I'd love to hear what people consider to be the biggest problems right at the outset of their projects? So not necessarily 'finding users', but more like 'finding an idea' or 'searching for a cofounder' etc.
I've asked around a bit and heard some answers that resonated with me, such as:
- Staying lean and focused on your goal (and launch!).
- Finding ways to pay for the first things your business needs, e.g. operating costs for infrastructure, perhaps some early ad-spend. This bit is obviously dear to my heart, and why we're starting HackerStash.
- Creating time to work effectively on your projects alongside day jobs, family life etc. I've often struggled with this, particularly in prioritising my mental health at times!
- Finding technical co-founders that share your vision and passion for a particular project. (Thanks @hazmeister and @lemonjs 😘)
- Concerns around setting up banking and business incorporation etc for an untested idea (because you're left with financial liabilities and accountancy fees regardless of whether it succeeds).
Those are just a few of the pain points people shared with me, but I thought it would be nice to hear from fellow indiehackers - do these resonate with you? Are there other big issues you've struggled with?
My plan is to do some research on the stand-out topics and write some blog posts to share with the community afterwards! 😊