Build & Launch

Hosted ByJustin Jackson

A weekly podcast focused on shipping small projects.

14: EP14: I want candy

7 days ago, Carl and Justin set off on an adventure to build a unique WordPress plugin in one week.

Also – kids or no kids?

This week’s project

The inspiration for this project came in August, after I launched my course. The course platform I was using was expensive. I was being charged $130 / month + 4% of course sales + transaction fees! Since August I’ve had to pay $1,288.00 to that service. If I’d used Productify, I would have paid only $39. 😉

What I really wanted was to host my course myself on WordPress, but sell it using Gumroad.

When I shared the idea with Carl Alexander he had an idea of how he could build it (without using a SaaS backend). So we did!

“This is the product I’m most excited about. I want this. I have told so many people that I want this kind of product.” – Paul Jarvis

We shipped it!

Check us out on Product Hunt!

Sad news and good news

This is supposed to be the last episode of Season 1. But you folks have been so awesome of joining this journey, and sharing your journey, so we’re going to keep this going.

While I get ready for Season 2, we’re going to do two Q&A episodes:

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Friday, March 6, 2015

Ask your questions by sending me an email, or getting me on Twitter.

Season 1 launches

  1. The Build & Launch podcast
  2. The Product Hunt Handbook
  3. Network Effects: a web app for notifying groups via SMS
  4. Irresistible Podcasting
  5. Productify: sell your WordPress content using Gumroad

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Update from 2021: A lot has happened since I recorded these episodes: I launched a podcast hosting company,, with my friend Jon Buda! If you want to hear what I’m up to now go to

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