Notes From the Best Indiehacker Podcast Episodes

Capturing the most interesting or surprising bits from each episode. Not a summery of the entire episode. Bite sized. I note patterns of repeating advice and insights along with my observations on both the business building side and human psychology side. Public Notebook, updated regularly Episode #208May 26, 2021 The…

Why It Works: How LearnUX.io Got Its First 100 Customers

Why Do People Want This (Biz Side) What is the problem? Who is the target customer? What is the solution, the promise? Why do people pay? The Problem: User experience design is an important part of product design. There are many resources to learn UX, but when it comes to…

Why It Work: Mentorcruise Marketplace

Why Do People Want This (Biz Side) What is the problem? Who is the target customer? What is the solution, the promise? Why do people pay? The Problem: Getting into tech and learning to code is hard. There is an abundance of free or inexpensive resources but it's not always…

Why It Works: Lunch Money Personal Finance App

Why Do People Want This (Biz Side) What is the problem? Who is the target customer? What is the solution, the promise? Why do people pay? The Problem: is in the personal finance and budgeting domain. Many apps exist in this space. Some try to do too many things and…

Why It Works: VEED.IO Video Editing Platform

This case study is slightly different. Veed has grown rapidly over the last 18 months and they are well beyond 100 customers (in the ten thousands). So, in addition to the first 100, we'll cover all distribution channels and customer acquisition strategies that have been effective. Why Do People Want…

Why It Works: Apps Without Code

Why Do People Want This (Biz Side) What is the problem? Who is the target customer? What is the solution, the promise? Why do people pay? The Problem: People who are not software developers have good ideas for Apps - tools that can be used to solve real inefficiencies in…

Why It Works: Leave Me Alone App

Why Do People Want This (Biz Side)What is the problem? Who is the target customer? What is the solution, the promise? Why do people pay? The Problem: too many unwanted emails in your inbox, emails that you never open and may have signed up for but no longer have…

Failed to make $1000 from a project: debugging why before moving on

In the interest of taking my own advice, debugging why the most recent project I shipped "failed" (putting failed in quotes because you know it's not that dramatic) I didn't expect to make money from this project. I wanted to get this idea I had a while ago out of…