Last year I made $693 from my side projects. We're six months into 2021 and I just hit $1k USD ($1347 AUD) from side projects. Hooray!
I know this number is small. I've found a motivating way to frame this trickle of income. For each side project I think of a monthly expense it covers.
Here are the side projects. Each one has the dollars-per-month value and an expense it can cover.
Of course way more hours go into the development than is covered by the income. That's ok. I'm having fun and I'm learning a lot.
I've learned that I can build things that people will buy. I wasn't sure about that a year or two ago. I used to only do non-commercial open source projects.
I'm going to keep building things. I'm going to keep working on ways for people to find those things. I'm going to keep exploring the space of things I can build that people want and need.
Right now I am working on:
I just love building stuff.