Build Your SaaS

A podcast about what it takes to launch a web app in 2018

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#1 Product of the DayApril 11, 2018

Build Your SaaS is a tech podcast about building a Software as a Service business in 2018. Lots has changed since 37signals launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails in 2004. Every week Jon and Justin explore: what does it take to launch a web app now?

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  • Mark HorganCreator of Protowire

    Behind the scenes look at what's involved in building a SaaS in 2018



    If you're building a SaaS yourself or thinking about it, it's good to compare with what these guys are doing from the tech stack they use to the marketing strategies they employ.

    Mark Horgan has used this product for one month.
  • Jonathan FriesenSoftware Engineer

    Experienced speakers get to the nitty gritty of modern SaaS building


    Non yet

    I'm a fan of Justin's previous podcasts. I like the authenticity he brings to the table when describe his personal wins or fails, and doesn't ignore the hard parts. The parts where opportunity and timing intersect to make or break a significant progression for a business. While lots of other podcasts focus solely on the wins, this podcast takes a wholesome view to building a business in 2018.

    Jonathan Friesen has used this product for one month.


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Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
Hey Product Hunt! 37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. Since 2004, thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to capture some of that success by launching their own web apps. But what does it take to launch a Software as a Service business in 2018? "Build Your SaaS" follows our journey as we launch We cover topics like finding a cofounder, why we're using Rails, and how to validate your idea. Have a question you'd like us to cover on the show? Ask below!
@mijustin. Why Rails?
Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
@realnegotiator we answered that question in this episode: "Six screens and a power glove."
brryantPro@bryantchou · co-founder, webflow
Oh boy, this would have been awesome to have around when we were starting up Webflow. Looking forward to more content!
Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
@bryantchou thanks! Actually... we should have you on sometime to talk about building Webflow. 👍
brryantPro@bryantchou · co-founder, webflow
@mijustin happy to share everything!!
Len Markidan@lenmarkidan
Niiiiice, something new from Justin :) Congrats on the launch! Loving the first couple of episodes. It's great to have a podcast that doesn't sound like every other business podcast. Great work @mijustin!
Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
@lenmarkidan thanks! We really feel there was a need for an honest show about building a SaaS nowadays.
Hiten ShahPro@hnshah · Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
This is an *awesome* idea @mijustin -> things sure have changed a lot since 37signals released Basecamp. Love the first few episodes and I’m looking forward to following along on the journey and learning what you learn! This is a must listen podcast for anyone even just thinking about SaaS today.
Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
@hnshah hearing from you and @bryantchou reminded me we need to have more guests on the show. ;) I'd love to have you on sometime. 🙌
Logan Nickleson@logannickleson · Creator of Music for Makers
One of my favorite things about Justin is that he really is the "internet stuntman" his Twitter bio claims — regularly testing, experimenting, and trailblazing in the world of online business. And (as others have already mentioned) the best part is that Justin is shares his results, both failures and victories, openly. If you're thinking about building a SaaS, you should listen to this podcast. It may save you some headaches and will likely give you a wealth of ideas. On a related note, I can't wait for the launch of, @mijustin!
Justin JacksonMaker@mijustin · ⚡️
@logannickleson you're too kind. Thank you! ❤️