Indie London

London's #1 Indie Hackers community.

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Indie London is a diverse community of makers from all backgrounds with a common goal of building profitable online businesses.

November 17, 2020 Founder interview #8: Harry Dry

Indie London's November newsletter went out to 608 makers recently, including an interview with Harry Dry, Founder of marketingexamples.com. Marketing Examples is a gallery of short, sweet, practical marketing examples... like Dribbble for marketing.

You can read it here:

https://www.indieldn.com/post/how-harry-dry-grew-marketing-examples-to-40k-newsletter-subscribers

We discussed:

  • The risks of not talking to users
  • When building in public is NOT worth it
  • How 1% of his articles drive 50% of his growth

...plus much more. Have a read, and let us know what you think in the comments!

October 13, 2020 Founder interview #7: James Berry (Sales Bot)

Indie London's October newsletter went out to 600 makers recently, including an interview with James Berry, Founder of salesbotdepop.com. Sales Bot is a Chrome extension for Depop sellers to increase their sales.

You can read it here:

https://www.indieldn.com/post/how-james-berry-built-a-depop-sales-bot-chrome-extension-and-quit-his-9-5

We discussed:

  • The importance of shipping early
  • His favourite indie products
  • Why you shouldn't fuss over your tech stack

...plus much more. Have a read, and let us know what you think in the comments!

September 14, 2020 Founder Interview #6: Julian Canlas (Embarque.io)

Indie London's September newsletter went out to 574 makers recently, including an interview with my friend Julian Canlas, co-founder of Embarque.io, a productised SEO content marketing business on $3,500 monthly revenue.

You can read it here:

https://www.indieldn.com/post/how-julian-canlas-built-a-content-creation-productised-service-embarque-io-to-3-500-mrr

We discussed:

  • The importance of self-belief and niching down as a maker
  • Wearing many hats running your business
  • His favourite indie products
  • Why he almost quit two months in

...plus much more. Have a read, and let us know what you think in the comments!

August 5, 2020 Hit 550+ newsletter subscribers

The https://indieldn.com newsletter just hit 550 subscribers.

You can check it out and subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/indieldn.com/indie-london-august

We post a monthly email to the London Indie Hackers community, including:

  • details of the next remote meetup
  • locally made products / articles
  • milestones from the community
  • bulletin board (e.g. looking for work, recruiting users for research etc)

Our goals is to make London the world's most supportive Indie Hackers community, and a creating well-read newsletter plays an important part.

July 27, 2020 Founder interview #5: Wilhelm Klopp (Simple Poll)

The Indie London newsletter went out to 532 people earlier this month. It included our latest founder interview with @wilhelmklopp, Founder of Simple Poll - the easiest way to post a Slack poll.

Find out how he got to 600k Monthly Active Users below:

https://indieldn.com/post/how-wilhelm-klopp-grew-a-slack-app-simple-poll-to-600k-monthly-active-users

Wil's one of the nicest guys in the local scene and super talented, I know I learnt a lot from this interview, and hope you do as well.

For more interviews like this, sign-up to our newsletter here:

https://mailchi.mp/indieldn.com/indie-london-july

Any questions? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡

July 7, 2020 Indie London + IndieBeers = โค๏ธ

A story of merging indie businesses :)

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As of today, the Indie London and IndieBeers communities join forces to create one place for London Indie Hackers to learn, connect, and help each other.

The community now lives under the unified Indie London name with a newsletter, a Slack community, flagship Indie London events, social IndieBeers events, and much more to come.

โžก๏ธ http://indieldn.com

I first met @charlierward through Indie London, in 2018, just after he had hosted the first IndieBeer event. It was exciting to see new initiatives spring in the community: it meant that whatever happened to Indie London meetups, the community would stay alive through Charlie and the work of others.

Now that I have moved to Oslo, I will be phasing out my involvement in the London community (but still hang around!). I am excited to partner up with Charlie and leave the community in his hands.

There is a lot we are working on as part of this transition, and there will be more to come. ๐Ÿ”œ

See you all soon :)

  • Ghyslain
October 19, 2019 On the Indie Hackers Podcast!

Excited and grateful to have been featured on the Indie Hackers podcast to talk about the Indie London events.

(It's my first time on a podcast and I have been grinning like a Cheshire cat every time I open the Apple Podcasts app and see my name there ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ธ)

Running the community has brought me so much over the last year, among all new friendships.

Thanks @csallen for starting it all online with @IndieHackers
so that we can make many new friends offline ๐Ÿค—

And thanks to all that helped along the way:
@dmitrigrabov for his advice, @RossySheil for the early support, @MrGrillet for helping since day 1, @charlierward for taking London to the next level, @NiteshSharoff, @alexterenda, @anthilemoon, the team @inreachventures, our speakers and all
that helped throughout our events ๐Ÿ™

The podcast conversation prompted me to write up all my learnings from running the community.

โžก๏ธ https://startameetup.com

As I mention, there is a great amount of positive energy coming from bringing passionate people together. I encourage everyone to start their own group. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

September 18, 2019 Meetup #7: Solving Real Customer Problems

I welcomed again last evening a great crowd of entrepreneurs and bootstrappers for the 7th Indie London event.

The event emphasized stories of success that do not come from technology but first and foremost from solving real customer problems.

Our first speaker Johnny Boufarhat shared how he started with a purpose - to genuinely create real connection online - and iterated until he solved a real customer problem with Hopin.

Second, Masibu Manima shared how his side-projects have gone on to generate ยฃ1m in revenue - with no code; by focusing on solving real people problems rather than trying to lead with a software solution.

Finally, we were lucky to have a lightning talk from Holly Leslie of Adla - just back from the latest YC Summer batch in Silicon Valley.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to host such inspiring speakers at the Indie London events and get support from companies such as Cloudflare, Inc.

https://www.meetup.com/Indie-Ldn/events/264423103/

July 27, 2019 Indie London - New Website

A new home page featuring more pictures.

I wanted something warmer that highlight the energy that you get from meeting other indie makers at our events.

The page feature pictures, reviews and links to the different way you can join us: Meetup.com, Slack group...

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Indie London is a diverse community of makers from all backgrounds with a common goal of building profitable online businesses.