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Apr 23, 2021

Ben Tossell is the founder of Makerpad, the leading online community for No Code. 

His company was recently acquired by Zapier, a $5bil+ tech company. Ben is also an educator + investor in the no code space.

In this conversation you'll learn about:

  • what it was like to get acquired by Zapier
  • developing the maker muscle by starting + launching projects
  • what it takes to build a paid learning community + knowing when to monetize
  • 80/20 of learning no code
  • evolution of learning + membership models

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Timestamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Snippet + What We Cover
  • 0:01:12 - Sponsor Break
  • 0:02:00 - Ben Intro + Time In China
  • 0:06:21 - Getting Acquired By Zapier
  • 0:13:06 - Before Makerpad - 50+ Projects
  • 0:17:11 - Knowing When To Move On From Projects
  • 0:21:26 - Role Of Fear
  • 0:25:02 - Motivation, Parents + Buying A Yacht
  • 0:29:20 - Zapier - Expectation vs Reality
  • 0:33:02 - Working With Someone Who Built A $5bil Company (Wade)
  • 0:36:00 - No Code + Paid Learning Communities
  • 0:39:57 - Size Of Makerpad + 10k Community Success Stories
  • 0:46:12 - Reforge + Membership Models
  • 0:48:21 - Evolution Of Learning
  • 0:50:44 - Shishir (Coda) + Unbundling
  • 0:51:58 - Masterclass, Edutainment + Netflix
  • 0:54:03 - Paid Products - Make You Money Or Save You Time
  • 1:02:36 - Knowing When To Charge
  • 1:04:16 - Other Projects Ben Considered
  • 1:07:16 - Types of entrepreneurs
  • 1:16:09 - 80/20 of growing Makerpad
  • 1:19:06 - Paid Acquisition
  • 1:19:44 - Hiring Good People
  • 1:22:17 - Working In vs On The Business
  • 1:25:09 - Starting In 2021 - What Would You Do Differently
  • 1:26:05 - “Hope No Code Isn’t A Thing In 5yrs”
  • 1:30:15 - 80/20 of learning no code
  • 1:33:31 - What’s Missing In No Code

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