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[64] Designing a Better YouTube (as a SaaS) w/ Jason Schuller & Chris Molitor

April 15, 2020
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Today I’m talking to a friend of mine, Jason Schuller.

We go back to the times of WordPress themes when he ran Press75, one of the early popular theme shops. He since sold that business and has gone on to design focusing on simplicity and minimalism.

More recently he and his partner Chris Molitor came together to build Rivyt, a really cool idea where you can basically drop in your YouTube channel URL and it instantly generates a beautiful looking website pulling all your video descriptions.

We talk about how they came to the idea, the design concept, the launch on Product Hunt and learning from early users.


Episode Notes

[3:00] How Rivyt works and the problem with YouTube.

[12:42] Where the concept of a better YouTube channel came from.

[14:35] How to approach the tech side of the project from a designer background.

[23:06] Launching on Product Hunt. Trying different pricing models, and on-boarding without the need to register.

[29:56] Integrating customer feedback with their experience building video related plugins. Including Amazon referral links and comments.