Hi, I'm James 👋

I'm an indie hacker trying to figure out how to make a living online, doing what I love.

I run the Indie Bites podcast, where I speak to indie founders about how they've started their profitable internet businesses in 15-minute episodes. I've also been a podcast producer for a few cool freelance clients, which I then packaged up into my productised service. I recently dumped all of my podcasting knowledge into my course, 2 Hour Podcast, where I show you how you can make a top-notch pod in less than 2-hour commitment a week. I even get to do all my side projects on a Saturday with my Weekend Club friends - which I also happen to host every other week.

I've never considered myself much of a writer, but find great joy in sharing my progress, failures and musings on my blog. To that end, I publish a weekly newsletter summarising everything I've done that week, including a fan favourite "in other news".

If I'm not hacking away on side-projects, you'll find me hand-making leather wallets, at the local tennis courts or riding my motorbike. Oh, and I love my cat.


Indie Bites - podcast

Short, bite-sized conversations (15 mins) with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses. You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income.

Whitstable Craft Co - ecommerce business

It all started with a tweet. My hobby project where I handmake leather goods. It's therapuetic, gets me away from the screen and I make a physical product with my hands. Plus, if you buy one it will last a lifetime.

Striqo - podcasting service

Started back in 2017 when I got my first video production client. Since then I have been taking work through Striqo and steadily growing my client base. [Currently not taking on any new clients].

YouTube - videos

I've been making YouTube videos for longer than all my other projects. I now only use two channels; one for personal and another for technology.

Want to talk to me?

Here's my Twitter: @jmckinven