MegaMaker
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 60
  • Last: 8 Mar 2018
For digital makers who want to earn a living from the things they create. Indie software developers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives!

Episodes (60)

  • 060 - Big news: I’m building a SaaS in 2018
    060 - Big news: I’m building a SaaS in 2018
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 16:45
    The announcement: I’m building a new podcasting hosting platformIt’s called Transistor.fm. It was started by my friend Jon Buda, in Chicago. I’m coming on as his co-founder.Jon and I were introduced in 2014 by our mutual friend Chase Reeves... Read more →
    The announcement: I’m building a new podcasting hosting platformIt’s called Transistor.fm. It was started by my friend Jon Buda, in Chicago. I’m coming on as his co-founder.Jon and I were introduced in 2014 by our mutual friend Chase Reeves... Read more →

  • 059 - Buying bread ain't romantic
    059 - Buying bread ain't romantic
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 12:58
    ★ Last chance to get $50 off tinymarketingwins.com. Use the code: relaunch! ★What makes a customer try to save $1 one week, but spend $60 (without hesitation) the next week?It comes down to the emotion behind the purchase.Learn how you can ... Read more →
    ★ Last chance to get $50 off tinymarketingwins.com. Use the code: relaunch! ★What makes a customer try to save $1 one week, but spend $60 (without hesitation) the next week?It comes down to the emotion behind the purchase.Learn how you can ... Read more →

  • 058 - I spent $30,000 looking for product-market fit
    058 - I spent $30,000 looking for product-market fit
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 14:40
    Thousands of dollars were pouring into my account. And I was miserable. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Read the blog post: I spent $30k looking for product-market fit The new Tiny Marketing Wins Learn about the new SaaS I'm building S... Read more →
    Thousands of dollars were pouring into my account. And I was miserable. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Read the blog post: I spent $30k looking for product-market fit The new Tiny Marketing Wins Learn about the new SaaS I'm building S... Read more →

  • 057 – Harder than ever to be a solopreneur (what's going to happen in 2018?)
    057 – Harder than ever to be a solopreneur (what's going to happen in 2018?)
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    Published: 23 Dec 2017 Duration: 14:40
    2017 proved that it's harder than ever to be a solo-founder. Niches crumbled. Marketing channels were saturated. Competition increased. And more than ever, consumers got tired. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Join the 2018 new year's b... Read more →
    2017 proved that it's harder than ever to be a solo-founder. Niches crumbled. Marketing channels were saturated. Competition increased. And more than ever, consumers got tired. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Join the 2018 new year's b... Read more →

  • 056 – My highlights and fails from 2017
    056 – My highlights and fails from 2017
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 17:41
    Here's my year in review: what worked, what didn't, what am I going to change in the future? Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to the Mega Profitable series The new MegaMaker.co The new MegaMaker Club (formerly Product People C... Read more →
    Here's my year in review: what worked, what didn't, what am I going to change in the future? Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to the Mega Profitable series The new MegaMaker.co The new MegaMaker Club (formerly Product People C... Read more →

  • 055 – What's really been going on?
    055 – What's really been going on?
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    Published: 6 Oct 2017 Duration: 12:53
    Welcome back MegaMaker fans! There's been a lot going on. There's been some big changes in Justin's life. Listen to hear how he's making course corrections. MegaMaker is focused on helping founders improve their product & marketing so they ... Read more →
    Welcome back MegaMaker fans! There's been a lot going on. There's been some big changes in Justin's life. Listen to hear how he's making course corrections. MegaMaker is focused on helping founders improve their product & marketing so they ... Read more →

  • 054 – Do this before you do ANYTHING else
    054 – Do this before you do ANYTHING else
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    Published: 15 Aug 2017 Duration: 13:39
    Have an idea for a new project? Here's what you should do first (before you write any code!) Update: there's big changes that have been happening here with MegaMaker. I'll share those soon! In the meantime, here's an episode inspired by a t... Read more →
    Have an idea for a new project? Here's what you should do first (before you write any code!) Update: there's big changes that have been happening here with MegaMaker. I'll share those soon! In the meantime, here's an episode inspired by a t... Read more →

