I love IH! This community is chock full of inspirational stories and people who successfully built a side project into a revenue driving biz. Just getting that far seems like a massive accomplishment to me, but so many of them are like +$50k/mo businesses! Again, that is super awesome and inspiring, but for many of us (god, hopefully I'm not alone) it's a little hard to relate to.
If your story matches the above description, please don't stop sharing! It really is amazing. But this is a call to all my fellow hackers who have a new half-baked idea every week. The ones who probably have at least one project they've been working on for months, and who need the inspiration, motivation and feedback from peers to get it out the door. Speak up, I'm here with you!
My passion project for months (who am I kidding, over a year) was a data analytics dashboard for ESPN fantasy football league decision making. I wasn't necessarily trying to turn it into a $MM business, I just wanted to launch a product that had low maintenance costs and at least a handful of people would use and love. Well, after working on it nights and weekends with not a lot of real urgency, 2 weeks ago ESPN shut down their old APIs and though there are new ones that have some of the same functionality, the historical data I was building my dashboards on appears to be mostly gone :/ ...depressing? Yes. But also, a great lesson in getting shit done and shipping product while you have the chance!
So if anyone is interested in forming a group to keep one another accountable for making progress day in and day out, and launching that project you've had on the back burner for months or years, holla atchya boy!
P.S. if anyone has any new #free-ideas, I'd appreciate those too