Share your story on Indie Hackers

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What is Indie Hackers?

Indie Hackers is a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects share their stories transparently, and where aspiring entrepreneurs come to read and learn from those examples.

How do I share my story?

Simple! Click the button above, fill out the form, and I (Courtland) will get back to you over email with your interview questions. Easy peasy! 👍

Why should I share?

Indie Hackers sees hundreds of thousands of visits each month from developers and entrepreneurs. Popular interviews are shared widely on Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News, and other destinations. Some have been read over 100,000 times, and the average is at least a few thousand!

So why share? The free traffic and marketing may land you some useful opportunities for hiring, partnerships, sales, and even feedback from readers. Plus it's a unique and cathartic way to share your knowledge and experiences with the world. There's a warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing your story will help others like you!

Am I eligible to share?

Yes, as long as you meet the following criteria:

  • Your business/project generates at least $100 per month in revenue. There's no upper limit – I've featured businesses that do $millions per month.
  • You agree to share your revenue numbers. This site is all about transparency!
  • You have interesting lessons to share that aspiring entrepreneurs will find helpful. If your interview comes off as a marketing pitch, I won't publish it.
  • You're providing a scalable product or service. If your revenue comes comes from trading hours for dollars (agency/consultant/studio work), I probably won't interview you.

It's totally okay matter if you've bootstrapped or if you've raised money. You can be a one-person operation or a full-blown company with lots of employees. You can be a hacker or a hustler. It's even fine if your business no longer exists!

Can I come on the Indie Hackers podcast?

I generally find podcast guests myself from friends, recommendations, popular influencers, and previous interviewees. If you want to appear on the podcast, your best bet is to do a really great text interview first!