Hi! I’m Arvid. I empower founders & creators who want to build calm & sustainable businesses in public.
The Bootstrapped Founder is the home of my Twitter course Find your Following, the books Zero to Sold and The Embedded Entrepreneur, where I share how to build a business, an audience, and a path to financial independence.
Here are my most recent blog posts:
Reading Time: 6 minutes We’ve been taught to believe that creators are only truly successful when they reach the top echelon of their platform, with millions of followers and likes. But this is a false notion that doesn’t accurately reflect what success looks like for creators — or what “success” is about in the first place. The truth is … Continue reading Avoid Vanity Metrics
Reading Time: 33 minutes Today, I am talking to Rosie Sherry, proprietor of Rosieland and community empowerment expert. One thing that I’ve always found fascinating about Rosie is that she’s a big believer in Unschooling, the kind of homeschooling that isn’t based on a set curriculum but on a guided form of letting your children follow their interests. Coming … Continue reading Building Profitable Communities with Rosie Sherry
Reading Time: 8 minutes There is a huge difference between building a product, a business, and a company. It’s a progression from one to the other, usually involving making significant changes in your life. Requirements change, and so does our lifestyle to make our dreams possible. Ideally, we have a master plan on how to get there. But in … Continue reading Paying the Bills While Building Your First Indie Business
Reading Time: 32 minutes Today, I am talking to Jakob Greenfeld. I’ve been reading Jakob’s blog posts for years now, and they’re as spicy as they’re thoughtful. There’s not a single post on there that feels unfinished. That’s quite impressive. Well, I think we’ll figure out why that is during our conversation. We’ll also chat about how to unlock … Continue reading Writing Your Way to Clarity with Jakob Greenfeld
Reading Time: 8 minutes In my conversation with Daniel Vassallo this week, I learned that Daniel uses social media —Twitter in particular— to find inspiration for his own work as a teacher and content creator. Intentionally doomscrolling Twitter to come up with writing prompts and business ideas? Why not! If we consider this a strategic effort, not just wasting our … Continue reading Find Business Ideas on Social Media
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, I am talking to Daniel Vassallo, writer, founder, and person with very strong opinions. He is building a portfolio of small bets in public, on Twitter. I will talk to him about the importance of making money in diversified ways, how to structure your life around being a founder, and how to figure out … Continue reading Building a Portfolio of Small Bets with Daniel Vassallo
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