January 17, 2021

Welcome, introduce yourself! (Week of Jan 17th)

Rosie Sherry @rosiesherry

Rosie here -- the Indie Hackers community manager. Welcome! 👋

This short guide is meant to help you get the most out of Indie Hackers.

First, introduce yourself!

Indie Hackers is a community of people helping each other build profitable businesses and side projects. The key word here is "community." Don't be shy!

For starters, take a second to introduce yourself and share your goals in the comments below. 👇

Just say a few words about who you are, why you're here, and what you hope to accomplish or learn.

Take a moment to say hello to someone else as well!

Dive into learning.

We've interviewed hundreds of successful indie hackers. I recommend reading a few of their stories. It's a great way to get an overview of what's possible.

If you prefer audio to reading, check out the Indie Hackers Podcast Network and find a show you like.

Now is the best time to start.

There's no time like the present. Check out the "Start Here" page for a list of practical steps and articles that can help you take action.

Not only will it help you get started, but it should also introduce you to some of the best parts of the Indie Hackers community.

Good luck!

This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you're ever feeling lost or confused, post a question in the Meta group, or tag me (@rosiesherry) in any comment or post.

Don't forget to introduce yourself and say hi to someone else below! 🤗

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    HI guys! My name is Max Drut and I'm super passionate about building products that change peoples' lives. My previous startup got acuired last. year (DTC e-com last mile logistics and delivery), when I was 22.

    I'm currently rolling out an MVP for live stream shopping or social shopping widget/api (huge trend in China that's definitely spilling over to state). Im scrapping the MVP with $500 the my design skills. Got 3 beta signups so far!

    Happy to be a part of this community

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      I think that’s a really interesting space if you want to bounce some ideas around at some point.... I’ve been in Ecommerce for a long time time and constantly like to try and push new ideas there.

      No one seems to have made a modern QVC yet...

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      I come from the fashion and retail industry and would love to try this out! I'm also developing a service for ecommerce retailers and would love to chat.

    3. 1

      Would love to try it out if you have a demo!

    4. 1

      Wow! That sounds amazing! Can i try it out too?

      1. 1

        can I try it too?

  2. 6

    Hi everyone, my name is Marie, I have a full time job but also run several side projects, including a newsletter on emerging trends called "In bed with social". I've been wanting to join the community for a long time and I know a couple of people here that are active. Looking forward to learning from you all!
    Happy to be part of the community ;)

    1. 1

      👋 Hello, nice to see you here.

    2. 1

      Hi Marie,
      that sounds exciting. I'll sign up and look forward to receiving your impressions and insights!

    3. 1

      I happened to have just signed up to your newsletter last week and received first edition today. Looking forward to checking out more!

  3. 4

    Hey Indie Hackers,

    My name is Jasper and I'm addicted to building products that change the way people work and live. I'm currently building GoodTime.io, which is changing how people meet with one another.

    Today we're focusing on helping candidates meet the right interviewers so they can get jobs at amazing companies like Airbnb, Stripe, Zoom, and more.

    Happy to talk shop about engineering, product, design or how we got to $1M in revenue in a year. Thanks so much for welcoming me to the community!

  4. 3

    Hello Everyone, my name is Corey and I am the co-founder of Royal VI a luxury watch brand based out of Dallas, Tx. One thing we know about the entrepreneur journey is that how we use our time is important. So, we have a new publication/community that we are starting to help founders on their path to success. Our watches are the daily reminder of the core values of the brand immense action, taking control, and escaping the status quo. I am excited to be able to share and learn from each and everyone of you on this journey.

    1. 2

      sweet, is your website up?

      1. 1

        Hello, Pinotio

        We are currently undergoing some updates to our design! I will be sure to get you a link as soon as it is completed.

    2. 2

      Greetings from a fellow resident of DFW! Backendless is also based here in the metroplex, so it's great to see startups coming out of the area.

      1. 1

        Hey Chris,

        Awesome platform. We would love to connect with you and see how things work. I think this could be a great asset!

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          The best way to get started is to check out our free Udemy course (https://www.udemy.com/course/mobile-web-app-development-without-coding-with-backendless-ui-builder/) and free Masterclass (https://backendless.com/no-code-app-building-masterclass/). We also have a Missions system that gives you hands-on guidance for learning the backend. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out! My email is chris (at) backendless.com :)

      2. 1

        Hi Chris! It's awesome to see other local startups. I just checked out your website... we would be interested in getting a trial to see how the platform works !

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          We have a free 30-day trial when you sign up as well as a free "Missions" system that helps you learn the platform and unlock our permanent free Springboard plan. We also have a free Udemy course (https://www.udemy.com/course/mobile-web-app-development-without-coding-with-backendless-ui-builder/) and free Masterclass (https://backendless.com/no-code-app-building-masterclass/) to help you learn. Lots of great resources for new users!

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            Awesome! Thank you for the response Chris. We would love to connect and learn more about you, your company, and your experience. Do you have time to grab coffee sometime next week?

  5. 3

    Hello, I'm Jackson. I work in Software Engineering and Data Science field and on side projects developing an idea about personal finances management. I'm here looking for other solo founders' experiences, mainly about SaaS, and may in the future I can share the experience too about the ideas I'm starting to develop. My goals are to achieve financial freedom and travel the world.

  6. 3

    Hi, my name is Michal.
    I am graduated in Statistics and Business.
    I have been working as a ML consultant for 4years, and started to build web app 2 years ago.
    I have been bootstrapping for 2 years, and started this year to get some revenue. I want to take bootstrapping more seriously and learn from people that succeded in building their financial freedom!

  7. 3

    Hi, I'm Jason Tillery. I'm the co-founder of a software company called Buildout in Chicago. We bootstrapped the company to ramen profitable and then on to the point where we started hiring. We've since brought on multiple investors and over a hundred employees. I love talking to people about startups and I'm looking forward to participating in the community here.

  8. 2

    Hi everyone,

    Another software developer here! I'm a backend Ruby on Rails developer that has 10+ years experience working for an agency. That career is coming to an end in a few months, so I want to try to develop a product myself in the coming year.
    I've seen multiple customers forgetting marketing & sales or not validating their idea, so I hope to skip those pitfalls.
    I'm currently researching a number of ideas and hope to have a head start when I can switch full time to my new indie career!

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      Sounds great! I've definitely been guilty of building before validating before. Best of luck

  9. 2

    hi guys, i'm Richard Zuzeyo a designer from Cape town south africa. In my job i do web design and frontend web development and i have i have been in this job for the past year and now i would like to extend my earning , i tried to do freelancing bt it didn't workout well and recently i thought of starting a youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcqlinj6-ZvL3ecCR0yuyoA and now i working on to create quality content and grow it

  10. 2

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Kamil, I was always a guy that does a lot of things, I basically started my first "service" business on the 2nd year of college. Now 10 years later I was involved in over a dozen projects, initiatives and businesses. Last year I started shaping myself and all the activities I am doing into a way of being independent man. I would love to share my whole story in an article that I am about to publish.

    For now I just want to share with you my latest child which is a family of Slack bots under a "ubots" brand: https://ubots.xyz/.

    After 10 months from launch we have over 4000 active installations, real MRR, we just released a beta program in our newest bot (https://ubots.xyz/expenses/beta/) and we are thinking about hiring first real employee for marketing activities.

  11. 2

    Hello All,

    My name is Mike and I am the stratup founder of a cybersecurity software-as-a-solution (SaaS). I coded and built the system myself and now looking to bring the solution to market. I know the security space is crowded but I know what I created can be useful and help businesses in the modern cloud based world.

  12. 2

    Hi folks, I'm Ronan McGovern - based now in Ireland. My startup (beer concentration spinout from MIT) recently got acquired. I'm now writing on RonanMcGovern.com about emerging business opportunities. I'm currently working on projects in DeFi and Home Antigen testing for COVID.

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      Hi Ronan!
      I spent a month in Ireland on a study abroad trip in college and loved the entrepreneurial spirit. I'm curious, are you from Ireland or did you move there for business?

      I'd love to work out of Dublin for a couple of years in the future.

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        Nice Sophia! Yeah I'm from Ireland but went to MIT for grad school and ran my startup there. I just moved back when the sale happened and am in Dublin - yeah, it's a good spot, r

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          Aah, gotcha. Very cool!

  13. 2

    Hey guys 😁 Software developer, just starting out my startup journey. Love the indie hacker podcasts and it's finally time to join this community and contribute.

    My goal is simple: freedom! I want to work on projects I love and with people I admire.

    I actually really do enjoy my 9-5 job, I'm lucky enough to be working at a great company with some amazing people. But my desire to be a digital nomad and build my own products and companies is too great. At the moment, I'm juggling both 🙂

  14. 2

    I'm Lydéric Dutillieux, a french software engineer that wants to shape the world for a sustainable future.
    I'm about to create Ponceleo, a platform/app to register, track objects health and get maintenance advice to expand the lifespan of everything you own !
    Just DM me if you want to know more, it would be a pleasure to answer !

