The Bootstrapped Founder

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.

You will also find the Bootstrapper’s Bookshelf, the Bootstrapped Founder Podcast, the YouTube channel, and the Bootstrapped Founder Newsletter here.

Here are my most recent blog posts:

Avoid Vanity Metrics

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

Building Profitable Communities with Rosie Sherry

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

Paying the Bills While Building Your First Indie Business

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

Writing Your Way to Clarity with Jakob Greenfeld

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

Find Business Ideas on Social Media

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

Building a Portfolio of Small Bets with Daniel Vassallo

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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