The Indie Hackers Podcast May 1, 2020

Validating and Building Your Ideas Without Code with Bram Kanstein of No-Code MVP

Episode #160

Bram Kanstein (@bramk) has more experience validating, building, and launching online products than almost anyone, and more success than most. One of his earlier creations, Startup Stash, still retains its title as the most-upvoted Product Hunt submission of all time. Today, Bram spends just as much time teaching others as he does making himself. In this episode, Bram and I talk about the importance of being an early adopter, the best strategies for finding new ideas, and why "mindset" is the first thing he teaches in his new course, No-Code MVP.

Show Notes

  • No-Code MVP – Bram's course for building and validating startup ideas without code

  • @bramk – follow Bram on Twitter

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    Hi Bram, love your content and really enjoyed the podcast thanks! Sent you a Twitter DM hoping to get your thoughts on all the no code MVP options out there like Bubble, Figma, Webflow, Javelin, etc.

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      Do what works for you :)

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    Nice episode as always.
    One thing I'm always curious to know when I listen this podcast is how interviewed people deal with TAXES 😰 especially those in EU (I know in US is easier)
    I mean taxes can be a great disincentive: you have to hire an accountant, complete periodical tasks and sometime you might be checked and pay big sanctions if your paperwork is wrong.
    I guess many choose to stay employees because all these tasks are done by the employer. Is it only me with this fear?

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      I just send all overviews I have (Podia, Stripe etc.) to my accountant and he figures it out. Costs me €150/month but then I don't have to think about it. WHICH IS GREAT!

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    Thanks for having me Courtland! Anyone who has any questions about the stuff we talked about, hit me up here or on Twitter!

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    @bramk thanks so much for your interview! I learned a lot. I'm interested in reading that article you mentioned called "Interesting Ways to Find Startup Ideas" but couldn't find it. Do you happen to have a link?

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    Hey Bram!

    I've listened to your podcast a couple of times: Pretty rad initiative!

    I am an IndieHacker myself, have worked on several projies with entrepreneurs in China and Latin America. Currently building up La Hackería, an experiential coding bootcamp in Mexico. That said, I think your project is fundamentally valuable for wannabe entrepreneurs, intra-preneurs, and IH-ers on this side of the globe as well. Is the No-Code MVP available in Spanish? Suffice to say most folks in Latam ain't trained in the Anglo-Saxon language, thus making bad-ass content, tools and the like less accesible for some in the region.

    Also noticed you are promoting your course in Europe where this course may be pretty affordable. Do you support Parity Purchasing Power — to make this course affordable for everyone around the world?

    Keep up the good work. Pura Vida!,

    Arturo

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