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.
So I for the next few months I'm going to pursue some other options such as:
I've been wanting to make an open-source CLI for web developers, learn React, and try blogging for fun. 😀
It's been a great journey.
Thanks for your support! 🙏
After a recent post where I asked if my free theme was getting all the attention, I came to a conclusion.
Yes. Yes it is. 😔
All of my premium themes are $20-40 while the Half-Half theme is free.
Charge a nominal amount for it. $20 causes pause for thought. $5 is an impulse buy, and if you're giving it away for free anyway then why not?
This was a great help. That’s why I’m deciding to change Half-Half’s price to $5.
I am also deciding to lower the prices of some of my more expensive themes. For example, a $30 value theme will be bought more if I priced it at $20. Think of it. $30 value for only $20. 😉
This way you’ll be getting more bang for your buck. 🥳
These changes will take effect in the next few hours.
I reached a big SEO milestone recently: 100 backlinks! 🎉
I am pretty happy right now. It was only a few months ago when I launched buildfaster.co and was a total noob at SEO.
Now after reaching 100 backlinks and 10 DA (domain authority), I can call myself a seasoned beginner. 😉
What's next? Hopefully 200 backlinks and 20 DA! 🤩
Thanks again for anyone who helped along the way and gave me some tips on a post a while back. View it here 👈
Doesn’t that sound great?
Hey everyone! 👋
Just wanted to share my milestone of reaching 30 subscribers for The BuildFaster Update! 🥳🥳
The BuildFaster Update is a weekly newsletter where I share awesome content such as:
You’ll get a chance to evolve your web development skills by learning about trending topics in this area of programming and design.
If you find this interesting, subscribe to get newsletters every Friday.
Thanks for being apart of BuildFaster.co’s journey this whole way! 😄
10 is a beautiful number. 😄
Want to know why? It's because that's the new DA (domain authority) of buildfaster.co!
After a month, I've finally broken into the double digits. This helps my ranking on Google search and sets me up for success and more organic traffic.
You all have been great. If you want to join BuildFaster on this crazy ride 🎢, then give this post a like and follow us on Indiehackers.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I just got another theme download! You know what this means...
I've reached 30 customers!
8 of them were paid themes and 22 were the free Half-Half theme theme.
What goals do I have in mind for the future?
Thanks for sticking with me through this journey!
Since it's a happy day 😄, you can try out my newest theme and get it 25% off, use this link: https://gumroad.com/l/gpuZG/happy
Have an awesome day!
So I just reached 10 subscribers. (At the time of writing this)
Again, I know that's not a lot.
However after my previous milestone last week of reaching 5 subscribers in 3 weeks, I wanted to celebrate that I doubled that in less than a week! 🥳
Reach 30 subscribers by the end of August. That would be awesome! 🤩
It also would be cool if I could get some sales/customers out of my newsletters. I give discounts and updates for new themes I sell on buildfaster.co every Friday + other exclusive content so that is the perfect time to grab a theme for low cost. 👍
You can subscribe here ➡ https://buildfaster.substack.com
Anyway, I'd like to thank you all for being along the journey. We've made it so far and I couldn't have done it without all your uplifting spirits!
Yeah I know... that's not a lot 😅
...but I really wasn't expecting this. I thought I wouldn't reach this for about a month or so.
This "somewhat great" achievement inspires me to create even better content for BuildFaster.co's newsletter.
I try my best every week to give you content such as:
-👨💻 How I make BuildFaster's HTML themes
-📝 Other parts from my journey
-💻 Awesome design resources
-🎨 Updates on new themes
-💵 Discount codes for themes every week
If you have any tips for me, feel free to comment below. 💬
And if you want to subscribe to get this great content every friday, click here! ⬅📧
I just finished a theme called SimplyApp. It's a great theme for displaying your app. The modern style and very neat layout makes it easy to understand what you are trying to sell.
View the demo here: https://buildfaster.co/themes/simplyapp/
Get it here: https://gum.co/CbEkU
Use the promo code
indie to get 25% off the SimplyApp theme.
Let me know if I can help with the setup! 😄
I have an announcement to make 😄📢
In BuildFaster.co’s first month of selling HTML themes, we made...
Drumroll please... 🥁
With a total of 8 customers (5 of them paying) we have succeeded our goal of $100 in our first month.
Thanks for all your support so far!
If you would like to help, purchase a theme from our gumroad: https://gumroad.com/BuildFaster
Right now we have a FREE theme available called Half-Half. You can learn more about it here: https://gum.co/CqlLdt
I want to help developers create their websites faster than ever. BuildFaster's HTML themes are easy-to-setup and come in many beautiful styles.