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I'm Officially an Indie Hacker

Tomorrow is my third week as an indie hacker!

I spent the last six years in private equity working closely on infrastructure financing. After years of observing this community and watching people launch projects, I took the leap and quit my job. I was continually inspired by the grit and tenacity of this group, as well as the creativity in developing passion projects. I'm so excited to be apart of this group.

Over the next two years, I plan on developing a handful of no-code apps, building an audience and eventually going all-in on a product that I've had on my mind for some time.

If you're at all interested, you can read more about my path here, and here.

As I get into the groove of being on my own, I would love the chance to talk to some of you who made the leap and are working happily on your own.

Let me know what you would all do differently if you're starting your IH journey all over again, or what you would recommend I do to engage in the community more.

Cheers,

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    Good luck!
    Don't fall in love with the idea that you carry for some time. If You're going to build several tools, be open to growing one of them if it gets traction

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      Thanks, Dan! Appreciate the feedback. I definitely struggle with deciding which ideas to pursue.

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    Good luck! If I could do anything differently, I'd go back and start smaller and simpler every time. I'd work on projects that took a few days instead of a few months. I'd make them smaller and better, rather than bigger and rushed.

    Let's see, I'd also be pickier with collaborators. It's way easier to build something together than alone, but you still have to be careful who you work with. I might use every project as an excuse to meet and work with someone who's potentially very talented.

    Finally, I'd do things I'm interested in. Goals matter, sure, but the process matters just as much. The old cliche that it's about the journey, not the destination, is important to heed. I'd make sure that, whatever I work on, the work itself is the point. So that when I hit my goal at the end, I don't lose my reason for working.

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      This is exactly what I need. I wrote in my blog post about wanting to do things because of a genuine desire to contribute to the problem. I shouldn't therefore do things for the sake of doing them, but because I find it interesting.

      How did you know which problem to focus on when you went indie?

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    Congrats on officially becoming an IndieHacker! I've been considering whether to make the jump myself as my contract will be ending in a few months 🤔

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      Amazing! Happy to chat through my experience if you need another's perspective.

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        Thanks for that. I'll probably end up creating a poll/post for it 😂

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    Welcome to the club!
    I was on the same board when I got started(multiple projects). Through the process, I learned that, I have to focus on one of them in order make this thing work.

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      Something I've been struggling with. I have so many things I want to do, it's been hard to chose just one.

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    Super exciting! Congrats on taking the leap!

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