 14 – From Developer-Founder to Getting Acquired and Back Again with Derrick Reimer

 
 
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Derrick Reimer shares his journey from developer to co-founder of Drip, getting acquired, then back again to building a product (Level) from scratch as a solo founder.

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Episode 13 – Product Knowledge Bombs with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS

Episode 13 – Product Knowledge Bombs with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS

 
 
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Get some amazing advice and insights about Revenue Growth, Sales Tactics and more with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS.

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Episode 12 – Scott Bolinger’s Product Journey

Episode 12 – Scott Bolinger’s Product Journey

 
 
00:00 / 00:32:35
 
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See how Scott took an idea, executed and made it a reality. Plus see what other lessons he has learned along his product journey.

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Episode 11 – Streamlining Product Support with Kyle Brown

Episode 11 – Streamlining Product Support with Kyle Brown

 
 
00:00 / 00:29:43
 
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In this episode, Kyle Brown shares his experience learned from providing a support service to product founders.

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Episode 10 – MicroConf Vegas 2018 Recap

Episode 10 – MicroConf Vegas 2018 Recap

 
 
00:00 / 00:49:10
 
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Learn what takeaways John and Phil got out of Microconf 2018.

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Episode 9 – What Drove John Turner to Have Success with Products

Episode 9 – What Drove John Turner to Have Success with Products

 
 
00:00 / 00:39:59
 
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Tune in to hear co-host John Turner’s journey with products and how his business grew from the start to the point it’s at today.

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Episode 8 – Inside the Mind of a Customer with Sara Dunn

Episode 8 – Inside the Mind of a Customer with Sara Dunn

 
 
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In this episode, we sit down with Sara Dunn and try to get inside the mind of a potential customer of a WordPress product.

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Key Takeaways

  • For Sara, word of mouth is the biggest influence for purchase decisions, including from Slack and Facebook group discussions.
  • Screencasts to show off a premium WordPress product’s admin is a big help.
  • Step by step documentation is preferred for onboarding.
  • As an agency, Sara strives to remove as many hurdles for her clients as possible, including purchasing WordPress products and activating their licenses.
  • There should be an easier way to hand off licenses purchased by agencies to their clients down the road.
  • Predictable annual subscription costs keep things simple.
  • Most premium plugins don’t seem overpriced for Sara’s B2B client projects.

Episode 7 – Phil Derksen’s Product Journey

Episode 7 – Phil Derksen’s Product Journey

 
 
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Hear co-host Phil Derksen’s backstory with products and how he got to where he is today.

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Episode 6 – Challenges in Business with Matt Medeiros

Episode 6 – Challenges in Business with Matt Medeiros

 
 
00:00 / 00:38:45
 
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Matt Medeiros joins the show to talk about running multiple businesses (products, services, podcasting, etc.) and the challenges faced along the way.

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Key Takeaways

  • Blue-collar hard-working product creators can make a good living.
  • Focusing on a smaller niche and staying small can work well, especially when starting out.
  • Offset sales volatility of any single product by providing multiple streams of income (i.e. other services or products).
  • When asking interview questions on a podcast, think about what questions the audience wants to hear.

Episode 5 – Lessons Learned Hiring and Firing with Brad Touesnard

Episode 5 – Lessons Learned Hiring and Firing with Brad Touesnard

 
 
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Brad Touesnard joins Phil and John to discuss hiring, firing and growing a team around his software business.

Show Notes

Key Takeaways

  • As a founder don’t outsource the marketing tasks at first.
  • Have an interview and trial period, but ultimately let your existing team approve new hires.
  • You need to be able to rely on your team to communicate issues to you and each other.
  • Pay attention to discontent amongst your team.
  • Recognize when you, as a founder, are not satisfied with answers to your questions to team members.
  • Attempt to warn folks when they aren’t living up to expected standards.
  • Don’t wait too long to let someone go if they aren’t a good fit.