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Bootstrapping 3 Successful Companies & Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Make a Living Doing What They Love with Spencer Fry | #86 SaaS Podcast [ Bootstrapping ] [ Entrepreneurship ]
Episode 8619th February 2021 • SaaS District • Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital
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Spencer is the Founder & CEO of Podia, a platform with one of the most creator-friendly tools that can help you sell online courses, digital downloads, membership subscriptions and more, Spencer is a serial entrepreneur & has been all his life, he co-founded three bootstrapped companies TypeFrag (2003), Carbonmade (2007), and Uncover (2012).

Spencer specializes in building consumer products, helping entrepreneurs & understanding businesses, on a personal level he loves cooking & playing squash.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 Contentfy, Your On-Demand Content Team (Sponsor)
  • 01:02 - Intro 
  • 02:07 - Spencer’s Background, Past Ventures & Funding  Podia
  • 07:27 - Problem Looking to Solve With Podia & How it Differentiates 
  • 10:30 - Pivoting from Coach to Podia for Product Market Fit 
  • 12:29 - How to Constantly Ensure you Stay in the Mission Track
  • 15:29 -  Is COVID an Accelerant or has More Negative Effect on Podia
  • 16:50 - Successful Programs & Sustainable Business in Podia 
  • 19:44 - Most Common Mistake Founders are Making on their SaaS Startups
  • 21:27 - Biggest Proven Growth Levers that Worked for Spencer
  • 23:19 - Failures in Growth Strategies & why to Re-Test Strategies 
  • 24:45 - Biggest Challenges in Scaling Podia Currently
  • 26:36 - Best Resources Instrumental to Spencer Success
  • 29:03 -  What Does Success Means To Spencer Today?
  • 30:38 - Staying Motivated When Your Startup has Rough First Years
  • 32:10 - Future Plans for Podia & How To Get In Touch With Spencer

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