Last week I quit my job and as of today, I am officially an Indie Hacker, working full-time on my project Mockoon! 🥳
For the past three years, my side-project went from being a tiny open-source project to a tool used by more than ten thousand developers every month around the world. The growth also started accelerating recently.
Going all-in is not only good for the project, but above all, it is the right choice for me and my family.
During these three years, I had a lot of ups and downs working on Mockoon. Periods of high productivity, periods of stress, complete breaks, but also one burnout.
It turns out having a side-project, even an open-source one with no customers can be daunting and stressful. It is also asking for a lot of attention. With a full-time job, the only attention I could give was during evenings and weekends. Even when I tried to avoid it at the maximum, I was still sacrificing time with my family. I told myself it was for the best until it was not anymore.
I know it won't be easy, but I am now ready to take this new and very different challenge, and most of all, reclaim my free time!
2021 is going to be exciting! 🚀