  15. 2

    Hi IH! Joris W. van Rijn, from the Netherlands. Founder of a software studio, called Dutch Coding Company, and a digital educative publisher, called CodeSkillz. I left Dutch Coding Company after 4 yours after growing it to 12FTE. My heart belongs to the startup game.

    My mission: Creating awesome things with beautiful people.

    1. 2

      Welcome @joriswvanrijn, happy to see you here!

    2. 1

      Hey there Joris! I'm Webster from Amsterdam. Good luck with your exciting builds 🚀 If you ever want to bounce ideas off a [non-tecky] person, feel free to contact me.

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  17. 1

    Hey everyone! I got my SaaSWiz. 8 years in Silicon Valley, 2 years trying to make money online. After 3 failed projects in 2020, my 4th SaaS made $12K in it's first month and is currently a 5-figure monthly revenue stream. Currently I'm building out my SaaS Empire.

  18. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Piash Alam. I work full-time and work on a couple of side projects. One of them is the DTC eCom site Boneshaker Bikes (https://boneshaker.bike). I find the Indie Hackers community very inspiring, and I am joining to interact with the community more actively.

    Happy to be here!

  19. 1

    Hey! My name is Maciek, and I started my side-project this year, so I'm a rookie here.

    I've been running an explainer video company for a couple of years. But I got tired of working on commercial projects only.

    So I decided to use my visual explanations skills to do something more artistic and fun. And I started to visualize the quotes and concepts that I find interesting. So I set up a Twitter account (Stay Luminous) where I post the new visual every day.

    I have no idea where it will lead me, but I hope that it ends with some independent business that helps people.

  20. 1

    Hey guys Adhi here. I am currently working on open agile smm platform. Currently lloking to find right niche audience for it.

  21. 1

    Hey everyone! I'm Nilay. I'm an avid DIYer, Web developer and a IOT/Robotics engineer. I've built multiple projects. You can check some of my non-professional work at https://creations.nilay.cc/.

    I've started programming since a decade ago(I'm 25 now) and would like to take up bigger and better projects that I cant do alone. Looking forward to connecting with amazing people who share my goals in multi-domain fields of dawning tech in IOT, Robotics, AI and Web!
    Best wishes to everyone! onwards and upwards 🚀

  22. 1

    Hello fellow indiehackers!
    My name is Mito. Happy to meet all of you here.
    A little about myself: haunted by many crazy business ideas and implemented some of them :)
    Former non-profit exec, gig economy freelancer, helped several startups, finished YC online startup school and PM course at Stanford.
    Now working on decentralized client reviews solution for freelance industry. Open to collabs.
    Looking to network and bounce ideas!

  23. 1

    Hello everyone! I'm Luke from London, finally joining after lurking for a few months.

    I'm a full time big data engineer (mainly working with Apache Spark and Scala if you're interested) and I'm looking to become a more prolific indie hacker on the side.

    Since the start of the year I launched a super simple site for generating binaural beats - launching on product hunt https://www.producthunt.com/posts/binaural-focus.

    I'm looking to learn from the wealth of experience in this community, and give back wherever I can!

  24. 1

    Hi Everyone, my name is Ye Myint Oo, You can call me as 'Ye'. I am software engineer and really interested in cloud computing, home lab, software designs, High Computing, and architecture. As being a software engineer, I have poor skill in building product. Shipping your idea to product is not a easy task. I believe that I can learn a lot of things from here. Regards

  25. 1

    Hi, my name is Matthias and I am an iOS developer living in Vienna, Austria. In my day job I am leading the iOS team at all about apps, but I love to work on smaller hobby projects. Together with my wife, we founded Tinkado where we develop fun apps for kids.
    Our latest project is FlipKit, a flipbook animation app for iPads, check it out at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flipkit-flipbook-animations/id1507694594

  26. 1

    Hi My name is Muku,
    I am still figuring thinks out, I want to raise my skills, learn from others and build awesome things

  27. 1

    Hello my name is Lynette, I am a Business Consultant and I help businesses get funding. I am looking forward to meeting others and learning.

  28. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Paola. I recently graduated from school, I got my degree in Business Management and now I'm currently working in 2 startups! I'm passionate by marketing and my goal is to become a pro for SAS Marketing!
    Looking forward to learning from you all!

  29. 1

    Hi, I'm Carrie. I am a non technical founder building a new way to purchase original photography content. I am passionate about art, photography, fashion, tech, building systems, process improvements and always learning about the next big product, app or startup idea. I love meeting interesting people and sharing ideas.

  30. 1

    Hi all! I'm Marcus Detry. I'm building a college fantasy sports app called The Draft Board. I was going to launch last year, but held off due to the uncertainty around the college football season. This is the 4th company I've founded, so I'm looking forward to learning from others in this community.

    My other companies were in marketplaces, mobile payment, DTC, and now games/sports.

  31. 1

    Hi everyone, I'm Yan and I work full-time at an fund focused on angel, pre-seed and seed rounds startups in Latin America. As one of the co-founders like to say, it's as if YC and Angel List had a Latin baby. I'm Employee #1 and have been in the company since day 0, I help with tech, product and operations, but not restricted to it (teammates kindly refer to me as a swiss army knife).

    Thrilled to meet other hackers here =)

  32. 1

    Lars Wikman here, currently freelance consulting and constantly pondering product ideas.

    Very involved in the Elixir community and ecosystem. So if you are curious about that stuff don't hesitate to get in touch.

  33. 1

    Hi Rosie,

    I just heard about this platform on ClubHouse which I joined last night. So lots of new experiences, information, sign ups to new platforms and I am feeling somewhat daunted! Haha

    I am an established DJ, Producer and music maker. I performed in front of over 100,000 people in the last 8 months with a popstart.

    I am also a Java programmer and wish to create a solution that will serve my career as a creative. Once it works, I'd like to offer it to my other creatives that need help with automating business processes to make a living so they can focus on creating!

    I wish to share my idea with you guys in hope of finding a collaborator.

    Look forward to the adventures on here.



  34. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm new to the startup game, currently helping to develop a new job search platform that uses AI and heaps of data to create a personalised and simple job search experience.

    We have three types of job search, including remote jobs and internships. We are looking to build our user base and get some feedback on the product but I am joining the community to learn about other startup experiences and find out more about everyone's journey to gain some insights.

    If you want to check out the platform I am working on with our founders, you can find us at careersaas.com.

    I look forward to learning more from you!

  35. 1

    Hi everyone! I'm Kevin, great to meet you all. I am UK based and have a headhunting / HR background. I am passionate about helping people from all backgrounds reskill and futureproof their careers. Hoping to launch a product soon to help everyone do just that. Always happy to make connections and lend a hand if I can. Indie hackers resources have already helped me lots so I'm excited about finally becoming part of the community.

  36. 1

    Hi everyone, my name is Hakim, I have a full time job but also run several side projects. Looking forward to learning from you all!
    Happy to be part of the community ;)

  37. 1

    Hi everyone, my name is Josh and I'm so excited to find this community. After 10 years devoting myself fully to music and nurturing a side interest in tech I made a career change to software development during Covid. I currently work for a startup studio with a great team where I get to dream up a new project I can start from the ground up. I live and breathe the creator economy space, and am exploring ideas to help creative people make better connections with each other and build an audience.
    Looking forward to connecting and learning from you! Let me know if you have any projects you'd like me to check out.

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      Awesome. What’s the studio?

  38. 1

    Hi! My name's Phillip from Thailand, I have build tons of apps that gain no tractions for the last 5 years. (I know, madness)

    Been brainwashing myself and here are my goals.

    • customer focused
    • saas!
    • mvp should really take less than 2 weeks

    Trying to get inspired :)

  39. 1

    Hello Hackers!

    I'm Jose, the Founder of a public professional startup community, StartupStarter. We provide business solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and investors.

    We're launching our Beta now and would love to offer everyone here free premium memberships of your choice. You'll get over $200K worth of product and deals for free, access to fundraising software, a launch pad, leads of all sorts and much more.

    Your feedback is hugely appreciated!

    Hope to see you guys inside: https://startupstarter.co


    1. 1

      Just signed up! Looks great inside. How do I access the products/deals?

      1. 1

        Did you sign up for a founder membership? look under deals for perks, look under funding for access to funds and funding management software. Make sure to set up your OnePager!

  40. 1

    Hello, I’m Aletheia from Canada / France 🙋🏻‍♀️ I have a FT day job in EdTech and digital literacy that I love, but as a UX designer I’m always hungry to create. Here by way of @kevon, who encouraged me to get started on my building journey by joining this here community 😉 I’m working on birthing two projects at the same time — one is an MVP to help governments with more sustainable education planning in developing countries (building this in partnership with unesco) and the other project is a newsletter with tips on being a mindful, inclusive colleague in a remote workplace.

    Really excited to learn from this community and to support one another in the creator’s journey! 💫

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      Very excited to have you here Aletheia :)!!

