Hi again, Indie Hackers! 👏
I've been building harmonizely.com for over four years since the idea first popped into my head. Solo founder, fully bootstrapped while still working full time.
It's been a great experience. I couldn't believe that the biggest companies all over the world would use something I've built. It was a dream come true. Anyway, the competitor acquired it.
Here is how it started 👇
Over 4 years ago, an idea popped up in my head. I built an appointment scheduling app with the open CalDAV standard support. It was created from my own need and to gain more experience. I quickly realized that people have the same problem by reading the competitors' reviews. You can read my full story on how I bootstrapped it here.
It was a side project for me at the time, but I kept getting the new users coming organically.
In the beginning, I was doing there everything, starting from coding, answering customers and having the demo calls. When it was too much for me, a friend of mine jumped into work on the tech side so I could focus on other things.
The project was getting more and more organic traffic. More people were interested in it. I gradually minimized the number of hours in my full-time job. I started working 4 days a week. I ended working on my project full time over a few months.
There have been many ups and downs along the way, but I don't regret anything. I met amazing people who I still keep in touch with today.
What's next, then? I'm not stopping here, although I could already retire. I'm on a new project right now.
I would love to answer any questions you have 😊
Ask me anything!