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Pietro is a serial founder bootstrapping mobiloud.com, feedbear.com and mixbloom.com with a mind-blowing goal of moving from $1.5M to $5M ARR in 3 years. This is probably not for all indie hackers, but it is an amazing situation to be in.
[01:23] - A path from consulting to building digital products.
[02:31] - "Go big or Go home" VS "Make customers happy" mentality.
[03:45] - A path to serial bootstrapped entrepreneurships.
[07:03] - What are the downsides of running multiple businesses.
[08:40] - Team set up for an effective business management.
[09:51] - "Indie hacking a business" VS "Bootstrapping a business" worlds.
[11:13] - When bootstrapping founders should start hiring people.
[14:22] - Focus on high-level strategy and team support.
[16:53] - Where to find the first paying users for a product startup.
[19:31] - Exploring the market by talking to customers.
[21:23] - How many customers do you need? and other considerations before you start.
[22:45] - How the explosion of AI challenges all bootstrapping founders.
[24:45] - How to work with AI as a bootstrapped digital product business.
“I want a business that I've built to work for me.“ - Pietro
“ As quickly as I can, I want to get out of execution. “ - Pietro
“I enjoyed the business more when I build a team around myself.“ - Pietro
“As soon as you can afford it, bring new people.“ - Pietro
“Fire yourself from the customer support. It creates a lot of stress and takes a lot of time.“ - Pietro
“Everything should really start from customer interviews, customer surveys and talking to people.“ - Pietro
“The healthiest thing to do is to talk to customers.“ - Pietro
Follow the journey:
MobiLoud.com- Turn your website into a mobile app in under 2 weeks
FeedBear.com- Collect and Prioritize Customer Feedback the Easy Way
MixBloom.com- Scale Your Agency with Quality Social Media Content
Book with insights: Navigating The Bootstrapped Mafia
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