  • 053 - A marketing tactic no one is talking about
    053 - A marketing tactic no one is talking about
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    Published: 26 May 2017 Duration: 06:10
    Want to increase sales? Do this first. Show notes My barber My coffee shop Caroline's tweet Mini-course: Facebook Ads 101 (beta) Leave a review on iTunes! View this episode on YouTube Join the INDIE newsletter justinjackson.ca/newsletter Se... Read more →
    Want to increase sales? Do this first. Show notes My barber My coffee shop Caroline's tweet Mini-course: Facebook Ads 101 (beta) Leave a review on iTunes! View this episode on YouTube Join the INDIE newsletter justinjackson.ca/newsletter Se... Read more →

  • 052 - Help! The robots are coming
    052 - Help! The robots are coming
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    Published: 12 May 2017 Duration: 09:54
    What does the future of work and entrepreneurship look like? Here is what you need to know to run a business in a world filled with artificial intelligence, robots, and automation. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! View this episode on Y... Read more →
    What does the future of work and entrepreneurship look like? Here is what you need to know to run a business in a world filled with artificial intelligence, robots, and automation. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! View this episode on Y... Read more →

  • 051 - Stay up until your eyeballs bleed
    051 - Stay up until your eyeballs bleed
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    Published: 21 Apr 2017 Duration: 16:40
    How do you go from no audience, no idea, and no revenue to quitting your job? Justin tells his story. (This is an excerpt from his talk at MicroConf 2017) Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! MicroConf Las Vegas 2017 Thanks to LessFilms for... Read more →
    How do you go from no audience, no idea, and no revenue to quitting your job? Justin tells his story. (This is an excerpt from his talk at MicroConf 2017) Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! MicroConf Las Vegas 2017 Thanks to LessFilms for... Read more →

  • 050 - How I make my money
    050 - How I make my money
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    Published: 14 Apr 2017 Duration: 13:03
    Justin does a revenue breakdown for his various projects. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Blog post: How I make my money Join the INDIE newsletter justinjackson.ca/newsletter Send Justin a message on Twitter: @mijustin Send Justin a me... Read more →
    Justin does a revenue breakdown for his various projects. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Blog post: How I make my money Join the INDIE newsletter justinjackson.ca/newsletter Send Justin a message on Twitter: @mijustin Send Justin a me... Read more →

  • 049 – Build things without code
    049 – Build things without code
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    Published: 7 Apr 2017 Duration: 21:34
    Justin talks about the secret to building products AND shares some "old person" computer nostalgia. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Video: Build things without code Join Justin's newsletter justinjackson.ca/indie Send Justin a message ... Read more →
    Justin talks about the secret to building products AND shares some "old person" computer nostalgia. Show notes Leave a review on iTunes! Video: Build things without code Join Justin's newsletter justinjackson.ca/indie Send Justin a message ... Read more →

  • 048 - Sell more beer
    048 - Sell more beer
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    Published: 25 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:38
    I've been thinking a lot about how important it is for potential customers to "see your product used in public." Lots of examples of this: Apple Macbooks in coffee shops People sharing their Snapchat filter videos outside of Snapchat GitHub... Read more →
    I've been thinking a lot about how important it is for potential customers to "see your product used in public." Lots of examples of this: Apple Macbooks in coffee shops People sharing their Snapchat filter videos outside of Snapchat GitHub... Read more →

