Daniel J. Lewis discusses his SaaS product My Podcast Reviews stressing the importance of talking to people before developing your product.
Daniel J. Lewis is an entrepreneur, an award-winning podcaster, and the founder of My Podcast Reviews. My Podcast Reviews is a subscription-based SaaS product for aggregating podcast reviews from 150+ national iTunes stores into a single deliverable report. Daniel stresses the importance of talking to your customers during development to find out what their pain points are. Daniel also shares how he monitors Twitter for niche-specific keywords and combinations to do marketing.
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- [spp-timestamp time=”01:50″] Who is Daniel J. Lewis?
- [spp-timestamp time=”03:00″] How long has Daniel been a podcaster?
- [spp-timestamp time=”03:15″] Daniel talks about his flagship podcast The Audacity to Podcast.
- [spp-timestamp time=”03:30″] Daniel discusses the Noodle.mx Network, his podcast network.
- [spp-timestamp time=”04:40″] Daniel is passionate about enabling people to share their message.
- [spp-timestamp time=”05:05″] What is My Podcast Reviews?
- [spp-timestamp time=”08:10″] You can monitor your competitor’s podcast, and why you should.
- [spp-timestamp time=”09:35″] Daniel wishes he had done more research among other podcasters before launching My Podcast Reviews.
- [spp-timestamp time=”10:50″] A little marketing trick of monitoring Twitter for keywords and combinations.
- [spp-timestamp time=”12:40″] Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference)?
- [spp-timestamp time=”14:45″] Using Apple’s iTunes API.
- [spp-timestamp time=”16:05″] My Podcast Reviews uses Ruby on Rails for a back end with a WordPress front end.
- [spp-timestamp time=”16:45″] Learning from a dataset of 40,000 podcast reviews.
- [spp-timestamp time=”18:15″] Daniel found great developers on Elance (now Upwork) who challenged his concept.
- [spp-timestamp time=”18:50″] In what ways did Daniel’s developers challenge him for the better?
- [spp-timestamp time=”20:45″] Was there any downside in dealing with developers in India?
- [spp-timestamp time=”22:10″] Daniel discusses project management.
- [spp-timestamp time=”24:05″] How is the product documented?
- [spp-timestamp time=”24:55″] Daniel talks about hosting on Vultr.
- [spp-timestamp time=”28:15″] Daniel does a deep dive on the Ux (user experience) for My Podcast Reviews.
- [spp-timestamp time=”31:35″] SaaS owners should have an email list and segment the list (send email based on what plan the customer is on).
- [spp-timestamp time=”34:00″] What does he do for analytics?
- [spp-timestamp time=”35:10″] As an artist, Daniel looks at the human side.
- [spp-timestamp time=”36:40″] The best resources are people. Ask your users what they want. What are their pain points? Connect with people.
- [spp-timestamp time=”37:50″] Be helpful and connect with the community before you promote yourself.
- [spp-timestamp time=”38:50″] Thinking of podcasting? Go to The Audacity to Podcast and check out My Podcast Reviews.
- Asana – project management software.
- AWeber – email marketing software.
- danieljlewis.net – Daniel’s personal blog.
- Elance (now Upwork) – freelancers of all kinds.
- Google Analytics – analytics for websites.
- Infusionsoft – email marketing software.
- MailChimp – email marketing software.
- My Podcast Reviews – Daniel’s SaaS product for gathering podcast reviews in one location.
- Noodle.mx Network – Daniel’s podcasting network.
- Ruby on Rails – open source web development framework.
- SaaSBusinessPodcast.com – this podcast’s website.
- The Audacity to Podcast – Daniel’s podcast about podcast.
- Vultr -high-performance SSD cloud servers.
- WWDC – Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
See the Resources page for a consolidated list of resources from all episodes and more.
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