I'll use this section to document my journey. I don't have a blog, don't wish to use other social media. The only people that would care about my journey anyways are fellow indie hackers.
I had the idea last year maybe in the middle of the year, then late last year I thought about the idea again, and beginning of 2021, I decided to do it. It's yet another consumer app. Nothing special, but why not. I had this idea because of my own personal itch so I'm building it to solve my own problem.
Various competitions/similar app on the app stores, but nothing special. The one that's closest to my idea is free with about 500 downloads, and has been around since 2018 and was updated this month.
I did the math in my head and believe I have about 10 million potential customers. I definitely should be able to get more than 500 downloads, but that will of course take marketing and sales which I know nothing of, but will be forced to learn. B2C apps is very hard. consumers are cheap and have been trained not to pay for apps, but I can't just build for free. The app will need a backend server and resources so will have running costs that go up with each user.
I work full-time with kids, so this is a side project for real. 15mins here, 30mins there, and hopefully it adds up. The goal is to go from beer money to diaper money to daddy toy's money to real money.
Wish me luck. Gonna need tons of it.