MicroConf Refresh Episode 45: From Zero to 14,000 Customers: The Survival Guide to Bootstrapped SaaS

Episode 45 February 17, 2022 00:37:24
MicroConf Refresh Episode 45: From Zero to 14,000 Customers: The Survival Guide to Bootstrapped SaaS
MicroConf On Air
MicroConf Refresh Episode 45: From Zero to 14,000 Customers: The Survival Guide to Bootstrapped SaaS

Show Notes

How did Omar Zenhom go from being broke with fewer than 300 people on his email list to 14,000 paying customers and 1 million attendees in 5 years?

Omar speaks about his journey from 0 to 14,000 customers, launching his podcast The $100 MBA, which won several prestigious awards from iTunes, Forbes, and Fast Company) and the journey of bootstrapping WebinarNinja

The not-so-secret to his success was treating relationships as his biggest asset.

In this podcast, you'll hear about the following:

His early background when he had no traffic or audience

Why he pivoted and launched a 2nd podcast, The $100 MBA

How pain points he experienced with The S100 MBA led to the early idea behind WebinarNinja

Creating the initial MVP for WebinarMBA as a first-time SaaS founder who wasn't a professional developer

The compound effect of building and managing relationships at scale 

Relevant links mentioned in this episode:










Other Episodes

Episode 18

November 17, 2020 00:38:31
Episode Cover

MicroConf Refresh Episode 18: How I Inadvertently Launched Speckled: Corinn Pope - MicroConf Remote

http://microconfremote.com It takes a ton of methodical, strategic steps to get any product off the ground. For some, they fear launching before the product is perfect; others may launch way to early, before establishing any degree of product market fit. But in the grand scheme of things, unless your launch has been prefaced with fanfare or critical note, you may decide to launch by simply flipping the on switch and seeing what happens. Our opener tweeted back in early June that she had inadvertently launched her company. It doesn’t get much earlier stage or right at launch as that. Corinn Pope is the Founder of Speckled, and has been following the stairstep approach to move from an employee to a info-product maker, to now a self-taught technical Founder of Speckled. And her approaching to building the company leaned so far into the concept of “Just Ship It” that she had launched her MVP before she had even realized it was on the market. Check out her story. If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head ...


Episode 38

October 15, 2020 00:26:16
Episode Cover

Diversifying Tech As A Service with Veni Kunche

http://microconfonair.com At MicroConf, we have been fortunate to have the support of some incredible sponsors to help us invite guests to our events on a scholarship program. This week, we're going check in on one of those scholarship recipients, Veni Kunche, founder of DiversifyTech.co We ask Veni about her experience at MicroConf, how she decided to build and launch DiversifyTech, and how she has continue to grow and monetize this social good service.The State of Independent SaaS Survey is now open!  Help us develop critical analysis of the current world of Independent SaaS by heading over to http://stateofindiesaas.com.   https://microconf.com MicroConf Connect ➡️ http://microconfconnect.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/MicroConf E-mail ➡️ [email protected] MicroConf 2020 Headline Partners Stripe https://stripe.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/Stripe Hey https://hey.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/hey ...


Episode 19

June 11, 2020 00:31:14
Episode Cover

Episode 19: Adjusting the Customer Experience Journey while Inside of a Glass Case of Emotion with Sarah Hatter