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#102: How to Start (Multiple) Remote SaaS Companies with Liam Martin of Time Doctor

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Liam Martin, the serial entrepreneur who runs both Time Doctor and—two of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms in use by top brands today.

Even more exciting, both companies were founded as remote-first organizations, meaning that they have no physical location, allowing employees to get a remote job and work from anywhere in the world. This focus has led Liam and his team to organizing a conference called Running Remote—the largest live event about scaling a remote business.

Originally from Canada, Liam grew up playing hockey and eventually made his way into competitive ice dancing where he became an internationally ranked skater.

After trading in his skates for a stack of books, Liam went on to get his masters degree in Sociology, where he studied society, human interactions and developed a strong understanding for the way people think and operate.

It was shortly after finishing up his studies that Liam began working on Time Doctor, which now serves more than 83,000 customers today—including companies like Apple, Verizon, PWC and more.

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

[02:33] Where Liam’s originally from.
03:32 How he got into ice dancing.
[05:22] Why he left his ice dancing career behind.
[06:47] Why he studied sociology.
[08:10] The original vision for Time Doctor.
[10:14] What it was like launching Time Doctor.
[12:40] How he established a relationship with the Asana team.
24:03 His number one piece of advice for anyone looking to build a profitable remote company.
25:54 The best investment he’s made in order to grow his business.

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Hi I'm Ryan Robinson

Blogger, podcaster and recovering side project addict. Head of Content at Close. Join me here, on to learn how to start a blog, make money blogging and grow a profitable side business. I also write for publications like Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Business Insider and more. Let’s chat on Twitter about our feelings (and blogging, I guess).

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2 replies to “#102: How to Start (Multiple) Remote SaaS Companies with Liam Martin of Time Doctor”

  1. Hi Ryan

    Excellent interview. Thank you for making it available.

    Just one quick tiny correction you may want to do here on this sentence – “25:54 The best investment he’s made in order to grow her business.” In place of “her” may be make it “his”.

    Thank you once again for bringing this interview to your audience.