Jonathan Stark invited me onto his podcast where I unpacked being a platform specialist and how I built a productized service. I actually shared some of the fears I had along the way.
How do I know Jonathan Stark?
Jonathan Stark, author of Hourly Billing is Nuts and host of Ditching Hourly podcast invited me onto his show.
We are a part of a Slack group together and as we were talking about Jonathan’s platform migration from Drip to ConvertKit, he invited me onto the show to talk about how I productized my services as a platform specialist.
In this episode, I had a chance to talk about how I went from a burnt out generalist developer to an in-demand specialist.
How to become a platform specialist
In case you don’t want to read the rest of this, you can check out the full episode for all the details.
There is a lot that goes into specializing your business, you can choose a vertical specialty, a horizontal specialty, or a platform specialty.
In this conversation with Jonathan, we dive into many of the pivot points, thoughts, fears, and strategy behind how I built my business.
In the episode, I shared a variety of things including:
- How I put myself on the radar of specific platforms?
- How building relationships and being helpful in the community can create trust
- How I still choose those who I work with even if I’ve already helped them in the past
Specifically, I talk about how I became a trusted partner of both Drip and ConvertKit.
The main takeaways from this show are:
- How to identify pieces of your existing services and creating products to sell
- By being helpful first, your business will grow
- There are pros and cons to being a platform specialist, which both are that you are tied to that platform.
Definitely go check it out.
If you have a chance too, check out a few of the other episodes as well.
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