microstartups September 24, 2020

Turning your side projects into a profitable micro startups

Fajar Siddiq 👨🏻‍💻🇸🇬🏝️ @fajarsiddiq

So I created a discussion group here at IH you can join if you are building your micro startups and your other or next micro-x's. The ultimate goal is to learn from other founders who are building their projects and turning it into profitable. I also look for articles and community about micro startups. I don't want to build a project that costs so much and save time. I like the idea of bootstrapped & independent on my projects. Building one small feature as a minimum viable product will be good to validate towards lean startup method. Some other things I've seen like MUP (Usable), MMP (Marketable), MLP (Loveable), MSP (Sellable) and even (SLC) simple, loveable & complete.

Join the chat here: https://t.me/microstartups
Join the discussions here: https://indiehackers.com/group/microstartups

I found some ways to tweak things online and keep it organized & categorize while doing my side projects and also turning it into a profitable business. https://fajarsiddiq.com/microstartups place where I put my domain and things I have to complete it soon.

I like to keep it short sharp and simple. I have my other businesses to grow and also things I learnt. Also, I like to share things what I do and information that is useful to others and nothing beats consistency and growth. I saw this pattern for 2 years and is not something it should be. It should be redirecting me to "Marie-kondo" everything. As it gets overwhelmed, I want to micro-manage everything. I just name it "micro-x" or "micro everything". Things should be simple and effective. I wrote a short article to get a glimpse of it
https://fajarsiddiq.substack.com/p/-micro-everything

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    Joined! Sounds like exactly what I'll want to do with Podcast Ping, as soon an I can finish my MVP in one hour a day 😀

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      Awesome welcome on board! just create post and submit your podcast ping if is done, that is crazy awesome MVP in one hour a day!!!! 💯

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        Not quite finished yet, but getting there!

        Will submit when ready to launch the MVP.

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          looking forward 💯 let's grow this group and keep sharing our mvp

  2. 3

    You could start a micro-movement around this, you know I love the concept of create features as small/micro projects, I think it's the best way to easily validate ;)

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      yes micro movement is what it is, is a great culture + easiest way to validate for sure. I agree. Best things come in small packages

  3. 3

    I have micro-joined! let's go!

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      thank you so much dude. Really appreciate it.
      let's discuss more. 💜

  4. 2

    Just joined! I struggle with launching any of my products because I feel like they have to lead to a huge startup... Switching my mindset to Micro might help me be okay with launching more small things often.

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      yes, getting the right mindset of doing things better is what it is.
      It helps me too. One at a time, you will get it done. You got this!

  5. 2

    Probably a month away from having an MVP.. so maybe not that micro? Looking forward to the group

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      you can build a landing page first, still a micro

  6. 2

    Super cool, I have been adopting this idea for some time now

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      thanks, 💯me too adapt

  7. 2

    Hey @fajarsiddiq—joined and looking forward to contributing! My start-up (www.outseta.com) is a tech stack specifically designed to help founders launch and validate micro-startups rapidly.

    1. 1

      thanks for joining ;) @GeoffRoberts awesome work.
      Do contribute. Just check out your site! nice work!

  8. 2

    Great idea, Fajar. Recently, I've build a super simple nano-app for myself and friends with only one power feature -- interval reminding. Don't even thought about making it public before I read your post.

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      Thank you so much for dropping by. That is great one power feature. 💯
      hope is ready to share it to public soon

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    Just joined, cool idea! I'm about to complete a side project in the e-commerce automation space that I've been working on for the last few weeks too, though I'm not sure if that would count as a micro-startup

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      yes you can call it micro startup, let's go thanks for joining start posting

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    Microstartups are exactly what I've been planning on doing. Thanks for setting this up and glad I am not alone in this. Hope to be able to contribute meaningfully to this group!

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      yeah man, let's just do something really simple and clear.
      MVP, 1 feature at a time and turn it profitable.
      Just post your thing, looking forward.
      I don't want to be alone too

  11. 2

    Just Joined.. Lets start learning from each other

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      appreciate it, just start posting and start making. Let's grow together

  12. 2

    Already joined, great idea man. Invite more people to make group live!

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      Thanks @musharof yes IH needs to have 10 people in the group so it goes live.
      I'm pretty excited to build more MVP's and turn it into microstartups.

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      You're most welcome, I'm in as well!

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