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Business Brainstorms

By Jakob Greenfeld
Trends and realistic business ideas for indie hackers, solopreneurs, and serial makers.
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Flipping Wordpress and Shopify plugins for fun and profit with Vikas Singhal
Vikas' Twitter profile Vika's business
March 24, 2022
Brainstorming niche site ideas with Jake Lang
Jake's website Jake's book
March 17, 2022
Brainstorming remote work opportunities with Sagiv Ofek
This episode is brought to you by Founder Flywheel.  Sagiv's website Sagiv's Twitter profile Sagiv's summary of our conversation
March 10, 2022
Brainstorming SaaS ideas with Tom Zaragoza
Tom's Twitter account Tom's website
February 10, 2022
Unbundling Fiverr and winning the Great Online Game with John Bardos
John's Twitter account John's newsletter
February 04, 2022
Brainstorming Business Ideas with Andrew Lynch: The opposite of the metaverse, living in nature with friends, Zero to Wine, and Primal Weekends
Andrew's Twitter account Andrew's website Andrew's thread on the opposite of the metaverse.
January 13, 2022
Abandoned Assets, "be ready when they slip", and finance tracking with Tom Dekan
Tom's Twitter profile Tom's website Tom's newsletter Tom's SaaS Redstone HR
January 11, 2022
Better outsourcing and professional matchmaking ideas with Tom Dekan
Tom's Twitter profile Tom's website Tom's newsletter Tom's SaaS Redstone HR
January 07, 2022
Brainstorming indie maker ideas with Xavier Coiffard (job boards, form builders, ...)
Xavier's Twitter account. Xavier's community. Xavier's info product.
December 10, 2021
Brainstorming Data Products, Jungle Scout for X, and Airtable Alternatives with Jordan Hansen
Jordan's Twitter Jordan's agency Cobalt Intelligence
December 01, 2021
🤖 Brainstorming GPT-3 Business Ideas with Harish Garg
Harish is a GPT-3 consultant, founder of MynaOne, and author of the "Definite Guide to building products with OpenAI".
July 09, 2021
Mining idea gold on the Shopify App store with Daniel Sim
Get access to Daniel's private Shopify app store database here. You can connect with Daniel on Twitter. Daniel's website He's currently running App Store Analytics ('Google Search Console for Shopify apps').
June 01, 2021
Brainstorming Shopify for SaaS with Travis Fischer
This podcast is brought to you by Right now Travis is building Senpai, an asynchronous video platform that allows creators to monetize their expertise. Travis is pretty active on Twitter and you should also check out his amazing blog where he's sharing all the lessons from his ventures.
May 25, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Alejandro Navia (Psilocybin, Microdosing, and Transformation)
Alejandro's personal website Alejandro's Twitter profile
May 17, 2021
Opportunities in real estate with Peter Fabor
This podcast is brought to you by Summary of the episode. Peter's website. Peter's Twitter account. Peter's thread on travel niches are growing like crazy.
