MRR progress bar in profile: is it becoming viral?

Some days ago I stumbled upon a tweet from @dr saying that he added an MRR progress bar to his Twitter profile.


Then, @jsjoeio went above and beyond, automating it — inspired by @yongfook tweet.

@levelsio also jumped on this micro trend (micro seems to be a trending word nowadays) and is now featuring his MRR progress bar.

Then, a few more cropped up on my timeline:

Have you seen other indie hackers adding it to their profile? Are you also planning to create yours?

  1. 7

    thought it was a fun thing to add to my profile and it took me less than 15 mins to automate it.

    don't over-analyze any more than that.

  2. 5

    This is just a tool to show off. In the end influencer live off the fact that their audience didn't develop to the person they want to become:)

    And, actually, influencer don't strive for their audience and the audience succeeds. Because that means, the influencer would loose follower:)

    1. 1

      In the end influencer live off the fact that their audience didn't develop to the person they want to become:)

      That does make sense.

  3. 4

    It's a bit tacky, isn't it?

  4. 2

    @noahwbragg started a thread asking who else is doing it here

  5. 2

    Hey Leo, yup I was inspired by @demengchen to add it to mine and I used @jsjoeio 's node script to automate the Stripe data. As it's an extension of building in public, I love the motivation, encouragement, and camaraderie it brings by seeing fellow indiehackers all rooting for each other to reach their goals and sharing their progress.

  6. 2

    Yes there are few others like noahwbragg, volodarik, damengchen

    Not sure if you I'm going to do it.

  7. 1

    Nice post! I was going to write something up on this but looks like I don't have to. :)

  8. 1

    It's a nice to have.. maybe it's an ego thing.. I dunno, there's not too much value there.

  9. 1
    1. Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to do this?

    2. Could something similar be accomplished using IFTTT or Zapier?

      1. 2

        @jsjoeio Thank you! Seriously, so helpful!

  10. 1

    Question, why the focus on revenue when intuitively, net income or take home is what matters?

    1. 1
      1. Revenue's the bigger number, so it looks better 🤷‍♂️
      2. Stripe can easily report revenue, but I can't think of an API that would easily report your net income for this purpose.
  11. 1

    Thanks for the mention, Leo! I've seen a couple others add it. It would be cool to have a Twitter List of all the indie hackers using it.

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