Podcasting and a SaaS : Transistor.fm

Your host Dave Erickson and Botond Seres talk with the co-founder of Transistor.fm, a SaaS based Podcasting distribution platform that has millions of users, and that we use to distribute the ScreamingBox Technology and Business Rundown podcast. Justin Jackson not only is the co-founder of Transistor.fm, but he has also produced for several years now, his own Podcast about bootstrapping a SaaS start-up. We talk with him not only about how he started Transistor.fm, but also a wide range of subjects related to starting and building SaaS based products. To catch up with all our Podcasts, please go to https://podcast.screamingbox.com/
For this month’s ScreamingBox Technology and Business Rundown podcast, your hosts Dave Erickson and Botond Seres, are interrogating Justin Jackson, who is the co-founder of Transistor.fm, a podcast hosting and distribution platform. They do podcast hosting and analytics for folks like indie hackers, Vegas Golden Knights, and VH1. ScreamingBox also uses Transistor.fm to distribute this podcast to 15 of the most popular podcasting platforms, such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Spotify, and many others.

Previously, Justin was Head of Product Marketing for multiple startups and he's been blogging about bootstrapping in business since 2008. You can listen to his podcast at justinjackson.ca  Justin also hosts the ‘build your SaaS’ podcast and publishes a companion newsletter, about what it's like to bootstrap a SaaS. He also runs Mega Maker, a community for bootstrappers and wrote marketing for developers, a book and course for programmers who want to learn marketing.
All his links are down below.

In this Podcast we explore and answer many questions of about Bootstrapping SaaS products and the Podcast market:

0:00 - Introduction to Justin Jackson.
1:49 - The importance of having an open schedule for your business.
4:56 - How did you get into the software industry?
11:06 - When starting Transistor, were you looking to fix some problems in podcasting?
16:24 - The rise of software as a service
23:59 - What’s the shift in the podcast hosting market?
25:02 - How do you get people to use or find your SaaS product?
32:00 - How bootstrapping and bootstrapped companies compete on the world stage.
36:36 - The democratization of technology and podcasting.
40:00 - The importance of open protocols
44:05 - How do you get a SaaS product to start growing its user base?
53:08 - The importance of partnering
54:51 - Building relationships and cultivating a lifestyle for your career.
59:59 - The new resume (CV) and how to build it.

If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:

Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/

GUEST: Justin Jackson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinijackson/
Build Your SaaS Podcast = https://saas.transistor.fm/
MegaMaker Community = https://megamaker.co/

To catch up with all our Podcasts, please go to = https://podcast.screamingbox.com/

You can find the video version of this Podcast here = https://youtu.be/imNotYs6Wxk

Creators and Guests

Botond Seres
Botond Seres
ScreamingBox developer extraordinaire.
Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson has 30 years of very diverse business experience covering marketing, sales, branding, licensing, publishing, software development, contract electronics manufacturing, PR, social media, advertising, SEO, SEM, and international business. A serial entrepreneur, he has started and owned businesses in the USA and Europe, as well as doing extensive business in Asia, and even finding time to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Internet Professionals. Prior to ScreamingBox, he was a primary partner in building the Fatal1ty gaming brand and licensing program; and ran an internet marketing company he founded in 2002, whose clients include Gunthy-Ranker, Qualcomm, Goldline, and Tigertext.
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