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💪 Patio11’s Law: The software economy is bigger than you think, What are the best SaaS books?

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Patio11's Law: The software economy is bigger than you think, even when you take into account Patio11's Law by @kacper

It's not surprising. Of the 3,000+ software companies acquired over the last three years, only 7% got TechCrunch, Recode, HN, or other mainstream tech coverage. Examples are

  1. ConvertKit - $20m/yr - 48 employees- 30% YoY growth
  2. Lambda School software companies - $10m/yr - 25 employees

What are the best SaaS books? by @Nicolas_


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How do you avoid negativity in an online community? by @elijahk4
Every community has a culture. As a founder of a community, it is your responsibility to guide every single conversation with what you believe aligns with the goals of the community. People will naturally replicate what they see going on around them. Also, nip stuff in the bud. If there is something there that you don't like, make sure you get rid of it or don't let it happen again. And block swear words.


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Best tools for designing responsive email newsletter
mjml.io is like HTML for emails and Mailerlite templates are really flexible. Mailerlite is free up to 1,000 subscribers.


Let's share our top 3 podcasts that we love the most!

  1. The Bootstrapped Founder by @arvidkahl
  2. Build your SaaS by Transistor FM by @mijustin
  3. SaaStr podcast by Jason Lemkin
    (and of course, our The Indie Hackers Podcast!)

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The Best Note-Taking Apps, according to the IH Community by @gordon


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  1. Trends #0016 --- Growth Tools (must read) by @dru_riley

  2. Freelancers who mix consulting, education and building their own products by @ben

  3. Always, always, always add pricing tiers by @yahiabakour

  4. How someone bought a politician's website to build an affiliate website by @aeripret

  5. The feeling of always falling behind as a developer by @TonyOnRails

  6. What's your SaaS tech stack of choice? by @sushantshek20

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    @FalakSher Such a great newsletter! I told you that you just needed to start this :)

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    Thank you so much for featuring our extension! 🌟

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      I have also installed it on my pc.

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        Oh that's wonderful to hear!! Thank you! Do let me know what you think and if you have any feedback!

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    Great list as always. Thanks!

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      My pleasure.

      Will you tweet once only please?

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        I think you better make a tweet thread then ping me to retweet would be a nicer Twitter experience :)

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    thanks for the mention @FalakSher! Appreciate the work you've put into your curation

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      I really enjoy your posts and you are very active on IH.

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        Thanks my man. Appreciate it!

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    Thanks for featuring me!

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      I owe you a lot. Without your post, I may not discover these amazing books. I will start reading 'On Writing Well' soon.

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        Hey, I just asked a question, this community is the real treasure ;)

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    Thank you so much for showing so much love for my podcast. Much obliged, and VERY grateful. Thanks, Falak.

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    For anyone wondering, affiliates links are on :

    • every book shared in the "best saas books"
    • MailerLite link in "Best tools for designing responsive email newsletter"
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      Nice work. 😂😂

      I really stopped adding affiliate links here (from yesterday) but I am planning to add them so I can have your valuable comments on every post.

      Thank you so much for taking time to check all links and classifying them for affiliate links. (for Free)

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        I'm just adding some transparency missing from your post, no need to be pissed of and answer with sarcasm you know ;)

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          👏 👏 👏
          Thank you for providing the much needed transparency

          I will tag you in the next IH post so you can provide transparency there too.

          BTW, what about adding some transparency on my Twitter? Link in bio.

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    I'm a little confused, I thought this article is meant to be about SaaS books only...

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      Sorry, it's a newsletter featuring curated content from indiehackers.
      All posts mentioned here are hyperlinked. You can read any of them for more understanding

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    Thanks a ton for the mention, love to see that people enjoyed my post!

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      You just nailed it at stock alarm.

      Do you know I have to scroll up and almost go through the whole post to see the same username and then recall the content. But it's worth it.

      And I believe your audience may pay more for your services considering them people with big pockets.

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