IndieHackers
Get inspired! Real stories and revenue numbers from profitable apps and side projects ⚡ by @csallen
60 recommendations

Recommendations by IndieHackers

IndieHackers's Review:

"We want to have the most comprehensive recommendation engine in the world." [email protected]_pal_22 of SelfDecode ($17,000/mo)

IndieHackers's Review:

"The best competitive advantage is not going out of business." [email protected] of @indievc 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"Speak to your customers. Talk. Talk. Talk. Don't ever stop doing that." —Varun Aggarwal of @DesignHillDH, $110k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Launch fast and validate your user acquisition strategy immediately." — Ryan Mickle of @founderkithq, $5000/month

IndieHackers's Review:

"The reality is that you need sweat, flexibility, and a little bit of luck." —Adam Goldstein of @vettery 💦 🏋️‍♀️ 🍀

IndieHackers's Review:

"Building a great product is hard. Great marketing is hard too. And you absolutely need both in order to win."

IndieHackers's Review:

Tips on protecting your business from the competition from @csallen 🛡⚔

IndieHackers's Review:

"Market-specific experience is probably the biggest and most under-valued asset…" [email protected] of @TryGhost, $62k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Market-specific experience is probably the biggest and most under-valued asset…" [email protected] of @TryGhost, $62k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Make your own path. You're gonna shoot yourself in the foot by following competitors around." [email protected] 👌 

IndieHackers's Review:

Tips on protecting your business from the competition from @csallen 🛡⚔

IndieHackers's Review:

"For us it was a matter of life or death, so we worked relentlessly at it." —Adam Goldstein of @vettery

IndieHackers's Review:

How do you find your first customers? Sweat. 💦

IndieHackers's Review:

Creative Tim founder @Axelut talks about growing his side project to $17000/mo 👍 

IndieHackers's Review:

"Automation is key to our success" —Jack Bramhall of @mugpods ☕️, $15000/mo

Why we choose profit
article
by @jasonfried

IndieHackers's Review:

"Our revenues have grown every year… and for years we’ve been generating millions in annual profits." 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"It was incredibly important to us to launch with paid plans on day one." —August Flanagan of @cronitorio, $6000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Deciding what features went into V1 was tricky because neither of us were solar installers" —Andy Qin of @TryPhoton

IndieHackers's Review:

"I realized that in the beginning you have to fight for every single user." —Stew Houston of @overchargeapp, $500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"I asked myself if I would regret not following this path, the answer was 100% yes" [email protected] of @Handle, $500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Just build something fast and show it to people. They are the ultimate judges." [email protected] of MenuMake, $1000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Read about how @IndieHackers had its highest revenue month ever in January! 💦🌱🌞

IndieHackers's Review:

"Start with why you want to do something, and the what and how will follow." — Mime Čuvalo of FireFTP 🤗 $1350/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Beware of the echo chamber, and try to have your own ideas." —Bemmu of Candy Japan, $15000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Getting to a product you can test with your users as soon as possible is crucial." — Sanja Zepan of Homey, $300/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

.@Sebyddd built a stock trading neural net as a fun side project. 5 mos later it's making $3500/mo! Ask him anythin…

IndieHackers's Review:

"When entering an industry, seek out the best advice & take the time-tested pieces seriously" [email protected] $900/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"We literally called all 232 coworking spaces that existed in Brazil" —Thiago Obaid of Proposeful, $400/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Building a lifestyle business 🍹 with a remote team 🗺 to $130,000/mo 💰 in revenue? Here's how @Hubstaff did it:

IndieHackers's Review:

"Talk to lots of ppl and be prepared to hear things you dont want to hear" [email protected] FundraisingReportCard, $7500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't jump into every marketing tactic. Pick one that makes sense for your business..." —Simple Steps Code, $650/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Step #1 of making something people want is understanding what they want 🔎 

IndieHackers's Review:

"When something works double down on it." [email protected], $6.2k/mo 💪 

IndieHackers's Review:

I'm using @Zencastr for the podcast and I just interviewed @joshontheweb about growing to $12k/mo. Ask him anything…

IndieHackers's Review:

"Just go do something, anything. Talk is worth nothing and action trumps everything." [email protected] of Grasshopper, $2.5M/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Its possible to build a successful business via a slow route. You dont have to risk everything" @bigbluesaw $45k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Find a problem you personally care about and build what you believe in." [email protected], $600/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Ask HN: Are there "dumb" ways to make money as a developer in your spare time? 🤑 

IndieHackers's Review:

Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones 👌

IndieHackers's Review:

"Being innovative is usually a disadvantage… Focus on validated markets & start w/ a single problem" —@_bkzl $600/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Great discussion on HN of exactly the kind that inspired @IndieHackers 😍 

IndieHackers's Review:

"Theres only one way to find a good idea: observe real people and recognize the real struggles they face" [email protected]

IndieHackers's Review:

"Time is your most valuable resource…" —Nick of IdeaCheck.io, $1500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

How getting schooled by customers on the phone can help you build a $7500/month business. 🎓 (cc @shefska)

IndieHackers's Review:

"Release. Done is always better than perfect." —Ivan Delchev of Hacker News Books 📚 $300/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"The biggest problem you're gonna have is getting people to use your app." [email protected]

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't follow the footsteps of funded companies if you want to build a bootstrapped business." [email protected], $3000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"If you don't start now, you'll waste precious time you'll never get back." —Travis R. of @AccelerList, $2400/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"We believe it's every person's basic right to have uncensored Internet access." —Sagi Gidali of @SaferVPN, $20k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Keep working on seeing your business from the customers' perspective" [email protected] of @MeetEdgar, $4M/year

IndieHackers's Review:

"Start small, and don't be afraid of continuing small" —Ben Hoyt of Gift Weddings, $150/mo 🐢💨

IndieHackers's Review:

"It's going to be a grind… Make sure you're setting yourself up for small wins." —Kyle Connors of BugTower, $800/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Lessons from the Indie Hackers Podcast" by @erik_ist 🎓 🏆

IndieHackers's Review:

"We tried a lot of ideas that were far better… but none of them worked out." —Dinesh Agarwal of @recurpost ♻️ $4k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"If there's nobody who thinks you're too expensive you're probably not charging enough." [email protected] of @RankScience 📊

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't start with an idea. Start with people." [email protected], $10000/mo 💡 🙏 

IndieHackers's Review:

"If you don't love what youre doing, it either won't be a success, or you'll hate it." —James of @iconicwp, $4100/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Businesses pay for things if they can either make more money or lose less money" [email protected] 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"It's as close to passive income as you can get." —Michael Benkovich of Anatomonics, $800/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"When I first started I said listen, I'm gonna sell this thing. I wanna make a million dollars" [email protected] $1M/year 🙌

IndieHackers's Review:

"We want to have the most comprehensive recommendation engine in the world." [email protected]_pal_22 of SelfDecode ($17,000/mo)

IndieHackers's Review:

"The best competitive advantage is not going out of business." [email protected] of @indievc 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"Speak to your customers. Talk. Talk. Talk. Don't ever stop doing that." —Varun Aggarwal of @DesignHillDH, $110k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Launch fast and validate your user acquisition strategy immediately." — Ryan Mickle of @founderkithq, $5000/month

IndieHackers's Review:

"The reality is that you need sweat, flexibility, and a little bit of luck." —Adam Goldstein of @vettery 💦 🏋️‍♀️ 🍀

IndieHackers's Review:

"Building a great product is hard. Great marketing is hard too. And you absolutely need both in order to win."

IndieHackers's Review:

Tips on protecting your business from the competition from @csallen 🛡⚔

IndieHackers's Review:

"Market-specific experience is probably the biggest and most under-valued asset…" [email protected] of @TryGhost, $62k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Market-specific experience is probably the biggest and most under-valued asset…" [email protected] of @TryGhost, $62k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Make your own path. You're gonna shoot yourself in the foot by following competitors around." [email protected] 👌 

IndieHackers's Review:

Tips on protecting your business from the competition from @csallen 🛡⚔

IndieHackers's Review:

"For us it was a matter of life or death, so we worked relentlessly at it." —Adam Goldstein of @vettery

IndieHackers's Review:

How do you find your first customers? Sweat. 💦

IndieHackers's Review:

Creative Tim founder @Axelut talks about growing his side project to $17000/mo 👍 

IndieHackers's Review:

"Automation is key to our success" —Jack Bramhall of @mugpods ☕️, $15000/mo

Why we choose profit
article
by @jasonfried

IndieHackers's Review:

"Our revenues have grown every year… and for years we’ve been generating millions in annual profits." 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"It was incredibly important to us to launch with paid plans on day one." —August Flanagan of @cronitorio, $6000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Deciding what features went into V1 was tricky because neither of us were solar installers" —Andy Qin of @TryPhoton

IndieHackers's Review:

