Mistakes I made launching my latest project


Looking back at launching SB Pro at the end of May; I now realize I have made a bunch of obvious mistakes. Admitting to these mistakes and writing them down here will hopefully help others prevent making the same mistakes. At the very least, it will prevent me from making them again! Mistake 1: Setting a fixed launch date This was by far, the biggest mistake I made. I have made the same mistake...

Why developers-turned entrepreneurs struggle with growing their businesses


When speaking with colleague programmers, it seems the majority of them either have concrete plans to start a (side) business of some sort or the ambition to do so someday. When they finally start working on their big idea, marketing/sales in particular, and overall growth in general, are areas they often struggle with. I know I did, and still do. What gives? Developers are often product people...

Reverse Engineering A Successful Lifestyle Business


Just ran into this amazing article on Toomas about “Reverse Engineering A Successful Lifestyle Business“. It’s an awesome article based on the author’s findings going over experiences from successful lifestyle business founders over at Indie Hackers. Everyone thinking about starting a (lifestyle) business should definitely read this!

Anyone wants a ticket to MicroConf Europe (Barcelona in August)?


I was super excited to finally be able to attend my first MicroConf Europe when I was able to purchase a ticket just two days after the early bird sales started. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, there’s a large chance I will not be able to make it to the conference after all 🙁 If anyone is interested in taking the ticket off my hands, please feel free to get in touch (either...

How to make more money on CodeCanyon


During the past six months, I have been experimenting with selling software at CodeCanyon. Besides publishing 4 5 items, I have also spend a significant amount of time studying successful items and tried to find out what makes items do well in this marketplace. I have been implementing my findings when developing my latest items and thought I’d share them here as well. Here goes! 1. Pick...

Hosting horror stories: stay clear of VPS9!


I’m sure we all got them, those stories of when hosting goes terribly wrong and you’re totally hung out to dry by your trusted hosting partner. In the odd twelve years I’ve been involved with building, maintaining and hosting web sites for clients, I have seen my fair share of totally worthless hosting companies. My recent experiences with is the latest addition to that...

Snappy Checkout: promising new solution for selling online


While consuming my daily dose of early morning Hacker News, I ran into this little thread on the page two: . This “Show HN” thread discusses a recently developed service for processing online payments. It’s called Snappy Checkout, and I’m impressed! The first thing that caught my attention is the fact Snappy Checkout accepts both Stripe and Paypal. I think all of us who...

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