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:

The Monkey and the Pedestal

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this week, I talked to Laura Elizabeth, co-host of the Non-Technical Founders podcast, about prioritizing things on the solopreneur journey. We chatted about when to delegate, how much structure and process a business should have, and how we often fail to take the important leaps and go for the small steps instead. That reminded…

Building Software Products As a Non-Technical Founder With Laura Elizabeth

Reading Time: 39 minutes Today, I’m talking to Laura Elizabeth. She co-hosts the Non-Tech Founders podcast and runs several products as a non-technical founder. We talk about outsourcing, trust, and building an audience around your business. Here’s Laura! Arvid KahlHello everyone and welcome to The Bootstrapped Founder. Today, I’m talking to Laura Elizabeth. She co-hosts the Non-Tech Founders’ Podcast…

Expanding Your Opportunity Surface

Reading Time: 6 minutes Founders talk a lot about luck. When we’re successful, we are at the right place at the right time. When we’re failing, we dust ourselves off to go ahead and shoot another shot, temping fate once again. But what is luck — and can we influence it? I believe so. And I’m not talking about…

Door-to-door to $2M ARR with Daniel Fayle

Reading Time: 34 minutes Today, I’m talking to Daniel Fayle — co-founder of Chekkit, a business he and his team have bootstrapped to $2mil in ARR. We’ll touch on finding the right vertical to get started, how to do things that don’t scale, and what choices need to be made to get a business to 7 figures. Arvid KahlHello…

The Role of Trust in Remote Work

Reading Time: 6 minutes I was chatting with Marissa Goldberg about remote work this week, and she gave me several handy frameworks for founders who want to build remote-first businesses. At the center of any successful remote work relationship lies trust. And surprisingly, many businesses have a tough time trusting anyone once they can’t see them at their desk in…

Running a Remote-First Business with Marissa Goldberg

Reading Time: 40 minutes Today, I’m talking to Marissa Goldberg. She’s an expert in remote work and guides companies and founders alike toward a future-proof workplace. We’ll talk about productivity, best practices for going remote, and setting up a remote team of all sizes. Here’s Marissa. Arvid KahlToday, I’m talking to Marissa Goldberg. She’s an expert in remote work…

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