My name is Varga and I work as a full stack software engineer.
I just recently joined indie hackers because I wanted to create a side hustle that would eventually grow into my own business.
I couldn't really come up with anything that wasn't totally mind numbing for the longest time, for instance.. I don't want to create a drop shipping store or a simple blog. I wanted to create something that people would use as a web app, something where people can go in order to feel as if it actually benefits them in one way or another.
So this is what I came up with..
I play this game called Runescape, the oldschool version of it, and ever since I was young there's been multiple websites that helps people in various ways such as showing quest guides, item prices etc etc, and I figured I could build something similar.
And I know that making money in that game is something that people really enjoy so I figured I'd develop a website that does exactly that.. A website that helps people make money.
I would showcase ways for the player to make money and hope that they like it and would come back for more. Because I know I would.
Here is the issue, there are two other websites I know of that does pretty much the same thing but my website would have it's own special quirks to make it more unique.
One of the websites requires you to pay $1.99 a month to use it, the other one is free but it only has one of the features.
My website is currently free to use and I can't add Google Ads because I keep getting denied saying that I'm only using copied content even though it's not at all and my competitors get to use Google Ads.
I've been getting really good feedback on the website so far, it's been up for about 4 days and I've had 1,500+ unique visitors in total making it roughly 375+ a day and it's currently going up.
I have a Patreon for the page but so far I only have my friend that supports it.
So now I'm sitting here, thinking, should I keep going? The project is fun, but at the moment I'm essentially paying to code. I need to maintain the server hosting costs, which to be honest isn't all that much, but still, you get the idea. You want to at least break even when working on a fun project.
Should I make the website pay to use? Are my nerves just getting to me? Am I asking all this too soon?
If you want to check it out you can find it over at
Thank you for taking the time to read this! :-)
Good luck with your business!