Independence

Pants optional.

  • Every other Tuesday
  • Averages around 30 minutes

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.

11: Indie Stress

Published 10 October 2017 • 35 minutes, 31 seconds

Stress comes in many forms, and being an indie comes with a slew of additional sources of potential stress that you might not expect. Our intrepid hosts recount the stresses they’ve experiences during their indie careers, discuss potential ways they manage stress, and pitch possible ideas for avoiding it in the first place.

10: Networking

Published 26 September 2017 • 30 minutes, 29 seconds

Getting to know to strangers at conferences and meetups is hard, but an absolutely important part of being an indie; building and developing relationships with others in your community can make a huge difference to your work! Alice, Curtis and Jelly share their own experiences and troubles with networking, building relationships, and breaking the ice.

9: Office Space

Published 12 September 2017 • 34 minutes, 43 seconds

More often than not, your workspace is a reflection of who you are, and how you get things done. Taking this to heart, our three hosts look at the workspaces they each inhabit during their working hours, and whether those spaces are conducive to actually working.

8: Interacting with Customers

Published 29 August 2017 • 31 minutes, 9 seconds

Customer support is a huge part of any business where you create products. Dealing with problems, handling requests and getting 1-star reviews all comes with the territory, so what is the best way to interact with customers? Alice, Curtis and Jelly examine their own practices to figure out what they’re doing right, and maybe give each other a little help with the process.

7: Side Projects

Published 15 August 2017 • 39 minutes, 26 seconds

As indies, we’re naturally drawn to having projects alongside our regular workload. These can grow into whole new career opportunities, or they can begin to place undue stress on your work life balance, so how do you know what projects are a good fit? Belle, Curtis and Jelly explore their own side projects; both how they’ve started, and how they’ve ended… or are ending, as the case may be.