  41. 1

    Hey guys!
    My name is Raafat. I am a tech entrepreneur based in Berlin. My always passion and hope is to build awsome product that is used by large base of users. My previous startup in the last couple of years(in the IOT space) unfortunately didnt go well. Currently I am working on side project in the fintech which includes Blockchain int it and i am trying to figure out how to scale it up. At the moment am looking for tech cofounder to join my venture in still its incubation stage. I am happy to share more information and talk to you if you are interested in cofounding a venture or if u know someone might be interested.

    I am excited to join this Community and I hope that i can add value and positive energy to this community that benefits all. Looking forward to chatting with you!

  42. 1

    Hi, everyone my name is Mantas. Haven't got huge product launch or startup like most indiehackers do here. Hope to pick up some new ideas ...

    Currently now I'm working on several websites . One of my projects is https://seorankingchecker.com so if you want to optimize your home page or specific page for search engines like Google feel free to run a test, find issues and download pdf report completely free.

  43. 1

    Hi! I'm Matias, based out of Lima, Peru & the Bay Area, US. I've worked in product operations and being a generalist at different startups. Also have experience in finance and public markets.
    Right now, I'm co-founding a used tech hardware marketplace. Will launch a wait list and subsequent MVP in the next couple weeks!
    Nice to meet you all

  44. 1

    Hi Indiehackers! My name is Possible Jerry and I am provide cold outreach to B2B SaaS and Tech companies. I'm hoping to provide as much value as I gain in this community and hopefully, even more.

    And yes, I was named Possible by my parents.

  45. 1

    Hi Guys, My name is Enny and I am deeply interested in making an impact, open to collaboration and building new partnerships.

    I am currently working on my Startup - Amplifora which lets new, emerging & top music artists/bands to easily find and hire the services of trusted industry professionals. Check it out: http://www.amplifora.com/

    I'd be happy to receive your feedback & connect. Also, kindly share with peers that might find it useful. Thanks.

  46. 1

    Hey, that's K. here.

    Looking forward to this new ( for me ) community!

  47. 1

    Hi there! I'm Alexandre and I've been building products and services for 25+ years.

    I'm currently working on a new platform for team collaboration with focus on professional and personal life split, just as to make feasible immediate and short communications among team members.

    I'll be happy to help you with your challenges!

  48. 1

    Hello everyone, My name is Rula, I'm from Syria living in Turkey. Im workin on. a new e-commerce project and was thrilled to see a group of motivated people like you!

    Happy to be a part go this community!


  49. 1

    Hello Hackers! I am Shyam. By title, I am working as a Data Scientist in a company. However, I am proud to say that I am striving to develop SaaS products for wider adoption. Over the period I have developed different products. Most of it just ended as experience.

    My recent attempt is https://socialimageai.com. I am here to learn about other founders/products and potentially find a partner.

  50. 1

    Hi friends, my name is Prathees from India. I work in a saas product company. Looking forward to connecting with this wonderful community.

    Very recently, I started working on a side project to aggregate Popular daily technology news and discussions - https://www.toptechlets.com/

    Happy to be a part of this community !

  51. 1

    Hello fellow Indies! My name is Aadil and I’m a long time wantreprenuer lurking on different places to start a business and always come short. I’ve decided that this is the year I’ll finally attain my goal to be an entrepreneur and take the first step. I am a full time graduate student and have some knowledge in cloud computing. I’m looking to start a Saas project, so if anyone is interested let me know.

    Good luck to all the indies in the community and let’s make it happen this year!!

  52. 1

    Hi good people of Indiehackers!

    My name is Ida and I'm the Head of Platform at the Nordic VC byFounders. I run a community of ~300 people consisting of our portfolio founders and team members, our expert network and LPs in the fund. Currently I'm looking for a better way to engage this community, and what better way to start than here :) Looking forward to being part of this, don't hesitate to get in touch.


  53. 1

    Hey everyone! My name is Ken. I'm a JavaScript developer who got my first job without any previous experience or formal education back in 2014.

    Now I want to create a course and mentoring group to help other aspiring devs do the same. I have the MVP up and running at lever.so.

    Looking forward to learning from this group and contributing whatever knowledge I can!

  54. 1

    Hey everyone, I'm Jake. Im sure everyone has seen or used Product Hunt or Reddit. Ever wonder how those companies get product of the day or lots of votes and comments? Most likely they've came to my team. I specialize in getting your product exposure through connections we have in the industry and influencers. I'd love to connect and help makers.

  55. 1

    Hey everyone, I'm Lindsay and I'm building a service (Storavalu) to help you literally cash out of bitcoin. I mean getting actual cash without going through your bank.
    Would you use a service like this?

    This service essentially lets you buy goods from Walmart with your bitcoin/ crypto but with the option of returning the item for cash, like a normal return. The way you can get cash with a return is if cash was the original payment method and you have the original receipt. That is where the service comes in. The service accepts bitcoin as payment, converts to fiat, then pays in store with cash for you.

    Feedback appreciated!


  56. 1

    Hello! My name is Ibrahima DIouf and I'm super enthousiast about conceiving and implementing products that change peoples lives. Right now I'm a freelancer looking for job opportunities in that way.

    Happy to be a part of this community

  57. 1

    Hey y'all, my name is Rory and I'm super excited to join the Indie Hackers community! I'm currently working on a project in the B2B SaaS space. Specifically, I'm building a tool to drive excellence in SaaS product demos called Ranger (www.rangerdemo.com). The main goals are to help teams create shareable, targeted demo environments with little setup time. Ranger helps teams spend their time telling the right story for their customers.

    I've just got a public landing page now which I'd love some feedback on and I am working on the tool over the coming weeks months. Happy to answer any questions.

  58. 1

    Hey! 👋

    Working on a smart device for bathroom privacy called Loodio.

    Website: https://Loodio.com

    Demo video: https://youtu.be/SOPZ8-Ptk2E

    Launching a Kickstarter next month!

    Also founder and currently CEO of Server.pro since 2015.


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      Oh and I’m currently living in Amsterdam for 5 months and would love to hook up with other hackers! Especially designers!

  59. 1

    Hi everyone,I am Petr, me and my friends are building a platform for asycnhronous hiring and are gonna launch soon . Looking forward to share it with you and hear your feedback! Have an amazing day!

  60. 1

    Hello, my name is Michal, just recently I came out of IT University and started working full time as web developer in small company. At school I just fiddle with everything but did not take it much seriosly. But recently I found passion in graphic field. I've been visiting this site/comunity recently and felt like here is so much to learn.

    Looking forward to know some people here and learn new things :)

  61. 1

    Hey everyone, I'm Taras! I used to run an e-commerce store selling crypto merch called Crypto Daddy (great name, I know) which I sold a few years ago. Currently looking into new projects!

  62. 1

    Hi folks, My name is Samet, I have a full time job but also run a startup (👉🏻 producter.co), that is product management tool end to end. I'm happy to be part of the community, I'll share my product updates regularly. If you want to be aware of us and become our beta user, you can submit your email in our website.⚡

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    Hey! My name is Tom Swift, and have been a full-time solo web dev/app dev consultant since about 2006 - but for the last the year or so have been trying to build some products that can drive some recurring revenue. So I'm excited to join the community and learn as much as I can. I am always coming up with ideas, so I hope to learn about ways to test, validate, and market my original ideas.

    Currently building a Covid-19 vaccine volunteer matching service to get shots in arms before the vaccines can end up in the trash. - I don't want to spam, just reach out, I'd love to talk your ear off about it. AND get your feedback. Currently on day 5 of building (1/21/21)

    Thanks allowing me an opportunity to join this community!

  65. 1

    Hello there! My name is Cristian, I am 32 years old, from Romania, programming since 2015, I built a Luxury River Cruise ships agency called Aurasjobs (https://www.aurasjobs.ro/?lang=en) which in 2 years arrived at a monthly income of 5000 Euro/monthly. Due to the Covid situation, all cruises are blocked. Reason why I joined and finished Microverse Remote Programming School which I managed to finish in 5 months. I am actively searching for a permanent developer job but I also have lot's of ideas of startups.

    I am very passionate about programming, building projects and helping others. I am curious what my experience with Indiehackers will be.

    Best regards,
    Cristian Ceamatu

  66. 1

    Hi guys!
    I'm Federico from Italy, currently working for tagvenue.com.
    We introduced few months ago a team building platform (virtual.tagvenue.com), with a great success for Christmas (more than 300 companies bought it!), but we are struggling now to acquire more interested users.

    I'm here to find and share ideas about sales and marketing, mostly with no budget LOL!

  67. 1

    Hi everyone! I'm working full time in mental health tech & am starting a company in the space as well called Equal Health. I'm on a mission to make mental health services accessible to everyone. I'm currently working on my MVP and would love some help!

  68. 1

    Hi guys! My name is Dave, I am super passionate about building stuff in the ecommerce space. I previously built a web app for apartment hunting by students as a side project, signed up thousands of users and hundreds of apartments.
    I am currently building an MVP for an ecommerce app driven by local retailers and shoppers. Got 5 major beta signups so far! I am technical but don't code except for SQL.
    Glad and excited to be a part of this community!

