After reading the article "The Stairstep Approach to Bootstrapping" , I decided to focus on the following plan.
So far I've been a design agency co-founder (120k ARR), design leader for 5M+ users product (ticketswap.com), but it's my first time as an IndieHacker.
I set for myself two goals for these months:
Grow my network and build meaningful long-lasting relationship with like-minded people in the tech industry.
Disconnect my time from my income as much as possible. Stop selling my time and start selling products that will generate passive income.
Bigger network = more opportunities. The more people I know and have mutual trust with, the more opportunities will show up. My favourite quote is "your net-work is your net-worth"
Passive income = freedom. On top of this I'll learn how to build, market and sell products.
Keeping the stairstep approach in mind, the best way to start for me is to make a course on one of my biggest achievements in life.
"How I built a design agency, dropped out of university and reached €120k ARR"
This course will ignite the fire for me and will teach me how to ship, price and sell a simple product. The audience is clear and easy to identify so it feels like a good first shot. Once it's live I can focus on marketing and start building the next course. My goal is at the end of these 12 months to own at least 50% of my time.
What do you think?