"I realized that in the beginning you have to fight for every single user." —Stew Houston of @overchargeapp, $500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"I asked myself if I would regret not following this path, the answer was 100% yes" [email protected] of @Handle, $500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Just build something fast and show it to people. They are the ultimate judges." [email protected] of MenuMake, $1000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Read about how @IndieHackers had its highest revenue month ever in January! 💦🌱🌞

IndieHackers's Review:

"Start with why you want to do something, and the what and how will follow." — Mime Čuvalo of FireFTP 🤗 $1350/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Beware of the echo chamber, and try to have your own ideas." —Bemmu of Candy Japan, $15000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Getting to a product you can test with your users as soon as possible is crucial." — Sanja Zepan of Homey, $300/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

.@Sebyddd built a stock trading neural net as a fun side project. 5 mos later it's making $3500/mo! Ask him anythin…

IndieHackers's Review:

"When entering an industry, seek out the best advice & take the time-tested pieces seriously" [email protected] $900/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"We literally called all 232 coworking spaces that existed in Brazil" —Thiago Obaid of Proposeful, $400/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Building a lifestyle business 🍹 with a remote team 🗺 to $130,000/mo 💰 in revenue? Here's how @Hubstaff did it:

IndieHackers's Review:

"Talk to lots of ppl and be prepared to hear things you dont want to hear" [email protected] FundraisingReportCard, $7500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't jump into every marketing tactic. Pick one that makes sense for your business..." —Simple Steps Code, $650/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Step #1 of making something people want is understanding what they want 🔎 

IndieHackers's Review:

"When something works double down on it." [email protected], $6.2k/mo 💪 

IndieHackers's Review:

I'm using @Zencastr for the podcast and I just interviewed @joshontheweb about growing to $12k/mo. Ask him anything…

IndieHackers's Review:

"Just go do something, anything. Talk is worth nothing and action trumps everything." [email protected] of Grasshopper, $2.5M/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Its possible to build a successful business via a slow route. You dont have to risk everything" @bigbluesaw $45k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Find a problem you personally care about and build what you believe in." [email protected], $600/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones 👌

IndieHackers's Review:

"Being innovative is usually a disadvantage… Focus on validated markets & start w/ a single problem" —@_bkzl $600/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Theres only one way to find a good idea: observe real people and recognize the real struggles they face" [email protected]

IndieHackers's Review:

"Time is your most valuable resource…" —Nick of IdeaCheck.io, $1500/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

How getting schooled by customers on the phone can help you build a $7500/month business. 🎓 (cc @shefska)

IndieHackers's Review:

"Release. Done is always better than perfect." —Ivan Delchev of Hacker News Books 📚 $300/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"The biggest problem you're gonna have is getting people to use your app." [email protected]

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't follow the footsteps of funded companies if you want to build a bootstrapped business." [email protected], $3000/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"If you don't start now, you'll waste precious time you'll never get back." —Travis R. of @AccelerList, $2400/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"We believe it's every person's basic right to have uncensored Internet access." —Sagi Gidali of @SaferVPN, $20k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Keep working on seeing your business from the customers' perspective" [email protected] of @MeetEdgar, $4M/year

IndieHackers's Review:

"Start small, and don't be afraid of continuing small" —Ben Hoyt of Gift Weddings, $150/mo 🐢💨

IndieHackers's Review:

"It's going to be a grind… Make sure you're setting yourself up for small wins." —Kyle Connors of BugTower, $800/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Lessons from the Indie Hackers Podcast" by @erik_ist 🎓 🏆

IndieHackers's Review:

"We tried a lot of ideas that were far better… but none of them worked out." —Dinesh Agarwal of @recurpost ♻️ $4k/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"If there's nobody who thinks you're too expensive you're probably not charging enough." [email protected] of @RankScience 📊

IndieHackers's Review:

"Don't start with an idea. Start with people." [email protected], $10000/mo 💡 🙏 

IndieHackers's Review:

"If you don't love what youre doing, it either won't be a success, or you'll hate it." —James of @iconicwp, $4100/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"Businesses pay for things if they can either make more money or lose less money" [email protected] 💰

IndieHackers's Review:

"It's as close to passive income as you can get." —Michael Benkovich of Anatomonics, $800/mo

IndieHackers's Review:

"When I first started I said listen, I'm gonna sell this thing. I wanna make a million dollars" [email protected] $1M/year 🙌

IndieHackers's Review:

Ask HN: Are there "dumb" ways to make money as a developer in your spare time? 🤑 

IndieHackers's Review:

Great discussion on HN of exactly the kind that inspired @IndieHackers 😍 

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