April 15, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Matt Klein
This podcast is brought to you by Matt's Twitter Account,  Matt's Newsletter
April 07, 2021
Brainstorming opportunities in the WordPress ecosystem with Iain Poulson
This podcast is brought to you by Resources mentioned in the episode: Iain's website Iain's Twitter account Plugin Rank (Iain's SaaS tool for plugin creators) Integrate (Iain's WordPress-Instagram plugin) WP Trends (Iain's Newsletter) WP User Manager (the plugin Iain acquired) (Iain's WordPress community) WP Rocket (the premium caching plugin that succeeded despite strong competition) Freemius (service that makes it simple to sell WordPress plugin subscriptions)
March 17, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Keevin O'Rourke (Part II)
Keevin's Twitter account  Keevin's Newsletter  It's Under the Radar Newsletter by Rob Sullivan
February 15, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Andrew Kim (Part II)
Andrew's Twitter profile.  Andrew's idea list 3. Design Assessment Platform (enterprise Coderbyte but for UX/UI Designers) 4. Speed Runs of Non-Games (GamesDoneQuick but for other digital activities) 1. Homeschooling Extracurricular activities (have homeschooled kids socialize more) 5.  Piggyback Distribution. Micro influencer marketing. (get  slack/discord/subreddit active community members to 'hunt' your product) 2. Be my guest. Play at exclusive member only places (primarily golf clubs to begin) Summary Jakob and Andrew discuss the idea for design assessment platform, like CoderByte, but for UX/UI designers (1:28) Jakob and Andrew moves on to the next idea – speed runs of non-games (12:04) Jakob and Andrew discuss plans on how to monetize the project / idea (20:09) Jakob and Andrew move on to homeschooling extra-curricular activities (22:28) Jakob and Andrew discusses the next idea – micro influencer marketing (32:17) Jakob asks what the missing link is in the current ecosystem (34:50) Jakob and Andrew discusses their experiences in private / public communities (36:17) Jakob mentions that there's room for improvement for communities in general (44:41) Jakob and Andrew talk about their experience using Circle (46:46) Jakob and Andrew then move to the last idea: find a way to play at exclusive member only places like golf clubs (49:53) Andrew tells what originally prompted this idea (52:57) Jakob mentions how the two last ideas are connected (55:25) Andrew decides what idea he want to execute  (57:13)
February 02, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Keevin O'Rourke
Keevin's Twitter account Keevin's Newsletter
January 25, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Max Mirho
Jakob explains how and why he reached out to Max (01:20) Max describes and enumerates what they do on a live show and in business (02:13) Jakob and Max discusses more about the latter’s business model and its sustainability (04:51) Max talks about the tools he uses as his primary sponsorship source and eventually scaling it up (05:04) Max tells Jakob the story behind his unnamed agency (07:12) Max mentions how he discovered that speaking at universities, especially private schools, are profitable (11:50) Max talks about how and why he got into the LinkedIn platform (17:27) Max discuss about the project’s focus being on the tech side (20:26) Jakob talks about product ideation (22:12) Max says that a lot of stuff they build is more product focused and that he plans to build these into real scalable things (23:38) Max mentions Superstack and explains how he wants to build it (29:48) Jakob talks about his project that collects Substack data and Max expresses his interested (32:40) Max tells more about his plan to launch an online course about LinkedIn automations, SEO, building websites, etc. (34:56) Jakob and Max talk about the benefits of using Twitter (40:35)
January 19, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Andrew Kim
Andrew's Twitter profile.  Andrew's ideas: 1. Productize my ProductHunt profile as a "Good Luck Charm" because I have the lucky of being user #777777 2. Negotiation Practice or for negotiations (not just salary) 3. Start with a "Why So Expensive" product, and build something around that 4. Collabs GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) 5. Dynamic Price Widget
January 16, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Luke Cannon
Luke's Twitter Profile Luke's Newsletter David Perell Bot Birdy Bots Hypefury Urbit APIs all the way down
January 14, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Aswin John
Aswin's website Learn then Apply Aswin's Twitter profile.
January 13, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Andrew Kamphey
Andrew's Twitter profile Resources we talked about: List of 100 business ideas by Andrew 7 Newsletter Product Ideas for Indie Hackers by Andrew 9 Podcast Product Ideas for Indie Hackers by Andrew Better Sheets Twitter templates by Andrew A tool I built based on the ideation framework shared by Andrew
January 06, 2021
Unearthing Opportunities with Menajem Benchimol
Resources we talked about Product Byte Keevin O'Rouke's profile and Product Byte updates on Indiehackers Software Ideas by Kevin Conti Rappi app
December 18, 2020
Unearthing Opportunities with Brian Burrous
Resources we talked about: Capiche.FM My First Million podcast Agency Course How I built this podcast Dickie Bush's Ship 30 for 30 challenge David Perell's Write of Passage Course (his first essay was indeed shared by David Perell) The Day You Became A Better Writer by Scott Adams Writing Guide by Julian Shapiro Fast, Slow Notes by Andy Matuschak The Krystal Theme for Tiddly Wiki
December 17, 2020
Unearthing Opportunities with Daniel K. Hunter
We talk about: Launching on Product Hunt Deals for indie makers why private communities don't really solve the problems that public communities have.  Indie Hackers Product Explorer Gum Spy Nesslabs Kaggle Peter Askew
December 08, 2020