βˆ€π‘¦βˆƒπ‘₯ β‰  βˆƒπ‘₯βˆ€π‘¦: The Dangerous Misconception Founders Have About Their Market

(The mathematical notation in the title means β€œβ€™For all 𝑦 there exists a π‘₯’ is not the same as β€˜There exists an π‘₯ for all 𝑦”.) We’re always on the hunt for the silver bullet. The Golden Ticket. The quick fix. Even when writing resumes. We tinker, we optimize, and we look for services to … Continue reading βˆ€π‘¦βˆƒπ‘₯ β‰  βˆƒπ‘₯βˆ€π‘¦: The Dangerous Misconception Founders Have About Their Market

Evelyn J. Starr β€” The Evolution of a Brand

https://youtu.be/CTKESAugLP8 https://share.transistor.fm/s/69cc34f4 Arvid Kahl 0:00Welcome to The Bootstrapped Founder. Today, I'm talking to Evelyn J. Starr. Evelyn is a brand building expert. And we'll talk about finding the right niche, having a community centric, long term perspective and how brands change over time. Here's Evelyn. What is the biggest misconception about building brands that you … Continue reading Evelyn J. Starr β€” The Evolution of a Brand

Jack Ellis β€” Taking on Google as a Bootstrapper

https://youtu.be/oGjrUs0JB8w https://share.transistor.fm/s/cda46335 Arvid Kahl 0:00Today, I'm talking to Jack Ellis, the co-founder of Fathom Analytics, a privacy conscious web analytics business that I personally use for a lot of my web properties. The company that Jack co-founded with Paul Jarvis competes directly with Google, under linchpin advertising product. That's a pretty tall order. And we … Continue reading Jack Ellis β€” Taking on Google as a Bootstrapper

In Pod We Trust: How Creators Can Best Juggle Credibility & Sponsored Content

People would rather sift through fake AI results than see yet another ad. Something is happening in advertising, and the creator economy is affected greatly. The shift towards trust-based advertising is a wake-up call for founders and creators when crafting their marketing strategy, as honesty, integrity, and trust are now essential components of a successful … Continue reading In Pod We Trust: How Creators Can Best Juggle Credibility & Sponsored Content

Fatih Kadir AkΔ±n β€” Selling a Global Sticker Business

https://youtu.be/ijU4vYrBDwo https://share.transistor.fm/s/155fff77 Arvid Kahl 0:00Hello and welcome to The Bootstrapped Founder. Today, I'm talking to my dear old friend, Fatih Kadir Akin or FKA for short. We discussed the unexpected journey of building a successful business out of a simple idea. Fatih shares his experience with building Stikker.net and how he grew his audience through … Continue reading Fatih Kadir AkΔ±n β€” Selling a Global Sticker Business

Dagobert Renouf β€” The Emotional Journey of Entrepreneurship

β€œAs an entrepreneur, you need someone you’ve been through shit with already” β€” and that’s exactly why Dagobert and Lucie are the perfect power couple co-founders. I chatted with @dagobertrenouf about overcoming struggle, growing a business together, and dealing with the lack of motivation when things get complicated. We discuss the power of Twitter and … Continue reading Dagobert Renouf β€” The Emotional Journey of Entrepreneurship

Writing with a Nemesis: Using ChatGPT to Strengthen Your Arguments

Are you getting tired of ChatGPT's endless regurgitation of SEO-optimized articles and social media posts? Even ChatGPT is getting tired of that. Too many people use the trendy AI as a text generator. Too few use it as a highly capable writing partner that never sleeps. When I first ran into ChatGPT, I swore I'd never … Continue reading Writing with a Nemesis: Using ChatGPT to Strengthen Your Arguments

Dr. Sherry Walling β€” The Reality of Burnout for Entrepreneurs

Few people had an impact on my founder journey as Dr. Sherry Walling β€” and she didn't even know. But I got to tell her! We discussed burnout, imposter syndrome, and stress among founders. Sherry explained the need for mental health professionals who understand the unique challenges of entrepreneurship and shared that burnout is a … Continue reading Dr. Sherry Walling β€” The Reality of Burnout for Entrepreneurs