Will this be the week that Jordan finally gets to talk about crypto? In this episode of Bootstrapped Web, Brian and Jordan give us some updates on their businesses. Is Brian running late with ZipMessage? What has been going on behind the scenes of Jordan’s secret project? They also talk indepth about discipline and productivity. Do working sessions help? When is it better to work alone? What tools do you use to hold yourself (and others) accountable?
This is two weeks in a row for Brian and Jordan. In today’s episode they’re talking about new toys and tools, Twitter drama, and business talk, specifically Jordan’s newest team member and Brian’s newest product. April 5th is going to be a big week for both Brian and Jordan when it comes to business news. They also successfully avoid having Jordan talk about crypto for another episode. How long will they be able to go without talking about it?
Officially a year after the pandemic started, Brian and Jordan do a bit of reminiscing and chatting about vaccine news before diving into updates about work. Not to mention, Jordan gets his first real haircut of the year.
On the business front, things are moving (slow and steady) for Brian. ProcessKit has accumulated a decent amount of data which means that he can start making data-driven decisions for the business. While ZipMessage is still new and in the early stages of the process. Jordan talks about the change in his mindset from Carthook to his new project. Meanwhile, Brian talks about delegating tasks, what it means to “hire to collaborate,” and the things he’s doing in order to build his rhythm with ProcessKit and see progress.
Today, Brian and Jordan are talking about what it’s like in no man’s land and their struggles with imposter’s syndrome. Brian shares more details about his newest venture. Jordan talks about his need for structure. They do a deep dive into the launch process and various launch strategies as well as updates on their various projects, their opinions on Clubhouse, and how they avoid feeling overwhelmed with new ideas.
Brian and Jordan are back after a short break. Today’s topics involve new developments with Brian, Twitter conversations, and market research for new and current projects. Brian gives us a sneak peak into a new project. Jordan brings his opinions on Twitter and how companies are using their social media profiles for marketing. They briefly talk about the pros and cons of Clubhouse. Lastly they dive into networking and e-commerce.
Brian and Jordan are back after a bit of a hiatus. Today they’re trying a different format change as each takes center stage for half of the show so they can better update everyone on their progress since the new year started. And what a new year it’s been so far: finishing off some old chapters and starting new ones, and the journey in between.
Brian and Jordan are rounding out 2020 by looking back and looking into the future. Brian talks about taking a break for the next couple weeks, ProcessKit updates, and looking back to see what he was wrong about when thinking about 2020. Jordan talks about a couple podcasts he was a part of, fun holiday parties, and minimizing risks of wasting hours. They also go over some final thoughts about the holidays, and what they plan on doing on their vacation.
Jordan and Brian are back with new podcasting gear and set-ups. Today’s topics cover a little bit of everything: from making quality content, to morale boosting Zoom meeting activities. They are also talking about Jordan’s experience working with Shopify, Brian’s 2021 goals for consistency, as well as a surprise nomination, onboarding and conversion, marketing and tracking, and niche podcasting.
On this episode of Bootstrapped Web (dubbed the “anything but election talk” episode), Jordan and Brian go over Carthook’s exciting launch in the Shopify App Store and ProcessKit’s visual upgrade. Brian also has a couple of aces up his sleeve when it comes to high level changes as well as day-to-day uses for ProcessKit. Today the focus is all about what it means to satisfy customers: new and existing customers. How do you convert trial customers? How fast should you handle feature requests? How do you deal with the pressures put onto you by customers? How to show your constant level of progress but how do you filter customer feedback/expectations?
Jordan and Brian are back after a few weeks. It is election week; that means a lot of stress and a lot of chaos. But before that stuff hits the fan, Jordan is launching a new Carthook product inside the Shopify app store and Brian has been redesigning the ProcessKit app to fix little frustrations. They’re also talking about structure, spreadsheets, and the importance of app store reviews