October 17, 2020

Published a resources page

Bertrand Chevalier @bct

Part of what I want to achieve is to help people find the right tool as easily as possible.
When I tried to create a newsletter a while back, I couldn't find easily what were the easy options. As such I started coding the system from scratch (from scratch as in Ruby on Rails backend and React front end). This a perfect example of getting lost in the details instead of starting to do.

Needless to say this project never came to life (I'm still not 100% familiar with dealing with the smtp protocol with ROR).

In order to help people out (and myself), I created a list of resources for different types of projects. This list is alive and I will add to it continuously (suggestions welcome).

You can find it here: https://howtogetstarted.co/resources/

None of those links are sponsored or affiliated (I wish a few of them were though - Indiehackers, wink wink ;)).
But I selected them either because I used them or because they were recommended by people I trust.

My end goal is to have sufficient suggestions to help with most use cases.

Today's Top Milestones
  • Hit $6K MRR and got featured in TechCrunch
    Plausible Analytics just hit $6,050 MRR from 974 paying subscribers! Thank you all for your trust and support! We also got a nice surprise: a mention
  • $1K ARR
    This week Siteoly reached $1K ARR https://siteoly.com - The fastest way to build websites from Google sheets. I know its only ARR but not MRR but it's
  • Sold 100 Thankboxes (on anniversary of the idea)
    To say I am excited would be an understatement. I am absolutely buzzing! I discovered that on this day last year I had written down the idea of what
  • 25 People Signed Up!
    Actually, it's over 30 now, but 25 was the milestone for me. A quarter of a hundred people! So I posted the project to Hacker News yesterday and even
  • Donated 50 trees
    I've reached the milestone of donating 50 trees from my Gumroad earnings of my E-book Start With A Side-Project, each tree was gifted to a buyer, so t
  • Announced the idea on Twitter
    I wrote a tweet announcing what I want to try and it got people hyped which gave me a boost in actually starting to work on the idea. I got the idea f
  • Trending #1 on ProductHunt
    https://www.producthunt.com/posts/icebreakers-by-kaapi How did we accomplish this? Not really sure? I guess this is one of those times when the hard w
  • Milestone: Helped 20.000 visitors ❤️
    Boei has helped more than 20.000 visitors, which I think is awesome! The product is aimed to get more and better conversations with customers so it is
  • Added video chatting into our mobile app.
    I had an awful time with Sinch customer service and had to email everyone in their entire company including C-level guys with my fancy marketing tools
  • Launched MVP
    Built a UI experience plus backend on Heroku at https://flowhook.herokuapp.com which is now free to use, launched a Grafana community plugin PR. Opene