Welcome to Indie Bites. This podcast will bring you short, bite-sized conversations (no more than 15 minutes) with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses.

You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income. All without the long backstory and fluff.

I'm your host James McKinven, I'm founder of a podcasting company called Striqo and passionate Indie Hacker.

Now I love long podcasts and what Courtland Allen has done with the Indie Hackers show, but this podcast will just supplement that. With less commuting, we now have less time to listen to podcasts and those long, albeit interesting, backstories. I'll aim to cut to the chase and find out what it really takes to build a sustainable, profitable business on the side.

I'm James, I run a podcast company called Striqo and I love hearing about the ups and downs of what it takes to be an indie hacker.

I'm a fellow indie hacker and side-project-starter and I love hearing the stories of other makers who have started their businesses while working a full-time job.

Whether that's a small little earner on the side, or something that has grown into tens of thousands of ££ income that means you could quit your job.

Having started many of my own side-projects I know how hard it is to get it off the ground and generate revenue. I wouldn't have been able to make progress on any of my projects if it wasn't for the kindness and support I've received from everyone in the Indie Hackers community.

Everyone has a story to tell, advice they can give and lessons to teach - I want to share them with as many people as I can.

I hope you can join me for this podcast talking to our favorite indie hackers.

If you like the sound of this, please subscribe to the podcast and tweet me which indie hacker you'd like me to feature. My handle is in the show notes.


Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Indie Bites. I've got some more fantastic episodes coming up for you, including Harry Dry of Marketing Examples, Rosie Sherry who runs the Indie Hackers community and Corey Haines who is Head of Growth at Baremetrics, running various projects alongside that.

If you enjoyed this episode, I'd love for you to leave a review on itunes, or subscribe to the podcast at indiebites.co so you don't miss an episode. If you've got any feedback on how I can improve the format, I'm all ears. Tweet me @jmckinven and I'll be sure to make improvements.

That's all from me, enjoy the rest of your day!