  • 047 - Why I'm moving to YouTube (and why you should too)
    047 - Why I'm moving to YouTube (and why you should too)
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    Published: 17 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:43
    I've been blogging since 2008 and podcasting since 2012. Why, in 2017, am I starting a YouTube channel? Find me on Twitter: @mijustin My newsletter My blog Check out my YouTube channel: youtube.com/justinjackson Podcast hosting by Simplecas... Read more →
    I've been blogging since 2008 and podcasting since 2012. Why, in 2017, am I starting a YouTube channel? Find me on Twitter: @mijustin My newsletter My blog Check out my YouTube channel: youtube.com/justinjackson Podcast hosting by Simplecas... Read more →

  • 046 - Three tips for aspiring solopreneurs
    046 - Three tips for aspiring solopreneurs
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    Published: 4 Mar 2017 Duration: 09:57
    Looking to make an independent living from the things you make? Is passive income a myth? In this episode I share three lessons I've learned from my first year of going solo. Show notes Say "hi" on Twitter: @mijustin Check out my friend Lev... Read more →
    Looking to make an independent living from the things you make? Is passive income a myth? In this episode I share three lessons I've learned from my first year of going solo. Show notes Say "hi" on Twitter: @mijustin Check out my friend Lev... Read more →

  • 045 - What are you plans, maaaaaan?
    045 - What are you plans, maaaaaan?
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    Published: 24 Feb 2017 Duration: 12:57
    We're two months into 2017. What are your plans? Justin shares his goals for this year (revenue, and what he's going to change) Show Notes Last week's episode: Year in Review 2016 year-in-review post New YouTube channel: youtube.com/justinj... Read more →
    We're two months into 2017. What are your plans? Justin shares his goals for this year (revenue, and what he's going to change) Show Notes Last week's episode: Year in Review 2016 year-in-review post New YouTube channel: youtube.com/justinj... Read more →

  • 044 - What the heck happened last year?
    044 - What the heck happened last year?
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    Published: 17 Feb 2017 Duration: 15:21
    Welcome to 2017! In this episode Justin reviews what happened with the 2016 maker challenge. He shares what worked, what didn't, and his revenue numbers. Show Notes Wal-Mart's troubles with Amazon 2016 year-in-review post New YouTube chann... Read more →
    Welcome to 2017! In this episode Justin reviews what happened with the 2016 maker challenge. He shares what worked, what didn't, and his revenue numbers. Show Notes Wal-Mart's troubles with Amazon 2016 year-in-review post New YouTube chann... Read more →

  • 043 - How do you get out of a creative rut?
    043 - How do you get out of a creative rut?
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    Published: 18 Nov 2016 Duration: 17:36
    What do you do when you lose your motivation? When you haven't created anything in weeks? When you no longer like the project you're working on? Justin's had a hard couple of weeks. How can he get back on track? This is the last episode of ... Read more →
    What do you do when you lose your motivation? When you haven't created anything in weeks? When you no longer like the project you're working on? Justin's had a hard couple of weeks. How can he get back on track? This is the last episode of ... Read more →

  • 042 - The struggle is real
    042 - The struggle is real
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    Published: 11 Nov 2016 Duration: 08:01
    People want to make progress in their lives. Every single one of us wants a better life. We’re all striving for more. Show notes Blog post: We all want progress Twitter: self-driving trucks displace jobs Podcast hosting: Simplecast.fm Theme... Read more →
    People want to make progress in their lives. Every single one of us wants a better life. We’re all striving for more. Show notes Blog post: We all want progress Twitter: self-driving trucks displace jobs Podcast hosting: Simplecast.fm Theme... Read more →

  • 041 - Addicted to progress
    041 - Addicted to progress
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    Published: 4 Nov 2016 Duration: 21:01
    Everyone dreams of a better life. But how do you achieve it? Justin gives some context to the idea of "living the dream." Show notes Interview on Art of Meaningful Work Interview with Coach Blog post: We Own You Learn how to make your own c... Read more →
    Everyone dreams of a better life. But how do you achieve it? Justin gives some context to the idea of "living the dream." Show notes Interview on Art of Meaningful Work Interview with Coach Blog post: We Own You Learn how to make your own c... Read more →

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