I am a long time podcast listener who recently joined the community.
One post I found particularly interesting was Holy heck this is hard. Being a solo founder myself, I was curious about the revenue distribution of solo founders here on IndieHackers. That’s why I created a simply chart highlighting this distribution.
On the products page, I applied the following two filters:
And then I scrolled down for a while ;)
The first chart shows the revenue distribution for a total of 970 products matching the filters above.
785 (80.9%) products make less than 500 MRR, whereas 62 (6.4%) make more than 5,000 MRR. And then they are 37 (4.8%) „superstar products“ earning more than 10k every month (the second chart focuses on these products).
Overall, there seem to be few products in the mid-range of revenues: Either one is rather unsuccessful or very successful (although the cut at 10,000 dollars was of course arbitrarily chosen).
Finally, I want to share a few thoughts about this chart: