I just launched my first product of 2019: profilee.co, an easy way to consolidate all of your projects – your products, blog, social media profiles, etc. – into a single link for all of your bios.
Starts at free. If you want the premium features (like a customizable URL, WordPress syncing, affiliate disclaimers, UTM tracking, etc.) it's $10/month. If you have a decent-sized following it'll likely pay for itself.
I designed, developed, and copywrote (is that a word?) everything myself. Really happy with how it turned out.
Simplicity is ironically one of the most difficult things to do well. Usually, the more effortless something appears, the more effort it took. - Tobias van Schneider
I once watched Notch, the creator of Minecraft, code a small Ludum Dare game over the course of a weekend. Every few minutes, he'd stop coding and play the game. He said that he had to make sure that his changes felt right – that even the smallest tweaks could make a game feel better.
I do the same. After hundreds of signups, hundreds of onboarding flows, hundreds of links created, hundreds of profiles edited, and hundreds of subscriptions completed, I'm happy with where profilee.co stands. There's always a tiny little tweak to make until you feel it's good enough.
A while ago, I taught myself full stack development. Coming from front-end (and some light game development), it wasn't too hard, but there were lots of options. I tried Node/Express, Firebase, and Laravel before settling down with Rails. I wrote about my experiences here:
So when it came time to choose a framework for Profilee, I decided to use Ruby on Rails. Super good decision. Rails enabled me to stand up an entire application in a fraction of the time it would've taken with something like Node/Express. In fact, I built a whole admin dashboard this morning while I was waiting for the kettle to heat up.
Ruby is beautiful. 10/10, would do again.
I made Profilee to create an easy way to consolidate all of your projects – your products, blog, social media profiles, etc. – into a single link for all of your bios. Great for influencers, musicians, bloggers...