What are the main differences between running desktop apps versus web apps? And which of the two comes with less hassle and problems down the line? Our guest today is Steve McLeod, the founder of Feature Upvote and acquirer of Saber Feedback. You’ll hear Steve’s opinion on switching from desktop to web-based apps, the various maintenance and support issues that may arise, the “boring” aspects of running complex software, and how to prevent the stress that often comes with SaaS.
Classic product recommendation is to focus on something, but “all-in-one” products can also get wildly successful. How are they made? Do their multiple features cause chaos and anxiety, or is there a secret sauce to creating harmony? Our guest today is developer, advertizer, and Bento founder Jesse Hanley. You’ll hear how Jesse has been expanding his product over the years, and how he masterfully juggles multiple features, a large user base, support tickets, and much more. (more…)Read more
It might seem that new software products randomly appear in a vacuum, but it’s far from true. How can product ideas be generated, validated, and successfully implemented? Our guest today is Kevin Conti, the founder of Software Ideas. You’ll hear Kevin’s thoughts on product development, validation, marketing, niche review sites, bootstrapping, and presales, as well as his advice for new founders. (more…)Read more
When developing a SaaS product, founders and product managers always have to deal with limited resources. Is there a formula for making the best feature decisions? Our guest today is Corinn Pope, founder of Speckled and prioritization expert. You’ll hear Corinn’s recommendations on roadmaps, decision-making formulas, prioritization processes, and management tips for all kinds of products. (more…)Read more
How do you keep track of numerous marketing ideas, and decide which ones to implement? Our guest today is Kacper Staniul, growth marketer and maker of Scrapbook. You’ll hear the story behind Kacper’s collection of growth tactics, his lead generation tips, competitor analysis hacks, and a plethora of tool recommendations. (more…)Read more
Customer success as a discipline is often overlooked in early-stage companies, but it’s essential to define and fulfill customer needs. Our guest today is Anna Jacobsen, a customer success leader, and Head of Customer Success at YouCanBook.me. You’ll learn why customer success is different from customer support, and how to proactively create such opportunities in your product.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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