I just got my first paying customer! 😍 🔥 🚀
One month ago, I started to write a guide to help new engineering managers to success in this difficult career change. I've been there and I'm now mentoring engineering managers for a few years now. Lot of common questions are coming up during mentoring sessions and I wanted to gather all I learned in a guide: The Engineering Manager's Survival Guide.
I started to work on it without making it public, because I was not sure to manage to finish it, or I was afraid it will not be a success.
It was a very bad strategy, and even if the guide is still in progress, I decided to make it public now:
I published this guide on Gumroad by using the pre-order mode: https://gum.co/the-engineering-managers-survival-guide
And it happened! I got my very first pre-order! 🎉
I wanted to first share this news with you my dear indie hackers. Our community is an invaluable support in our respective journey. ❤
If I had one advice to share from this experience: make your work public, talk about it, as soon as possible. 💡
I feel full of energy, I'll now get back to writing some more chapters! 📝 🔥 🚀