    1. 1

      Hi Dave! I am building something for ecommerce retailers that might be of interest to you. I'm new here but would love to learn more about what you're working on.

      1. 1

        Hi Carrie! Good to hear from you. I am working on an ecommerce app that deviates from the way typical ecommerce works. I have explained it here: https://www.lumacart.com . Feel free to reply with questions if you need more clarity on the idea. What are you working on?

  69. 1

    Hi! My name's Gabbie and I'm a rising freshman majoring in Economics & Stats in Hong Kong. I use to run a stationary store in primary school (which failed), multiple of Instagram accounts to sell bits and bob, and an ecommerce site (that sorta worked since it generated over thousands of revenue - good enough for lunch money - and sold the domain eventually!).

    My latest venture is a Facebook group (for the mean time but we're on Instagram too) where students across Asia (@asiastartupsama) can rely on for support and inspiration (since there's a lot of places where entrepreneurship is not encouraged) which is why I'm on Indie Hackers to learn a thing or two about community building. Hoping to connect with people here on the platform along the way too :)

  70. 1

    Hello everyone. My name is Ashwani Paliwal. I am a systems programmer and an information security evangelist. I am working on building my own cybersecurity venture called SecOps Solution.

    I am building an agent-less cloud security platform for securing infrastructure and application of enterprises. I have built a basic MVP and am currently in the product validation stage.

    I am happy to be a part of this community and wish to learn more on b2b sales side of things.

    Website Link: https://secopsolution.com/

  71. 1

    Hey everyone :)
    I'm Rishi and I run rishigrows.com, a newsletter dedicated to online lifestyle business founders - their journeys, principles and challenges, so figure I'm in the right place!
    So excited to be part of the IH community!

    1. 1

      I would love to learn more about what you're working on!

  72. 1

    Hey everyone! I'm Brian Anglin. I'm super curious about psychology, technology and security. I've explored those passion through all different experiences--I've joined the founding team of a 5 person startup, built a micro-saas for my high school, traveled in a van for 2 years while working remote for GitHub. I'm beginning to explore building for myself again after largely focusing on other pursuits for the past couple of years! Excited to be a part of this community!

  73. 1

    Hello everyone! My name is Damian and I'm passionate about new products. I'm a technical guy looking for opportunities to join some interesting product ;)

    Happy to be here

  74. 1

    Great to be on board ;-)

  75. 1

    👋Hey everyone! My name is Edward. I am a personal development coach, career strategist, and author of the book Unbreakable Mindset. I teache immigrants and first-generation professionals how to rapidly accelerate their careers without sacrificing their lives. By eliminating the doubt, overwhelm, stress, frustration inherent in the demands of navigating the career journey, I work with clients to achieve rapid growth in their career while creating fully integrated and thriving lives.

    I am the CEO of Career Meets World, an online coaching platform, and a startup advisor, helping startups develop their growth strategies. I was formerly a civil engineer turned Senior Sales Director at WeWork and has led various teams to generate more than $50MM in revenue over the last 10 years.

    Product 👉I'm launching the Unbreakable Mindset program on February 1st and am so excited to share with you all. It's a 7 day program to change your brain and radically transform your income, career, business, and life. If you'd like, pre-order and save $50 (https://gumroad.com/l/unbreakablemindset/presale).

  76. 1

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you're all doing well and staying safe. My name is Tia Kelly and I'm the founder of a remote public relations agency based in Dallas, called KEFI PR. (www.kefipr.com) All things digital branding, social media, event planning, and PR is my jam. I launched the company on the 1st of this month on a bit of a whim. Long story short, I was tired of waiting for a PR or marketing job opportunity to get me through the pandemic.

    I'm currently diving more into SEO, learning the ins and outs of it. Feel free to send me any tips! I try to educate aspiring PR professionals and small business owners as much as I can on public relations and digital marketing with our social media and blog. I'm excited to be a part of the community and I look forward to reading all of your posts!

  77. 1

    Hello Indie Hackers!

    My name is Philip and I'm a software engineer based in Dublin, Ireland.

    In my free time, I maintain a site devoted to the collection, presentation and analysis of bike share scheme data. At the moment it's a (mostly) mobile friendly site which shows live data across most of the major bike schemes in Ireland and the UK. It also features a couple of data analysis tools, and a blog. It's over at www.schemestats.bike.

    I'm here to learn from the experience of others who have successfully gained a strong user base for their site/app, and hopefully get some opinions about features. I also hope that I might be of some help to others when it comes to advice on the technical side of things.

    Looking forward to taking part in this community :)

  78. 1

    Hi Sherry, good to be here. Sending best wishes all the way from South Africa

  79. 1

    Hi everyone, my name is Hari from Austin, TX. I'm excited to dive deeper into the Indie Hacker community. Have a couple of ideas rattling around, but not entirely sure the best place to start, but excited to get going and learn from this great community.

  80. 1

    Hi! I'm Jakub. I started coding in primary school, and since then, it was a life-defining skill for me. Having a few years of experience as a Lead Software Engineer in smaller startups, I wanted to build a product on my own.

    There are many great culinary recipes out there, but most of them come without their's nutrition value. I thought that a tool that automatically calculates those values out of ingredients could be useful. So I created it. Apart from the calculations, it's also an excellent search engine for recipes. An early version was done for the Polish market and can be seen here: https://kcalto.com/ (it's in Polish, but Google Translate does pretty well ;) ).

    With the initial version released, I now focus on augmenting the blogs with nutrition value's tables. I hope it will bring some early-adopters to the site - and organically grow a community around this. The hardest part is still ahead. :)

  81. 1

    Hey hackers! 👋

    My name is Thorir from Reykjavik, Iceland. I'm a co-founder of Shapes by Sons and Iceland Advice. Recently I founded my new startup Snowhouse Studio - Design subscription business ( https://www.snowhouse.studio )

    I love helping startups and small businesses create the best possible digital experience for their brand through innovative graphic- and web design and automation.

    Looking forward to connecting with the community. ❤️

  82. 1

    Hey I recently lost work due to covid (sux) and have become disillusioned with slaving for people who dont appreciate you , Ive had some startup ideas , but have literally no clue on how to pursue it, I look forward to finding my mojo

  83. 1


    I'm Sam Ching, current PM and former quant. I love hacking on the side with new frameworks and APIs.

    Looking to learn from this community,

  84. 1

    Cheers everyone! My name is John and I'm based in Indianapolis, IN. I'm product team/entrepreneur-facing. I'm really interested in startup communities and ecosystems - shout-out to Brad Feld. I'm with Near the Box - a lean, 5-person MVP/Prototyping technical partner to non-technical founders based in Detroit/Indy/Chicago. Though we're vertical-agnostic, healthcare/healthtech is the industry we've had the most recent impact in. We feel there's a lack of technical partners who genuinely care about the long-term success of founders and their startups. Our mission is build digital products that truly make a difference in people's lives.

  85. 1

    hi indie hackers,

    my name is vlad and together with my friends we are building www.gleek.io

    it is free text-to-diagram tool for developers and we are in the phase where we need to receive more feedback.

    happy to learn more from indie community

  86. 1

    Hi everyone -

    I'm Alex Blumenstein, based in Toronto. I'm making an attempt to be more community oriented!

    For the last 3-4 years I had been involved in the cannabis industry, running a venture fund and accelerator dedicated to the sector. But wrapped that up at the beginning of 2020.

    Now I have three projects on the go...

    1. My main gig is The Peak, a daily business and tech newsletter for Canadians. my partner posted on IH a few weeks ago about how we're building it. Thanks for the comments and feedback.

    2. The Report on Psychedelics - A weekly newsletter and podcast on the emerging psychedelic medicines sector. We also issue a number of reports and will be launching a second newsletter with original content.

    I'm also trying to put together some sort of business intelligence product...I'll ask for advice on this in another post, but anyone with experience building some sort of sub product like this would be helpful.

    1. All Sorts - I'm planning to send a catalog full of cool brands from across the internet to 50,000 homes. I wrote up an explanation of our progress here https://alexblumenstein.medium.com/this-is-my-plan-to-send-a-catalog-full-of-cool-internet-brands-to-50-000-us-homes-42fc28c7ecba

    Please reach out if I can be helpful!


    1. 1

      Hi Alex,
      Read your Medium post about Love All Sorts - great idea. I live in Toronto too - would love to catch up some time.

      1. 1

        Hi - Absolutely! Would love to connect. Sorry, I need to get in the habit of checking Indie Hackers more...

  87. 1

    Hello everyone, my name is Alex. I'm a mobile developer, currently working on the app that allows people to create simple "portfolio like" websites https://sharefolio.page.link/BnhH and easily share it with everyone. It's still in beta so there's a long way to go.
    I'm struggling with getting people to test it. So I hope I can get some ideas here.
    Thrilled to be part of this community!

