Indie Hackers Podcast

Indie Hackers Podcast 210: Derrick Reimer

Published: June 2, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

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Key Lessons from the Episode

The most important things to take away


The importance of community engagement and seeking mentorship to sanity check assumptions and keep on the right path.

"The biggest driver towards my success has been kind of the different small groups that I've been a part of mastermind groups and seeking mentorship. It really helps you to sanity check your own assumptions and, and keep you on the right path when you have other people who are kind of intimately aware of the stuff that you're working on and kind of sanity checking your ideas."

The value of exploring problems and understanding customer needs before building a product.

"I think founder-market fit is so important to strive towards first and foremost and then kind of let the rest fall from there."

The challenges of building a business as an introvert and the importance of getting outside one's comfort zone to engage with the community.

"If you're like me and you're an introvert and your natural tendency is to dive into the code and kind of focus on product, is to get outside of your comfort zone a little bit and really try to actively engage in the community."

The importance of understanding customer purchasing dynamics and validating ideas with proof instead of just agreement.

"People lie to you for your best. What they think they're there, they have your best interests in mind. They're trying not to hurt you and they want to be encouraging... People aren't totally aware of their own purchasing dynamics either."

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Customer Acquisition

Derrick Reimer leverages podcast ads, strategic SEO efforts, and an upcoming affiliate program to drive awareness and growth for SavvyCal. The product's viral nature also contributes significantly to its user base expansion.

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Productivity and Organization

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