Hi, I'm James 👋

I'm a podcaster, video creator and marketer. By day, I'm the Marketing Manager at System1 in London. By night, I run various different side businesses.

Indie Bites is my podcast, Striqo is my podcast editing service and Whitstable Craft Co is what I do when I need to get away from the screen.

I love starting and building side projects (maybe too much) and I'll make some mistakes as I go. I like to share my thoughts on my blog, which contains candid updates on my progress, failures and general musings.

I also listen to a lot of podcasts, here's what I'm listening to currently.

The content I produce is fuelled by coffee, so if you're feeling generous you can buy me one here coffee here 🚀

I spend a lot of time on the internet, so send out a weekly (or so) email containing my finds for the week and updates from my blog. If you're interested in marketing, podcasting, technology and building side-projects, then I think you'll like my newsletter:


I run a podcast called the Marketing Mashup.

I interview founders, CMOs and other interested parties to gather their thoughts and opinions on the best way to do marketing. I want to try and get a variety of different perspectives from people around the industry.

My favourite episode was with Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot.


Striqo podcasting service

Started back in 2017 when I got my first video production client. Since then I have been taking work through Striqo and steadily growing my client base. I am now taking video and podcasting clients.

Indie Bites podcast

Short, bite-sized conversations (15 mins) with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses. You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income.

Canterbury Digest newsletter

Canterbury's local news, delivered to your inbox, every week. An online news publication I started it to share the news in my local city.

Whitstable Craft Co ecommerce business

It all started with a tweet. I wanted to start a direct to consumer brand where I owned a physical product. Phone cases was an interesting place to start, with the new addition of leather goods. This is my hobby project.

Marketing Mashup podcast

You've read about this above. Let me know if you've listened.

YouTube videos

I've been making YouTube videos for longer than all my other projects. I now only use two channels; one for personal and another for technology.


Remote work is life changing
How remote working during 2020 has had a positive effect on me

Moving out of London
The reasons why I left London for Canterbury

15 ways to grow your podcast audience
Podcast audiences are hard to grow, here are some suggestions

Which microphone should you buy?
My most commonly asked question

How to use video at all stages of the funnel
Video isn't just for your website and social media

Want to talk to me?

Here's my Twitter 👉🏼 @jmckinven


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What I'm listening to