October 1, 2020

Shutting down. 👋

Brayden 👋 @BraydenTW

I've been working on my side project buildfaster.co for the past few months.

But it's time to drop it. (temporarily 🙄)

My original goal with it was to make money. That’s about it.

I’ve also been quite bored working on it and I’ve felt forced to do newsletters and make templates.

I want to have fun with what I’m working on. That’s why I’m dropping this idea for now.

What do I want to try? 😄

So I for the next few months I'm going to pursue some other options such as:

  • ReactJS and NodeJS 🧠
  • Open Source 👨‍💻
  • Blogging ✍
  • Freelancing 🧑

I've been wanting to make an open-source CLI for web developers, learn React, and try blogging for fun. 😀

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It's been a great journey.

Thanks for your support! 🙏

Thank you meme

  1. 3

    You're right, if you're not having fun on it you'll never be motivated when it gets tough, and everything will seem insurmountable. Good decision! Now let's find something you love and find a way to make money with that 🙂

    1. 2

      Thanks! I plan to go into open source and open up a buymeacoffee account.

      1. 2

        That's a great start. 5 years ago I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I got into react and react native because that seemed like a lot of fun. This was the beginning of a new path of doing stuff I enjoy. Fast forward to today and I'm building my dream product full time ✌️

  2. 2

    I wish you the best in your next project. I will turn my project mvp maker in something similar to BuildFaster, any advice what did you learn in your journey you can gave me?

    1. 1

      Thanks! I say that having a good sales strategy is most important. I didn't have one and neither did I have a big audience so it failed.

      Hope this helps :)

  3. 2

    Good luck on your next journey! 👋

  4. 2

    Sorry to see BuildFaster go Brayden. It's been great seeing you grow through this and I can't wait to see the next project :)

  5. 1

    Hey @BraydenTW , I just send you email from mtonev@entro.... can I have your answer, please

    1. 1

      Yep. I just saw it. When you say adopt, do you mean acquire (sell) ?

  6. 1

    Is it just on hold for later? Have you thought about selling it?

    1. 2

      Yes I have. I’m just not sure if people would buy it :P

      1. 0

        Let's chat. If you have any revenue and traffic I'm interested. Even if you don't have much I'd still be interested. DM me!

        1. 1

          Sorry, but I am not interested at selling at this time. I might come back later with a fresh start and more skills on my belt.

  7. 1

    (temporarily 🙄)

    Good. Take a break, maybe you'll find new motivation to continue building it.

    Don't make irreversible decisions rashly.

    I hope you find your next calling really soon!

    1. 1

      Thanks for your support. I hope so too :D

  8. 1

    we should chat...! :)

  9. 1

    I saw the same post a several weeks ago :D

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