    Cheers and stay safe :)

  88. 1

    Hi guys! This is Jay from Orangescrum. I am a digital marketing guy stepping here to learn new things from this community members. Thank you all...

  89. 1

    Hi guys! My name is Razvan and I'm a Web Developer. I really like making stuff with my skills. The last app that I've made is https://postzy.cc (you can use it to schedule LinkedIn posts). I hope to find here advice about building and growing this kind of projects.

    1. 2

      Singed up to check it out. Seems like you only support personal accounts now. Any pan to roll sceduled postsfor businesses?

      1. 1

        Thanks 😄. Yes, I plan to add that ASAP.

  90. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Oscar and I had an idea for a brand that I believe can grow into something impressive. It is a basic clothing brand idea but since I lack experience and the know how I am hoping to learn as much as I can about building an online business.

  91. 1

    Who am I:
    Definitely your traditional Indie Hacker sign up. I actually know very little about code, however I am a visual communicator that works with Start-up entrepreneurs assisting them create a powerful brand in the competitive digital space we find ourselves.

    Why i'm here:

    1. Looking for inspiration.
    2. Staying up to date with current/future digital practice.
    3. Looking to join forces with a select team to build a power MVP.

    Currently working on:

    • Rebranding First Ascent outdoor retailer.
    • Building UI for fin tech startup Umonde.
    • Pitching with small team on Global Electrification web apps.
    • Home DIY (Lol)

    Stoked to be here.

  92. 1

    Hi IndieHackers!! I've got lots of knowledge and experience building the tech side of SASS companies (I have built and grown engineering teams from 0 - 50 devs and been part of the leadership team of companies taking them from zero to 9 figures) and am happy to help anyone with their tech or engineering team scaling questions.

  93. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Yishi and I'm a repeat entrepreneur (formerly went the VC route, now going the Indie route...sort of)

    I'm now building an incubator / start-up studio called https://optionalitypartners.com.

    I'm looking for people to explore ideas with and potentially partner with.

    I can't believe I didn't know about Indiehackers until today! ... I look forward to engaging with this community. Many of the posts I've seen have been super interesting + helpful =)

    P.S. I also write a personal blog https://yishizuo.com - mostly about entrepreneurship + public stock investing.

  94. 1

    Hello beautiful people of the world! My name is Amir Bomani and to keep it plain and simple, It's my goal to create and collaborate with businesses to create a more positive world that will enhance our existence on this planet.

    Currently, I'm working hard to make products with my closest friends. I am the creator of dreadytennis.com, a subscription based service where every week we breakdown a specific tennis shot and run a slack community where we provide off court coaching and answer strategy, technique, and fitness questions.

    My Favorite project though is My Fashion brand, Bomani Fashion ( bomanifashion.com ). I started an initiative called #ProjectPositive ( https://project-positive.webflow.io/ ) where I used a few nocode tools to create a platform that allows you to send a positive text to anyone, that message gets converted to a tweet and the tweet with the most engagement every week gets 10% of our weekly revenue.

    I came to indie hackers to find a community of like minded people. Honestly I don't really have anyone to talk to about this world of creating and problem solving so it would be cool to be apart of a community of people that think like me. I hope everyone has a positive day! Thank you

  95. 1

    Hi All! I'm George. I hope everyone is well? I own a small graduate recruitment agency here in the UK and not long ago transitioned into the graduate job board market as well. Excited to learn more about you all along with your ideas, feedback and more.


  96. 1

    Hey everyone! So glad to have found this community. I am a software developer who has just created an app (with my friend). This app has a fresh take on social media as we strive to connect people through their honest experiences with products and services. It's especially relevant now given the rise of digitalisation and e-commerce. We have managed to raise some funds but as the concept is quite new, we have to put in more effort to build the awareness. Looking forward to learn from the community here!!

  97. 1

    Hey guys, My name is Jeevan Betigeri, and I am from Dallas, TX. I have been a part of multiple startups and I run my dev shop as well. One of my startups that I am very proud of is betafy.co which is #2 in PH on 2016. Currently working on brandarmy.com

  98. 1

    Hey all. My name is Jen and I am definitely new but blown away by this forum. I have had an idea churning in my mind for 2 years and am ready to get it out into the world for a test drive. My background is in strategy, user experience and advertising, so I am out of my league in the tech arena. Hoping this forum can help me prove my concept and figure out how to develop an MVP for beta. Excited to get things going.

  99. 1

    Hi (again) everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm a content marketing consultant for SaaS startups. I was a much more active part of the IH community about 18 months ago when I was a Managing Editor for Indie Hackers interviews!

    I've been lurking around ever since and thought I'd rejoin as I'm working more and more now with SaaS clients and love to help answer questions about copywriting and content.

    1. 2

      Lauren, would love to chat one day about best SaaS marketing strategies for small businesses.

      1. 1

        @miketzt I'd like that! I have another client in security/compliance and they've been growing really quickly. Seems like a good time for this market.

  100. 1

    Hi guys! My name is Sophia O'Neal and I'm a brand and marketing strategist for startups looking to create her own "next big thing". Currently, I'm building my freelance client base so I can start a marketing agency that specializes in branding and G2M strategy.

    But in my free time I'm learning no-code platforms so I can build something of my own. Not sure exactly what, but I'm leaning towards tool(s) for founders, small business owners, or freelancers.

    Excited to be part of the community!

  101. 1

    Hi, Samiksha here. I am 23 years old and i run a Virtual Assitant Company. I am currently searching for the next thing/idea to work upon.

    I joined this group because i wanted to connect to a community of entrepreneurs - to learn whats happening in the market, network etc.

  102. 1

    Hey builders👋

    I'm an employed developer planning to escape the corporate rat race.
    Just started building a platform to help drive traffic to your blog. I'm looking for blogs to test it on😀 I will be building it publicly on Twitter.

    My goal is to one day live of indie hacking.

    1. 1

      Good luck with your platform!

      Have to say, I'd be interested in being a test subject, I just rebranded which includes firing up my blog (https://www.sophiaoneal.com/blog)

      1. 1

        I will remember you. I love the design of your blog!

        1. 2

          Thank you so much! looking forward to seeing your project.

  103. 1

    Hi, I'm Abdul and I'm 3 months into a new Head of Marketing role for a B2B tech company that has found itself. I'm busy building the resources and tools our partners need to understand our product offering and communicate that to their clients. We're a white-label provider focused on Local Pages at the moment. I'm a one-man team and focused on a little bit of everything, which can be challenging, but I'm figuring it out (IndieHackers has been a constant source of inspiration) and having fun too.

    The company is called DevHub if you want to check it out and share any/all feedback you guys have.

  104. 1

    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen!

    I am delighted to be a part of this community. I read your intros - amazing people gather here! Allow me to introduce myself.

    My name is Vladimir, I am 30 years old, I am Belarusian. This is the same country from the very center of Europe, where the president went crazy, and we are slowly rolling to North Korea :(

    I have also been leading IT products and teams for 10 years. Worked for Yandex Corporation and made Yandex Browser. And he worked in a small company and made the world's most extensive shopping assistant for Aliexpress - Alitools.io.

    Now I started working on my startup. I decided to combine my Browser and Browser Extensions competencies - this is how the idea of ​​a product enriching a new Chrome tab was born.

    I've already put together a team. I'm at the prototyping stage. It will be an exciting journey :) Mostly because I decided to bootstrap this project and not look for investments at the start.

    I will try to figure out how everything works here to get the most out of this community and try to be as useful as possible for it.

    This will be my first experience in developing and launching a B2C product on the US market. Exciting. If someone is ready to share their knowledge, I will be grateful. Also, I am currently looking for someone on Upwork who could help me with the interview. If you know this and can recommend it, or you can help me - let me know!

    Have a nice day, everyone, successful launches, and don't get sick :)

  105. 1

    Hi guys! My name is Eduardo Chaves, I'm brazilian and I just started working in a full time job of fullstack web dev. I'm only 19 years old and i've been learning a lot of Augmented reality and I've made lots of games in unity. I'll start university this year of computer Science and I'm super excited to learn everything that you guys can show me. Sorry if my english is not that great, but I'll try my best to contribute with this community.

  106. 1

    Hello community!

    My name is Andreia Giovanetti, and I am extremely happy to have found this community.

    My goal here is to learn, help, network and make digital business partnerships.

    I seek financial independence, flexible working hours and freedom to create with my creativity.

    I am passionate about the world of digital entrepreneurship and I want to undertake.

    I am currently looking for a partnership to develop my projects:

    1st Project: develop an application similar to Uber, Airbnb to help a very strong market niche;

    2nd Project: Develop a newsletter and sell it through the modality: recurrence.

  107. 1

    Hi everyone! I'm Heloise, a bookworm and passionate about learning new things. Right now I'm learning how I can build a bilingual website so I can start my new side project and having my own blog. I'm also working with MightyForms (https://www.mightyforms.com/), an amazing tool that allows anyone to build responsive and beautiful web forms.

