Displaying episodes 31 - 39 of 39 in total
Corey starts consulting part-time with an early-stage startup and finds some clarity about why people purchase a Swipe Files membership. Chris is in a groove shipping updates to Jetboost and is now working on the number one feature request from the past year. They also talk about the process of capturing and prioritizing customer requests, new note-taking apps like Roam and Obsidian, and how to think about your personal vs company account on Twitter.
Corey realizes his emotions are directly tied to his revenue forecast, sets a roadmap, and commits to start working with a new consulting client. Chris has a breakthrough and solves a longstanding product issue. He also looks to learn more about people who aren't having success with Jetboost. Additionally, they discuss the pros and cons of live chat support and why you might aim to shrink your product's knowledge base rather than grow it.
Corey shoots his shot with Seth Godin, opens up the Swipe Files community to the public, and commits to a new weekly schedule. Chris is having fun again as Jetboost reaches Default Alive, working with freelancers is paying off, and he's building some exciting new features. They also chat about code vs no-code, why you should use Webflow for your company's marketing site, and how to respectfully say no to requests and messages from internet friends.
Corey reflects on spending a week on vacation while moving the ball forward with the Swipe Files community, new podcast, and free trial tweaks. Chris launched the latest Jetboost add-on, Auto-Archiving for Webflow CMS Items, and after some initial investment upfront, began to experience the benefits of outsourcing work. They also talk about scheduling your week, preparing for the end of the year, and launching a community.
Corey is off enjoying his vacation this week, so Chris is joined by a special guest, Michael Aubry, the founder of Story Creator!
Corey explores selling one of his side businesses while also ramping up coaching and contemplating how to best package Swipe Files. Chris reaches out to potential customers and discovers that he's on the right track, but is slowed down by date and time zone complexities. They also discuss the challenge of stepping back from their businesses while on vacation.
Corey has a crazy first week on his own and contemplates how to create a calm "company of one." Chris forces himself out of the product development vacuum for his latest product and starts working on hiring out some engineering as marketing. They also talk about mental capacity as a knowledge worker, debate the incentives of public companies, and reducing information overload.
Corey parts ways with Baremetrics and goes full-time as a creator. Chris celebrates his one year anniversary working on Jetboost and grapples with an increased support volume. They also talk about having a job vs a business, evergreen vs invitation membership models, and what it was like first starting out.
Corey and Chris introduce the concept of the show, what to expect, and what it means to be "default alive." Corey talks about how he switched his courses from evergreen to an open/close model and now trying to figure out how to make the Swipe Files membership more valuable. Chris talks about how he mostly did marketing in August and is now switching back to "product mode." They also discuss the pros and cons of transparency and how it's different between software and content businesses.