Independence

Pants optional.

  • Every other Tuesday
  • Averages around 31 minutes

21: The Angriest Customer

Published 27 February 2018 • 35 minutes, 10 seconds

Unfortunately, not every interaction you have as an indie is a positive one. Sometimes our customers run into problems, and their first instinct is to just complain; either via a negative review, an angry email, or a bad mention on social media. Alice, Curtis, and Jelly look at their own experiences and discuss how they deal with the negative stuff, with the hope that there’s something that can be gained from it.

20: Getting Things Done

Published 13 February 2018 • 26 minutes, 11 seconds

The task list for indies is seemingly never-ending, and requires effort just to stay on top of what needs to be done and when. Our hosts take a look at their systems—or lack thereof—and consider what they need to do to get things done.

19: The Downsides of Working Alone

Published 30 January 2018 • 29 minutes, 2 seconds

There’s a plethora of good things about getting to work from home—the reduced commute time, being able to set your own hours, and the optionality of pants being amongst them—but what about the downsides? Curtis, Alice and Jelly look through the challenges they face with having to work alone and what they do to manage them.

18: Health and Fitness

Published 16 January 2018 • 32 minutes, 58 seconds

One of the most important assets for any indie is their health: if that fails you, it makes it really difficult to continue with any other part of your work! Our hosts discuss their own approaches to staying fit and healthy, the aspects they struggle with, and what they plan to focus on in the coming year.

17: Lessons Learned in 2017

Published 2 January 2018 • 28 minutes, 39 seconds

As the new year dawns, our hosts look back at the year that was: the ups, the downs, the lessons they learned, and everything in between.

16: Outsourcing

Published 19 December 2017 • 29 minutes, 50 seconds

Handing work over to another person is a major step for any business owner, and as indies it can be especially scary. Curtis is potentially looking at doing some outsourcing in the near future, so he, Alice, and Jelly take a look at why offloading work is useful, what the downfalls can be, and whether it’s worth it in the end.

15: Speaking to the Press

Published 5 December 2017 • 29 minutes, 57 seconds

Managing press is an important part of creating products, especially around releases. Alice, Curtis and Jelly discuss speaking with the press, the resources they make available, and what they really need to be doing to improve their respective approaches.

14: Keeping in the Loop

Published 21 November 2017 • 35 minutes, 4 seconds

To continue to thrive and grow, every indie needs to spend time learning and staying aware of their industry. Our hosts are no different, and they spend some time going over some of their approaches to learning, to staying on top of their game, and ensuring that they make good decisions.

13: Making the Transition

Published 7 November 2017 • 37 minutes, 38 seconds

Making the jump from regular job to independence is not an easy thing. There’s a lot of moving parts that you need to account for! Alice, Curtis and Jelly each recount their experiences of going from full time work to where they are today: what they’ve done right, what they’ve done wrong and the lessons they learned along the way.

12: External Influences

Published 24 October 2017 • 37 minutes, 25 seconds

No indie is an island; we all have to deal with external influences on our projects, some better than others. From users to Apple and everything in between, our hosts take a look at the things that influence their workflow, how the mitigate the bad ones, and how it’s changed their approach to their work.