I'm a developer and business bootstrapper from Scotland, currently building WordPress plugins for the delivery / transportation industry with an app and Alexa skill in the pipeline and this is my first indiehackers post.
Productivity is everything when you are a solo founder or are building a business on the side.
As we all know, there are a lot of non-development tasks that come with building a business, such as writing marketing copy, customer service, managing team members, writing specs, product testing etc.
As a longtime developer I have learned through experience how I can be most productive when working on code. I plan my own dev tasks the previous day and work on them when I am most focused - either first thing in the morning or just after my morning walk with the dog.
I'm curious to hear: How do the owner/developers out there manage their time and energy when it comes to those tasks they don't love as much as writing code?
Personally I feel real resistance to certain types of tasks. Writing marketing copy is probably the one I have trouble with the most and in some ways I find it more challenging than developing the product.
I've heard of a few approaches such as spending small time per day writing, such as the first hour, or blocking a day per week off the calendar and only working on marketing or other non-dev tasks.
I'm curious - what works for you? Is it all about the schedule? Energy management? Outsourcing?
Thanks for reading!