Okay, first of all, I apologize for the clickbait title. I don't really believe no code is no good. If you know me, this should be obvious because I'm not a developer and have built 5+ websites and side projects using no code tools. Clearly I'm a big fan of no code and how it empowers everyone to build things.
The only reason I've been able to build so many projects is because of these great no code tools:
If you're reading this, I have to assume you have a decent amount of knowledge about no code tools. If not, let me give you a brief overview.
These tools (and plenty of others) allow anyone to create websites, web apps, and mobile apps. I'd venture to say that 90-95% of your side project/business ideas can be built without needing to code. No code tools are democratizing the software industry and making it possible for anyone to build their ideas without needing to code.
The first project I built was Roaster List. I had the idea for Roaster List because I was curious how many specialty coffee roasters exist and compile them in a single spot. I decided to use Sheet2Site because I could create a simple list website within a few minutes. Then I researched specialty coffee roasters and added as many as I could in an hour or so.
I was able to launch within 24 hours and officially built my first website and software product. I was hooked.
My problem is that I have spent way too much time building tools and dividing my time between 3+ projects at a time.
"That's not a problem with no code, that's your problem."
Yes, that's true. But because of the capabilities of no code, I've halfway built multiple side projects without following through on my plans any of them. Here's a quick list of my projects:
To clarify, these are just the projects that I started and built a website for. I have plenty of ideas that I've considered but haven't pursued. No code has given me the ability to do that. In fact, I recently tweeted a list of ideas that I decided I didn't have time for.
But the cost to this is that I haven't really focused on any of these.
I've decided that I need to narrow down my focus, stop building things for the sake of it, and stick with one idea until I know it is (or isn't) the one.
If you need a half-baked idea with a great plan to revenue, feel free to take a look at what I have. I'll be more than happy to give you my path for each idea/project and help you get it off the ground.
If you've read this far, I hope you realize that no code can enable you to flex your creative muscles. I love what I'm capable of doing with no code tools. I will absolutely be coming up with new ideas, but will be a lot more careful with what I decide to pursue.