16: Finding joy in work

In this episode, Dago is coming to terms with working less and making the most of it. Iā€™m not talking sipping mamosas, Iā€™m talking optimizing his Twitter time. I share more details about my long term indie bites partnership, although there might be a stumbling block in the way in my quest for being debt-free.
Dago updates/reflections
  • being forced to optimize my twitter time is cool
  • a.i is cool but takes the joy of creating away
James updates/reflections
  • Indie Bites sponsorship deal
  • My big client might fall through
  • More wallet sales
About Dagobert
Previously a money-chasing software engineer, but now building his own startup with his wife, Logology (that's the name of the startup, not his wife). It took them more than two years just to build a product and had to use most of our savings just to survive. They launched it and got almost no sales, pushing him to learn marketing. Last year, after some experiments, he found a marketing channel that worked by using Twitter. Now he has 45k followers and the business is finally going. As of the start of this pod, his business is on $3k p/m, with a goal to reach $5k p/m to avoid dwindling savings and to pay themselves a salary.
About James
James left his cushty full-time job marketing job in April 2021. Since then, he's been hacking together income from his other podcast, Indie Bites, and podcast editing service, Pod Panda. The podcast does around $1k p/m in sponsor revenue and Pod Panda makes $2k p/m. But with a $4-5k burn every month, he's digging a very deep hole. James' goal is to get to around $10k per month across his products, get myself out of that hole and have fun while doing it. 
16: Finding joy in work
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