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I'm a blogger and developer. Writing at offlinemark.com, indie hacking at timestamps.me.
September 18, 2020
The "Early Stage Founder" Card
As the founder of an early stage company, you have a unique tool you can use, but it only lasts for a limited time. It's the "Early Stage Founder" card. You can…
September 4, 2020
The downside of a novel product
There are pros and cons to selling a product based on "novel" technology. Selling has two phases. First, the customer needs to understand the problem they are h…
August 25, 2020
Realizing that you are the end of line
This was perhaps the most important lesson I learned from being a solo founder. As the founder and CEO of a small business, you are the end of the line. There i…
August 4, 2020
I just reverted my app back to 100% free
I decided to revert Timestamps back to free for everyone. At this point, it's clear to me that the problem I chose to solve is not a suitable problem to start a…
June 24, 2020
3 Life skills I learned from Indie Hackers
Even though I've only achieved modest success as an indie hacker, I've learned many valuable skills that will make me more successful in other areas of my life,…
June 21, 2020
Advice for finding mentorship
Here's a few of my insights from the past few months of personally finding mentorship and listening to hours and hours of the Indie Hacker podcast :) Interact w…
June 19, 2020
People hate surveys, but like being interviewed
Instead of posting a link to a survey in a Facebook group with potential customers, post that you're doing a research project and would love to interview some p…
June 4, 2020
Got my first hate mail
I got my first hate mail today :( I'm transitioning timestamps.fm from a free web app to a paid product, and my first experiment was charging a flat $1 per usag…
June 1, 2020
How to prepare for my first enterprise sales negotiation?
It's not technically real "enterprise" sales - but the (small) company I'm selling to would like a custom, bulk pricing plan. They reached out to me expressing …
May 30, 2020
How I got visitors to engage with my live chat
I've had a Drift chat widget on timestamps.fm for over a month, but until this week, I had literally 0 conversations, despite having ~50 visitors a day. Here's …
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