I'm a mysterious individual who has yet to fill out my bio.
Could I be hiding something? Perhaps a secret life of indie hacking too scandalous for the world to see?
If you come back later, maybe you'll find out.
What is or was your transition from developer to founder/indie hacker like?
I'm a developer and currently doing a PhD. Most times I'm working on technical things, and when I don't, sometimes without even realising, I'm finding my way into writing some code.
I am really interested and excited about building AND launching and running products and I want to get to the point where I launch products that make money. But most times when I think of some idea instead of digging deeper on how to test it and launch it fast (some of them are really testable without custom tech) I just start building things. Sometimes I stop myself and think of how to test it, come up with a low-tech idea (like a landing page and a form) and while making that I somehow go back to "but it won't take long to build" (yeah, right, a 2-3 weeks later I think maybe the landing page was a good idea again). And I'm very aware of this but my instinct still drags me back to making products as opposed to developing and testing the business idea.
Developers on indie hackers, especially those who have successfully launched a product, how was your transition form the developer mindset to "indiehacker" mindset?
I'm not necessarily looking for advice, I guess what worked for someone doesn't work for everyone. I'm interested in your stories and if you felt this kind of struggle coming from your tech background?