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Databases and Boardgames

Benedikt is slowing things down as the year comes to a close and Brian's story pivots to, "An honest peek into my life as I try to recover from burnout by designing a boardgame."

Peace of Mind

Brian is happy to not have any updates to share while Benedikt is fighting with frontend dependencies and the big question of what to work on next.

Quality of Life

Brian is making plans for a big reset in 2021 and Benedikt is feeling better about Userlist's November numbers.

Default Dead?

Brian enjoys working on a team again and starts to realize solopreneurship might not be for him. Benedikt is cautiously celebrating a revenue milestone with Userlist, but also contemplating its future direction.

Do You Even Outsource?

Benedikt is busy with lots of little things and trying to sort out when to make time for investing in bigger projects with long-term benefits. Brian's thankful for his many blessings and thinking about how to reset his approach to building a business in 2021.

Back To Work

Brian is back from a week away from everything in the Grand Canyon. Benedikt is trying to increase momentum by shipping smaller, less polished, increments.

Halloween Candy for Sale

Brian's got some new client work lining up to ease some anxiety and Benedikt's schedule continues to be a bit hectic.

Pricing, Activation, Validation, and Outreach

Brian is working on (in)validating the idea for Brand Patrol and might be close to signing a consulting deal related to Headlamp. Benedikt is trying to stay focused and talks about upcoming pricing changes for Userlist.

Busy weeks & Burnout

Benedikt had a stressful day when a code change accidentally sent 1000+ emails and Brian shares that he's feeling completely burned out.

Introducing Brand Patrol

Benedikt is back from vacation and already swamped with work. Brian share's some details about the new thing he's working on.

Spend some time in a hammock!

Benedikt is out again this week, so Brian is joined by his good friend, startup partner, confidant, and sometimes co-conspirator, Richard Miller. They talk about Richard's current project, the origins of the idea, and the importance of laying in a hammock so people will think you're sleeping. No, really. It's important.

"Does Headlamp have a market?" A convo with Justin Jackson

Benedikt is out, so Brian talks with Justin Jackson of Transistor about Headlamp's market, the risks and benefits of going upstream, and how the heck to pronounce "portage."

Vacation Starts Now!

Benedikt is trying to tie up a few things so his vacation can get started and Brian is settling into truly believing that "Slow & Steady" is the way to go.

Double Negative

Brian wants to get himself more margin by improving his consulting offering around remote work. Benedikt's deploy of a new feature didn't go quite as planned.

Is SEO black magic, an educated guess, or a science?

There are some encouraging trends in Userlist's numbers as some efforts have begun to pay off, and Brian wonders if SEO tools are even worth using.

What to focus on?

Brian considers changing the primary focus of Headlamp, while Benedikt wonders what's an opportunity and what's a distraction.

Flying Solo

Benedikt is out this week so Brian gives a solo update on his SEO efforts and recent customer discovery calls.

Building, Promoting, or Refactoring?

Brian talks about his plans to promote his guide for remote employee engagement and Benedikt navigates the fine line between adding new features and getting lost in refactoring stuff.

Cold Emails, Google Analytics, and Facebook, Oh My!

Benedikt and Jane celebrated the 1-year anniversary of Userlist last week and Benedikt has been busy! Userlist has also started advertising on Facebook and we discuss a few hesitations he has about that. Brian is trying to find an effective mix of direct sales, content marketing, and paid ads.

Software Social

Brian and Benedikt ran into some recording troubles today, but luckily Colleen Schnettler and Michele Hansen agreed take over the feed with their recently launched Software Social podcast.

Pricing and Positioning

Benedikt launched the new Userlist website and is trying to play catch-up on some other tasks. Brian is back from the wilderness and is wandering around in the confusing terrain of SaaS pricing.

Into the Wild

Brian got up super early today to get an episode in before his next camping trip. He also talks about his recent demo calls and next steps for Headlamp. Benedikt is working on the new Userlist website and close to shipping it later this week.

Headlamp has a paying customer!

Benedikt is rested up after some time off but still feeling a bit overwhelmed by his todo list. Meanwhile, Brian has what is probably his most exciting update yet!

Zero To Sold with Arvid Kahl

Benedikt talks with Arvid Kahl about his recently published book Zero To Sold and how having too much momentum after selling one's business can lead to unexpected opportunities.

Round the Campfire

Benedikt is feeling burned out and Brian makes good on his promise to have a demo recorded for this episode!

Solar Panels

Benedikt shares some thoughts on a recent feature release as well as some thoughts on the future of Userlist's marketing plan. Brian's been steadily making progress on integrations and foundational work for Headlamp.

25+ Practical Tips for Running Your SaaS with Ed Freyfogle

Ed Freyfogle joins Benedikt to share more than 25 tips for running a SaaS business. Ed and Benedikt talk about tips for billing, marketing, product as well as general tips for smooth sailing in your business.

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

There isn't an episode of Slow & Steady this week. It didn't feel appropriate. Instead, Brian reads an essay from Barack Obama and a short snippet from presidential hopeful Joe Biden.

Launch Failure

Brian and Benedikt discuss Userlist's failed in-app messages launch, new competition, and Brian's recent progress on Headlamp.

Launch Mode

Benedikt and Brian are both in the zone as Userlist launches In-App Messaging on ProductHunt and Brian is making progress on the MVP for Headlamp.