SaaS

UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 168: Succeeding at Freemium with Tim Valishev

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Should you go freemium? Will it help your SaaS grow, or kill your revenue instead? Our guest today is Tim Valishev, co-founder and CEO of JivoChat. We talk about their many years of growth as a freemium product, how to adopt the right mindset when it comes to your free plan, how to balance free and paid features, how to encourage conversions from free to paid, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 166: Continuous Product Validation with Arvid Kahl

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Should you relax once you find that mythical product-market fit? Our guest today is Arvid Kahl, the author of The Bootstrapped Founder blog. You’ll learn how to stay in touch with your market, proactively collect customer feedback, overcome technical challenges, and make sure your product remains the best solution for your audience.

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Episode 161: Managing Product Versions with Max Seelemann

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Today we talk about the “hidden” infrastructure around software products — release announcements, app store assets, help documentation, and much more. Our guest is Max Seelemann, executive director at Ulysses (an award-winning writing app for Mac and iOS). He shares how their product has evolved over the years, how they meticulously approach each release, how to handle localizations, and how to nurture relationships with the press.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 158: Digital Security with Michael Buckbee

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What do we need to know about digital security as website owners and SaaS founders? Our guest today is Michael Buckbee, the founder of Expedited Security. We talk about different aspects of security online: top risks, TLS/SSL, encryption, VPNs, bug bounties, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 157: Serving Your Customer’s Customers with Adii Pienaar

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What are the implications of building software that interacts with your customer’s customers? Our guest today is Adii Pienaar, previosly the founder of WooCommerce and Conversio. We talk about his five-year journey with Conversio, product lessons learned, how to do freemium right, how to stay ethical, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 156: Ethical Cold Email with Mike Taber

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Today we’re talking about the sensitive industry of email outreach. Our guest is Mike Taber, the founder of Bluetick (as well as co-founder of MicroConf and Startups For the Rest of Us). You’ll learn about the challenges of the email industry, differences between cold and warm outreach, what makes a perfect email, and how to make sure that your software is used as intended. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 153: Your First 100 Customers with Asia Matos

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Getting your first SaaS customers is inevitably a grind; but it helps to be methodical about your process. Our guest today is the incredible Asia Matos, founder of DemandMaven. You’ll learn what a typical funnel looks like for a SaaS business, how to recruit your early users, and what strategies can help you scale later.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 152: Illustration in UX with Krystal Lauk

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How can custom illustration make your product truly shine? Our guest today is Krystal Lauk, the founder of an illustration-led design agency. You’ll learn why illustration is an integral part of the entire user experience, what brands set a good example, and how to approach the creative process.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 151: Powerful Case Studies with Joel Klettke

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Testimonials and case studies hold enormous marketing potential (without coming off as salesy). Our guest today is Joel Klettke, the founder of Case Study Buddy. You’ll learn what makes a powerful case study, how to produce one yourself, and how to use them in your sales & marketing process.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 150: Understanding Product-Market Fit with Derrick Reimer

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Growing a SaaS company is such a slow process. How do you know if you’re on the right track? Our guest today is Derrick Reimer, a founder of several SaaS companies and a fellow podcaster. You’ll learn the story of his previous SaaS product, multiple ways to validate your product idea, and what are the signals that a product-market fit is happening (or not).

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