Justin Welsh - Learn the art of solopreneurship from a mastermind!

Justin Welsh - Learn the art of solopreneurship from a mastermind!

👉🏼 About the Guest:

Justin Welsh is the writer of the Saturday Solopreneur, a weekly newsletter with 90K+ subscribers, as well as the founder of a boutique advisory firm for entrepreneurs and creator of digital products for creators. He is also an angel investor, a mentor to entrepreneurs in LATAM with 500 Startups, and an LP at GTM Fund, a rolling fund investing $4 million per year into early-stage B2B SaaS companies.

👉🏼 About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generates $30k ARR which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 20,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community at Threado and runs a newsletter called Sharath's CliffNotes alongside hosting this podcast.

👉🏼 Description:

Listen in as Sharath and Justin discuss burnout, building alone, and the journey of being transparent as you build.

  • 0:00 | Episode highlight
  • 1:33 | Intro to Justin Welsh
  • 3:05 | Why become a solo entrepreneur, when building a team is possible?
  • 5:48 | How burnout impacted Justin's life design
  • 8:17 | What does freedom mean to Justin?
  • 10:40 | What triggered Justin into his current path as a writer and product builder?
  • 14:01 | What has Justin tried, failed at, and what has he learned?
  • 17:30 | Blueprint on pricing yourself as a consultant or freelancer
  • 21:15 | The balance between building a niche and building various products
  • 24:26 | When was the Saturday Solopreneur born?
  • 26:52 | If Justin could begin his entrepreneurial journey all over again, what would he do?
  • 30:46 | How Justin built his "publish everything" mindset
  • 33:28 | What is the best way of building systems as a solopreneur?
  • 35:36 | How do you know you need to hire a virtual assistant?
  • 38:36 | How Justin deals with being anxious for the next day
  • 42:12 | Justin's method for dealing with self-doubt
  • 46:15 | How does one access cutting-edge ideas from remote areas?
  • 48:55 | What is Justin's source of inspiration?
  • 51:21 | Justin's tips on the journey of being transparent
  • 53:55 | Advice for people beginning their career journeys
  • 57:23 | Rapid Fire 5: Favorite product, best recent book, and more!
  • 1:03:23 | Outro

👉🏼 Resources mentioned in the pod:
  • Starbucks Method: https://www.oreilly.com/content/the-eight-rules-of-good-documentation/
  • The Saturday Solopreneur: https://www.justinwelsh.me/blog/
  • Virtual Assistant Site: https://academy.surgedigital.agency/
  • "How to Get Rich" thread: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936
  • Growth in Reverse: https://www.indiehackers.com/product/growth-in-reverse
  • Ooni Koda 16 - Gas Powered Portable Pizza Oven: https://eu.ooni.com/pages/explore-koda-16
  • Die With Zero: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52950915
  • 4,000 Weeks: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/54785515
👉🏼 Shoutouts to awesome people:
  • Chenell Basilio: https://twitter.com/chenellco
  • Dan Koe: https://thedankoe.com/
  • Jack Butcher: https://twitter.com/jackbutcher
  • Daniel Vassado: https://dvassallo.com/
👉🏼 Where to find Justin Welsh:
  • Website: https://www.justinwelsh.me/
  • The Saturday Solopreneur: https://www.justinwelsh.me/blog/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejustinwelsh
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinwelsh
👉🏼 Where to find Sharath:

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