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When Fatih started his sticker business Stikkernet, his peers asked him, “You’re a developer; why don’t you write this from scratch?” His response? “Why should I?”
Today, I'm talking to my dear old friend Fatih Kadir Akın — or fka for short. We discuss his unexpected journey of building a successful business out of a simple idea. Fatih shares his experience with building Stikkernet and how he grew his audience through community building. We chat about the challenges of logistics when shipping internationally and how Fatih found solutions that worked so well it lead to an exit.
The podcast episode: https://share.transistor.fm/s/155fff77
The video: https://youtu.be/ijU4vYrBDwo
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My book Zero to Sold: https://zerotosold.com/
My book The Embedded Entrepreneur: https://embeddedentrepreneur.com/
My course Find Your Following: https://findyourfollowing.com
This interview is sponsored by Acquire.com
- (00:00) - Introduction
- (02:51) - Stikkernet
- (10:05) - How Fatih became a sticker expert in Turkey
- (18:28) - The perfect product for community-based marketing.
- (29:02) - Sticker Mule
- (33:03) - What is developer relations?
- (38:17) - Do you still get to code?
- (41:52) - Community-building
- (47:54) - The pressure of starting a business.