MicroConf On Air

Welcome to the MicroConf Podcast! Featuring two episodes per week, we take a look back at the archives from MicroConf's past and publish the audio of some of the best talks delivered from the MC stage and host a weekly live streamed conversati ...more

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August 10, 2022 00:12:28
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MicroConf Tactics: Top 10 Avoidable Mistakes SaaS Startups Make

In this episode, we are sharing the audio from one of our recent YouTube videos in which Rob Walling dives into 10 SaaS mistakes to avoid. You'll learn how to shortcut your success with the fundamentals of what's needed for SaaS growth. He'll be going over SaaS marketing tips, bootstrapping, MRR, and more.   Watch the original video here: https://youtu.be/8Jjb7fPV6PQ   Bootstrapper's Guidebook to Outside Funding According to our 2021 State of Independent SaaS report, nearly 30% of founders said they were actively considering some form of outside funding. To help understand the options, we have recently released the Bootstrapper's Guidebook to Outside Funding. Check it out at microconf.com/funding-guide     ...

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August 03, 2022 00:11:50
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MicroConf Tactics: How to Get Your First 100 Customers for Your SaaS Product

Subscribe to the MicroConf YouTube Channel  If you run a SaaS business, you need to know how to get customers. Getting customers for your tech startup can be one of the hardest parts of starting a SaaS company. In this week's episode, we are sharing the audio from one of our recent YouTube videos in which Rob covers 3 basic things you need to do to get your first 100 customers for your product. If you'd like to see the original video head over to https://youtu.be/QviDwsMLXb0 According to our 2021 State of Independent SaaS report, nearly 30% of founders said they were actively considering some form of outside funding. To help understand the options, we have recently released the Bootstrapper's Guidebook to Outside Funding. Check it out at microconf.com/funding-guide   ...

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May 25, 2022 00:31:36
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 51: Using No Code to Build Your Audience

In this talk from MicroConf Remote 3.0, Jay Clouse discuss the Tweet100 community and challenge that encourages folks to increase their engagement and voice through Twitter. He built the community, the challenge, and page using no-code tools. You don’t need to build a marketing operation within your stack - no-code can solve most of the challenges you have. Get the Deck ___________ Upcoming Events: MicroConf Local: Chicago on June 21, 2022 MicroConf Local: Denver on June 23, 2022 Get more info here   ...

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May 18, 2022 00:35:54
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MicroConf On Air: Building a Thriving Remote Culture

In this episode of On-Air, Jesse Mecham, the founder of You Need A Budget, joins @RobWalling to chat about why core values and culture truly matter. Jesse also gives an update on how YNAB has grown since he gave his talk at MicroConf in 2014.   If you haven't seen the talk, you should check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw8N7YrBM4o ...

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May 11, 2022 00:27:30
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 50: Quickly Delivering Feature Requests Using No Code

Any SaaS founder can tell you that implementing feature requests can be a major drain on their resources. But they are a great way to nurture your relationship with your users. Jessica will walk you through the build of a feature request (our MicroConf Connect wiki!), how it can be quickly build and deployed, and how you can use the tools to build MVP’s for your most requested features.   - https://microconf.squarespace.com/s/MicroConf-Remote-30-building-internal-tools-with-no-code-1.pdf   Links from this podcast: Jessica Malnik Get the slide deck Tickets for our next MicroConf Local:London on May 18 are on sale ...

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May 04, 2022 00:39:30
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MicroConf On Air: Rob Walling Answers Audience Questions

A Rob Q+A Solo Adventure! Rob Walling answered listener questions live from MicroConf Connect (https://microconfconnect.com). Topics Covered: What are three key tips for pre-launch, pre-revenue to make sure that you absolutely must do? What has the body of a Unicorn and the head of a Pegasus? How was launching Tiny Seed Tales different than Startups for the Rest of Us podcast? What's changed in terms of "podcast launch strategy" since then? How to deal with anxiety when launching starting something new? Picking Customer Pain for my companies segment, as opposed to Competitor Pain and general observations about SaaS for non-technical customers. If Rob was starting over today and trying to find a ".Net invoicing" to acquire and iterate on, where would he look? Where should the balance fall between domain knowledge, industry connections and general sales skills when hiring your first sales person? What is the best thing to do if revenue has plateaued? What advice do you have for staying positive in spite of frequent fires caused by platform risk? How to find a good SaaS idea?   Links and books from this episode: The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick List of SaaS Marketplaces If you are interested in speaking at any MicroConf event, head to microconf.com/call-for-speakers and fill out the form. Tickets for our next MicroConf Local:London on May 18 are on sale here: https://microconf.com/local-london    ...

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