Making a thread of indie makers & entrepreneurs who inspired me, and what they taught me. #thread 👇
Strong marketing game, super hard work, can stream for 24 hours and currently leading a new streamer movement with the #24hrstartup challenge.
Make it bigger than yourself.
Made the awesome getcssscan.com which Just Works and saved me hours and hours.
Make a simple, helpful product.
Making the stylish @threader_app looking for maximum integration with Twitter (it might even become part of Twitter one day…)
Raise the bar for quality, look for seamless integrations.
👉 @marie_dm + @yesnoornext
Successfully monetized a tiny social network @wip without screwing his users, focusing on the maker community.
A small engaged community is enough.
15yr old maker, made a Whatsapp bot that sends you wikipedia summaries, and many other projects.
Age doesn’t matter.
Strong Twitter game. Go study how he’s been building, launching and getting feedback in public for years, and why it works.
Bought billboards to get kanye west on the phone.
Do unexpected things. Be bold.
Find a simple problem and solve it elegantly.
Go global, go B2B.
👉 @fgrante and the hunter.io crew
He literally saves lives from online gaming addiction.
Info products are not all get rich quick schemes.
Committed to ship music everyday for 100 days.
Discipline is hard.
Writes awesome, well structured technical content at a crazy pace.
Experiencing the compounding effect of SaaS, even in a crowded space.
👉 @sinequanonh from hyperping.io
carrd.co unexpectedly took off in Korea.
You can’t control your users.
made 50+ projects over the last 15 years, some sold, some shut down.
Be there for the long term.
It’s entirely up to you to define what success means.
Richard Branson could want a peaceful life and be miserable because he keeps building companies like an addict.
50 side projects and counting.
Just keeps shipping.
Left his job to focus on building his own products for a hardcore year.
Reduced expenses to the minimum, even if it means fighting the Bali wildlife with his bare hands when he walks home at night.
Go all in.
From designer to blogger to $1M MRR SaaS.
A story of compound interest.
👉 @nathanbarry from ConvertKit
You can build a successful side project even in a very small niche
👉 @czue from Place Card Me