I know quite a few of you enjoy working on side projects. Same for me. But as the word implies, it’s on the side and just one more thing eating away your time. One of the philosophies I have working on side projects is ‘done is better than perfect'. How I use this philosophy when working on side projects is to limit second thoughts as much as possible and act straight away. I can ponder on something and once I see a solution I act. Sending an email, asking for something, building a feature etc. I just do it.
In this edition there are some cool products like the Rockmelon, a simple product using one link to open a bunch. An example of coming up with a solution and ship even when it's not 100% perfect or polished. But also Crisp is a messaging product with lots of features where you can see the test and learn mindset. 'Ship and see what sticks'. Also, I interviewed Jakob, a successful bootstrapper who ships a lot of cool products and has this same mindset.
Enjoy and see you next week! - Jonas
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Ever click on a link and end up at a paywall? Archive.today let's you read it all for free. I was a huge fan of Indie Hackers when it started out, reading about revenue and tactics was very exciting. Now voices go up that Indie Hackers has become a marketing sink. Is this the Capterra for DTC?