Keeping Time with StageTimer | Multithreaded Income Episode 34 with Lukas Hermann

In this podcast episode, host Kevin Griffin interviews Lukas Hermann, the founder of, a web-based countdown timer software for video production and event organization. Lukas discusses his journey from being a developer in a startup to creating StageTimer as a side project, driven by the desire to solve a simple problem he observed in the event production industry. Initially intended as a learning experience, StageTimer grew into a viable product, earning significant monthly recurring revenue. Lukas shares insights on the importance of customer feedback, the challenges of working full-time on a personal project, and his strategies for growth, including SEO and engaging directly with the community. Additionally, he touches on the impact of choosing practical problems to solve, the misconceptions about needing a sizeable social following for success, and the value of starting simple. The discussion also covers Lukas's experiences with previous projects, advice for developers looking to launch their products, and the plans for StageTimer.

00:00 Welcome to the Show: A Special Guest from Deutschland
00:54 The Language Barrier: Navigating Pronunciation and Cultural Differences
02:35 The Genesis of Stage Timer: From Idea to Initial Development
08:13 Launching and Growing Stage Timer: Strategies and Customer Feedback
18:45 SEO and Content Strategy: Targeting a Niche Audience
20:10 Adapting to Customer Needs: The Evolution of Stage Timer
23:26 The Journey from Side Project to Full-Time Passion
25:01 The Leap of Faith: Going All-In on Stage Timer
26:34 Navigating the Challenges of Full-Time Entrepreneurship
27:59 Building a Support Network and Finding Work-Life Balance
30:21 Expanding the Team and Planning for the Future
33:11 Learning from Failures and Embracing Minimalism
38:57 Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Community

Creators and Guests

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin
♥ Family. Microsoft MVP. Consultant/Trainer focused on #dotnet #aspnetcore #web #azure. VP at @dotnetfdn @revconf Mastodon: - He/Him
Lukas Hermann
Lukas Hermann
B2B SaaS Guy | Building @stagetimerio, | Bootstrapping to $1M ARR → Then $100M ARR → Then Moonshot Project
Keeping Time with StageTimer | Multithreaded Income Episode 34 with Lukas Hermann
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