    1. 1

      Hi Heloise!
      I'm curious, what's the side project?

      1. 1

        Hi Sophia,
        I call it a side project, but it's something really small. It is a blog, Still on the planning and learning part, about writing content and digital marketing, you know, a subject that is in constant growth. I want it bilingual because I can't find much in Brazilian Portuguese about it. And I really hope I can help people that want to know more about becoming a content writer. That's it.

        1. 1

          That is really cool! Portuguese is on my language learning list (my boyfriend speaks Spanish, which I am also learning, and we would love to be able to travel to South America and be able to converse without a translator).

          best of luck!

  108. 1

    Hey Folks, I am John Kurian, Cofounder at Corz.io(https://corz.io). We are building an Automated Cloud Cost Management and Optimization platform targeted at developers and managers in an enterprise. The platform is live currently and we are building out incremental features. Wonderful to connect with the community here!

  109. 1

    Hey, my name is Jaka and I am from Slovenia. Finishing my Tourism studies but I am a geek as well. With some other students we started a marketplace for booking local experiences. I am in charge of B2B community we are building. Currently searching for a platform that will do the job. Have my eyes set on Mighty Networks, but not sure yet. I am not fan of the UX over there.

  110. 1

    Hi Squad,

    My name is K.J. and I am Co-Founder of Royal VI ,a luxury watch brand based out of Dallas, TX. The brand was co-founded with my brother Corey who is also on the platform.

    We have a lot of exciting content and products we are about to launch into the market. Including a new publication/community that we are starting to help founders on their path to success. Our watches are the daily reminder of the core values of the brand: immense action, taking control, and escaping the status quo. We are excited to be able to share and learn from each and everyone of you on this journey.

  111. 1

    Hi, I'm Wes - an expat/digital nomad living in Chiang Mai.

    I've been programming since the 70's, which is to say I've coded "Hello World!" in languages from FORTRAN to Haskell to Kotlin on platforms from VAX's to torpedoes (one of the earlier forms of mobile).

    I'm getting ready to release oldfrog.world - an app to help folks learn Japanese by capturing their whole engagement with the language - so that years from now they'll have both fluency and all the souvenirs of experience, the words, the sounds, the stories along the way.

  112. 1

    Hey everyone! My name is Chase. I'm a recent college graduate and an imminent software developer.

    I intend to use this space to interact with other hackers who are progressing and overcoming challenges in their side hustles.

    My goal is to build up my personal brand through content creation, mainly in the software, productivity, and business domains. I would also love to begin creating digital products, which I'm sure many (most?) people here have done successfully.

    Looking forward to learning from y'all!

  113. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Chris Fanchi and I head up marketing at Backendless. I'm looking to spread the word about our awesome no-code platform and help the community see that we are much more than just a backend.

    With the release of our UI Builder last summer, we are now a true "full-stack" no-code tool, meaning you can build anything you want without needing half a dozen tools and fighting through pages and pages of integration documentation.

    You can build your frontend, backend, database, push notifications, emails, landing pages, and tons more, all in one place and completely secure. We can't wait for you to try it!

  114. 1

    Hey everyone! My name is Alec and I live in the Boston area. I currently work full-time as a product manager in a professional services firm working on energy efficiency products for utilities. I have also run a small handmade business making laser cut wood items for about 2 years. I sell my work at craft fairs (at least when we're not in a pandemic), at a couple of local shops, and online through Etsy and my own website.

    So, why am I here? I have wanted to start a technology business for a long time, but thought the only path to doing it was the typical VC route until I came across this community and realized there was another way that fit my personality a lot better - indie hacking / bootstrapping / self-funded / whatever you want to call it.

    I'm working on a web app to help people find local craft fairs and connect with makers. I have some web development experience, but I decided to try building it on Bubble to get it out into the world more quickly and be able to iterate until I find what works.

    I'm looking forward to being part of this community to stay motivated and learn from all you smart people out there!

  115. 1

    Hey everyone! Tyler here. I work full-time as a writer & marketing director but in my free time over the past several years I've spent my free time building a blog following, contributing at Huff Post, and launched some successful online courses on Udemy.

    Most recently, I've been working on building Learn Stash with my friend Emilio (@learnstash). It's a personal growth directory we created at the start of the pandemic that contains curated learning recommendations for specific personal growth paths (I.e., books, podcast episodes, courses, and products all related to habit building). The hope is that we can encourage some guided browsing/shopping that's actually good for you and an investment in your future self.

    It's been a great experience so far as I'm putting my content writing skills to the test and my friend is stretching his design and development skills. Looking forward to learning from this community as we inch closer to a Product Hunt launch soon!

  116. 1

    Hi there! My name is Matteo and I'm Italian Web Developer. I have a full time job but also run some side projects.
    In particular, a small SaaS management software for the beauty sector (intended for hairdressers, beauty centers, tattoo studios, etc.), activities by appointment in general.
    I only have two active but non-paying customers, and I would like to find many more. Hope to learn a lot here about finding new customers!

  117. 1

    Hello, my name is Amer. A true wantrepreneur.. I have so many ideas that I haven't started with yet. I hope to take my first step soon and start failing :)
    Currentyl, I'm working as a consultant (9-5) in Stockholm

  118. 1

    Hi All... I've been lurking for a while but now I'm happy to be here, officially. My name is Ali and I am a father of 2 from South Africa trying to figure out my next step. Committed to nocode solutions development.

    Happy to be here

  119. 1

    👋🏼 Hi, guys!

    I'm Roberto, an anti-bullshit digital maker that has waited too long to write this message. Partly due to a considerable imposter-syndrome, in part because of being burned-out by big-corpo dynamics at my previous job.

    But here I am! I've just launched two products to salute you:

    📩 Maker's Way -> Short and sweet case studies covering how successful makers are going from 0 to $100k with their digital products.

    💡litpath -> A tool to build a connected and organically categorized personal knowledge base (currently in beta).

    Though I have a business background, I've been covering for the past ten years the end to end of digital products (Inception, design, development, ownership, management, etc.), so I'll humbly try to help anyone going through a stage I've been before, at the same time I learn from each of you.

    See you around!

  120. 1

    Hi guys,
    my name is Freddy and I'm currently studying Innovation Communication (M.Sc.). So I'm very happy to came across this forum and I'm looking forward to discuss the latest trends and ideas with you guys.

  121. 1


    I'm Abdullah. I like building things and solving problems. I am experimenting with building web applications.

  122. 1

    Hi everyone, my name is Vensy. I recently started exploring building no-code products and I'd love to learn more from the community here. I'm passionate about productivity and self-improvement and I write about my learning here every Monday.

  123. 1

    Hi guys! I'm Ulrik, the co-founder of Cord (https://cord.tech). We're based in London and have been bootstrapping for the past year or so. I'm excited to join the IndieHackers community and learn more from all of you :-)

  124. 1

    Hi guys, glad to be here!

  125. 1

    Hi everyone! My name is Mike and I'm building a digital tour app & web marketplace on the weekends. It's been pretty slow-going as I'm still working a busy 60hr/wk job in the actuarial space and have been learning web development along the way. In particular, I'd love to hear about how others learned development and built their own software products!

  126. 1

    Hey there indie hackers. I'm Erik and I've been writing about podcasts via newsletters and articles for a few years now.

    Decided to take the plunge on a new project and looking forward to posting my progress here. It's a new site/newsletter called The Featured Image that is all about visual creativity for writers and creators.

    What are the tools anyone can use to draw or illustrate their own work as a non-artist? Who are the people doing this now that would serve as inspiration? Where to begin?! That sort of thing.

  127. 1

    Hi all! I'm Anindo Mukherjee, and I'm a longtime infosec developer taking the plunge into the startup world. I have a lot of experience building prototypes and delivering products, but this is my first time navigating the rest of the logistics that go in to making a great customer experience, I look forward to the community here!

  128. 1

    Hello All, I'm Samer Abunasser. I just founded a start-up named Overseed, https://overseed.io. The company will be my second data-space start-up but my first as a founder.

    Overseed aims to help teams design their data. Initially, we will focus on data collaboration and data generation. I'm currently in build mode, looking to get users for concept feedback/early access.

    I'm looking forward to learning from, and meeting folks!

  129. 1

    Hey all, my name is Daryl. I am an engineering leader at Microsoft. I love building products and things that people love and use. The goal is to start my own business. I have had a lot of small starts and set backs but at the end of the day I am loving the journey. Looking forward to learning from everyone here and maybe tracking my own progress.

  130. 1

    Hi Rosie My name is Mohamed and I'm from Egypr and happy to meet your all. It's great to be in a place where people share in the ambition to build for positive community.
    Now i work senior sales in Vodafone Egypt and love technology and takes alot of courses in software and hardware my dream is working in this field in any place all over the world.

  131. 1

    Yo...hope everyone is staying happy & healthy..!
    I started a company called Forever My Family. We make it easy to record & save family videos to your own personal/custom website. Everyone loves old family videos...but no one ever remembers to record them or save them..! We make it easy to capture those amazing family memories that your family will cherish forever.

