Pandemic Times! Work from home!
Having a micro mindset is important.
I micro everything and offer some services to my customers doing Branding & Marketing! Let's go micro.
🤑 Microstartups: https://fajarsiddiq.com/microstartups
☕ Microcommission: https://fajarsiddiq.com/coffee
✍️ Microblogging: https://fajarsiddiq.com/channel
💜 Microcommunity: https://fajarsiddiq.com/community
🔊 Micropodcast: https://fajarsiddiq.com/podcast
📸 Microvlogging: https://fajarsiddiq.com/vlog
I enjoyed building digital products since 2005 doing tons of graphic design as freelancer and 2011 i registered by business, i learn more about wordpress and web-designer as time pass by from a freelancer to build design agency and offer services for small medium enterprises for branding and marketing.
I had struggles with productized services on and off due to HR related like hiring people. I did manage to build 2 teams, but didn't manage to scale properly. Later on i told myself, i should up-skill myself to learn about JAMstack, Figma and more advance video-editing for production. So i made fajarsiddiq.com/work for 2 years on experimental stage, now i remove it from my website as i wanted to learn more about productized services or software as a service and grow my target audience and understand the online culture of indie-hacking. I've done it, i saw the results. It was awesome, is time to do something about my company at euphorya.co and once is done i will scale the business & team.
I have 3 companies total and now i have 10+ side-projects, my side projects a re mainly for me to learn and i want to give it a try to turn it into profitable business as that is how i started my journey in early days in learning more by doing. I hope to pivot my business as boostrapped + indie way. Been doing this for the past 15 years.
Some challenges i faced:
2018 - mental health (burnout)
2018 - laptop is dead (bought in 2012 $3999 at apple)
2019 - type 2 diabetes
2020 - laptop need fix (repair cost $1000 at apple)
Mainly cost money in financial + health.
Currently i've been nomading to near places around asia or going back to Singapore, building online communities, giving feedbacks & reviews and learning.
For more you can check out my projects from time to time https://fajarsiddiq.com/microstartups
In this month during the pandemic period of Covid19, i’m excited to finally joined Makers Festival 2020 by Product Hunt for first time ever! This time around it was different situation, working from home. I’ve been doing things like work from home to another home when i always travel around Asia as a digital nomad for many years. This time around i’m back at my hometown Yishun, Singapore and there is new regulations to follow due to Covid19. So most of the time i’m at home in my room infront of my desk or either out for a quick grocery shopping.
🥈Won Runners Up! — 🚀 Makers Gonna Make!
I won “Runners Up” in Makers Festival “Work From Home Edition” 2020 by Product Hunt! So here is how i got inspired and started.
Read Product Hunt Winners newsletter here: https://www.producthunt.com/newsletter/4615
In this #stayathome #circuitbreaker #covid19 DIY project, i made a face shield PPE personal protection equipment out of a laptop cover and ipad mini screen protector. It was a fun side project. I learn how not to give up and also learning my most finest mistake. Glad it was success! -
Check out: https://fajarsiddiq.com/covid19
Why i build this is because i need to get a simple, better & more light-weight news. I'm glad to solve this problem for myself and now i can see the local cases and other countries during this pandemic period.
🧡 To read the full story here on my blog:
PS: Blog write up include my first time going to Product Hunt Singapore 🇸🇬 Meet up makers and meet many other founders from Indie Hackers as well.
I keep creating videos.
Vlogs and Launch Videos.
I manage to achieve this in few months
Is not a big goal, but the progress that matters.
My goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers.
I really hope more people will watch my videos.
Is gonna be fun to watch for sure
What does WORK means?
Fajar Siddiq As A Service.
Then i focus on video using Rotato Pro! ;)
So i make launch, promo, demo videos for clients.
You can see example videos https://fajarsiddiq.com/launch
🤑 I use stripe: So i like Stripe Check out & BuyMeACoffee.com
For those who wants to pay me at $5-$25 (1-5 Coffees) they can use this service. For those who want more of my service, they can pay me for consultation at $49USD and creative work: Logo, Video & Poster Design at $69USD one time payment. Special thanks to @musharof who help me understand about pricing.
In total now i have made: 69 Coffees (Jan-Oct 2019) = $323
In total also i have made: (Sep-Oct 2019) = $250
✅ I launched FaaS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fajarsiddiqFS/status/1157226796175126528
🕵🏻♂️ At first my price was $100 or known as $99 (marketing lol)
But i change it to $49 and $69. Why? because i want to make it affordable for people and yet they can afford my service.
I made the page easily and integrate with Stripe.
People can use their debit/credit card.
👆🏻 All work discuss on telegram, real time chatting.
I send the files via telegram and i use some softwares like whereby.com, final cut pro x, figma/photoshop.
🤑 Fajar Siddiq As A Service is now making $10 a month, enough to start. https://BuyMeACoffee.com/fajarsiddiq
🥰 Probably the biggest thing that helped me to create or build something in the beginning in my online maker journey. Sometimes there is other makers in the community bought me coffees for a favor i do like: product feedback, design feedback, marketing feedback, product launching feedback and etc.
👆🏻 This is super exciting, because it means it helps me to start somewhere not creating an actual product or MVP, but to share my skills and experience to the community.
💦 quickly build a simple MVP
Just to share on tweet. In exchange for $COFFEE.
In return of this cool can drinks in png.
In total i made $50 in 15minutes
🕵🏻♂️ Twitter Makers Drink MVP: https://twitter.com/fajarsiddiqFS/status/1097662451380674560
Fajar Siddiq has 15 years of experience focusing on Branding & Marketing in the Creative Industry. He creates masterpiece either from scratch, existing or new ideas.