16 bootstrapped founders on Twitter to follow
Here are the best bootstrapped founders on Twitter to follow. If you want more followers on Twitter as an entrepreneur, a critical step is finding the best people to follow.
From my work as a Twitter ghost writer, I know that you can write the best tweets in the world but if you are only sharing them with a tiny number of accounts with a small number of followers, you won’t grow your Twitter following.
One of the first things I do as a Twitter ghost writer is make sure my clients are following and engaging with the best bootstrapped founders on Twitter.
A quick tip though: don’t constantly reply to the same people every time they tweet as that feels a bit creepy for the other person. Also, make sure you are offering a valuable reply - don’t just reply for the sake of it.
Dashiell runs WishTender, a Wishlist site which is SW friendly. She has ignored a lot of indie hacker advice to make a highly profitable marketplace. She’s also a self-taught developer who I interviewed on my No CS Degree website and who made a morse code device that was triggered by her blinking!
Alex runs CyberLeads, a cold leads business. He’s been growing fast to $40k MRR in 2 years and saw a big jump in revenue since adding a service of writing cold emails instead of only supplying founders with leads. Alex is a nomad and travels a lot. He is a big advocate of making a lifestyle business which first and foremost improves your own life.
Tara runs appswithoutcode, a business which teaches people not only how to build without code but also how to market and sell their business as well. Tara was making $3m a year when she was interviewed by IndieHackers in 2020 and I’d expect it to be a lot higher than that now! She also buys and grows businesses.
An experienced entrepreneur, Nick is the co-founder of Churnkey which helps SaaS companies reduce their churn. Before that, Nick was the co-founder of Waave, an audio waveform SaaS, which he sold for a life-changing amount of money to Calm Capital in 2021.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure is the founder of the Ness Labs community and publishes the Maker Mind newsletter. You'll learn why so many bio-science myths are plain wrong - thanks to Anne-Laure I know that people don't just mainly use the left or right side of their brain.
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Laura was the co-founder of MeetEdgar, which grew to millions in annual revenue before she sold it this year for a life-changing sum of money. Laura is now working on PaperBell, a SaaS for the life coach industry. She is a strong believe in working as a bootstrapper and is an expert in copywriting.
Tom Jacquesson is the co-founder of TweetHunter, a scheduling and AI writing tool for Twitter and heads up their marketing. Tom and his team have grown TweetHunter to over $1m ARR in the space of a year so you can be sure that this is a great guy to follow. Tom is a member of my High Signal online founder community and is a really nice guy.
Andrew is the founder of Better Sheets where he sells video tutorials on how to become an advanced user of Google Sheets. He’s a hugely enthusiastic founder and is always full of ideas on how to make money. Andrew has grown the business to around $10k/m with lifetime deals on AppSumo.
Rosie created a 7-figure tech community, Ministry of Testing. Rosie also used to be in charge of the community forum on the IndieHackers website. She now runs Rosieland, which helps community builders.
Pete Codes (me!)
Yeah, I added myself to my own list. I'm the founder of No CS Degree, where I interview developers who are self-taught or went to coding bootcamp. I also run the High Signal newsletter for indie startup news. I mostly tweet about bootstrapping, newsletters, learning to code, being a Twitter ghost writer and nomad travels. I made $5,500 in October 2022.
Jen from LunchBag
Jen is the developer and solo founder of LunchMoney, a money tracking app. You would think this would be a really hard market for an indie hacker but Jen has impressively grown LunchMoney's revenue to $14k/m.
Julian is the founder of Embarque, a productized SEO agency which provides founders with blog articles in order to rank quicker and better. Julian has grown Embarque to $610,000 in annual revenue in under two years! He frequently shares tips on SEO and building an agency.
Randall Kanna is a bootcamp-trained developer who has sold many successful products aimed at people entering the tech field for the first time. She specialises in selling courses and other info products. Randall is also building SimpleCopy, in order for people to write blog posts faster.
Phil is a fellow Scottish entrepreneur and developer who makes the job board 4dayweek.io. He’s a big supporter of the shift towards a 4 day week and frequently tweets about these benefits i.e. reduced commutes, lower greenhouse gas emissions, more work/life balance and time with family and friends. Phil also shares lots of great SEO tips from growing 4dayweek as a solo founder.
Danielle from LeaveMeAlone
Danielle is the co-founder of LeaveMeAlone, an email subscription service which respects your privacy by not scraping your inbox for data. Instead, you can buy credits to remove email subscriptions you no longer want. Danielle shares interesting updates about building LeaveMeAlone while living on a boat and sailing around the world with her partner James.
Amar is an American founder and digital nomad. He is the co-founder of ZenMaid, a niche SaaS for maid service owners. Amar’s strengths lie primarily in marketing and strategy and you’ll get lots of great tips on these topics from his Twitter. He is also an avid traveller and a big believer in running a fun, lifestyle business which allows him to travel a lot.
Grow your Twitter
If you want help with growing your Twitter, get in touch.
I doubled one client's following in 5 months and got another person a new coaching client within the first week.
I can help with
• writing/editing tweets for you
• remixing blog posts into material to tweet
• engaging with other founders
• providing social media strategy advice
• improving your Twitter bio and how your profile looks
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