    We are always looking for BETA testers..! https://forevermyfamily.com/
    Email Mike: [email protected]

    Peace & Love...

  132. 1

    Hi Rosie and fellow Indie Hackers. My name is Natalie and I am happy to meet your all. It's great to be in a place where people share in the ambition to build for positive impact.

    Right now I am focused on building solutions for remote freelancers, specifically to help freelancers find more clients and a stable source of revenue. My first product is Freelance Notion, and operating system for freelancers built using Notion.

    In my spare time I like to 🏄 surf, cycle, and the outdoors in general. In my day life I am a marketer who loved to automate everything.

  133. 1

    Hi I am Martha Donald. Director Editorial Department of https://updato.com/. I have done my masters in investigation journalism from University of California. I also love technology and love to write articles related to technology and crime.

  134. 1

    I’m still trying to figure this site out says I have a message but I can’t find it

  135. 1

    Hi there! I'm Cesc Vilanova, from sunny Barcelona ☀️

    I'm a former videogame designer, turned into an entrepreneur (achieved around 2k€ on average monthly revenue but eventually failed), turned into a product manager, turned into an intrapreneur (leading a team from prototype to several $ million acquisition). I'm now working as a Chief Product Officer of the company that acquired us 💵

    I've worked on half a dozen side-projects in the last 10 years. The most money I've done with any of them has been around 700€. Most of the projects have been related to e-commerce and original physical products 🎁

    This is a nice place I'd like to be in 4-5 years: Having my family expenses comfortably covered by the profits generated from a bootstrapped subscription-based product 📈

    The end goal: working on whatever makes me feel happy and fulfilled, independently on how much money I make in these activities 🙌🏻

  136. 1

    Hey everyone! I am Michael Schmidgall founder of Chapter Box. Here we create community driven novels where each chapter is created by different author. We give you the overall skeleton to follow but the ideas are your own! We edit it for you and turn it into a well written story with your ideas. Everyone has a great story idea, we just help with the execution.
    Excited to hear from everyone and their success and failures and try to learn from it.

  137. 1

    Hi - I’m Wayne (@wcederholm) and I have been studying and admiring startups for years. In 2021 my goal was to simply do something. This is the start of my journey and I look forward to learning from you and sharing my experience along the way!

  138. 1

    Hi everyone!
    My name is Ana and I'm very excited to be here and join this community. I'm a university senior studying CS and Stats who recently realized after a few internships that my ideal job would be working for myself rather than to be a small cog in the machine at big tech. I have a couple of big ideas for startups that I'm working on narrowing down with friends and then will hopefully start the startup grind very soon. I'm looking forward to learning with and from all of you and to building cool shit in 2021!!

  139. 1

    My name is Victor. My day job is working as a Data Scientist for a big music streaming company with a green logo, but during the evenings I am building a language learning app so my girlfriend can learn Swedish.

    Glad to be part of this community.

  140. 1

    Hi everyone! I'm Elodie Liu, an Associate Product Manager in a medtech company who is looking to start/find an interesting project to continue to hone my PM skills. I have a background in mathematics and a passion for technology. Love to chat if anyone wants to team up to work on something cool!

  141. 1

    Hi all, my name is Sripal Mehta and I'm building a startup-within-a-company to make your audio/video content sound great with a single API call.

    I'm looking for advice on how to scale API businesses, so if you have any tips, reach out!

    Check it out at Dolby.io.

  142. 1

    Hello! 👋🏾 I'm David Oragui. Customer-led growth engineer and founder of Grow Hack Scale - a growth enablement company. I've worked in marketing for 10+ years and I'm ready to start building.

    Currently working on an MVP to help recruiters get access to best-fit candidates, the moment a job listing is published. Can't wait to share more soon. 🤩

    Glad to be part of this community! Should've joined years ago 🤣

  143. 1

    Hi! My name is Balint and I am the co-founder of Skeebdo, an app that helps you improve your English vocabulary with movies and TV shows. We are in an incubator program and looking for investors. We released our app on iOS and Android a few days ago, check it out: https://skeebdo.com/.
    Looking forward to getting to know like-minded people!

  144. 1

    Hi, I'm Alexey, a developer
    I want to be a maker and I want to quit working for other companies.
    I started working on a project called Moiva.io
    I want to learn how to create and promote successful projects

  145. 1

    Hello to all,

    My name is Saravana, Working as senior security engineer for blockchain based fintech company. I am very passionate about securing products and infrastructure.
    Look forward to starting into my own product. I would like to read and discuss about startup journey. Thanks.

  146. 1

    Hello, I am Olivia Kenney, a marketing manager at GetBlock. GetBlock is a multinational team operating from Europe, united by the idea of developing a complete solution for providing access to blockchain nodes of various cryptocurrencies.

    1. 1

      Hi Olivia! Great to meet you here :) I'm a product manager based in US, looking for fintech devs to collaborate on a product idea. Are you available for a chat?

  147. 1

    Hi, I'm Adam and I'm the founder of switchboard.ai, a content creation & automation platform. It's been an up and down ride so far but love to be part of this space and excited to join this community!

  148. 1

    Hi Rosie & all the awesome people of this community,

    I am Sudhama, the Founder of Track, https://thetrackapp.com, the fastest calendar experience ever. Time is one of our most valuable assets and we are building a tool to let people achieve their highest potential. As Rudyard Kipling said in the poem IF - "If you can fill the unforgiving minute, with sixty seconds' worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that's in it."

    Meeting amazing people is the most rewarding part of a founders journey and I hope to connect with you all.

    Lastly, I am a huge Tennis and F1 racing fan. I grew up watching an insane amount of tennis . Also played a bunch of tennis too. My dad used to wonder how I could watch a ball go back and forth across a net for hours on end! :)

  149. 1

    Hi everyone! Finally, joining the community after many months of reading IH posts without participating.
    My name is Baptiste and I built a popup-video app for e-commerce stores. We released it 10 days ago, and we already had our first clients! Seeing a good traction over here. 🤗
    I'll be happy to share about how we bootstrapped the product, how we got our first users and how we deal with investors and money.

  150. 1

    Hi, I'm Tomas Kudiak. I'm founder of Kviky, where we rethink the boat rentals. In the era of Covid-19, vessels stay in marinas and waiting for customers. We help charter companies to connect with vacation vendors, to support business on both sides. It's long lasting business idea and we're bootstrapping and preparing initial prototype.

  151. 1

    Hi all, I'm Aaron, I'm currently exploring opportunities to help other business owners make their life easier. Like a lot of the IndieHackers community I'm after that holy grail $10k MRR but a long way to go before that. I'm based in Australia and have been enjoying reading everyone else's journey and look forward to starting to leap further into my own.

  152. 1

    my name is paul seo expert my earning its very low please give me any idea,s.

  153. 1

    Hi, My name is Ava from United State, I am a content developer work as a freelancer.

    1. 1

      Hi Ava! Nice to have you here :)

  154. 1

    I am Teja, An ever curious front end developer. Hoping to meet other like folks out here.

  155. 1

    Hi, My name is Digant. I am from India. I founded 2 companies previously and currently I have founded my 3rd venture. It's escrow as a service for e-comm merchants. We are solving trustability issues for a newcomer in ecom space as well increasing the profitability for the existing merchants. I am excited to be part of Indie Hackers community :)

  156. 1

    Hello There!
    I'm Pradeep currently pursuing my masters in business administration. I have plenty of experience all around but majorly in marketing and looking forward to building a career in the same. Right now I'm actively looking for opportunities to work remotely and build my skills and also gain knowledge being a part of this community.

  157. 1

    Hey! I'm Haroon. I dropped out of high school and I'm now working on building Atlas Bank (bankwithatlas.com), as a solo-technical founder. I've been lurking indiehackers for months now but finally decided to make an account of my own. I look forward to documenting my journey here, as well as helping out wherever I can :))

    1. 1

      Hi Haroon! Nice to have you here! I'd like to learn more about your startup. I've helped in past a fintech startup from Japan in community management. Now I'm in product management, available to help with validating product assumptions and user engagement funnels.

  158. 1

    Hi. I am Laksh. I am a software developer by profession. I am here to learn from experiences of others, share and collaborate to do some fun projects.

    1. 1

      Hi Laksh! Nice to have you here :)

  159. 1

    Hey, I'm Tony and I write a newsletter on substack called The Polymerist. My goal is to write about chemical industry news, build a community of chemists and chemical engineers, and to try and write about the things I've been wanting to read about the last five years of being a professional chemist.

    Another thing that I find annoying is that it is easy to paint the chemical industry as some sort of "bad actor," but this is the industry that enables our modern lives. We don't have AWS servers without the plastics and semiconductors that chemical companies produce. We don't have lithium ion batteries without companies like Albemarle and even Teslas need rubber tires and brake pads. I hope that my newsletter can eventually educate the broader public on the importance of how chemistry and chemical companies play a role in our everyday lives.

