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๐Ÿ’Ž SaaS Founder Gems Newsletter #3

Welcome to your weekly edition of the SaaS Founder Gems Newsletter from @PocketBryan!

The #1 criteria for anything included below is it must be actionable. No fluff, hollow inspirational silliness, or platitudes (empty feel-good content) are allowed. Every item mentioned below is worth your time (IMHO)

Ready? Here we go!

Articles

I’ve read through dozens of articles and picked out the best and most actionable ones that are worth your time.

Interesting Twitter Threads and Tweets

Here are a few key Twitter threads that you may have missed this week (or should read again). Click on the image below to read the full thread

๐Ÿ‘†  If you’re looking to do some freelancing, stand out by being awesome at communicating!

Podcasts to Listen To This Week

  • Everything Is Marketing | Matt Johnson โ€” Marketing for Introverts, Becoming MicroFamous, & Audience Monetization
    As an introvert, I appreciate this take on marketing: “Matt is all about building expertise and authority in order to build an audience that you can monetize. He’s started multiple successful podcasts and has a unique view about what it takes to build a business on the audience you’ve built. You’ll hear about how to do marketing as an introvert, staying true to who you are, and how to be influential without a huge audience.”
  • Speaking of podcasts, I have an exciting announcement to make next week. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • If you’re looking for other SaaS Founder podcasts to get into, check out this list of the “Top 25 Best Podcasts for SaaS Founders“, by FEI International.

Videos to Watch

  • Founder’s Guide to Advice (Whiteboard Breakdown) (duration: < 10 mins)
    “Some advice for taking advice: As founders, we get a lot of different advice from lots of different people. Most of it is not very valuable. Some of it is — some of it contains gems — but that’s the problem, you get a lot of advice, and the quality is very variable. That’s the biggest problem with advice.” This video walks you through a framework for how to know how to recognize and extract the gems, and what to do with the rest.

My #buildinpublic Progress This Week

For those that are following along on my journey, here’s a summary of my progress this week:

  • I’m building “Simple Invoicing for Freelancers
  • This week, I focused on building out the core functionality of creating invoices quickly and easily. I’ve been posting easily consumable 2-minute video demos every few of days on my YouTube channel.
  • ๐Ÿ“บ  Day 14: Even when going full-time on a project, some days can be slow and frustrating. I talk about this and show progress on one of the most interactive parts of my app: creating invoices

๐Ÿฅ‚ That’s it for this week!

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