    Love reading a lot of the stories on here. They are compelling and inspiring. Nice to be part of the community.

  160. 1

    Hey Indie Hackers,
    I'm Gokul Madan and very excited to be here. I've always wanted to be an entrepreneur and have started down different ideas over the years but never seemed to be able to take it to completion..... until 2020.
    As the world went into lockdown, I decided to build a platform to help restaurants digitize their menus and enable social distancing - hunQRy.online. Fast forward 8 months, and the company didn't go anywhere but the entire experience was incredible.
    I want to keep building things that have real impact in the world and have more freedom (both with time and finances).
    I have now moved on to my next idea and am very excited to learn from this incredible community of entrepreneurs.

    • Gokul
  161. 1

    Hey all, I'm Vahan. I'm a founder of new.cauldron.app and we help companies skip the bullshit and go right to the interviews when hiring. Great meeting you all here. I'd love to connect to anyone who's seen the pains in current recruitment processes and is willing to share!

  162. 1

    Hi, I'm Stefan. I am running digital marketing agency in Stockholm, Sweden. Helping companies and professionals to grow the online business. For every day that goes and for every revune increase that we can see, I'm thinking of more and more business ideas and apps I want to build in no-code. I'm on my way and right now I'm mostyl focusing on building my personal brand and also my first two apps!

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      Hi Stefan! Welcome to the community!
      I'm open to collabs on ideas and bring product management expertise to the table. Can you tell me more about no-code app building?

  163. 1

    Hi, I am Artur. I'm an experienced developer. I was working in FinTech and social media applications on android. I have experience with backend and now I try to learn flutter.
    My goal is to start my own business, I am looking for application ideas or someone who already have one and need help with it.

    1. 1

      Hi Artur! Nice to have you here! I'm in product management and have several ideas :)

      1. 1

        Hi, currently I am working on my personal project, but we can chat about your ideas and maybe we could work together.

  164. 1

    Hello, I am Daniel Rojas from Costa Rica. I work as a Manager in EY for the Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence practice. I have tried a couple of startups in the past and enjoy a lot writing about startups and ML. I am also writing my second book.

  165. 1

    Yo! I'm Kaïs. I'm a videographer/motion designer and an internet lover. Just finished listening to Acquired's latest podcast w/ Courtland Allen and just wanted to see what indie hackers looks like. Very excited to be here !

  166. 1

    Hi my name is Arne, and I am just learning to code. I want to start an online self guided travel site and am exploring all the possibilities. Very excited to be a part of this community.

    1. 1

      Hi Arnie! Great to hear about your project. I also had a product idea for travel market at YC startup school. I'm open to collab on your idea if you need someone with a product management domain expertise.

  167. 1

    Hi, I am Irfaan from South Africa. I have over a decade experience in Marketing across top tier CPG companies having worked across a number of diverse categories. I am a big believer in people and really looking forward to build meaningful connections on Indie Hackers. Verticals I am passionate about: FinTech, CPG, Marketplaces, EdTech, Enterprise (SMEs) and Consumer.

  168. 1

    Hi there, I'm Hariharan. I am a tech entrepreneur, founder and chief executive of Factana - The cognitive IoT company. Fogwing is our Industrial IoT platform offering IoT device management, data analytics and AI driven intelligence for Industry 4.0. We are continuously investing in iot device innovation and simplifying complex iot business cases. I love to share our innovation stories with fellow startup and learn from them on their innovations and learning.

  169. 1

    Helo Everyone, I'm Anishia.I am a technology enthusiast who also happened to be an Immigrant.I am workng in technology field for over 8 years now and finally decided to take a leap of faith on my business ideas.
    I am currently in idea generation stage. I truely want to bring an economical impact by connecting world through technology.Not necessarily through social media platfoms.There are lots of great technology architeture and infrastructure thats been designing in vaious part of the globe and I feel if I can build a more connected world of talents/skills pool in STEM that will help for growth of various economical sectors.I know this aspiration sounds so broad and I am working to narrow down on it! I am so excited to be part of IndieHack communiy !!!

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      Hi Anishia! Happy to have you here! I'm in product management and open to help brainstorm, validate and build roadmap for your idea.

  170. 1

    Hey there, I'm Philip an R&D Engineer currently working in Medical Devices -

    I have a runway (not the typical one that we associate with startups) of about 16 weeks left at my current job before I will be unemployed. My contract with my current employer is expiring in May 2021 and will not be converted to a permanent one due to my department having to downsize unexpectedly. I'm completely at peace with this even turning down a permanent role in another less interesting area and don't have any desire to seek out permanent employment afterwards of which there is plenty as the medical device industry is pretty robust even during downturns in the economy.

    I have been aware of IH for about a year and have been upskilling designing websites with Figma and Webflow in parallel to my current job for a while now. Ever since taking my first job I have always planned to at least try to work for myself one day and now I'm ready for this next chapter fully aware of the ups and downs that lay ahead, I plan to initially build a niche web design service and look forward to joining in on the conversations on Indie Hackers.

  171. 1

    Hey, I'm Ziggy. I'm a marketer who likes to spend his free time working on fun little projects. I'm currently at the early stages of working on OpenBackgrounds.com. An open-source background image resource for anyone to use. It's helped me defeat lockdown boredom and opening the fridge door 100 times a day :)

    Looking forward to contributing to the community and learning from others who are much wiser than me!

    1. 1

      Hi Ziggy! Your resource is awesome! And you have a great sense of humor, fridge reference made me chuckle :)

      I'm in product management and open to validate ideas on how to make your product more engaging.

  172. 1

    Hi! I’m Raisa. I worked at a corporate job for the last 15 years & overall it has been great. I was paid well for a specific set of time and the stability allowed me to focus on growing & supporting my family.

    I set a goal for myself in 2020 to be independent - where I make money by working hard at what I want to do - by 2023.

    Year 1 was focused on eliminating the mortgage, writing regularly & taking a few side consulting gigs to test out my skills outside of a corporate setting (Covid impacted these plans in unexpected ways).

    This year I want to continue my writing & explore ideas around what it is that I actually want to do.

    1. 1

      Hi Raisa! Great to have you here! I'm in product management, open to networking and collabs on ideas :)

  173. 1

    Hi, I'm Sune. I'm a content creator on YouTube (mobile gaming-related videos), and I'm working on a platform (web + Android/iOS app) to fix mobile games discovery, which is severely lacking!

    I love connecting with fellow product and content creators, so don't hesitate saying "hi" :)

    1. 1

      Hi Sine! Nice to have you here. In case you need someone to bounce ideas, I'm available :)

  174. 1

    Hi, I'm Alex. Have been a management consultant in the area of growth and go-to-market strategy for 10+ years. I'm thinking about starting a no-code app around the idea of value proposition development / service design approach. Looking for inspiration and tips on how to start.

    1. 1

      Hi Alex! Hice to have you here. I'm in product management and open for collabs on ideas. I'd say initial step is to do a preliminary TA/market research and data collection to validate your idea assumptions. Then create a roadmap for your product and move forward implementing it.

  175. 1

    @rosiesherry hi, just joined in. Have been a Banking Professional for nearly 4 decades. Basis my experiences during this journey, have evolved some ideas & wish to introduce some niche regtech solutions for regulated entities. Looking to connect with a Tech Co-founder with core competencies of modern day tech solutions, to take my idea forward.

    1. 1

      Hi and welcome to the community! I'm not a programmer, but familiar with fintech and mainly in product management. Open to collabs on product pre-production validation. Let me know if you want to brainstorm together your idea and present it in a more comprehensive way to a future co-founder, CTO or development agency.

  176. 1

    @rosiesherry hi first day here. Have not even been here for 10 minute and I know I am just going to love it here!
    I have taken that leap into the world of small business and my mind has exploded with ideas of what to sell on line. My problem is...... how do I become popular that people “click” on my posts?

    1. 1

      Honestly, you don't need to be popular, the key is to focus on writing interesting things.

      I recommend to perhaps get inspiration from the 'top posts' to see what kind of content resonates, then adapt your ideas or world view to write something of your own.

      And update your profile to come across a bit more human. 😇

  177. 1

    Hello, I’m Arnie and I’m wanting to start a side project. I’m just starting to learn to code (freecodecamp.org) and really want to get ideas to move forward with. I flip cars with my spare time, learning BMW diagnostic software better currently to focus on that manufacturer. I’m good with my hands and know my way around a computer

    1. 1

      Hi Arnie! Nice to have you here. Sounds like you are very handy with cars! Car owners is a huge market and car ownership has many pains and problems - a great receipe for a startup. When I was in YC online school we had an idea for Car Maintenance Records app, but decided to pursue another idea. I have a product management domain expertise and open to brainstorm your idea and help to validate it.

    2. 1

      Ohhhh BMWs! Nice .... awesome choice! I wish you the best Arnie!

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    Hi, I am a young software inmigrant and software engineer building a SaaS project to generate additional income and get financial freedom. It is nice to be here and share thoughts and experiences.

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